Shirley Nedock, LPC-S
My professional experience includes over 13 years of experience working with our military service members and their dependents working through deployments, suicide, multiple relocation’s, marital issues, PTSD and other issues that military families face. In addition, I have worked with families, teens and children on multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, family issues, divorce, substance abuse, anger management, grief and loss, parenting skills, domestic violence, and adolescent issues.
I know that making the decision to contact a therapist can be difficult for some and my goal is to make the process as welcoming as possible. My approach to therapy is solution-focused and collaborative. You will find that sessions are more like a warm conversation in an office setting.
I believe that everyone is motivated to succeed given the right tools in a safe and warm comfortable environment. I tend to use cognitive behavioral therapy or solution-focused therapy to help people overcome irrational and/or unhealthy thought patterns. I would love to help you overcome obstacles in your life and move forward. I am a certified CANS evaluator, a qualified child custody evaluator,and an adoption evaluator on the Bexar and Comal Counties DRO list of evaluators appointee # 1949 1300-1700 for adoptions and 1500-2500 for contested. I also do immigration evaluations. Now offering supervision to LPC-A’s
Laura Baskin, MA, LPC, NCC
Registered Play Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
I enjoy working with people of all ages, especially children and adolescents providing individual counseling, sibling therapy, and family therapy. I also enjoy working with the LGBTQ community. In my counseling career, I have been privileged to serve communities such as survivors of abuse, those experiencing grief and loss, and children in residential psychiatric treatment experiencing complex trauma.
My approach to the counseling relationship is trauma-informed and person-centered, utilizing play therapy, narrative therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I have experience helping people adjust to and face issues including divorce, blending families, adoption, grief and loss, abuse and neglect, anxiety, depression, and attention and developmental delays in young children.
I was born and raised in Central Texas and graduated from Texas State University. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in child and family development in 2011 and graduated with a master’s degree in professional counseling in 2014. I enjoy gardening, exploring nature, and spending time with my family. I love serving the people of my community.
Stephen Miller, MS, LPC, NCC
My name is Stephen Miller and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am a U.S. Air Force veteran with more than 22-years of active duty service. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sociology from Texas State University, and Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). I have experience counseling adolescents, adults, and couples, covering a wide variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, grief and loss, LGBTQ, and marriage and relationships, including pre-marital counseling. I have worked with individuals and families dealing with challenges including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, Depressive, and Conduct Disorders, and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders, among others. I employ techniques from a number of therapeutic approaches, but consider myself primarily to be a Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused counselor. Together, we will utilize your strengths, along with a variety of therapeutic tools to help you identify roadblocks, overcome challenges, and learn to live life to the fullest.
Jenna Fitzgerald, MS, LMFT-Associate
Supervised by Amy Birchill Lavergne
Have you decided to make positive changes in your life, relationship, or family? Are you feeling like your relationship has hit a speed bump? We all experience times in our life when we need a little extra support. Whether it is relationship distress, a major life change, anxiety, depression, difficulties learning to co-parent, or if you simply need someone experienced and trained to talk to, I am here.
I have training and skills working with couples, families, and individual issues, but specialize in working with couples and women. I love watching those I work with growing and develop in the areas they decide they want to grow in. I utilize a variety of therapeutic frameworks but primarily employ solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally-focused models.
My goal in the office is to ensure you feel heard, seen, and understood. My highest priority is for everyone who enters my therapy office to feel supported in their own journey. Are you ready to start your journey to a better future?
Brooke Albrecht, MS, NCC, LPC Associate
Supervised by Kimberly Watts Hoggatt, JD, MA, LPC-S
Hello! My name is Brooke and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. (LPC-A). I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
I take a strengths-based, solution focused, and non-judgmental approach to therapy and offer a safe space to explore your past, present, and future. I provide counseling to individuals and couples, and I specialize in providing affirming counseling to LGBTQIA+ teens, and adults. My goal for you is to explore yourself, your identity, and whatever may be troubling you. Together we can build a personalized toolbox of skills to help you navigate your life and empower you to make impactful changes.
Balancing stress, pain, and sadness on top of our already overwhelming lives is a lot for anyone, and you don’t have to do it alone. Everyone needs support, and taking care of our mental health is key to creating fulfilling lives. Everyone has a story, and it would be a privilege to hear yours. Let’s talk, I’d love to hear from you.
Miranda Velasquez MA, LCDC, LMFT-Associate
Supervised byDr. Laurie Hightower LMFT-S, LPC-S;
Hi! My name is Miranda and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. I earned my Master of Arts in Psychology from University of Massachusetts Global. I am an Army veteran; a horse lover and I am certified in Equine Assisted Activities.
When you come to see me in my office, my first priority is to build a professional relationship with you and your loved ones to ensure a feeling of safety and promote confidence in our sessions. I provide client centered therapy utilizing a number of modalities to customize a treatment for you. I work within a trauma-informed lens, often using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Humanistic-Experiential Therapy to bring about the changes you desire.
My specialty populations are children, LGBTQ+, cancer patients/survivors, multi-cultural families, blended families, anxiety, depression, narcissistic personality disorder and divorce. I look forward to working with you!
Hannalore Mueller, Intern
Supervised by Shirley Nedock, LPC-S
Hello! My name is Hannalore, and I am a graduate student in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling department at Lamar University. My passion for mental well-being and improvement started early in my life, and it has taken me down many paths–more specifically, it guided me into the field of education. Teaching gave me an avenue for helping before I understood how much more I could be doing in the world of counseling by focusing on mental health directly.
As I make this journey, my hope is to embrace the diversity of people who walk through my door and to serve their needs in a way that enriches their life (both immediate and long-term). Regardless of the type of situation you’re in, your mental well-being matters greatly and I will always do my best to serve you.
Laura Villalvazo, Intern
Supervised by Shirley Nedock, LPC-S
My name is Laura Villalvazo and I am a LPC and MFT student. I have experience working with individuals with disabilities, children, families, and reintegration of incarcerated clients into the community.
I believe that clients are the true “expert” in their own lives and see myself as a guide and mentor while providing a safe and healing place to work through life's difficulties.
My professional and educational experiences have allowed me to become versed in a variety of therapeutic methods. I use an eclectic theoretical approach in order to meet the client where they are at and select a treatment approach that works best for each individual.
Destiny Pierpont-Lopez, Intern
Supervised by Shirley Nedock, LPC-S
Hi! My name is Destiny Pierpont-Lopez and I am a graduate level student working towards my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I received a bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a bachelor’s in Psychology from Sam Houston State University. I previously worked as an Adult Probation Officer in Houston, Texas for two years and learned right away that I wanted to do more. My passion is helping adolescent teens and young adults navigate life and trauma, while working towards their authentic self. I believe we all have a purpose and mine is to offer compassion and empathy to our youth. I look forward to working with you and building a professional relationship to work towards your best self!