Meet Our Team

Dr. Nicholas Bryant

Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Bryant is a psychiatrist committed to providing quality mental health care for adults and children of all ages. Believing that mental health is the foundation for a happy and meaningful life, Dr. Bryant takes the time with each patient to understand his or her unique situation. He then creates a customized treatment plan which includes therapy, improved self-care (sleep, diet, and exercise), and medication if needed. Always with a smile and caring attitude, he looks forward to welcoming your family.

Pronouns: he/him/his

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Genetics

University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Residency at John Peter Smith (JPS) Hospital in Fort worth, Texas

  • High volume of complex patients with various types of mental illnesses
  • Psychiatric emergency care training
  • Served as an expert witness in various court hearings

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas

  • Trained at The Menninger Clinic, a world-renowned psychiatric hospital that ranked 5th on U.S. New and World Report’s Best Psychiatric Hospitals
  • Educated at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in the nation. Incorporated psychiatric care to children with rare and serious medical conditions.
  • Developed expertise in autism through training at The Autism Center and The Harris Center (formerly known as MHMRA)

George Kofi Attobrah

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

University of Texas at Arlington, College Of Nursing

  • MSN in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practictionar

Spalding University, Lousivelle Kentucky

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

  • BS Land use Management and Development

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)

  • Certification with American Nurses Credentialing Center

Registered Nurse (RN)

  • Texas Board of Nursing

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLF)

  • Basic Life Support

PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE/NP PROGRAM CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Clinical experiences while at the University of Texas at Arlington as a graduate Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Student include the following:

  • Advanced Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Advanced Pathophysiology
  • Advanced Health Assessment
  • Clinical Procedures for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Adult Management
  • Pediatric Management
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Assessment
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Management I
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Management II
  • Advanced Nursing Clinical Practicum- Psychiatric

Catherine Wachira

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I have been privileged to have a chance to take care of patients over the last 8 years as a registered nurse. It has always brought me great joy and fulfillment to be part of my patient’s journey, from seeking care to getting healed, through the best care I have been able to offer at their most vulnerable time of need.

Having had firsthand experience with my fellow military colleagues, and my experience in clinical practice, the severity of mental health is not to be taken lightly. Mental health has a strong impact on individuals, families, and society as a whole. As a mental health provider, I take my time to listen to my patients with a goal of making a difference and being there every step of the way. Compassion, empathy, and customizing treatment plans to suit individual patients are my approaches to have the best outcome possible. I strongly believe in a holistic approach and combining pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological methods such as exercise, exposure to sunshine, and diet to achieve desired outcomes.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

University of Texas in Austin, TX

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Eastern Kentucky University

  •  Masters of Science in Nursing

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC)

  • Certification with American Nurses Credentialing Center

Registered Nurse (APRN)

  • Texas Board of Nursing

Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • American Heart Association

Karina Garcia

Bilingual Mental Health Therapist

Through my years as mental health clinician, I have learned that change is not possible in isolation. It would be my privilege to assist in your change/growth process. I offer an eclectic approach to psychotherapy with an extensive background in the treatment of trauma. My training in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dr. Bruce Perry’s work The Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics has enabled me to specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD and many other diagnosis.

Karina has over 10 years of clinical experience working with adolescents, youth, adults, families, couples and groups. Prior to private practice, Karina worked in Austin, Texas at the Child Advocacy Center of Travis County working with adults and children impacted by a traumatic experience, Austin Travis County Integral Care and the Catholic Family Diocese.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Texas State University  in San Marcos, Texas

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in International Studies

St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Counseling

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Jessica Flores

Bilingual Mental Health Therapist

For over 5 years I have deliberately seeked a variety of opportunities to shape and hone my abilities to become a licensed counselor. In addition to my education in psychology and counseling, I have been assisting Dr. Bryant and his patients over the years. This experience has given me clinical knowledge and hands-on training with various disorders such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and autism. Working at Flourish Mental Health has also given me the opportunity to be a lead social skills and Latina women support groups, as well as working as the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technician. It has been rewarding to help people in their most vulnerable times, aid in the treatment drug-resistant depression, and connect with patients on a cultural level. Furthermore, I have worked in the hospice setting, which allowed me to work with individuals going through grief and bereavement. Much of my training and personal style include implementing CBT, ACT, and emotion focused therapy. As I continue to work on specializing in trauma, I have started the certification process in EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). With personal experience I do have an understanding when it comes to blended families, and would like to help in that area. Whether it be stepparents trying to find their place in their new family, or navigating this new life.

