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Maria Puazo LPC

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Maria Puazo Licensed Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Central Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Rica Puazo is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist (LPC, RAT) who holds more than 4 years of experienceworking in residential treatment facilities and inpatient acute care with children, adolescents, young adults, college students, young professionals, adults, and geriatrics. She has experience working with individuals diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar disorder and mood disorders, schizophrenia, conduct disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, substance abuse, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and neurocognitive disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer s.Rica also has experience working with families, couples, the LGBTQIA+ community, and individuals with disabilities. She received her Master s degree in Counseling and Art Therapy from Adler School of Professional Psychology and her Bachelor's in Psychology from Baylor University.Rica s approach to therapy is adapting the different theories, applying appropriate intervention, and finding the right tools and support for the client s therapeutic goals. As an Art Therapist, Rica encourages exploring the art process to help individuals visualize inner struggles as well as encourage self-expression.Rica believes in building confidence in oneself to overcome and accept personal struggles. Work with her to start building self-confidence, happiness, and healthier relationships.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Addiction

Aging related concerns

Anger management

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Anthem

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

Humana

Optum

Fees

First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Clientele

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Adlerian Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Licensure

  • Texas, Licensed Professional Counselor, 77831

Education

Master's in Counseling and Art Therapy, Adler School of Professional Psychology

Work History

Thriveworks

Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pflugerville, Pflugerville, TX

Frequently Asked Questions About Maria Puazo, LPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Maria Puazo, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Maria Puazo accepting new clients?

Yes, Maria Puazo is accepting new clients for online therapy in Texas and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pflugerville, 2911 South A.W. Grimes Boulevard Suite 330, Pflugerville, TX, 78660.

Does Maria Puazo accept insurance?

Yes, Maria Puazo accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Maria Puazo offer?

Maria Puazo offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Maria Puazo offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Maria Puazo offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pflugerville, 2911 South A.W. Grimes Boulevard Suite 330, Pflugerville, TX, 78660.

Does Maria Puazo offer online therapy?

Yes, Maria Puazo offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Texas.

How quickly can I see Maria Puazo?

Maria Puazo typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Maria Puazo speak?

Maria Puazo conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Maria Puazo online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Maria Puazo online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.