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Elaine S. Brown, LPC
 

"As long as you are breathing there is more right with you than wrong" Jon Kabbat Zinn

Elaine uses a combination of theories, but primarily uses cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness techniques to assist clients in finding a more fulfillling life.   As a therapist, she hopes to help clients find new pathways to happiness and fufillment.  Elaine has a warm and caring demeanor and uses a direct approach and gentle humor in her work with clients.  Many individuals are struggling with the issues life throws at them.  Sometimes, an individual may have turned to substances such as alcohol or other drugs to help cope with those issues.  I will meet you where you are and work with you to find new methods of dealing with life issues.  I don't believe people are wrong or broken, I believe we sometimes have difficulties with our perceptions of ourselves and our lives.  Changing those perceptions may lead to an awakening of possibilities.


The process of change in our lives is not an easy journey.  Change takes courage and commitment; the courage to face our fears and the commitment to take the necessary steps to walk through those fears in order to change our path.  If you are ready to take the journey toward a more positive life, call or email me today and let's walk that path together.

I believe it is an honor to be invited into my client's lives as a trusted confidante.  As a therapist, I want to help my clients build more satisfying relationships with self and others.  I believe that relationships are an important aspect of many people's lives.  If you are struggling with substance abuse, depression, anxiety or relationship issues, I would be honored to assist you with finding new meaning and fulfillment in your life.  The possibilities are endless.


Education, Certifications and Professional Organizations:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Certified Mediator
University of Houston-Victoria M
.A. Counseling Psychology
Texas Tech University School of Law J.D.
Texas Tech University B.S. Education

Texas Association of Addiction Professionals-member
Texas Counseling Association - member



For more information or to make an appointment, email or call me at:
[email protected] or 512-960-4477.


 

Rebecca Kietlinski, LPC Intern

Supervised by Brian Kennedy,LPC-S

Rebecca employs a client-centered counseling approach to therapy providing empathy, genuineness, and a non-judgmental atmosphere that empowers and motivates clients in therapy.  She primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness techniques in sessions with clients, but is continually learning about other approaches that may be integrated into her work with clients.  She as well helps clients focus on self-compassion.  

Rebecca has gained clinical experience by working in numerous setting including an inpatient psychiatric hospital, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program, residential treatment program, university clinical center, charter school, and in private practice.  Currently in private practice, she works with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, substance abuse, and life transitions. 

Education, Certifications, and Professional Organizations:  

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-Intern)

Supervised by Brian Kennedy, LPC-S

Southern Illinois University Carbondale M.S.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling 

Stephen F. Austin State University M.A. Psychology

Stephen F. Austin State University B.S., Psychology and Special Education 

American Counseling Association - Member

For more information or to make an appointment, email or call me at:
[email protected] or 512-960-4477

Cassandra Baxter, LPC

 

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” -Carl Jung


Change can feel impossible at times. We get set in our ways. We can become hopeless. We can feel lost

or unfulfilled. We become more of a “human doing” rather than a “human being.” We DESERVE more.

Cassandra is warm, creative, and passionate about helping others find that hope again and ultimately achieve a higher quality of life. She focuses on meeting clients where they are in the process of change and helping them identify goals for therapy. Cassandra welcomes clients to a safe, judgement free space to explore their feelings. She strives to build a strong therapeutic relationship that allows clients to be heard while providing unconditional support.

Cassandra assists clients in developing ways to manage difficult emotions, process adjustments and gain self-awareness. She is a person-centered and strengths-based counselor that utilizes techniques such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and others to personalize therapy for each client’s specific needs.

Cassandra has experience working with a wide array of people dealing with depression, life transitions, anxiety, bipolar disorder, self-esteem/self-worth, abuse, trauma, and interpersonal relationships. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling as well as her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at University of Texas at Tyler.

Education and Certifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
BA, Psychology
Co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders (COPSD) Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT) Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) 

For more information or to make an appointment, email or call me at:
[email protected] or 512-960-4477

Albert Doepner, LPC, LSSP

Albert offers a safe, warm, and respectful environment where clients may explore their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and fears.  He strives to build a trusting relationship where the client and therapist may work collaboratively to develop more effective coping strategies and, by extension, self-esteem.  As a therapist, Albert's goal is to work together with the client to develop self-understanding, flexibility, resilience, strength, functionality, and mastery.

By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, with respect and sensitivity, Albert and the client can clarify long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.  Albert may employ the EMDR approach to therapy to help the client re-process old disturbing memories that influence current emotions, physical sensations, and thoughts/beliefs that may contribute to current distress or sense of dissatisfaction.

Are you one of the many who suffer from Panic Disorder?  Do you fear doing everyday things such as going to the supermarket, driving a car, or going to a movie?  You may hold certain beliefs that help maintain this disorder.  These beliefs, the emotional fear, and the physical symptoms feed on each other and ensure that the dreaded cycle will continue.  Cognitive-behavioral methods have proven effective for Panic Disorder.  You will learn to cope with stress and general anxiety.  Your recovery lies within you. Together we will find your strength and you will become empowered and unafraid.

It takes awareness and courage to seek out couples counseling.  Albert feels his mission is to help committed couples come to understand the issues with which they are struggling and help them create a sustainable and enjoyable relationship that will continue to improve one the counseling process is complete.  Albert uses Gottman therapy interventions to rebuild the couples’ friendship system, come to nurture in each other fondness and admiration for one’s partner once more, and practice turning toward each other instead of away. 

Education and Certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor
Southwest Texas State University, M.Ed
University of Texas-Austin, BA Psychology .
Texas Counseling Association – member

Marriage Friendly Therapists - member

Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

For more information or to make an appointment, email or call me at:
[email protected] or 512-960-4477.