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12124 Ranch Road 620 N Austin, TX 78750

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Steiner Ranch

4310 North Quinlan Park Rd., Austin, TX 78732

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Leander

1303 Leander Drive Leander, TX 78641

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Meet Our Counselors

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Staci Reichmanis Bryan Snead Grace Jordan Bethany Schaefer Bridget Butterworth
Deanna Morrice Amanda Tipps Jayme Nichols Luke Boyd Nikki Cheek

Staci Reichmanis
M.A., LPC | Director of Counseling

Learn About Staci

 

Hi! I’m Staci Reichmanis. I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with eight years of experience and have the privilege of being the Director of Counseling at the Hill Country Bible Church Counseling Center. I am grateful to have been a part of this team for the past eight years.

I hold a Master's degree in Counseling from LeTourneau University and a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice from Texas State.

 Because of my own challenging life experiences, I followed a calling into counseling to journey with others who are hurting. I value each person and take and take a thoughtfully integrated approach to my counseling. I seek to offer scientifically informed, theologically rooted care to my clients. 

 I work from a person-centered, trauma-informed lens with specialized training in Polyvagal theory, Family Systems, IPNB, Brainspotting, and EMDR. In addition, I have a unique specialization for working with Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors. I work with adult individuals and couples dealing with issues that hinder them from living in the fullness of life. 

Personally, I have been married to my husband, Scott, for 34 years. Before being a counselor, I worked for the TX Attorney General's office and focused on being a wife and mother to my two kids. When not working, I love being outdoors, spending time with family who loves all things sports, spending time with my friends, and geeking on Neuroscience. 

I would consider it an honor to come alongside you as a safe, supportive resource as you work toward your therapeutic goals. 

Grace Jordan
M.A., LPC

Learn About Grace

My name is Grace Barber-Jordan, and I have been a counselor at Hill Country Bible Church for the past 3 years and a Licensed Professional Counselor for 10 years.  My counseling focus is helping people cope with the symptoms related to emotional distress. 

Emotional distress can show up as physical symptoms, ruminating thoughts, or a downcast spirit. 

My goal with clients is to create an environment where clients feel supported as I learn their story and we work together to alleviate the negative symptoms related to their challenges or concerns.  

I utilize an integrative approach to treatment that involves selecting techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a client's particular need. The counseling modalities that I use may include Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Brain spotting protocol (BSP), and Somatic Experiencing Psychotherapy (SEP) or others. 

Areas of focus include: Anxiety, Depression, Career Change, Parenting, Caregiving, Illness, Academic Concerns, PTSD and Developmental Concerns (All ages)

In addition to a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from St. Edward’s University, and counseling certification from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, I hold a Master of Higher Education Administration degree from Dallas Baptist University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Texas A&M University.

My counseling experience includes working with adults, college students, and children.  I have counseled at Texas State University and counseled and taught at ACC and counseled at STARRY (Serving Texas at Risk and Runaway Youth) and The Texas Baptist Children’s Home. Prior to becoming a counselor, I worked for the Texas A&M University System. 

Bridget Butterworth
M.A., LPC

Learn About Bridget

Education
M.A., Counseling, Colorado Christian University 
B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University
 
Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Trauma Healing: EMDR Trained, Childhood trauma and abuse, traumatic stress, sexual trauma
  • Parenting/Family Dynamics
  • Marriage/Relational Issues: Decreasing reactivity and increasing thoughtful choices, genuine connection, boundaries, and healing
  • Spiritual Wrestlings: Living out Biblical faith with authenticity, wholeness, and healthy community
  • Disordered Eating Thoughts and Behaviors
  • Self worth/Identity Issues
  • Adults, Teens, Families, Couples
  • Theoretical Orientations: Internal Family Systems, Adaptive Information Processing Model (EMDR), and Bowen Family Systems

Amanda Tipps
M.A., LPC

Learn About Amanda

Hi there, my name is Amanda Tipps, and I am an LPC! I’ve been a member of the Hill Country Bible Church Counseling Team since 2019 and received my Masters of Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. 

