Professional Counseling Services
Jasmine Khan, PhD, LPC
2121 W. Waco Dr.
Waco, TX 76707
Our mission is to help people improve their quality of life through a comprehensive behavioral and developmental system of care, including education, prevention, early intervention, support and treatment of children, adults, and families in our community.
We envision a strengthened community where people feel valued, empowered, secure, and purposeful. We respect peoples dignity, accept them for who they are, and creatively help them to thrive, with the understanding that helping others helps us all.
|Services provided:||Areas of focus:|
|Group therapy||Anger issues||Sexual abuse||Adoption|
|Play therapy||Eating disorders||Relationship conflict|
|Parenting classes||Family separation||Juvenile sexual behaviors|
Jasmine Khan, PhD, LPC-S,
Jasmine Khan PhD, LPC, LSOTP, LCDC, has been counseling in Waco for almost 20 years. She earned her Doctorate degree from Baylor University, and then made Waco her home. She has taught at the counseling graduate programs at Baylor University and Tarleton State University for 15 years. Dr. Khan often has her dogs with her at the office to help in sessions.
Judy Shofner, LPC, LSOTP
Judy Shofner is a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in the office of Jasmine Khan Professional Counseling Services since January, 2012. She earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston State University in 2009 and a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University in 1996.
Judy is known for her warm, relaxed and comfortable style in counseling. She enjoys conducting play therapy with children ages 3 to 11, in our fully furnished playroom, assisting children in expressing, through play, the difficulties they often cannot share in words. Judy also enjoys working with all ages in individual and group therapy. Her specialties include assisting persons who are struggling with anxiety, panic, phobias, stress management, self-esteem issues, depression, grief, sexual abuse, chronic pain issues, major life role changes, relationship problems and other emotional issues that keep people from experiencing life to its fullest. She values multiculturalism and is an ally of the LGBTQ community.
Judy believes it takes strength to ask for help with the challenges life presents. Her approach to counseling is integrative, providing an atmosphere of genuine caring, acceptance, and non-judgment while assisting her clients in focusing on the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. She works to assist her client in discovering their unique strengths and how to use those strengths to reach their goals and realize their full potential.
LaTonya Holmes, LPC, LCDC
Chief therapeutic approach is Reality therapy; however, she utilizes many other therapeutic techniques such as CBT, REBT, and Gestalt. LaTonya is experienced in working with adolescents, individual, family, and couples. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. She has experience working in the areas of addictions (both behavioral and substance), marriage counseling, conflict resolution, grief, anger, spiritual and sexual concerns.
Katherine Bielik, MS, LPC
Kathy Bielik received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton University. She has worked at Cedar Crest Hospital, primarily focusing on Adolescents in a residential treatment setting, Temple College, working with disadvantaged students, provided in home parent training services through contract work with DFPS, and has over ten years experience working with individuals with cognitive and developmental delays as well as co-occurring mental health issues. Kathys focus is on working primarily with individuals, although she happily welcomes couples or families as well. She has an interest in working with both teens and adults with Aspergers syndrome.
Kathy utilizes techniques from many different therapy modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Psycho-educational Skills Based Training. She often focuses on using mindfulness techniques in session, which simply means helping clients be more present and less judgmental of themselves, and helping them get un-stuck from their past. She helps clients of all ages, genders, and needs discover how to become more present, confident, authentic, and compassionate toward themselves and others.
Melody LeVane, LPC
Melodys approach is interpersonal, strength based and collaborative. Regardless of circumstances or levels of distress, she believes there is generally more right with most people, than wrong with them. However, during times of difficulty, it is common to become locked into behavior and thinking patterns that take us further from the quality of life we seek. Rather than focusing on the way life should be, her goal is to help people identify the useful elements within the life they actually have. By using internal and external resources currently present, people are not forced to wait to feel hopeful. This subtle shift helps people gain perspective so they are able to recognize the things they cannot change, which empowers them to change the things that they can.
Melody enjoys working with adults, couples, adolescents, and a variety of families, including blended, same sex, and single parent families with young children.
Although, Melody often uses techniques from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Play Therapy, she relies heavily on Dialectical Behavior Therapy, which focuses on increasing four main skills: distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness.
Janna York, LPC
Janna York has many years of experience with children and families from working as a school counselor, and has been an LPC since 2007. She brings into private practice counseling a genuine interest in working with all ages of people who are experiencing personal issues of distress. Janna works with issues related to family changes, grief and loss, ADHD, trauma, anxiety, depression, and life difficulties causing anger, sadness, fear, or stress. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a psychotherapy model that has much supportive research, as an effective approach that can reduce disturbing thoughts related to trauma, grief, PTSD, panic attacks, phobias, dissociative disorders, and thus lead to more positive and emotionally-balanced lives. She also incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, art, music, and play therapy techniques into her counseling practice.
Janna believes in the individuality of each person and respects all cultures. She has a respect for the different perspectives each person brings to the counseling process and works with each individual to help reach a greater degree of self-empowerment and inner peace.