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-S, CMHIMP

Ida MacDonald, LPC-S, CMHIMP

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

Location: Video Only for Texas Residents

Evaluations Offered: Health Assessment

Insurances Accepted:  United Health Care (UMR, Optum, Oscar, Allsavers), Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Sendero, Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients:   Yes    (Video only)

Expertise: Adults and Couples

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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.

Amy Venn, LCSW

Amy Venn, LCSW

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

Location: Video Only for Texas

Insurances Accepted:  United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers), Self pay $110

Accepting New Clients: No (Video only)

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

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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

Amber Clemens, LMFT

Amber Clemens, LMFT

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

Location: Video Only for Texas and Colorado Residents

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

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

Accepting New Clients: Yes    (Video only)  Daytime availability only

Expertise: Adults and Couples

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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!

 

Whitney Briggs, LPC

Whitney Briggs, LPC

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

Location: Video Therapy for residents in Texas and Colorado

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

Accepting New Clients:  NO (Video Only)

  (NO CHILDREN OR COUPLES AT THIS TIME) 

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

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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.

 

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 (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

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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.

 

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 and Colorado

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

Accepting New Clients : NO (Video Only)

Expertise: Kids (5 yrs and older) and Individual adults (no couples)

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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.

Video For Kids

Video For Parents

 

Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

Dayle's Patient Portal / New Clients Registration Read more about Dayle

Location: Video Only for residents in Texas, Louisiana and Florida

Insurances Accepted: Aetna (NO AETNA EAP), Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna (NO CIGNA EAP), Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (UMR, Oscar, Optum, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients:  NO (No Couples, No Substance abuse or history of addiction/excessive use. No Eating Disorders) VIDEO THERAPY ONLY AT THIS TIME

Expertise: Adults and couples

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