About the Waco 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, LPC-S
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Journalism, Baylor University
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (License #69395)
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.
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 joined Get Out of Your Head Therapy in 2018. Her 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.
Veronica Gaytan De La Rosa, BS, MS, LPC Associate
Supervised by Melissa Schniers, PhD, LPC-S#61594
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Counseling, Tarleton State University
Master of Science Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Tarleton State University
LPC Associate (License #85779)
Veronica focuses on creating a healthy environment where clients can feel cared for, pressure-free and understood. Being able to help clients to find a safe place where they can connect with themselves is her passion and motivation. She decided to become a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate when she realized the need for counseling services for minority populations and vulnerable communities. Her desire to help encouraged her to obtain her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Tarleton State University.
Veronica desires to help people from different backgrounds, cultural and sexual identities, financial situations, and life experiences. She emphasizes the importance of equity among all human beings and the right to receive proper health care.
Veronica's dream is to make a difference and break the stereotypes of counseling little by little, so more people can receive the proper care to promote a more enjoyable life. Veronica believes that it is fundamental to be empathetic and understand the client’s world in order to create a professional and genuine connection with the client. She believes that our previous experiences influence our ideas, thoughts, and perceptions, and she makes an effort to understand the unique client experience in order to provide the best treatment plan.
Some of the theories and approaches that Veronica uses the most are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Existential Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Adlerian.
Veronica can work with children as young as 5, preteens, adolescents, and adults. She offers clients evening and daytime appointments either online or in the Waco office.