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Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Irving, TX

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Brian Sharp
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brian Sharp, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Brian Sharp is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate (LPC-A) who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, mental stress, and other issues that can hold people back. Brian completed his Master of Education (M.Ed) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Lamar University. He believes that everyone has a unique desire and ability to grow and develop, and he enjoys helping others in their growth journey.

As your counselor, Brian will help you address your challenges by helping you develop new skills and abilities to find solutions. To achieve this, he will foster a relationship based on acceptance, understanding, and respect. You don't have to deal with life stressors on your own. You are not alone. Brian will work with you to help clarify your needs and expectations, and then collaboratively develop a plan to achieve your goals and support your growth and healing. He is practiced in a broad range of treatment techniques which he will tailor to your specific needs. Together, you and Brian will explore sources of problems and discover solutions to help you in your healing.

Education

Lamar University
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • General/Undisclosed
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Mental Stress
Brandy Messiah
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Brandy Messiah, PMHNP-BC, RN, APRN

Philosophy of Care

Brandy Messiah is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with a mission to deliver quality mental health care to individuals and their families by providing a safe, nonjudgmental environment to foster a strong therapeutic alliance with the patient and/or family. Brandy began a nursing career in 2009 as a Registered Nurse (RN) and spent the next 10 years as a bedside nurse in emergency medicine, psychiatry (outpatient programs & inpatient hospitals), long-term intensive care units (ICU), step-down ICU/cardiac/telemetry, home-health, and hospice.

Throughout her nursing career Brandy witnessed the many disparities in the delivery and approach to mental health issues. This led her to develop an intense passion for the mental health population and the specialty of psychiatry. She decided to pursue an advanced degree as a PMHNP to effectively contribute and reach her personal goal to enhance the delivery of the mental health care to assist patients/families in better management and outcomes associated with mental health conditions.

Brandy thoroughly enjoys direct patient care and values the therapeutic relationship between patient/family and provider as the foundation to success in outpatient psychiatry. In this relationship, she will be able to provide you with the relevant education and resources, and better assist you in your own, unique journey in the recovery and healing process.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Crystal Sheppard
Self Pay Rate: $99

Crystal Sheppard, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Crystal Sheppard is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in couples and marriage counseling, stress, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, Christian counseling, LGBTQA+ issues, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

Crystal received her Masters of Education in Counseling at the University of North Texas. She believes strongly in Adlerian therapy and that individuals are striving to be their best selves as well as have connections with others and the community as a whole.

"As a professional counselor, it is my belief that in order for a shift in behavior to occur, your will to change must be greater than your desire to remain the same," says Crystal.

Education

University of North Texas
Masters of Education in Counseling

Specialties

  • Couples/Relationship Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • PTSD
  • Christian Counseling
  • LBGTQIA
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
Darrien Held
Self Pay Rate: $99

Darrien Held, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

I graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2019 with a Masters in Counseling. My passion is to help those struggling to find balance in their lives whether they are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or the daily challenges life can present. Two is better than one when it comes to taking the next step, so when the time comes I am ready to take that step alongside my clients.

I have been trained to work with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help challenge beliefs that can be detrimental to a client’s growth. My experience has allowed me furthered training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy so that I can help create that balance that many individuals struggle with mentally. Overall, my focus is to create a treatment plan with the client so it fits their individual goals and all needs can be met.

We are human which means we are bound to get stuck every once in awhile. If you find yourself in that position just know that you are not alone. I am honored to guide you from that spot and promote forward movement to the moments we all want to capture when we are feeling free.

Education

Abilene Christian University
Master's Degree

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
Deidra Fuller
Self Pay Rate: $99

Deidra Fuller, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Deidra offers services in English and American Sign Language

Deidra Fuller is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas who has over 15 years of experience partnering with adults in their journey toward freeing themselves from addiction, trauma, depression, anxiety, difficult life transitions, and relationship challenges.

She earned her Bachelor's degree in Interpretation-ASL/English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and received her Master's degree in Special Education-Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas—Austin. She is a fluent user of American Sign Language and had a successful 30+ year career as a Nationally Licensed Sign Language Interpreter (NLSI).

Deidra believes that all clients have the answers they seek within themselves and only need a “tour guide” to find the path to those answers. She uses cognitive behavioral techniques (CBT) and motivational interviewing while focusing on strengths, mindfulness, spirituality, the development of coping skills, and solutions-focused approaches.

Deidra seeks to be your “tour guide” to self-discovery, reducing your depression/anxiety, learning coping skills to stop addictive patterns and behaviors, understanding your trauma and how it has impacted your life, and how to not let the past control your life.

Education

University of Texas-Austin
Masters in Education in Special Education: Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Disabilities
  • Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing
  • Stress Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Violence
Francis Segovia
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Francis Segovia, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Francis Segovia is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) in Texas and Wisconsin. She is qualified to diagnose, provide psychotherapy, and prescribe medications to children, adolescents, and adults with mental health disorders. Francis has experience working with individuals who experience symptoms of anxiety, impulsivity, depression, insomnia, trauma, abuse, obsessive compulsive, adjustment, behavioral, and psychosis. She has a passion for holistic patient care and has 14 years of experience working with individuals from ages 10 to 95.

