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Salvador Luna, Jr., LCSW

Salvador Luna Jr. is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 12 years of experience working in the mental health field. Salvador works with all ages five and up and has a specialization in working with children with behavioral and emotional difficulties.

Salvador has experience working with Depression, Autism, Anxiety, ADHD, Trauma, Parent-Child Conflict, Relationship Problems, and Men's Issues.

Salvador prefers modalities of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Behavior Management. He has a recent interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Inner Child Work, Holistic Psychotherapy, and Traditional Healing Practices.

Education:

  • Associate of Arts in General Curriculum, Angelina College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Master of Social Work, Stephen F. Austin State University.

License #: 56714

Cathy G. Pavlic, LCSW

Holistic. As a clinical social worker, my focus is the treatment of the "whole person", taking into account both mental and social factors. Our physical, mental and emotional health is intimately interconnected and impacted by our social environment. Understanding a client's needs and addressing their goals are a priority. As your therapist, I will strive to help you become your "authentic self".

For over forty years, Cathy has been part of the East Texas Community. Her undergraduate degree was in Social Rehabilitation with a minor in Child Development, and she completed a Master of Social Work in 2011 with an emphasis in Mental Health. Children and families were the focus of her early career specializing in adoption, foster care, physical and sexual abuse. During the past twelve years, she has worked in the areas of hospice, crisis intervention, clinical therapy, and clinical social work.

Recognizing that life does not always go "according to plan", seeking professional help can equip you with support and coping skills. I use several therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral, Family Systems, Trauma Focused, Strength-Based, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Master of Social Work, Stephen F. Austin State University

Samantha J. Hosea, LPC

I want to begin by saying, your pain is a valid experience. Counseling is a place to be heard, feel supported, and learn some new ways to handle your everyday life concerns. These concerns may be your struggling marriage, difficulties parenting, the strain of being a teenage, adjustments in life, difficulties at work or your mood in general. Many times, we know what the problem is, but are not sure what to do about it. That's OKAY! You are not supposed to automatically know what to do in every situation. Counseling can help you better understand your situation & teach you to cope more effectively.

Working with me includes a collaboration and you may come to know and understand yourself in a deeper way, and in turn help those in your life understand you better. We can work together to give you some additional tools to be more successful in managing your relationships & your mood. This is your journey, one that I am invited into briefly. I would be honored to be a small part of your life. If you are interested in counselor or maybe just curious about what this process might mean for you, I would be happy to speak with you.

I work with individuals ages 13 and up and couples with depression, anxiety, life transitions, etc. I am also an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Stephen B. Lantis, LPC

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Stephen works to develop relationships which foster healing and peace. He believes encouraging positivity and goodness help people make changes to become who they want to be. Stephen worked in education and professional ministry for many years and has offered care to diverse families and individuals in almost every stage of life experience. With 5 years experience in community mental health, he has worked with parenting issues, substance use, family and couples concerns, anger management, LGBTQI+ issues, trauma and crisis.

Stephen has trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Nonviolent Communication, as well as substance use, and trauma modalities. His diverse experiences include years of meditation and mindfulness practice, effective communication instruction as well as existential and spiritual exploration. He has always sought to foster relationships that bring people together and allow strengths and goodness to emerge and lead. Stephen places a high importance on building trusting, affirming, collaborative and engaging relationships in order to get the most out of your therapeutic time and effort, so that you can go beyond the hour, with hope for the road ahead.

Ask him about his love for Star Wars, musicals or chocolate chip cookies. Get him to tell you his latest dad joke or talk about what he's reading these days.

Katie A. Pivonka, LPC

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the stressors of family, work and community? We all have at times! Starting therapy to help cope with life's challenges can be overwhelming, but I am here with you through the process to help you find your resilience. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy techniques I am here to help you understand the incredible strengths within yourself and how to apply these strengths to reach your goals.

I have experience in education working as a teacher and Professional School Counselor building relationships. Collaboratively I have worked with children, their families, staff members and the community to meet their needs and reach academic and social goals. I enjoy taking part in Play Therapy techniques and fun/creative activities to engage children in the therapy process.

I work with children, teens and adults who are facing anxiety, depression, and work or school stress, etc.