Bellaire Family Counseling (713) 300-8951
Bellaire Family Counseling(713) 300-8951

Our Therapists

Stacy Ricotta is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas, Houston. Stacy loves helping children and teens, and has also discovered a real passion for working with parents. Whether her client is having a difficult time navigating a particular issue, in need of support or skills training, or working through a crisis or trauma, Stacy believes that her ability to make and maintain a positive and therapeutic relationship is the largest part of the healing process.


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Natalie Cantu, LPC discovered her passion for working with children through listening to stories from the world around her.  She found these stories, whether told in words or play, held meaning and contained information to help people towards mental and emotional wellness.  Natalie believes in the importance of partnering with parents when treating childhood anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment, separation anxiety, and behavioral issues.  She takes an integrated approach to helping children and families through Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, social skills training, parent training, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.


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Valary Bond, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, teens and parents. She appreciates the uniqueness that each individual brings to counseling. She values building a genuine therapeutic relationship that allows the individuals to be their authentic selves and discover their hidden strengths to navigate life. She has experience working with children that are diagnosed with anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment issues, behavior issues, oppositional, conduct, trauma, and substance abuse. Valary uses an integrative approach, which includes Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems. 


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Betsy Smith, LPC-S is the founder and owner of Bellaire Family Counseling.  She enjoys helping children, teens, and their families when they experience anxiety, trauma, behavioral concerns, and more.  Betsy writes for publications like and has been published on topics such as emotional abuse, non-suicidal self injury, and bullying.  In addition to her clinical practice, she provides training to parents, teachers, and staff at local schools, churches, and community services organizations.


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Conveniently Located in Bellaire

5909 W Loop S, Ste 557

Bellaire, TX 77401


(713) 300-8951

Evening appointments available

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