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Emily Ellis

LPC, LMFT, Registered Play Therapist

Emily Ellis is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Registered Play Therapist from Harker Heights, Texas. She completed her graduate schooling at University of Texas at Tyler with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling after earning her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University, College Station. Emily has received advanced training in TF-CBT, EMDR, Sand Tray Therapy, DBT, and Adult and Child Play Therapy. She offers sessions both with and without her therapy dog Sullivan.

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Bill LaBauve

Ed.D., LPC

Dr. LaBauve received his Ed.D. in Counseling from Texas A & M University-Commerce in 1998 with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Child Therapy, and Supervision. Dr. LaBauve currently teaches as an adjunct professor in the M.S. of Counseling Psychology Program with Central Texas A & M University. He is an international speaker and has been active in publishing, including professional journal articles, books, and brochures. Dr. LaBauve has maintained a private practice in Harker Heights, Texas for the last 10 years, where he works with military and civilian families, children, and clients with a diversity of concerns. He often treats families in which domestic violence has been an issue.

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Sue Dolifka

LPC

Sue Dolifka is a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified EMDRIA therapist who earned her Master of Education degree at Texas A&M Central Texas. Her undergraduate work includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology which she earned at University of Illinois Springfield. She also completed the Women of Science program at University of Texas Austin for training in Computer Science. Sue taught elementary school children for five years. Sue is passionate about helping people overcome their past and present hurts and restore joy to their lives. She has worked with men and women on issues involving marital conflicts, relationship issues, grief, childhood sexual trauma, abortion recovery, unplanned pregnancies, depression, anxiety, parenting difficulties, adjustment problems, anger and low self-esteem.

Karen Bunjes

LPC

Karen Bunjes received her Masters in Counseling from Kansas State University in 2001. She was a school counselor for 18 years in Killeen, TX and grew to love working with children assisting them in trauma recovery, behavior disorders, attention deficit disorder, and social anxiety.She also works with adults in marriage counseling, anxiety, depression and trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy.Recently she has begun using sandtray therapy for adults and children

Amber Quaranta Leech

LPC, LPC-S

Amber is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Supervisor (LPC-S). Amber has advanced training in TF-CB, EMDR and is certified by the Equine Assisted Growth And Learning Association (EAGALA) as well as a Natural Lifemanship: Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Therapy practitioner. She graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2009 with her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Work experiences have included a variety of settings such as adolescent drug rehab, hospitals and Residential Treatment Centers. In 2013 Amber moved to Killeen, Texas and entered a private practice. While her focus is on healing from trauma and abuse she also helps individuals who are needing support in transitions, life changes and dealing with depression and anxiety.

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Sullivan

Therapy Dog

Sullivan is a graduate of Texas State University as she completed her training and schooling with the Animal Assisted Counseling Academy there. She is a happy, friendly, and playful girl who LOVES to hang out with clients and give lots of kisses. She loves to play with people of all ages. She is the best cuddler in the office!