Meet our team That Is Here to Serve

Claudia Raquel, LCSW, LPC

LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
Why I like to serve the community as a counselor:
I see counseling as a privilege and joy of helping adults and children work through difficult relationships; overcome their trauma, anxiety, depression and recover from their abuse; feel happier, more confident, and better about themselves.  I look forward to working with you and helping you realize your individual and relationship potential. I take on a humanistic approach to therapy that seeks to help a person integrate mind and body to become one with yourself.
Areas that Linda likes to work with: Anxiety, PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression
Types of therapies offered: Individual, adults and children
Days Available: Wednesdays
Contact Claudia: 469-573-4354

Linda Guthery, M.A., LPC

B.A. in Psychology and Communications with a minor in Theatre from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, M.A. in Professional Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX.
Why I like to serve the community as a counselor:
As a therapist, I believe that counseling has a ripple effect.  When one person heals, they bring healing to their friends, families, and relationships. When one person heals, the community begins to heal.
Areas that Linda likes to work with: Anxiety, Depression, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Grief and Loss, Co-Dependency, Self-Esteem, Career Exploration, Stress Management, Trauma, Addiction, Self-Care, Phobias, Sleep Disturbances, Thought Distortions, Boundaries and Toxic Relationship Dynamics. Her primary modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and can incorporate art therapy techniques.
Insurance Panels: Linda is currently applying to be a provider for various insurance companies. Keep watching for updates!
Types of therapies offered: Individual and Groups
Ages Served: 16 years and older
Days Available: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Contact Linda: 214-489-7862

Stephanie Ireland

Under the Direct Supervision of Lori Vann, MA, LPC-S

Stephanie Ireland, M.S., Student Counseling Intern, LCDC-Intern

She has her B.S. in Rehabilitation Studies with two minors: Addiction Studies, and Human Development and Family Systems, from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Stephanie is completing her Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at UNT. She has passed her CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counseling) Exam and will become an LPC-Associate in August 2021.

Why I like to serve the community as a counselor:
As a counselor in training, I have the ability to support my clients and give them the ability to see their power in their own lives. I take into great consideration my client’s needs, values, culture, and help them shape a healthy and meaningful foundation of healing and acceptance. I love getting to lead a client to their truth/purpose. Healing and growth are within us all.

Areas that Stephanie likes to work with:
Anxiety, Depression, Substance Use, Communication Skills, Anger Management, Familial and Social Support, Grief and Loss, Co-Dependency, Self-Esteem, Career Exploration, Stress Management, Trauma, Self-Care, Self-Esteem, Phobias, Cognitive Distortions, Healthy Boundaries, Spirituality. Her primary modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but she tailors the therapeutic process for each client. 

Types of therapies offered: Individual and Groups
Ages Served: 12 years and older
Days Available: M-F
Contact Stephanie: 949-973-7083
Email: Stephanie

Suzanne Nieves, M.A., LPC

B.A. in English in Elementary Education from Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY and a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in Garland, TX.

Areas that Suzanne likes to work with: abuse, addictions, grief & loss, life transitions (graduations, retirement, deaths, births, marriage), communication skills, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, parenting skills, and trained to work with self-injury (NSSI).  She assists with the Self-injury support groups that Vann Counseling offers each month.  She is particularly interested in working with adults who find themselves being caregivers to their parents and also adults in retirement villages and assisted living.

Types of therapies offered: Individual, family, couples, and group

Insurance Panels: Ambetter, BCBS, United/Optum, and various EAPs; she can file out-of-network claims as Suzanne Nieves Counseling. She is interested in forming a support group for the caregivers of those who have parents transitioning into retirement, assisted living, or nursing homes.

Ages served: 12 to 70
Days Available: Monday, Wednesday, or Friday
Contact Suzanne: 214-701-8114
Email: Suzanne

Shelley Tedder, M.A., LPC

B.A. in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and Masters degree in Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Areas that Shelley likes to work with: Abuse, trauma, domestic violence, grief & loss, communication skills, coping skills, stress management, anxiety, depression, issues that influence academic & job performance, and is trained to work with self-injury.  Shelley recently completed Level 1 of Gottman Marital Training, has been trained in Texas HIPAA guidelines, trained in CBT & DBT, and has attended Ms. Vann’s 8 hours of self-injury training while leading the various groups offered at the office.

Insurance Panels: BCBS, but she can file out-of-network claims as Shelley Tedder Counseling.

At this time, Shelley has a full caseload and is unable to accept new clients.  Please consider contacting Linda or Melody who are able to schedule new clients.

Types of therapies offered: Individual, family, couples, and group
Ages served: 12 years and older
Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Contact Shelley: 469-404-8725
Email: Shelley

Reasons Why You Should Consider Working With An LPC Associate For Your Counseling Needs:

At Vann and Associates, we believe that mental health should not be a luxury item, so we make it our mission that if we are unable to assist you that we will do our best to find someone who can help you.

Affordable counseling is provided by Master degreed LPC Associates under the supervision of Lori Vann, LPC-S at our office in addition to three fully licensed counselors who are on a variety of insurance panels.

No associate session is over $60 a visit. It would be quite difficult to find a fully licensed counselor who charges less than $85 a session, for that matter, many associates at other counseling centers in Dallas and Tarrant County. are charging over $85+ a visit. Insurance companies often have high or catastrophic deductibles.  The Associates at Vann & Associates’ prices are often equal to or even less than what your co-pay would be to see a specialist on your insurance plan. Plus, your insurance will not know why you decided to come to counseling nor will you get an unpleasant surprise when they deny your visit because they do not cover certain therapies or diagnoses. By seeing an associate,  insurance does not have access to your mental health records unless you authorize it.

Be aware of what your insurance policy covers and does not cover.  Some insurance plans do not cover marital or family therapy nor do they cover some diagnoses.  In these cases, seeing an associate is a great option.

Some associates will work on weekends and many will work evenings; they set their own appointments.

Each case is supervised by a fully licensed counselor with over 20 years of experience and has a reputation in the community as providing excellent client care, so it is like you are getting 2 counselors for the price of one!

Associates receive weekly individual supervision, monthly group supervision, & case note audits to verify that clients are receiving the best ethical care possible.  If a client ever has a concern about their treatment, he/she can directly contact Ms. Vann about the situation.