Matt Barnhill, MA, CART
Matt Barnhill has worked as an adult, adolescent, family, and marriage therapist for 33 years.
He specializes in marriage and family struggles, drug and alcohol addiction, sexual addiction, men’s issues, depression, divorce mediation and other life struggles. Matt is a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART) experienced in facilitating anger management. In addition, Matt is routinely sought out by leaders in business, education, and faith-based communities to speak as a mental health expert and advocate.
Matt is currently the owner and director of Barnhill & Associates Counseling Center. Previously, Matt worked as an Associate Pastor and Pastor of Counseling at River Pointe Church, and a program director and therapist at Rapha Treatment Centers—focused on adult and adolescent psychiatric and chemical dependency issues. Prior to Rapha, Matt was an individual, marriage, and family therapist at Pasadena Christian Counseling Center.
Matt has a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science from The University of Houston Clear Lake and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Psychology from Hardin Simmons University. Matt has been married to his high school sweetheart, Julie, for 37 years. Together they have three daughters, three sons-in-law and ten amazing grand kids. Matt enjoys hunting, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his grand kids.
For more information, contact Matt at Matt.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Julie Barnhill, MA
Julie Barnhill joined Barnhill & Associates in 2014 after completing a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Liberty University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Abilene Christian University with a major in Elementary Education and a Specialization in Early Childhood. Julie has lead various groups such as divorce recovery, marriage retreats, and taught Bible classes in several churches. Julie sees children, adolescents, and adults (both single and married). She focuses on relationship issues, as well as, anxieties, depression, and adjustment concerns. Julie is passionate about marriage, family, and God’s best for each individual.
Julie taught Kindergarten for 14 years and spent most of her adult life dedicated to raising her children. She has been married to Matt for 37 yrs. They have 3 daughters, 3 son-in-laws and 10 beautiful GRAND children. Along with her husband, she has lived in Ft. Bend County since 1984. In her spare time Julie loves to travel, cook, decorate, entertain, and love on her friends and family.
For more information, contact Julie at Julie.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com
Ashley Buescher, MA, LPC, BCBA
Ashley earned her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from University of Houston-Clear Lake and my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She completed the professional coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Master’s level at Florida Institute of Technology in order to obtain a Board Certification in Behavior Analysis. Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.
Ashley is a member of local and national professional organizations, including Southeast Texas Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and Texas Association of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Ashley’s primary goal as a therapist is to help my clients reach their maximum potential by more effectively negotiating the circumstances that interfere with their lives. She hopes to broaden her clients' perspectives during their challenging moments to help them stay connected to their values and continue moving towards their goals. Ashley believes with therapy, that a healthy, fulfilled life can be achieved.
Ashley specializes in working with children and families that live with autism spectrum disorder and other behavior disorders, as well as adults and adolescents who experience anxiety, depression, relationship issues and family conflict. Ashley has have a passion for teaching evidence-based techniques using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help individuals cope with challenging situations more effectively.
Ashley offices out of the River Oaks, Katy, and Sugar Land Office.
To learn more about Ashley, email Ashley.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Tiffany Chen, MS, NCC, LPC
Tiffany is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling.
Tiffany’s clinical experience includes counseling adolescents (age 13 and up), adults, couples and families. She has expertise in the areas of relationship issues, reconciliation (with self and others), anxiety, depression and Women’s Issues. Tiffany provides individual counseling, couples therapy, family counseling as well as group counseling.
Tiffany believes therapy provides a therapeutic relationship where you can explore issues and work towards personal growth and healing in order to reach personal self goals. Her aim is to walk alongside her clients in order to guide and support them in making healthy decisions and remove obstacles and challenges that they are faced with in their daily life.
Tiffany believes that each individual is uniquely and wonderfully made. She practices from a background of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which can be tailored to meet each individuals many different needs in working towards healing. Tiffany also enjoy working from a Solution-focused, person centered and family systems method. In some cases, some approaches may be combined to create a successful experience for the client.
Tiffany’s experience in counseling comes from a background of working within Christian faith-based organizations. This enables her to offer her education and experience in integration of psychology and theology for those who desire Christian counseling. However, she sees clients from all backgrounds and respect the views of each individual client.
