Jamie Porter

MA., LMFT-S, LPC-S

CO-OWNER

About Jamie

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Supervisor to clinicians gaining hours for the State of Texas, both MFT and LPC Track. I have been a part of this Private Practice since 2012, and a clinician since 2008. I am proud to take Magnolia Counseling of Pearland to the next step of success as Co-Owner.

 

Here at Magnolia Counseling of Pearland, we have a solid group of clinicians with a wide range of specialties and passions to meet you right where you are!

 

Education 

Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Counselor, University of Houston Clear Lake, Graduated Class of 2008.

 

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT#201362)

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC#64674)

 

Professional Affiliations

AAMFT (American of Marriage and Family therapy) Member ID #113964

Specialties

  • Infidelity

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Self Harm Prevention

  • Systems Work

Julie Ung

MA., LMFT-S, LPC-S

CO-OWNER

About Julie

I have worked as a Marriage & Family Therapist in community mental health and private settings over the last 14 years. I provide individual, family and couples counseling. I am trained in play therapy techniques and trauma focused care. I also am trained in working with couples using EFT (Emotions Focused Therapy) as well as specialized training in infidelity repair. Choosing to engage in counseling is a very courageous action and I am humbled to walk through the journey with my clients towards a healthy relationship with self and others. I am married and a mother to 2 boys who keep my life very busy and exciting. I enjoy hiking and fishing, playing piano/guitar, and tending to my orchids in my downtime. 

As Co-Owner of Magnolia Counseling of Pearland, I am proud to have a team of clinicians that offer compassionate and qualified care to the Pearland community. I pride myself on building a diverse team who can provide specialized care in different modalities. We are honored to continue to be your trusted community mental health provider team. 

 

Education

Master’s Degree: Marriage and Family Therapy, University of Houston – Clear Lake 2008

 

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFT-S #201258)

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S #64364)

 

Professional Affiliations

AAMFT (American of Marriage and Family therapy) Member ID #113964

 

 

Specialties

  • Child or adolescent

  • Family Conflict

  • Relationship Issues

  • Infidelity

  • Anxiety and Depression

Kristie Walton

LPC

About Kristie

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Since 2004 I have provided mental health care for individuals, couples, and families. I am passionate about helping people adjust to life’s challenges, improve their mental health and sense of well-being, and nurture more fulfilling relationships. I work with clients from a person-centered perspective, utilizing treatment techniques tailored for the client’s needs, such as cognitive behavioral therapy. My goal is to help clients see themselves accurately and integrate every part of their experience into a life that is whole and full.

 

I have been married since 2001, and I have two children. I lived in West Texas for eleven years before moving to Pearland in 2018. I enjoy reading, time with my family, and our dogs.

 

Education

Master of Arts from a CACREP accredited counseling psychology program at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, in Belton, Texas (2004).

 

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #61140)

Board Certified through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC #242444)

 

Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma and PTSD

Yesenia Bertl

LMFT

About Yesenia

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am an integrated therapist who tailors therapy to your needs while primarily utilizing an Emotion-Focused approach. I worked for Child Protective Services as an investigator for nearly three years, and since then have wanted to work directly with children and their families. I know life is difficult, full of ups and downs, and I am passionate about helping you take control of your like and improve your most treasured relationships.

 

I have worked with children diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, and Disruptive Behavior and their families. I specialize in working with couples and families, but have worked with people of all ages, ethnicities and with a wide range of challenges. I will meet you where you are and help guide you to where you want to be. 

 

I also speak Spanish. 

 

Education

Auburn University, Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

Licenses and Certifications

State of Texas LMFT-203415

Approved Supervisor through AAMFT

 

Professional Affiliations

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Specialties

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Parenting 

  • Trauma

Bertilda Duhon Lacy

 LCSW, MPA

About Bertilda

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 14 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in both educational and private practice settings. I am especially passionate about working with clients from a Cognitive Behavioral and Strengths-Based perspective, particularly how one can use their personal resources, abilities, skills, knowledge, and potential to deal with life challenges, meet their needs, and achieve their desired outcomes. My greatest reward as a therapist is the opportunity to witness the power of therapeutic partnership in uncovering the strengths and resources we all possess and using them to make impactful changes. I am a mother to a dynamic 4-year-old daughter and enjoy writing music, screenplays, and poetry as well as exercising in my spare time.

Specialties

Depression, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Children, Adolescents, Relational Issues

Education

Master of Public Administration from Texas Southern University (2013)

Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University (2006)

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) #55931

Jennifer Vega

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

About Jennifer

Pearland Native

-Customer Care Specialist

- Manages calendars, fees, and support to clients

- Runs Payroll and manages MCP office

- First voice on the phone and smiling face for our clients

Deborah Henderson

 MA., LPC

About Deborah

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 12 years working in mental health and private settings specializing in eating disorders, anxiety and depression.  I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing in treatment.  I provide individual therapy for adults and adolescents as well as couples and marriage therapy. 

My husband and I love to read and hike with our dogs. 

 

Education

Masters Degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University, graduating class of 2005.

 

License

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC# 65642) 

 

Professional Affiliation

Houston Eating Disorder Specialists

 

Specialties

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Relationship Issues