Chief Executive Officer
I am a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. I received my Bachelor Degree from Lubbock Christian University and my Master of Arts degree from Adams State University. I am also training to become proficient in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
My husband and I have been in full-time church ministry for more than 35 years, and during that time, we have offered pastoral and spiritual counseling. Realizing the limitations of such counseling, I finally went back to school to obtain my graduate degree.
I believe God created perfection and placed it all in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, sin entered the picture and people have been struggling with the effects of sin ever since. Sometimes that struggle is beyond our resources and understanding. We need to have someone help us through life’s troubles.
God is the perfect healer and has the answers to every trouble we face. We just have to listen. And while we are listening to God, I am also listening to my client because my client is the expert in his or her own situation. I merely help my client clarify their path.
I work with adults, couples, and teenagers. I am interested in helping my clients deal with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, spiritual issues, marriage issues, pre-marital counseling, trauma, and others. I am passionate about helping couples build a strong marriage relationship so they can foster a strong and healthy family.
While I am passionate about my own spiritual walk and desire to see everyone grow closer to God, I do respect the journey each person is on. It is not my place to dictate to you how your walk should look. God is big enough to handle that part all by himself.
I am married to a pastor, have two adult children, one son-in-law, and one Persian cat. I dearly love spending time with my family, and I sometimes try to do a craft project. I am very involved in Bible Study Fellowship, having been a member then a group leader since 2005.
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I am a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I hold a Masters in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. I am therapist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders. This includes alcohol and any other addictive drug, including prescription drugs.
After a successful career in the Polyurethanes industry, I reached a low point in my life due to alcohol abuse. Seven years ago I made a decision to change the direction of my life and begin a journey in sobriety. This included a career change. I chose the field of substance abuse counseling since I wanted to help individuals who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction but are not able to stop their substance abuse. There is a way out.
My clinical areas of expertise include:
On a personal note I enjoy dancing, water zumba, travel, volunteering, being a grandmother to 3 youngsters and serving in the recovery community. I am a member of Brazosport Association of Retired Teachers, Texas Retired Teachers and Community Advisory Council for Brazoria County .
The following are my areas of expertise:
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MA, NCC, LPC-Intern
An EMDR Trained Therapist
M.Ed., LPC-Supervisor, LMFT
I hold a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Houston Main Campus. My previous experience in high school and college settings gives me a unique insight into the world of the adolescent and young adult population.
I am a firm believer that we are all products of our upbringing and understanding and making peace with our relationships from our formative years and beyond can be transforming to our present and future goals. We as humans all struggle with relationships and finding our place in the world. I am committed to exploring with my clients their own unique life journey in my straight forward, non-judgmental and sometimes humorous approach to therapy.
On a personal note, I am a wife, mother of three grown children, one grandchild, two horses and three dogs. I love to cook, sew, horseback ride and travel to interesting places.
My Clinical areas of expertise include:
My clinical areas of expertise include:
Steffanie R. Thompson,
I am a Registered Behavior Technician and Certified Autism Specialist with 11 years of experience in the education and mental health field. I am also a professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of Houston-Downtown, a Master of Education degree in School Counseling from University of St. Thomas and Clinical Mental Health Counseling Certificate from Lamar University. I currently serve as a Behavior specialist with Angleton ISD. In my graduate program, I specialized in Anger Management, Marriage and Family Therapy as well as Individual Therapy.
My professional experience includes group and individual therapy in the school setting with Kindergarten-5th grades and individual therapy of all ages in local counseling facilities.
I have worked with individuals and groups on issues such as family issues, divorce, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, parenting skills, grief and loss, physical and sexual abuse, and adolescent issues.
I know that making the decision to contact a therapist can be difficult for some and my goal is to make the process as welcoming as possible. I work in an extremely relaxed, informal manner that is collaborative in nature. You will find that our therapy sessions most resemble a warm conversation in a soothing office setting. I like to use humor regularly in my therapy sessions and I take every possible measure to ensure that my office is a safe place for clients to freely laugh, cry, or express anger as they need.
