Kristen joined PBT in November 2021! She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas. She's been in the field of mental health counseling since 2009. Over the course of her career Kristen has worked at private agencies and various schools.
Kristen has worked extensively in schools. She has provided individual therapy with students between the ages of 5 and 22, as well as families. Kristen has supported students at the Walden School (residential therapeutic and education program), The Learning Center for the Deaf, and the READS Deaf and Hard of Hearing program at the mainstream school as a School Counselor. She interned at Rochester School for the Deaf and Kendall Demonstration Elementary School as a School Social Worker. Kristen is Deaf and fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).
Kristen graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2006 with an undergraduate degree in Social Work and minor in Psychology. In 2009, she graduated with her Master's degree in Social Work with a School Specialization from Gallaudet University.
Rachel joined PBT in March 2023! She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. She's worked in the field of mental health counseling and related educational support services for 20 years. Over the course of her career Rachel has worked at private agencies and schools.
Rachel’s clinical experience includes working with children and families from underserved populations and those struggling with mental health issues. She has provided counseling as well as led school-based psychoeducational groups focusing on social and emotional learning. She has worked for the United Way in a kindergarten readiness program, preparing children academically and emotionally for school. Through this program she also supported families struggling with parenting issues. She has experience tutoring at-risk youth and students with learning disabilities through the Meadows Center at the University of Texas. Additionally, Rachel has training in Academic Language therapy from the Rawson Saunders Institute for Dyslexia. Recently, Rachel has been seeing clients virtually helping them cope with various issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and life transitions.
Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Arizona with a major in Psychology and minor in Family Studies. She has a Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Phoenix.