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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.

Lillian Priest

I graduated locally from Houston Graduate School of Theology and have been a Licensed Professional Counselor in practice since the year 2000.

Family is important to me as I understand from personal experience how early memories and unresolved emotional issues can affect all areas of our lives. My first marriage to an abusive alcoholic lasted thirteen years. I have now been married, by God’s grace, a second time for over 30 years and am very proud of my son, 2 stepsons, 10 grandkids, and 4 great-grandkids.

As an LPC-S I work with adults in individual and couples settings. My primary counseling method draws heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am a Registered Play Therapist, and am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management). I adapt my methods to suit the needs of each client. I get the most joy from bringing sexual abuse survivors to wholeness and health.

My passion is to help people realize some of their unproductive thinking and lead them to a place of wholeness and health; allowing them the freedom and self-confidence to be who they were intended to be. I have a strong faith in God and His redemptive work and believe that incorporating spirituality, with the counselee’s approval, into the counseling sessions brings about the best results in a person’s life.

Chip Pasche

Marital / Pre-marital
Men and Women
Adolescent boys
Anger management
Trauma Recovery

Being faithfully married for 38 years, I enjoy guiding struggling marriages towards reconciliation. I also enjoy helping pre-marital couples come to appreciate not only their areas of strength, but also guiding them to discuss their areas of needed growth together. As to counseling of individuals, my experience includes helping Men and Adolescent Young Men with issues such as Anger and Stress Management, PTSD, Depression, Meaning of Life Issues, Pornography / Sexual Addictions, and all types of Relational Difficulties. I am also experienced in helping Women with the aftermath of Trauma, Anxiety and all types of Relational Difficulties.

My psychological theory would generally be Cognitive-Behavioral. But I also believe that psychological counseling and spirituality integrate beautifully together. If such a combined approach is desired by the counselee, then this more holistic approach can be extremely beneficial to emotional health. I specialize in counseling that includes integrated spirituality.

I consider counseling a labor-of-love second career, following a combined 30 years in the military and corporate business worlds. I am also very proud to call Tomball, TX home, being in a family that has lived in the Tomball-Klein communities for five generations.

Hannah Shaw

I am an LPC with a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I have been married for 7 years. Counseling is a field that sparked my interest from a young age, as I have enjoyed listening and encouraging others for as long as I can remember. My professional experience ranges from private practice counseling, working alongside a psychologist performing assessments, and delivering crisis care in a psychiatric hospital. These diverse settings and learning opportunities have equipped me to come alongside individuals in many different stages of life.

I provide a calm and compassionate atmosphere in which clients can safely explore thoughts and feelings. My counseling philosophy is a holistic one drawing from multiple theories including person-centered and cognitive behavior in addition to gleaning insight from Biblical principles if so desired. Helping individuals, couples, and families find balance in the storms of life is an important part of my approach. My passion is to work alongside each client as they grow and equip them with tools to succeed outside of therapy.

Dana Spinler, LPC-Intern

I have been involved in counseling in some form or another for over 20 years. I am known as a professional listener, connector, and hope revealer, and I do it with charm and mirth. Even my teenage children enjoy my presence. They are the product of my marriage which began in 1993. In my adult life, I have worn many hats as a social worker, Navy wife, teacher, stay-at-home mom, homeschool educator, women’s advocate, business owner, and adoptive parent. Through them all, I learned the importance of emotional resilience through life’s transitions.

My professional experience started as a social worker. In this role, I connected to a population of adults with mental disabilities in my undergraduate years, and had an internship in a mental health hospital located in a state prison. I worked with the WIC program and a public mental health clinic. Then, I transitioned to being a childbirth and parenting educator for a crisis pregnancy center. Additionally, I served in leadership on a military command support team. I have had internships and positions in private practice and church care ministry.

My educational background includes degrees in social work and counseling. My Masters in Counseling degree is from Liberty University where the curriculum taught the integration of Biblical principles and counseling techniques. I have also been a spiritual advisor to women and to groups of women at retreats.

Recognizing we all feel unique sometime to the point of abnormal, I guide people to self-acceptance of their uniqueness and encourage their authenticity. I am passionate about helping adolescents, individuals, couples and families harness their resources to address difficulties, take a new direction, and move into a place of hope. My life experiences have allowed me to empathetically be present with people through rough times, disappointments, heartaches, and general uncertainty. My style of counseling helps to build resilience through acceptance and commitment to finding hope.

My free time finds me in my over 40 running club, reading, attending gymnastic meets, and traveling with my husband.

Dana Spinler, LPC-Intern is supervised by Dr. Jerry Terrill.

Jessica Talamantez

Locally, I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sam Houston State University, followed by a master’s in counseling from the University of Houston. I have several years of experience helping individuals, couples, families, and those experiencing crisis. I enjoy working with people of all ages and situations. Previously, I served 10 years in education teaching middle and high school sciences. I say serving, because it was an honor to touch so many lives. My students taught me so much and I pull from that experience while working with kids, adolescents, and parents.

I am extremely open and nonjudgmental as I turn to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, to lead my practice of guiding each and every individual to a more meaningful, accepting, and mindful perspective in life. We will have opportunities to challenge: intrusive thoughts and behaviors, difficult memories and experiences, relationships, and sometimes we just need a safe place to experience difficult emotions.

Within couples and families, I receive influence from The Gottman Method, which is a research-based approach that looks deeper into the structure of relationships using assessment and exploring each family member’s shared meaning, love maps and conflict management. It can be difficult to be confronted and then having address family disagreements, and I hope to bring everyone together through awareness, strategies, interventions and shared values.

During my spare time, I spend time with my husband, daughter, and our three dogs. My passions involve movies, sports, travel and adventure. I tend to look at each client as an adventure we are taking together to help explore and conquer what lies in front of us. Are you ready to take the leap? Join me.

Supervised by Jennifer Spillman, MA, LPC-S

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"...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40 :31