LATASHA TEAMER, MS, LPC, LMFT-A
Latasha is the owner and clinical director of H.O.P.E. Youth and Family Development. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, supervised by Dr. Laurie Hightower, who specializes in the counseling and educational services of children, adolescents, and adults. She is also a certified General Education Teacher (EC-6) and taught for several years as an elementary school teacher.
Latasha uses a multidisciplinary approach, as she believes that through collaboration clients are offered a wide range of options and services that meet their diverse needs in our growing society. Counseling from a Christian perspective, she enjoys assisting clients with conflict resolution skills, depression, anxiety, race-based trauma, life and family transitions, crisis stabilization, communication skills, and behavioral concerns. Her approach to treatment is always based on the clients’ needs, typically combining Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness and a variety of other therapies and techniques.
Born in Odessa, but raised in San Antonio, Latasha gained her Bachelor of Applied Science in Human Services from Wayland Baptist University and was awarded a Master of Science in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University. Balancing her professional and personal life, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. When she's not in the office, she is traveling with her family, enjoying fun and fellowship with friends, or engaging in Pinterest inspired crafting projects!
HAYLEY WILLIS, MS, LPC-A
Hayley Willis is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Dr. Gina Gagen, LPC-S, with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, a bachelor’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis, and an associate’s focusing on Forensic Psychology. She has been working with adolescents and adults in a mental health setting for over 8 years, concentrating on adolescent/adult traumas, adolescent development, and juvenile/adult corrections. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, and Narrative Therapy, Hayley works innovatively with empathy and consideration to address the specific needs of her clients. Highlighting her client’s unique diversities and assisting them through their voyage of healing, Hayley’s goals centralize on providing a secure and compassionate environment that fosters the client-counselor relationship and aids in client growth.
JASMINE WILSON, GRADUATE INTERN
Jasmine Wilson is a native of Los Angeles, Ca , currently pursuing a Master of Science in Marriage Family Therapy from Capella University. She has earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of California Riverside and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from National University. Jasmine is a Navy Veteran and spouse, she has been married for 17 years and has three children.
Jasmine’s experiences over the past 20 years in the military community have sparked her desire to assist military families to overcome the many challenges that service members and dependents face. Additionally, Jasmine has a passion for helping children and teens. As an intern Jasmine aims to create a safe and secure environment for clients to communicate, identify, and manage their thoughts in a healthy and constructive way. Jasmine would like to use her life experiences and passion for learning and understanding individuals to help clients and their families reach their desired outcome.