Meet our Clinicians


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.

Ann’s Specialties:

  • Chemical Dependence
  • Dual Diagnosis (Mental Health concerns plus drug or alcohol addictions)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar/Schizophrenia
  • 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.

Marisa's specialties:

  • 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

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.

Scott’s Specialties:

  • Teen boys ages 13 and older
  • Oppositional/Defiant
  • Family Relationship counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse

Bonnie Stephens, LPC

Bonnie Roberts 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.

Bonnie’s Specialties:

  • Ages 4+
  • Teens and Families
  • Couples
  • 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

 

Kamini Verma, LCSW-Supervisor

Kamini Verma is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist. 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.

Kamini’s specialties:

  • Children ages 5-12 years of age
  • Adoption related concerns
  • Parenting Support
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child Abuse
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Attachment
  • Grief and Loss
  • Questioning Sexuality
  • Child-centered play therapy

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