Bonnie Lilly MA, NCC, RPT, LPC
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Register Play Therapist and Pastoral Counselor. I obtained my M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; my M.A. in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and my B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Christian Counseling from Liberty University in 2012. I received a Certificate in Play Therapy from Capella University and registered with the state in 2018 as a Registered Play Therapist.
I believe that all humankind is created mind, body and spirit and with relational needs. We are all relational beings in need of relationships that are encouraging and uplifting; I also believe we are all born with a God void that only a relationship with Jesus Christ can fill. By taking care of our whole-being- psychologically, physically, and spiritually we can experience life transformation & the renewing of the mind, holistically.
Anything is possible, as our past does not determine our future. I draw from several different therapeutic approaches, integrating per individual needs; such as Client Centered, Solution Focused, Reality, Choice therapies and I favor Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I particularly enjoy working with individuals, couples, and children as well as families.
My passion is to see healing & restoration to hurting people while helping people find their full potential and live life abundantly; to see generational patterns stopped in their tracks, changing one life, one family at a time. We can learn and find a balance within our live, experiencing real life change full of joy, peace and love.
Rachel Gonzales MS, LPC
Rachel Gonzales is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her B.S. in Psychology from Tarleton State University in 2008 and M.S. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2017. Rachel was born in Colorado but moved to Austin, TX at an early age making Texas home.
As a mom, I like to incorporate this perspective in my counseling. I am deeply rooted in person-centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused therapies. However, I use several integrated modalities which help the client see their full potential as a person. This also helps them recognize how much control we can have over ourselves as well as how we can change the way we think which influences the way we act. I have 4 years’ experience working with adults, couples, adolescents, and groups. I believe the family and close support systems are one of the most important places a person can rely on and I focus on bringing these systems into therapy where it allows. My primary goal as a therapist is to help the client realize the power they have within themselves and that they do not have to let their past experiences or traumas control their present lives. I provide a safe and empowering setting to help facilitate growth at any age.
William Allison MS, LPC
Though I was born in Seguin, Texas, I have spent the majority of my life in Corpus Christi. I have had the privilege to travel to many parts of this beautiful country but always find my way home to Texas!
I first attended Del Mar College earning Associate Degrees in Social Work and Psychology at the same time. It was then that I started to develop the passion that I always had for helping. I later transferred to Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and earned my BA in Psychology, graduating with honors. I immediately entered the counseling program there and earned my MS in counseling with an emphasis on Marriage, Family and Couples therapy.
My interest in psychology and therapy stretches across several areas. Some of these areas include Psychoanalysis, Analytical Psychology, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, REBT and Structural Family therapy. Some of my leisure interests of study are Jungian Psychology and Dream Analysis, both of which I find fascinating.
I enjoy working with people of all age groups. I have experience in both a hospital and clinic settings that included child/adolescent therapy, group therapy, individual therapy, and both family and couple’s therapy.
We are all unique and should be treated that way!
Clarisa Salinas MS, LPC Associate
Supervised by: Ana Salazar LPC-S
Clarisa Salinas is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate, supervised by Ana M. Salazar, MS, LPC-S. I graduated with my M.S. in Professional Counseling from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in 2021. I also received my Bachelor’s in Communication in 2016. I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, so I am familiar with and love the community here in South Texas.
I have experience working with individuals from all backgrounds. My approach to counseling is mostly Person-Centered, meaning that I enjoy helping clients achieve their goals that are unique to their journey. No client is the same, so I believe other counseling approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be utilized to fit their specific needs. My goal as a counselor is to meet clients where they are at without judgment by providing empathy and genuineness in session. I have found that actively listening and making sure clients feel heard is a huge component of building the therapeutic relationship.
I hope to provide a safe space to support you as you take this brave step toward healing and work toward achieving your goals in counseling.
Jennifer Hall MS, LPC Associate
Supervised by: Jabbar Williams LPC-S
Jennifer Hall is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate, supervised by Vanessa F. Colburn, MS, LPC-S. I graduated with my Master’s in Counseling in 2021 from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. I have also received my Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2016 from South University. I am a native to this area and have knowledge and understanding of our wonderful dynamics.
I have always had a strong pull towards psychology and related fields so approach to therapy is very integrative to the needs of the client. I will be first and foremost client-centered, and will adjust to the needs of each individual client. I am also looking to receive certification as a Registered Play Therapist. I work with individuals, geriatrics, adolescents and children as young as six years old. I have experience in the hospital and clinical setting.
Everyone experiences life differently. We all need someone to listen to us and help at one point or another. I would love to be that person for you.
Kevin Wong MS, LPC Associate
Supervised by: Ana Salazar LPC-S
Kevin Wong is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate who is currently under the supervision of Franscina Monique Vela, MS, LPC-S. I graduated with both my M.S. in Professional Counseling in 2021 and my B.A. in Psychology in 2018 from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. I have lived in Corpus Christi for the past 12 years, so I am familiar with and understand the surrounding area.
My belief as a counselor is that everyone has their own unique story to tell and my purpose as a counselor is to listen and understand a client’s experience first and foremost. My approach is primarily from a Person-Centered perspective, in which clients are free to share while I offer them empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard. As every person is different, I also integrate other theories to help meet the client’s individual needs, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and DBT. I have practiced in several clinical and private practice settings in the past and have worked with individuals and adolescents.
My hope is to make clients feel safe to help me understand their experience through providing a nonjudgmental and welcoming space. It is that which will allow us to work together to grow and meet your unique goals for counseling.
Holly Felts MS, LPC
Holly works with adolescents through adults who are suffering with the effects of depression, anxiety, abuse, grief, abandonment, as well as, victims of trauma and human trafficking. She serves individuals, couples, and families, utilizing the therapeutic approaches of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Holly also incorporates Client Centered Therapy and uses a Family Systems approach, as needed. Her professional calling is to provide a nonjudgmental atmosphere for her clients, where they feel comfortable and safe on their personal journeys of healing and growth, throughout the counseling process. Holly believes all people benefit by seeking a Christ-centered counselor to help them navigate life’s situations, trials & tribulations, decisions, hurts, habits, and their past. In doing so, she provides clients with the opportunity to achieve their brightest futures possible, by following the model of God’s best for each of us, (reference to Isaiah 61:1). Although Holly’s personal goal of helping others know their worth and greatest potential, by showing and sharing the love of Jesus to all people she encounters, during the counseling process, the spiritual component is only incorporated at her clients’ request.
Ileana Garza LMSW & Therapist Associate
Supervised by: Stephanie Degrate LCSW-S
Ileana Garza is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Therapist Associate, supervised by Stephanie Degrate, LCSW-S. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from University of North Texas in 2014, and graduated with my Master’s degree in Social Work in 2020 from Our Lady of the Lake University. I am working toward Clinical Social Work licensure and certification as a Registered Play Therapist.
Prior to beginning my career as a Social Worker, I was a pre-school and elementary speech therapist for over 6 years. I began working in the social work field at Driscoll Children’s Hospital and gravitated toward working with NICU and PICU families. I have experience with clients cross the lifespan who are processing a wide variety of different issues, including anxiety, depression, life transitions, behavioral issues, and grief and loss. I have training in play and sand tray therapy, and also utilize creative arts to help engage and empower clients in processing their experiences.
I understand the bravery and courage it takes to make that first step in signing up for therapy – it’s not an easy task. My goal as a therapist is to create a safe space where clients and I can work together to discover the tools they already have within them and build on those skills. I look forward to assisting you throughout your process toward healing and a better sense of well- being.
If you are ready to start living your best life now, join me as we work together to heal your heart and mind, one session at time.