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COUNSELING SERVICES

Individual and Couples
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Counselors

Patty Evers, MA, LPC - Supervisor

My specialties include Adjustment, Parenting and Family Issues, Grief and Loss and Trauma. The two counseling theories that I adhere closest to are Solution-Focused and Existentialism. These theories are very different and the usage of them depends on how deeply the client is ready to go in our time together.

I view my role as a therapist is as one who compassionately listens and reframes stories in a way that assists the client in seeing their potential and making better decisions. I believe that it is the best way to draw on a person's inner qualities and bring them to the forefront.

 

Education and Licensure

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications

Bachelor of Arts English, Southwest Texas State University
Master of Arts, Community Counseling, Texas State University
Certified Protective Parenting Educator
(www.nurturingparenting.com)


Schawn Austin, LPC Intern
(Supervised by Patty Evers, MA, LPC-S, Lic 67720)

I am passionate about helping people resolve difficult issues and create healthier, happier futures and believes that the secret to resolving difficult issues is uncovering the root issues that are keeping people stuck.

My training includes EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which is an evidence-based therapy that has proven to be effective in treating trauma.

 

 

 

 

My other specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD/cPTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder / complex PTSD)
  • Family of origin issues: Unresolved (still upsetting or painful) childhood experiences, childhood   trauma, abuse and neglect
  • Childhood sexual abuse
  • Working with the LGBTQ+ community
     

I believe that the most important part of therapy is creating a safe and caring relationship between the therapist and the client. It is within this relationship that all the growth and healing occurs and without it little can be achieved.


Helen Crudup, MA, LPC-Intern License #81165
(Supervised by Patty Evers, MA, LPC-S, License #67720)

 

Counseling is more than a passion, it’s my calling. Through integration of current psychological theory and techniques coupled with a Christian worldview, I will meet you where you are, come alongside you in a safe and supportive environment, through supportive client centered, solution-focused, goal oriented counseling lead you to find answers and relief to your current problem(s) or situation.

I work with individuals (tweens, teens, and adults), couples and families experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, coping skills, life transitions, grief and sorrow, child and adolescent behavioral issues.

Education:

Masters of Arts, Professional Counseling, Liberty University

Bachelor of Science Psychology: Christian Counseling/Minor Christian Education, Liberty University


Memberships:

American Counseling Association

American Association of Christian Counselors

Texas Counseling Association​​​​​​​


Rasley Easley, MA, LPC Intern

When we experience intense emotions that result from life's stressor, transitions, or past experiences and traumas, it can be difficult to feel hope. We can begin to feel stuck and struggle to see that there is more than this difficult combination of circumstances. I want to be here for you and walk with you as you navigate this journey and help you know that you do not have to do this alone. I work collaboratively with my clients in connecting with their strengths and building a strong positive relationship with themselves and others.

The journey to healing is unique to everyone. Understanding the experience of my clients and how they view the world around them is paramount. I know it can be difficult to choose someone you can trust to collaboratively guide you through this time. I am deeply committed to fostering an environment that promotes safety for individuals with diverse identities and empowers them to build a fulfilling life. I merge my understanding of self-empowerment, cultural knowledge, strength-based work and unconditional positive regard into the healing process.

I bring over a decade of work in the area of trauma with survivors in various social service positions and have now transitioned into a therapeutic role. I value the therapeutic relationship and strive to create a compassionate and warm space to actively work with my clients in navigating their journey and building insight.

I work with individuals, couples and families experiencing adjustment/transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma and grief and loss.

Training:
Level 1 Gottman Training

Education & Licensure
Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern

National Certified Counselor
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Texas State University
B.A. in Psychology, Baylor University
NBCC Fellow

 

Professional Memberships
American Counseling Association
Chi Sigma Iota
National Board of Certified Counselors


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