In my practice I work with kids, teens, and young adults as there is so much change happening inside the developing brain. I’ve found that it can be beneficial to have someone to walk with you through those big, early life milestones. I also enjoy helping parents navigate the changes happening within their kids in order to bring families closer together when possible. 

If that sounds like something you or your family could benefit from, I’d love to see if I could be a good fit to walk alongside you through those developmental year. 

Luke Boyd
M.A., LPC Associate Supervised by Maren Williams, LPC-S

Learn About Luke

My name is Luke Boyd and I am an LPC-Associate, supervised by Maren Williams, LPC-S. I graduated with my MA in Counseling from B.H. Carroll Theological Seminary. In my free time I enjoy being outside, listening to/making music, and spending time with my wife, two dogs, and friends.

Over the past few years in private practice, I have worked with kids, teens, and young adults from a person-centered approach. We work together on understanding and processing your experiences, thoughts, patterns, and behaviors in order to foster a desire for change within you. Along with this approach, I also believe in practical, solution-focused help when needed.

If it sounds like we would be a good fit, I would be honored to join you on your journey. Let’s talk!

Bryan Snead
M.A. LMFT, LPC | Assistant Director of Counseling

Learn About Bryan

Hi! My name is Bryan. I am a seasoned and compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) based in the heart of Texas. With a career spanning over 30 years in the IT and High-Performance Computing (HPC) industries, as well as specialized education in neurophysiology and behavioral neurology, I bring a unique perspective to the field of counseling, merging my deep knowledge of the brain's inner workings with a passion for helping individuals and families heal and thrive.

As the Assistant Director of Counseling at Hill Country Bible Church, I’m honored to work with a dedicated team of professionals, ensuring that the highest standards of care are met for all our clients. My unwavering commitment to excellence establishes me as a trusted figure in mental health.

My therapeutic toolkit is extensive, including modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, and the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). As a certified Pain Reprocessing Therapist, I am trained to address not only emotional pain but also its physical manifestations.

My practice is diverse, as I work with individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in tackling some of the most challenging issues, including depression, anxiety, deep-rooted attachment wounds, and relational distress. My expertise in crisis and trauma response is particularly valuable for clients navigating difficult life transitions - including professionals, from military, police and fire/ems to pastors, teachers and mental health professionals.

My journey into counseling is a testament to my commitment to personal growth and the well-being of others. My transition from the tech world to counseling showcases my dedication to helping individuals find healing, purpose, and fulfillment in their lives. Whether you're seeking support through life's challenges or aiming to enhance your relationships, my experienced and compassionate approach make me a trusted guide on your journey.

Bryan Snead, M.A., NCC, LPC, LMFT

HCBC Counselor / Assistant Director of Counseling

Education

 

M.A., Professional Counseling, Texas State University

B.A., Psychology and Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Areas of Focus

Trauma and Resiliency, Disaster and Crisis Response

Neurophysiology and Behavioral Neurology

De-escalation, Conflict Resolution

Bethany Schaefer
M.A., LPC

Learn About Bethany

Hello! 

My name is Bethany Schaefer and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. In 2017 I joined the Hill Country Bible Church Counseling Team and have been here ever since. I received my Master's degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas State University. I have spent many years training in Bowen Family Systems and am trained in both EMDR and Brainspotting for the treatment of trauma.

I specialize in working with adult individuals and couples that are struggling with or interested in exploring relationship dynamics and/or trauma. Some of the work I do includes pre-marital planning, issues with parenting, difficulty with communication, intimacy, and infidelity. My approach begins believing that everyone needs a safe place to explore themselves and their patterns. My goal is to work together with my clients to create an environment where it is safe to be curious and to learn while also gaining helpful practical tools to implement outside of the office. 

In addition to being a counselor, I am a wife, mom, and ministry leader. I enjoy learning, writing, relationships, sports (especially softball), and spending quality time with those that I love. 

