Kenney Counseling Services, PLLC
Are you experiencing a loss of interest, feelings of worthlessness, loss of energy, or changes in appetite? My name is Margaret Kenney, and I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas for Texans. They want to regain control of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to feel their best in their personal, professional, and social lives.
As a virtual Therapist for the state of Texas, I possess over ten years of experience working with teens and adults combating a host of diagnoses, from anxiety, depression and addictions.
During therapy, I am sensitive, supportive, and solution-focused in offering therapeutic services. Each individual is unique; therefore, I have an Eclectic style too engaging patients in therapy.
I love seeing the enjoyment in Clients as they overcome life difficulties.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
At your first appointment, a mental health clinician will ask you questions about your current situation, including asking about your mood, thoughts, and behavior, such as:
- What are you concerned about?
- When did you first become concerned or notice any changes?
- How is your daily life affected by the changes or concerns you have noticed?
- What helps you manage these concerns or changes?
- What have you tried on your own to feel better?
- What things make you feel worse?
- What do you think you need?
- What treatment, if any, have you had for mental illness in the past?
- Have family members or friends commented on your mood or behavior?
- What do you hope to gain from treatment?
- What medications or over-the-counter herbs and supplements do you take?
- Do you drink alcohol or use recreational drugs?
The clinician will also usually ask to speak to someone close to you – family or friends, to ask for their thoughts about how you are, and what changes they may have noticed in you.
To help to determine a diagnosis and check for related complications, you may also have an assessment by a doctor (psychiatrist or psychiatric registrar), a physical examination, and you may be referred for blood tests and other investigations.
Following the initial assessment, the mental health clinician will provide you with information, and will make a recommendation about what treatment might be most helpful to you. This depends on the type of mental health issues you are experiencing, their severity, your preferences where possible and what you already know works best for you.
Sometimes admission to a hospital inpatient unit is recommended to begin treatment, generally in situations when you can’t care for yourself properly or when there’s a significant risk to your health and safety or that of others.
For many people, initial treatment can start in the community, with the involvement of your GP, and if required, the input of mental health clinicians from a community team, a private psychiatrist, and/or other support people.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
My treatment is focused on understanding each patients’ unique concerns, identifying individual strengths, and working with the Client to develop skills to overcome obstacles. I am sensitive supportive, and solution-focused in offering therapeutic services for adolescents and adults. Each individual is unique; therefore, I have an Eclectic style to therapy. My therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and a few others. Each approach is made to meet the needs of each client.
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in-network with the following Texas Plans, Aetna, Aetna Boon-Chapman, Aetna Meritain, Apostrophe, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Optum/United- EAP, United All Savers, United BIND, United GEHA/Shared Services, United Healthcare Golden Rule, United Oxford, United Student resources and United UMR.
Self Pay $100 per Individual session.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Currently, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas. I possess over ten years of experience working with teens and adults battling a host of diagnoses, from anxiety, depression, addictions, PTSD, adjustment disorders, and many more. I have also worked in numerous settings such as healthcare clinics, corrections, educational and residential settings to meet the needs of each client.