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




Juliana Estrada

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Having started her career in healthcare as a Certified Medical Assistant in 2003, Julie pursued her career in nursing with a passion often unparalleled. She became a Licensed Vocational Nurse in 2009, a Registered Nurse in 2013, and then earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University. Eventually, having realized the profound importance mental health holds, she chose to specialize in psychiatry and sought her graduate training at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston’s Cizik School of Nursing where she earned her Master of Science in Nursing with the focus of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

 

“Pursuing a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner degree felt so natural as my career and education evolved. I believe that my fortitude in the face of personal adversity, my genuine desire to help my patients live the fullest lives they can, and my knowing that I am no different from my patients sets me apart from many other providers; these qualities enable me to provide the kind of care that so many individuals need, yet do not even believe they deserve. I am committed to providing professional, compassionate, patient-centered, and evidence-based care for my patients.”

 

Most important to Julie is her desire to focus her attention on reducing mental health disparities for underserved populations across the lifespan, with an emphasis on child advocacy, LGBTQIA persons, and those who suffer from the devastating effects of substance misuse. With experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Julie knows the importance of individualized, case by case care.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Texas Women’s University Houston, TX

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Texas Health Science Center Cizik School of Nursing

  •  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




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 for 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 co-leader in trauma groups, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) technician, and translator for the Latin community within our practice. 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.

During my sessions, I tend to use an eclectic approach as every client is unique. I tend to provide CBT, ACT, emotion focused therapy, as well as person centered approaches. I have also been trained to provide EMDR therapy, and I am in the process to get certified in this technique. I understand that the decision to talk to a stranger about your vulnerabilities can seem unreasonable, but don’t you deserve the best care possible? Let’s work together in building a peaceful state of mind.

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 Associate (LPC-A)- supervised by Lorrianne Morrow, LPC-S




 

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.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

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

 

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

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




Perla Torres

Practicum Student 

As a novice counselor, “I’m a very strong believer in listening and learning from others.”- Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Therefore, I intend to provide a safe, non-judgmental, environment for the client. In the past two months, I have enjoyed working alongside my supervisor listening to clients free themselves of unhealthy thoughts, make healthier choices, learn new coping skills, and make life lasting changes. I believe every client is unique, therefore I have an integrative approach to treatment. The modalities I intend to use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy, and a Person-Centered approach that recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each individual. I offer to counsel individuals of all ages dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, and family/societal conflicts. My counseling aspiration is to receive further training and certification in trauma and PTSD.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

University of Houston-Downtown in Houston, TX

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

Lamar University in Beaumont, TX (expected completion May 2023)

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

 




Brittney Gibson

Behavioral Care Manager

Brittney has worked in the human services field for over 10 years in variety of different settings including: foster care, school/community-based programs, inpatient psychiatric hospital, homeless shelter, and a residential treatment facility. Brittney has experience working with children and adults of all different ages, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds. Trained as a Dance/Movement Psychotherapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, she utilizes movement and body-based awareness practices to encompass the whole self in the therapeutic process. Movement is our first language and is a powerful tool that allows us to reconnect to our bodies, ground ourselves, and navigate new pathways that facilitate healing and change.

Prior to joining the Flourish Mental Health team, Brittney worked for Montefiore Hospital located in the Bronx, New York. Over the course of 4 years, she worked on an adult inpatient psychiatry unit, providing trauma informed individual and group therapy sessions to adults with various mental health disorders such as: schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, autism, dementia, depression, anxiety, schizoaffective disorder, substance abuse and personality disorders.

I have a true passion for helping clients improve their quality of life through a client-centered/strength-based approach, rooted in psychodynamic theory. I work in collaboration with clients to support their journey of gaining deeper insight into their experiences which can assist in developing and maintaining a healthier, stronger sense of self, as well as more meaningful relationships with others. Through compassionate and empathetic care, I support each individuals journey towards emotional well-being and healing.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Texas State University in San Marcos, TX

  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts (BA) in Political Sciences, Minor is Criminal Justice

Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxnville , NY

  • Master of Science (MS) in Dance/Movement Therapy

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (LCAT)
  • Registered Dance/Movement Therapist