To learn more about Tiffany, email her at Tiffany.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Jim Burr, MS, NCC (National Certified Counselor),
CCMHC (Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor)
Jim Burr has more than 42 years’ experience as a therapist, career counselor and mental health center executive director.
For adults, Jim provides individual counseling, group counseling, relationship counseling, career coaching, stress management and crisis counseling. As a Parkinson's patient himself Jim has a special interest in working with people with that illness. Jim is available to see clients during the week and on Saturdays.
From 1976 to 1985 and from 1996 to 2010, he served as Executive Director of the North Central Iowa Mental Health Center (now Berryhill Center for Mental Health). From 1985 to 1996 he was a therapist on the staff of the North Central Iowa Mental Health Center and had various administrative responsibilities. From 2010 to 2012, Jim served as Clinical Director of the Berryhill Center for Mental Health.
Jim earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a B.S. in Psychology from Iowa State University. He completed all work for a Ph. D. except his dissertation. He is a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He was a charter member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselor’s Association; and served two terms as President.
On a personal note, Jim has lived in Houston since late 2012. His greatest passions include his Faith - First Colony Church of Christ, individual Bible study and group Bible study. He enjoys spending time with Anita, family and friends. He also very much enjoys playing golf.
Jim also offers offers phone sessions. For more information, email Jim at Jim.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
LoriAnn Nadeau-Colvin, MS, LMFT, MFCC
LoriAnn Nadeau-Colvin MS, MFCC, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. She has a Master of Science degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling (MFCC), from California State University, Northridge and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Health and Nutrition from the University of Maine.
LoriAnn has worked in the mental health field for 35 years and has worked with just about every common and uncommon mental health issue there is, from anxiety and depression to Dissociative Identity Disorder.
LoriAnn has specialized training in the area of Eating Disorders with Carolyn Costin MFCC, world renowned expert on the treatment of Eating Disorders, as well as being recovered from an eating disorder herself. LoriAnn has focused training in Child Play Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an evidence-based therapy used in the treatment of trauma. These tools are used in treating children, adolescents and adults who have experienced or witnessed sexual abuse, physical abuse and emotional abuse, various traumatic events including and not limited to childhood bullying, medical trauma and divorce. LoriAnn also has specific training working with children with Special Needs and their families. One of those children and families being her own. Her youngest son has Down Syndrome and has a high level of medical complexity with complicated medical trauma. Additionally, LoriAnn is knowledgeable and experienced in the areas of Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, neurologically based sensory integration and processing, mood dysregulation, parenting, divorce recovery and woman’s issues. She has experience performing QEEG brain mapping and facilitating specialized treatment protocols for retraining the brain.
“The Lord has led me through each stage of my life using those experiences good and bad to grow me, grow my relationship with Him, gain clinical skills and expertise to help His hurting children no matter what age or stage of life. The Lord has blessed me with a multitude of many unique experiences, some just plain miraculous, that have built one upon another to provide perspective, wisdom and insight with the awesome responsibility to steward His gifts wisely and mindfully in this fallen world.”
Lori Ann works with individuals from 3 years old to 103, as well as doing family therapy and couples therapy. In addition to weekday hours she is in the office every other Saturday. To contact LoriAnn email Loriann.email@example.com.
Scott Credeur, MA, CHC, CFN, CPT
Scott has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Scott has over 30 years experience as a Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, Certified Health Coach, and Certified Personal Trainer specializing in a holistic approach to self-care, involving healthy thinking, healthy relationships, and a healthy body.
Scott has worked with adults, adolescents, and couples with diverse issues including: marriage and family struggles, impending divorce, adultery, anger, anxiety, unforgiveness, stress, depression, parenting issues, body image issues, weight management difficulties, nutrition, health issues, and fitness struggles. Scott also specializes in accelerated marriage therapy sessions and clinics.
Scott loves spending time with his 9 year-old son, working out, playing guitar, bike riding, listening to music, and reading.
