headshotDoreen Simonian, MA, MS, LPC-Intern, NCC
Supervised by Jessica Callahan, LPC-S, NCC
Clinical Therapist

​Always remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and more loved than you know…Winnie The Pooh

Though this quote appears in a beloved children’s book, I find it inspiring for both young and old. We all need to know that we have within us untapped strength and resilience. Life can often be hard, and having the support of someone in our corner can help us discover our unique qualities so we can emerge from challenge stronger than we thought possible.

My own journey began decades ago with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. I first worked in a community mental health center and also explored more corporate settings before finding my way back to counseling. I then pursued my Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling in New Jersey and relocated to Texas.

I have worked in a variety of settings including a psychiatric hospital, community agencies, treatment facilities and a non-profit adoption agency. My experience includes work with acute and persistent mental illness, crisis intervention, addiction recovery, and counseling for adoptive and birth parents. One of my passions, is working with clients who have experienced the roller coaster of emotions that accompany infertility and/or pregnancy loss. I have gained insight and an intimate perspective into struggles that couples face building their families, and the various paths this process can take.

Whether your goal is to grow or to heal, I invite you to take that next step to see if counseling is right for you and if I would be a good match for your needs. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and would be honored to accompany you on your journey.

Clients:  Older adolescents (16+) and Adults; Individuals, and Groups.

Areas of focus:   Infertility, miscarriage/pregnancy loss, adoption, postpartum depression, grief, life transitions, OCD, anxiety, addiction, elder care, LGBTQIA support, wellness.

Payment: Accepting private pay at a reduced rate.

Phone: 972.863.2399



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