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    About Stephanie

    For over 25 years, I have served children, teens and adults in my community who have experienced life-changing crisis. My specialty is trauma – and I serve FIRST RESPONDERS whose careers expose them to the emotional, physical and moral traumas that can leave an imprint on your soul.

    I also have experience with:

    • Abuse (emotional, financial, physical, sexual, or verbal)
    • Accidents
    • Divorce
    • Domestic Violence
    • And, line of duty encounters are just a few of the many traumas that can cause us to feel vulnerable and alone.

    However, traumatic experiences do come with a silver lining. They highlight the depths of our grit, our resilience and our tenacity!

    There are a variety of evidence based counseling practices to address our trauma. I am a  CERTIFIED EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). However, I also have experience with TF-CBT (Trauma-Focussed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention). Let’s figure out which approach best suits you. It would be an honor to join you along your journey.

    It would be an honor to join you along your journey.

    About Amy S. Mills, LPC

    As a dedicated elementary teacher I noticed many families with unmet mental health needs. As I observed their struggles, my zeal for instruction adapted from the classroom to the therapy office.

    For more than 20 years, my passion for families has continued as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Life can be overwhelming and the future uncertain. My goal is to walk alongside, advocate, and direct your path to a place of hope. I believe building a healthy connection is essential to the therapy process and understanding the dynamics of the family system is invaluable. I partner with children, teens, and adults as they navigate trauma, heartaches, diagnoses, and crises.

    My specialty is trauma, especially as it effects children and teens, but I work with all ages. My therapy approach is determined by careful consideration of the client and their family system. I am trained in various types of therapy, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).

    When not working, my self-care includes spending time with my husband, our Beagle, and our two parakeets. You might also find me gardening, sewing, playing piano, shopping, and crafting.

    “When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.” — Dr. Suess

    About Candice McKenzie, Ph.D. LPC-Associate

    Candice McKenzie, Ph.D. LPC-Associate supervised by Cheryl Larrabee, LPC-S.
    I am a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with over a decade of experience. I finds fulfillment in providing counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, and their families. My focus is to enhance the social-emotional skills of children and their families and I have worked tirelessly with clients to address a wide range of issues, including family dynamic relational struggles, interpersonal conflicts, unresolved grief, domestic violence, trauma, sexual abuse, and behavior management.

    I am adept with the evidence-based counseling practices: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, sand-play, Family Systems Theories, as well as the use of Art as a therapeutic tool.

    My vision for client care is centered on empowering individuals to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances – through the transformative power of relationships and how they shape our experiences. My holistic approach aims to identify internal and external factors affecting a client’s life, thereby assisting individuals and families in achieving their goals. Guiding each client to better understand the patterns, thoughts, and feelings that arise from these interactions is a key part of my approach. I am dedicated to helping my clients build strong and fulfilling relationships with others, as this is crucial for maintaining healthy socio-emotional well-being and reducing long-term emotional and relational distress.


    Stephanie's Education & Experience

    I am trained and fully certified in evidence based therapies that have been proven successful in addressing trauma.

    EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).

    I look forward to working together with you to craft a unique treatment plan to fit your story and situation.

    Until then please remember: each new day brings with it NEW mercies.


    • AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors)
    • EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)

    Amy's Education & Experience

    I completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Later I continued my education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where I obtained a Master of Arts in Marriage & Family Counseling, as well as a Master of Arts in Christian Education.

    My experience includes working with children and adolescents in the foster care system, providing crisis interventions in the community, admissions at behavioral health hospitals, and individual therapy. I also have experience collaborating with various service providers including schools, daycares, other counselors, CASA volunteers, attorneys, and the Department of Family & Protective Services.

    If you believe I can be of service to you, your child, and/or your family, please do not hesitate to schedule an appointment. It would be my honor and privilege to walk beside you in your journey.

    “Owning our own story and loving ourselves through that process is the best thing we’ll ever do.” – Brené Brown


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