I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. I received my Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Tarleton State University in 1999. I have worked in the public school setting for 23 years and 19 years as a Professional School Counselor. I believe in the power of education; therefore, I find joy in the pursuit of knowledge. I am currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership with a specialization in counseling.
I seek to empower and educate my clients by teaching them the knowledge and skills they need to focus on their personal and professional goals. As a therapist, I value a high level of confidentiality to provide my clients the utmost emotional safety.
I believe that many people have experienced adversities that could impede their personal and professional goals. Through talk therapy, clients are able to process their story in hopes of learning positive ways to cope. It’s okay to not be okay and seek help. Seeking help is a gift we give ourselves.
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My name is Stephanie Orji and I am from Houston, Texas. I graduated from Praire View A&M University with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I am currently pursuing a Master's degree with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, from Lamar University. I believe my educational coursework along with my eight year history of working with children, has helped facilitate my passion in pursuing a career in counseling. After graduation, i hope to work with children, adolescents and young adults to foster their interpersonal, social skills, build their self-esteem and create a resilient sense of self-efficacy. As a practicum student joining Brazoria County Counseling Center my goals are to enhance my counseling skills, build my confidence in treating clients and develop the essential qualities needed to become the most effective counselor I hope to be.
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Dr. Ricky D. Ertell
Ed.D., LPC-S, CART, CSC, CSED
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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 Professional Counselor-Intern. I received my Master's degree in the Guidance and Counseling from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2006 and my Doctorate in Education Leadership specializing in Counseling Supervision in 2014. I have worked in the public school setting for 19 years as a Professional School Counselor.
I firmly believe that we all have the ability to overcome the obstacles in our own lives and use them as stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks. Sometimes we are able to overcome on our own, and sometimes we need help. Building a strong positive and caring therapeutic relationship is my goal, so that you can open up, feel validated and empowered to deal with all that life throws your way. The time you take to help yourself through therapy is empowering in itself, so know that whatever your bring to the table you will not be judged.
MA. NCC. LPC, EMDR Trained Therapist
Greetings, my name is Domonick F. Crane I. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, currently licensed in the states of Oklahoma and Texas. I received my masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and Disability Studies from Langston University in Oklahoma. I am a husband and father of 4 wonderful children who allow me to test and sharpen my skills on them daily.
I employ an eclectic style of counseling from several modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Existential, and Client-Centered to name a few. I prefer working with children from the age of 4 up to that transitional young adult stage, simply because of my background and upbringing. I am the oldest of 4 boys in a single-parent household. Upon graduating with my bachelor’s, I had no true direction and ended up working in a juvenile detention facility. These journeys allowed me to be on both sides of needing help from a mental health stand. I was able to receive counseling, which I did not understand at the time, from different areas because I had several individuals that I was able to talk to and get the guidance that I needed to be successful. While working in juvenile detention, I was able to see that I was going to be able to effect more change in a child’s life if I can connect with them before they enter into the judicial system.
As stated before, my experience is in juvenile detention settings, school based, clinic based, and community-based counseling. I enjoy being flexible in my approach because it allows the client to feel more at ease and comfortable with the counseling process. I look forward to meeting you and building a bridge to a successful and more positive future.
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Domonick L. Crane
Dr. Ricky D. Ertell
Ed.D, LPC-S. CART, CSC, CSED