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Vanessa Longoria-Carter LMFT

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Vanessa Longoria-Carter Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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. My goal is to honor all of the life experience that you have, provide a place of understanding and safety, and create a space for personal growth.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Vanessa Longoria-Carter is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who has 13 years of experience in the mental health field.Vanessa has provided therapeutic services in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, community-based, home-based, and school-based. She has worked as a clinical supervisor to graduate-level interns providing individual, group, and family counseling in adult and child-focused facilities. During Vanessa's training she worked almost exclusively with military families and their surrounding communities. She has specialized training and experience in the areas of child welfare, child abuse prevention and intervention, domestic violence prevention and intervention, divorce with dignity, foster care and adoptions, blended families, immigration, and couples struggling with infidelity. Vanessa completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and her master's degree in Counseling Psychology at Tarleton State University-Central Texas.She has received additional training through The Center for Anger Resolution to obtain the credentials of Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. Vanessa has received training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive processing therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), couples therapy, solution-focused therapy, and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TFCBT). She is also certified in hypnotherapy. Vanessa believes that every client is unique and it is important to ensure the client is utilizing the strengths they already have in order to empower growth and positive change. As a therapist she hopes to help clients build a strong foundation so that they can continue to make positive changes even after they are no longer receiving services.





General Expertise





Anger management

Anorexia nervosa

Divorce & separation

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

In-Network Insurance



Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas





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


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • Texas, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 201630


Masters in Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State University-Central Texas

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amarillo, Amarillo, TX

Frequently Asked Questions About Vanessa Longoria-Carter, LMFT

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Vanessa Longoria-Carter, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Vanessa Longoria-Carter accepting new clients?

Yes, Vanessa Longoria-Carter is accepting new clients for online therapy in Texas and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amarillo, 7120 West Interstate Highway 40 Suite 422, Amarillo, TX, 79106.

Does Vanessa Longoria-Carter accept insurance?

Yes, Vanessa Longoria-Carter accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Cigna, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Vanessa Longoria-Carter offer?

Vanessa Longoria-Carter offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Vanessa Longoria-Carter offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Vanessa Longoria-Carter offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Amarillo, 7120 West Interstate Highway 40 Suite 422, Amarillo, TX, 79106.

Does Vanessa Longoria-Carter offer online therapy?

Yes, Vanessa Longoria-Carter offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Texas.

How quickly can I see Vanessa Longoria-Carter?

Vanessa Longoria-Carter 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 Vanessa Longoria-Carter speak?

Vanessa Longoria-Carter conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Vanessa Longoria-Carter online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Vanessa Longoria-Carter online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.