Staff

Senior Clinician

Javier Villanueva, Ph.D.

Dr. Villanueva’s training and background has allowed him the opportunity to provide services to a broad spectrum of clients, and while he enjoys providing therapy to persons across the full spectrum of life, he has found that many of his clients present with significant anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain.

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Veteran Clinician

Derek Brogdon, LPC

Derek Brogdon, M.A., LPC and National Certified Counselor was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and attended Tom C Clark High School. He received his BA in Psychology with Minor in Music from the University of Texas at San Antonio

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Kevin Pernicano, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Pernicano was born in Philadelphia, PA to a family with Italian roots to a father who worked as an engineer for General Electric and a mother who was a nurse. He spent his time as a youth mostly in Pennsylvania with his parents and his younger sister. Dr. Pernicano attended Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania…

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Junior Clinician

Ashley Waters, Ph.D.

Dr. Ashley Waters was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Waters has 8 years of clinical experience treating clients throughout her training in various settings. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Texas licensure as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Waters attended Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, where she received her bachelor’s…

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Cortnee Schraer M.S., LPC-Intern

Cortnee Schraer M.S., LPC-Intern, NCC was born in Galveston, Texas and raised in Alvin, Texas. Following high school graduation, she moved to San Antonio where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She Continued her education at the same school, obtaining her Master of Science in Clinical…

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Lavonna Connell, PsyD

Dr. Connell was raised in Houston, Texas. Dr. Connell has worked with clients across the lifespan for the past 8 years. She is currently on track in pursuing full licensure as a clinical psychologist in the state of Texas. Dr. Connell attended Oakwood University where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She went on…

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