Adolescent & Child Counseling
We're Here to Support You and Your Family
Seasons of brokenness can steal our hope and cause us to be consumed by fear and uncertainty. Without hope we can feel tossed around, exposed to the uncertainties of life. When you find yourself in this place, HAC is here for you. Together, we will work to bring your innate strengths to the surface and to initiate a new, purposeful season of healing and hope.
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Hope Awakened Counseling helps people of all ages and stages navigate life’s challenges.
We work with kids, teens, young adults/college students, adults, and couples to find hope and healing as they face life's changes and challenges. We believe with the right tools and insights, people can grow through their struggles to live the lives they were meant to lead.
In-person and virtual counseling services for issues related to:
-Grief and Loss
-Depression, Anxiety, and related Mood Disorders
-Marital and Pre-Marital Counseling
-Trauma and PTSD Recovery
-Changing Family Dynamics
-Stress and Anger Management
-Addiction and Substance Abuse
-Parent/Child Relationship Issues
-Dyslexia and Dysgraphia
-Psychological and Personality Testing
In-School Behavioral Health Therapy Services with Contracted School Districts
Employee Assistance Programs with Contracted Employers
We address the health of the whole person
That’s why our approach isn’t one-size-fits-all. Our team includes counselors with a wide range of licensure, educational backgrounds, and specialties. That means you have access to individual counseling, as well as testing and assessments, all within one organization. We explore what’s going on mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, honoring all faiths and the role faith plays in people’s lives.
The professionals at Hope Awakened Counseling know that each client is a unique individual with hopes and dreams, challenges, and obstacles in their lives. People are not diagnoses. They are not symptoms. They are not psychological, relational, or emotional challenges. Because each person is unique, each client will receive unique, individual treatment.
The therapeutic relationship between a provider and an individual is one of the most important features of effective treatment. Our providers view therapy as an individualized and collaborative process. We value a supportive, empathic approach that allows individuals to partner with us in creating and implementing a successful treatment plan. We are equipped to treat a variety of concerns from general issues (e.g., anxiety, depression, trauma, grief) to those related to specific events or life stages (e.g., adolescents, life adjustment, perinatal issues, infertility, marriage, identity development, career changes, aging).
The techniques we use are evidence-based and include multiple approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Restoration Therapy, and more. We tailor treatment to incorporate each individual’s needs and goals. Our providers value and respect diversity in our practice. We also offer services to parents and family members of individuals with psychological or behavioral concerns.
Many couples find therapy to be helpful at different times in their relationship. There are a multitude of reasons why couples seek therapy to improve the quality and commitment in their relationship. Some individuals feel relationship change happens before or after a major event or role shift (e.g., preparing for marriage or parenthood, moving, change in employment status) and some may need additional support during a difficult time (e.g., parenting challenges, infidelity, divorce, loss, trauma, or illness). Couples can also use therapy as a place to gain increased understanding of themselves and of each other.
Couples who visit our practice will be welcomed with an unbiased and non-judgmental therapist. Our providers always work collaboratively with each partner to increase comfort, identify goals for treatment, and facilitate conversation in the therapeutic setting. Discretion and confidentiality are also key features of the therapeutic alliance.
Child and Adolescent Services
Our providers recognize the importance of child and adolescent care that prioritizes the social, emotional, developmental, and family needs of a child. That is why child and adolescent services are provided by clinicians with extensive training and expertise in child development, parenting and family dynamic issues, as well as treatment of the individual child.
Providers enjoy finding creative ways to tailor evidence-based treatments to your child’s interests to foster engagement and enhance outcomes. Parents are involved in interventions as appropriate and necessary. The frequency and nature of parent involvement will be discussed at the beginning of the therapy treatment so that all parties are on board.
Our providers offer parenting skills training and coaching in a relaxed and supportive environment. Parenting training may help address specific emotional and behavioral concerns, improve the parent-child relationship, and facilitate coping with family dynamic changes. Our philosophy on parenting education and training incorporates evidence-based parenting strategies, attachment literature, the latest neurocognitive child development research, and basic communication, and motivational techniques to improve communication, connection, and emotional regulation within the family unit.
The highly-experienced staff at Hope Awakened Counseling is always here to help you and your family get back to where you belong.
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)
Anna Needham, MA, LPC-S specializes in the treatment of trauma as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained counselor. She offers in-person and virtual sessions to adults residing in Texas and Colorado.
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
Melinda Stiles ED.S., LPC, LSSP specializes in psychological and learning assessments and counseling for children and adults.
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR (LPC-A)
Natalie Wagner is one of our dedicated counselors for families, children, and adults.
Kately Booze is our clinic manager at Hope Awakened Counseling.
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The team of counselors at Hope Awakened Counseling in Canadian, Texas understands the importance of mental health. Caring for one’s mind and emotions has the potential to be a life-changing experience. Our professionals have seen firsthand how mental health care can bring relief to symptoms, equip people with emotional and relational skills, and focus their attention on what matters most to them.
Life has challenges and joys; setbacks and opportunities. There are always ups and downs. There is no easy pass for smooth sailing in life—but, there is help along the way. Many people are working with a mental health professional as they navigate life’s rollercoaster.
HAC is a place for people who want to work toward healing. This can be in any area of your life, for any reason: current or past relationships, experiences of trauma and abuse, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.
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Our caring staff is available to help get you or your loved ones the right kind of care, at the right time. Whether that is emergency, hospital, specialty, home or any of the 75+ types of care that we offer, we are here to help get you back where you belong.