03 Sep Juanita Rischard
Individual Therapist In McKinney Tx
As a Spanish speaking bilingual counselor; I am open to and feel honored to work with individuals from all cultures. (Por favor clientes Hispanos pasen al parrafo ultimo-Spanish speaking clients please see last paragraph). Over the last eight years I have worked as a counselor with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in school settings, agencies and private practice. Presently, I seek to help adults of all ages cope with life situations/transitions and find healing from woundedness, trauma, stress, anxiety, fear and depression. My areas of particular interest include Stress/Anger/Anxiety management, Depression/Self Esteem issues, Trauma/Abuse issues, Grief & Loss Issues, Relationship issues, Couples counseling, Family & Women’s issues, Spirituality and Geriatric counseling.
When I was a little girl, I remember my ill grandmother being cared for at a local hospital. I watched the nurses take care of her and thought, “I want to help people, too.” Those thoughts evolved into my pursing a career in nursing where I was able to help others like my grandmother had been helped. For many years I worked in various nursing positions including surgery supervisor, obstetrics supervisor, director of nursing service, school nurse and school health coordinator. My experience in the school setting led to my becoming an educator and eventually a school principal. While I enjoyed working with children and their families in the field of education, I really wanted to incorporate my skills in a more direct way. The idea of holistic wellness, body, mind and spirit was a concept that was important to me in relieving the stressors and hurts that I witnessed many families encountering in everyday living.
I believed that counseling was a way that I could support individuals and families in becoming involved in their own health, healing and well being. I became a school counselor and for a time worked in the school districts of McKinney ISD and Plano ISD. I have experience in community counseling as I have provided volunteer services for Journey of Hope ( a grief and loss support agency) and have provided counseling for clients at Hope’s Door, a shelter for individuals experiencing domestic and family violence. Additionally, I have worked as a bilingual counselor at City House, a crisis center for families and youth. I have recently completed a three year program in “Heartpaths,” a program that has led to my being certified as a Spiritual Director. This allows me to work with clients who seek counseling from a faith or spiritual perspective.
I believe that counseling is a process whereby the counselor and the client work together in a non-judgmental setting that promotes growth and healing. Central to the goal of counseling is the
BS in Education at Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma
MA in Education at Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma
MS in Counseling and Development at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas
Licenses and Certification
Licensed Professional Counselor
Texas Educator Certificate – School Counselor
Texas Certification Mid-Management, Administrator
Texas Certificate to Practice Professional Nursing – Registered Nurse
Oklahoma Board of Nurse Education and Nurse Registration – Registered Nurse
American Nurses Association Certified Community Health Nurse
Certificate of Completion-The Art of Spiritual Direction-HeartPaths Spiritual Centre of Oklahoma City and Dallas-Ft. Worth
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Joined CCA in 2005
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Pleasant office staff and excellent therapist.
Friendliness of their staff and willingness to accommodate clients, their facility is very well maintained, and of course, my LPC - she is wonderful!
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The counselors are genuine, caring, and professional. The office staff is very helpful.
The customer service and attention to detail are some of the best features that I have found so far at CCA. I enjoyed being able to talk to a real life person when I call, that is my favorite part!
I was very impressed by the counselor. Staff worked to help me get in as soon as possible.
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My Counselor Tammy Williams is wonderful and has helped me work toward a healthy mental state.
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Customer service was amazing ! My therapist was a no-nonsense kind of guy who really supported and understood my issues.
Susie Hales is the most gentle, patient, caring, non judgmental, genuine and professional soul I have ever meet in my life. Where would I be today without her listening to my so many years of tremendous hardship? She helps me understand and grow! I absolutely would recommend CCA.
Lana Snear is so wonderful. She just listens, and helps me get through what I was trying to do on my own, unsuccessfully. Also, the office staff is so friendly and helpful. I appreciate how simple and easy the check in process is.
Great counselors, nice front office staff. Peaceful environment. Professional on all levels.
The counselor we use (Kim House) is outstanding with our child. I would highly recommend her.
Mark was very relatable. I'm excited to continue working with him
It is a caring, family like atmosphere.
For me personally, Suzanne Hales...simply said, she is second to none as a great teacher, guidance counselor, honest and true friend. The rest of the staff that I have met are courteous and efficient.
The office staff is friendly and helpful. The therapist who work there seem to be knowledgeable. They also have a very diverse group of therapist which can treat a diverse group of clients.
Wonderful, caring, and attentive counsellors who make a real difference in our family's life. Front desk folks are very helpful. Thanks Val!
Tami is the best therapist I've ever worked with. Scheduling, billing and insurance process has been easy and effortless.