Ashley Lundquist is a graduate of Texas Tech University. She has her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Ashley has been in recovery from drugs and alcohol since November of 2007. Her clinical interests include family and couples in recovery, trauma, and LGBTQ issues. Ashley believes thoroughly in long term treatment. In her free time, Ashley enjoys doing CrossFit and hanging out with her dogs, Baxter and Bailey.
Deanna Foster is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern (LPC-Intern) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor- Intern (LCDC-I). She earned her Bachelor’s in Biology at the University of the Incarnate Word in 2010, and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University in 2014. Deanna has also been trained in Evidenced-Based Trauma Treatments and Interventions. Deanna has experience counseling various populations such as individuals, family, children, and groups. She has worked with individuals with alcohol abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Deanna utilizes an integrative counseling approach, applying Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing when working with clients. Empathy and compassion are emphasized as she builds a strong a trusting therapeutic relationship with clients. Deanna fully believes in the power of the 12-Step program implemented with therapy as a way to achieve long-term sobriety.
Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2012. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014.Erin has worked in several capacities within residential treatment facilities for individuals battling addictions, including counseling for individuals and programming for family members. She also has experience providing supportive counseling to individuals living with major mental illness.
Erin operates from a strengths-based perspective and utilizes a blend of techniques in her work with individuals. She uses solution-focused strategies and motivational interviewing to build rapport and encourage client processing. Erin integrates the 12-step philosophy into her sessions with clients to provide cohesive, recovery-oriented care. She has personal connections to the field of addiction and recovery, and she is passionate about helping individuals get well.
Jacilyn received a Bachelor’s degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Services from Texas Tech University and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Texas. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, specializing in working with individuals with disabilities. Jacilyn is as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-Intern).
Jacilyn has experience working in a variety of counseling settings including addiction, vocational, and mental health counseling. She is passionate about working with individuals with dual diagnoses in order to promote recovery and improve life functioning. Jacilyn uses an integrative approach to provide individualized services to clients and their families.
Jacquilyn grew up in East Tennessee and relocated to Texas in 2014. Jacquilyn has been living a program of recovery since 2010 and has worked in the field of Addiction Treatment for the last 3 and a half years. She is very active in the recovery community and continues to work vigorously on her own recovery. Jacquilyn is a licensed LCDC Intern and will be attending Texas A&M San Antonio in the fall of 2016 to pursue her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Jacquilyn is passionate about helping others find freedom from active addiction. She works with her clients to provide them with information and support in their recovery process. Jacquilyn is dedicated to the field of addiction treatment and is eager to help those seeking recovery.
J.J. has been involved in the field of addiction treatment since early in his own recovery. He has gained valuable experience in a myriad of roles including, Residential Technician Supervisor, and Case Management. J.J. embraces holistic practices and believes that anyone struggling with addiction can recover through proper treatment of mind, body, and spirit. His approach to healing includes helping another embody their feelings, thoughts, and perceptions from the inside out. He strives to help others access their authentic experience and process it emotionally, cognitively and spiritually.
Jimmie “Lou” has over 20 years of experience in the substance abuse treatment field as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has experience in diverse substance abuse and chemical dependency treatment areas including residential and outpatient, working with dually diagnosed clients, women with children, adolescents, therapeutic community environment, criminal justice inpatient and outpatient, and long term residential. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and has worked in several cities across Texas. Her experience includes working with families of addicts and alcoholics, motivational interviewing, strength based counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and providing staff training. She has been involved in development, implementation, auditing, and monitoring of substance abuse treatment programs. She has since chosen to return to the work she loves most which is working with alcoholics and addicts wanting to learn to live a drug and alcohol free lifestyle in recovery. Lou is passionate about sobriety, her family, her two dogs and cat, any living creature, gardening and reading.
Katrina Moore earned a Master of Arts in Counseling, specializing in Community Counseling, from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014. Katrina also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor of Anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012.
Katrina has experience counseling individuals, couples, and family members in many different areas such as sexual abuse, domestic violence and trauma as well as mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and various personality disorders. Katrina uses relational cultural theory, motivational interviewing and some gestalt therapeutic techniques as she crafts interventions to bolster and empower her clients. Additionally, she also integrates a variety of therapeutic techniques such as mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapies, solution focused therapies, strength based techniques and self-compassion exercises to tailor a treatment plan that will be most effective for each unique client she has the privilege of working with. Katrina has also worked with children using play therapy, art therapy and other creative counseling techniques that she often pulls from to create
Katrina is passionate about her clientele in recovery and incorporates a 12-step model within therapy to support individuals throughout their healing at Soba Texas.
