NEW CLIENTS:

*****WE REQUIRE ALL CLIENTS TO HAVE AN ACTIVE CREDIT CARD ON FILE WHEN WE CALL TO SET UP YOUR APPOINTMENT.  IN ORDER TO VALIDATE AND SECURE THE CARD WE CHARGE A $5 ADMINISTRATION FEE. **********

STEP 1 PICK YOUR THERAPIST:    

  • VIEW OUR COUNSELORS BELOW AND READ THE BIOGRAPHIES BY CLICKING "READ MORE".
  • MAKE SURE THE THERAPIST ACCEPTS YOUR INSURANCE AND IS ACCEPTING CLIENTS

STEP 2 REGISTER AS A NEW CLIENT:

  • CLICK ON THE REGISTRATION BUTTON BELOW THE PICTURE, THEN “BOOK AN APPOINTMENT” .  ON THE NEXT SCREEN CLICK AT THE LOWER RIGHT ON "CONTINUE WITHOUT SCHEDULING AN APPOINTMENT".  WE DO NOT ALLOW NEW CLIENTS TO SCHEDULE THEIR FIRST APPOINTMENT UNTIL ALL PAPERWORK IS COMPLETED AND BENEFITS ARE CHECKED.
  • AFTER ENTERING ALL YOUR INFORMATION GO TO THE DOCUMENTS SECTION AND FILL OUT ALL RELEVANT PAPERWORK. OUR ADMIN TEAM WILL GET ANN ALERT THAT YOU REGISTERED AND WILL MESSAGE YOU THROUGH THE PORTAL TO SEE WHAT TYPE OF COUNSELING YOU NEED AND ADD ANY ADDITIONAL PAPERWORK NEEDED.

STEP 3 : WAIT 24  BUSINESS HOURS FOR OUR INTAKE SPECIALISTS TO VERIFY INSURANCE BENEFITS  AND  TO CONTACT YOU TO SET UP YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT. WHEN WE CALL WE WILL ANSWER ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE. YOU MAY ALSO RESPOND TO OUR MESSAGES THROUGH YOUR PORTAL TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS.

Virtual Counselor Biographies

Scroll to see all virtual therapist biographies.  The below therapists offer video therapy only.  They will not have the option to meet you in person.

Jason Delay, LPC-S

Jason Delay, LPC-S

Jason's Patient Portal / New Client Registration Read more about Jason

Location: Video Only for Texas Residents

Insurances Accepted:  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Self Pay $110

Accepting New Clients: Yes (Video only)

Video only: Adults and Couples

Expertise: Adults

Read more about Jason

For the past 26 years, Jason has helped countless clients work through a wide range of personal and relationship issues.  He uses a cognitive-behavioral here and now approach enabling his clients to develop self-awareness, resolve conflicts, and develop more rewarding interpersonal relationships. His career has encompassed many different counseling settings from private practice where he provided counseling services to individuals, couples, families, and children to providing a very unique and rewarding counseling service for retirement living centers.  He has been employed by Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Managed Care providing both inpatient and outpatient care for the past 24 years. He has held several leadership roles and is the Senior Director of Outpatient Behavioral Health Services.  He truly has a passion and joy watching his clients’ lives change as well as having the immense honor of training new counselors in the art of therapy as an LPC Supervisor.  Jason’s unique counseling style of engaging in an authentic therapeutic relationship where both the client and counselor work together tackling some of life’s challenges provides the therapeutic frame for change to begin.

Amy Venn, LCSW

Amy Venn, LCSW

Amy's Patient Portal / New Client Registration Read more about Amy

Location: Video Only for Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth, Humana, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients: Yes (Video only)

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

Read More about Amy

Amy believes that every person has inherent value, and was uniquely made for this Earth. Through her work with clients, Amy has experienced that most people saw the best in themselves and others, when at some point they were overcome with disappointment, hurt, or other of life's challenges. These people often find themselves asking, "Who is there to listen without judgment?, or "Who can I tell what happened when I think nobody will understand?" These people want to have a life worth living, but feel like it's too much to navigate on their own.

