118 Lynn Ave Suite 304
Lewisville, TX 75057
My office is located across the street from the Medical Center of Lewisville.
When you enter the parking lot, it's the 3rd building on the left.
The sign out front says, "Cowork Suites."
Whether you live in Lewisville or the surrounding Dallas areas,
call today to schedule an appointment. I look forward to working with you!
Rates and Insurance
MEDICAID WAIVER, DARS, HCS, ICF ACCEPTED
FORMS OF PAYMENT ACCEPTED: VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS, DISCOVER, FSA HEALTH CARDS AND PAYPAL
Group Sessions: 90 Minutes – 40.00 per individual per session
Individual Session: 50 Minutes – 100.00 per session
Family or Couple Session- 60 Minutes – 110.00 per session
Late Cancellations: Cancelling scheduled appointment within 24 hours – 50.00
No Show Fees: Not showing up for scheduled appointment – 50.00
I also accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Insurance. I will work with you before your appointment to verify benefits and eligibility.
OUT OF NETWORK BENEFITS
If you want to file out of network benefits, I can provide paid invoices for filing to insurance companies. Please check with your insurance company to determine benefits ahead of time.
If you have Aetna, Cigna United Healthcare or most other major insurance plans, then most of my services should be covered under your out-of-network benefits. Typically, this means that your insurance plan will reimburse you for 40%-60% of session fees. That means that you end up paying only slightly more than you would when paying your insurance co-pay. The benefit is that you are able to choose a therapist that is a match for you without being limited to a list and how many sessions your insurance agrees to pay.
What to Expect
Many people are unsure about how the therapy process works. It’s normal to feel somewhat anxious about sharing your thoughts and concerns with a person you don’t know. This section is to give you an idea of what happens during a session.
Session 1: The first session is for us to get to know each other and share all of the necessary information. We will go over all of the required forms and office policies and you will receive copies to take home. I’ll ask that you take them home, look them over and fill them out before the second session. I also want to know about you as a person and why you are coming in for counseling. I’ll ask questions so I can get a good sense of how we can work together. I’ll also ask about your goals and what you want to take away from the therapy process. After all, being able to change something that may be limiting you is the most important part.
Another question that people often ask is, how many sessions will I need. The answer is different for each person. Maybe you just need 2-3 sessions to fine-tune an issue or maybe there are multiple areas that you would like to focus on in order to achieve a lasting change. On average, people attend sessions for a 6-9-month period. If you need to stay longer, that’s ok too.
My office is located in a quiet building and is easily accessed from I35. You will have privacy and all conversations between you and I will remain confidential. It’s a comfortable space and my goal is to ensure that you feel welcomed and supported.
Counseling People with Intellectual Disabilities
Getting by in a "Neurotypical" World
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Other Counseling Services
There are times when we all need help. Over the years, I’ve worked with individuals, families and groups to figure out how we can work together to improve life’s situations and daily functioning.
My approach to counseling is client centered and evidence based. We’ll discuss your concerns and work together as a team to figure out how to move past difficulties, how to move through grief or how to reduce symptoms which are preventing you from feeling truly happy. Many individuals and families struggle to find relief from daily challenges.
I enjoy working with a range of clients and have experience in the areas of grief, stress, anxiety, depression and more severe mood symptoms. Please call to find out if I’m the right fit for you. I’m happy to speak with you about your needs and want to make sure that you find the best services possible.
I have several years of experience working with people with disabilities and have developed modified counseling techniques to meet the specific needs of clients who may have communication barriers and/or difficulty controlling emotional responses.
I have a special interest in working with caregivers. I’ve sat with many families over the years who simply didn’t know what to do next or who felt they were isolated from the rest of the world. Taking care of someone is a commitment of love. It can also be emotionally and physically exhausting. I offer individual and group sessions.
Grief issues are also an area of focus and I use evidence based practices to help clients. Whether you have lost a loved one through death, separation, divorce or other life circumstances, it helps to talk to someone who can be objective. There is no right way to grieve, there is no time limit on grief and most well-meaning friends and family members simply may not understand how to hold a space for you to work through your pain. Please call to schedule a session so we can collaborate on how you can begin to heal.
You are not alone in your troubles. Give me a call to schedule a session.
DONNA ALMEIDA COUNSELING PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor