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Schedule an appointment with Emma our Registered Nurse.
Results will be reviewed at a separate appointment with one of our Nurse Practitioners.

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Meet The team

At Psychiatry Texas, we're dedicated to your well-being. Our specialized team is here to guide you on your journey to mental and emotional wellness.

Deena Velazquez Dong


Population treated: 18 and up

virtual visits for texas residents. In-Person visits in Austin and edinburg.

Shalanda Cross


Population treated: 17 and up

virtual visits for texas residents. In-Person visits in Austin

Michael John Solon


Population treated: children 3+, and adults 18 and up

virtual visits for texas residents. In-Person visits in edinburg.

Emma Gorrell


Testing adults 18years and up

Emma is currently offering appointments for ADHD testing

Khang (Thomas) Dong

Licensed Professional Counselor

Population treated: adults 18 and up

virtual visits for texas residents. In-Person visits in Austin

Why Choose Psychiatry Texas?

Expertise You Can Trust

When you come to Psychiatry Texas, our experience and empathy means you're in the hands of a seasoned professional who understands the complexities of mental health.

Compassionate, Client-Centered Approach

Our primary focus is on you, the client. We prioritize your voice and values in the decision-making process, ensuring your mental health care aligns with your unique needs and preferences.

Innovative Treatment Solutions

We stay at the forefront of advancements in mental health care. Our commitment to innovation means you have access to cutting-edge treatments and therapies to support your journey to well-being.
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Our Services


You Are Not Broken. You Are Breaking Through.

Alex Myles

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between therapist, psychologist and psychiatrist?

A therapist is a broad term for a professional who provides talk therapy or counseling; a psychologist is a mental health professional with a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) who can diagnose and treat various mental health conditions through therapy; and a psychiatrist is a medical doctor (M.D. or D.O.) specializing in mental health who can prescribe medication and offer therapy for mental disorders.

What can I expect from the first session?

The initial appointment provides the opportunity for your provider to get to know you. We do this by being curious about your narrative and exploring the nature of your current symptoms. Learning about your history allows us to better understand how to help you. It’s common to feel nervous during the initial appointment, especially when you’re sharing very personal and sensitive information with someone you’ve just met.

I've never been on medication, and I am not sure I want to start. Is that okay?

Yes! It is absolutely okay to have reservations and to decide against starting medication. Ultimately, it is your choice and your decision on how you would like to proceed with treatment. Your medical provider will make treatment recommendations based on your unique needs. It may be recommended that you move forward with talk therapy as a first step, medication management, or a combination of both.

What are the benefits of talk therapy and medication?

Medication can help reduce symptoms, while talk therapy can teach you skills to manage symptoms. The combination can be especially effective for conditions like depression and anxiety, where medication alone may not be enough. Additionally, reducing symptoms of trauma, anxiety, or emotional instability can benefit you in talk therapy by allowing you to fully engage during sessions and build on skills you are learning.

Will medication change my personality, or make me feel like a zombie?

Side effects are common to have when initially starting a new medication; typically, symptoms resolve after a couple of weeks. If you start to feel “numb” or “flatlined” with your emotions, it is important to let your provider know. This is something that some individuals might experience, but the good news is that our medical team can easily correct this by adjusting your medication.

Will I have to be on medication forever?

Every person has their own unique needs for symptom management. While some individuals prefer to stay on medication long-term, others may only need it for a brief period of time. This is something you can speak with your provider about.