Rica Wangler

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, in 2016, practicing counseling for the past four years. I have experience working with all ages and many types of issues (relational and clinical), including ADHD, sexual abuse, physical abuse, depression, suicidal ideation, eating disorders, divorce, personality disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, as well as additional problems that have affected my clients’ respective families.
I believe in a strong holistic approach that provides my clients a haven to work through life's challenges. My training also consists of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as solution focused and narrative therapy along with other creative approaches to meet the mental health needs of my clients.
My goal for the counseling relationship is the client and the counselor will come to understand and trust one another, work as a team to define and explore present problem situations, develop future goals for an improved life, and work in a systematic fashion toward realizing those goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #77874 (Expires: 2021-05-31)


Reviews

Written by T.E. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling with Rica for 3 months on issues concerning eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I feel like Rica is my accountability partner on my marathon journey to better healthy - physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional. She listens, challenges me, helps me understand my behavior, and provides suggestions for overcoming obstacles. I fully understand that I'm the one having to commit to new behaviors and behavior change, and Rica is right there by my side.

Written by H.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Rica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

Rica has really helped me the past few months. yes few months! it’s insane! she is so caring and really understanding.

Written by T.I. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Rica for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Rica is an excellent counselor, and I would highly recommend her. She gives great suggestions about how to deal with situations I’m facing.

Written by L.A. on Feb 22, 2020 after counseling with Rica for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief

Rica is a wonderful counselor!!! She is a great listener and has given me incredible perspective. She has pushed me to grow and is helping me work through my difficult thoughts, feelings, reality, and and traumatic memories.