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Our Counselors

Two things need to be present to make a good Counselor--a heart for people (or empathy and compassion) and professionalism (or a master of the tools of psychotherapy). A Counselor that is all professionalism and no heart is missing the mark, because love is empowering according to Virginia Saatir. A Counselor that is all heart and no professionalism is charging too much because this is best gotten in a good friend over a cup of tea. You can trust that every Counselor at Counseling Resource Center meets these two criteria.

Counselor Evaluation

Ann Bolton

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Pharmacist. I graduated from the Houston Graduate School of Theology with a Masters in Counseling and also earned a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. I have been married since 1983 and have two adult children. I have worked as a counselor in private practice since 2006--working with children, adolescents, and adults.

I see the study of Psychology as a great tool into understanding and working with human behavior, and therefore I use an eclectic mix of counseling theories.

I am familiar with the etiologies and workings of addictions, and an advocate of the Twelve Steps of Recovery. In addition to the Twelve Steps, I also use Cognitive/Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and some Gestalt techniques to heal the mind-set that is hindering the growth of the individual.

I am a Certified Anger Management Trainer and I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and professional mediation. I find the win/win technique of negotiation valuable in marriage and family counseling.

I agree with Virginia Satir's statement that love is empowering and healing.

I am the owner of Counseling Resource Center. The doors were opened May 2008.

Kris Choi - LPC Associate

My true conviction to become a counselor was not until I went to go volunteer at the Texas Children’s Hospital during my sophomore college year. That was the turning point of what I wanted to pursue as my long-term career. Coming across patients suffering from terminal illnesses, the picture of hope and happiness shining from their faces, have encouraged me to pursue the path of changing lives mentally.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate. I hold a Master’s degree in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas. I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Andres Tapia, Ph.D., LPC-Supervisor. Furthermore, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, which led me into the field of teaching, first and second graders. I also have several years working in the field of social services with a full knowledge of the community resources that can benefit my clients with their steps of care.

I practice openly using a cognitive-behavioral style of therapy, which includes implementing homework for my clients. I have clinical experiences with the clients from the ages 16-85. I also do family counseling, adult individual therapy, and child individual therapy. Building up an honest and a working rapport with my client is very important to me, as the therapeutic relationship consists of a solid partnership from both the client and the counselor.

Jody Luedde - LPC

Although I began my career as an educator, it has been my lifelong goal to serve others as a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have been married to my husband for over 11 years, and we have a large blended family consisting of seven children. Two of our boys currently serve in the military (Navy and Army); we have three high school graduates preparing for their future careers and two younger children still attending grade school. As a family, we strive to support and encourage each other, which is not always an easy task.

It is my belief that life’s challenges, struggles and hardships have the potential to build our resiliency, our confidence and to restore a greater sense of purpose in our lives. It takes courage to seek help through counseling; therefore, I strive to provide a non-judgmental, caring space that allows individuals to find healing. I have training in CBT and MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and integrate other therapeutic methods such as Gestalt and Reality therapy in my counseling approach.

I am grateful to be a member of the counseling team at the Counseling Resource Center in Tomball. It is encouraging to know that I am a part of a professional community that enjoys working to help others.

Makeba De’ Terrell - LPC Associate

My name is Makeba De’ Terrell and I’m a graduate of the University of Houston with a BA in Computer Information Systems with over 25 years of experience in the IT industry. My passion for outreach and mental health propelled me on a journey of earning a MA in Counseling; which I received from Prairie View A&M University in 2007. After the birth of my second child and a kidney transplant for my wonderful husband, I returned to my journey and passed the LPC state exam in 2017. I’m also a certified Mediator, helping clients resolve conflicts amicably.

I practice Cognitive Behavior Therapy as my primary/preferred theory. It’s a type of psycho-therapeutic treatment that helps clients understand not only how their thoughts and feelings influence behaviors, and reactions, but also the origin or how past experiences have contributed to those thoughts and feelings which frame responses to situations throughout life. I look forward to helping individuals learn how to identify and change destructive and disturbing thought patterns which can lead to a negative influence on behavior.

I’m excited about being a LPC-Intern and believe destiny has called me to this field of ministry to be a part of bridging the gap between faith and mental health, to help others attain complete wholeness (mentally, physically, and spiritually), and finally to help individuals, families, and married couples build loving and lasting relationships.

Under supervision of Dr. Shannon Smith.

Favorite Quote: “Where the mind goes the body will follow.” Joyce Meyers

Favorite Proverb: "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he". Proverbs 23:7

Areas of Therapy:
Individual Counseling
Adolescents (12 – 18)
Marriage and Family
Depression and Anxiety
Conflict Resolution

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Gottman Method

Martha Zapata

Hello, my name is Martha Zapata, I am a native Houstonian and I work as a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, at the Counseling Resource Center in Tomball, TX. I was a high school science teacher for ten years and had a strong desire of wanting to assist my students and their parents. Thus, I graduated with a Master of Education, M.Ed., as an LPC, from the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, TX.

For over eight years, I worked with 13-year-olds and older, at a nonprofit organization, dealing with domestic violence, human trafficking, assaults, anxiety, depression, grief, and/or anger. Notice I typed, worked with, because for me, counseling is a journey where we will work together to find your own personal path towards healing. I incorporate different types of therapy (psychotherapy), such as Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Anger Management in dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, and anger. I adapt an integrated approach for each of my clients and will guide you as we discuss your situation while focusing on taking control of your present and future endeavors.

I look forward to listening and talking with you, as we walk together, on your journey towards healing. However, if you feel that I am not the right counselor for you, please consider one of my fellow colleagues. Thank you for time and patience.

Hola, mi nombre es Martha Zapata, soy nativa de Houston y trabajo como Consejera Profesional Licenciada, LPC, en el Centro de Recursos de Consejería en Tomball, TX. Fui maestra de ciencias en la escuela secundaria durante diez años y tenía un gran deseo de querer ayudar a mis estudiantes y sus padres. Por lo tanto, me gradué con una Maestría en Educación, M.Ed., como LPC, de la Universidad de Santo Tomás en Houston, TX.

Durante más de ocho años, trabajé con jóvenes de 13 años en adelante, en una organización sin fines de lucro, en violencia doméstica, tráfico de personas, agresiones, ansiedad, depresión, dolor y/o ira. Observe que escribí a máquina, trabajé con, porque para mí, la consejería es un viaje en el que trabajaremos juntos para encontrar su propio camino personal hacia la curación. Incorporo diferentes tipos de terapia (psicoterapia), como la terapia centrada en la persona, la terapia cognitivo-conductual (TCC) y el manejo de la ira para tratar la ansiedad, la depresión, la adicción, el dolor y la ira. Adapto un enfoque integrado para cada uno de mis clientes y lo guiaré mientras discutimos su situación mientras nos enfocamos en tomar el control de sus esfuerzos presentes y futuros.

Espero escucharlos y hablar con ustedes mientras caminamos juntos en su viaje hacia la curación. Sin embargo, si cree que no soy el consejero adecuado para usted, considere a uno de mis colegas. Gracias por el tiempo y la paciencia. Que tengas un buen dia.

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