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Sarah Behrens, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are. So who do you

ultimately want to be? What is going on in your life to cause stress or strife? What can we change or take out to improve things? Are you communicating effectively with your adolescent or loved ones? Life can throw many different obstacles that cause stress, anxiety, depression, and a breakdown of relationships. One of the hardest relationships for parents or caregivers can be the one with their teenager.

As a marriage and family therapist I take a look at your entire life and not just the

person themself to facilitate change. With over five years of experience in a variety of settings, I am confident we can work to change your life for the better so you can feel more at peace.

I am a solution-focused therapist with CBT/DBT and trauma training looking to

change your mindset. I will collaborate with you or your teen in order to identify

goals and actively work on them while we work together.

 

  • Navigating family dynamics

  • Adolescent concerns

  • Relationship problems​

  • Stress and anger management

  • Trauma coping skills

Sarah earned her Master’s degree from Texas Tech University

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Terry Cook, LPC, NCC, MAC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Terry is passionate about helping individuals and couples thrive in reaching their goals by building on their strengths and identifying new and creative ways to adjust to difficult situations and circumstances. "People come for therapy not to change their past but their future." a quote by Milton Erickson inspires us to view therapy as a way to manage change.

 

Terry mainly utilizes Reality Therapy (RT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy to help individuals become aware of the connections between their emotions, thoughts, and physical experiences. "I believe that every individual is unique and comes to therapy with their own set of issues, needs, resources, and goals, and I work with my clients to develop an individual treatment plan that meets their specific needs and goals.”

 

Having a military background and over thirty years of experience working with clients of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, Terry believes we can make positive changes in perspective and behavior at any point to create a healthier, more fulfilling life. He has a special interest in helping adults and adolescents with:

 

  • Anxiety and depression​

  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (military and non-military)

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Relationship problems​

  • Stress and anger management

  • Loss and grief

  • Domestic violence

  • Substance abuse issues

Terry earned his Educational Specialist degree in Counseling from Mississippi State University and his Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University

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Amy Drake, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Amy is a compassionate and embracing therapist who understands life’s challenges.  Her approach to therapy is providing a safe space for sharing, processing and conquering the challenges we face daily.  She understands reaching out for therapy takes courage and a desire to find inner peace.

 

Amy has worked as a paramedic, crisis interview specialist, grief and bereavement counselor, and with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. She also has experience with autism, ADHD and sensory processing disorder and a wide age-range of children. Amy has a strong medical background including working as a paramedic and medical social worker and sees adults and children five year and older. Her areas of focus include:

 

  • Crisis and PTSD therapy 

  • LGBTQ+ related issues 

  • Loss and grief

  • Sexual assault and domestic violence ​

  • Autism, ADHD & Sensory Processing 

  • Anxiety & depression

Amy began her journey into social services at the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. She earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Emergency Health Science as a Paramedic and her Masters of Social Work at Texas State University.

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Hillary Eastman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hillary is passionate about empowering her clients in a warm, non-judgmental, safe space so they feel comfortable on the journey to achieve their goals and challenge negative thoughts along the way. Her empathetic and supportive approach encourages clients to believe in their own strength and use it to tackle obstacles to reach their greatest potential. 

 

Hillary worked in the foster care system and in inpatient clinical settings before making the choice to move to outpatient treatment several years ago. She sees children, adolescents and adults and has special interest in helping clients with:

 

  • Managing life transitions

  • Navigating relationship issues

  • Trauma aftermath & PTSD coping skills

  • Living beyond domestic violence ​

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • ADHD

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Jamie Freda, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Jamie strives to create a space where clients can build their resiliency against the overstimulation and stress of everyday life by combining mindfulness, relaxation, and nature-based practices. She uses a method she calls “ecofeedback” that encourages clients to monitor and control the physiological changes that occur as they harness the calming and restorative powers of reconnecting with nature.

 

She also has extensive experience administering psychological and neuropsychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults, with a primary focus on ADD/ADHD, mood and personality, behavioral issues, and neurocognitive disorders.

 

Jaime sees clients 7 years of age and older for testing purposes and sees only adults 18 and older for therapy. Particular areas of specialty for Jamie are:

 

  • Psychological and neuropsychological assessment

  • Anxiety & depression 

  • Overcoming poor self esteem and increasing self awareness

  • Managing phase of life transitions & burnout​

  • Ecotherapy and nature-based treatments

  • ADHD

 

Dr. Freda earned her Doctorate of Psychology from Argosy University

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Teresa Hardley, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Teresa is a dynamic and open therapist with a passion for creating space for her clients to develop their best selves. Her approach is grounded in her belief that everyone deserves to make peace in their lives on their own terms. She is open to people of all experiences and stages of life and her treatment approach is sex positive, focused on respect, and is centered on the dignity and worth of the individual. 

 

Teresa identifies with clients whose experiences include neurodivergence, LGBTQIA+ and parenting. She enjoys creating commonality and genuine relationships with clients and works with all adults 18 years and older. Her particular areas of interest include:

 

  • LGBTQIA+-related concerns

  • Thriving with neurodivergence

  • ADHD 

  • Working through grief and loss

  • Managing concerns from chronic illness

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Navigating divorce and family separation

  • Polyamorous, kink-friendly and alternative relationships 

 

Teresa earned her masters degree in Social Work from Dominican University.

