Georgetown Psychology Services opens Belton location
Monday, 04 March 2013 by Jennifer John
Georgetown Psychological Services, PLLC in Georgetown, has been serving Central Texas since March 2011 and is pleased to announce their second location at 2100 N. Main St., Suite 2170E opened in Belton on Feb. 11.
"Therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired and is very helpful in overcoming the challenges you face," Founder Dr. Amanda Johnson, PSY.D said.
Dr. Johnson started Georgetown Psychological Services, PLLC at its original location on the Georgetown downtown square after commuting to and from the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Temple for four years. Dr. Johnson is a clinical and forensic psychologist providing compassionate, solution-focused therapy. Some of the wide range of services found at GP Services include but are not limited to psychological and forensic evaluations; individual, couples and family counseling for all ages; and group therapy.
In Georgetown, many of Dr. Johnson's patients from Fort Hood mentioned they wished she was closer to them. After some research for a Central location, Dr. Johnson opened the new branch in Belton to accommodate the requests. Dr. Johnson will be available at her main location in Georgetown along with one to three part-time therapists from Mon.-Thurs. and on Fridays in Belton for Administrative duties.
Hours of operation at the new facility in Belton are Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and evenings by appointment. Four additional therapists and an office manager have joined founder Dr. Amanda Johnson, PSY.D to offer a wide range of mental health services, including manager Ruth Kelsey; Teresa Adcock, LCSW; Lisa Peterson, LPC; Cheryl Crosby, LPC; and Elaine McFarlane, PSY.D.
"So many people come into therapy with a stigma and preconceived ideas about it and they leave feeling nearly the opposite way," Dr. Johnson said. "After sessions, most of my patients leave feeling they have skills that anyone can benefit from in life."
Dr. Johnson said that she finds the top three therapies needed most in Central Texas to be stress and anxiety management, depression and mood disorders and skills needed to improve daily life, i.e. balancing work and personal time and relationships.
Other specializing services available at the new location include trauma recovery, PTSD, anger management and mindfulness. Mindfulness is a way of training yourself to be present in the moment, Dr. Johnson said.
Group therapy sessions are available for $30 per session with five to eight people per group and determined by the expressed interest in specified areas. Initial consults are from 60-90 minutes for $160 and individual sessions are for 50 minutes for $130. Telephone consultations are available for a prorated fee. A sliding scale and student discount may be available upon request, based on individual needs.
GP Services accepts all major health insurances including Aetna, BCBS, Cigna Magellan, Medicaid, Medicare, Sendero, Tricare and United.
"Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced there is nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it," Dr. Johnson said.
For more information call (512) 809-3141 or (254) 616-9480 or visit www.txpsych.com.