Learn more about our highly skilled and friendly counselors at Thriveworks Counseling in Bastrop, TX.

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Erin Schovanec, LPC

** Erin is available for online sessions

Erin Schovanec is an expressive and creative Licensed Professional Counselor. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and Master of Arts degree in Dance / Movement Therapy, Counseling Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School.

Erin has been a licensed clinician in New Mexico since 2006 and recently relocated to Texas in 2019. Erin’s clinical experience has ranged in various treatment settings including outpatient therapy, Treatment Foster Care, and residential treatment. She has served children, adolescents and adults experiencing symptoms related to attachment, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.  Her clinical approach is solution focused, person-centered, with the utilization of positive psychology and cognitive behavioral techniques.  In addition, as a movement therapist, Erin’s therapeutic approach stems from a mind-body perspective, in that there is an inner relationship between the physical body, our thoughts and emotions. In order to heal, one has to “move through” challenging barriers with open awareness and self compassion to develop a deeper understanding of one’s self. This healing process contributes to more meaningful relationships and greater connection to self and others.

Erin’s personal hobbies include dancing, teaching group exercise and running.

Erin’s specialties:

  • Ages 3+
  • Children and Adolescent Counseling
  • Parenting
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Dual-diagnosis
  • Life transitions
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

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Kristine Roberts, LCSW

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Kris Roberts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Kris is a graduate of Aurora University in Illinois. She has an ability to connect quickly with clients and is gifted at being able to look at client needs from a variety of perspectives. Kris has specialized training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, chronic pain management and working with the military community. Her work with clients spans a variety of issues, ranging from anxiety, depression, chronic pain, grief and loss, sexual abuse and family/relationship issues.

Kris works with children (ages 12 to 18), young adults, families, adults, and couples. She has been successful at building a trusting rapport and working relationship with most clients, including teenagers, who are skeptical of therapists and therapy.

Areas of Specialty:

Grief and Loss
Pain Management
Relationship, couple and family issues
Women’s Issues
Managing Life Transitions

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Kimberly Dillon, LPC

** Kimber is available for online sessions

Kimber Dillon is a native Texan who graduated with her Masters of Counseling from Sam Houston State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor with 20+ years of clinical experience. She specializes in Trauma Therapy for all ages, including the utilization of EMDR.

She has a speciality for working with young clients through trauma or other life events. She works with all ages for disaster victims or crime victims. Kimber is experienced in Play Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Management and Debriefings, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-Based Counseling, and Person-Centered Therapy. Kimber believes in providing a safe place for everyone, including the GLBTQ community, and guiding people to become their own ultimate safe place.

Kimber’s Specialities:

  • Ages 3+
  • Couples and Families
  • PTSD and other Trauma
  • Sexual abuse
  • Childhood trauma
  • GLBTQ and allies
  • Workplace Issues
  • Marital discord/separation/divorce
  • Play therapy
  • EMDR Certified level 2
  • Stress Management
  • OCD
  • Anxiety/Depression/Bipolar Disorder
  • Polyamorous/Kink Friendly
  • 1st Responders/Military/Veterans
  • Substance Abuse

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Cathy Morey, LPC, RPT

** Cathy is available for online sessions

Cathy is a Licensed Professional Therapist and Registered Play Therapist.

Cathy has 30 years of experience in the mental health field, working with children, teens, and adults all over the world. She has been involved with grassroot start ups of 4 businesses, managed her own private practice, been the Clinical Director of 4 facilities and most recently, the Executive Director of a facility involved with survivors of sex trafficking. Growing up in Latin America, Cathy is fluent in Spanish, holds several Master's degrees, and is licensed in two states. She has expertise in EMDR, TF-CBT, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, TBRI, and other modalities for survivors of violent crimes.  She is also Gottman trained to work with couples and relationship issues.

Cathy is passionate about working with survivors of all ages (4-100) involved in natural disasters, violent crimes, such as sex and human trafficking, Military PTSD, and other PTSD or traumas.

Cathy’s Specialties:

  • Ages 4-100
  • Trauma survivors
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Violent crime recovery (PTSD, sex trafficking, violent crime, refugees, etc.)
  • Couples and relationship issues
  • Relationship recovery (marriage, family issues, staff/business conflict resolution)
  • Spanish fluency

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Kristin J. Frederiksen, LCSW

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Kris Fredericksen is licensed clinical social worker and native Texan. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M in psychology and her Masters of Science of Social Work at The University of Texas in Austin. She has extensive experience teaching parents effective discipline methods that builds and repairs relationships with their children. She is sensitive to sexual orientation, culture, race, ethnicity, religious or spiritual affiliation, and has specialized training supporting the LGBTQ, transgendered and gender variant communities. She partners with clients to find viable solutions within their existing framework, skills and abilities to improve their mental and emotional states and life circumstances.

Kris treats symptoms of depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, ADHD, mood and affect disorders, psychosis, substance abuse, self-harm, family dysfunction, relationship issues, domestic violence, and feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. She uses a variety of techniques such as art therapy, games, role-play, music, projects, toys as well as spontaneous ideas brought in by clients and/or brainstormed in session.

