Meet our Clinicians
Dr. Jamie Freda, Psychologist
Dr. Jamie Freda is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and holds a Doctor of Psychology degree from Argosy University - Washington D.C. She has extensive experience administering psychological and neuropsychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults, with a primary focus on ADD/ADHD, mood and personality, behavioral issues, and neurocognitive disorders.
Dr. Freda enjoys helping clients with anxiety, depression, poor self-esteem, difficulty with life transitions, and burnout achieve their personal goals through client-centered, solution-focused, CBT, and ecotherapy approaches.
As a lover of gardening and all things outdoors, Dr. Freda often invites aspect of nature into her counseling sessions. She strives to create a space where clients can build their resiliency against the overstimulation and stress of everyday life by combining mindfulness, relaxation, and nature-based practices with biofeedback technology, a technique she’s termed “ecofeedback.” Ecofeedback encourages clients to monitor and control the physiological changes that occur as they harness the calming and restorative powers of reconnecting with nature.
Dr. Freda’s Specialties:
- Stress Management/Relaxation Training
- Ecotherapy/Nature Therapy
- Personal Growth/Self-Esteem/Self-Awareness
- Mind/Body Connection
- Phase of Life/Life Transitions
- Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Burnout
- Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessments
- ADD/ADHD Assessments
Amy J. Loe, LPC
Amy Loe is a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 10 years, providing therapy to individuals, couples and adolescents. Amy has a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She has worked in a variety of setting including substance abuse treatment centers, holistic wellness centers as well as private practice.
Ms. Loe finds it to be most rewarding working directly with her clients in a warm, comfortable, and non-judgmental environment. She likes to provide a space that clients feel comfortable processing difficult emotions so they can leave the session feeling a greater sense of resilience, confidence, and happiness. Amy believes that starting with a strength-based and relational approach and tailoring the sessions to your needs, is important in building rapport and trust in the session. Some modalities used in her practice include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Existential, Person Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy and Mindfulness. Specialties
- Abuse/ Trauma
- Addiction/ Recovery
- Relationship Issues/ Infidelity
- Loss/ Grief
- Anger Management
- Stress/ Anxiety
Mark Bolin, LPC
Mark is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri. His experience includes working with pre-teens ages 10+, teenagers, young adults, and adults. While working in correctional mental health and residential treatment for neurobehavioral pre-teens and teenagers, he has provided counseling services to a wide array of individuals for nearly 12 years. The past 4 years have been dedicated to growing his private practice and helping people achieve their goals.
Mark’s approach to counseling is person centered, goal oriented, and solution focused. He believes the client should be involved in every aspect of his or her therapeutic well-being. Mark believes having a conversation with a client is better than providing treatment to a patient.
Mark has experience in dealing with issues related to anger management, domestic violence, anxiety, couples counseling, depression, divorce, grief counseling, psychotic disorders, and stress reduction. Now offering Telementalhealth services using a HIPPA compliant secure video platform.
- Clients ages 10+
- Pre-teens specialist
- Adolescent counseling
- Couple and Family counseling
- Drug and Alcohol abuse counseling
- Suicide prevention
- Risk assessments for at-risk youth
Scott Spaw, LPC-S
Scott is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor who has worked with diverse populations throughout his career. Scott is a graduate of Texas A&M University and Stephen F. Austin State University’s Community Counseling program. Scott’s extensive experience includes working in community based outpatient settings, both behavioral and substance abuse treatment residential treatment centers, juvenile justice programs, private prisons, and wilderness programs. Scott has also helped open three treatment facilities in the state of Texas.
Scott has experience working with a variety of issues and diverse populations. His work with clients spans a variety of issues ranging from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, and family relationship issues. Scott has worked for many years with adolescents who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, sexual abuse, opposition/defiance, and family issues. Some of his treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strengths Focused, Choice Theory, Solution Focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Positivity Psychology. Scott is committed to developing safe and trusting relationships with his clients and working with them to achieve their self-identified goals. He uses a diversified approach specific to the needs of each client and is able to affect positive change and growth.
