We Are Inspired.
Kimberley Montgomery, MA, LPC-S
OWNER, THERAPIST AND CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
Our founder is a licensed professional counselor and supervisor. She has been helping people since learning how to talk. She has experience helping children, teens, and families find peace in all areas of their lives. She is committed to helping anyone that is brave enough to ask for help.
Her background began in education. She was a first grade teacher for 5 years. During this time she learned many valuable principles about parenting and became trained in “Love and Logic”. She used these techniques in her classroom and taught other parents how to use these skills to raise more responsible children. During her time teaching, she realized that she was created to help others through therapy.
She was trained in EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). and was also trained in Functional Family Therapy(FFT) after being mentored and supervised by the clinical director and founder of FFT.
Dr. Curtis Hill, MS LPC NCC
Dr. Curtis Hill has over twenty-five years of experience in higher education, and he has leveraged that experience to serve clients as a Licensed Professional Counselor. His tenure in higher education included serving as a Vice President, Director of Counseling, and Counselor. Also, his background includes teaching counseling courses through the graduate programs at Prairie View A&M University and Southern Arkansas University.
Dr. Hill’s counseling and life coaching experience extends beyond higher education as he has facilitated groups for “non-offending” fathers with Dallas County Child Protective Services; Bill Glass Prison Ministries where he worked with offenders on death row in Texas; and provided leadership in the Free at Last support groups in the Counseling Ministry at Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church—Anger Management, Boundaries, Pre-Marital Counseling, Relationship Strongholds (Co-Dependency), and Satisfied Singles.
He is a lifelong learning that continues to develop his relational skills evidenced by becoming a Safe Conversations Master Trainer under the tutelage of Imago Therapist Drs. Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. He earned a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Administration from Baylor University, and his Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University – Commerce where he majored in Guidance & Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education.
Lizandra Sanchez, LPC
Lizandra Sanchez has 11 years of experience practicing professional counseling. She began her work soon after graduating from the University of Puerto Rico, where she offered college counseling services as General Studies Faculty.
After she gained additional experience working as a school counselor in a private schools, offering counseling services to high schools students. She also spent more than 5 years working as a school counselor for the Department of Education in Puerto Rico.
In 2019, Lizandra moved to Texas and continued working as a counselor for people with IDD and Autism diagnoses and Mental Health patients. Her hobbies include reading and learning new recipes. She loves to cook! Her principle interest: being a competent professional and an empathetic human being for her clients!
Barbara comes to Therapy Inspired with seven years of experience in office management , customer service and medical billing. She is a devoted wife, mother and friend. She loves to cook, spend time with her family, attending her kids’ sporting events, karaoke, and crafting.
LPC ASSOCIATE SUPERVISED BY KIMBERLEY MONTGOMERY, M.A.,
Kassidi is a current graduate student at Grand Canyon University where she is completing her degree in Counseling, with an emphasis in Childhood and Adolescent Disorders. She has experience working with children, teens, and their families – whether it is to overcome challenges with communication, trouble managing emotions or behaviors, or to reinforce resilience within a person, Kassidi is devoted to helping others meet their goals and needs.
After graduating from Eastern New Mexico University with a degree in psychology, Kassidi moved to Texas with her husband and worked at a youth residential treatment center for adjudicated youth. During this time, she developed skills to assist troubled youth, helping them achieve goals to lead productive lives, develop their skills to effectively communicate with family and peers, and to manage their feelings and behaviors. In order to continue to pursue her passion to help others, Kassidi is committed to learning further counseling skills with Kimberley Montgomery, LPC-S, as her supervisor at Therapy Inspired.
Ceselie Tobin, M.S., LPC
Ceselie Tobin has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2016. She has gained experience working with a variety of clients and issues in individual and group settings while working in psychiatric inpatient hospitals, higher education, and as a psychometrist. She received her training and education from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the University of Texas at Tyler, where she earned her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in Neuropsychology.
Ceselie enjoys assisting clients with a variety of concerns, especially those coping with feelings of depression and anxiety. She also has a passion for working with young adults and those struggling with stages of transition. Ceselie utilizes a solution-focused and mindfulness approach to counseling. She has pursued a career in mental health to help others on their paths towards fulfillment, healing, and individual growth.
Pamela Ortega, LPC
Tere Pamela Ortega is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor that has been providing counseling services in East Texas for over four years. Pam received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Texas A&M University in 2014 and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at UT Tyler in 2016. She is a bilingual, trauma-informed counselor and she is also a EMDR trained therapist. She has experience working with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety and more. She specializes in working with individuals that have a history of trauma, specifically survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Pam’s approach to counseling is led by believing that the client is the expert of their life so she will listen intently and ask questions to make sure that she truly understands you and your concerns. Her role as your counselor will be to support you, empower you and to walk with you in your healing journey. Her theoretical orientation is known as “eclectic”. This means that she draws from different theories and interventions in her work with clients. She would be honored to walk with you in your journey and give you the support you deserve.
Joshua Burks, LPC
Josh has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2018. Josh received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in 2013 and his Masters from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2016. He has experience working with with many populations including adolescents and adults. Josh also has experience in different settings including a residential treatment center providing individual and group therapy, and private practice therapist.
Josh envisions the counseling relationship as a collaborative journey of improved wellness and skills development. He enjoys working with men and men’s issues as well as a variety of other life difficulties including anxiety, depression and other hang ups. Josh uses many different approaches to help his clients live the most authentic and fulfilling life as possible.
Morgan Priddy, LMSW
Morgan isa Licensed Master Social Worker, supervised by Russell Bailiff, LCSW. She graduated from The University of Texas at Arlington with her master's degree in Social work with a concentration in Mental Health. She is trauma informed and has worked with clients to help address trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment and adjustment/ life transitions. Morgan enjoys helping to equip clients with a wide skill set that will help them effectively navigate their lives as well as address trauma they have endured.
She uses an eclectic approach when helping clients meet their therapeutic goals, which include but are not limited to, EMDR, person-centered, solution focused, strengths-based, attachment-based, and trauma informed. Morgan recognizes that each client has specific needs and goals when entering into counseling which is why I value the eclectic approach.
Her goal as a counselor is to meet clients where they are at, providing a safe space for them to gain resources and skills to help them in their journey. Morgan enjoys working with individuals in different stages in life, from life transitions to dealing with trauma. I am interested in working with all individuals, victims of crime, first responders and veterans.
Brandi Sawyer, MA, LPC-S, NCC
Brandi is an experienced Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor from East Texas. She graduated from Stephen F Austin State University in 2009 and has been working with adults, children, and families in a variety of community settings for more than ten years. Brandi’s primary interest and experiences include trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression and mood issues, relationship and attachment issues, and issues related to adjustment and coping.
Brandi’s counseling style can be described as warm, supportive, collaborative, and authentic. She believes all individuals have untapped strengths to handle life problems and experiences. For some, these strengths need to be discovered and fostered through a helping relationship. Brandi’s counseling approach is eclectic but rooted in cognitive-behavioral and attachment theory and techniques. She
serves as a co-explorer and works with clients to determine their needs, gain insight, and make significant changes to meet their goals.
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