Mental Health For You E Tamara Denise Pena

Tamara Denise Pena

City: Houston, TX
State: Texas
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Therapy Specialties: 

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues
  • Modality:

  • Chemical Dependency Evaluation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Residential Treatment or Hospitilization
  • Telehealth
  • Payments Accepted:

    My Approach to Helping

    At a very young age, I was happiest when I helped others. Throughout my life, I’ve learned to openly listen and appreciate the individual journey of others. As a therapist, I am allowed to walk with my clients through their experiences, addressing the issues that create feelings such as sadness, hurt, pain, anger and resentment. These feelings are difficult to ignore and even worse, impossible to move past.

    Let me help…

    More Info About My Practice

    No Insurance?
    No problem. I will do my best to work with your budget Please don’t let money stop you from getting help. If you feel you are in crisis, please call!! I can assist you with income-sensitive services – from crisis counseling to follow-up care.

    If you are not comfortable calling, email me!! I know it can be difficult to talk to someone, but you have already taken a positive LEAP forward… just by finding my page.

    So, let’s keep going……
    No matter how small the steps, let’s keep moving forward…

    Specific Issue(s) I’m Skilled at Helping With

    Anxiety, Depression, school issues, substance abuse, and addiction with children, teens, adults, and families.

    Client Focus (Age)

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders
  • Treatment Orientation

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Services Fee

    Billing and Insurance:I am an in-network provider for:

    • Aetna
    • Anthem
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
    • Cigna
    • Community Health Choice
    • Empathia
    • Employer Assistance Plan (EAP)
    • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
    • Memorial Managed Care
    • Multiplan
    • Optum
    • Optum/United Health Care
    • Optum Health
    • United Behavioral Health
    • United Health Care


    If you don’t have insurance to cover psychotherapy or counseling services, please see below.
    Standard Rates for private pay:

    Individual Therapy
    First Visit: Psychological EvaluationAssessment – $225 (typically 1 – 2 hours long)
    All sessions after: $125 (effective 080119)
    Session frequency can be weekly, bi-weekly, or every three – four weeks depending on treatment plan.
    For clients in crisis (non-emergent), sessions are typically scheduled twice weekly
    Session length: 50-55 mins

    Couple or Family Therapy
    First Visit: Psychological EvaluationAssessment – $250 (typically 1.5 – 2.5 hours long)
    All sessions after: $150 (as of 080119)
    Session frequency can be weekly, bi-weekly, or every three – four weeks depending on needtreatment plan.
    For clients in crisis (non-emergent), sessions are typically scheduled twice weekly
    Session Length: 50-120 mins

    ***PLEASE READ***

    If you currently do not have insurance coverage AND if you cannot afford the rates above, PLEASE call or email and let me know your situation. You have already come so far… please don’t get discouraged. None of this is easy.
    Instead…..let’s talk!!!

    Let’s see what we can work out… TOGETHER!

    Sliding Scale Available  InfoClinicians who offer sliding scale payment structures may offer lower or reduced fees based on an individual’s ability to pay. Please contact this clinician for more details regarding their fees or sliding scale policy.

    Weekend Availability

    Evening Availability


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