Meet our team

Linda Guthery, M.A., LPC-Intern

Under the Direct Supervision of Lori Vann, MA, LPC-S
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.
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.
Types of therapies offered: Individual and Groups
Ages Served: 16 years and older
Days Available: Thursday and Friday mornings
Contact Linda: 214-489-7862

Melody Pruitt, M.A., LPC-Intern

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

B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, T.X., M.A. in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, Texas.

Areas that Melody likes to work with: Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Self-injury, Anger Management, Emotional Disturbances, Addiction, Self-esteem, Family Conflict, Abusive/Toxic Relationships, Survivors of Domestic Violence, Grief and Loss, Trauma, Stress Management, and Communication/Coping Skills.  Her primary modality is CBT.  If desired, she can integrate professional counseling methods from a Christian perspective.

Types of therapies offered: Individual, Family,  and Group
Ages Served: 8 years and older
Days Available: Monday-Thursday, Saturday
Contact Melody: 972-415-9102
Email: Melody

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, Cigna, 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 Intern 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 Interns 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 intern 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 interns at other counseling centers in Dallas and Tarrant County. are charging over $85+ a visit. Insurance companies often have high or catastrophic deductibles.  The Interns 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 intern,  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 intern is a great option.

Some interns 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!

Interns 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.