Caroline Gonzales, MSEdL, MS
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am an EMDR certified Licensed Professional Counselor. I am also a military veteran with an MS in Psychology, an MS in Educational Leadership and currently a doctoral student studying PTSD and Dissociation. I worked as a teacher and behavior specialist for the past 16 years and before that, I was a law enforcement officer for 5 years. My approach is to collaboratively explore your thoughts, beliefs and life experiences to help you gain self-knowledge and empower you to live a more satisfying life. If you are in the midst of a life struggle, our work together will inspire you to cope with difficulties at work or at home in a productive way.
I primarily specialize in the use of EMDR techniques in order to help my clients resolve the root of their trauma. In addition to EMDR, I use hypnotherapy, sand tray therapy, therapeutic art, and cognitive behavior techniques in order to help adolescents, teens and adults who are facing stress, anxiety, depression, workplace issues and family and interpersonal relationship conflicts to improve their overall quality of life and well-being. I am also an EMDRIA approved EMDR Consultant and I specialize in consulting on PTSD-D.
- EMDRIA Member
- American Academy Of Medical Hypnoanalysts Member
- American Psychological Association Member
- Psi Chi National Honor Society of Psychology Member
- International Association of Trauma Professionals
- Sexual Health Alliance Member
- American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists Member
Jennifer Yarbrough, MA, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the states of Texas and Mississippi. I have over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field and in the process of obtaining my doctorate degree at St. Mary’s University. I have worked in a variety of settings including college counseling offices, mental health hospitals, schools and mental health clinics. I have experience working with a broad range of populations and experience working with individuals that deal with anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma as well as couples. I enjoy working with people from all different walks of life. I love the behavioral health approaches of CBT and DBT. I am also trained in EMDR.
I believe it is important to be open minded and non-judgmental. It is important to meet clients where they are at. I believe counseling is a collaborative relationship. I am not an expert, but you are the expert on your life and I am here to assist you on this journey. I believe we grow through the challenges we face in life and there is always a lesson to be learned at the end of the journey. Mental health matters just as much as physical health. I look forward to working with you.
Lauren Evenski, MSW, LCSW, LCDC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Chemical & Dependency Counselor
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I earned my Bachelor of Arts in History from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) and my Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I have served the San Antonio community over the last seven-plus years in several capacities, including at local non-profit agencies, in a psychiatric hospital setting, at the local mental health authority, and in private practice.
I specialize primarily in couples counseling, healing from trauma, attachment and inner child work, and substance use disorders. My modalities include EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, attachment theory, and components of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). I pride myself in being genuine, culturally-responsive, and an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I believe that you are the strength of the therapeutic relationship, and my goal in therapy is to listen, empower, and accompany you on your journey of self-discovery, healing, and achievement of the goals that you have in mind for us.
There are times when it feels like our past won’t allow us to move forward. The inner critic, that negative voice, we hear on the inside, won’t seem to allow us to escape the guilt, shame, or trauma from our past. Making it impossible to make peace with the past we desperately desire to be released from. These challenging feelings create thoughts that we are not good enough. They rob us of the joy, confidence, happiness, and healthy relationships, that we truly desire to have. That is where I step in, I work with clients to create a safe space to heal from the past and create a new narrative a new way of thinking, and assist you with you developing positive coping skills, and increased confidence and self-worth.
I have a passion for helping clients release themselves from the painful grips of being stuck in life due to depression, anxiety, trauma, and low-self-esteem. I use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach and a Dialectical Behavioral approach to Therapy (DBT) to help clients challenge their past patterns and cycles that keep them from living their lives in the way they truly desire and deserve.
I am also a Certified Trauma and Anxiety Professional and am trained in EMDR. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from the University of Phoenix and a Masters degree in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University.
