Zulema E. Magana, MA, LPC-Supervisor, NCC
Zulema Magana has been working in the mental health field for 14 years. Her educational achievements include a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University and a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from St. Mary's University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Hypnotherapist specializing in Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Therapy. She is a wife and a mother, too, which helps her relate that much more to some of her clients. Her focus is to help adults and adolescents with problems such as: self-esteem issues, relationship/marital issues, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, social problems, and communication problems. Her goal is to help her clients learn to accept themselves and decide on ways to change. She will help clients gain self-awareness, personal growth,and increase insight and direction.
Richard Walla, LPC
We all want to be heard, at first, that’s all; and then to be heard by someone who will not judge our feelings harshly, but with understanding instead. We want someone who can listen to what we want, relief for our thoughts and feelings, and can help us understand what “the problem” is. I started my journey in counseling with my Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Management Science in 1970, with an interest in human behavior and motivation. Why do some people have mental and emotional problems and some don’t? What caused these differences? So I began studying New Age Psychology on my own and throughout my life. It wasn’t until later in life that I earned my Master’s Degree as a Licensed Professional Counselor (in 2011). I love helping others and genuinely enjoy working with people by helping them treat those negative feelings. I help them decrease feeling distraught, sad, ashamed, angry, guilty, etc., about their lives, themselves, their intimate and social relationships, and their behaviors. People hurt, and they want to talk to someone to get explanations, and to prove they’re not “Crazy”. It’s the reason I studied so intensely, and still do; and the reason I treat people with that same intensity and sincerity they deserve.
Brianna Antu, MA, LPC
Do you ever feel like your life has no meaning? Do you ever feel like you don't know which path to take next? I'm sure there has been a point in your life where you just wanted to talk to someone, for someone to listen. Counseling has opened my eyes to many ways of not only helping others but also myself. I have four years’ experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. My specialties are, low self-esteem, mostly dealing with trauma, grief, and loss, abuse, anxiety and depression, behavioral problems and mood disorders. For the past two years I have also specialized with pre-teens who are struggling with identity issues and lack of motivation to succeed in life. Let’s set up an appointment, I can aid you in finding your own solutions to your problems!
Jennifer Ramirez, LPC intern