We have not been in your shoes, but we have been in similar shoes. My Next Step supplies a safe, positive environment to learn and grow.

We are all unique individuals on our own journeys, My Next Step is here to help light and guide you on your path. Together we can create solutions and help you step into the next chapter of your life

ERIC HAMMER

NCC,LPC,LCDC

ehammer@mynextstepllc.com

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 License 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 WALKER

PH.D(C), LMFTA, LCDC, EMDR

swalker@mynextstepllc.om

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.

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LASHAUNA HEDTKE-MORRIS

MA, LMFT

lhedtke@mynextstepllc.com

Lashauna 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."

DON MORRIS

LMSW, LCDC, CAMS1

dmorris@mynextstepllc.com

Don’s life experience allows for a personal connection with those from various demographics. Don realizes God’s purpose and passion for him to help others achieve spiritual, emotional, and relational healing through individualized and group counseling and he gives God all the glory. Don’s educational endeavors include achievements as a Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Certified Anger Management Specialist. Don also has a heart for care-givers. He regularly volunteers at local and surrounding area agencies to teach coping skills such as self-care in order that they may better serve their clients and communities as well.  

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (NIV)