I believe that many people not only experience stress and anxiety by unfortunate adversities, but also by how they construct their views of reality through the stories they tell themselves regarding the stressful incident. While I like to systematically pull different counseling techniques from a wide range of theories, I tend to work most heavily from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused (SF) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) standpoints. Both of these types of therapies help people overcome irrational, dysfunctional, and unhealthy thought process that tend to add to and prolong emotional strain, trauma, and tension due to a stressful life incident.
University of Houston- Downtown, Houston, TX; BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (2005)
University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX; MA in Education: School Counseling (2016)
University of Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, TX; Registered Behavior Technician Training Program (2016)
Lamar University, Beaumont, TX; Clinical Mental Health Counseling Certificate (2017)
It has been my honor to live and serve in Brazoria county for the past 30 years. I attended Angleton High School and graduated with honors from Brazosport College. My Bachelors and Masters level work was done at University of Houston. Currently I hold a Texas Certification as a counselor in special needs and L.P.C. with supervisor status. I am also a member of the Brazoria County Task Force and a Suicide Prevention educator.
My goal as a mental health therapist is to facilitate self awareness and empowerment in a safe environment. My methods are client centered and focus on mind/ body connections. I am trained in mindfulness and animal assisted therapy.
I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology and Math from the University of Houston and Masters of Counseling from the University of Houston Clear Lake. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2010. I have lived in 5 countries, including Mexico, Honduras, and Papua New Guinea and am active in the Vietnamese community with my in-laws, Hence, I am sensitive to cultural differences and needs. I have 8 years of experience with adolescents, children, and families specializing in trauma, grief, self-harm, and family conflict.
I especially enjoy working with adolescents. The years around junior high are an important transitional period that sets up patterns of thinking and behavior that determines the course of adulthood. I will work with you and/or your child to help ensure that the patterns are positive and productive. In addition, I have worked as a junior high teacher and school counselor and can serve as a liaison between parents and the school.
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Life allows us to experience personal contentment and fulfilling relationships, but as all of us know we also encounter disappointments, losses, and setbacks. Sometimes we can easily navigate through life’s challenges, but other times we find ourselves at a crossroad face with confusion and overwhelming emotions and not knowing which direction to take. If you find yourself in such place, please know that you are not alone and that there is help in your time of uncertainty.
Personally and professionally I have witnessed how genuine care and a non-judgmental approach can initiate personal insight and healing. Therefore, I welcome my clients to come as they are and expect to find hope through practical solutions. Whether it is a stumbling block or a mountain in your path, together we will discover how to overcome by cultivating inner strength, bringing perspective for your life goals, and equipping you with the necessary skills to successfully continue on your life’s journey.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Counseling and Guidance from Texas A & M – Kingsville. I hold a certification in Anger Management, and I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). My passion for helping others has lead me to volunteer in a women’s shelter, prison ministry, women’s ministry, and community outreach programs. I have worked as a program coordinator for at risk youths and families, a life skills coach at a men’s prison, and as an elementary and junior high counselor. I provide individual, couples, family, and group counseling, and I am also available for speaking engagements and educational classes both in English or Spanish.
I hold a Masters in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of The Lake University.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have been in private practice for 10 years. My education and previous work experience as a Harris County Juvenile Probation Officer and elementary school teacher gives me a unique insight with children and the adolescent population.
As your psychotherapist, I will help you establish goals based on your needs and provide you with skills to accomplish them. I consider myself to be a supportive and nurturing therapist. I strive to provide an environment where thoughts, ideas, and feelings can be shared without reservation or fear of judgment. I hope to empower those who come to share their struggles or issues, so they may continue their lives with peace of mind and solace. You will not only find a compassionate listener in me, but you will also find a proactive partner to assist you in implementing skills needed to help you live a fulfilling daily life.
On a personal note, I enjoy riding horses and spending time with my husband, family, and friends who are very special to me. I love dancing, traveling, and listening to a variety of music.
I also serve as a volunteer for The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
My clinical areas of expertise include:
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) #RBT-17-32043
Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) #162866
Texas Educator Certificate #1306134
Special Education EC-12
School Counselor EC-12
American Counseling Association, (ACA)
American School Counselor Association (ASCA)