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Dan Manning, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Dan is an energetic and passionate therapist.  He is cognitively oriented and believes that how we think affects how we feel and behave. As such, he works with clients to guide them to the understanding that they have the power to change and enjoys helping clients discover this power in themselves.  He uses many therapeudic approaches to guide clients toward gaining a greater understanding of self and the world at large. 

 

Dan has worked in addition and recovery as well as with the Veteran’s Administration.  He has a special interest in trauma work and working with Veterans.  He sees clients ages 15 and older and enjoys working with teens as well as adults, couples and families

 

Dan has a particular focus on:

 

  • Managing trauma and associated concerns

  • PTSD identification and treatment

  • Navigating men's issues

  • Managing life transitions​

  • Depression and anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Helping with Veteran-specific issues

  • EMDR treatment 

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Dr. Alison Marks, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Alison Marks is passionate about working with clients to explore the interactions between their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and life circumstances in order to empower them to make small-yet-powerful changes in their lives. Dr. Marks accomplishes this using a compassionate and individualized approach anchored in third wave psychotherapies; including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Mindfulness.

 

While Dr. Marks considers herself a generalist, she has spent years working with adults at university counseling centers and community mental health clinics around the country in order to develop her specialties in working with intimacy concerns, relationship difficulties, and issues of gender, sexuality, and sexual diversity. She is experienced in working with diverse populations and can be considered LGBT+, kink and non-monogamy friendly.

In addition to this specialty, she also enjoys helping clients with:

 

  • Academic concerns

  • Anxiety disorders, including obsession & compulsion related concerns

  • Managing transitions and phase of life concerns

  • Mood disorders

  • Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness concerns

  • Stress Management

  • Depression and anxiety

  • ADHD

Dr. Marks also has experience administering psychological assessments to adults with a primary focus on academic concerns; executive functioning concerns, including ADHD; and mood and personality disorders.

 

Dr. Marks earned her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. She has also earned degrees from Indiana University and University of Texas at Austin.

 

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Maggie McCreary, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Maggie uses a compassionate and eclectic approach to assist clients in understanding and managing their mental health. Her approach to helping clients find balance involves empowering them to realize they have the keys within themselves to find the answers they seek.  She specifically tailors her therapeutic approach to each client to ensure they are realizing their goals in the most effective and satisfying manner possible.

 

In addition to her more than 19 years of counseling experience, Maggie has a strong background in medical settings, having spent many years as a medical social worker. She sees adults 18 and older, couples and families and has special interest in helping clients with:

 

  • Trauma aftermath & PTSD coping skills

  • Adapting to and managing issues related to chronic illness 

  • Divorce and families in crisis 

  • Managing grief and loss​

  • Anxiety & depression

  • ADHD

 

Maggie earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her graduate degree in social work from the University of Houston

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Sonia Negrete, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sonia is an open and nurturing counselor who believes trust is essential to a successful therapeutic experience. Building a positive relationship with clients allows Sonia to help manage the stress and chaos that may be holding them back. Her goal is for clients to feel seen and heard so they are able to work through tough feelings and complex life situations. Her ultimate goal for clients is that they are able to learn to help themselves. 

 

She has a diverse background and enjoys helping people cope with stress, anxiety and depression. She is comfortable seeing clients from varied backgrounds and cultures and can provide services in Spanish as well as English. She sees ages 12 and up and specializes in the following:

 

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Developing coping skills 

  • Multicultural sensitivity   

  • Navigating relationships

  • ADHD

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) Therapy practices

  • Motivational interviewing

 

Sonia earned her masters degree in Social Work from Newman University.

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Jenny Silver, LCSW-S

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Supervisor

Jenny is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental and is committed to developing safe and trusting relationships with her clients while working with them to achieve their self-identified goals. She uses a diversified approach specific to the needs of each client and is able to affect positive change and growth.

She is comfortable working with diverse populations and is open to all people, regardless of gender identity, sexuality and disability. 

 

Jenny sees clients 14 years and older, couples and families and her areas of particular interest and experience include:

  • Illness, death & dying and aging concerns

  • Sexual orientation, gender identity and LGBTQ+-related issues

  • Polyamorous, kink-friendly and alternative relationships 

  • Anxiety, depression and bi-polar disorder

  • ADHD

  • Divorce, blended family & adoption issues

 

Jenny earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at New York University.

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Lauren Caiella, LMSW Associate

Licensed Social Worker, Associate

Lauren is passionate about helping adolescents, adults and families unlock their unique strengths to live a fulfilling and authentic life. In a safe and supportive space, Lauren works with clients to grow, heal, and move beyond feeling “stuck”. Today’s always-on culture contributes to anxiety, depression, burnout, and a pace of life that can feel difficult to sustain.

 

Lauren utilizes a compassionate and diverse approach anchored in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients find balance and make progress in their journey. Lauren wholeheartedly believes in the power of feeling seen, heard and understood in the therapeutic relationship. Lauren sees individuals 14 years and older and her focus areas include:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Social Anxiety

  • ADHD

  • Self Esteem issues

  • Trauma

  • Life Transitions

  • Relationship and family issues

  • Parenting Issues

  • Work-Life Balance and Burnout

  • Chronic Health conditions intersecting with mental health

Lauren earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California.

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