Founder and Owner
Andrea Cox is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Originally from San Antonio, Andrea moved away in 1997 to study psychology at Texas Tech University. After that, she moved on to study social work at the University of Chicago. Having the opportunity to study at the University of Chicago, one of the top-ranked schools in the world for social work, and internationally credited as one of the birth places of social work philosophy, was highly formative for her as a therapist.
It is her goal to help children, adolescents, adults, and families cope during those difficult times of life and flourish during the good times. Andrea has worked in various medical healthcare settings throughout her career. She focuses her practice on treating adults and adolescents who experience mood disorders, trauma and issues with weight and body image, parenting teens and dealing with life stressors. Andrea is certified in Brainspotting and is paneled with Medicare, Traditional Medicaid, Aetna, BCBS, UHC, Humana, Superior, Gilsbar, and Tricare.
In her spare time, Andrea enjoys spending time with her husband and children, attending local sports events, and hiking, road trips and traveling and exploring new cities.
Board-Approved LCSW Supervisor, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
Master of Arts in Social Work (Specialization in Family Support), University of Chicago
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Texas Tech University
Graduate, Antonian College Preparatory High School
Certified Brainspotting Practitioner
Founder and Owner
Elizabeth Ransom is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
Originally from Austin, Elizabeth moved to Lubbock in 2000, to study anthropology and psychology and Texas Tech University. During her time at Texas Tech University, she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in Anthropology and Psychology. She was also able to participate as a research assistant at the Texas Tech University Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, gaining valuable insight in this field of study. Elizabeth obtained her Master's Degree in mental health counseling from St. Mary's University in San Antonio.
Elizabeth has worked in various healthcare settings throughout her career. She focuses her practice on treating adults and adolescents who experience mood disorders, issues with weight and body image, adjustment stress, and relationship issues. Elizabeth is paneled with Traditional Medicaid, Superior, Aetna, BCBS, Humana and Tricare.
In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, visiting state parks, swimming, fishing, hiking, and cooking up new recipes. She is always studying new techniques for relaxation and mindfulness, and natural approaches to healthy living.
Board-Approved LPC Supervisor, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Saint Mary’s University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Texas Tech University
Chenoa received her Masters in Social Work from Tulane University in 2015. She has been a therapist for over 7 years. Chenoa is experienced in case management, working with trauma victims and has specialized in working with at-risk populations such as individuals with HIV, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+. She provides individual and family counseling for mood disorders with teens, adults and older adult populations. Chenoa is available for in person and telehealth appointments. She is paneled with Medicare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UHC and Humana.
In her free time, she has fun with her children, cuddling with them and reading. Chenoa works Monday- Wednesday day appts.
Clifford Cantu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Originally from San Antonio, Cliff graduated with his M.A from UT Arlington and in 2010 began working in the mental health field. Clifford returned back home to San Antonio with his family in 2016.
He works with those experiencing mood disorders (such as depression and anxiety), substance use, and trauma as well as challenges surrounding adulthood (such as fatherhood, parenting, blended families, and family dynamics). Cliff strives to empower others to reach their goals using evidence-based practices and fostering an environment of genuine human interaction.
In his spare time, Cliff enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 children and 2 Beagles, watching sports (live and on TV), listening to music (live and in the car), and experiencing new cuisine. Cliff works evenings and Saturdays.
Victoria was born in Louisiana, but has spent most of her life in San Antonio and Chicago. She has a B.A. from Trinity Univ., a J.D. from St Mary’s Univ., and dual Masters degrees in Theology and Social Work from the University of Chicago. At NECC, she works as a therapist-in-training under the supervision of Emily Perez, LCSW-S, with a special interest in couples counseling. She is also very motivated to provide individual counseling with people dealing with problem drinking, trauma survivors, LGBTQ+ individuals, and persons with strong cultural ties to countries other than the US—she speaks Spanish and French fluently, and is happy to do therapy in those languages.
She is a trained interfaith/interreligious chaplain who enjoys working within a spiritual framework in support of individual and couple client goals for greater emotional health and equilibrium. She is also comfortable exploring issues of aging, loss and grief.
For fun, she travels the world, talks her friends into playing board games with her, rides her bicycle on the city Greenways and fosters orphaned neonate kittens (ages newborn to 8 weeks of age) for animal rescue organizations around the city.
Victoria works afternoon and evening hours with some Saturday availability.
