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Trish Watson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A), MA, MBA, EMDR Trained

Supervised by Amy Evans-Gean, MA, LPC-S

4450 E. Interstate 20 Service Rd. S., Willow Park, TX 76087

Call or text me at 682-285-5850 Email at

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Counseling with Trish Watson

I’m Trish Watson, a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, EMDR trained Supervised by Amy Evans-Gean LPC-S.

I have an office in Willow Park, Texas. I serve clients in-person in Willow Park, which is located between Fort Worth, Aledo, Hudson Oaks and Weatherford, and also close to Benbrook, and Azle.

I offer affordable in-person therapy to teens, individuals, couples, and families. I’m well-trained to counsel individuals struggling with:

  • spiritual struggles and pain
  • little t and big T trauma [generalized, PTSD, acute]
  • abuse [domestic, sexual, emotional, psychological, physical, in the past or ongoing]
  • self-worth, self -esteem, persistent negative thoughts,
  • depression, and anxiety
  • suicidal thoughts and ideation

I’m here to help.

I am trained to work with individuals and couples experiencing various life challenges. As a daughter, sister, wife, mom, career person, and an educated woman in the church,  I have experienced my fair share of:

  • life transitions, 
  • parenting multiple children with different needs,
  • relational struggles [communication, parenting with spouse, extended family, balancing dreams, careers, “woman’s role”],
  • and grief and loss [physical and abstract – relational, ideological, dreams].

I became a counselor so I could offer you services I think are better than I received. Educational, sensitive, and beneficial counseling services. Get to know Trish
I offer you empathetic, evidence-based support from a foundation of psychology and Christian theology. The extent that we incorporate faith into our sessions is up to you.

I want to hear from you, answer your questions, and guide you in your next step.

What to Expect When You Start Counseling

Maybe the idea of starting therapy creates feelings of overwhelm because you’ve never received counseling and don’t know what to expect. Contrary to popular representations of therapy, counseling is not something to fear. Therapy can help you learn about yourself and others, grow, and reach your goals.

Going to counseling doesn’t mean something is wrong with you, even if it feels like it. Most people go through challenges they could overcome quicker if they go to therapy!

Of course, healing from painful life experiences is a process.

This process takes time. Getting physically healthy takes more than just a few good meals and workouts. Bettering your mental health often takes a couple of months of weekly sessions.

Habitual patterns of thinking, unconscious beliefs, and unwelcome feelings and behaviors are persistent…


There is hope for a way forward

My goal when I meet with you is to work myself out of a job.

I’m honored to do this work with you. I look forward to learning from you, seeing your strength as you move forward, and watching you come alive with more hope, confidence, and peace.

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule Your Appointment!

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Take a Look at the Counseling Process
Individual Counseling -The challenge of Individual Counseling, the process, the discovery, and the payoff.

Teen Counseling – I build quality, meaningful rapport with teens to support their goals.

Couples Counseling -I am trained to fortify couples for connection and healing, which I currently do through individual consultations.

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is an evidence-based intervention. It uses bilateral stimulation to process painful and upsetting memories.It is a structured intervention involving less direction from the counselor.

With EMDR, your brain does its own healing by accessing its own memories. Your brain does this with less talking, which is why some consider it more culturally and trauma-sensitive.

EMDR is great for you if you:

  • Have experienced “Big-T” or “little-t” trauma
  • Struggle with persistent, upsetting memories, feelings, and thoughts
  • Notice frequent negative self talk, thoughts, and beliefs
  • Prefer a unique, less traumatizing, quicker and more enduring alternative to talk therapy 

Disturbing, persistent, or painful memories and thoughts are not easy to shake. Yet seeing clients walk away feeling freer and more peaceful after EMDR a just a few sessions on that incident is an honor and blessing.

For more information about EMDR, visit the EMDR’s International Association page EMDRIA.

