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Meet our clinical team

Jessica Cisneros, M.Ed., LPC-S, BCC
Chief Clinical Officer

Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of St.Thomas and her Master of Education in Counseling from University of Houston. Jessica has her license as a Professional Counselor Supervisor and has worked with individuals of all ages with problems ranging from domestic violence, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral issues, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Jessica is currently supervising several LPC interns as well as overseeing the Behavioral Health department. She is a licensed board certified coach and is passionate about helping individuals reach their full potential.

Estefania Ballesteros, MA, LMFT, CST
Senior Clinician

Estefania received her Bachelor's of Science in Clinical Psychology from Abat Oliba University in Barcelona, Spain, and her Master of Arts in Family Therapy from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Estefania’s passion is helping people succeed in life by being part of a system such as family and society, while identifying personal strengths and increasing self-awareness. She works with a myriad of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and PTSD. Estefania has also received training in Sex Therapy and works with individuals and couples experiencing emotional, physical intimacy and infidelity issues. She also provides pre-marital counseling, family therapy, and individual counseling utilizing different therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy to help clients achieve their goals.

Manuela Barton, MA, LPC, RPT
Senior Clinician

Manuela is a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor who works with children, adolescents and adults in the State of Texas. Manuela utilizes a variety of approaches in session such as client centered, solution focused and CBT to empower clients in dealing with their concerns. Manuela has worked in the community mental health field for over 10 years.

Briana Eagleton, LCSW
Senior Clinician

 Briana received her Bachelors of Science in Child Development and Family Living from Stephen F. Austin State University and her Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Houston. Briana provides individual, family, and couple’s therapy to adults, children, and adolescents. She works with a myriad of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and stress. Briana has a general interest in working with adults with trauma and does EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). She uses a client centered approach in order to help clients reach their own goals and aspirations for their lives. Briana’s ultimate goal is for clients to feel empowered and equipped with the skills they need to navigate life’s challenges and live fulfilling lives.

Kathryn Foster, LMSW
Senior Clinician

Kathryn received her Bachelor's of Social Work and Master’s degree in Social Work – Direct Practice from Texas State University – San Marcos. She believes in a client centered approach combining self-empowerment, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She also implements tools from Motivational Interviewing and Narrative Therapy. She work with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, trauma, and stress. Kathryn also has experience working with adolescents and in adoption.

Anna Lachner, M.Ed., LPC
Senior Clinician

Anna received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and her Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston. Anna is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and provides individual, family, and couple’s counseling to adolescents, children, and adults. As a clinician, Anna has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults. Anna uses a variety of treatment modalities, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused, and Person-Centered Therapy. She works with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, trauma, PTSD, negative thinking patterns, and low self-esteem. She is particularly passionate about working with young adults through difficult life transitions and equipping clients with the confidence and skills needed to make positive changes in their lives.

Sao Lorn, MA, LPC, LMFT, Certified EMDR Therapist
Senior Clinician

Sao S. Lorn is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist, and STRONG STAR Network Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Provider, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia and Nightmares (CBT-I&N). He has a Master's of Arts in Family Therapy from University of Houston - Clear Lake (UHCL). As a native of Cambodia, who came to the United States as a child, Sao has the ability to conduct therapy fluently in the English and Khmer (Cambodian) languages. His therapeutic approach is collaborative, client-centered, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and solution, goal, and trauma-focused, with a family systems EMDR cognitive processing and behavioral therapy foundation. He sees clients from all ages and stages of life. He works with children, individuals, couples, and families – including veterans and their families, going through a diverse spectrum of emotional, behavioral, relational, transitional, and life difficulties. Sao’s ultimate goal is to come alongside clients to counsel, empower, and equip them to overcome and resolve their problems and challenges, while stabilizing their lives, sustaining lasting improvement, and eventually becoming their own counselor in the process.

