Counseling Associates

Cynthia R. Carter M.S., LPC, LMFT is pleased to offer therapeutic counseling services by Licensed Professional Counselor Associates 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 Associates 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

Samuel D. Hobbs, MS, LPC Associate

It's time. Time for you to be heard. Time for you to make a connection with a therapist that sincerely cares about you and your well-being. Time for you to take a new path in life. Let me be your guide to a new way of thinking, a better way of communicating, and a new way of making decisions that will benefit you and your family. Relationships can be mended and strengthened. Children of all ages can make better decisions. You are now one step away from change...

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Ashley Nelson, MA, LPC Associate

Ashley Nelson is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She has experience with adolescents to middle age adults and specializes in helping individuals overcome past and current relationships issues, depression, anxiety, fear, low self-esteem, anger, behavioral issues, adjustment to new phases in life, and substance abuse. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is her identified theoretical approach; however, services are tailored to complement each individual.


Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (TX License#: 14108)

Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern (TX License#: 82415)

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Ithaca McCollin, MA, LPC Associate

Ithaca is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families from diverse populations. Her clinical interests include anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, relationship issues, and life transitions. Ithaca deeply values the relationship between therapist and client and believes that therapy is collaborative process. She meets each client where they are with a judgement-free and authentic approach, allowing clients to recognize and build upon their strengths and develop alternate solutions to life’s difficulties.

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Kalena Terry, MA, LMFT Associate

Do you feel alone? Misunderstood? Are you experiencing family difficulties? Are you searching for peace and healing to your inner turmoil? Are you suffering from depression or self-esteem issues? If this sounds like you, I would like to support you in your journey of self-discovery and harmony. Take the first step in your road to peace today. My mission is to support clients as they embark on a brave journey to overcome their challenges. I have created a space of privacy, confidentiality, and comfortability where clients can feel free and safe to become their most vulnerable. We will work collaboratively to confront your challenges. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist Associate. I conduct therapy through a systemic lens to understand the individual in relation to others rather than in isolation. My interests include women’s issues, increasing self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, family conflict, and exploring family of origin issues and breaking generational patterns.

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Veronica Garza, MA, LPC Associate


Veronica A. Garza is licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Sam Houston State University (SHSU), where she also received her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While at SHSU she also received her Play Therapy certification. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and has experience working with children and adolescents, individuals, and groups.

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