Child counseling in Round Rock

Child counseling in Cedar Park

What is child and adolescent behavioral counseling?

Child or adolescent counseling in Round Rock and Child counseling in Cedar Park is counseling with children under the age of 18 years old. The focus can be on the child receiving counseling with input from the parents or the family as a whole. Often children can be going through some challenging issues, but are hesitant to speak with their parents, as their emotions can seem confusing. Adolescents especially face a lot of challenges with social media, academics and relationships. Our counselors provide a neutral, compassionate avenue for your child to open up and discuss their emotions.

Treatment approach for family counseling

Often children and adolescents have difficulty communicating their emotions. Counseling with kids consists of helping them identify these uncomfortable feelings and open up about their problems. Therapists create an environment in which the child or adolescent can play with toys, sand trays and create music while talking which helps the emotion of what they are discussing decrease. This is often referred to as Play Therapy. This allows the counselor to address this emotion or problem and create positive coping skills.

We feel parents are an important part of counseling for a child and that the parent-child relationship is important toward growth. Our counselors will speak with parents to gain their perspective of the issues in the first session and provide updated progress related to their child.

Our counselors can accommodate sessions between the parents and child, the child by themselves, or the parent by themselves. In the first session the therapist will work with you on what types of sessions will be needed and what you can expect as you continue sessions for your child. At any point if a parent feels they need to discuss something with the child’s counselor they can securely message them through the patient portal or ask for some time during session.

When in session with the child we like to keep sessions private for that child. This helps create a therapeutic relationship and provide an avenue for discussion. If there is an issue that concerns us, we will discuss with the child the importance of parent involvement and help facilitate a discussion.

Benefits of therapy for family counseling

  • Improved communication skills
  • Conflict resolution
  • New perspective
  • Improved relationships
  • Positive behaviors

Here are some thoughts our counselors have on children in counseling.

Child and adolescent behavioral Therapists at Gibson Counseling

Ana "Rebeca" Ramirez, LPC

Ana "Rebeca" Ramirez, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24) United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Humana, Moda, Sendero, Triwest, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  YES     (kids must be seen in person, no virtual for kids)

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm, Monday and Friday 9am to 12pm in person or virtual cedar park

Rebeca speaks both English and Spanish. Rebeca habla español.

Expertise:

Adults and Children 7 and up

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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Location:  Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), BCBS, Humana, Moda, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  YES     (Video only)​  Evening appointments available

Expertise: Kids (6 yr and up), Adults and Couples

Sasha Sharp, LPC

Sasha Sharp, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:   Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Moda, Multiplan/PHCS, Magellan, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:   YES

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday through Thursday 9am to 6pm in person or virtual Cedar Park, Monday and Fridays 8am to 5pm telehealth only

Expertise: Adults and Children 7 and up

 

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Evaluations Offered: Health Assessment

Insurances Accepted:  Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP) Tricare, Moda, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Optum EAP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Baylor Scott and White (starting 4-30-24), Humana, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Triwest-VA, Sendero, Self pay $110

Accepting new clients: Yes virtual only

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Wednesday 11am to 7pm telehealth only

Expertise: Adults, Couples, Kids (16 year and up)

Mary Ellen Martin, LMFT

Mary Ellen Martin, LMFT

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Moda, Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:   YES   (No kids at this time)

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 10am to 630pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Expertise:  Adults, Couples

Susan Valley, LCSW

Susan Valley, LCSW

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:    Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Sendero, Magellan, Moda, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  Yes

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday and Friday in person or virtual Cedar Park 1pm to 6pm and Monday 3-6pm telehealth only.

(Video and in person)

Expertise:  Adults, Couples and Teens (13 yrs and up)

Amy Venn, LCSW-S

Amy Venn, LCSW-S

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth, Humana, Moda, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Magellan, Sendero, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Triwest, Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients:   No

Expertise: Adults and Children (12 and up), No Couples

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

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Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White, Tricare, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Moda, Magellan, Triwest-VA, Self Pay $150

Evaluations Offered: ADD, ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anger Issues and PTSD

Accepting clients:    YES    Video only  (Children age 12 and up)

Hours subject to availability: Wednesday 8am to 12, Thursday and Friday 8am to 5pm telehealth only

Expertise: Kids (12yr and up), Adults and Couples

Paulina Pina, LPC

Paulina Pina, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Round Rock and virtual counseling for Texas residents

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Magellan, Moda, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero,  Scott and White, Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  No

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 10am to 4:30pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Paulina speaks both English and Spanish. Paulina habla español.

Expertise:Kids (8 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

Rhonda Mack, LPC

Rhonda Mack, LPC

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Location: Counseling in Cedar Park and Video counseling for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:    Moda, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Humana, Cigna/Evernorth (no EAP), Aetna (no EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24), Magellan, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Scott and White (starting 3-18-24), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  NO

Hours subject to availability:  Wedesday and Thursday 10am to 7pm, Friday 10am to 4pm in person or virtual Cedar Park, Monday 2pm to 7pm telehealth only

Expertise:  Adults , Couples and Adolescents ages 16 and up

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2201 Double Creek Drive, Unit 1003, Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 633-7839
921 West New Hope Drive, Suite 201, Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 633-7839