Elaine Messarra

(MS, LPC)
Therapist Elaine Messarra Photo

About Me

Hello name is Elaine. I am an L. P. C. in Texas.

I am currently accepting new adult clients ages 20 + for individual therapy only.

My online office hours are 7 am - 4 pm Monday- Thursday CST, Texas time .

Therapeutic dialogue, or talk therapy is a positive approach to processing thoughts & emotions.
My therapeutic approach & pace is customized to individual needs.

I have 21 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 since 2020.
I look forward to meeting you !

Areas of Specialization:
Women's Issues, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Stress, Stress Management
Chronic Illness & Pain, Grief & Loss, End of Life Issues, Parenting, Dementia,
Aging Parents, Caregiver Issues, Christian Counseling, optional.


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

All of my sessions are scheduled for 45 minutes.












CRISIS SITUATIONS:
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If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need immediate assistance you should:
PHONE: Call the Crisis Hotline via phone at (800) 273-8255
You can also call your psychiatrist or physician for assistance.
IN PERSON: Go to your nearest emergency room for in-person help if you are in immediate crisis.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #12798 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

Written by S.U. on Nov 27, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and adhd

Elaine is very understanding and a good listener, she provides tools to use and makes you think about all aspects of situations, she is helping me shift my mindset to more positive and growth oriented horizons. Her positive and kind energy makes me feel safe opening up around her. I have been through a couple therapist and Elaine is the only one who makes me feel like I am growing

Written by S.A. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Elaine has been so helpful with helping me manage the ups and downs of my life. A constant member of my support system. Can’t thank her enough for all her help and time

Written by K.A. on Nov 13, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Elaine is a fantastic therapist. I've tried a couple other therapists that I didn't click with and I felt like they were judging me. Elaine is absolutely wonderful, she is compassionate, a great listener, she understands what you are going through, and she gently guides you to finding your own answers within yourself. She is caring and supportive no matter what, and I feel like I can tell her anything (which I thought would be really hard for me, but she makes it easy). Elaine and her warm nature have helped me realize there is nothing wrong with me. I always feel better after my sessions with Elaine and I highly recommend her.

Written by D.A. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Elaine was very helpful and was a great listener. Even though I was nervous about my first experience with therapy being online, she made it very easy and comfortable.

Written by L.U. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Listens and provides several solutions. Easy to talk to.

Written by H.O. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Elaine is very warm and kind. She is relatable and easy to open up to. She is professional and thorough. Would definitely recommend her!

Written by J.O. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

When Elaine shows up on my screen for our meetings I almost immediately smile and know I’m in great hands. She’s been a god send to be completely honest!!

Written by D.A. on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Elaine is help I needed on my darkest day. She is always looking for ways to help me continue my healing.

Written by S.A. on Aug 09, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 3 months on issues concerning grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Elaine is so kind and understanding. She listens so well and gives great advice when asked for it! So glad we got connected.

Written by E.L. on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Elaine is so caring and is an amazing listener. She asks the right questions and gives great advice. I’d recommend her to my friends in a heartbeat

Written by P.R. on Jul 15, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Elaine is very good at listening, understanding what I am concerned about, and discussing those topics. She is very sweet, and I enjoy speaking with her.

Written by F.E. on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

She has helped me to open myself more. When I talk to my friends or family about my problems, sometimes I get criticized. With Elaine I know I am truly safe and she has never judge me about my feelings or decisions. I feel safe now.

Written by A.L. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I appreciate everything Elaine has been doing for me at this time. She listens to me and gives me good feedback.

Written by E.R. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

After not going to therapy for four months I knew it was time to go back after I had a life-changing situation. I have complete confidence and trust when it comes to my therapy sessions with Elaine, who is kind and makes me feel heard. I look forward to my therapy sessions with her.

Written by S.H. on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues

Elaine is amazing. I will be leaving the service for financial reasons

Written by M.I. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Elaine has been so helpful to me and incredibly understanding. I have a tendency of thinking my problems are not that big of a deal but she always validated how I was feeling. I could not recommend her more!

Written by J.I. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

Love her!

