Eric received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas after receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). He has a heart for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with those suffering from addiction and other mental health disorders. He enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families to help them understand themselves and maximize potential through changing their thought processes to healthy, Christ-centered motivation and reflection. Eric opened My Next Step, PLLC in 2014 to pursue his goal of giving life and healing through the love of Jesus Christ with the counseling process. He shares with all of his clients how to create solutions and flourish in their current life situations by understanding their true identities.
Scott is a licensed marriage family therapy associate (LMFTA) and a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC). He has a Bachelor's degree in Community, Family and Addictive Services, a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, and has completed course work and qualifications as a PhD candidate in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Texas Tech University. Scott is EMDR trained and a certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. He has been an active member at the Texas Tech Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery since beginning his educational journey in 2007. Scott's focus of study is on addiction and the family, counseling the chemically dependent individual, and trauma. His research interests include; long term recovery, and integration of clinical treatment modalities with the principles of the 12-Step program. He enjoys spending time with his family, his co-workers, and the great outdoors.
Lashauna brings a wealth of experience as a mental health clinician. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Counseling, and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She worked at the Pavilion for almost ten years in different capacities, both as a director in two departments and also served as a therapist where she conducted group, individual and family therapy sessions, prepared treatment plans, and participated in team meetings. Her previous experience also includes crisis counseling, court advocacy for children, work with juvenile offenders, family violence victims and offenders, and the physically and developmentally disabled. She has been an effective teacher in providing community education seminars on mental health topics. Her passion is her family and helping other family systems function in a healthy way. She focuses on whole body wellness, realizing the mind, body and spirit are one unit and if one area is neglected it impacts the entire system.
Isaiah 40:31 "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."