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    Meet Our Staff

    Whitney Creswell M.Ed., LPC

    Whitney Creswell M.Ed., LPC

    Hi! My name is Whitney Creswell a LPC-A with a passion for working with children, young adults, parents, and school personnel. I have dedicated my career to working with individuals who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, and other challenges that can affect mental health. With over 10 years of experience in the mental health field, […]
    Amos McCord MA, LPC-S, LSOTP

    Amos McCord MA, LPC-S, LSOTP

    Life can sometimes be overwhelming and have unexpected twists or turns. This can often lead to us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, depressed or just unhappy. Counseling can help us navigate through these difficult issues. Amos has counseled in settings such as clinics, residential treatment centers, and private practice. He has extensive experience working with children […]
    Cory Smith MA, LPC

    Cory Smith MA, LPC

    A native East Texan, Cory is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). He attended the University of Texas at Tyler, where he obtained his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

    Our Mission

    Welcome to our counseling practice, where we specialize in helping kids, children, and teens navigate the challenges of growing up. We understand that adolescence can be a difficult time, and our team of experienced counselors is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where young people can explore their thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Our approach is client-centered, meaning we prioritize the unique needs and goals of each individual we work with. We believe that by building strong relationships with our clients and using evidence-based interventions, we can help them overcome obstacles, build resilience, and develop the skills they need to thrive. Whether your child is struggling with anxiety, depression, or simply needs support as they navigate the ups and downs of life, we are here to help.

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    Our Values


    Confidentiality is an essential part of any clinical relationship. All aspects of your participation in therapy at Piney Woods Counseling, including the scheduling of appointments, content of counseling sessions, and any records that we keep, are confidential as outlined by law and current ethics. Confidentiality and it's limits will be discussed in the initial session.


    Each person has their own unique story and struggles. Therapy needs to be dynamic and ever evolving. It should be tailored for each person to find the best way to work for them. 


    Compassion is part of our everyday experience of being human. Compassion has something to do with what it means to lead a good life. It gives us the ability to understand someone else's situation and the desire to take action to improve their lives. It is the quality that allows us to step outside of ourselves and see the circumstances of others.


    Through acceptance, we learn to open up and make room for painful feelings, sensations and emotions. We learn to drop the struggle we have with them, give them room to breathe and allow them to be as they are, instead of fighting and denying them – basically, we learn to let them be. This allows our inner thoughts, feelings and urges to come and go, without a struggle.

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