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

Our Therapists

Jennifer Waldo is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She specializes in working with teens, adults, and families experiencing grief/loss, trauma, addiction, risky behaviors, depression, anxiety, and loss of meaning/purpose in life.  She is committed to helping people harness their personal strengths and engage with their emotional pain in order to live a more healthy and meaningful life.  She tailors her therapeutic approach to each individual drawing largely from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).


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Stacy Ricotta, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Bellaire Family Counseling.  She holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas, Houston.  Stacy works with individuals in the hope of strengthening and helping families, no matter the shape or size. She believes that an individual’s ability to function well within their social context is of vital importance to mental health and well-being. 


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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 anxiety, depression, ADHD, adjustment issues, behavior issues,  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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