Richard Walla, M.A., LPC, NCC

Richard Walla, M.A., LPC, NCC

Professions: Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 68126
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 14502
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Office 1
1380 Pantheon Way Suite 150
San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio, Texas 78232
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Fees: $100.00 to $150.00 dollars per 60 minute or 90 minute session.

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My approach is based analyzing your "thought behaviors", it's called "Cognitive Behavior Theory". It's based on the theory that your thoughts and perceptions are flawed, not you; and those flawed thought patterns are causing your emotional problems. My focus is on your anxieties and fears, most of which involve any problems you are experiencing as you interact with other people - family, friends, parents, relatives, career relationships, etc. What you will learn, and my is approach is based on, is the principle that your flawed thoughts and feelings are based on unconscious memories. You need the help of a psychotherapist like me to help analyze and identify where those faulty core beliefs are hidden. My perception is different and I will see things differently from you viewpoint, and from a psychological context. In your case, it helps to have someone who knows what they're looking for as far as common mistakes. How you perceive yourself, and how you describe your fears is where my approach begins. Your flawed thinking creates flawed feelings and moods, and flawed behaviors. Once we address the mistaken premise behind the unconscious problem, we will begin to work on your recovery tools and progress.

Email or Call Richard Walla, M.A., LPC, NCC at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14502

More Info About My Practice

My practice has developed around my experiences with grief & loss treatment; anxiety, sadness, and depression; mood disorders, and substance abuse disorders; all related to treatment of flawed thinking and behaviors. "Co-dependency" is another critical issue that relates closely to relationship issues that I treat. For me, these problems are symptoms of your problem, not the problem itself; and they indicate where the real problem is residing. My practice focuses on helping you confront your current frustrations; because you are probably using coping skills to deal with the symptoms and not developing coping skills that address your real problem. I am interested in helping you solve your problems, not just manage the symptoms.

There is much you can learn and understand; and grief & loss recovery skills are fundamental to recovery; and frustrations and pain are based on loss. Everyone seeking psychotherapy is suffering at some level of emotional distress and misery. They often find relief through successful treatment through the psychotherapy methods I and many other counselors employ.

How Psychotherapy Can Help

Psychotherapy can help because it seeks the core issues buried in the person's mind that can only be identified by the behaviors that are observable, and through the words they choose to use to describe their problems to the psychotherapist during private sessions. It presumes that there is nothing "wrong" with you, and that there is something wrong with the way and how you think and have learned to cope with you symptoms.

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Anger Management
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Clean Language, Symbolic Modeling, and Metaphor Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Coherence Therapy / Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Control Mastery Theory
  • Core Process Psychotherapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integral Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Acceptance Training
  • Self Psychology
  • Self Relations
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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