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Elaine Messarra, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

Hello my name is Elaine and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor M.S. L. P. C. in Texas.
I am 65 years young and I have acquired wisdom, common sense, and expertise that I am glad to share with my clients.

I am currently accepting new adult clients ages 21 + for individual therapy.

My online office hours are Mondays and Thursdays 7 am - 4pm
CST, Central Standard Time.
Other Appointment Days are Available 7 am - 4pm by request, Just Ask!

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, compassionate, empathic, and I am excellent at active listening.
My therapeutic approach & pace is customized to individual needs.

I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment.
Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Areas of Expertise:
Women's Issues, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Stress, Stress Management, Grief & Loss, Dementia,
Aging Parents, Caregiver Issues, Christian Counseling.

Modalities:
Client Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Supportive Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Christian Counseling

All of my sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes.

I have 23 years experience as a psychotherapist in private practice and in nursing home facilities.
I also have experience working with children, adolescents, & special populations including special education, learning disabilities, gifted & talented. I worked as an educator and school counselor for many years. I have worked full time on Better Help & Faithful Counseling since 2020.
I look forward to meeting you !

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Professional experience

23yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

TX LPC 12798

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Elaine Messarra. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Elaine has been my therapist for several years and has helped me get through a great deal of painful life issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking therapy!

Written on Jan 01, 2024 after therapy with Elaine for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I’ve been working with Elaine for over two years. She’s seen me during good times and really bad times. She has always been a wonderful listener and provided great advice. She’s a safe space and I look forward to our weekly chats. I highly recommend Elaine and cannot say enough good things!

Written on Oct 24, 2023 after therapy with Elaine for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Elaine is like speaking with a friend. I appreciate that she is willing to give me other perspectives.

Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Elaine for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Compassionate and understanding. Listens well and offers ways to cope with life stresses.

Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Elaine for 1 year and 4 months

Elaine has a calming presence and really listens to you.

Written on Jul 27, 2023 after therapy with Elaine for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

She is a very calming presence and responds in a timely manner.

Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Elaine for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties