Lotus Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC

Hope...Heal...Grow

The Lotus


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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Services


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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About


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

Meet our Team


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, LCDC, LPC-Intern --- Supervised by Lilliesha Grandberry, M.Ed., LPC-S

Vianet Garza, MS, LCDC, LPC-Intern --- Supervised by Lilliesha Grandberry, M.Ed., LPC-S

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 adolescents and 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-Intern -- Supervised by Kimberly Powell, PhD, LPC-S

Lynn Ball, MA, LPC-Intern -- 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

Liam Kelly, Supervised by Nicki Allen, LPC, RPT

Liam Kelly, Supervised by Nicki Allen, LPC, RPT

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

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Information


Events


This event registration has ended. Please contact NHolmes@lotusflowermound.com with questions or for information on future upcoming trainings at Lotus Counseling & Psychological Services, LLC.

Fusing Mindfulness and Expressive Arts: Restorative Practices for Healing

The events of 2020 have shaken our homes and schools in ways few of us predicted. Amidst a global pandemic and a racial justice movement in our communities, supporting our teachers and students feels all the more critical. Much like educators in schools, we as mental health professionals are called to provide support in ways that stretch us emotionally, physically, and energetically. Supporting others begins by cultivating wellness practices for ourselves. This webinar will explore ways to fuse mindfulness and expressive arts as personal wellness practices, which can in turn serve as tools for helping others in our work environments.


  • Date: 10/24/2020 01:00 PM - 10/24/2020 04:00 PM
  • Location: Online Event

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Past Events

Title Date Location
A Mindful Approach to Wellness for Helpers & Healers 18 Jul 2020 Online Event

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