Presenter: LaShasta Bell LPC-S
Owner of I Choose Me Counseling
LaShasta's Consulting website:
Feedback app she recommends: Talkadot
LaShasta Bell MA, LPC-S is a woman living with purpose, on purpose. LaShasta is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Certified Sleep Science Coach, Certified Mindfulness Informed Clinician-Level 1, and a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional.
While she has over 13 years in the counseling field, LaShasta has considered herself a mental health advocate for over 20 years. She has a Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Prairie View A&M University where she also became a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. LaShasta is the CEO of I Choose Me, a counseling practice in League City, TX and LaShasta Bell, LLC.
When LaShasta takes off her mental health advocacy hat, she is traveling with family, friends or alone which she affectionately calls the“shecation”. Combining her expertise and life story, LaShasta captures the hearts and minds of her audience providing insight to help them to start or continue their mental health mental wellness journey.
LaShasta lives near Houston, TX, with her husband, Kevin, and two children- KJ & London.
Presenter: Jeffrey Gallup LPC-S, NCC, CFMHE
Owner of Mansfield Counseling
Jeff Gallup, MA LPC-S NCC CFMHE, is a friendly and experienced board-certified counselor dedicated to helping children, teenagers, and adults alike.
With over two decades of experience working with anxiety, grief, depression, and emotional and behavioral disorders, Jeff has a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share. He has presented workshops, seminars, and training on various assessment and forensic topics at national, state, regional, and local levels. Jeff has worked extensively with court cases as both in treatment and evaluative roles, particularly as an expert in mental health testing and diagnosis.
Jeff is a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE), which means he has undergone extensive training and a rigorous certification process to become an expert in mental health testing and diagnosis. He has also earned the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential by completing specific educational and training requirements. He demonstrates an ongoing professional commitment to the field of counseling. As an LPC-Supervisor (LPC-S), he enjoys mentoring young professionals in counseling.
In addition to his professional qualifications, Jeff is approachable, compassionate, and solution-oriented. He is passionate about helping his clients identify where they can make fundamental changes in their lives and give themselves the space to feel their emotions as needed.
Whether you're struggling with a complex assessment or forensic case or need someone to talk to, Jeff is here to help. When he's not helping clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two teenagers, reading, exploring the outdoors, and playing video games.
Jeff is a member of:
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling
National Board for Certified Counselors
National Board of Forensic Evaluators – Past Chair Training, Education, and Implementation Committee Texas Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education - Past President
Texas Counseling Association
Jeffrey S Gallup MA LPC NCC CFMHE
751 US HWY 287N Ste. 103
Mansfield TX 76063
Presenter: Amanda Esquivel, LPC-S
Owner of Room for Change
I really enjoy the balance of clinical work, supervision, and consultation work with other practice owners. It allows me to stay excited, be creative, and help in multiple capacities. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit, I bet you enjoy complexity, creativity, and challenge as much as I do.
I charge $250 an hour for business consultation and suggest our first meeting be 60-90 minutes. I do not charge for the time I spend before our call preparing and the time after the call where I type my notes and suggestions based on what we talk about. So essentially you are getting 3 hours worth of work from me, for the price of one hour. In order to get started I ask that you spend 30-60 minutes completing this form which will give me a good idea about where you are and where you would like to be.
The other offerings I have are:
Amanda Esquivel MA, LPC-S has worked in the mental health industry for 15+ years in various levels of care before starting her practice, Room for Change, in 2014. Although she enjoyed working with a variety of clients in other settings, when she became a mother, the call to have a healthier relationship with her work became one she had to answer. So with a 4 month old, she quit her job and moved into a 113 square foot office. She's been able to maintain a profitable business every month since.
Amanda now splits her time between continued client care, supervising students and LPC Associates, and running her large group practice. Room for Change now has 4 locations throughout Garland and in Oak Lawn. They serve clients 12+ as individuals, couples, and families. Although they offer virtual services, their passion is working with clients in person. Their homelike offices put clients at ease, thus they dive easier and faster into their true therapeutic work. It's truly as their tagline says- A place and space for inner growth.
Amanda Esquivel, LPC-S (she/her)
Owner and Lead Counselor
Room for Change
3256 Southern Dr, Suite 461 Garland Tx 75043
618 Clara Barton, Suite 7 Garland Tx 75042
2380 Firewheel Parkway Suite 1000, Garland Tx 75040
3710 Rawlins Street Suite 1420 Dallas, TX 75219
Presenter: Ana Marcela Rodríguez, LMFT
Owner of Therapy Works
Ana Marcela Rodriguez MS, LMFT
Ana Marcela was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico where she studied a degree in Psychology, a specialization in education and development of children and adolescents at the University of Monterrey. Ana Marcela graduated with honors with the recognition: Suma Cum Laude, being the highest 1% of her generation. In Mexico she gave therapy to teenagers, adults and couples in a community center. She also gave workshops to couples on how to have a satisfying relationship.
Later, she went to live in the United States where her passion as a therapist, the desire to continue providing therapy, and helping her community led her to study a MASTERS IN SCIENCE OF COUNSELING at SMU. Ana Marcela Graduated with a 4.0 GPA being a minority in her grad school and studying a master in English which isn't her native language.
Eventually, she obtained her License as a marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas (LMFT). She has a special training to work trauma: EMDR, which is recognized worldwide. Another of her trainings is to work with couples | PACT1, she also has extensive experience in trauma, grief, infidelity, relationship conflicts, anxiety and depression. Her focus has always been mental health in the Hispanic community which has made her one of the strongest leaders and advocates for mental health in this community.
