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Ona Paskadi , LCSW

Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Parenting issues Anger management
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About me

Hello, thank you for considering me to assist you in whatever journey life has brought you. Yes, a journey. Challenges are experiences that get us to the next stage of our personal development. However we should never feel like we have to go there alone.

I completed the Master's in Social Work program with a minor in Alcohol and Other Drugs. Within about two years of graduating, I became clinically licensed in New Mexico and the next year in Texas. I have 15 years of experience in individual, marital, family, and group therapy. Much of my work time has been with military personnel and their families. This clinical experience exposed me to working with many people from all over the world and with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Approaches in treatment are a combination of strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, relationship dynamic approaches, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, addiction issues, and more. Applying a variety of approaches in treatment are necessary because no therapy is suitable for how dynamic we are as human beings.
I apply a holistic approach with cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and person in environment approaches.

The goal of treatment is to show clients they had the skills and internal resources to meet their personal goals. It is just at times we need to do it in a non-judgmental environment.

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

License information

NM LCSW C-07420

TX LCSW 55590


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ona Paskadi . 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.

As I am getting to know her and she is getting to know me I can give her a better rating. She listens and analyzes what I’m trying to say. I had so much built up but I appreciate her listening.

Written on Dec 29, 2022 after therapy with Ona for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Ona is the best! A wonderful listener and really knows how to make you see things in a different light.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Ona for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Ona is great!

Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Ona for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and anger management

Ona has been a wonderful listener and has a way of genuinely connecting with me and the issues I present or am working on.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Ona for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching


Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Ona for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

She's honestly the best! Lucky to have her!

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Ona for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem