We are a Christian based facility that believes in helping the whole person. We want to help children be successful at school, home, and with peers. We want to help adults to live happy, well-balanced lives and be successful in all relationships and roles. We help our clients reach their goals by utilizing different solution-focused, client-centered modalities through the traditional office sessions or the more non-traditional Equine Assisted Therapy.

Meet Our Counselors

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Lori A. Rockwood, MEd, LPC-S

Lori’s specialty areas are depression, relationship issues, social skills, childhood abuse, parenting, self esteem issues, bullying, stress management, anxiety and anger management. Her client populations are children, teens, and adults.

Lori is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. She earned her Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling in 1993 and her Master of Education in Educational Administration in 2002, both from Tarleton State University.

Lori has practiced counseling for 15 years. She has worked in public education, the criminal justice system, and private practice.

Lori enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses, running, and watching college sports. She is married and has two children.

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Sharon Miles, LCSW

Sharon specializes in child & adolescent mental health, diversity and multiculturalism, identity development, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, self-development, anger management, sexuality, personality disorders, relationships, couples and family therapy. She believes in the holistic treatment of the mind, body and spirit and uses clinically appropriate techniques such as validation, person-centered, and reality-oriented therapies to help her clients manage their overall health and well-being.

Sharon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who brings over 16 years of professional experience to the Freedom Reins family. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, providing services to children, adults, families and couples. Sharon began her career working as a child and family advocate serving disadvantaged children and families while providing individual and family counseling, parenting classes and health awareness. She later expanded her skill set to include directing a local drug prevention and intervention program which served as the liaison between the community and the Department of State Health Services. She has also provided clinical therapy to adolescents in the Central Texas area.

Sharon earned Associate degrees from McLennan Community College in Mental Health/Mental Retardation, Youth Counseling and Generalized Mental Health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Tarleton State University and her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.

During her free time, Sharon enjoys serving as a peer mentor, hairstyling, spending time with friends and family and LOVES to travel.

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Kim Kennedy, LCSW

Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She believes it is incredibly important to individualize treatment to each person’s needs and use a strengths-based approach. She is passionate about helping people build skills to live more fulfilled, happy lives.

Kim graduated with a Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 2011. She has worked in a range of settings, as both a clinician and clinical supervisor, including: outpatient mental health, in-home services, psychiatric hospitalization, and emergency department settings. She has experience providing crisis management, individual and family therapy to youth and adults with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, self-injurious behavior, behavioral problems, and significant trauma histories. She has experience in training other professionals in trauma and gender informed care.

Kim is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), a leading evidence-based approach to address childhood trauma. She has acquired additional certifications including intensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and rape crisis counseling. She has focused specifically on suicide prevention and participated in community and state prevention task forces.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family. She also loves playing with her puppies, running, and spending time outdoors.

Meridith Moffat, LPC

Meridith is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science at Tarleton State University. Meridith specializes in child and adolescent mental health, sexual assault, trauma, anxiety, self-harm, suicide prevention and intervention, and identity and gender issues. She is internationally published in collegiate and at-risk adolescent mental health. In addition to her international publications she has published research in gender and identity development, suicide intervention and at-risk adolescent positive psychology development. Meridith utilizes various modalities of therapy including existential, solution focused, art therapy and canine assisted therapy.

In her free time Meridith enjoys spending time with her German Shepherd Karl (CGCA) hiking, traveling and participating in community outreach.