Maria Monte is a licensed professional counselor offering therapy to residents in Texas. She specializes in trauma, PTSD, child and adolescent therapy, grief counseling, anxiety, and depression. Maria grew up in a large family and from an early age, she observed that her perspective was vastly different from her siblings after having experienced the same life events.
She believes it is especially important to understand how our past has influenced our present. Maria believes that we see and relate to the world the way we were shaped from an early age. Knowing who we are and how we see and perceive the world helps us understand how we relate better to ourselves and to others.
During the last 14 years, Maria has moved to and from other countries and states and her true home is between Texas and Spain. She is also fluent in both English and Spanish!
“Although the world is full of suffering. It is also full of the overcoming of it.” – Helen Keller
Betty Quintana is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in New Jersey and Texas. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in geriatric therapy, life coaching, grief counseling, life transitions and parenting. In her practice, Betty’s philosophy of care is centered around the beliefs that everyone is unique, everyone has both good and bad qualities, and the coping skills that we learn throughout life help us to grow and master our minds.
Betty’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare started as a teenager when she began struggling with excessive worry, social anxiety and self-esteem issues. She found it hard to connect with anyone and felt no one understood her. As a young adult she began to realize her potential and started to put herself first. She soon enough stopped worrying about what people thought about her and finally embraced her uniqueness. Betty loves helping people discover their true potential no matter what age they are.
Betty is a Disney fanatic and loves a Disney vacation over any other vacation. She has three beautiful children: a teenager, a middle schooler and a toddler. And her best character strength is her sense of humor.
“Everyone has bad days and bad moments, but it is how you handle them that matters the most. Even champions lose rounds.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
Duke Ruktanonchai is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to child, adolescent and adult residents in Pennsylvania and Texas. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, mood disorders, psychopharmacology and wellness and health promotion.
Duke sees himself as a guide and advisor for each person he cares for. Decisions on treatment involve careful discussions, and decisions are made collaboratively.
Duke’s interest in mental health care stems from having always found the mind as being the most fascinating part of a person. He aims to treat the whole person, not just a specific organ or part. For him, caring for the whole person involves the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional components of a person.
Duke loves spicy food – all spicy food but especially Thai. He did a CDC fellowship in public health and is a big college basketball fan.
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
Emma Negron, Ph.D. LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in California and Texas. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and grief counseling. In her practice, Emma values respect for the client’s situation, the client’s perception, and the client’s ability to reach their own truth.
Emma identifies as somewhat of an extrovert, but more of an introvert. She likes physics and wishes that she had a better understanding of it. Emma is young at heart; she loves and respects children at their own level of cognitive functioning.
Prescribes Medication: No
Age Range: 5 – 65+
Specialties: Trauma and Abuse, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Grief Counseling