"The most common way people
give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
― Alice Walker
Meet Our Specialists
Tamera Rasmussen, MS, LPC, LPCC, NCC, C-PD
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. As for my credentials, I have a Master’s of science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling from a CACREP Accredited University, 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 a Certified Personality Disorder (C-PD) specialist and a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) provider. I am also trained in Co-Parenting Counseling, Circle of Security Parenting©, ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and interventions specific to the treatment of trauma and eating disorders.
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 working with individuals and families affected by personality disorders and serious mental illness, 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 including bulimia and anorexia, simple and complex trauma, grief/loss, career transition, and phase of life difficulties. In addition to general adult counseling, I also run a Circle of Security parenting group.
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 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!
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.
Patty Hooks, LPC
I’m a Christian, a wife, a mom, a friend and a therapist. I feel that you are brave and wise for seeking help for yourself or your loved one. YOU ARE SAFE HERE. I have been a teacher, a school counselor and now a therapist. I know that life is hard because I’ve personally dealt with family issues, marital imperfections, anxiety, financial worries and career changes. Everyone has problems…but some people choose not to tell anyone. Secrets won’t heal us. The good news is that talking with a trusted, non-judgmental and caring person can give you a new perspective or “take” on your problems and help you move forward.
I’m a former teacher and school counselor who has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been married for almost 35 years….yes, that’s a long time! I’ve been a Pearland resident for over 30 years and have two grown children. I have been trained in many types of therapy. However, I believe each client deserves a unique approach so I will individualize your therapy to fit your needs. I work with couples, families and adults as well as children ages five and up. I work with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, anger, grief and trauma.
If you are feeling scared, nervous, in a rut, mad, depressed or confused reach out
YOU ARE SAFE HERE.
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.
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.