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Dr. Esther Aguilar-Tejada
Post Doctoral Fellow

Supervised by Dr. Brittany Escuriex, Licensed Psychologist (TX #36767)

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Rates:

50-60 minute Individual and Intimate Partner Counseling Sessions $150

 

Accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO, and United Health Care PPO Insurance.

 

Offers services in English and Spanish

 

Sometimes we get stuck in patterns that no longer serve us and it can be challenging to learn how to show up differently and make meaningful changes in our lives. I enjoy helping clients learn how to honor their full truth while beginning to create boundaries and use their voice to speak their needs. Therapy should be a place where you feel comfortable to share the purest form of yourself, and my hope is that we will co-create a space where you can feel safe. I love helping clients navigate relationship concerns, access healing, and learn how to be kinder to their bodies.

 

Our political and cultural landscape has made life more challenging for many individuals, particularly those from historically oppressed backgrounds. I believe it is crucial that therapy is a safe place to explore aspects of yourself while also naming the harm you’ve endured by the various systems you have had to navigate. Mental health stigma can prevent those who need therapy from accessing it, and my hope is that clients feel secure to show up and do the healing and introspective work they long to do. To me, good therapy is where all of you is welcome, and the environment affords you space to become more of yourself.

Specializes in:​​​​

TRAINED IN:

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Expressive arts Therapy

My Mission:
Our race, ethnicity, and cultural identity likely influences how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. My mission is to offer all clients culturally relevant services and meet them in their particular journey. Everyone is welcome in therapy. The therapy journey is not linear; and together we can discover many aspects of yourself that can even be new for you. Come as you are, I am looking forward to working with you through this healing path.
My Journey:
While volunteering in my mother’s Sunday school classes, I worked with students who needed accommodations to be successful in the classroom, and this influenced my desire to pursue my master’s degree in school psychology. Through this program I got the opportunity to provide individual and group intervention services as well as evaluative assessments in public and therapeutic settings. My interest in group and individual therapy grew through this time, and I made the decision to pursue my Psy.D. so I would be able to provide a variety of mental health services. My internship at a university counseling center further fueled my passion for providing therapy and influenced my decision to utilize my training and knowledge in mindfulness, DBT, CBT, and the Gottman Method in a private practice setting. I look forward to connecting with, and offering support to, my community.
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Self-Care Rituals:

I enjoy cooking, listening to music, creating art, reading, and spending time with friends, family, and my fourteen-year-old cat Boots. After a day of work, you can usually find me taking a stroll if the weather is nice and then cooking myself a nice dinner while watching Gilmore Girls!

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT EMPOWERED HEALING DALLAS

Empowered Healing Dallas is seeking fully licensed therapists for Independent Contractor positions. Applicants need to be committed to anti-racism and providing inclusive & supportive care to all clients. Folx who are interested should be able to self-reflect, be open to learning and growing, and interested in working collaboratively with a team of like-minded therapist peers. Those interested in building a full-time case load (roughly 20 sessions a week), niching their services, and/or are willing to accept insurance are encouraged to apply. References for EHD are available upon application.

 

Interested in working with Empowered Healing Dallas? Email your cover letter and resume to Admin@EmpoweredHealingDallas.com.

 

POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS AT EMPOWERED HEALING DALLAS

Empowered Healing Dallas offers a comprehensive Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Private Practice for therapists with a Ph.D or Psy.D in Clinical or Counseling.

 

A post-doctoral fellowship at EHD includes:

  • 2 hours of weekly supervision & training
  • Weekly group consultation
  • Overhead expenses covered
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Access to private pay & insurance (BCBS & United) referral networks
  • Flexibility to hone specific interests
  • Minimum salary guaranteed as you build your caseload
  • Exposure to marketing and social media practices for networking & client referral
  • Learn how to get paneled with & bill insurance companies
  • Ability to see clients in person & via teletherapy across Texas
  • Ability to see individuals, couples, and groups
  • Specialized support in working with: Couples/Intimate Partnerships, Complex Trauma, People of Size, Gender-Affirming Care, LGBTQ+, Mind-Body & Somatic Interventions, Highly Sensitive People
  • Potential to supervise advanced fieldwork student

 

Candidate Requirements

  • Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Completion of an APA-accredited internship
  • Commitment to anti-racism and providing inclusive & supportive care to all clients
  • Ability to self-reflect
  • Openness to learning and growing
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively with a team and supervisors


Sound like a fit?
Click here to email us. Please include your resume along with a cover letter and a minimum of one professional reference.