Lotus Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC

Hope...Heal...Grow

A Symbol of Resiliency and Growth...

The lotus flower starts as a small seed down at the bottom of a swamp in the mud and muck.  Within the small lotus seed resides all of the necessary material to develop into the gorgeous flower it is meant to become.  The lotus slowly grows up towards the light through the murky water, and rises to the surface. Once it comes to the surface of the water the lotus flower begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower.  Like the Lotus, I believe that we all have within us everything needed to blossom and become our full self. Even in the face of extremely adverse conditions, humans are resilient and strive to move towards the light.  Through the process of counseling, you can find the water's surface to bloom in the sunlight.

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Individual Counseling

Individual counseling offers the opportunity to work one-on-one in a safe, confidential, caring, and affirming environment with experts in interpersonal trauma and relational issues.

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Play Therapy

"Play is a medium for expressing feelings, exploring relationships, and self-fulfillment." Gary Landreth, Ed.D., LPC, RPT-S

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Group Counseling

Group counseling offers members the opportunity to connect with others with similar experiences, feel less alone, receive emotional support, and learn new ways to interact with others within a safe, confidential, and protected environment.

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Couples & Family Counseling

Work with specially trained therapists to improve your relationships, communication, and connections.

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Psychological Evaluation/Assessment

We provide a wide array of assessments, from court ordered psychological evaluations to personal assessment and mental health diagnostics.

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Doctoral Practicum/Externship

Supervised training in trauma focused treatment for doctoral practicum students who are training to become psychologists. Students will receive close and supportive supervision while having the opportunity to provide individual and group therapy and psychological assessments.

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Presentations, Trainings, & Expert Testimony

Contact us for training or speaking events on topics related to interpersonal trauma.

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Clinician Room Rental

Therapy rooms are available for rental to licensed professionals.

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Survivors Group

Facilitated by Dr. Nicole Holmes, Licensed Psychologist

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Found Family

Facilitated by Lynn Ball, MA, LPC-Associate, Supervised by Kim Powell, PhD, LPC-S

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The Intersection of Religion and Sexual Trauma

Facilitated by Dr. Kim Powell, LPC-Supervisor

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Teacher's group

Facilitated by Meggan Havelka, MEd, LPC-Supervisor & Liam Kelly CURRENTLY CLOSED

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Teen Girls DBT Group

Facilitated by Nausheen Habib, LCSW CURRENTLY CLOSED

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Mindful Moments: A Therapeutic Meditation Group

Facilitated by Nicki Allen, MS, LPC, RPT, NCC CURRENTLY CLOSED

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Young Adult SA Survivor Group

Therapy group for young adult survivors of sexual assault

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Lotus Studio: An Expressive Arts Therapy Group for Adults

Facilitated by Nicki Allen, MS, LPC, RPT, NCC

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Welcome to Lotus Counseling & Psychological Services, a group practice providing a wide array of trauma informed services. Lotus Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC was founded by Nicole Holmes, PhD. Dr. Holmes is a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with trauma survivors, especially victims of emotional, physical, and sexual violence. Inspired by this work and a deep understanding of the importance of certain competencies, Dr. Holmes created a therapeutic environment of trauma informed counselors and psychologists where trust, compassion, and safety are always prioritized.

While all of our counselors are well trained in treating trauma as well as informed on important resources and options available, they additionally hold expertise in many different areas to fit the many issues that might bring an individual or family to counseling. We can help you find the counselor that best meets your needs and personality.

What is Interpersonal Violence? This is a broad category to include abuse that occurs within a relationship or is intimate in nature. This category includes sexual abuse, sexual assault, intimate partner or domestic violence, sex trafficking, child abuse or neglect. Keep in mind that the word "violence" does not always mean "physical." Emotional and verbal abuse are also considered a type of Interpersonal Violence.

You do not need to be a survivor of trauma to receive services at Lotus Counseling & Psychological Services! 

The question of Insurance Coverage...
One of the first questions we are often asked, is "do you accept insurance?".  While a couple of our therapists are paneled with a few insurance companies, most of our therapists do not accept insurance. We are considered "private pay," but can provide you with the paperwork to submit to your insurance as an Out of Network Provider.
Reasons to consider doing Private Pay, rather than using insurance:
  • In order for insurance to pay for therapy, you must be given a diagnosis. This is true regardless of the reason you are seeking therapy or the type of therapy. If you are seeking marital/couples counseling, then one member of the couple must be the identified patient and receive a diagnosis.
  • The insurance company will have the deciding role in how many sessions you may receive and what treatment goals are considered appropriate. Your treatment will be guided by the expectations of the insurance company and the diagnosis you were given, rather than any issues that brought you to counseling or come up during your therapy. 
  • Your therapy records are now part of your medical records. Insurance companies will require various documentation from your therapist and this becomes part of your medical record. It is not uncommon for insurance companies to request session notes in addition to diagnostic information and your treatment plan in order to assure that your treatment is following the plan and to fight "fraud." Your therapist will always work to keep your information confidential, but cannot control what an insurance company does with your information. For 100% peace of mind about your health information, self-pay protects you the best. 
  • Any diagnosis you receive can be considered a pre-existing condition and may impact you in the future (obtaining health insurance, life insurance, employment, etc.).
  • "Time vs. money"-- With health insurance comes paperwork, phone calls, and a lot of time spent making sure you meet your deductibles, pay only your co-pay, and do not exceed your yearly limits. Some insurance companies may ask that you submit additional paperwork to “prove” that you still need services. At the end of the day, you may find that your health insurance covers so little that you may have been better using a Health Savings Account or Flex Spending Account to cover these costs.
For more information:
https://coupleslearn.com/why-therapists-dont-accept-insurance/
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/using-insurance-to-pay-fo_b_11996758
http://nwacenterforpsychology.com/IntakeForms/Insuranace.pdf
Nicole Holmes, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Nicole Holmes, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Individual, group, and couple's counseling for adults and older adolescents---Psychological Evaluations & Assessments---Expert Court Testimony, Training & Speaking events---Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Supervision