Written by M.A. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Elaine does a wonderful job at getting to know the people she's helping, she's wonderful at her job

Written by M.E. on May 19, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

I love Elaine! I love that she listens and sends resources to support you to become a better you! I love that she's really flexible and truly makes you feel like she's there for you through the journey.

Written by L.I. on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Elaine instantly put me at ease. She is so caring and helpful listening to my concerns with just the right amount of questions and guidance. I love how she asks me what I would like to work on and doesn’t force me to open a door I’m not ready for. She also helps to support what I’m going through with great articles and extra supplemental materials. I look forward to our chats and work. I feel lucky to be paired with just the right person in my first try at better health.

Written by S.A. on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Elaine was great in our first appointment. She is quick to respond which is important especially now when it is hard to get an appointment with a counselor. I have only had one session so far.

Written by H.E. on May 03, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Elaine is wonderful! She listens to all of my rants about everything you can think of. She has been super helpful and supportive of me and my goals in life.

Written by L.I. on Apr 26, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 3 weeks on issues concerning grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Elaine is easy to connect with. She is a great listener but also provides valuable feedback and suggestions

Written by B.E. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I was very hesitant about starting this whole online therapy thing but as soon as I saw Elaine’s face on our first video call I felt at ease and knew I was in good hands!

Written by J.E. on Apr 14, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and adhd

Better help did an amazing job placing me with Elaine. I was so unsure how everything would play out , that I put off checking into counseling for a month. Once I had my first session with Elaine, I knew I made the right decision. She gave me a scene of peace , and understanding. I couldn't wrap my mind around how this counseling would help my issues. I have had weekly sessions by choice with Elaine , and I have been able to apply the tools in my life she has taught me so far. I am very grateful God as used Elaine in this field , & that are paths have crossed for the better.

Written by L.I. on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Elaine is a kind and compassionate listener. She is quick to respond and talk me through the toughest of times. She has the compassion of an old friend while maintaining the neccesary boundaries of a coach and therapist. She cares about me while caring for me. She is wonderful.

Written by S.C. on Mar 09, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Sometimes all you need is a great listener to figure yourself out more. She’s amazing. Taught me to grieve way better than anyone

Written by K.E. on Feb 16, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I do not know much about her but I care for this lady. She is very kind. She listens and give the wonderful kind advice that you need to hear. Thank you Ms Elaine

Written by B.R. on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, anger management, and compassion fatigue

She is wonderful period.

Written by V.I. on Jan 19, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I have had such a good time with Elaine. Every live session has been incredible, she really listens and remembers even the smallest details that I give her and that it itself makes me feel important and heard. She helped me through one of my darker episodes and I look forward to talking to her every week and really exploring my feelings and concerns with her. She’s amazing!

Written by M.E. on Jan 16, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Elaine is a great listener and offers amazing guidance. I came to her very anxious and feeling isolated and with her help I was able to utilize my supports and now have healthier means of coping.

Written by E.L. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Elaine is sensitive to my needs and generous with her time. It’s a lifeline at a difficult time.

Written by M.O. on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

It’s been great working with Elaine. She’s been extremely responsive and it’s so easy to schedule and comforting to know help is a call away.

Written by C.A. on Dec 23, 2020 after therapy with Elaine for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She is Fantastic!

Written by R.E. on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, and self esteem

Elaine is the most kind and genuine therapist I have ever had! I really feel like she cares and is invested in bettering my life.

Written by B.R. on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s caught on to how I feel and operate very quickly. More quickly than I’m used to, so I was surprised! It was quite endearing.

Written by L.A. on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

I’ve had three sessions and it’s already helping me cope with many life stressors and anxiety. Thank you!!

Written by A.B. on Dec 06, 2020 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

she listens and responds very nicely! I enjoy talking to Elaine :)

Written by E.M. on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Elaine for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Elaine is so kind and amazing. She helps me better understand myself and is very patient along the way.

Written by C.O. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Elaine for 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great as always!

Written by C.H. on Oct 21, 2020 after therapy with Elaine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Great to share what's stressing me out with her.