I believe counseling is helpful and sometimes necessary for most people in navigating life changes and in dealing with tough obstacles. It’s a place where you should feel safe to discuss anything that is important to you. I aim to provide you a secure and open environment where you can discover more about yourself and grow – where you can build resiliency, work on self-awareness, regulate emotions more adequately, and find ways to handle stress and grief. I believe that each person has solutions and strength within themselves to overcome even the most difficult problems through time and given support. I hope to become someone you trust to take with you on your journey.

Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology

Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (TX #84838)

       Meet Spandana!

Spandana Maitra, MA, LPC Associate, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas (#84838) under the supervision of Tiffany Smith (TX #63209). She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler.

She has most experience in working with adolescents and adults – particularly in tackling issues such as anxiety, OCD, depression, grief, substance use, and any type of adjustment that one may be dealing with. She has familiarity with working in higher levels of care, such as inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization (PHP), and intensive outpatient (IOP) settings and enjoys both group and individual therapy work. She is passionate about utilizing art and sandtray therapy into her practice, as well as any other creative methods, to provide a unique outlet for her clients. In addition to working at Spero, she works in inpatient care, PHP, and IOP for adults who struggle with addictions, self-harm, suicidal ideation, depression, and anxiety.

    “You can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein