Ms. Monica Oliver, MA., LPC, offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to her clients. A long-time residence of East Texas, Monica received her first college degree from Angelina College, in Lufkin, Texas, where she earned an Associates of Applied Arts in social work. She continued her education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, and a Master of Arts in Counseling. Having held several mental health and counseling-related positions with agencies throughout East Texas, Monica began her counseling career as a school counselor with Shepherd High School. Six years later, she joined the staff of Samaritan Counseling Center in Lufkin, Texas as a staff therapist, where she provided a diverse range of mental health services. Monica has been professionally associated with the Burke Center in Lufkin since 2010 as well, where she began working in 2010 as a crisis therapist. In 2013 she began working exclusively for the Burke Center in that capacity then began in early 2015 working as an intake therapist. Over the course of her career, Monica has acquired extensive training in a broad range of counseling areas wherein she utilizes cognitive-based theories and therapeutic techniques to assist her clients. Monica extends her practice to include counseling with children, adolescents, as well as adults. She offers after-hours counseling services to couples or individuals with difficult day-time schedules.
Ginger Stephens, MA, LPC, LCDC
Ms. Ginger Stephens is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Specializing in substance abuse and addiction counseling, Ginger offers a broad therapy knowledge base to help clients address, manage, and work through problems associated with the abuse of alcohol or other drugs. While embracing her role as a substance abuse counselor, she openly expresses to her clients that she considers it a privilege to walk with individuals through life’s challenges. Whether providing substance abuse counseling as and LCDC or providing general individual, marriage, and family counseling as and LPC, Ginger works to create for her clients an environment reflective of how she views the counseling relationship – as a safe and supportive place to explore personal needs, values and beliefs while assisting individuals with problem-solving and achieving personal goals. Having received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, and her Master of Arts in Counseling from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, Ginger has extensive experience working therapeutically with individuals struggling with chemical dependency. She also provides general counseling for adults, adolescents, couples, and families.
Brandy Goins, MS, Ph.D (abd), LPC-I, ASOTP, supervised by V. Jean Stanley, Ph.D., LPC-S, LSOTP-S
Brandy Goins has a Master of Science and PhD (abd) in Forensic Psychology, Ms. Goins is a licensed professional counselor-intern (LPC-I), supervised by V. Jean Stanley, LPC-S, ASOTP. She has a diverse forensic and mental health professional background that includes: mental health and addiction counseling adults and adolescent, group facilitation, forensic interviewing of children and victims of crime, advocacy in domestic violence, sexual assault and outreach and education in both the private and government/military sectors, non-profit program management, grant writing. She has served as expert witness in courts throughout Louisiana and provided specialized mental health services to clients associated with the legal system, criminal and civil. She began a Children’s Advocacy Center in Louisiana in 2010 that is still running today. She has earned more than ample hours of Continuing Education to receive the highest level of national certification in advocacy. As a therapist with Pathways FMHS, Brandy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both victim advocacy, counseling, and community education. Her focus is to help facilitate growth, change, and resolution for individuals, families, and couples seeing help with behavioral or relational challenges.
