Counselor101 exists to encourage, educate, and empower helpers to have the maximum impact on clients and communities. Our nation is currently experiencing a shortage of mental health helpers. We understand many factors drive this shortage, but we also believe therapists often struggle with compassion fatigue, imposter syndrome, and feelings of isolation. Our work is just too important to not have the care, connection, and community we need to empower us to excel at the very important work of helping.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE. YOU ARE CAPABLE. YOU MATTER!
The need is great, Counselor101 will help you be ready and confident to meet the needs of your clients and communities! We will help YOU as you help THEM!
Heather has 17 years of experience as an educator. She is a certified teacher and school counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has worked as a teacher, school counselor, Lead Counselor and administrator, and 504 coordinator.
Cheryl has 30+ years experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also Licensed by the State of Texas as an LPC Supervisor. She has worked in a multitude of mental health settings and schools. She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge with others as a way to give back to the Profession. She also has combined her clinical skills with her love for Horses by offering Equine Therapy.
Paola is a trauma therapist with years of experience working with children, adults, and families from diverse backgrounds. She works with little clients as young as 2 years old, parents, adults of any age, and families. Paola is a first-generation Mexican American, and has a deep understanding of cultural identity. Her passion to help others began as a young girl and I believe it is God’s calling on my life.
Anna has 11 years of experience in education as a teacher and a school counselor, working with children, adolescents, and adults.has a passion for helping others on their healing journey. As a psychotherapist, she has treated individuals, couples, groups on grief, anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns.
Joy brings to the Counselor 101 community a unique blend of clinical, managerial, and personal life experience that is as varied as her 30+ years of professional experience. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Board-Approved Supervisor in Texas, Joy is here to come alongside to encourage, challenge, and equip you to be all that God has created you to be! Welcome to our community!
Ana Valenzuela has 11 years of experience as a Behavioral Health Clinician. She is an experienced team leader, program developer, and community mental health advocate. Ana strives to help other mental health professionals grow to become and feel confident in being experts in the provision of mental health services.
Frances Germany, LPC is a former certified instructor working in private and public education. She is currently Director of Services for the Sugar Land office where she leads the team of clinicians for a local school district. She and her late husband founded and operated a Christian Academy and Child Care Center for over 17 years. She has worked for non-profits and PHP’s (Partial Hospitalization Programs) working with co-occurring disorders before joining the Clearhope Team.
With more than 20 years of experience in education, Dr. McGough has experience as a classroom teacher and school counselor at the secondary level (grades 5-12). In addition, she has five years of experience teaching Masters-level counseling coursework.
Dr. McGough is a certified school teacher, certified school counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in the mental health field since 2009 in various settings including residential treatment facilities, Child Protective Services, domestic violence shelters, community mental health agencies, and the criminal justice system, working with men, women, children, teens, couples, and families with a variety of issues including intimate partner violence, child abuse, behavioral concerns, developmental disabilities, legal issues, grief, crisis, and substance abuse.