meet our team

welcome and Congratulations on taking the first step toward a renewed you


Zakiya Bircher, LPC

Availability: Virtual Only

Offers Evening/Weekend Appointments

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Master of Counseling, Prairie View A&M University
  • LPC #82771



Everyone faces challenges in life, and when we do, we all require a support system to help us get through them. Even though we already have the answers to our problems, we sometimes need a sympathetic ear to help us get beyond a difficult situation.


 I am an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated to helpin​g adolescents and adults cope with anxiety, depression, grief/loss and trauma.


I strive to provide a welcoming environment where clients may speak openly about their experiences in their own time and feel safe doing so. For me, it is important to provide a welcoming environment where clients may speak openly about their experiences in their own time and feel safe doing so.

SPECIALITY

  • Adolescents
  • Anger/Emotion Regulation
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • General Mental Health Concerns
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Youth/Teen/ Adolescents

MODALITY

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Client Centered
  • DBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy
  • Strengths Based 

           Jewell Carimere,              Pre-Licensed Professional

Availability: In-Person & Virtual

Offers Weekend and Evening Appointments

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Master of Art in Counseling, Lamar University

 I am Jewell Casimere, a pre-licensed professional on my way to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). 


As your therapist, my goal is to establish a welcoming environment that is free from bias and catered to your needs.


My philosophy is "helping others improve their lives one day at a time." My therapeutic approach is built on cognitive behavioral strategies, which enable you, the client, to identify and alter underlying ideas, convictions, and behaviors that have negatively impacted your life.

SPECIALITY

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress
  • Youth/Teen/  Adolescents

MODALITY

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Client Centered
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy
  • Strengths Based 

Danielle Dempster, LMSW

Availability: In-Person & Virtual

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Master of Social Work, Capella University
  • LMSW #107569

  • Supervised by Myrei C. Edwards, LCSW-S #32093

I am Danielle Dempster, a LMSW with 26 years experience working with individuals, children and families struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues.

I think there is hope and healing for everyone. Everyone encounters difficulties in life, and when we do, we all need someone to listen to us out and guide us through them. Though we already know the solutions to our issues, a kind and sympathetic presence can assist us in breaking through our current impasse.


I'm prepared to work with you to develop your strengths, set objectives together, achieve personal growth, and come up with plans that will help you lead the greatest possible life.

SPECIALITY

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Stress
  • Youth/Teen/ Adolescents

MODALITY

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Client Centered
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy
  • Strengths Based 

Shannon Eells, MA, LPC, NCC

Availability: In-Person & Virtual

Offers Weekend Appointments

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Master of Social Work, Capella University
  • LPC #58685

  • Peachtree Dual Diagnosis Specialist

It is my greatest calling in life to be able to assist others who are struggling with difficulty or have experienced emotionally painful events . Some individuals may have feelings of being overwhelmed and could benefit from assistance with processing and finding alternative coping skills. This is where my experience goes to work for you!


My aim is to give the best care possible in a compassionate, individualistic, and nonjudgmental way. My areas of expertise include Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Change of Life Issues, Self-Esteem, Relationships, and Substance Abuse. I love what I do, and I place a high value on my clients' capacity for emotional development and forward movement toward their goals and aspirations. My clients have told me that they find it simple to trust me and to open up to me.

SPECIALITY

  • Alcohol/Substance Use 
  • Chronic Relapse, 

  • Coping Skills 

  • Depression/Sadness

  • Domestic Violence

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Family Conflict
  • Geriatric 
  • Grief & Loss
  • Sexual Abuse, Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD

MODALITY

  • Adlerian 
  • Client Centered 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy

Takaisia Espree, LMSW

Availability: Virtual Only

Offers Evening/Weekend Appointments

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Master of Social Work, University of Texas-Arlington
  • LMSW # 108510 


Everyone deserves a chance to share their perspective and to be treated with respect and dignity while doing so. My passion is to provide a secure environment where people may share their experiences and begin the healing process. In order to improve their relationships, navigate the future, and fully recover as a person, I help my clients find a new perspective on their story or situation.


Old and new wounds can be healed, and strategies for overcoming difficulties in the present and the future can be learned with the help of therapy to gain insight into past suffering and trauma. I firmly think that people have the intrinsic insight and bravery to uncover their best futures, with compassion for both themselves and others, through therapy with me. 









SPECIALITY

  • Adolescents
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Adjustment/Life Changes
  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Emotion/Mood Regulation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parent-Child Conflict
  • Self-Harm/Suicide
  • Sexual/Physical Abuse
  • Trauma/Crisis

MODALITY

  • Client-Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy
  • Strengths Based 

Tasia Hill, LPC

Availability: Virtual Only

Offers Evening/Weekend Appointments

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Master of Science, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • LPC # 82953 


  Life is not always simple. Even the people who are the strongest among us occasionally need a little assistance to solve some of life's most difficult situations. Everyone must face challenges and overcome obstacles from time to time. There is hope for a better tomorrow, regardless of whether you battle anxiety, sadness, low self-esteem, or any other ailment. You might be hesitant to ask for assistance and support for personal issues at first, but once you do, you'll be glad you did since it's the first brave step toward becoming a better version of yourself. 


Through years of expertise and a focus on helping individuals, couples, and families, my work has taught me that no issue is insurmountable. There is always a method to talk about the problems you are having and discover coping mechanisms that will benefit you both now and in the future through counseling.





SPECIALITY

  • ADHD
  • Adjustment/Life Changes
  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Couples/Relationship
  • Depression/Sadness
  • Grief & Loss
  • Mood Disorder
  • Stress

MODALITY

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Client Centered
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy
  • Strengths Based 

Ambreen Rahaman

Therapist Intern

Availability: In-Person & Virtual

Offers Evening/Weekend Appointments

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Masters in Counseling University of St. Thomas

     


I am Ambreen Rahman, a pre-licensed professional, on my way to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am a former teacher with a master's in Counseling from the University of St Thomas. I am a member of the Texas Counseling Association and have over 12 years of experience working with children and adolescents.


My philosophy is that everyone's journey is different and I can be here through any step of the way. I believe in working with people in order to help them live a meaningful life and overcome any struggles along the way. 

     






SPECIALITY

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Stress
  • Youth/Teen/ Adolescents

MODALITY

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Client Centered
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy 

Danielle Young, MA, LPC, NCC, LCDC-Intern

Owner & Clinical Director

Availability: In-Person & Office

Offers Evening & Weekend Appointments

EDUCATION/LICENSURE

  • Bachelor of Art Social Work, Texas Southern University

  • Master of Art in Counseling, Prairie View A&M University

  • Doctorate of Psychology, 2024 California Southern University

  • Licensed Professional Counselor #75836

  • Licensed Chemical Dependence Counselor Intern


 I am Danielle Young, a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been an active change agent in Fort Bend County for the past 10 years. I pride myself in service and strengthening individuals and families. I draw on my own experiences of joy and suffering to connect with my clients in an authentic way. It is my passion to assist others in succeeding.


 I understand it is a big step to seek therapy services, and I commend you for being here. I want each session to end with something to think about, challenge you, and cause you to feel prepared for the changes you're seeking. Whether that's through homework I provide (I love to give homework), or just a question you need to consider.





SPECIALITY

  • Adjustment Disorder & Life Changes 
  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Coping Skills 

  • Couples/Relationship Issues

  • Depression

  • Domestic Violence

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Self-Esteem/Personal Growth
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Trauma/PTSD

MODALITY

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Client Centered 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • DBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused-Brief Therapy