Aegis Counseling
Helping highly motivated people ages 13 and older make positive changes


Compassion. Experience. Ethics.


Barbara Coleman and Tara Haidinger met in graduate school at Angelo State University while they both were pursuing a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology.  While they both have varied education and life experience, they have a passion for counseling and working with people. 

The name Aegis Counseling is inspired by Greek mythology and the goddess Athena.  The Aegis is Athena's breastplate and represents protection, wisdom and comfort.  We strive to embrace these qualities and incorporate them in our practice.  



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Licensed Professional Counselor

Barbara C Coleman, MS, LMSW, LPC

Barbara has worked with many clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her experience has allowed her to be exposed to a wide range of issues which has given her a solid foundation in counseling. She feels fortunate to have worked with individuals, couples, and families.

Her guiding principles are to work compassionately and ethically and to think outside of the box. She uses a variety of techniques including her therapy dog, Rosie. She loves the opportunity to work with clients to create an environment where healthy change can happen.



Salisbury University, B.A., Philosophy, Psychology, 1996
Angelo State University, MS, Counseling Psychology, 2014
University of Texas at Arlington, MSW, Social Work, 2017


- Currently licensed and in good standing in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Master Social Worker.

Professional Organization Memberships

National Association of Social Work (NASW)

Alliance of Therapy Dogs

Three Rivers Counseling Association

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Licensed Professional Counselor

Tara Haidinger, LPC

Tara enjoys working with highly motivated individuals to assist them in finding solutions to the issues plaguing them. She has extensive background working with depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, and adjusting to major life changes.

When she works with clients, Tara understands they are the experts in their lives. She views her role as someone who encourages and offers suggestions and therapy as a collaborative that should always be helpful, respectful, and kind.



University of North Texas, BA, News-Editorial Journalism, 2003
Angelo State University, MS, Counseling Psychology, 2014


- Currently licensed and in good standing in the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Professional Organization Memberships

Three Rivers Counseling Association

Young Professionals of San Angelo




Aegis Counseling accepts cash, checks, and credit and are providers for the following insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO

  • United Behavioral Health

  • United HealthCare

  • MultiPlan

  • Emblem Health Non HMO

  • ValueOptions Commercial Non HMO

  • New York State Empire Plan

  • MVP Commercial Non HMO Network -- IPA

  • Traditional Medicaid

  • Military OneSource

  • Beacon

  • Unicare

  • Humana

  • Scott and White

  • WebTPA

  • Texas Plan Administrators

  • Premier Healthcare

  • Texas Regional Medical Center

We are also able to file claims as an out-of-network provider with any commercial insurance company.

In addition, other financial options are available for those who need financial assistance including sliding scale, shorter appointments, and Open Path Collective rates.