My name is Catherine Mukes and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor approved by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. I am the owner and lead counselor of Impact 4 Change, PLLC: mental health counseling for BIPOC by BIPOC therapists. Learn more at www.impact4change.org.
I provide counseling and psychotherapy services as well as clinical supervision for professional counselor associates. I received my education and training from Louisiana State University and have been providing professional counseling services since 2001. I have worked with a wide range of clientele from pre-school aged children to adults, with a wide variety of issues, including but not limited to depression, relationship issues, family concerns, substance abuse issues and more.
I am currently accepting LPC-associates in the state of Texas. I look forward to working with you toward fulfillment of your goals.
An LPC Associate is a provisionally licensed professional counselor. This means that the associate possesses at least a Master's degree in counseling or related field (including supervised field experiences, "practica") and have successfully passed the National Counselor Exam (NCE). They then applied and were accepted for the temporary license. In the state of Texas, the associate must remain under the supervision of a board approved supervisor for the first 3,000 hours of their career before upgrading to an LPC credential that allows independent (unsupervised) practice. When one is receiving services from an associate, he or she is getting the benefit of having two clinicians with different skill sets and expertise, because associates are required to meet regularly with their supervisor. Essentially, one receiving treatment from an LPC-associate gains the benefit of not just that person's knowledge, experience, and expertise, but also that of the associate's supervisor.