Compassion – Common Sense – Clinical Expertise
Dr. Minatrea has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is well-trained in empirically-supported treatments, methods backed by research. Yet, she is down-to-earth and easy to talk to. Don’t be surprised if she explains things using song lyrics, movie scenes, or sports analogies!
High Quality, Personalized Care
Dr. Minatrea offers each client her personal attention and will tailor her services to fit your individual needs and personality. She seeks to strike the right balance of listening and giving advice and draws from a variety of techniques to customize her approach. Each session is a time to focus on YOU.
Her genuine caring about clients is reflected in face-to-face interactions, as well as her responsiveness and follow-up outside of sessions.
Christian Counseling – From a Ph.D.
One thing that makes Dr. Minatrea unique is her integration of Christian faith with the science of psychology. The majority of Christian counselors hold master’s level licenses (LPC, LMFT, LCSW), while the majority of doctoral level psychologists (Ph.D., Psy.D.) do not consider faith to be an important part of their lives and/or do not incorporate it into their work. Thus, Dr. Minatrea is one of the few Ph.D.’s in Southlake to provide Christian counseling.
Services for Military Veterans – Outside the VA
Although Dr. Minatrea sees people from all walks of life, she specializes in working with military veterans. She did her training at the VA, has worked with the Army as a Military & Family Life Consultant, and offers the expertise she developed through those experiences in a private setting. She is familiar with military culture and the challenges associated with combat stress and PTSD.