All professionals are licensed and board certified!
Lewis Hill, MA, LPC is a retired Veteran who started counseling while serving. Realizing his ability to assist others, he decided to return to college to become licensed and continues to counsel to this day. He served more than 30 years in the military, counseling and referring Soldiers returning from combat as they first began to return from OIF and OEF. He also has assisted numerous First Responders, not only with PTSD and combat issues, but also in transitioning and seeking new careers. He has more than 10 years of experience, utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach including Prolonged Exposure Therapy, CBT, solution-focused, and emotionally supportive. Mr. Hill has vast experience with all the stressors military members struggle with and sees individuals high-school age and up.
Heid Noyer, MS, LPC, LCDC has over 20 years of experience in serious mental health, addiction, and behavioral issues. Ms. Noyer uses an empowerment approach which is solution-focused, emotionally supportive, and encompasses CBT. Ms. Noyer raised seven children of her own, two adopted. She is well experienced with foster care issues, completes CANS assessments, and likes to communicate with parents so they know what is covered in session and what techniques work. Ms. Noyer also sees adults and has assisted many in successfully treating their anxiety as well as stabilizing and reducing symptoms of depression, Bipolar, and Schizophrenia. Ms. Noyer also has vast experience in assisting individuals with ADHD and autism.
Amirah Saldivar-Smith, LPC, LCDC is returning to the Killeen area. She is very experienced with all ages and treatment focuses, from ADHD to anxiety, to family and marriage. She employs empathetic listening to relay positive regard to assist individuals with coping skills for symptoms, information and suggestions to elicit family harmony, and behavioral modification techniques as-needed. She is also licensed in addiction.
Misper Etando, PMHNP-BC prescribes medication to assist in the management of mental health conditions and works with a psychiatrist as-needed to bring full services to our clients. Ms. Etando is excited to be relocating to Texas to be with her family. We are very grateful to her in assisting our local community which has a shortage of psychiatric mental health prescribers. She also speaks fluent French. Je parle français. We prescribe medications for mood disorders, psychosis, anxiety, and ADHD, but we do not prescribe Benzodiazepines. There are many choices in medications aside from Benzodiazepines. Call and schedule an appointment and we will be happy to work with you on medications to best assist you!
Phuong Lan Carter, MS, LPC is dedicated to her family. She has children and a husband in the military. Thus, she is empathetic to women who are doing various roles while their spouse is busy with military duties. Ms. Carter is use to managing several children at once due to her background in teaching. Ms. Carter is an advocate for the special needs community with specialized training in techniques for building and maintain healthy relationships. She especially enjoys working with children and adolescents (teenagers). She also enjoys working with individuals of faith.
The goal is to EMPOWER you with confidence, esteem, knowledge, and coping skills to manage or overcome your current stressors. You set the pace and are the main decision-maker on how you want to achieve your goals. Counselors provide good listening skills, coupled with encouraging and insightful feedback, aiding you to focus and meet your goals so that you are more able to tackle stressors on your own.
EXPECT to get an improved awareness on how your stressors are affecting you and a more optimistic view that improvements can be made in coping, managing, and conquering stressors. PERCEPTIONS have a large influence on our attitudes which then direct our moods and behaviors. Increasing awareness of one’s own perceptions and how they help or hinder daily life is a very significant coping skill.
At times, our experiences can cause problems in relationships, employment, or just uncomfortable feelings in general. Such experiences can be from trauma, abuse, criticism, grief, loss, or even from self-perceptions of inadequacy. EMOTIONAL HEALING can be achieved by expressing those experiences and feelings in an empathetic atmosphere to professionals who understand the course of emotional healing.
There are a growing number of available options for developmental conditions, such as autism. Professional counselors do not treat medically, but they can provide awareness of some of the various health practitioners and treatments available to choose from and teach both behavioral modification techniques and coping skills to decrease symptoms. Many individuals will benefit from a combination of services from health-care providers, counselors, and other service providers, depending upon the individual’s unique needs and goals.
You have rights and limitations concerning confidentiality and protected health information. Email CounselingTexans@gmail.com to recieve more information.