Pronouns: she, her, hers.

WALK & TALK THERAPY

Let’s take our session outdoors! You’ll get some sun, exercise and enjoy nature. Be sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. We can meet at Terry Hershey Park, or Memorial Park. (In case of inclement weather we can switch to a telehealth visit, or in office visit).

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Houston Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Christie Melonson, PhD

Mental Health Therapist and Supervisor

Christie Melonson is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor as well as a doctor of organizational leadership with extensive therapy and leadership experience in behavioral health settings ranging from educational, shelter, to non-profit, and corporate settings. She has served as a consultant, researcher, and advocate for honoring the cultural healing traditions of diverse populations. Dr. Melonson’s therapeutic approach is based on empowering each client and helping them to use inner resources as well as the resources around them. She understands that clients wants to be truly heard. She is passionate about finding exceptions to the rule and helping people move forward despite challenging circumstances! Dr. Melonson helps people grow so they can reach their goals! In order to do this, she uses a variety of techniques including CBT, TF-CBT, SFBT, holistic interventions, psychoeducational interventions, mind-body interventions, Jungian techniques and interventions from the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics to help people achieve their goals. Dr. Melonson will add tools to your mental/emotional/self-care toolbox in a supportive manner so you can achieve transformational change and achieve your therapy goals. Dr. Melonson specializes in treatment of general mental health concerns, trauma, women’s issues, and addressing cultural issues.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

University of Texas San Antonio

  • Master of Arts in Community Counseling

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

  • PhD in Education (Organizational Leadership)

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)

  • MBTI Certified

  • True Colors International Certified

Alreal Angelle

Mental Health Therapist

Since 2018, I have had the greatest pleasure of serving individuals in the behavioral and mental health field where I have seen them make great leaps towards recovery. My previous experiences have allowed me to aid individuals overcome major adversities. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” is a quote by Victor Frankl that has guided me along my journey in the counseling field. Above all, I want to provide a welcoming and safe space with enough room for growth for each of my clients. I have experience with counseling adults, children, and adolescents in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitalization and residential treatment centers. Each person experiences life in their own personal way and I am dedicated to not only meeting you where you are but taking an eclectic approach to counseling so that I am able to use therapeutic techniques that are individually tailored to helping you achieve your goals. I aim to incorporate therapeutic interventions from multiple modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Rational-Emotional Behavioral therapy. My experiences have allowed me to help individuals dealing with autism, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders. I aspire to work collaboratively with you to build coping strategies and healthy habits that will lead you towards growth, healing, emotional well-being, and psychological resilience.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

University of Houston in Houston, TX

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, Minor in Human Development & Family Studies

Houston Christian University in Houston, TX

  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A), supervised by Christie Melonson, LPC-S, PhD.

Muhibbah Khan

Mental Health Therapist

You did it! You made it to the first step of your journey to better mental health. I know that it can be daunting and nerve-wracking to take the step to start therapy, but know I am here to support you as you go through the ups and downs of that journey. Counseling is such a deeply personal experience and I believe that it is different for each and every person. This is why I aim to create a judgment-free environment in our sessions where you will feel comfortable and safe to be your true self because that is where the most growth takes place. We will collaborate to build a strong therapeutic relationship and tailor a treatment plan that meets your needs while helping you achieve your goals. Let’s work together to build up your toolbox with cognitive, behavioral, and emotional techniques that will positively impact your mental health and overall quality of life. I practice through the lens of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Person-Centered Therapy, but often use techniques from various theories to ensure that the complex needs of my clients are being met. I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and cultural issues. Being a young Pakistani American Muslim woman, I understand the problems that may arise from individualistic and collectivist cultures coming together, and for that reason, I am passionate about working with individuals from diverse minority backgrounds. More so, I am also fascinated by the connection between religion and mental health, and therefore I do offer Islamic counseling for anyone who may be interested. I would be privileged to join you on this mental health journey and look forward to our sessions together!

