Cristina Mendez, LCSW graduated with a Bachelor's in Social Work from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After moving to Texas, she furthered her experience working with the elderly and their families as the Director of Social Work at Integrated Health Services and with adults living with severe mental illness at Adapt of Texas. She pursued her education at the University of Arlington where she received a Certificate of Non-Profit Management and received training in Public Affairs and opportunities to lobby at the state level with Mental Health Association and AARP. She continued her education at Texas A&M Commerce where she received her Master's of Social Work. During that time, she worked with high risk teens and families to provide mental health services for those in need of behavorial management. She then worked for the Plano and Dallas Independent School Districts in the Special Education Departments providing advocacy, mediation and counseling for students and thier families.
Cristina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a diverse professional background including, community mental health, individual therapy, groups and private practice. She uses an interactive and integrative approach to counseling. including cognitive-behavioral therapy, family-systems therapy, solution-focused therapy and mindfulness. In addition, she utilizes play therapy and expressive arts techniques for children and adolescents.
Cristina uses a strength perspective to partner with clients. She will meet you where you are and join you in your journey of healing and living an authentic balanced life.
Rebecca Olivares is a Licensed Master Social Worker with an Infant Mental Health Endorsement (IMH-E (I)) from First Three Years Texas and is a Qualified Mental Health Professional with a concentration in community service (QMHP-CS). She attended Texas State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development while working in Children’s Advocacy and Early Childhood centers. She later went on to attend the University of Texas at Arlington to earn a Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in children and families. Rebecca has experience in mentoring first year college students, behavioral and psychiatric medication management and hospice patients as well as prenatal and parenting education. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, hiking with her husband, and cycling.
Rebecca utilizes person centered, solution focused practices including positive psychology, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing during her time with clients. She believes that by using a strength based perspective, clients can build on their best qualities, become more resilient and change their worldview in a more positive direction.