Therapist Bios

Kristi Edwards

Kristi Edwards

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Clinical Director/Chief Operations Officer
  • Location: Midland Office
  • Education: Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Years of Service: 15 years in the field, 11 at Centers
  • Experience & Specialties: Individual and Marriage Counseling; Teens
 

Marie Almond

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Location: Odessa Office
  • Education: Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology
  • Years of Service: 15 years at Centers
  • Experience & Specialties: Anger Management; Teen issues; Geriatric population
Linda

Linda "Kit" Boyd

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
  • Location: Midland Office
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology
  • Years of Service: 15 years
  • Experience & Specialties: Depressive Disorder; Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder; Anxiety; Personality Disorder
Elizabeth Buchanan

Elizabeth Buchanan

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Location: Midland Office
  • Education: Masters in Education Counseling
  • Years of Service: 10 years at Centers
  • Experience & Specialties: Individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults; Family, Couples/Marital; Christian Counseling; EMDR; Abuse; ADHD; Adjustment Disorders; Anger Management; Anxiety; Asperger's; Bipolar Disorder; Co-Parenting; Depression; Divorce; Grief; Interpersonal Communication; Parenting; Problem Solving; PTSD; Relationship Education; Stress Management
 

Christine Hall 

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Location: Midland Office
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Community, Family and Addiction Services. Master of Arts in Counseling and Psychology (Clinical Mental Health Counseling)
  • Years of Service: At Centers since 2014
  • Experience & Specialties: Addictions
Deangelina (Angie) Morris

Deangelina (Angie) Morris

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Bilingual Counselor
  • Location: Midland and Odessa Offices
  • Education: Masters in Counseling from the University of North Texas
  • Years of Service: 4 years with Centers
  • Experience & Specialties: Bilingual; Registered Play Therapy
Marcia Ann Norton

Marcia Ann Norton

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
  • Location: Midland Office
  • Education: Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from Texas Tech University, LPC-S, M.Ed, RN, BSN, AS
  • Years of Service: 30 years in the field, with Centers since 2008
  • Experience & Specialties: Military counseling; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Army Psychologist (civilian) at Fort Drum, New York); Women’s Issues; Domestic Violence; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Holistic Therapy; Stress/ Depression Management
Florence Pride

Florence Pride

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Location: Odessa Office
  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Masters in Educational Counseling
  • Years of Service: 28 years in the field, with Centers since 2014
  • Experience & Specialties: Certified Anger Resolution Therapist; geriatric population; intellectual developmental disabilities; trauma informed care; cognitive behavioral therapy
Courtney Samsel

Courtney Samsel

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Location: Midland Office 2 days a week; Satellite work in Big Spring
  • Education: BA, MA, LPC
  • Years of Service: 5 years in the field, 3 years with Centers
  • Experience & Specialties: Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART); Certified Facilitator of Life Together Forever program; Twogether-in-Texas Couple counseling; trained in 'Great-Start' Pre-Marital curriculum; trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Trauma training; Parenting classes; Single Mothers group; Family, couples, adolescents, and teens.
Lucy Jo Smith

Lucy Jo Smith

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
  • Location: Midland Office
  • Education: BA English/Art with a lifetime teaching certification in these areas, M.Ed. Counseling, M.Ed. Psychology/Art
  • Years of Service: 25 years in the field, working at Centers since November 2016
  • Experience & Specialties: Sexual abuse; Reactive Attachment Disorder; Conduct Disorder; ADHD; Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Raylene Weaver

Raylene Weaver

  • Position: Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Location: Midland Office
  • Education: BS., M.Ed., L.P.C.
  • Years of Service: Over 25 years in the field, working at Centers since November 2016
  • Experience & Specialties: School Guidance Counseling; Individual & Pre-marital Counseling; Twogether-In-Texas Couple Counseling
Bryn Dodd

Bryn Dodd

  • Position: Intake Coordinator, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern
  • Location: Odessa Office
  • Education: Bachelor of Science from McMurry Univerisity (Majored in Education and certified to teach early childhood through 4th grade); Master of Arts in Counseling from UTPB
  • Years of Service: With Centers since 2014
  • Experience & Specialties: Early Childhood Education; School Counselor Certification
Ana Vega Rios

Ana Vega Rios

  • Position: Intake Coordinator, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern
  • Location: Midland Office
  • Education: M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Years of Service: With Centers since 2016
  • Experience & Specialties: Women & Children