About the Online Counseling Team
H. Xavier Reveles, MSW, LCSW
Bachelor of Social Work, Texas State University
Master of Social Work, Texas State University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #63430)
Xavier’s focus during therapy is to nurture your process of growth by developing a safe and healthy environment for you. He believes that total involvement and support by your therapist should be available to all individuals, regardless of your financial situation, gender/sexual identity, or life experiences. Your growth and support is the primary factor in counseling.
After working for several years in Corporate America, Xavier realized that his abilities were suited more for the helping profession. He served survivors of sexual trauma and the Spanish-speaking community for five years in Waco, TX. During this time, he discovered his passion of working with individuals on a clinical level and returned to school. While studying for his master’s degree in Social Work, Xavier focused his education on clinical practice and how it directly relates to trauma, mental health, and personality development. His own life experiences have provided him with a wealth of knowledge about men’s issues, anxiety, depression, healthy relationships, feminism, and social justice.
While Xavier is trained in many therapeutic modalities, his vision and voice are influenced by his feminist perspective and a strive to nurture diversity and inclusivity. Xavier most frequently utilizes EMDR, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. He practices with the beliefs that your life is important, your experiences have influenced who you are today, and that you have the power to change your world.
Xavier practices in the Waco offices and also provides online counseling. Xavier is able to provide sessions in either Spanish or English, and offers a variety of options for appointments. He is the co-founder of Get Out Of Your Head Therapy and its subsidiary, Get Out of Your Head Groups.
AshleyDawn Sheppard, MS, LMFT, LPC
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Journalism, Baylor University
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor (License #69395)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (License #201888)
AshleyDawn has a special place in her heart for Waco. She saw a need for skilled clinicians in Waco, and decided to open an office to serve Wacoans and greater McLennan County. AshleyDawn practices in the Waco office and also provides online counseling. She is the co-founder of Get Out Of Your Head Therapy.
AshleyDawn is passionate about making counseling services accessible to people from all walks of life - which is reflected in her fee for services. She spent many years working in Corporate America before deciding to pursue a graduate degree in a field that she found more intrinsically fulfilling. She has experienced first-hand the benefits of career counseling, group counseling, individual counseling and self-betterment workshops,and that is why she seeks to provide her clients with excellent service & skilled help.
She has a special passion for helping survivors of sexual trauma & sexual abuse find wholeness. And she likes to come alongside couples and individuals who are trying to heal after a major life disruption.
AshleyDawn is trained in EMDR, certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & is a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator. While she is trained in many the schools & models of therapy, the theories & therapeutic approaches she utilizes the most are Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, Bowenian Transgenerational Systems Theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Collaborative Language Systems, Person-Centered Therapy, Human Validation Process Model, and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.
Karen Cotton, MSW, LCSW
Bachelor of Science in Education Psychology, North Texas State University
Master of Social Work, West Virginia University
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #32681)
Karen joined Get Out of Your Head Therapy in order to expand her work with the LGBTQIA community, people taking care of aging loved ones or those living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and clients who want to incorporate weight loss or weight management into their counseling experience. Karen had a robust career before joining Get Out Of Your Head Therapy. She worked in a hospital setting serving clients struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. Then, she worked with couples and families living with HIV. For many years, she worked with inmates in California and coordinated their re-integration into the community.
Karen works with adults and the elderly and specializes in same-sex couples counseling, crisis intervention, aging issues, adult caretaker challenges, retirement transitions, HIV challenges and concerns specifically related to LGBTQIA identity. While Karen is trained in many of the schools and models of therapy, the theories and therapeutic approaches she utilizes the most are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic and Person-Centered Therapy.
Patricia Huggins, MA, LPC
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Master of Arts in Community Counseling, Northeastern Illinois University
Licensed Professional Counselor (License #69068)
Patricia has worked with Get Out of Your Head Therapy for over a year. Patricia began her career as a therapist out of a burning desire to help individuals struggling with life circumstances. Patricia graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. As her desire for helping people grew, she went back to school and obtained her master’s degree in Community Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. She worked as a DUI counselor in the Cook County Court system. This lead to more fulfilling work in the Ozarks of Missouri as a Community Support worker with chronic mentally ill population. She fought for mental health services, housing for her clients and developing independent living skills. She has over 20 years of substance counseling experience with the federal government in the National Drug Abuse Program. There, she helped establish and implement drug programming in the federal system. After retiring from the federal government, she went to work for a family advocacy center; counseling battered women and children at a facility that catered to victims of crime and domestic abuse. She has also worked with chronic mental illness in a psychiatric setting.
As a therapist, she works side by side with clients to help them feel worthy and supported. Patricia receives fulfillment by assisting clients struggling to overcome life’s obstacles and offering a safe place to hurt, heal and grow.
Patricia has comprehensive training in multiple therapeutic modalities, but the ones she draws from most frequently are Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Rational Skills Therapy. She is certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy which is a specific type of cognitive behavioral therapy that has been effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD that have developed after experiencing a variety of traumatic events including child abuse, combat, rape and natural disasters. She has extensive experience working with substance abuse, anxiety, depression and self-esteem.
Ashton Jimenez, MS, LPC-S
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Baylor University
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (License #66488)
Ashton’s goal for counseling is always to create a safe and supportive environment that allows individuals and families to feel heard and understood. She believes that in a world that can feel fast-paced and overwhelming, counseling can allow you to take space for yourself and to care for yourself in the way that you deserve. She has spent many years working with families as they navigate transitions and learn healthy ways of communicating with one another. Ashton is passionate about helping others create a life full of personal meaning and fulfillment and works with individuals to identify what inherent strengths they already have to help them get there.
Ashton has experience in helping families and youth of all ages develop a skill set that can make them successful in a complex world. She especially enjoys coming alongside youth who have gone through upsetting or confusing events, young children who have significant behavior challenges that impact their ability to be successful in daycare and school settings, and biological parents, adoptive parents, and non-traditional caregivers when they feel they have hit roadblocks in their parenting journey. She has over a decade of experience supporting youth, individuals and families with issues of grief and loss and also enjoys helping individuals navigate life stressors, mood disturbances like depression and anxiety, unhealthy coping patterns, self-worth, and relational struggles.
Ashton is trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has spent many years facilitating parenting groups, as well as youth social skill and self-esteem groups. Some of the theories & therapeutic approaches that Ashton utilizes the most are Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Play Therapy techniques.
Ashton offers clients evening and Saturday appointments online and in the Waco office.