Life isn’t always easy. Sometimes, even the strongest people amongst us need a little bit of help to work through some of life’s more challenging problems. Everyone has battles to fight and hurdles to overcome at some point. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, or any other issue, you should know that there is hope for a better tomorrow.
You might be initially hesitant to seek out help and support for personal matters, but when you do, you will feel confident that you are taking a courageous first step towards getting to a better place and being a better you.
"Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change."
Our practice specializes in treating individuals, couples and families, and through years of experience, we are confident that no problem is too great to overcome. Through therapy, there is always a way to address the issues you face and learn coping strategies to help you both right now and in the future.
If you’re interested in becoming a better, happier, more fulfilled you, we’d love to work with you every step of the way.
Oftentimes, coaching is more appropriate than counseling, or vice versa. We also have clients that choose to start out in counseling to heal from past hurts, hang-ups, or habits, and then transition over to coaching as they move forward and maintain healthy living habits.
Please contact us today. We’d love to help you determine what best fits your needs, counseling or life coaching.
Meet Crystal CoxCrystal Cox is the founder and owner of Serenity Counseling Services. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. Crystal helps children, adolescents, and adults who struggle with past trauma and abuse, grief, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and self-harming, PTSD, self-esteem, life transitions, boundaries, family conflict, stress and feeling overwhelmed, parenting, bullying, and more. She also provides couples counseling and works with individuals to strengthen their relationships and connections with others. Crystal works with children as young as 3, elderly individuals, and everyone in between.
Meet Frank CullenFrank Cullen is a Christian Life Coach with a passion for helping people live the most fulfilled life possible. He specifically enjoys working with people involved in small businesses overcome obstacles so that they can focus their attention on growing and succeeding in the areas that they choose. He coaches individuals from all over the nation, using a confidential media platform, enabling his clients to fit in coaching time, without the bother of traveling to an office.
Meet Karen KnowltonKaren is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She has a passion for helping people and particularly loves working with parents, children, and those experiencing grief. She is trained in trauma-informed care, including training with Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Karen grew up in Beeville and is an AC Jones graduate. She also attended Bee County College and Corpus Christi State University. Karen received her Master of Education degree in Counseling from University of Houston in Victoria in 2010.
Meet Linda Mendoza
Linda is our incredibly valuable office manager. She feels it is an honor to help others, keeping in mind to work as for the Lord. The SCS team likes to call her the “glue that holds us all together”. Whether it is keeping our schedules organized (no easy feat with the growing number of counselors and clients we serve), or helping a client get the resources they need; she is a step ahead in almost every situation.
Meet Marissa Collier
Marissa joined the SCS team in December of 2019 as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the LPC supervision of Richard Alford. The SCS team loves having Marissa on board because of her knowledge, her previous work experience, and her laughter! Marissa helps guide children, adolescents, and adults who are dealing with trauma, abuse, grief, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and self-harming, PTSD, self-esteem, life transitions, family conflict, stress, marital/couples’ issues, parenting, bullying, and more.
Meet Katie Jo Tipps
Katie Jo joined the SCS team in August of 2020 as a Licensed Professional Counselor Applicant under the LPC supervision of Karen Knowlton. Her playful and easy-going personality makes her a joy to have at work. She believes we are here to be servants of Christ first and that serving others is our highest calling.