Kristi Baumbach, LCSW-S
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker – Supervisor (LCSW-S) I am experienced working with adults of all ages, older children, and adolescents. I have been married over 25 years and have three adult daughters, two dogs, two cats, and dozens of ducks who live on our backyard pond. After growing up in a small town in Southeast Texas, I went to undergraduate school at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas and graduate school at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. I have enjoyed living in Central Texas most of my adult life and currently live ‘in the middle of nowhere’ in rural central Texas. When not working, I enjoy walking and playing with my dogs, reading, watching movies, playing games with my family, practicing yoga, and ‘piddling around’ with yard work or gardening.
Having worked professionally with adolescents and adults in various capacities off and on for over 20 years and working as a clinical therapist for over 7 years, I have much to offer you and your family in helping you manage your challenges while building (or rebuilding) relationships and a life you love and deserve. I’ve worked with “at-risk” teens in summer camp programs, teen parents in school programs, abused and neglected children, acute-care psychiatric hospital patients (both in-patient and out-patient programs), adolescents and children in residential treatment, and in private practice with all ages.
My passions are helping families learn to become strong and healthy for each other, helping clients of all ages discover their individual strengths and their voice, and helping people heal and recover from trauma. I am honored and excited to join you on this journey and will do my best to help you achieve your dreams, hopes, and desires.
Jennifer (Jenni) Brietzke, LCSW
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) I work primarily with adolescents, emerging adults, couples and families. I completed my bachelors in Social Work at Texas A&M University-Central Texas and my Masters in Social Work at Baylor University. I enjoy living in central Texas and have lived here much of my life. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, adventures with my family, swimming and other water fun, watching movies and practicing yoga. I have been in the social work field since 2012 working in residential treatment with adolescents for the past 7 and half years.
I believe strongly in empowerment and harnessing one’s strengths throughout the therapeutic process. I enjoy working “outside the box” and will meet you, the client, right where you are. Gently and with compassion challenging patterns of behaviors and thoughts to facilitate your desired change is part of my approach. Many clients appreciate my honesty and humor throughout therapy and I truly love helping others.
I am certified in Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method, am a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist and a Registered Yoga Teacher. I have also been certified in SMART Recovery and ScreamFree Parenting.
I truly enjoy helping families become healthier, helping clients obtain their goals, and improving their relationships with others. I am honored to walk with you for part of your journey and look forward to helping you connect your mind, body, and soul.
Cecilia (Cece) Gomez, LPC, LCDC
My journey to become a licensed therapist began many years ago. Helping others has always been an integral part of my life. In 2005, I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Texas State University. After working in the social services field for a few years, I decided to get my master’s from St. Edward’s University in professional counseling. After graduating in 2013, I worked in the substance abuse field for several years where I gained an immense amount of experience working with teens, young adults, and adults with chemical dependency issues. I continued my pursuit of expanding my knowledge and skills in various settings such as school, juvenile and adult probation, residential and outpatient programs, and community mental health clinics. Groups, individual sessions and family sessions were a valuable part of the individual’s healing.
When I’m not working, I love finding new food spots around central Texas and beyond. Additionally, I love to read mystery, thriller and historical fiction books and spend time with my family. As a central Texas native, one of my favorite things to do is going to watch live music!
Therapy may challenge you at times but my goal, as your therapist, is to be honest, transparent and empower you throughout your journey. Therapeutic approaches I often use in session are motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused modalities. However, I utilize the best approach to fit your needs. I look forward to helping you be the best version of yourself!
Olivia Mowery-Frantz, LMFT
When I chose to pursue a career as a Licensed Marraige and Family Therapist (LMFT) it came from a drive to help people understand themselves and others better. After I graduated with my Bachelor’s from Texas State University in 2017, I chose to move across the country to attend Northwestern University’s Marraige and Family Therapy program which provided me with a wealth of experiences working with individuals, couples, and families from a wide variety of backgrounds. Upon returning to Texas, I began working with children and adolescents alongside their parents in residential treatment. Now residing in Central Texas, I spend my free time gardening, with my pets, thrift or antique shopping, playing games with my friends, embroidering, and connecting with my family.
In my approach to therapy I find that the foundation to growth and healing is to build relationships where you feel understood and secure- whether that is with a family member, a significant other, or beginning with the therapist before translating that positive relational pattern to other areas of your life. I am trained in Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) and have received multiple trainings on trauma informed care along with the extensive trauma work experience I have gained working in residential treatment. Within the context of my therapy I encourage you to show up honestly and authentically even in moments where you may feel unmotivated or reluctant to work. It is my goal to meet you where you are at with compassion and understanding while continuing to support you in meeting your goals.
My background is in working in collaboration using an integrative and systemic lens– which is a fancy way of saying that I tailor my therapy to the specific client(s) and their specific context rather than taking a ‘one-fits-all’ approach to therapy. I am enthusiastic about working with my clients to find creative or unique solutions that will feel natural while allowing for personal growth. While I bring knowledge in therapeutic interventions or research, you will always remain the expert on yourself, your relationships, and your families.