Thenessa Palmer

Licensed Professional counselor

Experience transformative counseling with Thenessa Mack-Palmer, LPC. With a warm and compassionate approach, Thenessa empowers individuals to embrace positive change and thrive in their lives. As a Christian, spouse, and devoted mother, she understands the importance of support and encourages personal growth. Start your journey towards a fulfilling life today.

Thenessa’s Bio

Embrace transformative counseling with Thenessa Mack-Palmer, LPC, and experience a safe and nurturing environment. I specialize in helping individuals and couples navigate through current and past issues, reducing stress and fostering personal growth. From young children to older adults, I offer support across all age groups.

Wide Range of Specialties

I provide counseling for various concerns including crisis intervention, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, and marital issues. As a certified Prepare Enrich Pre-Marital Facilitator, I also offer pre-marital counseling. My aim is to enhance growth, confidence, and healing for every client I have the honor to serve.

Passionate and Experienced

Thenessa holds a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Biology from East Texas Baptist University. As a Christian, a loving spouse, and a dedicated mother, I am committed to supporting and encouraging my children in all aspects of their lives. I strive to reflect the positive change I want to see in the world.

Begin Your Journey

Take the first step towards personal transformation and healing. I am here to guide you on your path to growth, confidence, and a fulfilling life.


Premarital counseling provides a safe space for couples to openly discuss their expectations, values, and goals. By addressing important topics such as communication, finances, intimacy, and family dynamics, couples can lay a solid foundation for a successful and fulfilling marriage.


Experience expert guidance to navigate challenges, rebuild trust, and deepen emotional connection. Learn effective conflict resolution and communication strategies while receiving support during major life transitions. Rediscover intimacy and passion, build resilience, and invest in the long-term success and happiness of your partnership. Take the first step towards growth and healing with marriage counseling, unlocking the full potential of your relationship.


Finding solace and resilience in the face of loss is possible with compassionate grief counseling. Our experienced therapists offer a safe space to explore your emotions, process the pain of loss, and navigate the complex journey of grief. Through active listening, empathetic understanding, and evidence-based techniques, we help you honor your unique experience and find healing.


Gain a deeper understanding of your anxiety as our experienced counselors provide a safe and nurturing environment. With active listening and empathetic guidance, we help you explore the root causes and triggers of your anxiety, offering unwavering support along the way.

Thenessa’s Approach

Thenessa Mack-Palmer:

15+ Years of Counseling Expertise:
With over 15 years of experience, Thenessa is a seasoned professional in the counseling field. She has successfully worked with diverse age groups, ranging from young children to elderly individuals.

Specialized Experience

Thenessa’s extensive background includes working with clients facing various challenges, such as sex offenders, mental health caseloads, and individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Her expertise allows her to effectively address life transitions, marital issues, anxiety, stress, and depression.

Certified Prepare Enrich Facilitator

As a certified Prepare Enrich Pre-marital facilitator, Thenessa offers couples a valuable resource for premarital counseling. This renowned program equips couples with practical tools to enhance their relationship dynamics and prepare for a fulfilling marriage.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approach

Drawing on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) model, Thenessa provides a solution-focused and evidence-based approach to counseling. This therapeutic framework allows couples to identify and modify negative thought patterns and behaviors, fostering healthier communication and problem-solving skills.

Invest in Your Relationship

Premarital counseling with Thenessa and the Prepare Enrich program is an investment in the long-term success of your relationship. Through targeted interventions and guidance, you can build a strong foundation, nurture your connection, and proactively address potential challenges.

Take the First Step

Embark on your journey towards a resilient and thriving marriage. Discover the benefits of premarital counseling with Thenessa and Prepare Enrich, and unlock the tools and insights to cultivate a lasting love that stands the test of time.

To learn more about my approach, please take a moment to watch my video bio. It’s a great way to get a personal introduction to my work and learn how I can help you achieve your goals.

Schedule with Me

If you’re ready to take the first step towards wellness and have completed your free 10-minute consultation, I invite you to schedule your first or follow-up appointment with me today.

Schedule your consultation today to learn more and start your journey to a happier, healthier you.

Client Populations Served

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Children (ages 8 – 10)
  • Tweens (ages 11 – 12)
  • Teens (ages 13 – 17)
  • Young Adults (ages 18 – 30)
  • Adults (ages 31 – 64)
  • Elders (ages 65 and up)

LPC Private Pay

  • $180 Intake Assessment Session
  • $160 Follow Up Session

Insurance and EAP Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • United Healthcare/Optum
  • United Healthcare/Optum EAP

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. – Maya Angelou