Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Pearland, TX

Meet our Providers

Alejandra Larocque
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Alejandra Larocque, LMFT

Philosophy of Care

Alejandra Larocque 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 approaches 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
Appolonia Chineme
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
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.
Destiny Bourgeois
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Destiny Bourgeois, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Destiny Bourgeois is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate in the state of Texas,  under the supervision of Peta-gay Ledbetter Ph.D., LPC-S. She has experience providing clinical assessments and therapeutic care to adults, couples, and families seeking help with substance use, depression/anxiety, conflict, and trauma. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Community Health at the University of Texas at San Antonio and received her Master of Education in Counseling Development, focusing of marriage and family counseling.

Destiny utilizes collaborative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based techniques as a focus to her approach to therapy; always maintaining the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to meet the needs for her clients.

Destiny strives to create a warm and thoughtful relationship with you in order to support in building on your strengths and better collaborate with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire.

Education

Lamar University
Master of Education in Counseling Development

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Substance Use
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Trauma
ijeoma Ajayi
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199:Intake $149: Follow-up

ijeoma Ajayi, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care 

 Ms. Ajayi is currently licensed as a PMHNP-BC/FNP-C in the states of Texas, California, and Colorado. Ms. Ajayi has dedicated over 20 years to the healthcare profession. She completed her Masters of Nursing at the University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley. Ijeoma’s experience with mental health spans over 20 years in inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and correctional settings across a broad range of client populations. Ijeoma has a passion for mental health and people’s wellbeing and works diligently to help restore personal health and wellness to the mind, body, and soul. She believes in utilizing a holistic approach to treatment whenever possible and believes in working closely with her clients to deliver an effective individualized treatment. With her passion for providing mental health care to clients of all ages. Ijeoma engages clients, by providing psychopharmacological education, with the goal of empowering the client in their treatment plan. 

It is her goal to provide culturally competent and compassionate care to persons of diverse backgrounds. Ijeoma is a highly requested Provider in her community. Her personal statement, “I am continuously evolving in order to grow my expertise so that my patients can get the possible care. Patient’s needs are always paramount in my care and also their wellbeing are at the forefront of my Practice.” In her free time, Ijeoma enjoys watching teevee , cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Education

University of Texas
Masters of Nursing

Specialties

  • 18+ Medication Management
Joy Yango
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Joy Yango, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Joy is a Board Certified Family and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, who is qualified to diagnose, treat and prescribe medications for adults, adolescents and children. Some of her practice specialties include but are not limited to; Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive compulsive disorder, Post traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. 

Mrs. Yango holds strong assessment, diagnostic and communication skills. She works effectively independently as well as collaborates with other professionals to provide great care for her patients. 

Joy is a great listener, empathetic, accountable, trustworthy and has great integrity in the care she provides for her patients. Joy uses a holistic approach to patient care. She is a great advocate for both professional psychotherapy, medication management and ongoing education to manage patient’s symptoms. She exercises patience and ensures that before she completes a visit with her patients, they have a comprehensive and understandable plan of care tailored to their needs.

Education

University of Texas Houston
Family Nurse Practitioner Post Masters- Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PSTD
  • ADHD
Linda Osuji
Accepting:
  • BCBS
  • Medicare
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $199: Intake $149: Follow-up

Linda Osuji, PMHNP

Philosophy of Care

Linda Osuji is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Texas. She began her nursing career in 2015, caring for the mental health needs of individuals across the lifespan and in various settings including residential treatment centers, inpatient facilities and outpatient community mental health clinics. 

She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology at Texas Lutheran university and then switched careers to receive her Masters in Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin. Since then she has been providing evidence based and client centered care for individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety and psychotic disorders. 

With a passion for the field of psychiatry fueled by experience and empathy, her mission is to provide compassionate care that leaves each client with a sense of hope.

Education

University of Texas at Austin
Masters in Nursing

Specialties

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Psychotic disorders
Marcia Umbarger
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
Pending:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Marcia Umbarger, LPC, LCDC

Philosophy of Care

Are you experiencing stress, feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, and lonely? Have your 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?

I am here to help you sooth excessive worrying, sadness, loneliness, fears, addictions, and/or anger, or anything that keeps you from functioning in life. I am a licensed psychotherapist and chemical dependency counselor working out of Fort Worth, TX, and I will provide a safe, warm, and trusting environment. I use 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, I use a combination of psychoanalysis, analytical/Jungian, reality therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy to help you make changes to yourself and your life.

My educational background includes a bachelor of science degree in rehabilitation studies, a master of science in rehabilitation counseling, and 72 hours of a doctoral studies in Jungian psychology. I attended the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, TX. I have many years of experience working with adults, veterans with PTSD and/or MST, and adolescents, and I provide individual, group, and relationship/couples counseling, dream work in therapy, biofeedback, and vocational therapy sessions. I am licensed to practice in the state of Texas. I was born and raised in The Hague, The Netherlands so I also provide therapy for Dutch speakers.

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
Peta-gay Ledbetter
Accepting:
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Multiplan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Peta-gay Ledbetter, PhD, LPC-S

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Peta-gay Ledbetter is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas and holds Doctorates in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences. She has 16 years of experience as a psychotherapist  providing care to adolescents, teens and adults. She has been an Adjunct Professor since 2008 and a Counseling Supervisor since 2013. She has also been an RN since 1991 and has a SANE and medical training background. She completed post-doctoral studies in 2019 for Global Trauma at Harvard Medical  School. She is most passionate about women’s issues including Postpartum Depression (dissertation), and 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 has a person-centered approach that is both Trauma-informed and solution focused. She holds certifications and training in multiple therapy interventions such as DBT, CBT, CPT, EMDR, TBRI, Marriage and Family certified and sand tray. Interventions are tailored to the needs of the individual client, couple, or family. She 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.

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
Accepting:
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Multiplan
Pending:
  • Aetna
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
Self Pay Rate: $99

Stephanie Kopecky, LPC

Philosophy of Care

Stephanie Kopecky is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas who has 12 years of experience helping individuals with emotional regulation, positive thinking and insight into life’s issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in General Studies in Psychology, Music and Behavioral Science from Texas Tech University and received her Master of Education in both Community and School Counseling from University of Texas at 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 life their best life possible, to live an authentic and 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 of Education in both 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
Victoria Uzoije
Accepting:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $99

Victoria Uzoije, Resident in Counseling

Philosophy of Care

Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Texas with a fervor for holistic wellness. She graduated from Messiah University with a Master of Arts in Counseling degree. She believes wellness is not simply found in achieving success in one area of life. It is physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and relational wellness that takes continual progress which leads to a more satisfying life. Victoria has experience working with adult clients with various mental health concerns including trauma related disorders, anxiety, depression, life transitions, eating disorders, women’s issues, spiritual health, and grief/loss.

Victoria’s approach is compassionate, encouraging, culturally competent, and synergetic. Victoria does not view herself as all-knowing. Thus, she is committed to evolving and learning as a professional counselor for the betterment of her clients. Her role is to meet you where you are and assist you with tools to achieve your greatest goals in life.

She utilizes approaches such as CBT and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. With certifications in SYMBIS and Prepare/Enrich she enjoys implementing tools to help premarital/married couples. Additionally, she believes an integrative style promotes flexibility. Her ongoing desire in sessions is for you to have a safe place where you feel validated and respected.

Education

Messiah University
Master of Arts in Counseling

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Grief/Loss
  • Premarital
  • Women's Issues
  • Trauma
  • Holistic Health
  • Self-Esteem
  • Reentry

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