Meet Carleen Lillich, Texas Licensed Therapist
Meet Carleen, a Texas licensed online therapist at PlushCare! Carleen earned a dual master’s degree in professional counseling and marriage and family therapy from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.
Carleen has been a therapist for 16 years working with infants to grandparents. She is especially drawn to those who have been affected by trauma. Let PlushCare know how she can help.
Meet Kimberly Nelson, Texas Licensed Therapist
Dr. Kimberly Nelson earned her M.S. in Psychology from Eastern Washington University and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado. She has 19 years of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.
Dr. Nelson fosters respectful and collaborative relationships with her clients. Her approach is holistic, using mindfulness and your strengths to help you achieve your goals. Your concerns, experiences, personal history, and expertise will inform your work together. Kimberly’s goal is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment to position clients as the experts on where they are now, and where they want to go, so they can examine and challenge their concerns.
Meet Andrew Brandt, Texas Licensed Therapist
Andrew Brandt is an empathetic and warm Licensed Professional Counselor. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. He has been a licensed clinician in the state of Texas since 2016.
Andrew has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents of all ages as well as adults. He is also experienced in working with families and couples. He utilizes CBT coupled with DBT techniques in order to help clients understand and work through a wide range of issues. Andrew is passionate about helping people to understand that mental illness does not mean that an individual is “broken” and that with hard work they can live a happier, more fulfilled life. He places immense value in the power of the individual and strives to help clients recognize their strength and value.
Meet LaRita Mullins, Texas Licensed Therapist
LaRita is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Howard University. She has over 21 years of experience in working with adults dealing with issues related to anxiety, stress, relationship/marriage challenges, abuse/trauma, family issues, and sexuality.
LaRita uses a cognitive-behavioral approach based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not things such as people, situations, and events. She is a firm believer that we can change the way we think to feel and act better even if the situation does not change. If you’re looking for extra support through a challenging situation, she is ready to help. LaRita looks forward to working with you to achieve your goals!
Meet Meaghan Escareno, Texas Licensed Therapist
Meaghan’s counseling style is warm, direct and interactive while focusing on respect, sensitivity, and compassion. Meaghan has been a licensed clinical social worker since 2009 and obtained her undergraduate degree in social work from St Louis University and her masters in social work from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Meaghan has worked with clients with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, postpartum issues and issues related to medical illness and diagnosis. She has also worked with caregivers to assist with burnout and compassion fatigue. Meaghan’s approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, client-centered and goal-oriented techniques to help one heal from life’s traumas while finding a way to live their most authentic life. It takes courage to seek help in order to live a more fulfilling and happier life and Meaghan is here to support and empower that journey.
Meet Kyshia Williams, Texas Licensed Therapist
Kyshia Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a graduate of the University of Florida, 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Education and a Master of Social Work degree from University of Central Florida, 2007. She has 14 years of experience in the field of social work. Kyshia utilizes the therapeutic modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and other evidence-based treatment practices.
Kyshia is committed to helping others and enjoys seeing individuals mature personally as well as professionally. She possesses a host of experience working with individuals with mental illness, children and families, and geriatric patients, and working in various settings including schools, diverse mental health nonprofit organizations, hospitals, inpatient, and outpatient care.
Meet Johnna Werner, Texas Licensed Therapist
Johnna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas. She has a very straightforward approach, but also finds humor and unconditional positive regard to be an important part of therapy and a part of our everyday lives. She believes everyone can benefit from therapy, as it is a place where you are lent a listening ear and also given tools to help aid in whatever you are struggling with.
Johnna utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach in helping clients overcome and understand their unhealthy or dysfunctional thought processes, with the goal of the client learning to be in control of the way they feel. She also utilizes an eclectic approach. Therapy is where individuals can explore thoughts, feelings, worries, and experiences without judgment. Therapy is a place where you have support and guidance to help understand your own thoughts and feelings and can implement change. In therapy, Johnna will provide support and guidance to help you understand your thoughts and feelings, and work on implementing change.
Meet Charmaine Mattocks, Texas Licensed Therapist
Charmaine Mattocks has both a Bachelors’s degree and Masters’s degree in Social Work and has been working in the field for over 17 years. She has a vast knowledge base due to her various job experiences such as working with as a Forensic Social worker, Homeless Family Advocate, Social Service liaison in the school system, Military Family Life Counselor, and owning her own counseling and consulting business.
