Isabella Cerritos, M.A.,

Supervised by Stacey appiah-opoku,
lpc-s(tx), lpc-mhsp(tn), ncc (TX Lic #75001)

Work With Isabella

Rates: 50-60 minute Individual Counseling Sessions $120

Offers services in English and Spanish

Society has many standards set in place that are hard to ignore, but I would like to help my clients practice their authentic self in a space where they feel supported and affirmed. We all come from different walks of life, and it feels important for me to provide space to explore any thoughts or emotions that may be attached to those lived experiences. 

Further, it is my belief that we tend to mold to the expectations others may hold; however, I would like to create space for clients to feel safe to talk about the parts of themselves that do not fit into these molds. Otherwise stated, there are many roles we have in our lives and I would like for therapy to be a place to let clients slow down and acknowledge that all parts of themselves are welcome. 

Finally, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is important to build and can be taken as practice for relationships built outside of therapy. Thus, my relationship with clients feels especially important for therapeutic connection and growth.

Specializes in:​​​​

Candice Lu M.A., Advanced Doctoral Student Therapist (She/Her/They/Them)

My Mission:
My goal for therapy is to create a space free of judgment, where clients feel heard and seen. Even though sharing our emotions or feelings can bring forward discomfort, I want to leave room for any emotions that clients have been holding.
My Journey:
My love for psychology started at Austin College, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2019. While taking a Psychology of Human Sexuality undergraduate course, I began to recognize how uncomfortable people can become when listening to possibilities or differences in human functioning. This is where my desire to pursue counseling psychology began. After undergraduate studies, I graduated from Texas Woman’s University with my Master's of Arts in Counseling Psychology in Summer of 2021, which helped me learn more about myself and increased my understanding of the different ways I can support and help others.

Self-Care Rituals:

I really enjoy working out and trying new workouts. Love my weekly target and homegoods run, feel like it’s a must even if just walking around!

Work with Isabella


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



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.