Licensed Professional Counseling Associates

To reach one of our associates you may call 469-946-8255 or reach out to them individually using the number listed under their name below.

Katherine Thorne, MS, NCC, LPC Associate

Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Writing, Minor in Religion, Masters Professional Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Katherine call:

469-588-9466

The calling to work in counseling came to me after graduating with a double-major in English and Religion from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. My experience working at a middle school made me realized that I wanted to help individuals as they navigated through life. I wanted to help people get through sadness to find happiness. I wanted to help them overcome trials, errors, and hardships to experience life's joy and celebrations. So, I started on my journey to become a counselor, which led me to Amberton University.

 

I came to find Amberton through a friend and was immediately drawn to it. There, I was surrounded by like-minded individuals, working on starting a new chapter in their lives. I have always strived for kindness imbued in both my day-to-day and professional life. I approach life with a sense of humor and the knowledge that anything can be overcome, no matter how difficult. 

 

Sometimes, we just need to reach out for help from others, even if it's just ear to listen, and that is what I bring to my counseling practice. No judgment, no hidden strings, just a desire to help others feel heard and work through whatever might be troubling them. My goal is not to solve your problems, but to support you as we find and use tools that will enable you to solve those presenting problems, that they can take into a life far after our sessions.

Michelle Blake, MS, NCC, LPC Associate

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies, Masters Clinical Mental Health Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Michelle call:

469-665-9592

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who earned my Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and my Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences with a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies degrees from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Currently, I am enrolled in the Ph.D. in Counseling program at Texas A&M University-Commerce and hope to reach candidacy in 2021. 

During my graduate and doctoral internships, I have gained experience working in a non-profit and community counseling center setting with adults, children, adolescents, families, single parents, and groups. Within my experience, I utilize a humanistic approach and include an eclectic variation of therapeutic models, including Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). My counseling experience has included working with clients through stress management, career and college goals, medical crisis, anxiety, depression, trauma, codependency, adoption, loss, family violence, domestic abuse, and self-harm. 

I feel that establishing a safe space is key to building a healthy rapport with clients, so the client's ability to create and accomplish goals can take place. The value of listening with intent and being present in the moment while walking with clients through their needs are some of the basic building blocks to a successful therapeutic relationship. 

Shuronda Scott, MS, NCC, LPC Associate

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Shuronda call:

469-476-0120

I believe that we sometimes need additional support as we navigate our unique journey in life.  As a young adult in my early twenties, I met with my first counselor who introduced me to a group counseling experience that brought life-changing spiritual and emotional transformation.  Although I had come to counseling for one problem in my life, the therapeutic process illuminated so much more than what I could articulate or even knew I needed.  This brought greater personal freedom, emotional peace and holistic wellbeing that I had not previously experienced.  This initial encounter is what drew me toward the counseling profession and deepened my passion and motivation for helping others in the same way that I have been helped.

 

In my role as a therapist, I work with families, adults, teens, and children to help educate and empower clients so that they develop the insight and skills necessary to overcome their own personal and situational challenges. Examining the core of your presenting symptoms can be challenging, but you are worth the life-changing experience it can bring.  I looking forward to serving the needs of you and your family.

Eileen Borski, M.Ed., NCC, LPC Associate

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration,

Master of Science in Business Administration

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Eileen call:

832-819-1708

Do you feel something holding you back from your goals, or do you have difficulty at work or in relationships? Or possibly you experienced a trauma in your past and want to move forward without the weight of the associated triggers, anxiety or depression. We can work together to identify what’s getting in your way and develop skills to address your concerns and build a path towards living the life you want.

My approach to counseling is strengths-based and includes building a framework focused on an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of individual and intergenerational trauma and other roadblocks in the way of becoming the best version of yourself. My approach emphasizes physical, psychological, and emotional safety creating a sense of empowerment and control. In addition, I have a unique understanding of the human experience including specialty training as an EMDR Therapist. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a type of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that result from disturbing life experiences. Studies support the use of EMDR therapy to achieve results in a shorter time span versus therapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR is effective in treating trauma, anxiety, phobias, and OCD. In addition, EMDR has the ability decrease fear, stress, or anxiety related to performance by targeting negative thinking and anxieties that get in the way of peak performance professionally and personally.

I look forward to hearing from you to set up a time to move your life forward.

Kelly Reese, MS, NCC, LPC Associate, LCDC Intern

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Minors: Spanish and Psychology

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Kelly call:
817-631-3217

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and earned my Master of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling in May of 2020 from Tarleton State University. Previously, I attended Texas A&M University in College Station where I received my Bachelor of Arts in 2016. 

 

During my internships and work experience, I have had the opportunity to work with a  wide variety of clients in the non-profit and public health sectors as well as in-patient environments. I have worked with adults, children, families, and groups in areas including but not limited to addiction, eating disorders, trauma, depression, bipolar disorders, fertility and women's issues, and personality disorders. 

 

I utilize a solution-focused based approach and incorporate an eclectic variation of aspects from client-centered, Gestalt, emotion-focused, trauma-focused, and motivational interviewing to best fit your needs. As a result, I believe that each person is unique and there is not a "one size fits all" approach to counseling. My goal as your counselor is to walk alongside you as you navigate this season of your life and regain meaning, purpose, and fulfilment.  

 

I believe that you are the expert in your life and that providing a safe, judgement-free environment is of the utmost importance to build and maintain rapport. Through the beauty of human connection, a touch of humor, and a lot of compassion, we work together to create a space where you feel heard, understood, and capable. 

Lisa Doll, MS, NCC, LPC Associate

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Lisa call:

214-307-2648

Lisa believes that every individual’s story is unique and that therapeutic treatment should be individualized as she reflects this in her authentic, genuine, and personalized therapeutic approach. Her eclectic approach to therapy derives from a multitude of modalities including principles and techniques from solution-focused, Adlerian, existential, acceptance and commitment, and cognitive therapies. She views human nature from a holistic and humanistic standpoint believing that through the counseling process as well as a client’s decision to change, positive transformation can occur in a person as a whole.

Lisa is passionate about working with adult individuals and couples facing marital matters, divorce, anxiety, depression, trauma, life transition, self-worth, adjustment to change, and existential crisis. Lisa’s specialties include working with single mothers, blended family matters as well as working with teachers undergoing challenges at school and helping them achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Lisa earned her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, double majoring in Elementary Education and Psychology.  After a successful fifteen-year career in education, Lisa’s passion for helping others led her to pursue her dream of becoming a counselor and achieving a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University.

Lisa believes a positive therapeutic relationship is most important for her clients to be successful in the counseling process. She feels blessed to walk the counseling journey with the individuals she works with.

Cori Riley, M.Ed, CSC, LPC Associate

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Counseling
Master of Science in Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Cori call:
940-280-3700

Cori specializes in treating children as young as 3 years old, preteens, adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief. Cori helps you articulate your concerns and uses a variety of techniques to address them. She is trained in the treatment of trauma in adults and young children using methods from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Cori believes trust and collaboration are essential in the therapeutic process and provides a safe, nonjudgmental space to focus on your unique experiences. She works with you to identify strengths, set goals, and develop a plan of action. Cori’s goal is to be a source of encouragement and support throughout your journey. As an African American female, Cori prioritizes education that highlights the multicultural aspects of BIPOC individuals. 

Cori is kind, open-minded, and easy to talk to, which makes beginning therapy easy. She is very goal-oriented with a focus on assisting you to clearly identify what you want from therapy. She creates a space where you can identify emotional triggers, improve response to stressors, and confront blocks that hinder personal growth. Her style is very focused on the relationship and rapport she develops with each individual client. Cori also treats life transitions, anxiety, depression, academic stress, grief, PTSD, and self-esteem. In her work with children, she specializes in behavioral issues, ADHD, and peer-relationship skills.  She uses a variety of approaches to help parents learn how to effectively implement healthy parenting skills for their children.

She explores the negative beliefs surrounding your expectations, goals, values, and how you view yourself. Cori then incorporates various activities that help replace those self-limiting beliefs with self-acceptance, patience, compassion, motivation, and drive. She boosts your confidence and enables you to understand the importance of being kind to yourself. Cori can also provide faith-based Christian counseling upon request. 

Kenzie Boyle, MS, NCC

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Master of Science in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling

To schedule an appointment with Kenzie call:
940-280-3700

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