Shirley Nedock, LPC-S
In-person and Telehealth

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

J’Briel Porter , LPC

J’Briel Porter is a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the states of Oklahoma and Texas as well as pursuing licensure in Colorado and Washington state. J’Briel received her Bachelor of Science Degree at Northeastern State University and received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Marriage, Family, and Couples from Walden University. J’Briel is currently completing practicum courses to complete a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University.


J’Briel brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of mental health and well-being. With a strong passion for helping individuals facing anxiety and depression challenges, she specializes in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address and combat negative thinking patterns associated with these conditions. J’Briel understands the struggles that individuals go through to maintain their daily functioning and is committed to providing effective support. Furthermore, J’Briel has a particular interest in addressing complex trauma, juvenile justice, reducing recidivism in minority communities, infertility, and women’s issues, recognizing the unique and sensitive nature of these concerns. She is dedicated to offering compassionate and effective services to individuals within this population.


J’Briel’s commitment to personal and professional growth is evident through her training in play therapy, where she is actively working toward certification as a play therapist. Additionally, she is an AutPlay trained and certified therapist, demonstrating her proficiency in working with individuals who benefit from this therapeutic approach. J’Briel also brings a valuable perspective to her practice by integrating a focus on cultural identity. She recognizes the impact of cultural identity on mental health and is dedicated to addressing the specific challenges that individuals from multicultural backgrounds may face. With a warm and empathetic approach, J’Briel is genuinely eager to connect with you, acknowledge the significance of your personal identity, and guide you on your journey toward positive change and improved well-being. Her dedication to your growth and her wealth of experience makes her a valuable resource in your path to a healthier and happier life.


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.



Kaymi Franco, M. Ed, LPC Associate
Supervised by Lynn Jennings Ph.D., LPC-S, LSOTP


My name is Kaymi Franco. I received my bachelors and masters degree from Texas Tech University and am currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Mississippi College. I have been counseling for 4 years in various settings including schools, community mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, and criminal justice settings. I have a passion for working with people who have been involved in the criminal justice system including those who have been incarcerated and family members of those who are currently or previously incarcerated. My specialties include helping those who are going through life transitions, having trouble in their relationships, trying to figure out who they are and where they belong in the world, and people with previous abuse or trauma. I also work extensively with adolescents who have behavioral issues and parents of children with behavioral issues. I am trained in Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Sandtray, however most of my sessions are more informal and conversational with the therapeutic relationship at the center. I am currently only able to provide telehealth services to people 12 and older who are in Texas at the time of the session. I look forward to working with you! 

Hannalore Mueller, Intern
Supervised by Shirley Nedock, LPC-S

In-person and Telehealth

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

In-person and Telehealth

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.



Jamie Harrison, Intern
Supervised by Shirley Nedock, LPC-S

In-person and Telehealth

My name is Jamie Harrison, and I am a graduate student in the Lamar University Counseling and Development- Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling program. I have experience working with young adults and families in an education-based program, and these experiences made me want to help others. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, I believe the need for mental health services has never been greater.

I believe there is no one size fits all to clients and their challenges. I look forward to working with diverse clients seeking to manage life’s challenges and live a more fulfilled life.

Angela Battise, Intern
Supervised by Shirley Nedock, LPC-S
In-person and Telehealth

Hello! My name is Angela, and I am a graduate student in the Lamar University Counseling and Development- Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling program. I earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology and Diversity Studies at Texas State University. I am passionate about serving diverse populations by encouraging and supporting positive, holistic mental health journeys. I have previous experience working with teens and adults from multicultural communities. I am excited to help you discover tools for the healthy, positive life that you deserve!

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Sandra Castillo, Intern
Supervised by Shirley Nedock, LPC-S

Hi! My name is Sandra. I am a graduate student in the Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. I am a military spouse and my passion for helping others started with our service members and their families. Mental Health is important to me and my priority is to make sure all my clients have the tools and knowledge they need to live a fulfilling life. Every single one of you all matter. We are all worthy of living our best life and being the best version of ourselves!


Kathryn Sleeper, Intern
Supervised by Shirley Nedock, LPC-S
In-person and Telehealth

Hi! My name is Kathryn and I am a graduate student in Texas State University’s Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling program. I have previous experience working with adults and couples, and use a combination of Solution-Focused and Systems Therapy as my guiding theories. It is my belief that progress takes time, and I encourage clients to consider taking small steps, rather than large and difficult steps, when working towards their goals in counseling. My goal is to create a safe space where we can navigate through your areas of concern and explore other avenues that are of importance to you. I will strive to empower you through nonjudgmental support as we work step by step together through your therapeutic journey.

Office Manager/Scheduling Coordinator

Tracy Carrizales