Francis completed her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of South Alabama. She spent 9 years as a Registered Nurse (RN) and 4 years as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN). Francis has worked at an in-patient psychiatric state facility in Texas, a 24-hour crisis phone line, and an outpatient crisis stabilization unit. She also has experience as a charge nurse on an adolescent and adult psychiatric forensic intensive care unit. Francis has great communication skills, is a good listener, and takes pride in providing positive patient care with no judgement.

Since Francis has 7 years of experience working with adolescents under the age of 17, she has a way to interact therapeutically and became a great advocate to children and adolescents. She is able to determine the needs of the patient and provide holistic care. She is understanding and provides patient education during each visit. There is no wrong question. It is better to ask than to not understand your symptoms.

Education

Master of Science in Nursing
University of South Alabama

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Trauma & PTSD
Jalisa Storey
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jalisa Storey, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Jalisa Storey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) in the state of Texas with over 2 years of experience working with adolescents and women from all walks of life who have experienced the negative effects of depression, poor coping skills, divorce, family conflict, mental stress, dysfunctional relationships, school issues, sexual abuse, women’s issues, and more.

Jalisa completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Development & Family Science from The University of North Texas & her Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Dallas. Jalisa specializes in issues related to depression, stress, anxiety, grief, trauma, and relationships. She believes that life as beautiful as it is presents us with many challenges throughout the course of our lives. Some of Jalisa's therapeutic modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), attachment-based, culturally sensitive, family systems, and multicultural approaches.

We do not get to choose the cards that we are dealt but it is our responsibility to work through them. She believes that we are all deserving of love, decency, respect and kindness. Jalisa's desire is to help her clients overcome their struggles by finding peace & solutions. She wants to help her clients discover their truth in a safe and nurturing environment. Jalisa encourages her clients to be the best possible version of themselves by working through emotions & traumatic experiences while facilitating a safe space for growth & understanding.

Education

Argosy University
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • General/Undisclosed
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Mental Stress
  • Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Women’s Issues
Jasmine Trotter
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jasmine Trotter, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Jasmine Trotter is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) in the state of Texas with a passion for holistic and client-centered counseling. She offers mental health services to adult clients who are coping with the effects of anxiety, depression, poor coping skills, chronic stress, women’s issues, and more.

Jasmine completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and received her Master's degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. She began her journey in the mental health field working at a university counseling clinic, where she assisted students suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, and identity exploration.

As a therapist, Jasmine takes a direct, client-centered approach, integrating cognitive-oriented and solution-focused approaches while maintaining intentional space for creativity, flexibility, and awareness to best meet the needs of each individual. She encourages collaboration so each individual can feel empowered to make the changes that best fit for them. And as a queer black woman, she understands the importance of identity and self-acceptance in one's personal life and journey.

Counseling is a process that works best with the right person in your corner. Jasmine strives to create a warm space that encourages you to be your most authentic self and live life with meaning. She would be honored to aid you on your journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing.

Education

University of North Texas
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues
Maame Obiri-Boateng
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Maame Obiri-Boateng, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Maame S. Obiri-Boateng is a Board-Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner whose focus is working with patients with mental illness in a collaborative manner to understand their diagnosis, treatment plan, and develop management strategies to better manage the day-to-day challenges that affect the patient’s general wellness. She sees patients across the lifespan from ages 4 to 88 years older adults and has worked with patients diagnosed with PTSD, MDD, anxiety, psychotic disorders, addiction, and behavior disorders.

Maame graduated with her Associate Degree in Nursing from San Antonio, her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Master's of Science in Nursing from Walden University.  Her love for psychiatry led her to pursue an advanced degree in nursing and today, she collaborates with other care providers (primary care provider, specialist, therapist, nutritionist, life coach, etc) to address underlying symptoms and lifestyle factors associated with mental illness.

Maame understands that each patient is unique and focuses on providing personalized care, putting the needs of the patients first, and creating treatment plans specific to their disorders. Each patient requires careful attention in order to shape their treatment plan, focus on medication management in order to achieve positive and therapeutic outcomes. Maame puts a lot of emphasis on listening to understand her patients in order to provide the best care possible.

Maame uses engaging, empathetic, and pragmatic guidance in therapeutic settings and utilizes active listening, mindfulness, and observational skills to collect data for treatment planning and therapeutic interventions.

Education

Walden University
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • ADHD
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Trauma and PTSD, Women’s Issues
Olayemi"Cynthia" Akindele
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Olayemi “Cynthia” Akindele, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Philosophy of Care

Cynthia Akindele is a Doctoral-Prepared and Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC, DNP) with over 11 years of experience providing psychiatric evaluations, diagnoses, medication management, and supportive psychotherapy. She specializes in treating clients of all ages who are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, relationship difficulties, ADHD, behavioral issues, eating disorders, gender identity and transgender issues, military and veteran issues,  including PTSD, and more.

