(KeriTe) Merrissa Hughes,
Merrissa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Masters of Education in Counseling from Texas Southern University. Merrissa is a former educator with over 10 years of teaching experience. She enjoys working with a wide range of issues including: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, over eating, body image issues, problems at school, and social skills coaching.
Merrissa is a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapist. She is trained in Daring Way and Rising Strong Curriculum. Her approach to counseling is multi- faceted utilizing client centered aspects and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Merrissa seeks to work with clients to enable them to make positive changes in their lives. She enjoys working with children, teens, and women.
When Merrissa isn’t counseling she is planning activities for her family. She is wife and a mom of two active children. Merrissa is also a fan of the arts and loves singing and dancing. Merrissa enjoys traveling and her dream vacation is Italy.
Victoria is graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Graduate student intern at Houston Graduate School of Theology, with a focus on counseling. Victoria is a current educator, with over 8 years of experience in social service, and advocating for the Foster Parent community.
As graduate an intern, supporting clients of Embolden Counseling Collective. Victoria wants to actively support clients through their transitional stress. Her multi-dynamic form of counseling includes; Solution Focused and Person-Centered Therapy. Victoria is well rounded in working with anxiety, bipolar, depressive, personality, psychotic disorders, and foster parents dealing with emotional trauma.
When Victoria isn’t assisting in counseling. She enjoys snuggling with her rescue dog Harley. He’s a spoiled Yorkipoo with long floppy ears. Watching scary movies, candles, and eating good FOOD and snacking on crispy bacon!
Why chose to become a therapist? A client delegates their undesirable feelings to their therapist. The therapist holds everything the client is afraid to feel. The therapist feels for them, and ever so slowly. The therapist will return those feelings back to the client to start the process of healing. Making a difference in counseling through support and encouragement.