Atascocita Counseling Associates is a family of independent therapists bound by common values and guiding principles. We share a commitment to offer compassionate, exceptional, effective counseling services to the members of our northeast Houston community. Our therapists come from a variety of educational backgrounds and professional experiences. Together, we offer a wealth of expertise treating adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. Faith-based counseling is available to those who wish to incorporate their spiritual beliefs into their therapy.
We invite you to look through our therapists' individual web pages to find the one who best fits your needs. You can contact them directly either by phone or email.
Krissy Cotten, MA, LPC
Krissy provides counseling for individuals, couples, families and children. She helps clients overcome obstacles and achieve healthier relationships. When working with children, she takes an individualized approach, because each child is unique. Krissy can help you overcome issues such as divorce, children's behavioral issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anger management, women's issues, postpartum depression, grief, loss, and addiction.
Krissy also conducts faith-based counseling for those who desire to incorporate their spiritual beliefs as a part of the therapeutic process. She finds that when a person's faith is a part of the process, more complete healing and progress are achieved! If you would like to start on a journey to make positive changes in your life, contact Krissy now to begin on the pathway together!
Nicole Brown, MSW, LMSW
Nikki Brown is a bilingual Licensed Master Social Worker that provides counseling to children, adolescents, adults and families to identify and embrace their best selves. She has clinical experience with individual, group and family therapy in outpatient, intensive outpatient and school settings. Nikki utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (specifically Team CBT, founded by best-selling author and Psychiatrist David Burns), Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, play therapy, a strength-based perspective and faith-based counseling to assist clients healing from trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, children’s behavioral issues, parenting, family conflict, communication, grief and loss.
Nikki knew at a young age that she enjoyed helping others and began honing her focus on different contributors to one's wellness. Nikki believes that each person has the ability to be their best selves; with insight and the right tools each person can move beyond any barriers. As a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist she collaborates with clients to focus on their goals and identify and resolve any underlying thoughts and feelings that have impeded them from reaching those goals. In her work with children and adolescents Nikki engages the youth in identifying their goals and collaborates with parents to provide supportive parenting tools. Nikki graduated from Brigham Young University (a religious institution) and Howard University (a Historically Black College) and understands the importance of embracing spirituality and diversity. Nikki practiced clinical social work in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, Nevada before pausing her career for full-time motherhood of her six children. She is working on completing her LCSW and is under the supervision of Carol Supelveda, LCSW-S. She is excited to be practicing in Texas and looks forward to working with you!
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Alexander Macdonald, PhD, LCSW
"We cannot be taught wisdom, we have to discover for ourselves by a journey which no one can undertake for us, and effort which no one can spare us," M. Proust.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker who has a PhD in social work and a Master of Social Work degree both from the University of Kansas. As an active duty counselor in the USAF for nearly 20 years, I have engaged with hundreds of individuals, couples and families as they have worked to address such things as anxiety, depression, shame, vulnerability, phase of life issues, grief and loss, relationship concerns, communication challenges, and anger management. I provide counseling for those who are seeking a journey of discovery. Often we find ourselves in a place where we do not want to be and we are not sure where we can turn for help. It is at these troubling times that we seek for guidance and assistance. If you would like to start down a road of personal discovery and make positive changes in your life, contact me now to begin a new chapter in your life.
My counseling style is warm, genuine, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, solutions focused, and supportive therapy. Together we will develop a treatment plan, with goals you have, to meet your individual needs.