Ali Briars

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Ali Briars

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

8751 Collin Mckinney Parkway
ste. 205
McKinney, TX 75070
(940) 241-4838
Offers online therapy

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Announcement icon At Healing Counseling Center we are currently offering Telehealth for new and existing clients to aid in emotional distress during Covid-19.

About

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from The Ohio State University. I have experience in treating trauma, PTSD, personality disorders,depression, anxiety, Bi-polar disorder, addiction, life adjustment issues, family and relationship issues. My therapeutic approach is personalized and collaborative. I utilize a variety of strategies to address each unique situation. I aim to create a sense of strength and support for my clients. I believe successful, effective therapy begins with a safe and comfortable connection with your therapist.
My approach is client-centered in efforts to offer empathy to build client and counselor relationship. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in efforts to reprocess negative belief systems that are shaped during traumatic experiences. Also, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
I am a goal oriented therapist that gather’s clinical knowledge from each client’s history to tailor a treatment plan. I like to build a strong relationship with my client's and use varied techniques that I have gathered in my 30 years of providing psychotherapy. My approach as the therapist is to help guide the client in their therapeutic journey!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $90 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 39 Years
  • License: Texas / 62435
  • School: The Ohio Sate University
  • Year Graduated: 1983

Ali Briars's Groups

DBT Group (currently on hold)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy teaches a series of specific skill sets which equip us to navigate emotions, stress, and relationships better than we have in the past. By learning mindfulness techniques, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Distress Tolerance, we can identify emotions so that we can work to manage them. The DBT group will consist of an education component as well as discussion and rehearsal of how to implement skills in real life situations.

More about this group

Location

8751 Collin Mckinney Parkway
ste. 205
McKinney, TX 75070
(940) 241-4838
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Depression
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • End of Life
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Medication Management
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 20 Apr 2022
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Ali Briars

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW