Chelsea McDonald, MA, LPC
As someone who has been through the process of overcoming anxiety, and worry in my own life, I am able to empathize immediately with my clients. Many of my clients come to me feeling a lack of control, low self-esteem, unshakeable sadness, intense worry, isolation, fear and a sense of feeling trapped.
Knowing what it's like to suffer and work through these issues myself, I want to provide my clients with a sense of peace and freedom; the ability to enjoy life and to be present with loved ones as we work through the root issues.
My specialty is trauma and PTSD, specifically adult victims of childhood abuse, but extends to difficult circumstances that may have left you heartbroken and unprepared. I also work with anxiety, depression, postpartum, young professionals, grief and stress.
I employ a number of therapies in my practice: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused CBT and Trust Based Relational Interventions.
I earned by Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at Tyler and a B.A. in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin University with a minor in Rehabilitation.
I am currently accepting new clients on Monday and Tuesday. Call to schedule your appointment today!
Linda Torrez, MS, LPC, LCDC (Bilingual)
We all have wounds to heal and a story to tell. Wouldn’t it be nice to look at that story and change the way it makes us feel?
My primary focus is towards adolescents, adults and the family dynamics. I treat depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress and anger management, behavioral issues and work on improving academics with adolescents. I have had extensive internships with several psychiatric hospitals, immigrant shelters and school counseling.
My approach is not to treat symptoms, but to find the root issues and work to develop an integrated plan to address those issues quickly. I am authentic, caring, honest and goal-oriented with a little sense of humor thrown in. I use integrative therapeutic-orientations such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Client Centered.
I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and my master’s degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).
I am accepting new clients and am available for appointments Monday through Friday from 5:00PM to 7:00PM and on Saturdays. Call to schedule your appointment today!
Jessica Reich, MA, LPC Intern Supervised by Mandy Batson, LPC-S
When I was an adolescent, my family, like many, was faced with adversities which later led me to seek personal counseling. My own journey allowed me to process my thoughts and feelings which resulted in growth and self-awareness. My positive experience contributed to my passion for the field of psychology and inspired me to want to provide hope and healing for others.
I am an eclectic counselor who utilizes a primarily person-centered approach. I provide a safe, trustworthy, and growth promoting environment where you can experience empathic listening, nonjudgmental acceptance, and self-actualized healing. I also integrate cognitive behavioral therapy into my counseling approach and utilize therapeutic skills that are based on scientific evidence.
I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Houston Baptist University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Texas, supervised by Mandy Batson, LPC-S. I work with ages ten and up and have experience providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling. In addition to my education and experience, I have received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I will be trained in EMDR therapy in early 2019.
I genuinely respect and care about each one of my clients and look forward to working collaboratively with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals.
I am currently accepting new clients on Thursday’s and Friday’s. Call to schedule your appointment today!
Dianne Keel, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Angela Koreth, MA, LPC-S
It takes courage coming to counseling. Life is constantly throwing us challenges that create wounds and even traumas when the circumstances are severe enough. My desire is for you to find that safe space where you can address and heal every hurt. You need a place that provides opportunities for growth and healing. I will work with you to navigate through times of adjustment, grief, troubled relationships, anxiety and depression.
Children and young adults are especially dear to my heart. I specialize in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, stress/anxiety, parenting, divorce and adoption. I can help in the development of social and interpersonal skills.
My expectation is for you to gain a perspective of hope and optimism through this counseling process which you can use daily and in every aspect of your life. I believe every person is created with strengths, gifts and talents and I want you to discover how to incorporate them into everyday situations.
I practice from a Person-Centered approach but use different therapies to accommodate the specific needs for my clients.
I earned my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from the University of Houston. In addition, I have a Master’s in Education from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and a degree in Advertising/Psychology from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
I am currently accepting new clients on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Call to schedule your appointment today!
John M. Adams, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Adam Mason, MAMFT, LPC-S
John works with individuals, couples, adolescents and groups whose lives have been disrupted by anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual addiction, infidelity, relationship difficulties, and traumatic events. John received his MA in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and holds a BA in Christian Ministries and Psychology from East Texas Baptist University.
John’s goal is to accept clients unconditionally, providing a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere in which they can explore, process and find freedom from the issues that hinder them from fulfilling their God-given roles. To best meet the needs of his clients, John uses a variety of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Somatic Experiencing, EMDR and Mindfulness strategies.
John places emphasis on educating his clients and equipping them with practical tools and strategies they can apply immediately. Once the client's most pressing needs are addressed, he works with them to identify and process underlying issues (such as trauma, unresolved conflicts, resentments, ineffective coping skills, attachment issues, etc.) that often contribute to problematic behavior.
I am currently accepting new clients on Tuesday and Friday. Call to schedule your appointment today!