About me

I am licensed in Texas with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, family conflicts, & coping with grief and loss. I work with couples to repair trust, improve communication, and strengthen their emotional intimacy with each other. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!


  • LGBTQ+
  • Relationships
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 6

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video





TX LCSW 53659


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Annette Rios-Barrera. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Annette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We’re doing couples therapy with Annette. Annette keeps it real and helps us communicate with each other. She pauses and checks in when one of us is starting to get emotional or check out. She has a wealth of experience and we are getting a lot out of doing this work to make our marriage stronger.

Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Annette for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Annette is professional, friendly, insightful, knowledgeable, and caring. I really appreciate all of the support she has been able to offer and how she is able to help my partner and I communicate. She’s given us activities to do outside of the sessions and tips for how to be better in our relationship which have been useful. I definitely recommend her.

Written on Sep 24, 2023 after therapy with Annette for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Annette is amazing, she really listens and understands your point of view on things. She always gives the best advice and really made me discover things i didn't know about. She helped my relationship grow and push it back on the right path. So grateful for having Annette as my therapist

Written on Sep 09, 2023 after therapy with Annette for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I had great conversations! She listens and relates to my issues. Very open-minded. Highly recommend.

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