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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.

Donna Henscheid

M.Ed., M.Ed., LPC - Intern

Donna Henscheid has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in behavior analysis. She works as a Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern under the supervision of Rob Benson, LPC - S. She has obtained Prepare/Enrich marriage certification and has utilized the assessment tool as a means of enhancing current relationships and relationships for those planning marriage.

Donna’s background includes 25 years of teaching experience in the areas of Spanish and Special Education. She is comfortable using a psychoeducational approach which has led to presentations on topics such as marriage, adolescent development, grief, parenting, and autism. Comfort in working in the group setting is a natural outgrowth of her teaching background.

As a result of completing her practicum at Krause Residential Treatment Center for teenage girls, Donna expanded her previous behavioral approach to include use of DBT which promotes mindfulness and emotional regulation. In addition, Donna has become trained in EMDR, an extensively researched and proven practice in the treatment of trauma.

Donna has had the privilege of spending seven years living in a remote area of Indonesia where she taught English at local orphanages and missions. The experience served to enhance her multicultural sensitivity and awareness of commonality among all members of the human race. She can see how knowledge of culture and language serves to break down barriers.

Donna also has a fondness for the 12-steps and guiding principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and has been privy to the transformation that can take place as a result of sharing of one’s experience, strength, and hope. The 12-step program not only combats addiction but serves as a healthy model for daily living.

All of her experiences contribute toward her Rogerian perspective which includes unconditional positive regard which enables clients to grow in self- awareness  She has become familiar with Jungian ideas and embraces practices of Psychodrama and Gestalt as a means of gaining insight into less successful patterns of behavior. She believes in the life long journey towards wholeness and refers to the quote, “The privilege of a life time is to become who you really are” (Carl Jung).

Kim Huff-Howard

LPC & LCDC-Intern

I am an LPC and an LCDC-Intern with a background in education and lay counseling. I graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1988 and received a teaching certificate and began my career as a teacher. Having taught K-12th graders in both public and private education has helped shape my background and views of counseling children, teens, and adults.

In 2003, after the deaths of two close family members, I decided to return to school to become a counselor with an interest in grief counseling. I completed my master’s degree in 2007 from SHSU. My first counseling position was as a school counselor for Northland Christian School where I worked mainly with elementary students but also worked with secondary students. After that I worked as a counselor in Magnolia ISD and Klein ISD. While most of my experience has been working with adolescents, I also work with elementary aged children, and adults.

I am nearing the completion of my 3000 hours of supervised counseling under the supervision of Pam Cosart. I have experience in several counseling areas such as grief, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, trauma/PTSD, bi-polar, chemical dependency, memory and learning strategies, Dyslexia and other learning disabilities, anger management, stress management, boundaries, and couples counseling.

I use an eclectic, as well as integrative approach to counseling, which takes into account the psychological, biological, social, and spiritual dimensions of a client. In terms of training, education and experience, my professional leanings incorporate aspects of cognitive-behavioral, person-centered, existential, reality, psycho-dynamic, dialectical behavioral, and cognitive processing therapies. I have had some training and research with EMDR and plan to complete the certification soon.

I’m excited to work with this amazing group of counselors as I transition from school counseling to private practice.

Dana Spinler

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 is supervised by Dr. Jerry Terrill.

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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