LGBTQ AFFIRMATIVE COUNSELING

FINDING A COUNSELOR

On your journey to find a counselor who is the right fit for you, decide whether it is important to you that your counselor is a member of the LGBTQ community or at least experienced with some of the particular challenges within this population. Counseling is an intensely personal process and for many clients, it is important that their counselor be able to relate directly to their life experiences. Not all counselors who are members of the community will be able to identify with all LGBTQ issues, but for some people finding a counselor who is more familiar with your sexuality can be preferable. Beyond sexual identity, it is important to take into consideration your counselor’s background, education, experience and the ability to understand your individual needs.

LGBTQ AFFIRMATIVE COUNSELING SESSIONS

In addition to being qualified to address a variety of mental health issues that effect all people such as depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma and addiction; Affirmative Counselors have personally experienced or are familiar with issues that specifically and directly affect those in the LGBTQ Community. These counselors are dedicated to helping this community through a sense of understanding.

At Gibson Counseling, it is our mission to provide an inclusive and comfortable safe space for all of our clients.

LGBTQIA Therapists at Gibson Counseling

Michelle Sumners, LCSW, LCDC

Michelle Sumners, LCSW, LCDC

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

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

Accepting New Clients: YES  Individuals only at this time

(no couples or kids)

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Friday 10am to 7 pm, Saturday 10am to 2pm in person or virtual Round Rock

Expertise: Adults and couples

David "Nathan" Evans, LPC

David "Nathan" Evans, 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 EAP), Partners Direct (starting 5-1-24) United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Magellan, Humana, Moda, Sendero, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients: Yes   Adults  - Individuals Only

Hours subject to availability: Tuesday through Friday 1-pm to 7pm in person or virtual Cedar Park

Expertise: 

Whitney Briggs, LPC-S

Whitney Briggs, LPC-S

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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, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) , Moda, Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:   NO   (Video Only)  ADULTS, COUPLES & CHILDREN OVER 12

Expertise: Adults

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

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: 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

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

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

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)

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Tue By Appointment
Wed By Appointment
Thu By Appointment
Fri By Appointment
Sat By Appointment
Sun Closed
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921 West New Hope Drive, Suite 201, Cedar Park, TX 78613
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