Cynthia earned her Master's degree in Nursing from Walden University, with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner. She then obtained a post-master's certificate in psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner in 2019. Her journey into the health care field began when she was working as a registered nurse taking care of patients in homes and hospital settings. She had the opportunity to work with patients in various settings, including medical-surgical units, long-term acute care units, outpatient surgery, hospice, neonatal/pediatric unit, and adult home health agency. She also worked for the Veterans Affairs hospital in 2017, and this experience made her more aware of the great need for mental health professionals.

Cynthia's psychiatric approach is evidence-based, holistic, and patient-centered. She'll work to create an environment where you can develop trust in her and feel safe sharing your stories and experiences. With Cynthia's guidance and support, you'll partner together to create realistic goals that can meet your mental health needs.

Education

Walden University
Master's Degree in Nursing

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescents
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Trauma & PTSD
Ruby Adjei
Self Pay Rate: $99

Ruby Adjei, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Ruby Adjei is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas who has over 6 years of experience partnering with children, adults, and families who are seeking help with addiction, anger, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and trauma. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Texas-Tyler and received her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

Ruby utilizes a variety of treatment modalities that include cognitive-behavioral (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), strengths-based approaches, and trauma-informed care. All of her therapy modalities will be designed to meet the unique and individual needs of the client and/or family.

Ruby seeks to establish a partnership with every client. She will assist each client in creating more meaningful experiences that will generate success in every area of life. Ruby's empathic and compassionate approach allows every client to experience, develop and gain strategies for better living.

Education

Liberty University
Master's in Professional Counseling

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Parenting
  • Foster and Adoption Concerns
  • Trauma-related concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Adjustment Disorder
Appolonia Chineme
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Appolonia Chineme, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Appolonia Chineme is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a passion for holistic patient care. Appolonia has worked as a Registered nurse in many hospital and outpatient settings including, home health, psychiatric hospital setting, Medical surgical nursing, ICU nursing and inpatient nurse case manager in the Tarrant County level one trauma hospital system. Appolonia spent over 10 years as a bedside Registered Nurse prior to graduating with a master’s degree from the University of Texas El Paso in 2015 with focus in Family Practice.

Appolonia has worked as an outpatient Family Nurse Practitioner at the Tarrant County hospital system since 2016 providing holistic care to patients addressing both medical and mental health needs of patients in all age groups. Throughout the years as a Family Nurse practitioner, Appolonia recognized the overwhelming need for specialized and knowledgeable providers to address the Mental health needs of the patient population, she became increasingly interested in the Mental health aspect of her patient population. Appolonia then graduated from the University of Texas Arlington with Post Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in 2019 after which she continued Practicing at the Tarrant County Hospital with a focus on medical and psychiatric patient care.

Appolonia believes that her years and experiences working at the bedside, case management, family and psychiatric patient care have prepared her to provide holistic care and better understand the patient as an integral part of the care team.

Education

University of Texas at El Paso
Masters with Focus Family Nurse Practitioner

University of Texas at Arlington
Post-Masters with Focus Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston Texas
Post-Masters with focus Emergency and Trauma care.

Specialties 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Mood disorder
  • ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive disorders
  • Medically induced Mental health problems.
  • Generalized Mental Health Problems.
Deborah Solomon
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-ups

Deborah Solomon, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Deborah Solomon is a compassionate Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with over 3 years of experience delivering care focused on the body-mind-social wellbeing of individuals ages 16 and older.

Deborah completed her post-master’s PMHNP certification at the University of Cincinnati. She is commended for her expertise in a broad range of psychiatric and mental health diagnoses. She has also demonstrated proficiency in comprehensive assessments and integrating findings to coordinate recovery-focused care to promote optimal mental healthcare results.

Deborah seeks to identify and capitalize on your psychological, developmental, cognitive, and personal strengths to effectively manage your mental health conditions. She wants to work together to help you be the best you can be. You can begin by setting achievable goals together.

Education

University of Cincinnati
Post Master's certification as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Medication Management
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Men's Issues
  • Military/Veteran
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues
Mabel Nwachukwu
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Mabel Nwachukwu, APRN, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

Mab Nwachukwu is a Board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state  of Texas since 2017. She has experience working in psychiatric clinics with clients 18 years and older helping them to achieve their recovery goals. She is skilled in assessing and treating a variety of mental health disorders including Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Adjustment disorders, Bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and psychotic disorders. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University Dallas and received her Master of Science in Nursing specializing in Psychiatry and Mental Health from University of Texas in Arlington. 

Mab provides Psychiatric evaluation and medication management services  through Telepsychiatry. She is passionate about thorough evaluation, patient teaching, holistic and collaborative care. So, your treatment will be customized, physical, psychosocial, and spiritual concerns considered, medical work-ups and therapy referrals included when indicated. 

Mab is a patient-friendly clinician who actively and intuitively listens to foster a therapeutic alliance with her clients; you will ALWAYS have an active voice in  your treatment and her goal is to provide a setting where all clients are comfortable to communicate their current needs and achieve the optimal level of functioning that they value and desire. 

Education

University of Texas
Master of Science in Nursing

Specialties 

  • Major Depressive Disorder 
  • Post-partum Depression 
  • Adjustment Disorder 
  • Bipolar Disorder 
  • Other mood Disorders 
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder 
  • PTSD 
  • OCD

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