Patricia Berry-Jones MA, LPC, LCDC Intern
Patricia Berry-Jones has a Master's in Professional Counseling and School Counseling. She earned both degrees from Amberton University in Garland, TX. She is a professional counselor, a LCDC-Intern and a certified school counselor.
Patricia has been an educator for 30 years and a school counselor for 5 years. Her expertise makes her an excellent therapist with children of all ages. Ms. Berry-Jones is also an Academic Advisor at Houston Community College and has been for the last 2 years.
Her modalities of counseling are Rogerian, CBT, and Brief Therapy. She works with clients to change their present and to determine their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about life and situations. All answers lie within oneself.
Sally Eisen Milller, PhD, LCSW, ACSW, Board Certified Diplomat, LMFT, Approved Supervisor
Sally received her MSW from Our Lady of the Lake and her PhD from Texas Woman’s University. Her post graduate work was at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family (formerly the Georgetown Family Center). As such, she practices from a systemic theoretical frame of reference. She has experience working with military couples, families and personnel (including the Army drug-alcohol program)in Giessen, Germany; pediatric patients and their families at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Az.; foster care and residential care children at DePelchen Children’s Home; families, couples and young people at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital and Jewish Family Service.
While in Phoenix, Sally and three other clinicians founded the Family Team for Diagnosis and Treatment. She‘s developed and directed programs, and supervised students in several graduate MFT programs. She was a member of the Houston-Galveston Family Therapy Consortium and has served as a faculty member of the Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family, Baylor College of Medicine, and the University Of Houston College Of Social Work. She is on the board of Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Besides her family, Sally enjoys writing, traveling and volunteering at Holocaust Museum Houston, Czech Center Museum Houston, and the Awty (International) Alumni Parents Association.
“Anxiety drives behavior and behavior produces symptoms. To know your family history is to know yourself individually, as a marital partner and as a family member. It has benefits into succeeding generations.”
Interns and Counseling Students
Michael Dangerfield MA, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Michael Dangerfield has a Master of Arts in Human Services/Marriage and Family Cognate and is currently working on his Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and pursing a license for professional counseling.
Michael has been in the helping profession for 10 years and has worked with juveniles in Harris County Juvenile Probation, with at risk youth in homeless shelters and residential treatment facilities; children and adolescents with mental health challenges; and adult individuals as well. He has also served as a spiritual leader for youth, young adults, and couples for the past 15 years.
Michael is passionate about working with couples, families, and individuals. Being a military veteran and a member of the Military and Government Counseling Association (MCGA), he is also seeking opportunities to work with active duty and veteran service members who may be experiencing mental health challenges.
Michael is currently practicing as a Clinical Mental Health Counseling Student Intern under the supervision of Shana D. Lewis, LPC-S, NCC, Clinical Director of Living Well Professional Counseling Services.
Kristen Tripp, Practicum Counseling Student
As a graduate student in the counseling program, I am seeking to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Play Therapy (RPT). I am currently being supervised by Dr. Shana D. Lewis. My areas of competence include individual counseling, group counseling, play therapy, sandtray therapy, and couples and family counseling. My education as a counselor began at SHSU in August 2016 and at HBU in 2011.
I believe that clients have the ability to choose how to resolve their own problems and can make their own decisions with my assistance as a facilitator. I believe that clients are responsible for their own behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. As a counselor, I hope to facilitate for my clients greater self-awareness through their life experiences that lead to increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, mental health, and the capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life.
Some clients need only a few counseling sessions to achieve these goals, while others may require more counseling. As a client, you maintain control of yourself and you may end our counseling relationship at any point, and I will be supportive of that position.
Candice R. Lewis, M.Ed.
Candice Lewis is the Founder and Senior Consultant at Bridge Builders Education Consulting. She is also a Love and Logic Parent Trainer for Living Well Professional Counseling Services, PLLC. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Houston – Victoria in Educational Leadership and Supervision in 2005.
Candice began her career in education in 1999 as a Special Education Teacher in the Houston Independent School District (HISD). She continued on this path and soon became a Special Education Administrator for one the regional offices of the district. After leaving HISD, Candice was named the Principal of a Charter School for At-Risk students who were mandated there by the Juvenile Justice System and/or CPS. Later, she became the Principal for a small private high school and Director of Education at a Technology / Business School. By this time in her career, there wasn’t anything that happened at school that surprised or scared her…. She really had seen it all!
Throughout her career of working with at-risk students, Candice saw the need to coach the parents of her students and begin a dialogue that would empower the school and the home to present a united front to students. Earlier this year, Mrs. Lewis founded Bridge Builders. Bridge Builders is an Education Consulting Group that is committed to closing the communication gap between school and the home. Currently, Mrs. Lewis provides coaching, training and consulting to parents and educators and is an Independent Facilitator of Parenting the Love and Logic Way curriculum.