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

University of Houston in Houston, TX

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, Minor in Human Development & Family Studies

University of Houston in Houston, TX

  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A), supervised by Christie Melonson, LPC-S, PhD.

Yeny Rodriguez

Practicum Student

Using a hopeful outlook with my clients has been one of the most satisfying components of my professional work. I strive to create a warm and non-judgmental environment for my clients. I want to foster self-development by assisting clients in processing challenging feelings, experiences, and life problems. I hope to build a therapeutic, mutually beneficial connection with each client by learning about their unique experiences and perspectives. Throughout my practice, I have had the privilege of working with children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds who have faced a range of challenges. My areas of work include treating mental health disorders such as eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and ADHD, as well as guiding clients through life transitions and challenging emotions such as grief, adjustment disorders, and more. To provide a holistic approach to healing, I draw on my knowledge of the psychology of eating, counseling and faith-based therapy. Drawing on a variety of therapeutic evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ACT, DBT, emotion-focused therapy, person-centered therapy, gestalt therapy, and play therapy, I tailor my approach to each client’s unique needs. I am enthusiastic about my work and committed to providing the highest quality of care to my clients. Thank you for reading my short biography, I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Houston Christian University, Houston, TX (expected completion in December 2023

  • Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health 

Hina Gandhi

Trauma Informed Yoga Specialist

I am a devoted yoga medicine therapeutic specialist with over 7 years of experience in mental health and yoga. My passion lies in merging science and research with traditional mindfulness practices like yoga and meditation, aiming to help individuals comprehend the inner workings of their bodies. My journey as a yoga therapist began with a profound personal transformation, propelling my mission to integrate psychology and yoga. I believe the more compassionate we are with ourselves, the more compassionate we can be to the world around us. Collaborating with therapists at Flourish, I contribute to a potent holistic healing approach.

I believe in a collaborative healing journey, placing great importance on creating a safe and compassionate space for my clients. My approach encompasses evidence-based mindfulness techniques, yoga, breathwork, meditation, and myofascial release, ensuring a personalized and transformative experience. My philosophy centers on the interconnectedness of the body and mind, fostering self-awareness and self-compassion for growth and transformation.

I am here for you, to support you on your mindfulness journey. I am here to work alongside you to build your mindfulness toolkit. I have worked with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, PTSD, and grief. With life being in continuous flux, for all of us, stress is inevitable. My mission is to work with clients compassionately to help manage stress, and to help you figure out methods you can utilize to feel more supported in your day-to-day life. I am so proud of you and honored to be part of your mindfulness journey.

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” – Carl Rogers

Pronouns: she, her, hers

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

University of Texas in Austin

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS​

  • Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist
  • Mindful Trauma-Informed Yoga
  • Myofascial Release
  • Internal Medicine Nervous System YTT with Dr. Amy Sedgwick
  • Restorative & Yoga Nidra YTT with Tiffany Cruikshank MAOM
  • Mental Health & Wellness YTT with Valerie Knopik PhD & Dr. Diane Malaspina

Amani Henry

Therapy Student

Amani Henry is a graduate student who prides herself on creating safe spaces for her clients to
take off the armor of life and finally exist. She understands life can be unexplainably complicated
and strives to help her clients navigate these complexities as gracefully as possible. She wants
all her clients to feel empowered to create the life they want by helping them identify their
strengths and grow through areas of learning. Amani has worked with children, adolescents,
adults, and married couples from different backgrounds and cultures. She focuses on an
eclectic style of care to ensure she meets her clients exactly where they are and helps them
grow from there. Amani incorporates CBT, gestalt therapy, play therapy, person-centered care,
and more to ensure her clients feel their care is considerate of their unique life experiences. She
looks forward to helping you navigate your journey to better understanding yourself.