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Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Pearland, TX

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Alexandra Glenn
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alexandra Glenn, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Alexandra Glenn is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) with over 4 years of experience working with young adults and adults seeking help with substance use disorder, depression/anxiety, life transitions, and adjustment issues. Alexandra is also experienced in working in different settings, such as nonprofit organizations, psychiatric intensive care, private agencies, and government agencies. She acts as a guide for clients looking to develop healthier coping skills for daily life or those who want to manage their mental health/substance use. Alexandra completed her master’s degree in Counseling at the University of Houston.

Alexandra is successful at building rapport in order to create a trusting, safe environment. She strives to provide a nonjudgmental space where clients can express themselves. Alexandra believes counseling is a collaboration between client and therapist. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral and person-centered, but has an eclectic therapy approach. Alexandra’s goal is to help clients build on their strengths, collaborate to meet client’s therapeutic goals, and offer a space for clients to learn about themselves. She hopes to encourage and support clients on their journey of self-growth and exploration by offering empathetic and quality therapeutic services.

Education

University of Houston
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mental Stress
  • Relationships
Cristian Amador
Self Pay Rate: $99

Cristian Amador, LPC-Associate

Philosophy of Care

Cris Amador is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) who specializes in providing therapy and counseling services to children, teenagers, and adults who are dealing with issues related to mood, anxiety, trauma, stress, life changes, and personality disorders. Cris is an active LGBTQIA+ ally who has helped clients deal with issues related to sexuality, gender identity, and coming out.

Cris completed his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology at Rice University and his Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Psychology at the University of Houston–Clear Lake. As a counselor, Cris strives to create a warm and supportive environment for his clients to learn and grow as individuals. He approaches each client as a unique person and works with them to address their issues, meet their needs, and utilize their strengths through therapy.

Cris will collaborate with you to create a unique treatment plan that utilizes eclectic elements from cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness-based therapies. He uses evidence-based assessments and treatments to make sure that you have the tools and support you need to heal, grow, and achieve.

Education

University of Houston
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
Shayra Gonzalez
Self Pay Rate: $99

Shayra Gonzalez, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Shayra Gonzalez is a bilingual counselor with an Associate Licensure (85408) from Texas State Board under the supervision of Ms. Adriana Gutierrez. She has gained extensive experience working with children and adults providing individual and family. She is able to provide counseling services in English and Spanish. She is a dedicated, hardworking and passionate therapist who believes in individualizing treatment to the clients specific needs. Her goal is to meet the clients with empathy, respect, and an open mind during their journey to healing.

Her role as a counselor is to encourage, support, and guide her clients toward better self-discovery while creating a safe therapeutic environment for the client. This will help the client to begin to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. She will strive to instill hope in her clients by empowering them to discover and build on their own strengths. During the therapeutic process some changes can be more difficult than others, and she believe therapy can help individuals navigate through difficulties and other life stressors.

Shayra utilizes collaborative, strength based Cognitive-Behavioral, mindfulness based, Solution focused approaches to therapy; always maintaining the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every unique individual and couple.

Education

University of Puerto Rico
Masters in Counseling Psychology

Specialties

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief
  • ADHD
  • ODD
Alejandra Galindo
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alejandra Galindo, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Alejandra Galindo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas with 7 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Alejandra has worked with clients to help them navigate their trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and much more.

After graduating from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology in New York City, Alejandra decided to continue her education in Texas. Alejandra graduated with her Master of Arts in Family Therapy from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.

When it comes to therapy, Alejandra utilizes relational, collaborative, strength-based, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, trauma-informed, solution-focused, and Gottman approach to assist her clients in meeting their goals. Alejandra tailors her sessions based on the client’s needs by remaining consistent in her flexibility, creativity, and awareness as she helps individuals and couples discover and utilize their unique strengths.

Alejandra understands that therapy can be intimidating at times. As such, she makes certain that she finds the right balance between listening and helping clients expand beyond their comfort zones by creating a safe, caring, and trusting relationship with each person. Alejandra ensures that she collaborates with you so that you are not only meeting your goals but also discovering your personal strengths, values, and desires to live your life to the fullest.

