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Twila Meyer, MA, LPC-S

 

Twila Meyer's journey of therapy took root in 2003 when she saw a young family member struggling in the education system.  After countless efforts for support, she began learning more about ADHD and the effects it plays in a persons daily life.  Her passions grew where she not only switched occupations but also sought out degrees and licensing to better assist families in the ever-changing world that we live in.  Twila Meyer is now the CEO, founder, and lead therapist at Meyer Counseling Center.  Assisting families pertaining to but not limited to:

  • Learning or Attention deficits
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD symptoms
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Divorce Issues
  • PTSD
  • Childhood Stressors

Meyer Counseling Center offers a wide array of services and takes each family on a personal journey to instill a healthier way of living.  Providing a customized family plan and coping strategy after an individual evaluation process with children, teens, and parents.  MCC utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Problem Solving Skills Training, Biofeedback, Social Skills Training, and other proven methods of therapy to achieve your goals.  Twila Meyer and her compassionate team can help you and your child/teen find peace, self-esteem, and acceptance.

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Gina Astuto, ATR-BC, LPC

Gina Astuto is a Board Certified Registered Art Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor. She is passionate about blending creative and verbal processes to help clients transform their hurt into healing and suffering into success. She earned her Master’s degree in Art Therapy from George Washington University and has been providing trauma-informed care to children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and traumatic experiences. Art therapy makes it possible to express what cannot always be said with words. It also creates the opportunity to sublimate strong emotions and learn new techniques/skills to cope with life’s stressors. No previous art experience or skill is needed for art therapy, as the focus is on the process of creating. She utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy, consisting of psychoanalytic and humanistic theories, mindfulness-based practices, as well employs key concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Gina provides a safe and non-judgmental space for exploration, curiosity, increased self-awareness, and healing. Every person, regardless of age, race, gender, or identity, deserves mental health care. Gina may be a good support for clients who have experienced the following (but not limited to):

  • Art Therapy

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders and poor body Image

  • Identity and Self-esteem

  • Mindfulness

  • Coping skills

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Christy Dobbs, MS, LPC

Christy Dobbs is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in treating children and adolescents experiencing a wide variety of emotional and behavioral concerns. She completed her Masters in Counseling from Southern Methodist University in 2016, and has 4 years of experience working with children in foster care. Christy is currently pursuing her Registered Play Therapist certification, and uses child-centered play therapy to allow children to freely express themselves. In the words of Dr. Garry Landreth, the founder of the Center for Play Therapy, “Toys are children’s words, and play is their language”; Christy, additionally, believes play therapy to be the most natural modality for children to heal, as this is how children express and process through their complex emotions. Christy has significant experience in treating individuals (children, adolescents, and adults) who have presenting concerns involving (but, not limited to):

 

  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Sensory Processing Issues
  • Anger Management/Aggression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Efficacy
  • LGBTQ+ concerns (using Affirmative Therapy)
  • Self-Harm/Suicidal Ideation
  • Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) and Bipolar Disorder
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse
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Macy Williamson, PhD, LPC

Macy Williamson became a counselor to help individuals and families heal, thrive, and live out their personal journeys. She believes we are all working to be the best version of ourselves and hopes to help her clients through whatever season they honor sharing with her. Oftentimes, life will throw curveballs and clients have to learn how to navigate the stressors those can bring.  As a counselor, Macy hopes to do just that by using different techniques and theories catered to the needs of the client. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in counseling children, teenagers, college students, teachers, and women. Macy graduated with her PhD from Texas Tech University and has worked for a medical clinic, school district, and counseling center. She utilizes Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, trauma-focused therapy, social skills training, and premarital counseling. She is passionate about counseling college students (undergraduate and graduate), teachers, and women. Focusing on the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Learning or Attention deficits
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD symptoms
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Childhood Stressors
  • Grief
  • Relationship Issues
  • Postpartum
  • Attachment Issues
  • Premarital Counseling
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Gaby Masterson, MFT-Intern

Supervised by Twila Meyer, LPC-S

Gaby Masterson is currently a graduate student pursing a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is on track to becoming a fully licensed therapist in the state of Texas. Gaby embarked on this path after noticing a need for therapeutic services among the Autism Spectrum community. She has since dedicated her education to supporting marginalized populations. As a result, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2017. Since graduating, she has developed an appreciation with assisting children that have disabilities and their families.

Gaby believes that all families, couples, and children deserve a space where they can speak freely, express themselves, and have a safe space to work through their everyday challenges together. Gaby recognizes that life is everchanging and implements both emotionally focused therapy and solutions focused therapy interventions to help clients learn how to cope with these challenges.

Gaby may be the right fit for you if you have experienced concerns such as (but not limited to):

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Family and Couple Counseling
  • Learning or Attention deficits
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction