Cindy L. Bethany, LCSW, CTS, Supervisor
Cindy Bethany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Specialist. She works with individuals 12 years of age and older, and does individual, family, and couples therapy. Cindy believes that everyone has an occasion to need assistance problem solving and she is firm in her desire to respect each person as a whole individual who is striving for health and wellness. Ms. Bethany believes that finding a therapist that “fits” is a key to a positive therapeutic alliance. Cindy has a Masters degree in Social Work and has been in private practice since 1993. She was named Mental Health Professional of the Year for North Texas Critical Incident Stress Management in 1999 and Social Worker of the year in Tarrant County in 2000. She has worked with numerous local police and fire departments, American Airlines, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. She has been married for over 25 years and has two adult children.
- Anxiety and Stress Management
- Family Therapy
- Parent Education
- Pre-Marital Counseling
Ms. Bethany is not accepting new clients at this time.
Charles A. Yates, LCSW, Supervisor
Linda Loveless, LCSW
Linda Loveless utilizes a combination of therapy styles based on the needs of each individual. She guides clients toward identifying their own set of strengths and provides a variety of therapeutic tools meant to help them better cope with life events. Linda believes in a connection between spirit and emotions and feels that faith significantly promotes healing. Linda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over fifteen years of counseling experience. She also holds an undergraduate degree in education, (B.Ed.) before joining the practice in 2001; Linda worked as a therapist at the Women’s Center of Tarrant County, Inc. Here she counseled survivors of physical and sexual abuse. She has facilitated a variety of groups for men and women, including: delayed trauma, domestic violence, self-esteem and anger management. She has also taught classes in assertiveness training. She is a part of several insurance panels, including employment assistance plans (EAP). Linda and her husband have been married for 45 years and have three grown children. Her specialties include:
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Parents of special needs children
- Assertiveness training
Linda accepts BC/BS & United Healthcare.
Linda sees clients on Wednesdays during the day time hours of 9 am – 2pm.
Blanca McGee, LCSW
I have a desire to work with individuals seeking to change the effects trauma has on their lives. I believe all people have inner strengths to create change to their life circumstance. I assist children, adolescents, couples, and families in achieving healthier relationships, improved communication, and effective coping skills. I help promote change with various therapeutic techniques such as, solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and nondirective play therapy. My best hopes for my clients are that they be able to cope and achieve peace as they seek to resolve the effects of trauma.
- Play Therapy
Blanca accepts AETNA, BC/BS, Cigna and offers a sliding scale.
Blanca sees clients most evenings.
Cathy Stout, MSSW, LCSW
Ms. Stout received her MSSW from University of Texas at Arlington in 2010. She currently holds a License Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) credential through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners; License # 39661. Ms. Stout is a registered ASIST Trainer with Living Works; Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) Registered Trainer, n22397 Since Fall, 2010, Cathy serves as a personal counselor and consultant at Bethany, Yates, and Associates where her experiences and education lend her to utilize crisis-counseling skills to provide intervention, assessment, and stabilization for persons in mental health crises. Ms. Stout currently holds a full-time position at MHMR of Tarrant County within the Crisis Services Programs. She serves as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the agency. This position affords her the opportunity to work within the agency and community regarding Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Behavioral Health including CISM. A portion of the groups and committees Ms. Stout is active with includes, sitting on the Executive Board with the Long Term Recovery Committee, developing the Tarrant Disaster Behavioral Health Crisis Response Team, and serving as the Disaster Behavioral Health Workgroup Leader for North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council- Regional Emergency Preparedness Committee. As a representative of the Local Mental Health Authority agency, she has disaster behavioral preparedness responsibilities with the Tarrant Medical Operations Center with the Emergency Management Office. She has been with MHMRTC since 2005 and in the field of Social Work since 2003. Prior to Social Work, she had a career in the Emergency Services field as both a firefighter and a paramedic. Cathy works with adolescents and adults.
Ms. Stout offers a sliding scale and has a national provider number for insurance filing as an out-of-network therapist.
She is available Wednesday evenings, Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Valerie Hyatt Martin, LCSW
Valerie Hyatt Martin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington. Valerie has three adult children, two daughters and a son. Valerie has experience with foster and adoption placements, and with behavior intervention/mental health issues with children in the school setting (K-12). She has a broad range of clinical experiences working with individuals who have faced anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, ADD/ADHD, relationship issues, life transitions and trauma. She works with individuals 5 years of age and older. Valerie believes in a client-centered approach which is collaborative, with the goal of increased self-awareness and positive change. She believes each of us has our own unique life story to share and through personal growth, insight and healing we are able to more fully realize our potential. When we can identify and build upon our strengths, we are able to find effective solutions to bring about desired change.
- Life Transitions
- Relationship Issues
- Parent Education
Valerie accepts Aetna, BC/BS, Cigna, Multiplan, TriWest, AETNA Medicaid.
Valerie is available Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Debra Wysoski, MA, LPC
Debra Wysoski is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Debra has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and MA in Counseling. Debra is a member of the American Counseling Association, Christian Counselors of Texas, Texas Counseling Association, Mental Health America of Greater Tarrant County, and a Board Member at Cassata High School, an alternative high school in Fort Worth. Debra is also involved with the Empty Bowls Fund Raiser for the Tarrant County Food Bank. Debra makes practical and effective use of various counseling techniques but relies heavily on Cognitive Behavior Therapy as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy. Debra specializes in helping adults of all ages form a strong, healthy identity by aiding the individual in defining and developing a core belief system and then exploring how each separate aspect of their personhood can be filtered through this belief system to create a foundation of personal strength. Debra then assists the client in the utilization of this strong core to develop strategies that solve problems in a logical manner that is unique to that person. This identity formation process can be of great help to the person experiencing difficulty with not only depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns but also transitional, physical, professional, and/or situational circumstances that can occur in the various stages of life. Debra brings to the counseling process a knowledge base that developed not only out of her years of work teaching and counseling but also from her life experiences that include raising three children to adulthood while seeing her father through a terminal illness followed by being the primary caregiver and advocate for her aged mother until her mother’s death. These work and life experiences give Debra practical knowledge that can be passed on to others who find themselves struggling with similar circumstances.
Debra accepts BC/BS.
Debra sees clients at prearranged times that work for both therapist and client.