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.
Crystal Kitchen MS, LPC
Crystal Kitchen is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.S. in Counseling Education from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in 2012; and her B.S in Psychology from Texas A&M Corpus Christi 2006.
The modalities that I use for treatment are deeply rooted in person-centered and positive psychology. Overall my therapeutic approach is integrated with several types of therapy that fit with the individual/s and their goals.
The most insightful thing I’ve learned as a mental health professional is that the answer to our questions lie within ourselves. Depression, anxiety, and trauma can cloud our thoughts and vision. As a therapist I want to help individuals look within themselves and acknowledge their inner strength that was there all along. I want to be able to provide a healthy sense of safety and trust for facilitating growth in individuals. My hope is that I can encourage individuals to be brave and never give up on themselves. Together we can rediscover what is important and how worthy they truly are to become healthy and at peace.
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.
Angelina Ortiz MS, LPC-A
Supervisor: Vanessa Colburn LPC-S
Angelina M. Ortiz is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I obtained my M.S. in Counseling from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2021 and my B.S. in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology from Texas A&M University- Kingsville in 2013.
My counseling philosophy is rooted in the client-centered approach as I believe each and every person is unique and is an expert of their own personal experiences. My overall therapeutic approach is integrated with several interventions that allow me to best assist each client in working towards their goals. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and geriatric individuals.
I believe that each person has the tools to achieve their personal goals and create their preferred future. As a therapist, I could provide education, interventions, and a positive, supportive environment that allows you to discuss your story freely. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with clients while they are on the path of exploring and creating a future they are passionate about. My hope for each session is that a client leaves feeling fully heard, supported, and confident that they have the strength to achieve their goals and reach their full potential while withstanding any stressors that they may face.
Sharon Mata MA, LPC-A
Supervisor: Gregory Scott LPC-S
A little bit about my professional/educational background: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate being currently supervised by Dr. Gregory Sparrow. I am also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. I have a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A & M International University and as part of my academic training, I obtained a certification as a bilingual counselor in English and Spanish. Personas que solo hablen espanol son completamente bienvenidas!
I have experience working with couples, families, adults, and adolescents, as well as groups. Your story, pain and struggles are unique to you and who you are. Therefore, I do not believe therapy is a one-size fits all. I consider myself to be an eclectic counselor, which means that I accommodate my treatment approaches to fit my clients rather than follow just one approach. Understanding what and why will be the first step to make long-lasting and impactful changes in your life, according to your goals and level of readiness.
I am ready to meet you where you are on this journey.
Dr. Liza Rodriguez
Dr. Liza Rodriguez is a licensed and ordained Pastoral Counselor. She obtained her MA In Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Corpus Christi Theological Seminary in 2016 and her doctorate degree in Clinical Counseling from Texas Graduate School of Theology in 2020.
As a Chrisitan counselor my passion is to ensure a safe atmosphere where clients and their families can express their vulnerabilities while sharing their stories. My goal is to build a therapeutic relationship characterized by collaboration, openness, and trust. By practicing a client centered approach I have the opportunity to walk alongside each client and provide support and education in various areas of need which include grief, depression, anxiety and relational difficulties. By utilizing the Word of God as a foundational truth I have the chance to witness others excel not only emotionally and mentally but spiritually as well.
Alysia Dixon MA, LMFT Associate
Supervisor: Vanessa Bernal LMFT-S
Alysia Dixon is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate currently supervised by Vanessa Bernal LMFT-S, LPC. Alysia earned her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in 2021 and M.A. in Human Behavior in 2017 from National University in San Diego, CA. Alysia has also received certifications for sexual assault advocacy and domestic violence advocacy. Alysia is a proud Navy veteran, military spouse, and a new resident of Texas. I believe therapy can be powerful, sometimes messy, enlightening, and beautiful and this is reflected in my approach. My therapeutic perspective is holistic, client-centered, trauma informed, and intentionally diverse to accommodate the varying needs of the individual, couple, or family. I believe healing and growth involve the whole person to include the family system, and commonly use an integration of modalities in order to achieve this, such as CBT, DBT, psychoeducation, somatic, narrative, family systems, and child-centered play therapy. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, children, and groups. I am a proponent of enhancing healthy support systems to strengthen and accelerate growth and healing. Within each of us is the ability to unlearn behaviors and patterns that are no longer helpful, and learn new ways that will allow us to reach our full potential. With guidance, tools, and support, healing and self-discovery is possible. When you leave the session my hope is that you will feel heard, validated, challenged, and empowered.
William Allison MS, LPC-A
Supervisor: Shana Hisaw LPC-S
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!
Joseph Leonard MA, LPC- A
Supervisor: Dr. Emilia O’neill-Baker LPC-S
Joseph Leonard is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, under the supervision of Dr. Emilia Oneill-Baker. I obtained my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi in 2017 and my B.A in Clinical Psychology in 2015.
All of life is challenging and learning, striving to become more than you were the previous day. It is my job to help provide guidance and encouragement throughout this journey for those that request my services.
I have experience working with clients from all walks of life, all faiths, and a broad range of mental health difficulties ranging from major depression, schizoaffective disorder, and significant substance abuse. I have worked with extreme at-risk populations including clients on parole and probation. I am looking forward to a new journey at LoveCare Counseling working with new people and new surprises.
As a single father, I have had amazing experiences with surprise, challenge, and rapidly shifting circumstances. I incorporate this and unconditional positive regard for all my clients into the office. As the famous Walt Whitman stated, “Be curious, not judgmental.
Justin Cline MA, LPC-A
Supervisor: Kimberley Benedict LPC-S
Justin Cline is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate who is currently under the supervision of Kimberly Benedict MS, LPC-S. He obtained his B.A. in Communication Studies from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, as well as a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston – Victoria. While in graduate school, Justin completed his final practicum semester at LoveCare counseling under the site supervision of Bonnie Lilly, MA, NCC, LPC. While at LoveCare, Justin was able to gain experience working with adolescence, adults, and children providing play therapy.
Justin takes an integrative approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Person-centered techniques. Justin’s goal is to ensure that what is done in therapy is collaborative, personalized, and unique to each and every client. Justin’s clinical experience has allowed him to work in the private practice setting as well as in the correctional setting having worked with incarcerated individuals.
Clarisa Salinas MS, LPC-A
Supervisor: 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.