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Heather Cawthon

My name is Heather Cawthon, and I am a licensed professional counselor supervisor with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Throughout my career, I have gained extensive experience working with trauma survivors and their families from diverse backgrounds. I am passionate about helping adult survivors of childhood trauma and working with couples to navigate challenging life experiences.

I served as the Clinical Director of Children First Counseling Center for five years, where I worked with children, adults, couples, and families dealing with domestic violence, childhood sexual abuse, and intimate partner violence. My experience also includes serving as the Program Director and Clinical Supervisor on a Mobile Crisis Assessment Team and am proud to have served as the Senior Director of Programs at The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center in Collin County, where I led a team of skilled, trauma-trained professionals.

In addition to my professional experience, I am an EMDR Certified therapist, and I hold Level II Certification in Restoration Therapy. I am also an ICP (IASIS Certified Provider- IASIS Microcurrent Neurofeedback) and am trained in Prepare/Enrich, a program designed to help couples navigate the challenges of married life.

Outside of my work, I have been married for 32 years and have three grown children. As a therapist, I understand the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients, and I bring warmth, empathy, and a personal touch to my practice.

Please call (469) 877-3291 to schedule an appointment or feel free to email me if you have further questions.

Brandi M. Smith

     Before becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, Brandi spent 6 years as a Special Education Teacher working with individuals and families with seemingly insurmountable challenges.  During this time, she learned that within the framework of a supportive relationship, her students and families were able to take risks and begin thinking outside of the box in order to address their day-to-day difficulties. 

     Brandi carries this ingenuity and creativity into the counseling room even today.  She believes that her clients are resilient, and she has seen that change occurs within trusting relationships, as clients feel safe enough to take risks and explore new patterns of interactions.  She believes that individuals and families can overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges both emotionally and within their relationships.  Brandi approaches her work with individuals and families from a systemic perspective believing that the individual both influences and is being influenced by his/her family system.   

     Brandi has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2011 and a board approved Supervisor since 2013.  In addition to her work at Sacred Space Counseling Center, Brandi partners with a local non-profit counseling agency to help train students that are pursuing a Master’s degree in Counseling.  Brandi is currently completing her 2nd year within the Marriage and Family Therapy PhD program at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. 

In her spare time, Brandi enjoys all things creative, loves to laugh, watches Married at First Sight as well as other reality-based TV shows, and plays ball with her Yorkie named Gus. 

     Brandi would love to work with you and/or your family as you take steps to connect, grow, and heal!  

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