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Counseling Associates

Cynthia R. Carter M.S., LPC, LMFT is pleased to offer therapeutic counseling services by Licensed Professional Counselor Interns and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associates at a reduced fee rate.  Our counselors and therapists are licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners and are directly supervised by Cynthia R. Carter M.S., LPC-S, LMFT-S. 

Are Licensed Professional Counselor Interns and Marriage and Family Therapy Associates experienced enough to service your problems?  Yes, absolutely!  That is why they were granted licenses to practice psychotherapy by the Texas State Board of Examiners.  Our business associates are NOT students- but rather professionals who are working towards independent licensure... and... who have already completed a minimum of 300 direct hours with clients prior to obtaining their current license.  

Our business affiliates are competent professionals who bring innovative approaches to working with children, adolescents and adults.  I have personally chosen to work with each of them due to the wisdom, compassion and unique experiences that they bring. 

Therapeutic counseling services are available to individuals, families and couples.  Please review each of their individual bios below for more information about their specialties.


 Evening & Weekend Appointments Available!

45-minute session fee = $60

45-minute session fee (cash only) = $45

*Sliding Scale/Reduced Fee available for those who qualify



Daria Dolan, M.Ed, LPC Intern

Daria Dolan is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received her M.Ed. in Professional Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. Daria has experience with a variety of clients from different backgrounds. She began her career working with children and adolescents on the Autism spectrum and is currently serving adults with dual-diagnosis and addiction. Her areas of expertise include Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. Daria practices using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and aims to guide and support personal growth. 

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Debbie Ware, MA, LPC Intern

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Kawanza Dukes, MA, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, LPC Intern

Kawanza D. Dukes is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Intern with thirteen years of practicing school psychology in the Texas and Florida public school systems.  Ms. Dukes’ counseling approach is coupled with her Licensed Specialist in School Psychology experience.  Ms. Dukes offers specific counseling approaches such as Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior therapy, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Cognitive therapy, and Family therapy for children, adolescent, and families. 

Through the use of formal and informal appraisal measures, her clients and families are offered cognitive, achievement, and/or social/emotional assessment and results to help identify the best counseling approach.  Ms. Dukes offers the choice of psycho-educational or mental health assessments for current functioning information.  She has experience diagnosing symptoms related to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders for (Other Health Impairment), Emotional Disturbances (i.e. Adjustment Disorder, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder, Generalize Anxiety Disorder), and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Specific Learning Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder).  These results can be used within the private setting for counseling services and transfer to the child’s direct school providers for optimal student success.  After working with special needs and 504 children for years, Ms. Dukes is extremely excited to offer your child individualized counseling services that will yield results at school and home.  Please schedule a consultation today.

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