Scott sees clients at the Sugar Land location and Lake Jackson location. Additionally, Scott offers phone sessions. For more information, contact Scott at Scott.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a cognate in Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She is a certified Biblical Counselor and a Certified Mediator. Linda is trained in Prepare and Enrich and SYMBIS, both of which are pre-marital classes she offers at the center. Additionally, Linda offers classes on How to Handle Your Daily Anger, Marriage Counseling, and Mediation. Linda has taught Parenting and Co-Parenting Classes and Foster Parent Training Classes. Linda has worked for Texas Child Protective Services and The Bair Foundation, a Foster Home Child Placing Agency.
Linda’s approach to Biblical Counseling is inspired from Proverbs 3: 5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways, acknowledge him and he will make straight your path”. Linda’s passion is to help family members learn to show love, acceptance of the truth, and forgiveness toward each other and themselves. This process allows each individual in the family to grow to their own personal fulfillment that God has planned for them.
Linda enjoys spending time with her husband, their three daughters, son-in-laws, and three darling grandchildren.
Linda sees clients at the River Oaks, Sugar Land, Katy, and Richmond office.
For more information, contact Linda at Linda.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Christie Jacobus, M.Ed, LPC-S, MSN, RN-BC
Christie has licensure through the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (LPC-S) as well as a Registered Nurse Board Certified ( RN-BC) She completed her Masters of Education in Counseling and met the requirements for Counseling Supervision after working as a LPC for over a decade. In her role as a counseling supervisor she likes to assist LPC interns as they develop their skills and abilities and work to complete their requirements for state licensure. Christie also likes to work with individuals and couples and believes in a holistic approach to counseling. She strives to combine her formal education and experience in physical, mental and spiritual health to help people maximize their potential. Her Christian beliefs help her to understand the importance of acceptance, compassion and grace regardless of circumstances. Christie has a passion for working with individuals and couples to create, restore, or improve their relationships. She hopes to teach others methods to improve their health and integrate mind, body and spirit to experience life to the fullest.
Christie is blessed to be able to also teach marriage education classes with her husband, Jim. They are certified providers for premarital education through the state of Texas in the "Twogether in Texas "program. The premarital program, "Prepare to Last", meets the requirements for premarrriage education which entitles participants to a $60 reduction on the cost of their marriage license. The program also allows couples an opportunity to explore important topics and foundational beliefs before they are married. They are also certified in Prepare- Enrich and Active Choices. Together they have taught multiple marriage education courses and are very fortunate to facilitate retreats with Matt and Julie Barnhill.
In addition to her experience as a therapist, she has worked as a Registered Nurse for over 31 years and is Board Certified in Nursing Professional Development. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and has a Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Houston. Christie has worked in a variety of nursing positions and currently works as an Education Resource Specialist with the Memorial Hermann Health System. She also has worked as adjunct nursing faculty at Houston Baptist University.
For more information, contact Christie at ChristieJ.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Dan Pore, Pastoral Counselor and Certified Life Coach
Dan has over 35 years of experience working in behavioral science. He specializes in working with clients who are struggling with substance abuse and mood disorders including suicidal impulses, anxiety, depression, and grief. Dan’s expertise is in working with at risk youth, juvenile probation, intervention, and teens and families dealing with legal issues. Dan previously worked with Prison Fellowship Ministries InnerChange Program as a Program Counselor. Dan currently serves as a Caseworker and Counselor at Colorado County Youth and Family Services. Additionally, Dan is a certified family mediator. Dan is the Senior Pastor of Zoe Christian Freedom Church in Columbus, Texas.
In 2016, Dan joined the BACC team as the Columbus satellite office director. Dan is a Pastoral Counselor and received his Substance Abuse Certification from Drew University of Medicine and Science. Additionally, Dan is a certified Professional Life Coach.
Lauren Rushton, MA and LPC-I
Lauren works with anyone struggling with anxiety or past trauma. If you feel like you are stuck where you are because of your own emotions, or fear of the unknown, not able to do what you need to do because you feel like you are being held back, or simply want to have less anxiety and stress in your life, Lauren would likely be a good fit for you. Lauren also helps those who have survived past abuse and feel like they are alone or damaged move forward, and learn how to cope with the past and thrive in the present. If you have endured or witnessed a traumatic event and have not felt the same since and you want help in moving forward Lauren is likely a great fit for you.
Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in the state of Texas. She has been counseling since 2015. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Sam Houston State University, and her Master’s in Counseling from the Houston Graduate School of Theology. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including adult substance abuse centers, non-profit organizations, and an Alternative Peer Group for adolescents recovering from addiction. In her experience she has worked with adults, children, adolescents, and families. Her specialized trainings include: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Theraplay, and Family Systems.
Lauren grew up in Denton Texas with her parents, older brother and younger sister. She moved to Houston after college in 2013. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and son. She enjoys being outdoors playing with her dog Bandit, or enjoying the park. She loves to spend time playing games, trying different types of food, or simply sitting and talking with friends.
Lauren offices at the Sugar Land Office. To contact Lauren, email Lauren.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Renee Trimble, MS, LPC, LCDC
Throughout my 25-year career as a medical professional, there were times I traveled a parallel journey as a counseling client. Like anyone seeking a therapist, I learned first-hand how difficult it can be to find just the right combination of counseling attributes—that magical marriage of competence and concern that makes it easy to become truly vulnerable with our most personal life issues. Finding that safe place to share my most intimate concerns did not come easily.
When I answered the heartfelt call to become a therapist, I was in a unique position to provide exactly the kind of counseling I had so long searched for - counseling that provides complete acceptance and respect for the client and their journey. A non-judgmental safe place for exploration and healing.
I returned to school as an adult after winning an academic scholarship from Utah State University. Graduating summa cum laude with a BS in Psychology, earning a Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling with High Honors and my extensive field experience gives me the expertise to meet a wide variety of your mental health needs.
I am well versed in the latest counseling sciences, such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Certified in Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy. As a member of the National Registry of Marriage Friendly Therapists and personally committed to the institution of marriage, I help clients that are motivated to work on their relationship.
Renee sees clients at the River Oaks Office Monday - Friday.
To learn more about Renee, email Renee.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Heather Woods, LMSW
Heather is a licensed counselor with a Masters of Social Work degree earned from the University of Houston in 1994. Previously in 1989, Heather graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Science degree, with a concentration on communications.
It was during college that Heather first experienced the counseling profession as a client. At that time, she struggled with an eating disorder and anxiety. Thanks to great counseling by skilled and compassionate professionals, she fully recovered. Through her own experience, Heather developed a passion for sharing her experience and insights with others. She has been counseling for over 18 years and is able to meet clients where they are in their journey because she is equipped with a unique understanding of both sides of the counseling relationship and process.
Heather’s practice and passion have always been focused on working with children, adolescents, and women. Since 1996, Heather has counseled adolescents in the Harris County Juvenile Probation System, where she has worked with hundreds of troubled teens. During this time, she also continued working with women, including facilitating groups for Gari Meachum, renowned author of the book Truly Fed.
Heather is experienced and comfortable counseling on an individual basis, in a family setting, and in conducting groups. She is well-versed in a broad range of care including physical/sexual/emotional abuse, addictions, self-mutilation, anger management, depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), post-partum, self esteem issues, unresolved trauma, grief, life skills coaching, and many others. Given her personal history, Heather has a special interest in helping people of all ages to identify, to work through, and to develop healthy coping skills for life’s struggles and the feelings that accompany them.
For over twenty years, Heather has been married to the love of her life, Scott Woods. Together we have the privilege of raising four children, now ranging from elementary to college ages.
For more information, contact Heather at Heather.BarnhillCounseling@gmail.com.
Brekk Bailey, MS
Brekk Bailey is a psychotherapist with a background working in a variety of therapeutic settings and with a wide range of clientele. Having earned a MS in clinical and counseling psychology from Capella University, Brekk has worked in the Jester IV psychiatric unit in Richmond, Texas both in diagnosis and evaluation, as well as with various group therapy programs. He has experience counseling individuals, couples, adolescents, working with groups, and is also a certified school counselor with over ten years of experience as an educator, presently teaching science and coaching football for Reading Junior High School in Lamar Consolidated ISD.
The theoretical foundation for Brekk’s straightforward and solution-focused approach to therapy draws from the theories of cognitive behavioral therapy and client centered therapy, working to tailor the mode of therapy and techniques employed to meet the unique needs of each client and family.
Through strengthening ourselves, we strengthen our families and our communities, therefore every individual is inexplicably important, including you.
For more information, email Brekk at firstname.lastname@example.org.