Shirley Nedock, LPC
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 qualified child custody evaluator and adoption evaluator on the Bexar and Comal Counties DRO list of evaluators appointee # 1949 1300-1700 for adoptions and 1500-2500 for contested.
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.
Allie Middleton, MS, LPC, RYT
Hello Beautiful Souls! My name is Allie, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Yoga Teacher. Throughout my professional career, I have utilized a holistic approach to help my clients. I believe that we, as human beings, are able to heal, grow and thrive when we nurture our entire entity. I have found that a holistic approach is truly beneficial at aligning a whole person; mind, body, and soul. My approach to counseling is a person centered approach, and to help you to become more aware of your own emotions, thoughts, body and surroundings. By gaining this awareness and viewing the self in its entirety with compassion and grace, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves at all levels, and are more capable to promote progress and enhance our quality of life. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development in 2012, and my master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2015. During my career, I have had the opportunity of working with children and families that have experienced grief and loss, abuse and neglect, depression, anxiety, neurodevelopmental issues, and other complex trauma in a residential setting. I also have experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in school and day care settings, and am passionate about integrating movement and sensory based modalities in with my counseling. It is a privilege to see how resilient human beings can be! In my own time, I teach yoga, enjoy kayaking and being in nature, and spending time with my loved ones.
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.
Sarah Ryan, LPC-Associate
Supervised by April Gilchrist, MS, LPC, NCC
Howdy! My name is Sarah, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A). I’ve had the privilege of serving children, teens, and young adults for more than a decade. In 2010 I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&M University at San Antonio and went on to complete a Master of Arts in Counseling from UTSA in 2015. I have experience working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, school-related issues, self-esteem, cutting/self-injury, loss of loved one, incarceration of family member, divorce, eating disorders, and other family issues. I believe therapy should be a safe space for clients to learn, explore, and grow. My framework for therapy draws from relational, dialectical behavioral, and solution focused.
Ruben Garza, LPC, LCDC
Hello everyone! My name is Ruben Garza and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I graduated from Sul Ross State University with Bachelor degrees in Organizational Leadership & Psychology, a Master’s in Counseling and from Texas A&M University Kingsville with a Master’s in Criminology. I have worked in substance abuse treatment centers for many years that have been a primary focus with substance use dependency and mental health. I have worked extensively with LGBTQIA / Latino populations, and am also fluent in Spanish. I also enjoy working with adolescent and adult clients.
I utilize a combination of CBT, personal growth, person centered, mindfulness, and positivity. I work with clients who struggle with anxiety/depression, grief, gender issues, addictions, self-esteem issues, trauma, and relationship issues. My goal is to find an effective form of treating and managing mental illnesses and other emotional disorders to reach happiness while creating a safe space for the client and building a trustworthy rapport, meeting the client where they are.
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.