Brandy has the following certifications, academic degrees, and affiliations:
Licensure (State of Texas):
- Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern (LPC-I), supervised by V. Jean Stanley, LPC-S
- Affiliate Sex Offender Treatment Provider (ASOTP), supervised by V. Jean Stanley, LSOTP-S
- Advanced Advocate Level – National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)
- Advocate Level IV – Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP)
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, abd) – in progress – for Forensic Psychology from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Master of Science (MS) in Forensic Psychology with minor in Legal Systems from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Bachelor of Science (BS) in Psychology and Addiction Studies from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana (NSULA)
- American Psychology – Law Society (AP-LS)
- Department of Defense Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program (D-SAACP)
- National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC)
- National Advocate Credentialing Program (NACP)
- Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA)
- National Children’s Advocacy Centers- Southern Region (NCAC-SR)
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Julieta Edmond, MA, LPC, PCIT Therapist
Julieta Edmond, MA., LPC, PCIT, a bilingual mental health professional, offers treatment services for both English-speaking and non-English-speaking Hispanic individuals, children, families and couples within Nacogdoches, Angelina, and surrounding counties. Ms. Edmond is certified as a Parent-Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT), an evidence-based treatment for young children with emotional and behavioral disorders that places emphasis on improving the quality of the parent-child relationship and changing parent-child interaction patterns. PCIT brings young children and parents together to build on their relationship foundation, while providing appropriate discipline skills for parents to use with children who have difficulty with self-regulating. Ms. Edmond is also certified in Texas Children and Adolescents Needs and Strengths Assessments (CANS). With her background in criminal justice, Ms. Edmond is also well qualified to provide services associated with the Court system. Ms. Edmond is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience in providing trauma-based therapeutic services related to various forms of abuse including sexual and domestic violence; and has extensive experience in working with Hispanic families to address both mental health and behavioral issues. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals; and, she considers it an honor to be able to walk alongside her client’s journey to achieve their goals by providing a safe and supportive environment for them to grow.
Callandre “Callie” Hunt, MA, LPC
Ms. Callie Hunt, MA, LPC provides general mental health therapy. A 2016 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, Callie holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology earned from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Throughout her academic career, Callie sought to maintain excellence having completed both of her degrees with high honors; and her endeavor now is to incorporate that standard of excellence into the clinical care she provides clients throughout the community she loves. Callie is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Texas Counseling Association (TCA). She also participates in and is a volunteer for a diverse range of community organizations. She currently volunteers for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Lufkin, and several other community organizations, and is a member of the Junior League of Lufkin. Callie proudly calls Lufkin her home and reflects fondly on her Pinewoods roots. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve this area. Change is difficult, especially those you didn’t predict. My path toward helping others through counseling is a product of some of my own experiences, many unpredicted, most very challenging, and all not without difficulty. Collectively, my experiences became the foundation of my passion for wanting to help others and I’m very happy to do so with any opportunity.”
Cyndi Gamble, MA, LPC-S
Cyndi Gamble, M.A, LPC-S has acquired over 17 years of experience providing a broad range of mental health services, Cyndi’s practice strongly emphasizes providing therapeutic interventions for children with behavioral and emotional challenges, while also welcoming the opportunity to work with families, individuals and couples needing counseling services. Over the course of her career, Cyndi has gained experience in many elements of the mental health field. Some of those include clinical admissions and intake, general counseling, crisis intervention, crisis management, facilitating psychoeducational groups, conducting child behavior management trainings for parents and teachers, and assisting military personnel and their families through non-medical counseling support and therapy. She has worked as a behavior specialist and special education counselor at a Texas school district and provided mental health services for incarcerated youth deemed by the Court to be delinquent. With a Master of Arts in Psychology from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, Cyndi specializes in conducting functional behavior assessments for children with behavioral challenges, which she says is one of her favorite services to provide. “Doing functional behavior assessments enables me to combine my love for working with children and using child-specific therapy techniques to assist parents, teachers, and of course the children in managing some of the challenges that come with emotional and/or behavior dysregulation.” Cyndi is trained in the use of the T.O.V.A., an instrument widely used to either rule out or establish the presence of attention deficit disorder (ADHD). A member of the American Counseling Association, Cyndi is also certified by the Crisis Prevention Institute as a Non-violent Crisis Intervention Trainer and is certified in Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA), methods used to diffuse anger in individuals in schools, police departments, foster care services, residential institutions, offices, hospitals and elsewhere. She is a trained CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteer; and, when she is not working or spending time with family, she loves yoga. “Having moved to Lufkin recently, in the same way my family and I have been welcomed so beautifully by neighbors, colleagues, and others, I’m very excited about the opportunity to give back by helping as many as possible in this community I now call home.”