Grief and Crisis Counseling

We do not live in a grief-friendly culture. Your well intentioned friends and family offer unhelpful platitudes. Your company has a poor bereavement policy. Your friends are uncomfortable or unavailable. You may feel like you should be “over it” already.

You need someone to listen, but everyone tries to fix.

A sudden, unexpected death affecting an entire family system adds further challenges. Arrangements, communication, and family dynamics are all stressed. 

Big changes bring extra tasks and the mental load is overwhelming.

Your grieving process takes time, and I want to support you as you process loss and change.

Trauma & Crisis Counseling

Trauma comes from many adverse events:

  • Unpleasant or adverse childhoods
  • Bullying at school or from siblings at home
  • Accident and/or injury
  • Witnessing an accident or injury
  • Becoming the victim of a crime
  • Witnessing a crime
  • Learned helplessness

These events leave you with a heightened sense of anxiety or unwanted. This anxiety escalates to extreme levels and activates your fight or flight response.

The more negative experiences you have, the more your mind and body automatically pick up on similar situations and respond accordingly.

Unprocessed trauma affects you in ways you do not know or realize. 

Physical and behavioral health problems pop up:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Chronic muscle pain or tension
  • High blood pressure
  • Digestive issues

Hyper-vigilance and defensiveness feel safe. But they prevent you from seeing and acting on positive opportunities around you. 

Processing your pain allows you to live in a safe place internally and externally. 

Let’s work together to break this cycle and see you flourish. 

Spiritual Counseling

Are you frustrated by trying to understand what God wants? Are you stuck in a pattern of people-pleasing rather than leaning into your own gifts and calling? Do you need help setting boundaries? 

Too many Christians think serving others means becoming a doormat. 

Jesus is a great example of serving others while 

  • taking breaks
  • being assertive and honest
  • setting boundaries.

Knowing Jesus and his example of living out his commandments is powerful. It sets you free from expectations that sound good but are people-pleasing rather than God-pleasing.

You are made in God’s image as a relational being with relational needs. 

The need to be accepted, to belong, and to be loved by God and others are all part of your relational identity.

Learning to have healthy, healing relationships where others

  • recognize your needs
  • validate your feelings, and 
  • carefully consider your feelings, thoughts, and beliefs

is essential to freely loving and serving God and others.

I want to shepherd you in balancing the support you offer and receive in relationships.

Let’s help you develop skills to find fulfillment in serving God and others.

Next Steps in Your Counseling Journey

You’re looking for an affordable, empathetic counselor who 

  • listens well, 
  • invites you into the process, 
  • teaches you the skills to be your own mini-therapist 
  • and helps you find healing. 

I can help. 

My desire is to empower you to do the work so you continue to heal even beyond the extent of our time together. I educate you on the interventions and process — never leaving you out of the work we are doing. 

If you are ready to take that next step, schedule your appointment today. If you would like to talk or meet me before scheduling a full appointment, I offer free 15-minute consultations, which you can also schedule here, text or call me (682-282-5850), or email me (!

Help! I still have questions about therapy…

How long does therapy take? 

Ultimately, you choose how long you receive counseling. I help you assess a fair amount of time to reach your goals and find healing.

It can take months of sessions to feel successful when life circumstances aggravate deep-seated depression or anxiety. 

It takes time to build and learn to use skills outside of therapy. Complex grief, complex PTSD, or personality disorders can take a year or more to fully address. In these cases, an intense period of counseling to achieve greater stability, followed by ongoing therapy tends to be more supportive. 

What is EMDR? 

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based intervention proven to be more effective in fewer sessions than other forms of therapy. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation in the form of eye movements, audio, or little paddles that buzz in your hands.

EMDR with eye movements can be delivered online with a computer, and EMDR with audio can be done online with headphones. For in-person sessions, I use a NeuroTek system which provides audio-tactile and bilateral stimulation. This method is sometimes more helpful than basic eye movements because it decreases visual distractions. 