Elizabeth (Lizzie) is originally from Washington State, Lizzie left the rain as quickly as possible and received her Bachelor degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Sacramento. She then spent some time in Spain, teaching, traveling, and learning Spanish. After her time abroad, Lizzie moved to Texas and earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Lizzie has a Person-Centered approach to counseling and has a special interest in personality assessments and has been studying Personality Typology Systems (such as Myers-Briggs, Enneagram, DISC and StrengthsFinder) for the past 10 years. She also enjoys utilizing creative interventions such as art therapy, play therapy, sandtray therapy and music therapy. Lizzie has two cats named Houdini and Fettuccini, and enjoys crocheting, playing guitar, hiking and paddleboarding.
Lizzie can see Aetna and Cigna insurance clients and affordable private pay rates.
Tanya is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She was born and raised in San Antonio. Tanya earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice at Texas State University. She worked with at risk youth and their families as a Juvenile Probation Officer with Bexar County for 10 years. She then pursued her Masters in Social Work degree at Our Lady of the Lake University. Tanya wants to focus on breaking the stigma of mental health within the Latino population. Her experiences of therapeutic approaches include strength-based perspective, CBT, and CPT. Tanya wants to continue empowering clients through client-center approaches. In her free time, Tanya enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys hiking and coffee.
Tanya is available to see Aetna insurance clients and affordable private pay rates. She has a few morning and afternoon appts during the week available.
Mailyn is currently paneled with Medicare, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, UHC and Humana insurances. She is available for Telehealth ONLY weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Mailyn works well with middle school, high school, college age transitions and older adults with life stressors and transitions.
Caitlin (Cait) joins us in May 2023. Originally from Lubbock, Cait moved to Denton in 2016 to study Psychology and Journalism at the University of North Texas. In the middle of a pandemic, Cait moved to San Antonio in 2020 to attend Our Lady of the Lake University, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Marriage & Family Therapy.
Cait utilizes a post-modern, strengths-based approach to therapy and frequently uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Narrative Therapy techniques with clients. She has worked with a variety of individuals, couples and families, including mandated clients.
In her free time, Cait enjoys hiking, photography, reading and spending time with her two cats, Jasper and Akio. Cait is available for affordable private pay rates and is available Wednesday thru Sunday morning, afternoon and evenings.
Zach grew up in the South Texas area and has lived in San Antonio since 2014. He attended UTSA for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees, where he received his bachelor’s degree in biology and his Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling. While in graduate school, he completed his internship at Anew family counseling, where they partnered with the Schertz Cibolo Universal City school district to provide in school counseling services. Zach takes a person-centered approach to counseling that also incorporates aspects of cognitive behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, relational cultural theory, and strength-based counseling. He enjoys working with teenagers and adults. During his free time Zach enjoys spending time with his wife and their two dogs, working out, and following sports. Zach can see Aetna, Cigna and private pay clients.
George is a native of El Paso, Texas. Working within the education system, as a Bilingual, Early Childhood teacher and school counselor and a counselor in private practice he has set the tone for his delivery of a counseling sessions. He believes that all individuals have specific learning styles, ways in which they understand concepts and get highly involved in the counselling process. George uses different capacities from early childhood to adulthood and this has led him to understand the connection between childhood experiences, family connection, educational achievement and cultural/social barriers which may contribute to stress, anxiety and self-harming thoughts and behaviors. George is fluent in Spanish and has completed certification in ASL (American Sign Language).
George enjoys reading, learning about new ways to better serve his clients and people in general, he also enjoys travel and spending time with his family and his two dogs Bobby and Tobias. George has a few evening appts available and sees Traditional Medicaid, BCBS, UHC, Aetna clients.
George, nativo de El Paso, Texas. Al desempeñarse en el sistema educativo del lugar, se expuso a ese sistema como maestro, ¡consejero escolar y terapeuta de manera particular y provee un tipo de consejería donde todos los involucrados aprovecharan! ¡Se les invita cordialmente!
Kiana Jones is originally from Killeen, TX, Kiana moved to San Antonio, TX in 2020 to receive her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She enjoys helping individuals heal, learn more about themselves, and work on obstacles together. Kiana loves to utilize DBT, ACT, and mindfulness in her counseling approach. She has experience working with adolescents at inpatient and PHP facilities as well as college students at university campuses. She also enjoys using creative approaches like painting/drawing and sandtray. In her spare time she takes care of her rescue puppy Ms. Lola Bola and enjoys going on hikes. Kiana specialties include BIPOC, military family life, Eating Disorders, mood disorders in teens/adults, LGBTQ. Kiana can see Aetna, Cigna and affordable rate clients.