Education

University of Houston- Clear Lake
Master's in Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Panic Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • Anger Management
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
Marcia Umbarger
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcia Umbarger, LPC, LCDC

Philosophy of Care

Marcia Umbarger is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) who has many years of experience working with adults, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or military sexual trauma (MST), and adolescents. Marcia provides individual, group, and relationship/couples counseling, dream work in therapy, biofeedback, and vocational therapy sessions.

Marcia's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Rehabilitation Studies, a Master of Science (MS) in Rehabilitation Counseling, and 72 hours of doctoral studies in Jungian Psychology. She attended the University of North Texas (UNT).  Marcia was born and raised in The Hague, The Netherlands, so she also provides therapy for Dutch speakers.

Are you experiencing stress, feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, and lonely? Have you resorted to substances alone to deal with life? Are you having issues communicating with your significant other? Are you lost in life and too stressed or lonely to make changes? Do you have longstanding issues, perhaps maybe from childhood, that have not been manageable? Do you need help figuring out who you are, and what you would love to do with your life?

Marcia is here to help you soothe excessive worrying, sadness, loneliness, fears, addictions, and/or anger, or anything that keeps you from functioning in life. She will provide a safe, warm, and trusting environment. Marcia uses a variety of therapy methods including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, reality therapy, and psychoanalytic/Jungian therapy. When dealing with longstanding issues, especially from childhood, Marcia uses a combination of psychoanalysis, analytical/Jungian, reality therapy, and CBT to help you make changes to yourself and your life.

Education

University of North Texas, Denton TX
Doctoral studies in Jungian Psychology
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies

Specialties

  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Stress Counseling
  • Depression Counseling
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
Peta-gay Ledbetter
Self Pay Rate: $99

Peta-gay Ledbetter, PhD, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Peta-gay Ledbetter is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) who has 16 years of experience as a psychotherapist providing care to adolescents, teens, and adults. Dr. Peta is most passionate about women’s issues including postpartum depression (dissertation) and treating survivors of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and domestic violence. Trauma, complicated grief, LGBTQIA, codependency, self-harm, infidelity, abortion recovery, and foster care are some of the uncommon topics that she has addressed in therapy.

Dr. Peta completed Doctor of Philosophy degrees (PhDs) in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences at the University of Houston. She has been an Adjunct Professor since 2008 and a Counseling Supervisor since 2013. Dr. Peta has also been a Registered Nurse (RN) since 1991 and has Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and medical training background. She completed post-doctoral studies in 2019 for Global Mental Health and Trauma at Harvard Medical  School. Dr. Peta is experienced in treating a diverse population as well as issues in a culturally competent manner.

Dr. Peta seeks to establish a warm and caring therapeutic relationship with all clients, building on their own individual strengths and adding to coping skills, improving communication, and working collaboratively to meet the clients’ goals for therapy. She has a person-centered approach that is both trauma-informed and solution-focused. Dr. Peta holds certifications and training in multiple therapy interventions such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), trust-based relationship intervention (TBRI), marriage and family, and sand tray. Interventions are tailored to the needs of the individual client, couple, or family.

Education

Harvard Medical School
Post-doctoral Studies Certificate in Global Mental Health and Trauma

University of Houston
PhD in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • Interpersonal Violence recovery
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Sex Trafficking recovery
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirming
  • Codependency
  • Complicated Grief and Bereavement
Stephanie Kopecky
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Kopecky, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie Kopecky is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas who has 12 years of experience helping individuals with emotional regulation, positive thinking, and insight into life’s issues.

Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in General Studies in Psychology, Music, and Behavioral Science at Texas Tech University and her Master of Education (MEd) in both Community and School Counseling at the University of Texas-El Paso. Stephanie utilizes cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, solution-focused, and emotionally-focused approaches to therapy to help her clients find healing, direction, and emotional relief.

Stephanie’s goal as a counselor is to help clients live their best life possible, to be authentic and to live a meaningful life. Her reputation as a counselor is that she is accepting, understanding and experienced, genuine, caring, and encouraging. Stephanie truly wants what is best for her clients and their loved ones.

Education

University of Texas at El Paso
Master's in Community and School Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Life Stressors & Stress Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Divorce
  • Grief & Loss
  • Career Counseling
  • Wellness & Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Life Coaching
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

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