Charmaine is a very unique therapist that uses engagement, empathy, and rapport building to connect with her clients from the very start. This usually translates into a therapeutic connection with clients that helps to create an environment of trust and alliance. Charmaine will then help you to understand how your thoughts affect your feelings and your feelings lead to your behaviors in order to challenge any negative patterns that may arise. The goal is to help each client to achieve their own level of homeostasis and further growth into self-actualization.
Charmaine’s Specialties include: Anxiety ~ Depression ~ Managing Life Transitions ~ Retired and Active Duty Military Members ~ Life Stressors and Adjustments ~ DSM V Confirmed Diagnosis
Meet Michelle Turk, Texas Licensed Therapist
Michelle received her Masters in Counseling from California State University, Fresno and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Michelle has training and experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI).
Michelle has 7 years experience working with a wide variety of mild to moderate mental health conditions as well as co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Michelle focuses on providing clients with an empathetic and non-judgmental environment to assist them in achieving their personal goals.
Meet Melissa Dowd, Texas Licensed Therapist
Meet Melissa, a Texas licensed online therapist at PlushCare! She received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of CA.
Melissa uses multiple therapeutic approaches to support her clients’ unique needs. She has over 7 years of professional experience working with individuals of diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQ clients, and she applies that knowledge to inform her work.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does Online Therapy in Texas Work?
In Texas, online therapy is just like traditional therapy, but you can meet from home or on the go! At PlushCare, you can talk to a virtual Texas licensed therapist for $169 per session or $149 for weekly sessions. Sessions are 45 minutes long and completely secure. During this time, your therapist will provide emotional support and work with you to improve your mental health.
Is Online Therapy in Texas Legit?
Yes, online therapy is legit! In Texas, virtual therapists must have the same licensing as in-person therapists. Study after study has shown that online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy for those with mild to moderate anxiety or depression. The only difference between online therapy and traditional therapy is that you are talking through a screen. You also benefit from the convenience of being able to speak with a therapist from the comfort of your home.
How Much Is Therapy in Texas?
The average therapy appointment in Texas costs between $60 and $120, with some therapists charging up to $250 an hour. Therapy prices differ depending on the therapist and whether or not they accept insurance. At PlushCare, you can see a Texas licensed therapist for $169 per single session or $149 for weekly sessions. You get a $20 discount for booking weekly therapy sessions, and you can cancel at any time. You can also book a free consultation to meet your prospective therapist before signing up. Call 1-800-221-5140 or email [email protected] to set up your free consultation today.
What Conditions Can an Online Therapist Treat?
Online therapists can treat a host of mental health conditions. The top conditions our therapists treat here at PlushCare are anxiety, depression, stress, COVID-19 concerns, life transitions, and relationship problems. If you’re going through a challenging time, don’t hesitate to reach out to a therapist for help.
Is Online Therapy the Right Choice for Me?
Many people have found online therapy to be a helpful and productive experience. Online therapy could be the right choice for you, as you receive the same benefits of in-person therapy with added convenience and affordability. While online therapy can be a new experience, we can assure you that it is a helpful and effective way to improve your mental health and quality of life.
What Can I Expect From Online Therapy at Plushcare?
With online therapy at PlushCare, you can expect emotional support and development from a top virtual therapist. After going to online therapy, people often report improvements like:
- Being less anxious and more at ease in social situations
- Improved ability to effectively manage stress
- Better self-esteem and self-confidence
- Feeling more positive, present, and relaxed
Overall, we want our online therapy to support your mental health needs while helping you live a happy and healthy life.
Who Is PlushCare’s Online Therapy For?
PlushCare’s online therapy is for individuals over the age of 18 who are looking for effective emotional support and development. We are specialized in treating anxiety, depression, and stress, as well as other mental health challenges. At this time, we do not offer therapy for families, couples, or people under the age 18.
Can I Get Online Therapy for Free?
PlushCare offers a free consultation with your prospective therapist before you sign up, in order to help you make sure that online therapy a good fit for you. We realize that choosing a therapist is a highly personal process, which is why we want you to feel comfortable as you start your therapy journey. To book your free online therapy consultation, call 1-800-221-5140 or email [email protected] today.
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