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Elaine Messarra
Licensed Professional Counselor
Texas

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, and Relationship Issues

Great to meet you!

I live in Victoria, Texas and I am 65 years young.

I have 23 years experience as a psychotherapist in private practice, in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and online virtual therapy.

Prior to this I was a middle school teacher, and elementary school counselor. My experience includes special needs, and gifted and talented students.

I am a Christian who believes in prayer and the Bible. I also offer Christian counseling.

A bit about my approach to therapy

My client centered approach & pace is customized to individual needs.

I offer unconditional positive regard to my clients with a holistic approach of wellness in body and mind.

Therapeutic dialogue, or talk therapy is a positive approach to processing thoughts & emotions.

I am patient, empathic, and I am excellent at active listening.

Religious faith can be a source of comfort, grounding, and healing.

I encourage clients to connect with their higher power.

What you can expect from our first session

I am here to assist my clients to identify and process emotions, feelings, and situations.

I am very patient and I understand that therapy can not be rushed.

It is important to develop a therapeutic bond between therapist and client.

I want my clients to feel safe, heard, and understood every session.

I want my clients to feel lighter and brighter after talk therapy sessions.

Please feel free to ask questions or share concerns at any time.


Elaine's style is

Holistic
Solution-oriented
Affirming

Insurance carriers Elaine accepts

Aetna
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
BlueCross BlueShield
Cigna
Oscar
Oxford
UnitedHealthcare

More about Elaine

MS (Master of Science) at Corpus Christi State University
License type: LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adults and Seniors
More specialties: OCD, Family Issues, Women's Issues, and Stress
Modalities: Positive Psychology, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Processing (CPT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)