Marcia Blake, LPC
Staff Therapist

Marcia Blake is a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 15 years of experience helping people navigate the difficult seasons of life. Marcia has accumulated experience in group and individual counseling in residential, community mental health, and private practice settings.

Marcia has a wide range of skills helping adolescents and adults with issues such as depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, grief and loss, borderline personality disorder, trauma, school related issues, adjustment and substance use disorders.

Marcia places a high value on rapport building and strongly believes that each client is an expert on themselves. She uses an eclectic approach which includes but is not limited to CBT, DBT, solution-focused, strengths-based, and motivational interviewing strategies. These approaches can be complemented with creative techniques such as using poetry, journaling, music, and art!


    • Ph.D Human Services, Social Policy Analysis and Planning, Walden University
    • MS Counseling, University of Phoenix
    • BS Sociology, Grand Valley State University

Laurie Blott, LPC
Staff Therapist

Laurie Blott is a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in various settings, including outpatient mental health, inpatient hospitals, crisis centers, and schools.

Laurie enjoys working with adults and older adolescents (16+) on issues around depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, work stress, and mood disorders. Laurie is trained in EMDR, and also draws on Person Centered and Solution Focused strategies. Laurie works with each client to ensure the goals they have are being addressed in meaningful ways.

Laurie’s goal is to create a safe, non-judgemental, and open environment where the client can let their guard down and embrace their authentic selves. What if, instead of focusing on being the “best” version of yourself, you spent time finding out what your “favorite” self might look like?


    • BA Psychology, Texas Tech University
    • MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mary-Hardin Baylor

Katrina Brown, LMFT-S
Staff Therapist and Director of Telehealth Services

Katrina Brown is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor with almost 20 years of experience. Katrina’s previous work experience includes working with children who had severe emotional disturbance and behavior problems, working with adults with developmental disabilities, and working with the state as an investigator. However, her passion has always been in counseling. Katrina’s specialties include working with individuals, couples and families dealing with divorce/separation, blended families, and absent parents. She has also worked with a variety of individuals, including those diagnosed with depression and anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, and families dealing with substance abuse/alcoholism.

Katrina utilizes a variety of techniques, but focuses on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Systems Theory as an approach to therapy. She likes to point out roles, rules, and dynamics that often play out in families in order to facilitate change. Katrina is not afraid of conflict and helps couples and families learn to interact differently.

In addition to seeing clients, Katrina is also the Director of Telehealth Services at Foundations Counseling. In this role, Katrina leads and manages the clinical telehealth operations of the practice. She oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of the telehealth program, ensuring the delivery of high quality, client-centered care through telehealth.


  • BA Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • MS in Clinical Social Work, University of Texas at Austin

Kara English, LPC, LCDC
Staff Therapist

Kara English is a seasoned Licensed Professional and Chemical Dependency Counselor with over 30 years of combined experience in Counseling, Coaching, Training, and Administration.

Kara is familiar with helping people work through the struggles of drug and alcohol addictions. She has served as an advisor for programs and groups building specialized women’s counseling services.  Kara worked exclusively with women suffering from depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and life transitions for ten years of her career. Kara’s addictions work was recognized by Denver Health and Hospitals Star Award.  She has coached and counseled professionals seeking tangible change for the folks that they serve.

Kara has provided mental health and addiction services in the Criminal Justice, Hospital, State, and not for profit systems.  Her work ultimately, reduced crisis, recidivism, and stabilized individuals.

Kara applies a combination of evidenced based theories – Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral, Brief Solution Focused, and Rational Emotive to identify realistic next steps, and skills needed to move forward.  Commitment to the process is completely and totally in your hands. She is a proponent of medication assisted treatment to support recovery and reduce relapse.

Kara is a mom, wife, dog lover, and a Change Agent.

Motivational Interviewing OPTIMISM – Offer hope.  Explain what can be done and how it may help. 

Present a positive and honest picture of changes that others have made and of the efficacy of the

services offered.

William and Stephen Rollnick, 2013


  • BA Psychology, Livingston College
  • ME Counseling, Cleveland State University

Sharaya Gallozzi, LMFT
Staff Therapist

Sharaya Gallozzi has multiple years of experience as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has a passion working with older adolescents, adults, and couples to reach their full potential, no matter the difficult circumstances they may face in their lives. She focuses on providing every client with a non judgmental and safe therapeutic environment where they can exercise their right to always be their authentic selves.

Sharaya’s clinical focus is to assist those struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, daily life stressors, difficulty adjusting to new stages of life, and relationship issues. She practices integrative therapy, which combines elements from different therapeutic modalities, and personalizes the treatment according to the needs of each client since every person is unique. We all need someone to talk to without fear of ridicule or judgment, so why not start today!


    • BA Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • MA Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Elina Kharmats, LPC
Staff Therapist

Elina Kharmats has over a decade of experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Elina understands that your perception is your reality. She practices integrative therapy, which combines elements from different therapeutic modalities, and personalizes the treatment according to the needs of each client. Some of these approaches include person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, and gestalt therapy, among others.

Elina aims to see your current situation from your perspective, meet you where you are emotionally, and walk with you at your emotional pace, towards the goal of wellness, happiness, and fulfillment. Everyone deserves an opportunity to improve their quality of life, why not start the process now?


    • BA, Psychology, UNT
    • MA, Professional Counseling, Amberton University

DeeDee Shoubaki, LPC
Staff Therapist

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.” –Carl Rogers

DeeDee is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has spent her career working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She enjoys working with those who struggle with anger, anxiety, self-esteem, and trauma. DeeDee’s goal is to help others in creating their own sense of healthy emotional expression, improve communication skills, strengthen conflict management and to empower clients to create the best version of themselves and build the life they want. DeeDee utilizes a holistic approach but focuses on Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), humanistic therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. 

DeeDee’s experience includes working in a hospital setting, residential treatment centers, and in private practice helping clients during moments of crisis, resolving conflict, and fostering healthier relationships. She encourages clients to show compassion, empathy, and patience not only to others, but to themselves, as well. DeeDee believes that with the right support and guidance, everyone has the potential to find meaning and purpose and to create a life of authenticity and fulfillment.




  • BS Psychology, University of Central Florida
  • MA Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology