Our respect for each other and our desire to continually sharpen our own professional knowledge and skills brought us together to form New Directions Counseling and Wellness Center.

MEET THE TEAM

DR. KEN BATEMAN

Ed.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S

As a Marriage and Family therapist I have training in the dynamics of couple and family relationships. Counseling isn’t just listening, it’s teaching tools and offering new methods for communication, stress management and solving problems.



KERI RIGGS

M.A., LPC-S

My counseling style is collaborative, supportive, practical and strengths-based. With over 20 years’ experience in private practice, community mental health and psychiatric hospital programs, clients benefit from my maturity and breadth of knowledge.



FRANK GEIS

M.A., LPC, LMFT, Neurotherapist

Life is relational and in being so; it has challenges. I am a relational therapist who assist in finding solutions rather than merely “dancing around” the issues. I work with marriages, couples, individuals and adolescents. I incorporate Neurofeedback in dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety, anger, and cognitive issues.



ROBIN POWELL

LCSW-S, CT

I am a specialist in grief counseling and am a Certified Thanatologist through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Many things come under the heading of grief, including divorce, caregiver stress, coping with elderly parents, and job loss.



JOE SHAW

MA, LPC-S, NCC

I consider it a privilege to work with individuals, couples, and groups. I have worked in various settings including hospice, drug and alcohol rehab with dual diagnosis patients, community counseling center, and in private practice.



I specialize in trauma resolution, am an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and am Certified in EMDR therapy. Trauma includes many types of distressing life events. EMDR helps people heal from the emotional distress that can result from experiencing trauma. I work with adults and couples and offer both weekday and weekend appointments.



KIM KAYS

M.S., LPC, LCDC

I’m a counselor who specializes in helping men and women facing “now what?” Now what is rooted in what did or didn’t happen, presently expressed in what is or isn’t happening!



Recognizing that no one therapist can meet all your family’s needs, we have a variety of therapists and interns, as well as a psychiatrist.

In a comfortable, caring and supportive atmosphere, we offer a highly personalized approach, tailored to each client’s goals and helping you learn & grow towards a more satisfying and joyful life.

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Upcoming Seminars

September 2019

Technology Assisted Services for Mental Health Professionals

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until September 20, 2019

Embassy Suites Austin Arboretum, 9505 Stonelake Blvd.
Austin, TX 78759 United States
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This is a Two Day Seminar - September 19th - 20th; 9-4 each day. Technology continues to impact the practice of counseling with new and efficient ways to provide services. All Texas Licensed and Marriage Family Therapist’s are now required to “receive appropriate education, training,…

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Supervision Update for LPC and LMFT Supervisors

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
United Disciples Christian Church, 601 E. Main St.
Richardson, TX 75081 United States
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Dr. Christopher S. Taylor and Dr. Ken Bateman will be leading a full day supervision workshop on September 27th. The course will count for 6 hours of supervision and/or LPC/LMFT ethics CEUs. The course will cover recent changes to the ethics code for both LPCs…

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OUR STORY / HOW WE CAN HELP

We are companions on your journey as you explore a NEW DIRECTION in your life!

  • Maybe you don’t need traditional “therapy,” but a sounding board, a mirror, a gentle accountability partner to provide support for wherever you are struggling.
  • Whether you are coming as a client, or as a professional seeking additional training or supervision, we welcome you!
  • Individual, relational, and pre-marital therapy as well as groups, seminars, and community courses are available.
  • Also, Neurofeedback (NeurOptimal) training for a powerful way in which people will re-experience a productive and a healthier life.

PLEASE BE ADVISED that NDCWC, LLC dba New Directions Counseling & Wellness Center (“the LLC”) is a management company providing space and support services to the mental health providers listed on this website and that no partnership or other business entity relationship exists between the LLC and these providers.  Each listed provider maintains an independent practice and subleases space and contracts for support services from the LLC.  Each listed provider has control of the services he or she provides and the manner in which they are performed and are not agents or employees of the LLC.