Kelly Barina


Kelly Barina


Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 72326
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • UMR
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Mcallen, Texas 78501
Brownsville, Texas 78521

My Approach to Helping

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated with an MA in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in 2013. Since that time, I have continued to study and develop my counseling skills. I have advanced training or certifications in trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, Animal Assisted Therapy (from UNT), Foundational Theraplay Practitioner, Post-adoption counseling, EMDR, Prepare and Enrich pre-marital counseling, and Gottman marriage principles. I proudly serve clients of all ages from 4 years old and over.

For several years, I served as a contract counselor and group facilitator at Christian Works for multiple programs including Kid Works (divorce support), Grief Works, Adoption Works (post-adoption support groups), and Becoming Mom (counseling for pregnant women or those with children under 3 years of age).

I have a heart for serving children, individuals and families who have been formed through the foster system andor adoption. I seek to foster stronger attachment, heal past traumas and equip parents with tools to strengthen their families.

I have been given the opportunity to serve many children, adolescents and adults who have been plagued with stress and anxiety. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychoeducation, play therapy, neurobiological tools and other modalities, I equip my clients to manage the stressors in their lives and find new purpose in their lives.

As a human resources professional of more than 25 years, I am also uniquely equipped to assist you with career counseling, assessments and career interest inventories.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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