Ba  Bunansa
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Ba Bunansa


Master of Science, MS - Mental Health Counseling Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider, BC-TMH Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC National Certified Counselor, NCC
Texas Accepting Online
Plano Accepting In-person
Updated June 1, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Ba Bunansa is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Plano, TX. Ba is passionate about working with the Asian Pacific Islander community and the LGBTQIA community. He generally works with teens and young adults who would like to stop second-guessing every decision that they make and feel more comfortable with who they are. He specializes in helping clients grow their self-esteem and self-worth so they can feel confident, especially when interacting with other people. His clients sometimes struggle with anxiety or depression, which might stem from difficulty adjusting to a new stage in life or going through a period of major change. Ba provides kind, collaborative therapy services for clients to talk through what’s on their mind and what’s bothering them.

Ba’s approach to working with clients begins by building a strong trust in their relationship. He learns about clients and their backgrounds through asking open-ended questions, validating challenging feelings reflecting on moments of resilience. Clients learn how to listen to their bodies and how to pay attention to the thoughts that occur, especially the thoughts that lead to negative moods. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), clients learn how to avoid cognitive distortions like assumptions or black-and-white thinking. Ba also practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), helping clients recognize and align their lives to what’s important to them. Therapy with Ba looks like discovering different aspects of the self - and learning to love and accept those aspects, no matter what they are.

Ba earned a Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. He is also a National Certified Counselor and a Board Certified Telemental Health Provider. His expertise lies in working with the LGBTQIA community, as he has participated in additional training in this area. His educational background is in Liberal Studies and Literary Studies, which he enjoys incorporating into his conversations with clients when relevant.


LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun Closed

Plano practice
1820 Preston Park Blvd, Suite 2200, Plano, Texas 75093
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 4 years

Sunny Side Up Psychotherapy, Therapist and Founder, 2021 - Present

Southern Methodist University, Master of Science in Counseling, 2019


Texas: 82282