Our Staff

Counselors:

Shana Hisaw, M.S., LPC-S

As seen on a Sussex Directories Inc site

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 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.

Psychotherapy Services:

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

*Ages 4-12 on behavioral issues, ADHD, Depression and Anxiety. I used play therapy mixed with expressive therapies such as art. As a former foster parent, I also love working with foster families.  

*Ages 17 & up to treat Depression, Anxiety, 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.  

*Premarital and Marital counseling.  I utilize a program called Prepare Enrich.   This requires a weekly commitment.  

Life Coaching Programs: Life Coaching is a 3 times per month commitment.  Program length varies. *General Life Coaching *Goal Setting *Career Coaching *Balance and Self Care *Time Management *Self-Discovery

Shana sees ages 4-12 and 17 & up.   Shana is available 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.

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

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 Monday thru Friday, hours vary, with evening hours and one Saturdays a month.

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.

Marisol Garza, M.S. LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Independent Contractor

Marisol Garza received her Master’s degree in Counseling from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi in 2006. She obtained her Bachelor ‘s of Science from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi in 2000.  Marisol is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Certified School Counselor with eighteen years of experience in public schools.

Marisol has experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults with diverse backgrounds. She has spent time working with these individuals with issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and relational challenges.
Marisol uses an integrative therapeutic approach which includes, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered Therapy, Reality Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution Focused Therapy in addition to other approaches depending on the needs of the individual. She continues to seek educational opportunities to enhance her skills and knowledge base.

She has a deep passion for helping people through the emotional impact that significantly effects their life. She thrives to help her clients mend their heartaches from the past, build stronger relationships, and to start living a happier, healthier, and fulfilling life.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, family, cycling, reading books, and traveling.

Marisol sees ages 15 & up.  She is available Wednesday and Thursday evening and two Saturdays a month.

Krystal Koru Lynn, LPC-Intern

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern

Supervised by Shana Hisaw, LPC-S

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 accepts self pay only at a discounted rate. Koru is available Monday-Fri, hours vary.

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