Rhea Lester, Therapist in Texas — Zencare
Rhea A Lester
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Rhea A Lester

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Texas Accepting Online
Updated May 13, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Attachment issues
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Rhea Lester is a Licensed Professional Counselor located in Texas, she earned a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas. Rhea has over fifteen years of experience working with clients who have experienced trauma and difficult life transitions. She specializes in helping clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and/or C-PTSD as a result of trauma or other difficult life transitions. Many of Rhea’s clients find that it’s difficult to get through regular daily routines because of their emotions or physical issues related to past traumas. Rhea helps these clients process through their difficult emotions and develop the skills they need to live comfortably.

Rhea’s approach to therapy draws from Cognitive and Somatic approaches. Rhea applies techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) to help clients process and reframe painful or disturbing thoughts and emotions. Along with cognitive therapeutic approaches, Rhea applies somatic techniques to help clients work through trauma and emotional dysregulation. Rhea's trauma-informed techniques include Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Internal Family System theory (IFS), or other somatic-based approaches like Trauma Conscious Yoga.

From the start, Rhea uses psychoeducational tools to help clients gain a new perspective and form new thought patterns to move towards more resilience and personal empowerment. Rhea is particularly sensitive to each client’s needs when it comes to feeling safe, which is why she strives to create a calming, comfortable therapeutic space in all sessions.

Rhea enjoys collaborating with clients to determine their mental health goals and provides genuine encouragement as clients make progress towards those goals.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Friday Health Plans
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $140 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $140
  • Initial session: $125 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $25 (45min)
  • EMDR Sessions: $160 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

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 "8:00 AM-5:00PM"
  • Tue "8:00AM-5:00PM"
  • Wed "8:00AM-5:00PM"
  • Thu "8:00AM-5:00 PM"
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 12 years

Lester Counseling , Owner/ Operator, 2020 - Present
Universal American School, School Counselor/ Mental Health, 2016 - 2021
Magnolia Counseling, Owner/Operator, 2013 - 2016

University of North Texas, M.Ed, 2010


Licensure

Texas: 66823


Languages

English