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.
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.
Diane Hill, LCSW has an extensive experience with military families and performs individual counseling, crisis interventions, family therapy, Brief Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and EMDR. She is a strong community and social services professional, certified in EMDR, CPT, CBT, and PET. She is also a certified Hypnotherapist. Ms Hill has extensive experience including, but not limited to: EMDR, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, CPT, women’s issues, military family counseling, and anxiety and depression.
Natalie Brown, LPC has strong empathy and insight of the struggles of chronic health conditions, broken families, and financial struggles. She also has vast experience working with adolescents/teenagers and their unique difficult issues. She has lots of enthusiasm to assist children in their many struggles to gain self-control and self-motivation towards achievement in school and bonding relationships. Children love her high energy which can keep easily distractible children engaged towards goals.
Ms. Francesca Patrick, MS, LPC is energetic, driven, and strongly compassionate towards assisting both adolescents/teenagers and adults in reaching their goals. Her patience and warm smile are calming to anxious clients. She utilizes solution-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, as well as enjoys fostering hope, faith, and love in a non-judgmental, understanding atmosphere. Her experience with adolescents encompasses assisting them with issues, such as communication, school, building relationships, personal responsibility, and independent-living skills. Her experience with both adults and adolescents is with mending broken families, sexual abuse victims, and death and loss. She also enjoys her Christian faith, viewing it as an asset in her counseling career.
Suleika M. De Gracia Rivera, LPC is a fully bilingual (English/Spanish) mental health and rehabilitative therapist offering individual, family, and couples counseling with culturally competent care. She has experience working with adolescents and adults whom have tried all they know to improve mood and decrease maladaptive behaviors. With psychotherapy and psycho-education she will introduce coping skills to improve your positive self-talk and communication with others to feel empowered and problem solve. Her experience included treating depression, anxiety, grief, attachment disorder, substance abuse, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder, stress management, anger management and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Suleika M. De Gracia Rivera, LPC es una terapeuta de salud mental y rehabilitación totalmente bilingüe (inglés / español) que ofrece asesoramiento individual, familiar y de pareja con atención culturalmente competente. Ella tiene experiencia trabajando con adolescentes y adultos que han intentado todo lo que saben para mejorar el estado de ánimo y disminuir los comportamientos inadaptados. Con psicoterapia y psicoeducación, introducirá habilidades de afrontamiento para mejorar su auto-conversación positiva y la comunicación con los demás para sentirse empoderada y resolver problemas. Su experiencia incluyó el tratamiento de la depresión, la ansiedad, el duelo, el trastorno de apego, el abuso de sustancias, el trastorno obsesivo compulsivo, el trastorno de adaptación, el manejo del estrés, el manejo de la ira y el trastorno de estrés postraumático.
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 and is knowledgeable in the Christian religion.
We also have University Practicum and Intern Students which provide mental health therapy at a reduced price of $25.00 a session, working under the supervision of fully licensed counselors. Our students are at the end of their University studies and have high enthusiasm in entering the field to assist others in working towards life goals. Our students typically have immediate availability; in that, they often have same-day appointments and can provide frequent appointments of twice a week, if needed.
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.