LPC Intern Counseling Services
Breath of Hope offers affordable low cost therapy provided by Licensed Professional Counseling Interns. LPC Interns have graduated with their Masters Degree and have received their counseling license. They are working on their 3,000 hours of supervised internship as the last phase of education. Kimberlee Daughtry-Lopez LPC Supervisor, personally supervises all Interns who are able to meet with you at a much reduced fee. Interns are gaining experience in the field and are enthusiastic about helping you with your situation. Just mention that you are interested in seeing an intern and we will discuss the arrangements. Your counseling experience will be satisfying and beneficial. Mrs. Daughtry- Lopez works closely with each LPC Intern to be certain your concerns are addressed effectively. This service will not only give you the opportunity to get counseling at a lower rate, but will give you even greater help by having two counselors having input into your situation.
Meet Our Interns:
Nick S. Raczek
MS, LPC Intern
Nick S. Raczek graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Masters of Science in Professional Counseling. The purpose that drives him is to help develop whole people; body, mind, and spirit.
Nick’s approach to counseling is eclectic, in that each person will be unique and need something different. His formal training equips him to work with a host of issues including; anxiety, depression, marital issues, anger problems, PTSD, etc.
Nick can also provide a Christian perspective in counseling if that is wanted by the client. With 20 + years of Christian service and degrees in theology, he is able to help with building a stronger connection to Christ.
Nick also works with nutritionists and bodywork therapists that can help one become healthy both inside and out.
Nick is supervised by Kimberlee Daughtry, LPC-S, RPT, EMDR.
$65 for 50 min. Individual Session
$85 for 50 min. Couple/Family Session
$130 for 90 min. Session
$160 for 2 Hour Session
$15 for 15 additional mins. added on to a session
*Sliding Scale offered for all Services
MS, LPC Intern, NCC
A native San Antonio, Texan, Gayle is a wife, mom, step-mom and grandmother (or “g.g.” according to her grandbabies!). For twenty seven years, she has served families in her solo law practice by helping them through the conundrum of divorce, adoption, child support and custody litigation. Gayle is also a Credentialed Advanced Mediator – bringing her peacemaking skills to contested family law matters from the Texas Gulf Coast to the Hill Country since 1995. She has also been trained as a Parenting Coordinator/Facilitator to help families in resolving parenting issues during and after litigation. Seeking to expand her service to others, in 2014 Gayle earned a Master of Science in Counseling from Texas A & M – Corpus Christi where she was inducted into the Theta Alpha Mu Chapter of Thi Sigma Iota – Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. Gayle is now a National Certified Counselor, a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (supervised by Lisa Remey, Med, LPCS, NCC, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor), as well as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern. She serves clients at Breath of Hope Professional Counseling in Shavano Park, TX and Connections Individual and Family Services in New Braunfels, TX.
Gayle’s extensive legal background, education and lifetime of personal experience guide her desire to serve children, individuals, couples and families on their journey of discovery and healing – especially those involved in the legal system. Gayle sees conflict, not as an obstacle, but as an opportunity. She seeks to be an instrument of peace in easing the epidemic of conflict, pain, maltreatment, enmity and alienation affecting many family systems today. It is Gayle’s goal to focus her counseling practice on reconciliation and reunification by building parenting skills, strengthening parent-child relationships, unveiling the mystery of women’s souls and recovering men’s masculinity through a range of individual and group treatment options, including bibliotherapy and play therapy for children as well as adults. Gayle plans to add reunification and self-discovery retreats, canine assisted therapy, and equine assisted therapy to her repertoire in the near future, so stay tuned!
Gayle believes that she was created to provide hope where there is despair and light where there is darkness. She counsels all to” keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow, it’s what sunflowers do.” One of her favorite life verses is “Trust in the Lord and do good.” Psalms 37:3
Gayle is supervised by Jennifer Matthews, LPC-S.
Regular Business Hour Fees (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
$75. Individual/Couple/Family 50 minute session
$135. Individual/Couple/Family 90 minute session
$25. Additional 15 minutes, if schedule allows
Evening and Weekend Fees (after 6 p.m.)
$100. Individual/Couple/Family 50 minute session
$180. Individual/Couple/Family 90 minute session
$30. Additional 15 minutes, if schedule allows
MS, LPC Intern
Kendra graduated from UTSA in 2001 with a BA in English. After fifteen years of life experience including motherhood, teaching, and entrepreneurship, she returned to UTSA for her MS in Counseling in 2016 where she had the privilege of studying under some of the nation’s leaders in the profession. Kendra graduated in May 2019 and received her LPC intern license in July 2019.
Kendra chose to enter the counseling profession because she has always viewed people in terms of their potential, and has a sincere desire to help them grow. Her clients know that her heart is for them, 100%. Kendra’s experience has allowed her to assist adult clients with a wide variety of presenting issues including managing stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. While in grad school, she learned that she is particularly well-suited to helping clients process and heal from trauma. Kendra’s soothing and sensitive nature, combined with a strategic ability to guide and direct sessions has been healing for many. She incorporates mindfulness and cognitive techniques along with teaching lots of self-compassion. A typical session often includes some laughter, some tears, and a greater sense of clarity and peace.
Outside of counseling, she enjoys reading, hiking, time on the river, and going to concerts. But, her greatest joy is her family. Kendra has been the lucky wife of her dear husband for nearly 20 years, and they have four incredible children who amaze them regularly.
Kendra is happy to schedule a free fifteen-minute phone consultation with you. You can tell her your struggle, and she’ll let you know how she can help.
Supervised by Susan Denny, LPC-S
Individual Counseling Sessions (adults 18+)
$70 – Individual Session (50 minutes)
$110 – Individual Session (90 minutes)