Kevin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependence Counselor (LCDC), and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He has a M. A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Saint Mary’s University and a B. S. in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Kevin was in the Army for 21 years of active service and is now retired from the military. Kevin’s primary work in the military was a hospital technician and as a medic. Kevin has served as the senior enlisted noncommissioned officer in charge of several hospital clinics and as the Detachment Sergeant for a Headquarters company, 47 th Forward Support Battalion, 1 st Armored Division. In the military is where Kevin developed a passion for helping others. Kevin’s clinical approach focuses on cognitive, behavioral therapy; solution-focused therapy; motivation interviewing; and other approaches. Kevin believes in helping others with the development of their strengths and with the development of the necessary coping skills for recovery. Central to Kevin’s approach is, if one is going to stop or give up a negative in life, one must replace it with something that is positive.
Marlena was born and raised in the Corpus Christi area. Along with Celebrating 25 years of sobriety, Marlena has worked in the field of Addiction Treatment for the last 23 years. She is very active in the recovery community and continues to work vigorously on her own recovery. Marlena is a licensed LCDC and received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. She provides an informative, comforting, welcoming presence to her clients. Marlena is compassionate and works to support her clients in the recovery process. Marlena has been and continues to be dedicated to helping those who suffer from addiction find a solution.
Lisa Aguilar earned a Master of Arts in Counseling, specializing in Community Counseling, from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Lisa has experience counseling individuals, couples, and family members on many different stressors in life, including addictions, eating disorders, relationships, as well as mental health issues and other challenges. Lisa believes in the strengths of clients and utilizing these protective factors to explore new coping skills in treatment.
Lisa uses person-centered theory and solution-focused theory to guide her clients through these times of transition.
Lisa Hale is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). She has an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Mary’s University and B.S. from Texas A&M University. She has completed her training as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and she has a special interest in helping clients identify cross-addictions. Lisa is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and
she uses EMDR to treat trauma.
Lisa has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment centers, partial hospitalization, psychiatric hospital, outpatient programs and community agencies. She also sees clients in her private practice. Lisa specializes in treating all addictions (including behavioral addictions), trauma, codependency, intimacy disorders, depression and anxiety.
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” ~ unknown
For the last 10 years, Robert has worked in a variety of modalities and theoretical approaches in the treatment of addiction and its underlying causes. For the last 6 years, Robert has been teaching Counseling Theory and Counseling Skills and Methods in San Antonio and his vast experience in effective drug and alcohol treatment includes both inpatient and Intensive Outpatient programs, both of which SOBA offers. Robert has over 230 hours of intense Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry training, yet he is still committed to improving his ability to help others discover their own creativity, spontaneity as well as equipping them for successful lives of sobriety. Robert’s commitment to improving his own inner world has proven beneficial to helping others build that bridge to healthy and meaningful relationships with self and others.
Shannon has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology from Park University and has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 6years. Shannon has worked in a variety of modalities and utilized several theoretical approaches in the treatment of addiction and its underlying causes. She has experience working with clients in residential, outpatient, and criminal justice settings. Shannon has worked with a number of different populations to include adolescents, adult men and women, families, and indigent young adult males. Shannon utilizes solution-focused strategies and integrates the 12-step philosophy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing into her sessions. Shannon seeks to empower clients by enabling them to gain a positive and healthy sense of self. Building a strong therapeutic relationship is important to Shannon and she’s views that as being a key element in the success of her client’s overall and ongoing success.
After retiring from the United States Air Force in 2008, Stacey completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Psychology from Park University in Parkville, Missouri and her Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University in Plano, Texas. While completing her education, Stacey taught first grade, and later became an investigator with the State of Texas for the Adult Protective Services Division. Stacey is currently an EMDR trained therapist at Soba Treatment Facility, in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to her position at Soba, Stacey was the Director of Admissions for Starlite Recovery Center, in Center Point, Texas.
Stacey’s theoretical approaches are heavily founded in person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy. However, she understands that each client is unique; therefore, she is able to pull from a variety of other approaches to ensure the client is heard and respected. Stacey’s technique is to work collaboratively with clients, empowering them to a life of positive growth.
Stacey has experience working with clients struggling with substance abuse, trauma, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, transition and career opportunities. After serving in the military for over 20 years, Stacey also understands the military culture and affects it can have on individuals and the family unit. Another area of interest and experience for Stacey is Trichotillomania (hair pulling) and other Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), such as nail biting and skin picking.
Stacey is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I) in the state of Texas and is in the process of completing the supervised counseling hours required by the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors. She is supervised by Phillip Johnson, MA, LPC-S, LCDC. Stacey is in the final steps to being a fully Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and will soon be a licensed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) counselor.
Chuck has been involved in chemical dependency treatment for several years in a variety of settings. He has worked in detox, residential and outpatient programs. He has a particular interest in recovery issues unique to the LGBTQ community.
As a group facilitator he has led groups on topics such as men’s issues, LGBTQ issues, recovery
principles, solution-focused techniques, process groups, cognitive behavioral therapy, recovery skills development and step study groups.Chuck uses client-centered approach and cognitive behavior therapy to guide clients through their recovery journey.