Bernadette P. Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor (#67671) and a Crime Victim Advocate who provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Among her areas of expertise are death/dying, grief, stress management, crime victim compensation, anger management, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, and self-esteem.
Bernadette is a Doctoral Candidate in the Counselor Education program at Texas Southern University. During the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 school years, she was awarded the Doctoral Fellowship for the Department of Counseling. She is currently an adjunct professor at Texas Southern University and teaches master level counseling courses. Additionally, Bernadette has provided consulting work and presented at conferences and to organizations on topics such as stress management, counseling approaches, and college readiness. Bernadette is a native Houstonian and attended the University of Houston where she received her bachelor’s degree. She obtained her M.Ed. in Counseling from Texas Southern University, and she anticipates graduating with her Doctorate in December 2014.
Milton Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern who works with children, adolescents and adults, in individual settings as well as groups and families. His experience in higher and secondary education helps facilitate great communication among children and parents/adults. Milton receives clinical supervision from Katherine Bacon, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC.
Following the murder of her son, Parris, Dr. Katherine Bacon founded the Parris Foundation and currently serves as Executive Director. Katherine has served victims and the community for more than 16 years and is an active foster care alumna. Dr. Bacon is a Licensed Professional Counselor board approved supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas (#20032) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) (#70862). Currently she also serves as Region D Coordinator for the Texas Victim Services Association (TVSA).
Minet (Santos) Cortez is a Certified School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor (TX #69921). Mrs. Cortez is a bilingual Spanish speaking counselor who specializes in working with children and adolescents through various modes of therapy. Her experience in education helps facilitate great communication among children and parents.
Minet Santos Cortez es una consejera de la escuela certificada y con licencia de Consejera Profesional. La Sra. Cortez es una consejera bilingüe que habla español y se especializa en el trabajo con niños y adolescentes a través de diversas formas de terapia. Su experiencia en la educación ayuda a facilitar la buena comunicación entre padres e hijos.
Rebecca Quantz is a Certified School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor (TX#70597) who works with children, adolescents and adults, in individual settings as well as groups and families. She specializes in anger management, behavioral and school concerns, depression, family conflict and grief and loss. Life circumstances will be addressed to provide assistance in overcoming challenges.