Amy is a strong advocate, and can help you advocate for yourself too. She prides herself as a listening ear, a helper, someone to have an open honest dialogue with. Amy uses Cognitive Behavioral and Dialectical behavioral techniques mixed with humor and relationship to help people feel well supported and motivated towards their goals.

Amy attended the University of South Florida, and holds a Master of Clinical Social Work. She lives in Round Rock, Texas and serves as Patient and Family Services Manager at a Pediatric Outpatient Clinic for children with multiple disabilities, also providing counseling within the clinic and is excited to join Gibson Counseling. Amy spends her free time with her adorable son Jackson and sweet pug Bella.

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

Ida's Patient Portal / New Client Registration Read more about Ida

Location: Video Only for Texas Residents

Evaluations Offered: Health Assessment

Insurances Accepted:  Cigna/Evernorth, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Optum EAP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Sendero, Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients: Yes (Video only)

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

Read More about Ida

Are you experiencing anxiety, grief, and/or depression? Do you need help and encouragement to explore, decide and put into place life choices that fit you? Are you ready to take steps toward feeling peaceful, happier and healthier? Are you an adult, couple, and/or military veteran that wants to make some changes in your life and/or relationships to find greater contentment? If any of this applies to you and your situation, Ida is here to offer encouragement, support, and healthy decision-making skills. She is very compassionate and truly listens and cares about you and your concerns.

Ida has more than 25 years of experience working with adults and couples in the areas of life adjustment, Christian counseling, anxiety, career adjustment and change, depression, marriage and relationship concerns, ADHD, and anger issues. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Integrative Holistic approaches to counseling.

Ida received her master’s degree in Counseling from Chapman University in Orange, California.  She has provided counseling to individuals and couples in private practice and in churches in the East Texas and Central Texas areas for several years.

Ida has worked as a Mental Health Director as well as supervising Disability Services, Career Counseling Services, and other areas in two major universities in Texas. She has served as the President of the Texas University Counseling Center Directors Association for two terms. She developed the Special Needs (Disability) program at the University of Texas at Tyler and has counseled with a variety of individuals with special needs and developed accommodations to meet those needs.

Ida is also a retired United States Air Force military veteran serving as a Chapel Manager.  She has experience working with military members adjusting to life changes in and out of the military.

Following are some comments left by a few of Ida’s previous clients within the past year.

“Ida is great at listening and is very friendly and it is therapeutic to work with her.”

“I’ve been counseling with Ida for a couple of weeks. So far, I’m feeling really good. I’m totally comfortable with her and I feel like she comes to the conversations with solutions that she wants me to collaborate with her on. I never feel like I’m being told what to do.”

"Ida just has this extremely calming and reassuring energy to her. I immediately felt a connection with her in our first session. She doesn’t ever try to rush through any of our sessions, she takes the time to actually find the root of the problem and helps come up with a solution to them.”

Kristi Long, LPC, LCDC

Kristi Long, LPC, LCDC

Kristi's Patient Portal / New Client Registration Read more about Kristi

Location: Video Only for Texas

Evaluations Offered: Addiction (e.g. porn, internet, eating ,etc), Anxiety and Panic attacks, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar, Depression, PTSD and Trauma, Schizophrenia and Psychosis

Insurances Accepted:   Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP),  United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Humana, Triwest-VA, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients:    NO  (Video only)

Expertise: Adults and Adolescents (over 13 years), No couples

Read More about Kristi

Kristi Long is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.  She received her Master of Arts degree at the University of Texas San Antonio with a focus on Community Counseling and has been working in the mental health field for over 10 years.  Kristi has worked in a wide variety of settings, including; non-profit, private practice, foster care services, triage clinics, and both inpatient and outpatient treatment environments.    

Kristi has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  She primarily works with individuals managing mood and personality disorders, executive functioning disorders such as ADHD and ASD, and/or grief and trauma responses (PTSD).  

