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Each member of our team aims to serve clients right where they are. Read about our therapists' perspective, experience, and specialties to see who fits you or your family members needs the best.
I am a person-centered, strengths-based therapist. I believe that you are the expert on yourself and you have the capacity for positive change, I am here to help you work through the challenges that keep you from feeling like yourself and living the life you want. I walk alongside people as they move towards their goals and use evidence based therapies to help in the process.
My professional strengths lie in using: EMDR, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am experienced in trauma and complex mental health issues, Certified in Perinatal Mental Health, love working with fellow mental health professionals, and serving the LGBTQIA+ community.
I received my BA in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in 2008 and my Masters in Social Work from the University of Houston in 2010. Going to school in Houston, I was able understand the valuable resources our city has to offer and learned about people's amazing capacity for growth and healing through Communities in Schools, Houston Area Women's Center, and Bo's Place.
Professionally, I have had the opportunity understand how mental health effects every aspect of our lives - our finances, our relationships, and our health. I have helped people combating co-morbidities of financial distress and mental distress with the United Way of Greater Houston; walked families through caregiving distress and the grief of losing a loved one as a Hospice Social Worker; and worked hand in hand with medical providers, identifying and treating patients experiencing distress in their physical and mental health.
I have presented at national and state level conferences, training other professionals on the importance of de-stigmatizing mental health throughout our communities. I have taught Family Medicine Residents how to identify and treat mental health needs in their patient visits. I continue my love of educating professionals by serving as an adjunct professor at Baylor University's Graduate School of Social Work and by supervising fellow social workers to achieve their independent clinical license.
In my spare time, I love reading, camping, hiking, spending time with my family, and (of course) a good Netflix binge every now and then.
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Kimberly Valdez, LCSW-S
We are all unique, complex beings with unique, complex lives. Many of us find ourselves struggling and feel stuck. We may not understand what is happening or, more importantly, what to do to make things better – to feel better.
Therapy can help.
Michelangelo’s approach to sculpting closely correlates to my approach to therapy. He said: “The sculpture is already complete within the marble block before I start my work. It is already there. I just have to chisel away the superfluous material”. Despite the challenges we face, or deficits we may carry, or the “superfluous material” the world has piled on, we all have inherent strengths that can be used to cast them off and begin to move forward again in the process of becoming the version of yourself that you most want to be.
I partner with my clients to create a judgement free, objective space that enables them to feel safe while learning to be curious in new ways about their worlds. My priority is meeting each individual where they are and honoring their journey. We then move forward together from there on a path of healing that leads away from unnecessary suffering. For those who feel trapped, stuck, or even captive, there is a way out and forward for you. Let us discuss how we
might work together to find your path, clear away the superfluous material, and set you in motion to create a life and a world that is truly yours.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker and obtained my Master’s in Clinical Social Work, Summa cum laude, from Baylor University. I have trained in NARM (Neuro Affective Relational Model) and have worked in the residential and outpatient settings. For 16 years I have worked with people in addiction recovery. My practice includes individuals, couples, and groups and I see patients who are aged 18 and up.
My approach is both eclectic and trauma-informed and I specialize in complex and acute trauma, addiction(s), personality disorders, depression, anxiety, life stage issues, life transitions, professional issues, men’s issues, and interpersonal issues. I accept all people, regardless of their chosen identity(ies) and/or orientations and am able to communicate effectively and adaptively with most people.
I have been a professional working musician for almost 30 years and have been a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. I enjoy this creative outlet and enjoy connecting with others who have artistic passion as well.
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JP Kendrick, LMSW
Supervised by Kimberly Valdez, LCSW-S
I believe that every unique individual deserves a space to feel truly heard, have that space encouraged, and generate change that gets them closer to their desired outcomes for their life. I also recognize that seeking therapy is often vulnerable and uncharted territory. My goal is to be your partner in change and allow the modalities and therapeutic skills that fit you best to guide the way.
I received my BS in Social Work from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX in 2014 and my Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018. As a lifelong resident of Southeast Texas, I am intimately aware of the community’s strengths and challenges. My hope is to be a resource for our community (and beyond). I am an active Licensed Master Social Worker working toward a Clinical License under the supervision of Kimberly Valdez, LCSW.
Professionally, I have been working in the mental health field since 2010. This experience has ranged across the span of mental health crisis work in community mental health, work with older adults in long term care, and currently in inpatient psychiatric work as the Manager of Psychiatric Programming. Collectively, these experiences have given me a deep understanding of the impact of mental health across all systems and remind me of the great resiliency of individuals.
I am a proud Clinical Director of two Critical Incident Stress Management Teams. Seeing the impact of secondary trauma and compassion fatigue feeds my passion for the mental health of first responders and helping professionals. I also have special interest in working with individuals and families navigating severe and persistent mental illness, new and difficult life transitions and look forward to gaining the opportunity to work with other populations.
In my spare time I enjoy quality time spent with family and friends, being outdoors, and cooking (and eating) a new recipe.
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Kayla Tiller, LMSW
Supervised by Kimberly Valdez, LCSW-S
My belief is that regardless of age, you are the person that knows you best. Therefore, you are the expert of your own life experiences. As the expert, your input and contributions are vital to the work that we do together. By taking a collaborative/eclectic approach, we will be able to identify your personal strengths that will help in creating a plan of action that will work best for you. The role of parents, caregivers, family, and other support people is important to consider in our work as they will be the ones to help you continue the work outside of our sessions.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) currently working towards my clinical license under the supervision of Stacey Brittain, LCSW-S. I received my B.S. in Behavioral Science from the University of Houston - Clear Lake and my Masters in Social Work from Baylor University. My professional experience in mental health has been working with adolescents (teens) and young adults (12yr. - late 20's) in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings. I currently am a student support/crisis counselor for a local school district where I work with students, their families, and/or school staff and administration to identify the most appropriate supports for a student's academic and mental health needs.
My practice focuses on helping teens/young adults and their families (when appropriate) navigate the complexities of their interpersonal relationships with each other and the world around them. I have experience in working with individuals who struggle with complex trauma and mental health issues, suicidality, high risk behaviors (e.g. self-harm, running away/elopement, risky sexual behaviors, etc.) and oppositional/defiance.
In my spare time I love to spend time with family, friends and my animals. I also love dancing, working-out, cooking/eating, and listening to or watching true crime documentaries/podcasts.
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Supervised by Stacey Brittain, LCSW-S