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Counselors:

Shana Hisaw, M.S., LPC-S

Owner / Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

Hi. I know that coming to counseling is often a hard choice for people, so its important to make sure it is a good fit. A little about me: I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Angelo State University and my Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas. I am married and have 4 children. I relocated to Corpus Christi to be near the water in 2013. I love the outdoors and the Island is our home!  I have a wide variety of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including group therapy and individual therapy as a therapist, director and executive. My goal is to provide a relaxing, casual environment and a personalized treatment plan.

I have several specialties that I enjoy working with in counseling.  

*Ages 4-12 on Behavioral issues, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, and Autism. I used play therapy mixed with expressive art techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. For children who have a history of abuse or significant trauma, I use Trauma Focused CBT.

*Ages 17 & up to treat Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Autism, OCD, and Trauma.  I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression and anxiety, exposure therapy for OCD, and Cognitive Processing Therapy for trauma.  I incorporate essential oils into my sessions utilizing a psychotherapy technique called Aroma Freedom.  I also have a nutritional program for those seeking alternatives to medicine for mental health. I incorporate wellness into my sessions.  

I also offer parent training for parents of the children I see or I can do this for any parent interested. I teach Parenting the Love and Logic Way®. (See services for more information on this curriculum)

*Premarital and Marital counseling.  I utilize a program called Prepare Enrich (See services for more information on the program) alongside with traditional psychotherapeutic techniques.   (See services for more information on this program)

Life Coaching Programs: Life Coaching is a 3 times per month commitment.  Program length varies. (See services for more information on Life Coaching)

Shana sees ages 4-12 and 17 & up.   Shana is available Mon to Fri 9 to 3.

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Sonya Sharron, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Independent Contractor

Sonya has over 28 years experience in working with children adolescents. She started as a school counselor and transitioned into private practice. She uses interactive therapy techniques which involve play and art techniques. She will tailor counseling to the client’s needs and interests.

She will also work collaboratively with families, doctors, and schools in order to provide an optimum level of care.
She teaches Parenting the Love and Logic Way® classes. (See services for more information on this curriculum)

Sonya sees ages 6 & up and is available Monday thru Thursday, hours vary.

Diana Davenport, M.S., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Independent Contractor

I was raised and have spent the majority of my life in Corpus Christi. I have been married for almost 30 years and have two grown children. I graduated from Ray H.S., received my Associates degree from Del Mar College and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Education from Corpus Christi State University. I went on to earn my Master’s degree in Educational Administration as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi. I worked for CCISD as a teacher, parent facilitator, and counselor. I spent 16 years as an elementary and middle school counselor. I enjoy volunteering my time in organizations that address issues relating to females and children. I have received awards for my service with the Girl Scouts and Y-Teens.

I specialize in working with children and adolescents as this is my background. However, I am confident in working with any client. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, brief solution focused therapy and play therapy as means of helping clients achieve their goals. I am also able to provide counseling service in Spanish.

I look forward to helping you deal with your life challenges.

Diana sees ages 10 & up and is available Wednesdays and Fridays in office and Thursdays on telehealth.

Kathleen Turner, M.S.W, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Independent Contractor

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I bring a unique skill set when working with people. I have experience as a Tele-Counseling therapist working with adolescents involved in the Juvenile Justice system.

I have over 25 years of experience in varying capacities at Child Protective Services. Therefore, I understand generational patterns of abuse and the effects trauma has on one’s life, whether in the past or present trauma.

In my extensive career working with families, I understand the mental health concerns that individuals struggle with and the outcomes when left untreated. In my counseling experience, I have been able to assist clients struggling with managing anger, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and more.

I believe in integrating complementary therapies when the time is right and will benefit my client. In addition to using other therapies, I am trained in Emotional Freedom Techniques/Tapping. I have found it to complement CBT as it works well as a calming technique for anxiety spectrum disorders and is also an effective technique for pain management.

