I am passionate about working with clients and feel honored to support you throughout your growth. My goal is to create an environment that is accepting, supportive and understanding. I strive to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.
Hello! I’m a bilingual (English/Spanish) and bicultural Provisionally Licensed Psychologist. I work primarily with adult clients and have extensive experience working with survivors of interpersonal trauma. I’ve also worked with individuals affected by depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and complicated family relationships. When working with clients, I use a person-centered and relational-cultural approach and have training and experience with Cognitive Processing Therapy, a cognitive behavioral approach for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Thank you for visiting my page. Your relationship with your therapist is a critical factor in determining your success in reaching your therapeutic goals. I invite you to reach out to me for a no-obligation, free phone consultation to determine if I am the right therapist for you and your needs. Schedule an introductory call through the website link on this page.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LMFT-S, LPC-S, NCC
Are you struggling with a specific problem in your life? Has your life suddenly become chaotic? Have you been searching for something to fill your life with joy again, only to discover you don't know what you are looking for? I want to help you find the answers you have been looking for and hope for a better tomorrow.
I believe we all possess the potential to meet our challenges and find a fulfilling life. I look forward to accompanying you along this important journey. Through exploration of your experiences and through creative and courageous responses in your relationships, new pathways emerge. I provide conversation, expressive arts, and activity-based therapies with adults, couples, and teens. I provide play therapy for children, allowing them to feel safe, express themselves, and find solutions to problems, all in their natural language of play. I also enjoy collaborating with parents and caregivers to enhance relationships with their children and ease parenting challenges.
My goal is to provide an empathetic, caring, and therapeutic relationship in which you can explore the challenges that prevent you from having your preferred life. Our work together will guide you to identify your strengths while helping you to learn new ways of being in the world and in relationships. I believe in looking at the past when needed, but not allowing the past to define who you can be or how you can love.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCDC, EMDR, EAP
Do you experience stress, anxiety, or panic attacks? Do certain triggers cause you to have overwhelming emotions? Are you going through a difficult transition in your life? Are you having relationship challenges? I'm Melissa Cooper, and I help people discover their core issues and improve relationships with themselves and others. I work with individuals who are feeling anxious, suffering from panic attacks, experiencing relationship challenges, and desire personal growth. If you want to feel like yourself again and learn ways to calm down and relax, I would be honored to walk beside you toward healing and personal growth.
I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve positive growth and wellness fitting to their own unique set of personal values, wants, and needs. I will create a safe, judgement-free, and empathetic environment to build a therapeutic relationship that is necessary to help increase self-awareness and motivations to identify and take steps towards meeting your goals.
Finding a therapist that you are comfortable with is important. You need to feel confident that you are being truly heard and your concerns are being addressed. I look forward to developing a productive and encouraging relationship with you as we work together to positively impact your goals. It can be difficult to admit you need help, and I imagine there have been many attempts to solve your problems before you considered seeking a professional. I applaud your courage and will be committed to helping you find solutions to your challenges.
I manage and serve as the primary therapist and am a licensed professional counselor in full-time private practice. I have been practicing in the North Texas area since 2007. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. I have experience with helping individuals, couples, adolescents, and children through a number of different mental health related issues. I have a particular interest and heart for helping those that have a history of sexual abuse trauma.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT, RYT 200
Perhaps you often feel the need to withdraw from the world to recharge, or you don't jump into new situations as readily as others. You've always felt a nagging sense that you or your child are different from the rest of the world. You worry constantly about being enough or not failing. You overthink and notice things far more than other people you know. You find yourself struggling to keep up with the pace of our busy world and wonder how others seem to do it so easily. You follow the rules, you perform well at work or school, but you still don't feel satisfied with yourself. Or maybe this describes your child and you want to help.
Providing effective therapy, especially for married and non-married couples, requires extensive knowledge and professional experience. I have over 21 years of experience as a therapist in a variety of settings with a broad spectrum of clients and I am a PhD Candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy. I maintain private practices in both Plano and Flower Mound, TX. While many therapists only work with individuals, I have recognized that working with individuals, couples and families can enhance the process of helping clients resolve issues and make long lasting changes that allow them to fully experience the joys and passions of a full relational life.
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression? Do you often feel frustrated? Are you unsure what next steps to take? My goal is to help guide you to take that next step and sort through those emotions. I incorporate Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy - focusing on belief systems and current thinking patterns and Family Systems Therapy - concentrating on relational patterns developed to connect with ourselves and others in our lives.
I believe things can get better for us, our families, and communities by engaging in authentic and courageous relationships with ourselves and each other. There is hope to be rediscovered and meaning to be found even in the moments of life that seem like there is none. It is my pleasure to help others through the challenging periods of their life and help them find meaning in those experiences. I provide talk therapy for adolescents emerging into adulthood and adults across the life span. I am also EMDR trained to help individuals struggling with trauma and adverse life experiences.
Congratulations!! You have reached the next step on your new journey in life! We know it is difficult to come to counseling and even harder to choose a counselor that works for you, which is why the primary counseling approach that staff follow at ACCC is a strength-based approach. This means that we believe that every individual has the key to successful outcomes within themselves. Ultimately we believe that you are the expert in your life. Our motto is "Inspiring Real Hope to Real People". This motto is representative of what restoration of hope can mean in healing everyday relationships among everyday people.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC
Peace, Strength and Healing in a judgement-free space is my main role as your Therapist. It is an honor for me to partner with you to grow stronger to better manage your overall functioning and wellness in mind, body, and spirit so that your joy can be restored.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, RYT-200, C-DBT
Does past trauma cause you to feel reactive, as if your emotions are beyond your control? Do you experience freezing or intense anger? Do you feel like you’ll never achieve the life you want because these reactions constantly interfere? This is my specialty! I work with adult survivors of trauma that experience life interfering reactions at work, at home, and in everyday life. I am trained in Attachment Theory, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy; I am also certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (C-DBT) and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC-Asc
I am a Licensed School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Jennifer Cain, LPC-S, RPT-S. As a parent, former educator, and counselor I have a unique perspective on the challenges that teens and young adults face as they transition from childhood to adulthood. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Person-Centered interventions I work to provide a safe space for patients to explore their thoughts and feelings without judgement.
You feel like it would be good to talk to someone who has an idea about what you're going through, but you're not necessarily wanting therapy. You're ready to make some changes, but you're used to doing things on your own, your way. However, some guidance, support, and maybe some accountability would be helpful. Life coaching provides guidance and support so that you can discover what you really need and want in your life, and then plan the pathway make those visions reality. You lead the way, I provide the flashlight. As a professional woman, you've worked hard and sacrificed much for others. NOW is the time to focus on yourself.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Flower Mound are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Flower Mound then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Flower Mound, or Child Psychologists in Flower Mound.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Flower Mound psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Flower Mound specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.