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”-Brene Brown
Cindy Warden, MSW, LCSW, LCDC
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). I was a stay-at-home mom while my children were growing up and my husband served and then retired from the Air Force. As life transitioned, I went back to school to meet the requirements to work in the Chemical Dependency field. During that process, I discovered a passion to work with marginalized people (including most people struggling with substance abuse issues, women, and BIPOC clients) and decided to go back to school to earn a master’s degree in order to better serve differing populations. I obtained a Master of Social Work degree from UTSA.
What this means is that I chose a path of education that would not only provide me the tools I need to assist others but that would challenge my own perceptions and beliefs of the world around me. I believe people are complex and layered beings and within every one of us there is an inordinate amount of strength and wisdom. My job is to provide a safe place for people to examine their thoughts and beliefs and identify the events and actions that brought you in to see me. Together, harnessing your own strength and knowledge, we can design a strategy to bring about a peaceful and meaningful life.
I utilize Narrative Therapy to examine and refine the stories we tell about ourselves and others, Motivational Interviewing (MI) to identify and challenge our behaviors that don’t always line up with our beliefs and value systems and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a tool for managing anxiety as well as for developing acceptance.
Terri Lewis, MSMH
Counselor, Grief Specialist
My belief in the value of helping others and being in the service of others is rooted in my upbringing. Helping, nurturing, and teaching others respect for oneself helps to promote common good, well-being and health in every community. Being an effective counselor takes more than professional education. It requires the ability to be able to interact with others and have a desire to be empathetic to others’ circumstances. Possessing this desire is key to being a person that can relate to others and effectively assist them in their time of need.
I use Person Centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, grief therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy to help explore and navigate alternative and constructive solutions to life’s ups and down. Life is full of grey areas and when interacting with people one must be aware that what is good for one person may not work for another person. Counselors must meet the person they are helping without judgment, and by being an active listener and critical thinker. I will help meet the person where they are, as this is important, as we assist them through their journey of becoming a better version of themself.
Raquel Hazelrigg, Graduate Level Intern
Under the Supervision of Jennifer Yarbrough, MA, LPC-S
I am a graduate student, pursuing my Masters of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Palo Alto University. My program is accredited with CACREP (Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs), which upholds strong educational and professional standards. I receive weekly group supervision through my program, as well as weekly individual supervision from Jennifer Yarbrough, MA, LPC-S.
My work as a counseling intern has included working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. While most of my clients are teenagers, I also enjoy working with adults. So far, I have received trainings in Sand Tray Therapy, grief counseling, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is an approach that focuses on living congruently with our core values in order to create a rich, full, and meaningful life.
I view counseling as a collaborative effort. I will sit with you, listen to you, and walk alongside you as you work to become the sort of person you want to be. You are the expert of your experiences – I am here to provide insight and support you in your journey.
Coach Ben Gonzales, BA
Coach Program Facilitator
Coach Ben Gonzales is a public relations director with over 34 years of experience in journalism, public relations, marketing and event planning. Retired from the military, he also holds a bachelor’s degree in management. He taught journalism for three years for new military public relations specialists, and was a sports coach for several years. He offers coaching in public speaking, interviewing skills, social skills, developing leadership skills, relationships, social media and e-mail etiquette. Coach Gonzales also mentored area disadvantaged youth for several years on leadership and developing into a successful young person. He is passionate about helping adolescents, teens and young people grow into responsible and respectable members of the community. He offers one-on-one coaching as well as group coaching to assist clients in setting goals, decision-making, and developing into better individuals. His approach is to actively listen to clients and collaboratively develop processes to improve the lives of clients.
Coach Mike Mayfield, BS
Coach Mike Mayfield is a retired teacher with over thirty years of experience in teaching in middle school and high school. He brings a wealth of knowledge on working with troubled youth through the lens of a teacher as well as how to create meaningful classroom instruction. Coach Mayfield has decades of sports coaching and performance experience at the middle and high school levels. He offers a compassionate alternative to traditional therapy in that he will assist clients in setting goals and decision-making. He is a great listener. He enjoys mentoring and is available for group coaching as well as individual coaching with ages 12+. Contact him today.