Today Ana Marcela has her group practice, Therapy Works Counseling, where her all Hispanic and bilingual group serves children, teenagers, adults, couples and families in Spanish and English. She also teaches workshops and gives international speeches on diverse topics.
Her passion for helping others has led her to be invited to different places and platforms to
give workshops and talks. She also participates as an expert guest on television networks
such as Univisión, Telemundo, Estrella TV, EWTN, on radio stations such as: Radio
Católica and La Nueva, international podcasts such as: Supervive from the Rosa es Roja
Foundation. She is co-creator of the Feliz-Mente Mujer congress.
Her expertise on mental health in the Hispanic community has led her to training fellow colleagues about this topic and has been invited to different Independent School Districts in the DFW area as well as in renowned institutions and universities such as SMU, TWU, UNT and TCU. Ana Marcela has been a Keynote speaker at the Adolescent symposium, TAMFT, among others.
Some topics of her expertise are: Mental Health is the Hispanic Community, Communication and `Problem resolution, Conflict resolution, Anxiety and Depression, Toxic Relationships, Grief, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, among others.
Founder / CEO of Therapy Works Counseling
Presenter: Craig Alsup
Owner of Live Beyond Counseling
It takes a village: Paid and unpaid resources for growing a group practice
Craig's consulting website: https://livebeyondpracticecoaching.com
Craig offers the following services:
Presenter: Ashley Hubbard NCC, LPC, LMHC
Owner of Vibrant Journey Counseling
Special for 2023 GPS Attendees
Normally $197 but I have reduced the price for a short time to allow for the members of this Summit to purchase at a discounted rate of $147
Radical Mental Wellness Facebook Page
This group is for Mental Health graduate students and provisionally licensed interns or associates to receive support and feel connected to a community. The graduate school process and being newly licensed can be overwhelming and sometimes feel lonely. Ashley is a group practice owner in Texas and offers support to her student interns and provisionally licensed clinicians. You deserve to feel the same support and sense of community.
This space is to seek out referrals from other Texas Telehealth Therapists. Client referrals, event suggestions, CE information, etc.
consulting website is
Ashley Hubbard, M.S., NCC, LPC, LMHC; graduated with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas.
Ashley is the owner of the group practice Vibrant Journey Counseling, PLLC which offers telehealth counseling across the state of Texas. Ashley has a combination of student interns, LPC Associates, and fully licensed clinicians at her practice. Ashley is licensed in Texas, Washington State, and Florida. She specializes in working with adults who have experienced childhood sexual assault. Many of Ashley's clients experience Chronic PTSD symptoms, dissociation, and somatic pain. Ashley is EMDR Certified and an EMDR Consultant in Training.
Ashley runs a Facebook group called "Mental Health Grad Students and Post Grad Intern Community" for all provisionally licensed clinicians seeking support. She loves reading young adult fiction and has a zest for travel. Her dream vacation would be to go to Scotland! She has a passion for history, superheroes, Harry Potter, and baseball!
Presenter: Jessica Eiseman NCC, LPC-S
Owner of Ajana Therapy and Clinical Services
Group Continuing Education: Are you part of an organization or group practice that houses several Texas LPC Supervisors? Would your group benefit from ongoing supervisor training needs? Contact me for further information and individual needs for scheduling.
1-1 Supervisor Consultation: These are individualized consultations if needed for the supervision process. This may be used for many reasons, but some may feel they would benefit from ongoing consultation when they first become a supervisor (whether you're a licensed supervisors, or supervising your growing students and/or licensees). You may book these appointments here.
40 hour Texas LPC supervisor training: I will be offering my next 40 hour supervision training July 2023 (exact dates TBD). 12 hours virtual. 28 hours at-home work. If you know anyone interested, I appreciate the recommendation! They can sign up here. Additionally, individuals who need supervision CEUs can attend the training for three hours and receive 3 supervisor CEUs with ethics. This portion of the training will focus on the most up-to-date LPC ethics and rule changes, as well as ethical best practices in supervision. 3 supervisor and ethics CEUs will be provided. Sign up for this is here. Once you sign up, further instructions will be sent to the email you provide.
Payment plans for the 40-hour course may be available upon request.
Accessibility Mission: To align with Ajana's accessibility mission, we want to help increase diversity among counseling supervisors. Therefore, a reduced fee is available on the 40 hour supervision for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) clinicians.
For payment plan availability and fee reductions, please email email@example.com.
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Jessica Eiseman, MS, LPC-S, NCC (she/her) is a licensed professional counselor supervisor in the state of Texas, and a Nationally Board-Certified Counselor. She has been an LPC Supervisor for over six years.
She currently owns Ajana Therapy & Clinical Services, where she sees clients and oversees 20 other clinicians and counselors in training. She has experience working with maternal mental health, women and girls with ADHD, and the LGBTQ+/SOGI population. She also provides mental health forensic evaluations and expert witness testimony for immigrants seeking asylum. Additionally, she is Level 1 IFS trained through the IFS Institute.
Presenter: Alan Pruitt, CPA
Owner of Pruitt Prep CPA, LLC
Alan B. Pruitt is the CEO of Pruitt Prep CPA, a dynamic CPA firm dedicated to empowering and informing mental health professionals and small business owners on the best ways to minimize their tax liability, improve growth potential and implement efficient and effective strategies.
He takes a proactive approach with his clients to implement valuable tax-saving strategies, but also to serve as an advisor and resource. He routinely saves his private practice clients
around $25,000 in tax savings, each year!
Alan witnessed a passion for taxes and small business,
as his parents owned their own Accounting Firm, TAC Accounting, named after his siblings and himself: Tammoria, Alan, and Craig Jr. He has been married for 11 years to a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, who has her own successful private practice. Together, they have a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter.
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