Brenda Slavinski Lopez, MA, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor

In my approach, professional therapeutic services are combined with Christian values. I believe it is important for a person coming into counseling feel accepted and understood as they seek support, comfort and healing. When working with children, I use play as a means to help them overcome areas that may be causing anxiety, depression or other emotional disturbances. I also work with their families to address behavioral concerns both at home and school.

I received my bachelor's degree in psychology from Texas A&M University and my master's of arts in psychology from Houston Baptist University. I have experience working with children and adults struggling with many issues such as physical, emotional, sexual abuse as well as those who have experienced domestic violence.

I provide both individual and group supervision for LPC interns. Individual rates are @ $85/hour and group rates are $60/hour. If you are interested in supervision, you may email me at the link below or call the office number and leave a message so that we may set up a meeting to discuss it further.


Cynthia Tedder, M.Ed., LPC, RPT

Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist

My approach to counseling is person-centered and is also based on the belief that people have, within themselves, the capacity to change. I have experience in working with those that have experienced abuse and trauma. However, I also work with children, individuals and families struggling with a variety of issues. When working with children, I use play during therapy to address even the most difficult circumstances.

I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor's in Psychology, minoring in Human Development and Family Studies. I went on to complete my Master's in Education at the University of Houston Victoria under the Counseling program.

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Sparkle Reed, LPC

 Licensed Professional Counselor

I earned my master’s degree in mental health counseling from Walden University after completing my undergraduate degrees at Baylor University in Anthropology and Sociology. I am currently working on my doctorate degree in Counselor Education and Supervision specializing in Trauma and Crisis counseling. I have experience working with individuals, couples, family, and group psychotherapy sessions. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. I am also experienced in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, sexual and physical abuse, emotional disturbances, self-esteem and self-worth issues, postpartum depression and new motherhood transitions, probation and parole support, work and academic burnout, professional compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and chemical dependency and addictions. I have worked in a variety of mental health care settings including inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, juvenile justice division, residential treatment centers for human trafficking, and community healthcare clinics. I have training in several treatment modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, person centered therapy, play therapy, and motivational interviewing to provide clients with a personalized and positive experience through their mental health journey.

Kay Gardner, LPC-Intern supervised by Brenda Lopez, LPC-S

 Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern

I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Bible from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and received my Masters in Professional Counseling through Liberty University.  I have been a pastor’s wife for over thirty-five years.  I am currently working under the direct supervision of Brenda Lopez, LPC-Supervisor.

I believe that strong faith in the healing power of God and His unconditional love is the greatest resource in counseling. My counseling philosophy: “God has a plan for your life".  My goal is to assist you in being all that He has created you to be so that you can experience His love, joy, peace and all the blessings He has for you.  The life of a Christian is not without its trials and pain, but God’s purpose in allowing difficult times is to bring good.  I am here to use the tools gained in education and training to empower you to find the treasure in the trial.

I have worked with adolescents, young adults, and older adults dealing with anxiety, depression, anger management, grief and loss, as well as marital and parenting challenges. I use a variety of counseling theories including Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Theory which focuses on finding meaning in suffering, and Solution Focused Theory (SFT) which concentrates on solutions.  I employ other counseling theories as well when appropriate.  I desire to use every tool God has provided to assist you in your journey.  All truth is God’s truth and enables us to live in a new dimension of freedom (John 8:32).”

Jessica Morgan, LPC-Intern supervised by Brenda Lopez, LPC-S

 Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern

Given our unique challenges, I feel it is important to join with each person by understanding their story, embracing their sense of self, and collaborating to achieve personal goals. My experience working in private practice and community agency settings encouraged holistic treatment to achieve the best care. I have worked with adults, adolescents, and children dealing with the stressors of life: anxiety, depression, coping skills, and self-esteem. In addition, I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults impacted by family violence and/or sexual violence. Through these experiences, I have found that individuals are resilient. This resiliency is seen by being empowered to work through our struggles and overcome our challenges using our specific strengths. To these strengths, I add the therapeutic tools, such as cognitive behavioral and solution-focused skills, to guide you in the journey.

When working with children and teens, I am passionate about providing developmentally appropriate therapeutic skills like play interventions and art interventions to connect on their level. Alongside these skills, I feel it is important to work with the caregivers and the family to provide support, foster connections, and develop healthy boundaries to achieve holistic healing. My goal for every client is to facilitate an atmosphere of complete acceptance in order to achieve a place in which we can strengthen our sense of self as well as our purpose.  I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Criminology from Florida State University and my Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Houston-Victoria.