Kristi is passionate about normalizing mental health care and increasing access to high quality treatment for all individuals.  In her personal time, Kristi enjoys learning new skills and hobbies and considers herself a “serial hobbyist,” as she enjoys many different activities.  One of her favorite quotes that demonstrates her perspective on therapy is the following from Albert Einstein – “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”   

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl's Patient Portal / New Client RegistrationRead more about Sheryl

Location:  Video Therapy for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), BCBS, Beacon, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150 

Accepting New Clients:  NO     (video only)​ Daytime availability only

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

Read More about Sheryl

Making a decision to begin counseling can bring hope and relief, and also be scary or intimidating. Sheryl’s desire is to create a safe and comfortable refuge where clients can explore and express feelings, identify solutions, and grow in their ability to develop healthy, supportive relationships. Helping individuals, couples, and children cope with challenges in their lives and not only recover but become stronger and more resilient is Sheryl’s priority as a therapist, using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Supporting people who want to reduce or eliminate habits that are no longer beneficial for them, such as smoking or substance use, is an area in which Sheryl takes a non-judgmental and positive approach.

Sheryl is also experienced in the treatment of trauma for both children and adults, and as a musician and artist, she understands the value of creative, non-verbal methods for healing and integrating experiences based on the most current understanding of brain processes and functioning. Incorporating an individual’s spiritual or religious orientation into therapy can be a vital part of the healing process, so Sheryl will work from a faith-based approach when clients desire.

Sheryl received her B.A. in Psychology from UCLA, and her MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She has previously provided community- and school-based treatment for children and families, and worked in a non-profit agency with adults experiencing a wide variety of circumstances and needs. She was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in California in 2005 and in Texas in 2006. Throughout her time as a therapist, she has considered it the utmost privilege to be part of the journey of her clients, and to offer her expertise and guidance as they grow and thrive.

Amber Clemens, LMFT

Amber Clemens, LMFT

Amber's Patient Portal / New Client Registration Read more about Amber

Location: Video Only for Texas

Evaluations Offered: Drug and alcohol, substance abuse, Adult ADHD

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP) Beacon,Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:   NO  (Video only)  Daytime availability only

Expertise: Adults and Couples

Read More about Amber

Seeking a therapist is the first step towards change - but it can be scary and vulnerable. I am passionate about making sure therapy is something that everyone can find useful in their lives. In my first session, my job is for us to connect so we can build a rapport that will allow you to feel safe and secure in subsequent sessions. That warm, comforting space is how we will work together to identify your goals and make a plan on how to achieve them.
 
I believe in treating from a solution focused perspective, which means we look for ways to remove any obstacles in your life so you can get started meeting your goals and feeling better. I utilize a collaborative approach to therapy and will provide you with check-ins throughout the process, so you can feel more comfortable, despite the sometimes challenging nature of therapy.
 
I grew up in Pennsylvania and completed my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Philadelphia. I studied biology and psychology, before pursuing my Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy. I have been practicing since 2011 and have specialized training in both couples and family therapy, as well as addiction. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pennsylvania, Texas and Colorado.
 
In my free time, I enjoy hiking, yoga, rock climbing, reading and my 4 cats. I look forward to meeting you soon!

 

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

Aly's Patient Portal / New Client Registration Read more about Alyssandra

Location: Video Therapy for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Tricare, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients:   YES     (Video Only)

Expertise: Kids (7 yrs and older) and Individual adults (no couples)

Read More about Aly

Aly has had extensive experience working with at-risk youth and those who have suffered from trauma in their early lives. She specializes in play therapy and is currently awaiting registration as a Play Therapist through the Association of Play Therapy. Furthermore, she is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention practitioner, an evidence-based treatment modality which focuses on the power of the relationship to help youth heal and grow.

As a therapist, Aly strives to build a therapeutic egalitarian relationship where she works with her clients in order to help resolve the issues one could be struggling with. Additionally, she is solution-focused and utilizes expressive modalities including sandtray and art therapy as well as mindfulness and empowerment strategies to help one positively grow and progress in their life.

Aly works with the following treatment issues as well: life adjustment, depression, child and adolescent counseling (kids 5 and up), anxiety, anger, trauma, LGBTQIA, family conflict, stress, as well as peer and family relationships.

