Jennifer Hughes

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Jennifer Hughes, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Hello! My name is Jennifer Hughes and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. When I created my practice, I had two visions in mind. One, to create a place where clients feel valued and two, a place for clients to receive recognition that their feelings and thoughts are valid and worthwhile.

Whether you are a teen or an adult, your feelings matter to me. I will listen to YOU. I will hear YOU. I will support YOU along your journey.

From a very young age, I wanted to be a therapist, however, counseling is my second career. I worked in retail while attending undergrad and was promoted several times in my tenure with that company. I held several management positions while working with-in the stores and ended my career with them as a Human Resources Manager in the corporate office. I had 16 stores under my wing in which I provided assistance in team building, communication skills, taught management classes and conducted work-place investigations.

I also represented our company several times during EEOC hearings. Although many of those duties I mentioned above are very similar to what I do now as a therapist, it wasn’t quite the same. I still longed to be a therapist and to help others in more meaningful ways. I applied to graduate school after a major life change and the rest is history!

I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Texas at Dallas and my Graduate Degree at Amberton University. I have worked in a variety of settings including crisis lines, ER’s, PHP/IOP settings, shelters, and private practice. I am a busy mom of four children, three fur babies, a fish and a chameleon. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family, tend to my gardens, and binge a good series on Netflix.

Allie Jodaitis-Rodriguez

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Allie Jodaitis-RodriguezGreetings! My name is Allie Jodaitis-Rodriguez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My goal as a counselor is to create an environment where you, as a teen or adult, feel heard, supported, and valued. I want to help you re-discover your strengths and help you learn new tools to approach the challenges you face now and those that come in the future.

I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology from George Washington University in Washington DC as well as a Master of Education in Academic Counseling From Boston University. I also hold a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. I have worked in research, educational settings, in supported living programs, non-profit settings, in hospital settings, and now in private practice Outside of my work, I enjoy spending time with my family, my dogs, reading and crafting.

Kacie Cheairs

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Kacie CheairsHi there! My name is Kacie Cheairs and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Amanda Esquivel, LPC-S (TX License # 68781). I am committed providing clients with quality care through empathic understanding and thoughtful intervention. I strive to build the therapeutic relationship through a collaborative process to help equip clients with the necessary tools needed to achieve a more fulfilling life.

I know that no two clients are the same, and I take each clients individuality into account when building rapport and developing a treatment plan for lasting change. I am very passionate about conveying myself as a non-judgmental and open therapist to allow my clients to feel safe and comfortable while working with me. I strive to be culturally competent and respect the unique backgrounds of each of my clients. Ultimately, I am dedicated to making a positive impact on each of my clients lives and will do my best to ensure each client leaves treatment feeling better than they did before.

I obtained my Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree from Hardin-Simmons University where I was a member of the Three-Time ASC Conference Champion Volleyball Team. Concluding my undergraduate career, I obtained my Master of Science degree from The University of North Texas in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.

My background as a student athlete is what encouraged me to pursue a career as a therapist. It was during that time that I discovered how important it is to take care of not just our physical health but our mental health as well. As a collegiate athlete, I have first-hand experience in the navigating the transition from high school sports to the college level, which can be overwhelming and leave you feeling unprepared. Not only did it take a physical toll on me, but I was not prepared for the mental stress of college sports in addition to my academics. Let me help you navigate this transition so you can be better prepared for what lies ahead of you.

I also work with clients who suffer from various mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, and substance abuse disorders, phase of life issues, relationship stressors, women’s emotional health issues and those with concerns regarding vocational development. I have worked in both a private practice setting and on The University of North Texas campus at the counseling center. When I am not working, I love spending time with my two dogs and exploring various nature trails in the area. I like to play sand volleyball with friends on the weekends, and travel when I can to visit and spend time with my family.

Sandra Khalil

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Sandra KhalilHello! My name is Sandra Khalil. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the state of Texas and founder of Instilling Hope Counseling Services. I help individuals, couples, and families (ages 13 and up) in English, Spanish and Arabic Languages, specializing in Family Therapy, Sexuality Concerns, Diverse Relationships, Trauma Therapy, Depression & Anxiety, Diverse Populations, Domestic Violence, and Immigration.

My personal goal is to help eliminate the negative stigma that surrounds mental health. My belief in people's individual strength to impact the environment around them permeates through my practice and encourages everyone to seek the opportunity to live their best life through compassionate therapeutic care. I work within a systemic framework and will utilize a variety of therapeutic methods based on the individual needs of my client.

I also operate with a holistic approach, a sex-positive lens, and incorporates the mind-body connection into our work. With compassion and empathy, I will guide you along a non-linear understanding of growth and betterment. If you would like to talk, please call (214) 888-6526. You may also visit my website at https://ihopecounselingservices.com/ .

Individual, Family & Group Therapy

Counseling in Sasche, Texas

I am Counselor Jennifer Hughes and I provide professional therapy sessions for individuals and families. I like to help you address your concerns in a nonjudgmental and compassionate way. Seeking out therapy to address your problems can be difficult for anyone. I commend you for taking the first step and I hope I will be able to make the process a little bit easier for you.

If you live in Sachse, Wylie, Garland, Rowlett, Rockwall, Plano, Mesquite and surrounding areas and you need individual or family counseling, EMDR Therapy, or DBT Therapy contact me today. I provide a compassionate non-judgmental therapeutic session, that allows you the freedom to achieve your best life.    

Sage Minds Counseling

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Sage Minds Counseling in Sachse, Texas offers a wide range of counseling and therapy options designed to help individuals and families reach their whole health goals. Some of these options include individual counseling, family therapy, group therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy sessions.

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