Cindy L. Bethany, LCSW, CTTS, Supervisor
Cindy Bethany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Trauma Treatment 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. Mrs. 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 35 years and has two adult children.
- Anxiety and Stress Management
- Family Therapy
- Parent Education
- Pre-Marital Counseling
Mrs. Bethany is not accepting new clients.
Charles A. Yates, LCSW, Supervisor
Charles is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and State Approved Supervisor. He believes that everyone needs help sometimes and respects each person as a whole individual striving for health and wellness. He has a Masters degree in Social Work and has been in private practice since 1993. He was named Social Worker of the Year in Tarrant County in 2007. Charles is a Certified Couples Communication Facilitator. He has been married for a “very long time” and has two adult children and six grandchildren (as of December 11, 2018). Charles works with adults and children, and does individual, family and couples therapy.
- Anger Management, working with both victims and abusers
- Couples Communication
- Anxiety and Stress Management
- Family Therapy
- Parent Education
- Pre-Marital Counseling
Mr. Yates has retired from Bethany, Yates & Associates.
Cathy Stout, MSSW, LCSW, CTTS
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 is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 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.
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 & Cigna
Debra sees clients at prearranged times that work for both therapist and client.
Dr. Teshia L. Kyser, PhD
It is my goal to provide a positive therapeutic relationship with my clients who are seeking to make positive changes in their lives. As a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Certified School Counselor, I am extensively trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques, however the most important aspect of my practice is building positive and respectful relationships with my clients. I believe without mutual respect and understanding therapy will not be productive. I specialize in providing therapeutic services to: Adults, Couples, Children, Teenagers, and Families.
I specialize in treating clients who are struggling with: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, and Behavior Concerns. When working with clients, I utilize SFT, CBT, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy. These techniques allow clients to be expressive in a non-intrusive manner. I am also a Trauma trained therapist, specializing in Self-harm, DV Survivors, etc.
With adults, couples, and families, I utilize Solution Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. As a Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy and 13 years of experience as a Certified School Counselor, I have worked with clients from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I have incorporated this knowledge into my private practice.
Teshia accepts BC/BS; Cigna; UHC; Superior (Medicaid) and offers a sliding scale.
Teshia sees clients on Tuesday, Thursday and offers some Saturday appointments.
Carl L. Lewis, Jr., M.Ed., LPC
Mr. Carl Lewis, Jr. earned a Masters of Education in Counseling at Tarleton State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Carl has extensive clinical experience working in Christian counseling centers, public crisis centers, and public school facilities. He has counseled individuals, couples, groups, youth, and even taught parent education classes. Carl is also a certified educator in the state of Texas.
Carl has experience working with people of varying ages and clinical needs. He has experience working with individuals suffering from depression and anxiety, couples in crisis, families in dysfunction, youth with Asperger’s Syndrome, children and adults dealing with grief, and victims and predators of abuse. Carl’s personal therapy style combines his existential perspective with an active directive approach.
Although Carl places a high value on his professional and educational accomplishments, he places an even higher value in being a husband, a father, a son, a brother, and a friend; because he believes that is through our relationships that our lives are truly touched, and it is through our relationships that we truly touch the lives of others.
Carl accepts BC/BS; Cigna; UHC; CuraLinc EAP and offers a sliding scale.
Carl sees clients on weekday evenings.