Kris works with children (ages 5 to 17) and families, adults to age 65, and couples. She has been successful at building a trusting rapport and working relationship with most clients including teenagers who are skeptical of therapists and therapy.

Bring yourself as you are, for an assessment intent on addressing the issues most important to you. Kris will walk beside you through your struggles and challenges until you are ready to walk individually knowing you are capable and valuable.

Kris’ specialties:

  • Children ages 5 to 17, adults, couples and families
  • LGBTQ concerns
  • Anxiety/depression/mood disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Family dysfunction/relationship issues

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Susan Farris, LCSW

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Susan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been a part of the Bastrop community for over 20 years. Susan is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Social Work. She is a very compassionate therapist with the gift and ability to connect very quickly to clients so that they can begin the changes they desire to reach their immediate goals. Some of her skills include working with sexual abuse survivors who are now in a caring relationship and navigating some of those difficulties that arise from past traumas. She is curious about power imbalances and control and how to repair that in a relationship. Susan works with same-sex couples, too.

Susan likes to work around divorce issues for couples and families. Susan has empathy and works with grief and loss, focusing on finding the hidden strengths that a person has acquired and focusing on positivity and growth.

Some of her treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Strengths Focused, Solution Focused and Positivity Psychology.

Susan's Specialities:

  • Ages 17+
  • Family Conflict
  • Divorce
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Gay

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Kelly Pedersen, LPC-S

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Ready to roll up your sleeves and make a transformative shift in your life? Acknowledging that our personal history often obscures rather than informs who we are, Kelly specializes in redefining perception: assisting individuals with trauma recovery & couples with intimacy-rebuilding with insight and useful techniques for bypassing roadblocks. She helps people hone their anger management skills and address the flip side of the coin: initiating the healing process after someone has endured physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) as a technique to treat PTSD, and she assesses trauma through the dual lenses of spirituality and culture. She also uses CBT and DBT in her therapeutic processes.

"Stuck" situations require creative solutions! Solving a problem in isolation isn't easy, which is why collaboration with an experienced counselor can prove invaluable. The details of each person’s thinking may be varied and unique in every case, but Kelly believes that what is really important is the sense of being enough…sufficient…responsible…capable as yourself…on top of the situation. When the work goes well (which certainly is the intention) the outcome will be the same: an increase in the sense of one’s own ability to manage life, and a feeling of growth and empowerment.

Kelly has a clear approach to counseling with people and it relates to what she sees as the ideal outcome of such work. The highest goal, the gold standard of good counseling, is an increase in client morale, a significant growth of feeling competent and confident to work with the feelings and situations that brought you to counseling in the first place. A good counseling relationship has worked when one hears, “You know, I think I can handle this now. I feel a lot better and think I know what to work on and what to do.”

As a counselor, Kelly strives to encourage a therapeutic connection that serves as a "secure base", enabling you to challenge your misconceptions about yourself and refocus on your strengths. She believes that accessing new experiences in the context a therapeutic relationship can help us rewire our brains-and our lives.

Kelly an LPC-Supervisor, graduated from The University of Texas -San Antonio with a M.A. in Counseling in 2004. Kelly is a member of American Mensa and founder of the South Austin Pickleball League. In her spare time, she enjoys taking cold water swims at Barton Springs and Deep Eddy.

Kelly's Specialties:

  • Couples Therapy
  • Relationship Counseling/Partner Issues
  • Managing Life Transitions
  • College Transitions
  • LGBTQ Coming Out to Parents and Family Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Geriatric Issues
  • Christian Counseling
  • Religious and Spiritual Counseling
  • Client- Ages 21 and above

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Gina Carlino, LPC

** Gina is available for online sessions

Gina Carlino is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She works with clients who need support while they or their family member has either a dual diagnosis, or is struggling with an addiction such as drug or alcohol abuse. She is passionate about working with families and helping to rebuild trust in relationships. Gina has specialized training in working with couples to enhance their communications.

Gina is a graduate of the Texas State University Counseling Education program. Her work with clients spans a variety of issues, ranging from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, and family/relationship issues. She has a special affinity for working with the elderly and their end-of-life issues. If your loved one has Alzheimer's and you need support, then contact Gina Carlino for a consultation.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Grief and Loss
  • Aging and end-of-life issues
  • Alzheimers support
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Pain Management
  • Relationship, couple and family issues
  • Dual-diagnosis
  • Drug and alcohol abuse

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since I first started attending sessions with her. I have had a traumatic childhood, stage 4 cancer, and was in an abusive relationship with an extreme narcissist. After that relationship, my self-esteem was almost non-existent. Shortly after that relationship I started having sessions with Kris. Since then, I have become more stable in life and very successful in my career. I still see Kris and will continue to as life will continue to have its ups and downs. I know I can rely upon Kris to help me take on and learn from anything that comes my way. Life is a great big learning lesson and sometimes you just need someone to give you the right perspective to help you understand, to cope and to grow. Kris is the highly trained professional that I needed and still need to help me continue on that path.

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