Therapists


Our therapists have been assembled to offer a varied array of therapeutic skills, techniques and personal styles. You may review the bios of the therapists that comprise Plumeria Counseling Center to determine whether you would like to work with anyone in particular. Though every therapist has listed their specialties, each is experienced with conducting therapy for a wide spectrum of general, psychological patterns. Our goal is for you to find someone with whom you will feel the most comfortable.

Our Professional Therapists

Jason B. Fischer, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: couples counseling, individual counseling, the cultivation of wisdom, interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics
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Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Clinical Consultant to Plumeria

Specializations: Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Life Transitions, Caregiver Stress, Aging related Issues, Chronic Health Conditions, Relationship/Families (adult children), Career Transitions, Addiction and Co-Dependency, Existential/Spiritual Approach
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Mary Mattis, LCSW, LCDC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Board-approved Supervisor

Specializations: individual therapy, couples therapy, gender and sexuality concerns, escape from addiction, managing and creating life transitions.
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Renee Bennett, MA, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Regulation Dysfunction, Relational Issues, Behavioral Issues, Transitional issues, and Trauma
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Amanda (Zan) Hathorn-Wilkins, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: Gender & sexuality issues, anxiety, depression, grief, self-injury, addictions, coping skills, anger management, mood disorders, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, psychotic disorders, body-image & eating disorders.
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Stephanie Scott, MS, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: relationship issues, trauma, bereavement, new parents, life transitions, military issues, coping skills/mindfulness
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Lacey Gray, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger/stress management, career/life transitions, and relationship issues
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Wendy Copeland, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Specializations:  Body Image Issues, Eating Disorders, Binge-Eating/Overexercising, Healing from Trauma, Christian Counseling, Spirituality Issues, Low-Self Esteem, Couples Counseling
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Laurie Heatherly-Prater, M.Ed, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: Adjustment issues, depression, stress management, life transitions, conflict, abandonment issues, relationship issues, parenting stress, and healthy family dynamics
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Lara McFeely, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: Life Transitions, Anxiety, Addiction, Relational Challenges, Divorce Recovery, Grief, Identity Issues, Peacefulness and Acceptance, and Spirituality.
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Christine J. Alvarez, MA, LPC

Specializations: Individual counseling, couples counseling, anxiety, trauma, depression, grief/loss, spirituality, stress management, parenting, anger management, and infertility issues.
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Jill Montgomery, LMSW-ACP

Licensed Master Social Worker

Specializations: ADD/ADHD, anger management, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, childhood abuse, college-aged issues, depression, dual / diagnosis, divorce, grief / loss, menopause, midlife and elderly.
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Rena Manning, M.Ed, LPC Ph.D Experimental Social Psychology

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: adolescent/family harmony, nutrition and depression; support for positive lifestyle choices
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Ellen C. Friedman, LPC, RPSGT

Specializations: Insomnia, sleep disorders
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Our Partner Therapists

Bob Beare, MA, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specializations: Couples Counseling, Men's Issues, Group Psychotherapy, Addictions (substances, sex, love, gambling, food), Trauma Resolution, Expressive Arts Therapies
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Nicole Lee, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specializations: Bilingual, Adolescents/Children, Parenting, Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Infertility, Adoption/Foster Care and Anger Management
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Associates - Life Coaching
Our Senior Intern Therapists

Hannah Korkow-Moradi, PhD, LMFT-A

Supervised By: David Servino, PhD, LMFT - 106 S. Harris St. Ste 234, Round Rock, TX, 78664 - (512) 573-9464

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Specializations: Parent-child relationships, play therapy, premarital counseling (Great Start Premarital Curriculum), co-parenting, couple issues, addiction, domestic violence, behavioral disorders, anxiety, mindfulness, counseling for interns, trauma work.
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Jenny Dawson LPC-Intern, RYT

Supervised by: Patricia Belleno LPC-S (512) 940-8588 1016 Mopac Circle Suite 202 Austin, TX 78746

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and Registered Yoga Teacher

Specializations: Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/ PTSD, Self-esteem, Divorce recovery, Mindfulness/Meditation, Life transitions, Relationship dynamics, Spirituality, Adult survivors of childhood abuse
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Sarah Bauer Hernandez, MA, LPC-Intern

Supervised by: Melanie Murray, LPC-S | 2525 Wallingwood Dr. Bldg. 1 Suite 228, Austin, TX 78746 | (512) 573-3381

Specializations: adults, adolescents, children, relationships, self-esteem, body image, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, trauma, grief counseling, life transitions, career guidance, mindfulness, Eastern spirituality, LGBT.
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Kristen Miciotto, MA, LPC-Intern

Supervised by: Melanie Murray, LPC-S | 2525 Wallingwood Dr. Bldg. 1 Suite 228, Austin, TX 78746 | (512) 573-3381

Licensed Professional Counselor- Senior Intern

Specializations: Children and Adolescents; emotional regulation through play therapy, includes parenting support. Individual Adult counseling: (includes but not limited to) anxiety, depression, grief, life-transitions, relationships, self-compassion, Mindfulness training, spirituality.
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Our Intern Therapists

Sheila Bagir (Shayla), LPC Intern

Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Sheila Bagir (Shayla), LPC Intern

Specializations: Life transitions, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Identity Issues/Life Purpose, Complicated Childhoods, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Grief, Personal Growth, Mindfulness & Adolescence
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Kimberly McClurkan

Kimberly McClurkan, MA, Deaf LPC-intern

Supervised By: Carol Horton, MA, LPC-S 302 W. Hopkins St, Suite 4 San Marcos, Texas 78666 (512) 805-6161

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Specializations: Individuals in need of counseling (Child-Adult), Parenting, Academic, Mood Disorder (e.g. Depression), Relationship issues, GLBT, Domestic abuse/violence, Substance abuse (Drugs/Alcohol)
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Benjamin S. Johnson, MA, LMFT-Associate

Supervised by Sabrina Kindell, LMFT-S, LPC-S

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate Intern

Specializations: Anxiety, Communication, Couples counseling (PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator for premarital and marital counseling), Depression, Family counseling, Grief/loss, Mediation, Spirituality
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Jinji Willingham, MA, LPC-Intern

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Specializations: bereavement, anticipatory grief, and end-of-life counseling; life transitions and adjustments; unresolved loss, parenting, stressful family-of-origin patterns; family narrative healing; education and career, life review; holistic living, alternative healing modalities; spiritual inquiry; east-west integration; and mindfulness practice.
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Helen Fasken, MA, LPC-Intern

Supervisor Bruno Lepore (512) 416-7246. 2200 Park Bend Dr, Building 1, Suite 201, Austin TX 78758

Specializations: trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, career/life transitions, personal growth, mindfulness, holistic mentoring and trained in EMDR therapy
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Our Graduate-Level Student Therapists

Nicole Chargois

Northwestern University

Specializations: Life transitions, depression, anxiety, bereavement, family systems, social mediation, mindfulness.
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Noelle Gage

Northwestern University

Specializations: Co-dependency, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Disorders, Attachment Disorders, Personality Disorders, Career Transitions, Self-Esteem and Personal Growth, Career, LGBTQ issues
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Tiffany Stewart

Specializations: Anxiety, Stress
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