EMDR can successfully treat:

  • Reduce undesired emotion – anxiety, fear, depression, disgust, rejection, & addictions
  • Increase Positive Self Talk, Strengths, & Resources
  • Heal negative core beliefs and stuck memories.
  • reduce or relief from nightmares and incessant thoughts.

The benefits of EMDR:

  • requires less talking
  • more culturally sensitive because your own brain is doing the healing rather than being directed by a counselor
  • evidence-based and more effective in fewer sessions
  • experience improvement faster

If you’ve experienced trauma and are willing to try this approach, schedule a 15-minute consultation to see if EMDR is right for you.

What is an LPC-A or LPC-Associate?

Becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor is a rigorous process. The first license to attain is the LPC-Associate (LPC-Associate). These licenses are maintained by each state, and my license is to offer mental health services in Texas.

To get the LPC-Associate license, I had to complete:

  • the required master’s level counseling classes,
  • the required clinical hours with real clients during the masters level program
  • received the required supervised hours during graduate school.
  • the required research for practicums and clinical
  • Studying and passing the National Counselors Exam (NCE – like passing your “boards’), passing background checks, and applying for LPC-Associate state license
  • Agree to follow the Texas statutes to provide you with the best care
  • Remain under supervision
  • After earning additional 1,500 client hours and 1,500 indirect hours including research, training, and supervision; then we can apply for full LPC license!

How much does therapy cost? 

Individual 50 minute sessions before 4 PM are $60.

Sessions after 4 PM are $75.

75-minute sessions are 50% more.

This is about half the cost of most counselors.

Couple’s counseling is $120 for a 50-minute session before 4pm, and $150 after 4pm.

Do you take insurance? 

I am not In-Network with insurance yet, but I can provide a “Superbill” After you pay me “out-of-pocket” you can then submit the Suberbill to your insurance for you to get reimbursed. Typically, insurance only reimburses a health care provider who isn’t  “in-network” after you pay an out-of-network deductible. 

Verify your mental health benefits and your deductibles:

  1. Refer to your insurance card and call the customer service number
  2. Specifically inquire about “mental” or “behavioral” health benefits
  3. Ask if you have a deductible for out-of-network practitioners before getting reimbursed, if you have paid any of that deductible, and what amount or percentage they will reimburse for mental or behavioral health “office” visits (not inpatient or outpatient hospital visits).
  4. Check how many visits you can be reimbursed for, and when the current covered year ends
  5. Discuss if you need to get a referral from your primary doctor or pre-authorization in order for the visits to be covered by insurance. These are often necessary with HMO’s. If pre-authorization is required, ask for that number and call them.
  6. Request if there are specific diagnoses to qualify for reimbursement.
  7. Ask which licenses are covered by your insurance. LPC, LPC-A,  LMFT, LCSW, LCSW, etc. (Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, etc.)

Where are you located? 

My office is at 4450 E. Interstate 20 Service Rd S, Willow Park, TX 76087.

  • A few minutes off I-20
  • 3 minutes from Aledo High School
  • 1 minute from Willow Park
  • 10 minutes from Hudson Oaks and Annetta
  • 15 minutes from Weatherford, Azle, Lake Worth, Fort Worth, Benbrook, White Settlement
  • 30 minutes from Brock, Springtown, Mineral Wells, and Haslet

I provide quality, affordable therapy to clients in the Fort Worth and Weatherford area in Texas.

Do you offer telehealth? 

Yes! Telehealth is available. 

I use SimplePractice, a HIPAA-certified and secure platform for telehealth counseling.

It is similar to Zoom and has a downloadable app for your phone.

If you want to try EMDR, I prefer that you eventually use a computer for Telehealth.

Notice to clients:

The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct committed by marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, psychologists,
psychological associates, social workers, and licensed specialists in school psychology.

 Although not every complaint against or dispute with a licensee involves professional misconduct, the Executive Council will provide you with information about how to file a complaint.

 Please call 1-800-821-3205 for more information.

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