Latasha Teamer, MS, LPC, LMFT
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 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!
Tiffany Ford, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Tiffany is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Matt Bierds, who specializes in the counseling and educational services of adolescents and adults. She is also a certified Teacher (Social Studies 4-12 and Special Education EC-12) and served as a classroom teacher for more than twenty years. Tiffany regularly leads therapeutic groups for adolescents and adults within inpatient and outpatient facilities. She also mentors and supports young adults who are victims of abuse, trauma and neglect.
Tiffany utilizes multimodal therapy techniques as she believes most psychological challenges are multifaceted, multi-determined, and multilayered and that comprehensive therapy calls for a careful assessment of every client. Since no two people have identical psychological experiences, Tiffany works to tailor therapy to meet the distinct needs of each individual.
Specifically, Tiffany is skilled at helping clients with:
Trauma and PTSD
Military Family/Military Transitions
Born in a small town in Indiana, Tiffany attended Purdue University and the University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned her B.A. in History and Sociology. Tiffany holds Masters’ Degrees in Education Administration and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. Tiffany is a proud Army wife and mom to 3 children and 2 wonderful dogs. When she's not in the office, Tiffany is likely to be cruising with her family, soaking up sun next to an ocean, cooking great meals or planning a new adventure.
Hayley Willis, MS, LPC, NCC, CFC, EMDR, TFCBT-T
Hayley Willis is a Licensed Professional Counselor 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. Certified in EMDR and 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.
Sara Ann Castañeda-Castillo, Graduate Intern
Sara Ann is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capella University. She attended the University of The Incarnate Word, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She also received an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Palo Alto College.
Sara Ann is a Texas native, has been married for 7 years, and has two fur babies. She has worked in the healthcare field as a VP/Administrator for over 18 years, with a focus in primary care. Her experience in the medical field has led her toward a strong desire to help others, leading her towards a path in mental health counseling. She has a strong desire in helping adolescents and adults cope with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and behavioral issues. As an intern, Sara Ann strives to provide clients with a safe and comfortable environment in order to address their individual needs.
Caitlin Martinez, Graduate Intern
Cait is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy through Our Lady of the Lake University. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology at the University of North Texas in the DFW area.
Originally from Lubbock, Texas, Cait has experienced a variety of cultures and backgrounds as she continues her educational journey through major Texas cities. She has developed a passion for working with diverse populations through her own unique cultural upbringing of Hispanic and Asian influences. In her free time, she enjoys listening to true crime podcasts and spending time with her two cats and significant other of four years.
As a newcomer to San Antonio, Cait’s curiosity and understanding of culture has only grown. She uses multiple techniques based in solution-focused and strengths-based therapy when working with clients to assist in developing healthy and impactful changes in relation to their experiences and concerns. As an intern, Cait strives to provide clients with a safe and comfortable space where they can address each individual need and goals.
Hortesia McAfee, Graduate Intern
Hortesia McAfee, affectionately known as Tee, is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capella University. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Washington, where she awarded a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Implementing a straightforward and holistic approach, Tee offers clients various tools to begin successfully working on self-awareness, alternative communication skills, differing viewpoints and perspectives, and overall guidance for client’s current concerns.
Her counseling style is built on a foundation of curiosity, where no pre-assumptions are made based on color, family background, financial status, religion, gender roles, etc. Tee simply focuses on learning the person’s unique story before her. This has become one of the greatest gifts in how she pursues and works with diverse clientele, helping them find the path to a greater mental health.
Once challenged with the question of “Am I living or am I just alive?”, she now strives to live life to the BEST of her abilities and encourages others to find the path to do so as well.
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.