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Dr. Melissa Earls, LPC-Peace of Mind Counseling

When you need someone who wants to listen

Professional Services 

  • Individual Counseling

  • Couples and Family Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Professional Training
  • Supervision for LPC Associate and RPT
  • Consultation for Current Practitioners 

Our Clinicians 

  • Practicum Student

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor 

What is an Practicum Student?

A practicum student is in training to complete their Master's Degree. They enter the practicum at the last stage prior to graduation to have their clinical experience. The practicum is a supervised experience in which counseling theory is applied to practice and it provides graduate students experiences in counseling with diverse clients in one-to-one interactions. In order for a Practicum Student to obtain their Master’s degree their college program requires them to gain experience by working under with an approved supervisor for at least 350 hours.


What is an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Associate?

Licensed Professional Counselor Associates (LPC Associates) are licensed by the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors to provide counseling services to clients. These LPC Associates have already earned their master’s or doctoral degrees from an approved graduate counseling program at a university or college program.


In Texas professional counselors have a rigorous experience requirements for independent licensure. The Texas Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors require LPC Associates to continue their professional development after obtaining their Master’s degree by working under a board-approved supervisor for at least 3000 hours. Texas requires this extra experience to assure mastery of counseling skills and techniques before they are eligible to apply to become Licensed Professional Counselors who can practice the craft of counseling independently.


What is an Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)?

An LPC is a fully by the Texas Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors. LPCs are master's-degreed mental health service providers, trained to work with individuals, families, and groups in treating mental, behavioral, and emotional problems and disorders. LPCs provide mental health services that focus on behavioral, emotional and mental issues in various healthcare settings. LPCs can practice the craft of counseling independently.


What is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Supervisor?

Supervision is defined as assisting the provisional licensed professional counselor in developing expertise in methods of the professional mental health counseling practice and in developing self-appraisal and professional development strategies. Supervision must comply with standards as set by the board. 

  • Supervision of provisional licensed professional counselors is a specialty area and requires privileging review. Those individuals who may provide supervision to provisional licensed professional counselors must meet the following requirements.
  • The supervisor must hold a Texas license as a Licensed Professional Counselor.
  • The supervisor must have been practicing mental health counseling for a minimum of three years post LPC licensure.
  • Supervisors must have successfully completed either of the training options below:
  • Graduate-Level Academic Training. At least one graduate-level academic course in counseling supervision. The course must have included at least 45 clock hours (equivalent to a three-credit hour semester course) of supervision training.
  • Professional Training. A board-approved professional training program in supervision. The training program must be a minimum of 25 direct clock hours of face-to-face interaction with the instructor. 

What is a Registered Play Therapist (RPT)?

A registered play therapist is a mental health professional with training and experience working with children and families through the use of play therapy. An RPT has met specific criteria and is registered through the Association for Play Therapy.

What is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S)?

A registered play therapist supervisor is a registered play therapist who has extensive training and experience in play therapy, and is deemed qualified by the Association for Play Therapy to supervise a play therapist.

Cost for Services by Clinician Type


INTAKE

FOLLOW-UP

PAYMENT TYPES ACCEPTED

PRACTICUM STUDENT

$30

$40

Cash Pay Only

LPC-ASSOCIATE

$75

$85

Cash Pay Only

LPC

$120

$130

Cash & Insurance

RPT

$130

$145

Cash & Insurance

LPC-S

$145

$155

Cash & Insurance

LPC-S

$145

$155

Cash & Insurance

Insurance

Services completed by Practicum or LPC Associate Clinicians are cash pay only. We are in-network with most insurance companies. Fully licensed clinicians accept both cash payments and/or insurance reimbursement. Services may be covered in full or in part by your health insurance or employee benefit plan. Please check your coverage with your insurer. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted for payment. Counseling services are also allotted under your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA).

If you do not show up for your scheduled therapy appointment or you have not notified our office at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay a fee of $50.

To Schedule an Appointment click:

281.788.7975 Contact


[email protected]

Issues

Anger Management

Attention Deficit (ADHD)

Behavioral Issues

Career Counseling

Child or Adolescent

Emotional Disturbance

Life Coaching

Loss or Grief

Parenting

Peer Relationships

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Suicidal Ideation

Teen Violence

Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health:

Bipolar Disorder

Mood Disorders

Client Served

  • Gender: All
  • Ethnicity: Any
  • Religious Orientation: Any
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (18 months to 6 years)
  • Children
  • Preteens
  • Adolescents / Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
  • Categories:
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Clients Served 

Ethnicity: Any

Religious Orientation: Any

Age:

Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)

Children (6 to 10)

Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Adults

Elders (65+)

Categories:

Bisexual Clients

Gay Clients

Heterosexual Clients

Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Existential

Family Systems Therapy

Family/Marital Therapy

Gestalt

Modality:

Individuals

Family

Group

Gender: All

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