My name is Susan Rhodes and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been practicing in the mental health field for 20 years in a variety of settings. I offer kindness, an open mind, and creative and practical approaches to tackling life's mysteries and stressors.
My career journey has been amazing, interesting, confusing, challenging, empowering, conflicting and yes, spiritual too! I have worked with several populations, addressing a wide variety of concerns such as addiction, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, marital stress, infertility stress, stress management, anger, trauma, and grief.
I view the words confusing, conflicting and challenging as positive parts of my career: This is where I grow and become spiritually enlightened, both professionally and personally, in these difficulties spaces. I do more than "talk the talk," but I "walk the walk," as I continue to work my own 12 step recovery program.
When I am not engaging in therapy, I enjoy time at home with my husband and two children and two pets. I feel much gratitude to engage in the work I do and enjoy the family around me. It would be my honor to join you on your life journey!
I’m Linda, first and foremost an individual very similar to you, one who has experienced real life and needed clinical support to manage changes and hurdles in my life. My history as the client is varied, having overcome divorce, abuse, codependency, debilitating stress, raising a family of 6 children, and ultimately finding my authentic self to be an individual who lives to pay it forward. I have 2 degrees; a BS in Psychology, and MS in Counseling Mental Health; 3 licenses/certificates; Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, LCDC, and National Counselor Certification, NCC. I work with components of a number of evidence-based therapies to create a proactive, positive, and life-giving therapy for my clients: solution focused therapy, reality therapy, holistic approach, CBT, REBT, and the 12 Step programs. My 5 years clinical experience includes varied populations; college students, veterans and their families, crisis intervention, addiction (inpatient/outpatient), homeless and marginalized individuals, and probation/parole populations.
Fulfillment is often a hope, though rarely the goal. I want to be the safe place and the objective sounding board to validate your experience and support the journey to find your authentic self. Too often life becomes a manifestation of duty, family expectations, and societal influences, rather than the expression of inherent truth and authenticity. You will have a safe place with me to explore core values to rediscover or reinvent your genuine self. I will support your goals with respect for where you are and where you want to be. With respect to the readiness you bring to session, my method is client driven with active goal setting, small tasks to put you to work outside of session with focus and accountability to make the best of our times in session. I look forward to working with you, this could be the start of positive change and sustainable outcomes.
My name is Amanda Ibanez and I am a licensed clinical social worker with over ten years of experience. This includes various populations; those in and aging out of foster care, crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric care, oncology care, and women’s health. I am also a part-time lecturer at Baylor University.
My educational background includes a BSW from the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, and an MSSW from the University of Texas at Arlington.
I have experience utilizing various treatment modalities, and recognize that each person requires an individualized approach to care. I utilize a holistic and non-judgmental approach with each patient I interact with. I value patient centered goals, and will always provide a safe space for patients to navigate life’s challenges. Whether you have utilized therapy in the past, or you are new to the process, I would be honored to walk alongside you in this journey.