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Milestone Counselors

 

Dr. Angela Peña

PhD, NCC, LPC-S, Adjunct Professor, Practice Owner

 

Angela Peña is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. She completed her undergraduate work at Southern Methodist University and earned a Master of Science in Counseling from Texas Woman’s University. Angela obtained a doctoral degree in Counselor Education from Texas A&M University‐Commerce. She also serves as Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor at Texas Woman’s University.

Angela utilizes a humanistic approach to therapy that incorporates modalities such as expressive arts, play therapy, and sand tray therapy. She has led various groups centered on topics such as trauma, domestic violence, self-harm, self-esteem, and relationship building groups. Angela has experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. Angela is a member of the Texas Counseling Association and the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

Staci Butler

MS, NCC, LPC Associate

 

Staci Butler is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and a National Certified Counselor under the supervision of Angela Peña, PhD, NCC, LPC-S. She completed her undergraduate work at Texas A&M University and earned a Master of Science in Counseling from Texas Woman’s University. She completed her masters-level internship at Changes Outpatient of Frisco, an intensive outpatient treatment program for adolescents, where she has led process groups focused on topics such as self-esteem, family dynamics, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.

Staci utilizes a person-centered approach to therapy  with a strong focus on emotions, relationships, and self-esteem. Staci provides individual counseling to adults and teens as well as play therapy to children. In sessions Staci provides a safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be expressed without fear of judgment. Therapy will assist clients in recognizing emotions, noticing behavior patterns, learning coping skills, improving communication, and increasing confidence. 

Miranda Fleming

MS, LPC Associate

 

Miranda is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Angela Peña, PhD, NCC, LPC-S. Miranda obtained her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. 

She has previous experience working at a children’s advocacy center where she was able to work with individuals who have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse, as well as their non-offending caregivers. This has allowed her to work through issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and relational problems. She utilizes person-centered therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in her work.

Miranda believes that the most important factor of change in therapy is the collaborative relationship created. During the counseling process, Miranda will create an empathetic and nonjudgmental environment in the counseling room for you to feel comfortable to bring in your obstacles and worries. She specializes in working with clients that struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, coping skills, self-esteem, and peer relationships.

Cynthia Burnett

MS, LPC Associate

 

Cynthia is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Angela Peña, PhD, NCC, LPC-S. Cynthia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University, and her Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University.

Cynthia has previous experience working with children and adolescents as a children’s director and youth director. It was during this time she felt the call to go back to school to pursue a career in counseling. During graduate school, she began working for a nonprofit agency in a youth shelter. Her passion for working with youth who have experienced trauma and been in foster care increased greatly during this time. She was able to gain experience working with children and teens who have experienced trauma, including physical and emotional abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse, as well as families from domestic violence. Through this process, she was able to gain experience in treating anxiety and depression too. She is looking forward to continuing her work with children, teens, and families.

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