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Therapists, Counselors, and Psychologists in Katy, TX

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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
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
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
Shandrieka Poree Vallare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shandrieka Poree Vallare, LCSW

Philosophy of Care

Shandrieka Poree Vallare is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 15 years of experience helping children, teens, adults, and seniors to better manage their anxiety, depression, anger management difficulties, relationship difficulties, coping skills, life transitional issues, academic problems, low self-esteem, chronic stress, and women’s issues.

Shandrieka earned her Master's degree in Social Work from Southern University—New Orleans. She's an active listener who enjoys engaging with her clients as they work together towards identifying and achieving short and long-term goals. Shandrieka utilizes various evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solutions-focused therapy (SFT), narrative therapy, person center therapy, motivational interviewing, and behavioral therapy. From professional experience, she knows that improving one's behavioral health can lead to increased quality of life, healthier families, more satisfying personal relationships, and stronger communities.

Shandrieka is passionate about helping people overcome life's difficult challenges and is dedicated to assisting individuals with developing new insights and coping skills. She'll work with you to begin the process of transforming and improving your mental health. As an individual who has experienced challenges and obstacles within her personal and professional life, she understands how negative experiences can be overwhelming at times. Shandrieka will partner with you to devise a personalized treatment plan that sets you on the path to success and addresses your needs as a client.

Education

Southern University at New Orleans
Master of Social Work

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Grief
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.
Cassandra Juarez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cassandra Juarez, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Cassandra Juarez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who specializes in treating people facing life changes, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship issues. Cassandra has also assisted individuals who are experiencing life challenges related to past issues of abuse and neglect. She has 10 years of experience in the mental health field and enjoys being able to assist individuals, couples, and families in developing more effective coping skills and overcoming challenges they are facing.

Cassandra completed her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas - Pan American.

Cassandra seeks to assist you in facing your problems head on. She has a lot of experience helping to identify and challenge the irrational beliefs that often lead to emotional distress. She is easy to talk to and non-judgmental, but capable of using gentle confrontation to help you face the source of your problem. Feel free to send her an email about what you are experiencing to see if she could be a great fit.

Education

University of Texas - Pan American
Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
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
Marnie Cosse
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marnie Cosse, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Marnie Cosse is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Oregon helping adult clients meet their treatment goals. She helps clients struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief, career/life goals, relationships, and self-care.

Marnie completed her Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and received her Master of Arts in Counseling from George Fox University in Oregon. Her holistic approach to counseling starts with establishing a safe environment of unconditional acceptance without judgment. Each person is unique and Marnie believes it is her responsibility to earn her client’s trust. With trust, Marnie can help her client find the hope and strength to accomplish their specific goals. Marnie works alongside her client while they take responsibility for their personal work.

Marnie employs an integrative approach to therapy building on a client’s existing strengths. She has a strong reliance on client-centered, psychodynamic, dialectical behavior therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy while integrating EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) when appropriate. She believes that people relate to others and situations based on past encounters. If we want to change how we act today, we need to understand our patterns, core beliefs and heal from our past experiences.

Education

George Fox University
Master of Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief
  • Career/Life Goals,
  • Relationships
  • Self-care
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

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