NEW CLIENTS:

Looking for a therapist near me? See our therapists that offer in person counseling in Cedar Park and counseling in Round Rock.  All of these counselors also offer virtual counseling.

*****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 WE OFFER COUNSELING IN ROUND ROCK, COUNSELING IN CEDAR PARK AND VIDEO COUNSELING:    

  • 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 AN 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 Counseling

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.

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

Ida MacDonald, LPC, CMHIMP

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

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)

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, I am here to offer encouragement, support, and healthy decision-making skills. I am very compassionate and truly listen and care 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.”

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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

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

Read More about Sheryl

Making a decision to begin counseling can bring hope and relief, and also be scary or intimidating. My 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 my 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 I take 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.

Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

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

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

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.

 

Jason Delay, LPC-S

Jason Delay, LPC-S

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

Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

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

Accepting New Clients: Yes video only

Hours subject to availability: Monday through Thursday 5pm to 9pm telehealth only

Video only: Adults and Couples

Expertise: Adults

Read more about Jason

For the past 26 years, I have helped countless clients work through a wide range of personal and relationship issues. I have a passion and joy watching my clients’ lives change as well as having the immense honor of training new counselors in the art of therapy as an LPC Supervisor.  My 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.

Jason 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.

Amy Venn, LCSW-S

Amy Venn, LCSW-S

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

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

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.

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

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

Location: Video counseling for residents in Texas

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

Accepting New Clients:   NO     (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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