I am Kimberly Cannon, a Marriage and Family therapy pre-grad intern. My genuine passion is to help clients discover the root of those hindering hurdles and align with them to identify sustainable coping strategies. No single approach fits all, so I have resolved to continue my training as a life-long learner. By equipping myself with various modalities, I am better able to serve our clients with evidence-based best practices from a diversified framework and adequate fresh knowledge.
In addition to being a master’s level student in Counseling and Human Development at Lamar University, I am the founder and director of Stop 2 Heal Residential Treatment and Outreach Center. I am working to create a safe space for survivors of human sex trafficking. I believe these individuals deserve to live free, far from all types of devaluation, brutality, and threats of food deprivation surrounding the heinous barbarism of being trafficked. I hold a master’s degree in Education from UT Austin, where I graduated number one in the College of Education. I also studied Spanish at “El Tecnologico de Monterrey,” located in the heart of Mexico. In short, the culmination of my adventurous travels, academic endeavors, and career pursuits concern the welfare of the human race. My delight is working with child welfare and adult social justice advocacy where health and human services highlight my intrinsic enterprise at CAC. I believe in connectivity through active listening, forgiveness, and unconditional positive regard from a client-centered perspective. My current training involves sex therapy, existentialism, CBT, DBT, SFBT, and gestalt approaches. I am honored to partner with the elite professionals of CAC to promote positive mental health. Serving the needs of community means my role as ambassador is dedicated to being available, attentive, and teachable.
Fiona Crounin graduated from Lamar University in December of 2020 with an M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She currently volunteers at CAC as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Originally from Washington State, she has a BA in French and has lived in the Austin area since 2002. Prior to entering the mental health field, she worked as a 911 dispatcher for several years in Williamson and Travis counties, and currently works as a Qualified Mental Health Professional providing crisis support and services. She is honored to be counted among the CAC Ambassador team members, and looks forward to "paying forward" the support and encouragement she has received from others at CAC.
Zach graduated with his master's degree in marriage and family therapy in April of 2020. For his theoretical approach, he leans into CBT and talking about the differentiation of self in relationships. He is a fan of all things sports and could talk all day about football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. He has been at CAC since November of 2019 and has enjoyed the community and opportunities that CAC has provided! He is excited to advocate for his peers' mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health in this new position as an ambassador.
Michael J. Quintana is a pre-graduate intern from Lamar University. He is currently studying to obtain a Master of Education in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling degree. He reports specializing in marriage, couples, and family counseling due to the unique systems perspective of the profession. He states that a systems approach provides clients with the insight necessary to make informed choices with regards to themselves and others. He reports being extremely grateful for the opportunity to intern at Capital Area Counseling (CAC). His future plans at CAC are to gain experience counseling, mentoring, and teaching. He and a fellow intern are starting a support group for mental health professionals. This support group aims to provide new therapists with a safe space to voice, process, and gain insight relevant to the many concerns, worries, and insecurities they may be experiencing. Michael states, “…just as much as clients need a safe space to feel heard, understood, and supported, so do therapists”.
Hailey Hughes is a pre-graduate intern at CAC supervised by Reem Glasco, LPC-S. She graduated from UT Austin in 2019 with her B.A. in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at St. Edward’s University while working towards LPC licensure. Hailey’s therapeutic approach incorporates mindfulness, REBT, and trauma-based work. She is also passionate about mental health advocacy and reducing the stigma around seeking therapy. When Hailey isn’t counseling, you can find her reading a thriller, listening to a true-crime podcast, stress-baking, or just chillin' with her fiancé and their duo of special needs chihuahuas, Boba and Mochi.
Michele Kitney is an east coast individual that finally found her way to Texas! She graduated from Andrews University with her B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science, and she is just two semesters shy of graduating with a Masters in Counseling from Southwestern Adventist University. Currently, she is a pre-grad intern on the LPC track at CAC, and enjoys working with a variety of individuals that are struggling with various challenges. Michele deeply believes in CAC’s mission to offer high quality therapy at a low cost. She is honored to join the team of Ambassadors here at CAC. This team has shown an interest in supporting the interns at CAC while promoting and advocating this practice to the Austin community; marketing and peer mentoring will be her main focus. When Michele isn’t seeing clients, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing board games, cooking or baking something delicious, or spending time with her friends drinking coffee together somewhere! Michele looks forward to meeting you and quite possibly working with you too!
Dawn Warren is an LPC student supervised by Reem Glasco. She attends Adams State University and will graduate in May 2022. Growing up a military brat who traveled extensively, Dawn still loves to travel with her family. Her undergraduate degree is in history, and she has actively studied religious and spiritual practices. In addition to her counseling knowledge, she has a lifetime of diverse experiences and adventures. In counseling, she works with adults from all backgrounds providing trauma-informed care using a Humanistic approach. She brings a passion for the neurodiversity model and disability affirming therapy to her role as an Ambassador at CAC.
Dwayne Coffman is an MFT student supervised by Elle Mendoza-Staats LMFT-S. He is currently attending Northcentral University with a graduation date of May 2021. He is a native Texan and is a die-hard fan of the Dallas Cowboys. His counseling approach is Narrative and Solution Focused; everyone has a story, and hope is available for everyone. He is willing to take all types of clients but enjoys working with couples and families.
Stephanie came into counseling via her work in an overseas non-profit organization. After experiencing the benefits of counseling in a transformative way, she wanted to learn how to do the same for others. She is especially interested in working with underserved and multicultural populations after her many years of cross-cultural living. She loves to connect with clients from the standpoint of Object-Relations theory, exploring their deepest fears and longings in the safe context of the therapy relationship. She has loved the vision of CAC that both serve the underserved and trains the new generation of therapists, and she is excited and honored to contribute to the CAC community. As an ambassador, she is committed to supporting fellow interns in their exponential adjustment to real-life therapy as well as advocating for vulnerable populations who have little access to mental healthcare. Stephanie will graduate from Lamar University with a Masters’ Degree in Clinical Mental Health in August 2021.
Lindsay Poth will obtain her M.A. in Counseling, from St. Edward’s University, in August 2021 and plans to pursue licensure to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. Lindsay works with both individuals and couples and especially enjoys addressing the relational challenges associated with physical and emotional intimacy, infidelity, and trust recovery. She is a native Texan and has been a pre-graduate intern at CAC since August 2020. Outside of her time at CAC, Lindsay is an avid traveler and enjoys hiking, yoga, meditating, country dancing, and spending time with her dogs.
Lindsay obtained her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2020 and is currently pursuing licensure to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Originally from Northern Virginia, she’s been in Austin since 2015. She’s an alternative-styled clinician and would love to work with clients from all backgrounds. She’s been volunteering with CAC since October 2019 and is happy to be working with such a fantastic organization!
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