About Us

Kathleen Morton, M.A. MFT, LPC-S, ATR, EMDR

Kathleen Morton is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, EMDR Certified clinician, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Registered Art Therapist who is skilled at creating a safe, nurturing environment to identify and develop areas for personal growth and healing. Kathleen is the owner of Mindful Growth and Trauma Recovery, PLLC and enjoys being of service to individuals, couples and families. She received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, CA and completed her thesis on building resilience in the wake of physical and emotional abuse. She is highly experienced in individual, group, and family counseling and has been a practicing mental health therapist since 2010. She is also a former foster parent with first-hand experience in parenting children with trauma histories and adoption issues and has trained in TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention), Play Therapy and DBT Therapy. As an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certified clinician, Kathleen specializes in addressing PTSD. EMDR is highly effective in both adults and children for the treatment of PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, self-harm and a myriad of other compulsive behaviors and phobias. She possesses an in-depth knowledge of substance abuse and recovery, utilizing both 12 Step and alternative recovery methods.  As a group therapist, she has experience working in residential treatment, in-patient hospitals, and out-patient settings with children and adults of all ages. Kathleen is an active member of both the Texas Counseling Association (TCA) and the South Texas Art Therapy Association (STATA). 

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Kevin Eby, M.A., LPC, EMDR

Kevin Eby is a Licensed Professional Counselor and received his masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University (Chicago, IL). Kevin employs a person-centered approach to counseling and believes that open-mindedness, empathy, trust and respect are essential in order to help individuals make progress toward growth and recovery. Kevin has an extensive counseling background including helping working professionals manage feelings of burnout, parent coaching, behavioral issues in children, grief/loss, trauma-informed counseling, depression and anxiety, LGBTQIA+ issues, self-esteem and self-worth, coping with mental illness, and crisis de-escalation. Throughout his career Kevin has provided individual and group counseling in settings such as college wellness centers, partial-care outpatient programs, after school and summer programming, and residential mental health.

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* Kevin is currently accepting new clients

Esme Valette

Esmé Valette, M.A., Ed.M., LPC-Associate, EMDR

Esmé Valette is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who values fostering warm, compassionate, and collaborative relationships with clients. She received her M.A. and Ed.M. in Mental Health Counseling from Columbia University, as well as an Advanced Certificate in Sexuality, Women, and Gender. Esmé tailors treatment interventions to each client’s unique needs and preferences, incorporating evidence-based practices such as CBT and EMDR. Esmé’s counseling experience includes working with adults struggling with a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, substance use, and recovery from sexual assault. Esmé also enjoys working with children and adolescents, having spent three years teaching elementary school and coaching middle school soccer.

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* Esme is currently accepting new clients

Debbie Daniel, M.S., LPC

Debbie Daniel is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified School Counselor. She received her Master’s Degree from Tarleton State University and has experience in mental health case management, residential treatment, correctional counseling, school counseling, and private practice. Debbie uses a client-centered, systems oriented, therapeutic approach to counseling that promotes self awareness and personal growth. Debbie works well with clients experiencing low self-esteem, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and life transition difficulties.  She provides a non-judgmental, compassionate, culturally sensitive climate enabling a client to develop coping skills and experience personal growth and awareness. Mutual respect, confidentiality, and acceptance are the basic tenets of Debbie’s approach to counseling. Debbie accepts private pay clients, and is in-network with BCBS. 

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* Debbie is currently accepting new clients

Amanda Duncan, M.S., LMSW, RYT, EMDR

Amanda Duncan is a holistic, integrative counselor who earned her Master's in Social Work from the University of Texas.  Amanda has 15 years of experience treating trauma, stress, and addiction, and has specialized certification in somatic, mind-body healing practices. Throughout her career, Amanda has worked with individuals moving through life transitions, and enjoys helping her clients to find a sense of renewed peace, deeper personal understanding, and improved relationships internally, as well as interpersonally. Amanda works with women, men, and adolescents, and is a compassionate, skillful, and knowledgeable clinician. Amanda accepts private pay clients, and is also in network with Cigna.

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* Amanda is currently accepting new clients

Anna Kelton, M.S.S.W., LCSW, EMDR

Anna Kelton is a culturally sensitive, warm, knowledgeable, Licensed Clinical Social Worker who guides her clients to discover their personal goals, while providing the expertise and support to achieve them. Anna received her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin; her experience includes working with clients who have experienced sexual trauma, physical trauma, PTSD, anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. Anna is fully trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and specializes in utilizing this and other trauma-informed methods to assist her clients in healing from unresolved stressful experiences.  She is also trained in DBT, play therapy and sandtray therapy and enjoys working with children, teens, couples, and families. Anna has additional training in Post-Partum Mood Disorders and also specializes in supporting new mothers through their post-partum journey.

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Catherine Hotard, M.S.S.W., LCSW, EMDR

Catherine Hotard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who counsels adults, parents and children. Catherine has a compassionate, calming presence and she enjoys helping clients build upon and fully realize their strengths, while ultimately embracing a greater sense of well-being. Catherine earned her Bachelor's degree from Centenary College of Louisiana in both Biology & Psychology.  After moving to Austin, she completed her Master's Degree from The University of Texas at Austin with a focus in clinical Social Work.  Catherine has extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma, and has professional experience in school counseling, working with families and individuals coping with grief and loss, and providing counseling for survivors of natural disasters. Catherine has a special emphasis on working with caregivers and those coping with loss, or adjusting to challenging transitions.

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Leah Elbaum, M.S., LPC

Leah Elbaum is a Licensed Professional Counselor who utilizes a person-centered approach that promotes empowerment, self awareness, and building on personal strengths. She received her Masters from Walden University in Minnesota, and loves working with adults, families and children. Leah has specialized experience in anxiety, trauma, PTSD, women's issues, relationship counseling, child and adolescent therapy, and multi-ethnic cultural sensitivity. She especially enjoys working with teens and kids, and provides play therapy as well as parenting support and guidance. Leah values caring holistically for her clients and helping them to embrace their worth as individuals. 

Direct email: [email protected]

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