Our Team

Board Of Directors
Sean Slaughter

Sean was born and raised in NY in the Hudson Valley. In January 2001 he joined the US Army as a Multiple Launch Rocket System Operator. He served with Bravo Battery 2nd Battalion 20th Field Artillery 4th Infantry Division in multiple positions. He deployed to Kuwait and then participated in the Iraq Invasion in 2003 until March 2004. He was combat wounded by an IED suffering a traumatic brain injury from the blast. After he ended his service in the Army he worked as a federal supervisory security officer with Dept. of the Army at USMA West Point and later as a civilian police officer with the Dept. of the Air Force. Sean has been married to his wife, Lucinda, since 2016 and they had their first child, Ciaran, together in January 2018. He has two older children, Seth and Austin, that reside with him as well. Sean is currently finishing up his degree in Addiction Counseling and has been accepted into Our Lady of the Lake for their master’s in social work program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEO

John Fannin

Upon graduating from High School, John enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. Receiving training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, then Camp Pendleton, John earned the MOS of Infantry Assaultman. From there he was assigned to his first unit, Third Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment based in Twentynine Palms, California. After two tours to Iraq, John left the Marine Corps to pursue new challenges. Along the way he played one year of Division III football, earned his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, and served the community of McQueeney as a volunteer firefighter. John is currently a writer and deputy editor, living in San Antonio, TX.

 

 

 Board Member
Dr. Shelley J Woodson

Regarding my training and education, I have been working with a diverse group of clients, with a wide range of difficulties, in a number of settings, for over 20 years. I have worked with clients in private practice, community mental health clinics in three states, college counseling centers, pre-school, primary and secondary schools, group homes, forensic settings, and inpatient psychiatric units.

I have also taught, written extensively, and conducted scientific research for over 25 years. I am proud of the students I have taught and the clinicians I have had the privilege of training and supervising over the years. I have taught a variety of college Social Science courses, from Abnormal Psychology to Sleep and Dreams, a course I designed myself. I have authored much scientific material including journal articles, book chapters, and test banks. My new book is entitled, “A Clinician’s Guide to Sleep.”

I earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. I completed an APA (American Psychological Association) approved pre-doctoral internship at Counseling and Assessment Services at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech University.

I am a Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider. I am also an adjunct professor, researcher, author, and expert in the field of sleep science and gender-variant children.

 Board Member
Counselors  
Lucinda Slaughter

LPC-Intern/Personnel Manager
Supervised by: Dr. Mee-Gaik Lim Ph.D, LPC-S, LMFT-S, AAMFT-S, License #9863

I was born and raised in Massachusetts where I received my undergrad degree at Simmons College in Boston. I joined the Marines in 2001 after 9/11 and after that enlistment served in the Army National Guard for a total of 15 years service with 2 combat tours to Iraq. I completed my Masters degree in counseling from St. Edwards University at Austin, Texas.

I believe that there are times in everyone’s life when extra support is needed and a safe place to be open and honest is nearly impossible to find. That’s why I believe the most vital elements in a therapeutic relationship are unconditional acceptance and compatibility between therapist and client. I know the clients I serve are the expert in their life so I create a safe space for personal exploration in an empathetic and non-judgmental environment. As a Dual Service Military Combat Veteran and spouse of a Combat Veteran I understand that every trauma reaction and path to healing is different.
I also worked as a first responder (EMT) and in suicide prevention for most of my adult life and can approach the tough issues these populations face with understanding and compassion. By seeing you in your own home/park/other I hope to help you overcome what can be a major obstacle to counseling.
Many clients wait until they have an urgent concern to see a counselor. When there is this immediate need I generally begin with Solution Focused therapy so my clients can see some immediate relief, while laying a framework for deeper growth through other modalities depending on my client’s needs.

Areas of clinical interest and specialties of mine are Veterans/1st Responders, LGBTQIA+, suicidal ideation, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, life coaching, fertility/women’s health.

 

Ed Lucio

LPC-Intern, NCC

Supervised by: Dory Warren LPC-S, Certified Life Coach. Lic. # 19949

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in San Antonio, TX.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling.  I have 15 years of experience working with children with challenging behaviors in our local school districts.  In addition, I have experience working with a range of issues in adults.

I believe the counseling process is a team effort and I work together with my clients to overcome a wide array of issues.  I utilize the scientifically based methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence based practice for improving mental health.  CBT focuses on the development of coping strategies and changing unhelpful patterns in cognition.

I serve as a board member on the board of Texas Alamo Region Counselors Association, which is the local chapter of the Texas Counselors Association and I am a National Certified Counselor.

 

Vanessa Loera

Supervised By: Robert K. Franklin PhD, LPC-S

TX Lic #19755

Change is uncomfortable… but I am asking you to EMBRACE IT. Step out of your city of comfort and let us walk together through your dark side, to find the light at the end of your tunnel. I have a very direct eclectic approach. Each client is unique in their own way; therefore, I incorporate different approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems theory, Gottman, etc. However, the approach and techniques I use are tailored to each client in collaboration with their specific goals for therapy.
In my clinical practice I have experience working with a diversity of clients (ages ranging from 6-78). I am confident and comfortable in providing services to individuals, couples, children/adolescents, and families. My experience also includes working with a wide range of issues, including but not limited to: depression, social anxiety, all types of abuse, eating disorders, physical disabilities, and assistance finding resources.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014 and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University-Austin in 2017.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern in San Antonio, Texas; which means I have acquired the highest level of education and passed the National Counselor Exam, but still gaining hours to fulfill requirements of full LPC licensure.