Pierre Matta, MA, LMFT-S
Senior Clinician

Pierre Matta has a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Studies from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois and a Master of Arts in Behavioral Sciences – Family Therapy from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. Pierre works with children (over the age of 11), adolescents, and adults. He provides individual, couple, and family therapy. Pierre has a family orientation and uses a variety of treatment modalities, selecting those that best serve the needs of his clients. Pierre was trained as a Christian minister and enjoys including spirituality in a client’s treatment plan when requested. Pierre is also an approved supervisor for licensed marriage and family therapy associates.

Leslie Rodriguez, LMSW
Clinician

Leslie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&M University and her Master’s degree of Social work from the University of Houston. She is under the supervision of Jaime Rivera, LCSW-S. Leslie’s passions are empowering clients to reach their goals and be the best version of themselves. Leslie provides individual, couples and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She works with a variety of issues such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, negative thinking patterns, and stress. Leslie uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor to the client, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, and motivational interviewing. As a clinician, Leslie’s goal is to walk along with her clients and provide them with the tools necessary to reach their greater potential.

Dellissa Simmons, MA, LPC-Associate
Clinician

Dellissa Simmons is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Courtney Gabriel, LPC-S, RPT. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Sam Houston State University and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. Dellissa works from a person-centered scope of practice. She believes that this approach serves as a catalyst for self-empowerment and establishes a strong foundation of trust between client and therapist. Dellissa also works from a trauma informed perspective by carefully exploring themes that could be inhibiting a person’s individual growth. Dellissa understands that each client’s needs are unique and utilizes various modalities such as, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and more to tailor her approach to the client’s needs. Dellissa has experience working with adults, adolescents, young-adults, couples, and children.  She works with a myriad of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, stress management, anger management, and life transitions. Her ultimate goal is to establish a safe space for her clients, equipping them with the necessary tools they need to tackle life’s challenges, while maintaining their emotional and mental endurance. Dellissa is very passionate about having the privilege of aiding her clients on their journey to constructive change and self-fulfillment.

Milton Smith
Senior Clinician

Milton is a board certified Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and is currently working on becoming a clinical professional supervisor. He has 10 years of experience providing treatment to adolescents, and adults that have been impacted by abuse, depression, life transitions, mismanagement of anger/impulses, relationship challenges, and trauma. Milton is a Senior Clinician with Family Houston providing counseling to individuals, couples, and families within different stages of change by utilizing therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. He believes in helping individuals develop a healthier sense of perspective and of self. Ultimately, Milton’s goal is to provide a safe and supportive space where individuals feel empowered to make constructive changes

Tanja van Dam, MA, LPC
Senior Clinician

Tanja received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Abilene Christian University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from University of Texas Tyler. Tanja provides individual, couples, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She has worked in community settings with children and their families, as well as with adults diagnosed with severe mental health disorders. Although her primary modality is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Tanja tailors treatment to the individual by using an array of therapeutic interventions. Tanja has a general interest in the treatment of trauma and trauma related issues, and focused her graduate studies in this area.

Rose Viviano, LMFT
Senior Clinician

Rose received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Rose provides individual, couples, and family therapy for adults, adolescents and children. She is very diverse in her treatment of a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues. She primarily utilizes a client centered solution focused approach, trying to tailor each client’s treatment to meet their personal needs. Rose has presented many times on a variety of topics at the Ft. Bend Council for Drug and Alcohol Abuse and provided CEU training at mental health organizations throughout the Houston community.

Judy Vo, M.Ed., LPC
Senior Clinician

Judy is a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She believes it is important for one to take time to thoroughly engage in self-exploration for the purpose of both gaining a better understanding of who they truly are, and attaining a healthy dose of self-awareness that will permit significant change to take place in their life. She received her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and her Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston-Main Campus. Fluent in Vietnamese and English, Judy provides individual, couples, and family counseling services for adults, adolescents, and children. Her experience spans anxiety, behavioral issues, life transitions or adjustments, stress, relationship problems, and depression. Because everyone is unique, she customizes therapeutic approaches based on the clients’ needs whether it may be Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, or a variety of other techniques. As a clinician, Judy will provide a safe environment to explore, support, and grow with clients as they move through their journey of life.