Meet erika

counseling for depression and self-esteem

SPECIALTY AREAS

Depression

Self-Esteem

Stress & Anxiety

About Me & My work

My clinical experience consists of working with adolescents, young adults, and professionals.

Helping individuals through depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues is my passion.  

I aspire to assist clients in acquiring the tools necessary to implement and maintain restorative change, live authentically, and develop meaningful relationships with others. 

Please reach out using the form below in order to schedule an initial appointment so we can determine if my experience matches the type of support you are seeking. 

Once we begin, I will help you gain clarity of your unique needs, and we will create therapy goals that incorporate your strengths and interests.  

I graduated from The University of Saint Thomas in Houston with a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under the superivision of Jennifer Cain, LPC-S, RPT-S.  

questions you might have for me

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What is the cost per session?

Sessions are $130, due at the time of service.

Do you take my insurance?

I am currently licensed as an LPC-Intern, so I am unable to be in-network with insurance panels.

You can contact your insurance provider to find out if they will reimburse you for sessions with an LPC-Intern. 

Learn more about understanding how your insurance benefits work here.

What are my options if I have difficulty paying your session fees?

I don’t want cost to be a barrier for you getting services.  

Some people qualify for sliding scale fees under certain circumstances.  If you’d like more information about sliding scale, you can indicate that when you contact me using the form below. 

 

What are your office hours?

All sessions are by appointment only.

I am regularly in the office Monday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Clients have access to online scheduling 24/7 through the client portal.

Do you work with children or teens?

I work best with teens and adults, so I am open to seeing clients age 13+.

Do you offer online sessions?

At this time, I do not offer online sessions.  

If online sessions are needed to accommodate your location or schedule, consider working with one of our other therapists.  You can read more about online counseling here and more about the other Joy Effect counselors here

Do you offer faith-based counseling?

No, I do not offer faith-based counseling.

If finding a faith-based counselor is important to you, consider working with Carla or Carolyn.

 

Do you work with couples?

I work mainly with individuals. 

If you’re currently in couples’ counseling, I am available to coordinate your treatment with that counselor in order to create a team approach to helping your relationship thrive.

This service is provided at no additional cost to you. 

How do I get started?

The first step to working with me is to reach out so we can talk.

Email is the most effective way to get in touch with me.  The form below will email me directly.

Since the relationship between a therapist and a client is part of the healing process, it’s important to make sure we are a good fit.

I also want you to have an opportunity to ask any additional questions you have.

You can reach out to schedule a call by completing the form below.

contact carla to book a phone consultation

Phone 832-510-0344

Email erika@joyeffectcounseling.com