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


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


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


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


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.


University of Texas in Austin, TX

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Eastern Kentucky University

  •  Masters of Science in Nursing


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.


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


  • 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.


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).


Houston Baptist University

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


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Nazia Islam

Mental Health Therapist and Supervisor

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we are all in this together” is one my favorite quotes from Brene Brown. I believe that the therapy is a collaborative experience between therapist and the client. I want to create a safe space for my clients to share their stories, be their authentic self, engage creative expression and heal. I have over 10 years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and adults; I am dedicated to empowering my clients, facilitating growth, and providing psychoeducation. Some of my experiences include working with Mood Disorders, Anxiety, ADHD, behavioral problems, trauma, suicide, grief, family conflicts, parenting problems, school adjustments and Adjustment Disorder. Each client I have served is unique and therefore I am eclectic in my approach and sessions are tailored to my clients. Some of the therapeutic interventions I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Gestalt, Mindfulness, Solution Focused therapy, and Psychoeducation. I am also a Registered Play Therapist; play is an essential part of healing and self-expression for young children and adolescents.

My previous experiences have influenced and honed my skills as a therapist; some of my experiences include residential treatment center, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, working with adolescents in foster care, outpatient therapy in a nonprofit setting and private practice.


St. John’s University in Queens, New York

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Pace University in New York City, New York

  • MA in Science in Counseling Psychology


  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)
  • Registered Play Therapist (RPT)

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.


University of Texas San Antonio
  • Master of Arts in Community Counseling

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
  • PhD in Education (Organizational Leadership)


  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)

  • MBTI Certified

  • True Colors International Certified

Sarah Nasreddine

Practicum Student 

A great deal of bravery goes into embarking on your healing journey, whether for yourself or a loved one. I prioritize meeting you exactly where you are to create a compassionate and safe environment that is unique to you and vital to your growth. Your thoughts, emotions, and behavior are valid and important. I will dedicate time to building a strong therapeutic judge-free relationship to aid in your journey towards optimal wellness. I will begin working alongside my supervisor to gain the necessary tools to help individuals develop strong coping skills, make healthy changes, and overcome life’s obstacles, no matter how big or small. I am passionate about gaining the training to be a culturally sensitive trauma-focused play therapist. My goal is to combine the two worlds of healing trauma and play to allow space to cope with those heavy emotions. Through the help of my supervisor, I intend to gain the skills to use evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, humanistic, play therapy, and trauma recovery. We will work together to build the stepping stones toward a happier and healthier life


Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology, Minor is Biology

University of Houston-Clearlake (expected completion May 2024)

  • Master of Education (MEd) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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.


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


  • Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A), supervised by Nazia Islam, LPC-S

Emma Shepherd

Practicum Student

One of the greatest joys I experience in clinical work is seeing each client grow not only in the clinical setting but also in their community and their lives at large. I strive to foster a safe and empowering environment for clients to explore their sense of self through processing emotions, life events, and ongoing stressors. I work to build a supportive therapeutic alliance with each client through understanding their unique worldview and challenges. I continue to be amazed by the strength and resilience demonstrated as the journey of healing is navigated. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and adults through providing psychotherapy for those facing mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment disorders, and more. I intend to use a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, and play therapy to help clients achieve their goals. As a novice counselor, I collaborate with my supervisor, Nazia Islam (LPC-S), to continue my own learning process. I intend to work alongside each client to create individualized treatment plans and embark on the journey of growth and healing together.


Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology

Northwestern University (expected completion in December 2023)

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Counseling