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The Texas Nest Team

Accepting adults, adolescents, and teens 

Specialties include:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Stress management

  • Coping strategies & Mindfulness

  • Relationships

  • Life transitions

  • Substance abuse

  • Family crisis

  • Trauma and PTSD

JACOB THOMAS, LMSW

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Jacob is a licensed counselor specializing in stress management, crisis resolution, and life transitions. He has experience working with clients on how to integrate mindfulness and coping strategies with processing mental health symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as grief and loss. He has a wealth of experience working with adolescents, adults, and geriatrics, as well as families and caregivers throughout his professional career.   

 

Jacob has over five years of experience providing therapy for individuals and families within different levels of care, including inpatient, and outpatient settings. His approach as a therapist is to always provide a compassionate therapeutic safe space that promotes the importance of balance, structure, and accountability within the therapy process. 

 

Jacob's areas of focus include life transitions, grief and loss, motivation building, LGBTQ aspects, identity challenges, aspects related to self-esteem and self-worth. Jacob is a Gotman Level 1 certified counselor focusing on relationship dynamics with family and intimate partners. He also uses  CBT, and DBT processes for clients to utilize as coping mechanisms as well.  

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed  Social Worker, Texas State Board of Social Work- License #62938

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

Specialties:

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Stress management

  • Coping strategies & Mindfulness

  • Relationship support and setting boundaries

  • Life transitions

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THERESA MCKEEL, LPC 

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Specialties:

  • Couple's pre-marital issues 

  • Women's issues

  • Boundaries 

  • Stress management

  • Relationship issues

  • Anxiety & Depression

Theresa brings empathy, accountability, and positive energy to the therapy setting. She honors the process of therapy and creating attainable goals for her patients. Theresa is certified in Prepare and Enrich, which is useful for couples who are seeking connection, cohesion, and strategies to reconnect throughout their relationship and partnership. Her clinical interests include couples therapy while promoting wellness and support. 

Theresa has over eight years of experience providing therapy for adults and adolescents. She has experience working with women who are seeking empowerment, focus, and direction as she guides them through therapy creating a safe space for wellness and support.  Her primary focus is on individuals and couples who are wanting to seek connection, as well as, proving guidance that promotes self-esteem and wellness while establishing goals that are attainable. 

Licenses and Certifications

LPC, Texas - License #80679

LPC, Georgia - License #APC007211

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JENNIFER ENNRI, LCDC, MSW

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Jennifer is a licensed counselor specializing in substance abuse and family trauma. She is focused on using techniques and therapy to provide a nourishing environment where clients and family members can address addiction and trauma head-on.

Jennifer has 10 years of experience providing therapy for families and addictive patients. Her primary focus is on families struggling with crisis, addiction, substance abuse, and chemical dependencies. Her goal is always to provide a safe, calm environment rich with resources and a path forward to grow and nurture her client’s spirit.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor - Texas State Board - License #15404

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

Specialties:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) psychotherapy

  • Substance abuse

  • Family crisis

  • Trauma and PTSD

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BARBI CARNEVALE, LMSW

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Specialties:

  • Children & Adolescents

  • Self-Esteem

  • Parenting Education

  • Family Systems

  • Communication & Conflict Resolution

  • Adolescent Grief & Loss

Barbi is a licensed social worker specializing in families, and adolescents and providing therapy through education. Barbi brings 20 years of experience providing therapy for families, children, and adolescents through a passion for working with families, especially young children, and teens. Her therapeutic approach always provides a safe space that promotes balance, structure, and accountability with an understanding of family, community, and school environments within the therapy process. 

​Barbi is a licensed professional who enjoys working with children of all ages.   She also works with parents and families in providing education and support in navigating the social development stages of children and adolescents.  Barbi has worked in various school districts providing support to students and families in a safe therapeutic environment. 

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed  Social Worker, Texas State Board of Social Work-License #106646

Professional Memberships:

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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MELISSA KRAHMER, LCSW

Specialties:

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Anger Management

  • Severe Trauma & PTSD

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Mood Disorders

  • Substance Abuse

Melissa brings vast experience working with adults and adolescents diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression) and crisis. She has experience providing service to Active Duty and Retired military veterans (post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexual, physical, and emotional trauma, and substance-related issues).

Melissa approaches therapy as a way to help others re-discover hope, purpose, and direction. She assists clients in processing trauma by integrating Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/Cognitive Processing Therapy & Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She also has experience working with intellectual disabilities (IDD) and related conditions (autism, etc.) in the community as well as in an acute hospitalization setting.

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Texas State Board - License #68723

Professional Memberships: 

Member, National Association of Social Work (NASW)

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