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Lilliesha Grandberry, MEd, LPC-S

Lilliesha Grandberry, MEd, LPC-S

Individual counseling for older children, adolescents, and adults--- LPC-Intern Supervision

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Madai Maldanado, MS, LPC, RPT

Madai Maldanado, MS, LPC, RPT

Bilingual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults---Play Therapy & Activity Therapy---Filial Therapy

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Kimberly Powell, PhD, LPC-S

Kimberly Powell, PhD, LPC-S

Couples & Family Therapy --- Counseling for adults, adolescents, and children --- Play & Activity Therapy --- LPC-Intern Supervision

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Vianet Garza, MS, LPC, LCDC

Vianet Garza, MS, LPC, LCDC

Bilingual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults---Play Therapy & Activity Therapy---Filial Therapy

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Meggan Havelka, M.Ed., LPC-S

Meggan Havelka, M.Ed., LPC-S

Counseling for adults, Mindfulness training and workshops, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Supervision for LPC Interns.

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Nicki Allen, M.S., LPC, RPT

Nicki Allen, M.S., LPC, RPT

Counseling for children, adolescents, and adults—Individual or group play therapy & activity therapy—Expressive arts therapy—EMDR therapy—Dancing Mindfulness—Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT)—LGBTQ+ youth—Child- Centered Play Therapy Certification supervision

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Diana Pierzchala, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Diana Pierzchala, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Individual, group, and couple's counseling for adults and older adolescents---Psychological Evaluations & Assessments---Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Supervision

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Lynn Ball, MA, LPC-Associate -- Supervised by Kimberly Powell, PhD, LPC-S

Lynn Ball, MA, LPC-Associate -- Supervised by Kimberly Powell, PhD, LPC-S

Individual, group, and couples counseling with adults and older adolescents. Specializes in LGBTQ+ population.

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Nausheen Habib, LCSW

Nausheen Habib, LCSW

Counseling for adolescents, adults, and families.

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Courtney Porter, M.S. ---Supervised by Nicole Holmes, Phd, LP

Courtney Porter, M.S. ---Supervised by Nicole Holmes, Phd, LP

Individual, group, and couples counseling for adults and older adolescents--Psychological assessment/evaluations

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Liam Kelly, MS, LPC-Associate --- Supervised by Meggan Havelka, MEd, LPC-S

Liam Kelly, MS, LPC-Associate --- Supervised by Meggan Havelka, MEd, LPC-S

Individual, group, and couples counseling for adults and older adolescents.

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Soothe Your Stress Community Webinar

“Stress” is a term most of us frequently use to describe our experiences amid a culture of Capitalism. We are urged to do more, go faster, be better, at rates that overwhelm our Central Nervous Systems. For many, this results in a failure to complete an adaptive Stress Response Cycle, which is essential for healthy functioning. “De-stressing” is vitally important, but it may not be as simple as it sounds in that self-help book gathering dust on your coffee table. In this experiential webinar, we explore the questions of WHY our bodies experience prolonged stress and HOW to release stored stress and complete the Stress Response Cycle. Content includes exploration of Polyvagal Theory, the brain’s reactions to trauma, and practical ways to complete the Stress Response Cycle. Participants are invited to try activities designed to release stored stress and to reconnect with themselves in the present moment. This webinar is appropriate for any adult who experiences stress. Community members, mental health professionals, healthcare workers, students, etc are welcome and invited to attend. This webinar has a capacity of 300 attendees. Webinar Access: https://unt.zoom.us/j/83099512118 Meeting ID: 830 9951 2118 One tap mobile +13462487799,,83099512118# US (Houston) +16694449171,,83099512118# US


  • Date: 8/13/2022 01:00 PM - 8/13/2022 03:00 PM
  • Location Online Event

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Past Events

TitleDateLocation
Child-Centered Play Therapy: Basic Concepts & Skills Webinar 25 Jun 2022Online Event
Fusing Mindfulness and Expressive Arts: Restorative Practices for Healing 24 Oct 2020Online Event
A Mindful Approach to Wellness for Helpers & Healers 18 Jul 2020Online Event