Meet Our Specialists

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Tamera Rasmussen, MS,LPC,LPCC, NCC

Hi! While it is necessary to introduce myself according to my education, experience, licensing, and specializations, it's more important to let you know that I am a human first. I live life just like you and experience parenting pitfalls, marriage challenges, financial quandaries, and all of the other stuff that life is made of. My role in your life isn’t to tell you what to do or how to do it, it is to use the clinical skills I’ve learned, wisdom I’ve gained, and my clinical experience to help you navigate and heal from the “stuff” in your life. I am a nationally recognized Board-Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas, and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of New Mexico. I am also a trained EMDR provider, trained in Co-Parenting Counseling, a registered Circle of Security Parenting© Facilitator, and I'm currently seeking my credentials to provide Bariatric assessments and counseling.

 

While I often use and believe in the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral and solution focused interventions, I identify as an eclectic and holistic oriented therapist. In other words, I don’t subscribe to a “one size fits all” method. I draw from a variety of skills from various models to best meet your needs. My definition of a holistic approach, is simply that I believe all things in life are connected, and in order to achieve long-term emotional wellness we need to consider everything that makes us, us (i.e. physical wellness, family dynamics, eating and sleep habits, work environment, past traumas etc).

My specializations include attachment and intimacy issues, working with couples and individuals (16 and up) with relationship problems related to sex and intimacy, parenting, co-parenting and divorce transition, general marital distress, anxiety and depression symptoms, stress, body image and eating issues (particularly binge eating and obesity), simple and complex trauma, grief/loss, career transition, and phase of life difficulties. In addition to general adult counseling, I also run two different psychotherapy and psychoeducational groups.

I use Circle of Security Parenting© and parenting psychotherapy to help parents discover new ways to connect with their children (from infant to adult) to develop healthy long-term attachments, and/or create lasting repair to restore broken family relationships. Healthier families = healthier children = healthier, happier, and more productive classrooms, communities, and homes.   I also offer a unique “Life after Weight Loss” psychoeducational counseling program for individuals and groups who are seeking or have experienced extreme weight loss, and are struggling with emotional, relational, psychological, and physiological challenges as a result. 
This program was developed by me personally, based on extensive research and personal experience.  

I am passionate about my calling as a psychotherapist because it allows me to work with a wide range of individuals from all walks of life. I make no apologies for my belief in God or my desire to offer faith based services when desired. However, ALL are welcome in the safe haven of my office regardless of sexual orientation, religious background, ethnicity, gender, or political affiliation. Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to working with you!

 

Sarita Arora, LCSW

Feeling overwhelmed with life? I would love to help you find ways to improve and balance your life to find your happy place. I have experience in working with individuals and couples that find themselves struggling with relationships, anger, depression, hopelessness, and anxiety.

I’m not here to tell you what to do or to judge you because “life” happens to the best of us. We are all human and can benefit from professional nonjudgmental guidance. I will use my clinical experience and a holistic approach to help you gain insight, improve your coping skills and feel empowered while conquering the challenges you are facing along your journey. I am passionate about using my experience, knowledge, and creativity to create a safe and supportive environment to foster your healing. Furthermore, I believe that the bond between the therapist and client can
be a road to healing and look forward to working with you.

"Never lose hope…Miracles dwell in the invisible." –Rumi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Now accepting individuals and couples 18 years or older

 

Andrea Bellard, LPC

Andrea is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing adolescent counseling (ages 11 and up) in substance abuse/addiction and teen anxiety. She earned her Master of Education degree in Counseling from the the University of North Texas in Denton. She has 12 years of experience working in the public school system as a general and special education counselor. Prior to becoming a counselor in education, Andrea worked in adolescent clinical settings including juvenile detention facilities, inpatient mental health facilities, and inpatient adolescent recovery programs. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Andrea is committed to helping adolescents problem solve, learn effective coping skills, and overcome challenges to be happy and successful at home and school. Andrea has experience in child and adolescent issues relating to grief, anger management, and depression. Additionally, Andrea has a professional interest in working with women struggling with grief and loss associated with pregnancy, infant, and child loss. 

Eric Johnson, MS LPCS

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor in the State of Texas. I hold
a Masters of Counseling from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Sam Houston State University.

My background includes 18 years of experience as a school counselor and as a teacher of students with special needs. I also have 13 years of experience working in criminal justice assisting adults with mental health needs.

I believe that I have a talent for helping people with a wide variety of concerns including substance abuse, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorders, mood disorders, conduct disorders, spiritual issues, criminal justice issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and crisis needs.

I utilize elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy, brief-solution focused therapy and reality-choice therapy in addition to life experience. I believe that each person holds a unique perspective on their situation and understanding that perspective is essential to assisting them. I strive to develop a collaborative relationship with my clients to identify strengths, increase insight, improve coping skills, and promote positive change to help them move forward with a healthier life.

 
 

Vielka Williams, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and South Carolina. Originally from Brooklyn, New York and raised in Texas where I earned a degree in Bachelor of Science in Social Psychology from Park University (Fort Bliss Campus) and a Master of Arts in Counseling with an emphasis in Mental Health from Webster University (Fort Bliss Campus). I have worked with children for many years in juvenile justice system, parent child relational problems, truancy, and other emotional disturbances. Most recently working with adults dealing with addiction. Whether it is anxiety, depression, change of life issues, self-esteem, social skills, or relationships I’m here to listen. How may I be of service to you?

I am currently accepting individuals and couples between 5 years to geriatric adult.

I look forward to meeting you and assisting you through my experience, knowledge and desire to support lasting positive change in one’s life.

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Lakeisha A. Williams, MA, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas (License #75604).  I graduated from Louisiana State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
I later earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University.  With years of experience as a middle school teacher and school counselor, I have a heart and passion for helping others to reach their full potential. 

I have worked with children and adolescents in both individual and group therapy settings.  I value each person that I work with and my goal is to help them succeed as they work toward positive changes in their lives.  Through evidence-based treatments, I am committed to helping my clients find hope, the help they need, healing and resolution in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment. 

I specialize in working with children and adolescents in the areas of anxiety, ADHD, bullying, conflict resolution, grief/loss, self-esteem, social skills and trauma. 

I use a variety of treatment approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy.  Through these approaches I strive to help my clients examine their behaviors, feelings and thoughts with an open mind and explore new and different ways of approaching and responding to specific situations.  The goal is for my clients to gain insight, learn new coping strategies and build confidence to create lasting positive changes.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, traveling and cheering on my favorite sports teams: New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers. 

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