- Teen boys ages 13 and older
- Family Relationship counseling
- Couples counseling
- Anger Management
- Low Self-esteem
- Grief and Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Substance Abuse
Kamini Verma, LCSW-Supervisor, RPT-Supervisor
Kamini Verma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor and a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor. She obtained her master’s degree in clinical social work from University of Texas Steve Hicks School of Social Work and her undergraduate degree in Psychology and English from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. Kamini is also a Trust Based Relational Intervention ® Certified Educator and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She has attended level one training for Theraplay interventions.
Kamini worked for eight years as an advocate for children in the foster care system before transitioning to helping children in residential care with neurobehavioral concerns. Kamini is passionate about assisting children and their families through periods of healing, development and growth. She has 10+ years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families on topics related to healing from trauma and abuse, crisis intervention, creating home stability, adoption, attachment, grief and loss, mindfulness and questions of sexuality.
Kamini utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions including, child-centered play therapy, experiential play therapy, solution-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy with children and teenagers. Kamini is currently focusing her practice on children aged from 5-12 years old.
- Children ages 5-12 years of age
- Adoption related concerns
- Parenting Support
- Trauma and PTSD
- Child Abuse
- Crisis Intervention
- Grief and Loss
- Questioning Sexuality
- Child-centered play therapy
Bonnie Stephens, LPC
Bonnie Stephens is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a graduate of Lamar University with a Masters of Education in Counseling and a Masters of Science in Criminology. She has experience working with clients who have experienced significant trauma. She has dedicated her career to helping and empowering individuals and family units in their personal and professional lives.
With prior military experience herself, Bonnie has served local veterans who suffered from military-connected trauma and difficulties readjusting to their civilian life. Bonnie has worked extensively with elderly adults who were beginning to enter the stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia and the affected family members.
Bonnie has a unique understanding of the military culture, MHMR, legal consequences, child welfare and behavioral modification techniques. She uses solution focused treatments along with other successful evidence-based interventions and creatively uses sensory stimulation and art therapy.
- Ages 4+
- Teens and Families
- Veterans, Active Duty, Military Families and Law Enforcement
- Overcoming Vicarious Trauma and PTSD
- Behavioral Modification
- Grief and Loss, Death and Dying
- Family Unity
- Addiction and Recovery
- Development of Effective Communication Skills
- Stress Reduction
Ann K. White, LPC
Ann K. White is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing individual therapy to people with a range of concerns from substance use to bipolar disorder. She offers a person-centered approach in a safe environment to explore, express, and motivate an individual toward personal growth and understanding. She uses a collaborative approach to therapy that is client-driven, and strength-based recognizing each person is unique and requires different methods to find change in their current life status.
Ann has a Master’s degree in Education from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida. She has worked in a variety of settings in Florida and Texas including residential treatment centers for substance use, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorders. She has a knowledge base of 12 step programs as well as alternatives. She has provided psycho-education, individual and group therapy. Ann utilizes evidence-based therapies to include: Motivation Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
- Chemical Dependence
- Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health concerns plus drug or alcohol addictions)
- Relationship Issues
- Communication and Boundary Issues
- Clients Age 18 and over
Marisa Ybarra, LPC
Marisa Ybarra is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a masters in Counseling from the University of Texas A&M Central Texas. Marisa has worked for many years with adolescents and children who are experiencing depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, opposition/defiance, and family issues. She works with families on skill building in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, setting and following home expectations and responsibilities, among others.
Marisa’s approach to therapy combines person-centered and solution-focused approaches. She utilizes play therapy with younger clients and applies frameworks such as cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems and narrative therapy to help her clients set goals and work through the blockages that keep them from success.
Marisa also enjoys working with young adults in college or making challenging transitions in their lives and overall wellness. She has many years of experience working with children, teenagers and their families. She can help your family work through difficult life events such as divorce and issues of custody. She can help your child find relief from the depression and anxiety that makes them feel left out and feel “different.” She can help your family cope and manage the challenges of ADD/ADHD, ODD, autism, and attachment disorder.
- Preference for clients ages 4-22
- Child therapy
- Adolescent counseling
- Young college students
- Life transitions
- Family counseling
- Behavioral interventions
- Conflict resolution
- ADD/ADHD, ODD, Autism and Attachment Disorders
- Anxiety or Depression
- Anger or Low-Self-esteem