Hi! My name is Carla
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. I am a mental health therapist who finds joy in seeing others grow and overcome challenges. I see the good in others and love to help people who seek my counseling services. I am fluent in Spanish and consider myself bicultural. I enjoy being involved in the community and making a difference. I have a passion for assisting and empowering others. I enjoy providing therapy services to preteens, teens, and young adults.
I believe in constant growth and learning from past experiences. I have lived in Texas, California, Mexico, and North Carolina and my experiences there made me realize the importance of respecting others and appreciating diversity. I take pleasure in attending conferences and workshops because I want to provide the best therapy I can. The counseling theories that resonate with me are Existential Theory, Reality Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. I had the pleasure of teaching elementary school students in Charlotte, NC and Austin, TX. While I was teaching, I attended Texas State University to earn a master’s degree in Professional Counseling. I enjoyed working with students, parents, and the community in Round Rock, Texas, where I was employed as a School Counselor. After moving to the Houston area, I worked as a Clinical Therapist at a Psychiatric Outpatient Hospital and later at a counseling private practice as a Mental Health Therapist. I now own and operate Calderas Counseling.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas
National Board Certified Counselor
Trained in Level 1 & Level 2 of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified
Other trainings include: Adolescents & Grief Workshop, Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop, Cross-Discipline Trauma Conference, Calming the Brain through Mindfulness, Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders
Member of the American Counseling Association
Member National Board for Certified Counselors
Graduate of Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy
Member of Toastmasters International
Areas of Specialization
Depression and Anxiety
Life Changes and Transitions
Emotional, Social, and Spiritual Wellbeing
Therapy Services Cost
Therapy for Teens $144 for 45-50 minutes
Therapy for Adults $144 for 45-50 and $224 for 80 minutes
Couples Counseling $224 for 80 minutes
•Out of Network: Same cost as self-pay and we will provide you with a Superbill.
•In Network: Cigna
My Coping Skill:
Singing! When I am feeling overwhelmed or stressed out you can find me giving a concert at my house.