If you believe you are ready to start doing things differently in your relationships with others or your relationship with yourself, if you’re tired of your experiences from the past significantly impacting how you feel today, or if you have any questions about counseling or how I work, I’d love to hear from you. You can reach me at 512-956-4708 or [email protected].

Deanna Morrice
M.S.S.W., LCSW

Learn About Deanna

Hi.  My name is Deanna K. Morrice LCSW, a psychotherapist with five years of experience assisting clients with life’s challenges.  I hold a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin, a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School, and a B.A. in English from Colgate University. I am certified in Brainspotting.  

As a second career therapist, I bring a unique perspective as a wife and mother of four adult children and a child of divorce who experienced trauma as a young person.  My own healing journey, my psychological training, and my heart for the gospel motivate my work. 

I specialize in couple’s counseling and family therapy.  I enjoy assisting individual clients in the second half of life who are navigating grief and loss of any kind, meaning making, struggles with adult children, relational dynamics, overwhelm, and addiction recovery for the individual and family.  

My experience in a university mediation office and in a non-profit hospice agency informs my work.  I also spent a decade ministering to nursing home residents.

Jayme Nichols
M.A., LPC

Learn About Jayme

Hi, my name is Jayme Nichols and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. Before becoming a counselor I was a Youth Minister for about 20 years. I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Townsend Institute at Concordia University in Irvine, CA. I have experience and passion for working with children, teens, young adults, and women. 

One of my favorite parts of the counseling process is providing a safe space for you to just be. From there, we can look more closely at feelings and patterns that keep you stuck, confused, frustrated, and disconnected. At a safe pace we will work together to achieve greater understanding and insight that can help develop new skills and ways of thinking that will enhance your relationship with yourself and others as you create new healthy patterns of being. I am client-centered and trauma informed with a focus on building a trusting therapeutic relationship with you to provide a safe space to share honestly, discover patterns that are roadblocks, and build new skills for growth.

I value a strong relationship as a foundation for our work and use a collaborative approach. I have experience working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, self-harm, grief, trauma, identity struggles, self-esteem issues, spiritual abuse, and social anxiety. There are a variety of research- based strategies that assist with emotional healing and I incorporate those based on the unique needs and background of each client.

Through a trauma informed lens that is supportive of all cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds, I partner with you to develop an individualized plan specific to the goals and healing you want to achieve. 

I know that is a lot and I would love to chat more as you continue to discover who the right fit is for you to continue your journey of healing and growth. I invite you to reach out for a free text/call or send me an email to get to know me a bit more. And whether you reach out or not, please know that I am rooting for you and your healing!

Treatment experience

Anxiety, depression, family relationships, self-esteem, identity, women’s health, trauma, life stage transitions, social anxiety, and spirituality. 

Treatment approaches

Client-centered, brainspotting, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, psychodynamic, trauma informed, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and interpersonal neurobiology

Nikki Cheek
Graduate Student Intern, Supervised by Staci Reichmanis, M.A., LPC

Learn About Nikki

A Native Austinite, I always had a desire to encourage and help others. Then, in high school I was inspired by my psychology teacher to match my gifts to a counseling career. After receiving my psychology undergraduate degree, life took many twists and turns. Recently, I continued pursuing my dream to become a counselor. Currently in practicum for my Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University, I now realize that my twists and turns provided a long history of experience and wisdom that improves my counseling. 

Using a client-centered approach, I like to empower clients to utilize their strengths to overcome their struggles. It is important to work collaboratively with clients to determine clear and measurable goals. I include Evidence Based Practice, ensuring research behind my techniques and practices. 

It is important not to make assumptions about clients but view them holistically. Examining all aspects of a client’s life allows for better results including their physical health, thought cycles, social support, and potentially spiritual aspects influencing a client. Incorporating a CBT approach, I like to examine how our thoughts impact our emotions and behaviors. I also like to view relationships using a Family Systems approach, examining how these relationships foster multilayered interactions. 

Most importantly, it is vital that clients have hope for their future. During our struggles, things can seem all encompassing. Walking through those struggles together, clients can learn not only how to be resilient but even find joy through our tough places.