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 school teacher and behavior specialist for the past 14 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, I use hypnotherapy, sand tray therapy, therapeutic art, and cognitive behavior therapy 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.
- 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
Rebecca B. Hutchinson, MEd, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed School Counselor
Viola Smith, MEd, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I employ various therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, in order to focus on patterns of behavior and ways in which we define ourselves within the context of our relationships with others.
I specialize in working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems, including anger management, anxiety, low self-esteem, Autism, depression, and bullying issues.
To my work with clients, I bring many years of experience as a teacher, a therapist in working with individuals with mental and/or disabilities, and as a therapist in the area of substance abuse. I believe in working closely with parents/families of children and adolescents. I enjoy working with adults experiencing mental health, family conflict, grief, and anger management issues. Working together we can improve relationships and situations for the individual and family. We often find ourselves resorting to the same ineffective strategies to solve problems time and again. To achieve a better outcome, it is necessary to bypass those default reactions and choose another more insightful, efficient approach. I am bilingual and fluent in Spanish. I can help patients by using several therapeutic approaches to set goals and develop plans, that will allow them to reach desired outcomes. We need to celebrate our strengths and successes and use them to overcome current difficulties. I can help patients by using several therapeutic approaches to set goals and develop plans, that will allow them to reach desired outcomes. I look forward to working with you.
Jennifer Yarbrough, MA, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Bio coming soon
Lauren Evenski, LMSW, 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.
LaPeteria Davis-Jordan, MEd, LCDC-Intern
LaPeteria enjoys working with children, adolescents and teens as an advocate for Special Education services and has worked as a school counselor. LaPeteria is an Air Force veteran who specializes in grief, depression, anxiety and cultural competence.
She conducts small group therapy with children, adolescents and teens on issues such as divorce and separation, social skills building, cultural awareness and grief. She also holds monthly group therapy sessions for mothers who have experienced Bereavement and Grief.
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. I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Christine Melonson, LPC-S.
“Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.”-Brene Brown
Rebecca Hagerling, MS, LPC Associate
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
Under Supervision of Leigh Rainwater, LPC-S
NASM Certified Professional Trainer
Certified Nutritional Coach
Rebecca Hagerling is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a NASM Certified Personal Trainer specializing in Behavior Change & Nutrition Coaching. Rebecca graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Rebecca began her journey in health and wellness as a wellness coach where she realized that the key to a flourishing spirit is a healthy connection between the mind & body. Rebecca discovered that her passion is to help others improve their individual mental health through physical activity & proper nutrition. A holistic approach to treatment & recovery allows Rebecca to collaborate with individuals on leading overall healthier lifestyles.
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.
Victoria “Tori” Fine, MS
Group Session Coordinator
The impacts of our experiences can weigh us down as we navigate our journeys in life. It can feel exhausting. But here you are reading about me when really this is about you and your needs. Let me help you find what you need to make your journey easier. You chose to take the time to seek help and that is the first step in starting the process to understand yourself. Together we can explore your current needs and process the steps to move forward and feel successful with yourself. How that process appears is up to you. I will be here to collaborate and guide you through what you choose to discuss with me.
I graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. I work with clients across the lifespan as young as 10 years of age. I enjoy exploring people’s understanding on their identity and how that impacts them. I can provide resources and guidance through a variety of ways based on your goals.