About Aly's Virtual Play Therapy:

While I also work with teens, young, and older adults, my goal for meeting the needs of younger clients (aged 7-11) is to provide an enriching virtual play therapy experience. By meeting children virtually in their own spaces at home, I am able to build an egalitarian therapeutic relationship through play which can then be expanded upon to teach children vital skills they need to thrive both in their families as well as their communities. Virtual play therapy can work to empower young clients through giving them space to be open about their thoughts and feelings, giving them choices, and letting them take the lead in play. Additionally, I meet with clients while physically in my own playroom to help facilitate playful engagement through a video screen.

What is needed:

Clients typically have all the tools they need in their homes, from toys, legos, and dolls, to basic art supplies. At times and depending on the client’s individual needs, I will have structured activities during the session to teach specific skills, however if something needs to be printed or obtained you will receive an email with an attachment prior to the scheduled session.

What to expect:

Initial intake sessions will be conducted with the parent/guardian present. The identified client can be present if it is appropriate (please do not allow your child to be present if information shared in the intake is unknown or triggering for them). Depending on how long going through intake paperwork takes, I will also meet with the client for an introduction to myself and the play room.

For subsequent sessions the structure is created on a case-by-case basis. Some parents/guardians prefer to meet with me prior to meeting with their child/minor to inform of any concerns they may have or if the client is struggling with more acute behaviors. Additionally, sometimes meeting with parents/guardians first is a good opportunity to provide guidance on managing conflict, building trust, or strengthening the relationship they have with their child, however this is not always necessary to meet therapeutic goals.

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Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally's Patient Portal / New Client Registration Read more about Sally

Location: Video Only for Texas Residents

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna (NO AETNA EAP),  Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Triwest-VA, Self Pay $150

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

Accepting New Clients:  YES  (VIDEO ONLY)

Video only  (Children age 12 and up)

Expertise: Kids (5yr and up), Adults and Couples

Read More about Sally

Sally Guerra has 40 years of experience in the field of mental health and wellness. She is a certified Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

In her vast and varied career Sally has gained a tremendous amount of experience. She feels she is effective in counseling people from many different demographics and thoroughly enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and couples, as well.

Sally was a Captain in the United States Army Nurse Corp. She has worked in various private clinics and facilities over the course of her career, including owning and operating her own successful private practice for 16 years and as a psychiatric nurse for the Veterans Administration. Sally has devoted her entire career to the health and well being of others.

It is Sally’s utmost professional desire to assist people in the process of change from troublesome behaviors or traits and to help redirect the course of their lives. She excitedly believes change is always possible for all her clients, and is truly devoted to helping every client to walk down that path to a more fulfilling and peaceful life.

 

Whitney Briggs, LPC

Whitney Briggs, LPC

Whitney's Patient Portal / New Client RegistrationRead more about Whitney

Location: Video Therapy for residents in Texas

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna/Evernorth (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, Tricare,   United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers) , Triwest-VA, Self pay $150

Accepting New Clients:  NO (Video Only)

  (NO CHILDREN OR COUPLES AT THIS TIME) 

Expertise: Kids (13 yrs and older), Adults , Couples

Read more about Whitney

Whitney believes that when given a safe space a person has the freedom to explore their life in order to learn and work through areas of tension keeping them stuck. We all deserve to achieve our dreams and goals and she believes that every person can find joy, fulfillment and freedom in their life if they are willing to invest in self discovery and personal growth. She believes that this process happens through development of resources, insights and the space to feel heard.

In the past five years Whitney has worked with individuals struggling with impulse control, high risk emotions, relationship issues, life circumstance issues, substance abuse, violence, and family issues. For the last four years she has worked with adolescents and adults in high risk situations to develop effective strategies for thinking and problem solving.

Whitney has been trained in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), and substance abuse counseling. She has experience working with Domestic violence issues, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Solution focused therapy, and Christian Counseling.

Whitney graduated with her Masters degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary in 2014, and an Bachelors degree from Texas A&M University in 2012. She is a Licensed professional Counselor in the state of Texas with 5 years experience.

 

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