Sandy Zamora, LPC-S

  • In-network provider for United Healthcare/Optum which includes Oscar Insurance, Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO, and Humana.

  • Free 20-minute phone consultation to better assist with finding the right fit for their therapeutic needs and has weekday morning and afternoon appointments available.

  • Sandy can be reached at 210-971-0180

Stress Management

PTSD & Trauma Recovery

Depression

Meet Sandy Zamora

Sandy attended the University of the Incarnate Word earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She then attended Our Lady of the Lake University earning a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with a Certificate of Completion for Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a board-approved Supervisor for LPC-Interns. She has been licensed since 2007.

Sandy is an open minded and welcoming therapist whose goal is to create a safe and confidential therapeutic relationship that will help clients navigate current difficulties. She has gained experience working with individuals and families in various therapeutic settings. Sandy is skilled at helping clients with adjustment disorders, anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse and other trauma. She believes in promoting emotional growth and development.

Sandy works with adolescents age 13+ and adults. She provides counseling services in both English and Spanish.

Sandy asistió University of the Incarnate Word obteniendo la Licenciatura de Arte en Psicología. Ella después asistió Our Lady of the Lake University obteniendo la Maestría de Ciencia en Psicología de Consejería con un Certificado de Terminación para Servicios Psicológicos para Poblaciones de Habla Hispana. Es una Consejera Profesional Licenciada además de Supervisora para LPC-Interns aprobada por la Junta. Ha sido licenciada desde 2007.

Sandy es una terapeuta de mentalidad abierta y amable cuyo objetivo es crear una relación segura y confidencial que ayudara a clientes navegar por las dificultades actuales. Ella ha adquirido experiencia trabajando con individuales y familias en varios escenarios terapéuticos. Sandy es experta en ayudar a clientes con trastornos de adaptación, ansiedad, duelo, depresión, violencia domestica, abuso sexual y otro trauma. Ella cree en promover el crecimiento y desarrollo emocional.

Sandy trabaja con adolescentes edad 13+ y adultos y puede ser contactada al 210-971-0180. Ella ofrece una consultación gratis de 20-minutos para mejor ayudar con encontrar el ajuste adecuado para sus necesidades terapéuticas y tiene citas disponibles entre semana por la mañana y por la tarde

Christopher Lange, LPC

  • In-network provider with BCBS PPO, United Healthcare, Oscar Health, Optum, Humana, and Aetna
  • Christopher can be reached at 210-446-6850

Parenting Support

Processing Life Transitions

Relationship Counseling

Meet Christopher Lange

Christopher began working with clients at Desirae Ysasi Counseling Services in September 2019. He has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2012.

Christopher works with both individual clients and couples to address a variety of concerns. Depression, anxiety, mood instability, emotional regulation, life transitions and relational concerns are just some of the issues that Christopher has assisted his clients in managing. Couples have sought out his expertise in working through communication breakdowns, high conflict, breaches of trust and affair recovery. He has a direct and honest approach designed to help his clients gain insight and experience relief quickly. Christopher has a knack for holding clients accountable in a way that feels empowering and cared for rather than shamed and criticized.

Christopher sees clients on Wednesdays and Fridays, including several evening time slots.

Lesley Esquivel, LPC, NCC

  • In-network with Humana, Oscar Health, United Healthcare/Optum, and UMR

  • Lesley can be reached at (210) 929-6880

  • lesley@desiraeysasicounseling.com

Anxiety/ Depression

Processing Life Transitions

Grief/Loss (including pet)

Meet Lesley Esquivel

Lesley attended The University of Texas at San Antonio and earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Sociology, and a Master of Arts in Counseling. She has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) since 2013.

Lesley is a supportive, empathic, and empowering therapist who takes a non-judgmental, down-to-earth approach. She strives to create a calming therapeutic space that helps her clients feel safe, comfortable, validated, empowered, and heard.

Her primary areas of focus are helping clients cope with and manage anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions/adjustments, daily life stressors, issues in relationships, and grief and loss of loved ones or of their beloved pets. She has a special passion for helping clients cope with the bereavement of their beloved pets and understands the strong and special bonds of pet-person relationships. She has additional training in Pet Loss Grief Counseling and comes from a place of personal experience and understanding in this unique and often misunderstood nature of loss.

Lesley is also passionate about helping clients improve self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-care with a focus on relaxation and managing stress. She is skilled at collaborating with her clients on identifying therapeutic goals, exploring their inner strengths and bringing these to the forefront, as well as helping clients establish healthy coping skills and effective means of communicating with others for healthier relationships.

Lesley works with adults ages 18 years and older. She offers afternoon/evening appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and offers appointments on Saturdays a few times a month in the morning/early afternoon hours.

Desirae Ysasi, LPC-S

Desirae works with an exclusively self-pay clientele and is not an in-network provider with any insurances.

Benefits to working with Desirae on a self-pay basis are:

  • More control over your healthcare and treatment plan.

  • Additional confidentiality since filing claims with insurances allows them access to your medical records.

  • Eliminate the need for required, yet potentially unnecessary, mental health diagnoses.

  • Personalized and detailed care with increased access to Desirae due to decreased bureaucratic demands from insurance companies and an intentionally smaller client caseload.

  • Desirae can be reached at 210-774-8292

  • Free 20-minute phone consultation to explore your counseling needs and see if she is the right fit for you or your family member

Relationship Counseling

Affair Recovery

Ethical Non-Monogamy

Culturally & Spiritually Diverse Couples

Relational Life Therapy (RLT)

Pride & LGBTQ+ Couples Counseling

Desirae attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, first earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then a Master of Arts in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a board-approved Supervisor for LPC-Associates. She has been licensed since 2006 and has worked in private practice since 2009.

Desirae is a compassionate and energetic therapist whose primary goal is to help her clients maximize their potential in life. She understands that you want to feel better. Have fulfilling relationships. Be inspired. Live with passion and confidence. Utilizing insight-oriented therapy approaches, she assists clients in examining how their negative thought patterns have influenced their emotions and choices in life. By reframing these thought patterns, her clients report fewer anxious and depressive symptoms as well as increased stability and communication in their relationships. She will provide guidance and feedback designed to both challenge and motivate you to create change in your life.

Her primary areas of focus are: relationship counseling (including non-traditional couples and LGBTQI couples), maternal mental health and therapy for therapists/helping professionals. She is also skilled in helping men and women resolve a variety of lifestyle issues such as: improving work/life balance, coping with daily stressors, navigating parenting struggles, building self-esteem through self-compassion, and eliminating toxic relationships. You can learn more about her work by clicking on the Specialties page.

Desirae works with couples as well as adults 18 years and older. Desirae works with an exclusively self-pay clientele and is not an in-network provider with any insurances. Benefits to working with Desirae are listed above.

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