Dr. Christina Fay
Licensed Clinical Psychologist: Texas and PSYPACT states
Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome?
Working with a mental health provider can be a challenging yet rewarding experience. I have a background in working with diverse ages (teens to geriatric individuals), addressing issues across the lifespan (adjustment issues to chronic diagnosis), as well as including cultural, systems, and social issues that can impact day-to-day life.
Together, we can develop a plan for each life obstacle, break that plan down into manageable and actionable steps, and build skills for living those steps out in your daily life.
All About Therapy
Personalized Attention for Your Mental Health Needs
Perhaps you're down or find yourself worrying more - maybe you're unsure about relationships in your life or feel you aren't living the life you would like to lead. Through the different stages in life, therapy can be a helpful form of support. Therapy is a process of learning through self-discovery, and in my sessions I focus on holistic changes by encouraging awareness and the intentional responses to thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and beliefs.
Here For You
Mind, Body, & Situational Awareness
A Values-Based Approach to Life
Do you accept insurance?
I accept Aetna, BCBS, United Healthcare, Oxford, and Oscar Health.
How long does each therapy session take?
Hour long sessions generally involve 45 - 55 mins of face-to-face time. The remainder of the scheduled hour is to ensure I am able to appropriately document each session.
What techniques or approaches do you use in session?
I generally approach treatment from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) framework.
I approach sessions from an open and honest approach that assumes the patient is the expert in themselves and we are continuously learning together.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
The American Psychological Association (APA) describes CBT as "... a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications."
You can read more about CBT at:
What is the best way to contact you?
Email is the preferred form contact: contact@DrFayCTX.com.
Please do not submit personal details or PHI (Personal Health Information) such as Social Security Number or other confidential information over email/electronic communication.
If you leave a voicemail, you can generally expect a return call within 2 business days (Monday - Thursday) to address questions or scheduling issues. Options to schedule/reschedule online are also available.
After being established as a patient, most issues should be addressed in session and contact outside of sessions will be intentionally limited in order to maintain ethical and professional boundaries.
What is PSYPACT and what states can you see patient over telehelath?
"The Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) is an interstate compact designed to facilitate the practice of telepsychology and the temporary in-person, face-to-face practice of psychology across state boundaries."
Please visit the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT) website to see if you live in a state where Dr. Fay can provide services:
Do you offer in person and telehealth appointments?
Currently I am only offering telehealth/virtual appointments.
Appointments are completed using a telehealth platform. This allows you to schedule/cancel/reschedule, receive reminders, connect to the appointment, and pay all securely through one site.
Do you offer psychological assessment and evaluations?
I do not provide assessment or evaluations for my therapy patients for ethical reasons.
What is the cost?
Initial/Intake appointments are $230
Follow-up appointments are $180
If you use insurance we will also need to verify insurance - otherwise, you may be responsible for the full session fee.
You can request an appointment, and complete the required documents for the appointment, by clicking the link to the left. The request will be reviewed, and if accepted, you will receive the paperwork to complete electronically from Simple Practice. Please complete the paperwork at least 2 days before the appointment. Please review the FAQ above for session fees and insurances accepted.
Please keep in mind:
It is recommended to verify insurance prior to the appointment - so you are aware of the cost of the session. Insurance verification is generally quick and simple and is completed online - you will receive the request to verify insurance electronically from Headway.