I believe in taking a holistic approach to mental health. Come explore how Mindfulness, deep breathing techniques, and other practices can calm your mind and overall wellbeing.

When you are ready to take that first step and beyond, I will be here to offer a safe place to share and heal.

Kathleen sees ages 14 & up.  She is available Monday to Friday 9 to 5.

Cynthia Bonifer, M.S. LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Independent Contractor

I was raised in St. Louis, but have lived in Corpus Christi since 1982. I received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi in 2002, a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, also from TAMUCC, in 2011, and a Master of Science Degree in Special Education from TAMUCC in 2015. I have worked with clients during internships at the University Clinic and Early Childhood Education Center, as well as at Blunt Middle School in Aransas Pass, and most recently at Flour Bluff ISD High School.

I am retired from the Federal Government, where I served on the National Critical Incident Response Team, helping employees heal after a traumatic experience. I am also retired from teaching, most recently as a Special Education Teacher and Case Manager for FBISD students. I have experience adapting and teaching social and emotional skills to students with autism and learning disabilities. I also have experience helping students and families dealing with trauma.

My goal in our sessions is to provide you with a safe and caring environment, and assist you with your challenges and growth. I enjoy working with children and teens, students with special needs, as well as those of us who have reached retirement age. I offer an eclectic, holistic approach to suit the needs of my clients, and like to use Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative & Expressive Therapies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Play-Attention Therapies. I can assist clients with PTSD, ADHD, ADD, Autism, Learning & Physical Disabilities, Grief & Loss, Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management.

Cynthia sees clients ages 4 and up and is available Monday thru Friday, hours vary.

Ashley Martin, M.A. LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Independent Contractor

Aristotle is rumored to have said, “Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your calling”. I have felt called to provide individuals with a warm, genuine, and nurturing environment to best help them reach their goals and build a better understanding of themselves.

I have been practicing for over 7 years. I graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas with my Master’s in Family Psychology. I have experience in treating adults, adolescents, children, and families with various difficulties such as depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, grief and loss, ADHD, and high stress from major life changes. I have previously worked with youth in foster care, residential treatment care, juvenile probation, and have worked with families working toward completing services with DFPS. I am ready and eager to begin working with you to help begin the healing process.

I do the following types of therapy based upon client need: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused-CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Structural Family Therapy.

Ashley sees ages 4 & up.  She is available Monday to Friday, hours vary.

Krystal Koru Lynn, M.S., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

My homegrown roots are in Boerne, Texas though I have lived all over this state. After my B.S. in Psychology and B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, I taught for around 16 years to immerse myself in diverse cultures, family, and community systems. I was, and still am, an ongoing advocate for youth as well as families and individuals. I obtained my M.S. Counseling here, on the clinical mental health track, at TAMUCC where I received additional education and training outside of those required, including Healthcare Integration.

My goal, in the counseling field, is to facilitate mental well-being and holistic wellness, as well to assist clients in self-empowerment and personal growth (through individual or group services). Though I am known for bringing creativity into counseling and creating therapeutic alliances specific to client need, I specialize in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), CBT, Trauma-Focused Care, Play Therapy, as well as therapies focused on anxiety, depression, impulse control, anger control, addiction, pain disorders, child and adolescent management, and parenting skills. I have experience counseling persons from 3 years of age to those of respected seniority. It is my sincere hope to offer a comfortable, respectful, and personalized counseling experience to all clients where we can work together toward your personal goals. I definitely know that seeking counseling can be a most-difficult decision and it takes such courage to seek assistance. I can promise one thing: You are not alone!

Koru sees ages 4 & up and Koru is available Mon-Thurs, 9am to 6 pam.

William Allison, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate Supervised by Emelia Baker, PhD

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!

William sees ages 4 & up(Children, Adolescents, and Adults). He works Mon, Tues, and Thurs from 5-8pm and Fridays 9am to 5pm. He accepts self-pay at a discounted rate.

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