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Elizabeth K. Oldham, MA, LPC-S, CCTP, CIMHP
Owner, founder, and COO of Transform & Renew, PLLC.
She specializes in codependency, women's issues, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar, Christian counseling and life coaching.
Elizabeth obtained her degree from Liberty University and has been in private practice for over a decade. She is passionate to help people connect their faith to their healing and work through the challenges that many women face.
Elizabeth has also authored 2 books on codependency that are available on Amazon.
Dr. Aimee Rhodes, Ed.D., MS, LPC-S, CCFT, CCTP
Owner, founder, and CTO of Transform & Renew, PLLC
Aimee Holds a Doctoral Degree in global training and development.
Aimee specializes in childhood and relationship trauma, depression, bipolar disorder, grief, and anxiety. She has first hand experience working with those with chronic illness, autoimmune disorders, and knowns the unique challenges first hand. Aimee received her degree from UMASS Boston and has worked in a variety of arenas from community health, nursing facilities, private practice and foster care.
Additionally, Aimee is a Trauma Informed Care Trainer and takes the opportunity to support organizations, businesses and non-profits to implement trauma informed care in their workplace.
Aimee is coauthor of Code Grape Culture which can be found on Amazon.
Erika Martinez, LPC Associate
Erika graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor's degree in Communications. After six years as a high school teacher she decided to pursue a degree counseling and attended Sul Ross State University. Her work focuses on providing the tools essential for people to walk in purpose and fulfillment by creating a genuine connection with clients. Erika specializes in youth counseling, relationships, trauma, depression, grief and anxiety. Her approaches are person-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy with a spiritual emphasis if desired by the client.
*Erika see's clients by virtual appointment only.
Erika is Supervised by Elizabeth Oldham, LPC-S
Kendra Smith, NCC, LPC Associate
Kendra earned her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from UTSA and is a San Antonio native. She believes that all people go through seasons of life that are particularly difficult to navigate on their own. Whether it's common life stressors, depression, grief, anxiety, trauma, or any other challenge, she wants to help you manage and cope. She uses quite a few grounding techniques and focuses on teaching you skills to use through life to improve your mental wellness and prioritizes effective communication between couples and families. Kendra takes a truly collaborative approach and hopes that you will feel empowered to have a voice in your care.
Making a counseling appointment can be a really daunting decision and anxiety provoking; she strives to be personable and help all clients feel at ease when they're in her office. A session with Kendra will likely look conversational while you get comfortable with each other. She places a lot of emphasis on things that are important to you and incorporates it in your time together. She offers faith-based counseling upon request. Kendra views her office as a place for all and is confident that the two of you can work towards achieving the goals that you have for yourself.
Kendra sees children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Her approaches include Client-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and mindfulness.
Kendra is supervised by Elizabeth Oldham LPC-S and Aimee Rhodes, LPC-S
Staci Makela-Kerr, LPC Associate
Staci is a recent Chi Sigma Iota graduate with her master's degree in mental health counseling specializing in crisis and trauma. With her focus on person centered existential and cognitive therapies, she enjoys working with individual adults, couples, and families. she spent years helping families transition at end of life care and helping make a difference when it matters the most to those in times of need.
Everyone's life is a journey, sometimes there are bumps, hills, or roadblocks but the journey itself is only half the challenge. It is our actions and reactions that create the other half of the challenge.
Staci is Supervised by Elizabeth Oldham, LPC-S
Kadean Ortiz, LPC Associate
Kadean works with individuals who struggle with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorders, mood disorders, adjustment concerns, and depression. She approaches counseling based on the client’s perspective rather than her own. She strongly believes in the power of resiliency and the ability to heal.
She has personal insight on being a mother of an autistic child, and the demands placed on a family. She is compassionate and caring for clients and families. Her personal experiences have served as the driving force for working in mental health field.
Kadean has a masters in Clinical Mental health counseling from Walden University and bachelors from Incarnate Word. She is a veteran and served in US Navy as a Chaplain allowing her to work a diverse group of individuals. Kadean has prior experience working with those who were terminally Ill and and those going through CPS issues aiding parents in becoming better equipped to reunite to their children.
“No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” ―Ryder Carroll.
Kadean is supervised by Aimee Rhodes, LPC-S
Christine Barnes, MS, LPC Associate, EMDRPT-II
Christine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Sociology, and Religion from Vanguard University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. She is trauma informed and mainly utilizes a person-centered approach believing that her relationship with each client is key to great care. Her specialties include depression, anxiety, trauma, pregnancy, new moms, life transitions, relationships, self-esteem, career counseling, and faith-based counseling. She understands life can be hard and her goal is to help people overcome issues and become the best versions of themselves. **EMDR certified! Christine is now able to see clients for EMDR sessions.
As a mom of multiple children, she understands the difficulties of juggling self-care and meeting everyone else’s needs. Parenting can be overwhelming and often just overstimulating. She would love to walk with you to get through the hard places and find joy in everyday life with your family.
**Christine sees clients by virtual appointment only.
Christine is Supervised by Aimee Rhodes, LPC-S
Stacie Diaz, Student Counselor
Stacie is a graduate student at Our Lady of the Lake University specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her undergraduate studies are in Nutrition because of her desire to help others learn how to incorporate healthy eating habits. After 10 years of working with children and their families as a nutritionist, she recognized that her passion is to help all individuals needing to go beyond a nutritional aspect. She enjoyed working with children, adolescents, and families by providing the resources they needed. Stacie understands how certain daily struggles in life can be stressful and she wants to assure clients that they are not alone. She believes that showing kindness and empathy will allow clients to share their story. Her focus will be to provide support and guidance to children, adolescents, and adults that may struggle with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Her main approach will be utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.
Stacie is supervised by Elizabeth Oldham, LPC-S