Joey Mowery, LPC-Intern (#73842) supervised by

Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S 

Joey Mowery obtained his Master of Science in Counseling from the University of North Texas in 2014.  He became a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in 2015, and has worked in the mental health field since 2010.  He has worked in patient care at a psychiatric hospital and as a case manager at a mental health agency.  His great passion lies in working with adult individuals and couples struggling with communication, relationship issues, separation, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.  His perspective on counseling emphasizes self-acceptance and helping his clients identify and reach personal goals in order to become the best version of themselves.   Joey utilizes the Gottman Method.  Joey supports others in their personal journey to mental health and happy relationships through his blog.  Contact Joey at

Natalie Garcia obtained her Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman's University in 2014.  Natalie has worked with clients with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, self-harm, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis.  She has a passion for working with teenagers, helping them to  gain confidence and healthy coping skills.   Her experience includes working with adolescents and adults in different settings, including juvenile detention and intensive outpatient services in a psychiatric setting.  Natalie's experience prior to obtaining her license includes 10 years of working with families and children in the social services field.  Contact Natalie at

Natalie Garcia, LPC

Clarissa Christensen obtained her Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman's University.  She has a passion for helping individuals achieve overall wellness.  She believes it is necessary to indentify the stressors in all aspects of life such as financial, occupational, social, and emotional in order to find life balance and reach emotional stability.  Clarissa has been trained to use art and music with her clients as a way to enhance traditional talk therapy.  In addition to wellness, my other areas of expertise include working with teens and adults who are dealing with issues of personal crisis, anxiety, sexual trauma, substance abuse, and anger management.   Contact Clarissa at

Clarissa Christensen, LPC

Brandy Pounds is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor  and obtained her license in 2006.  Brandy connects with adolescents and adults that are struggling with big life changes, choices, and those feeling trapped in their current situation.  Brandy has experience working with adults and adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, self-esteem, LGBT related issues, anger management, substance abuse and dependency, adjustment disorders, and cognitive disorders.  She was trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology in 2002 from the University of Texas in Dallas and her master's degree in clinical psychology from Sam Houston State University in 2004.  She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient facilities, non-profit agencies, and community mental health agencies.  She has served as an expert witness in criminal and family law cases whenever necessary.

 In Brandy's office you will also find Sam, her basset-beagle mix who is always willing to provide you with a belly to scratch.    Contact Brandy at

Brandy Pounds, LPC-S

Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, (#14584), NCC, CDWF

Cyndi is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (TX #14584) and  National Certified Counselor who obtained her license in 1998.  She earned her master's degree at  the University of North Texas in the Counseling program. 

Cyndi's areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, shame, shame resilience, relationships, career, life/work balance, and trauma related issues.  She loves helping people to get unstuck, helping them through their current or past situation, and on to a healthy and productive place in their life.  Cyndi is primarily cognitive behavioral in her treatment of clients but also incorporates the additional training she has as a Certified Daring Way Facilitator (CDFW), a program that highlights the research and findings of Bren√© Brown.  She has additional training and experience working with law enforcement and first responder related issues.

Cyndi also has a passion for helping all couples to work through relationship issues including communication, addiction, transition, infidelity, and trauma. Cyndi has also completed additional training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy from the Gottman Institute and is currently in the final stages of obtaining her certification as a Gottman Therapist. She has recently launched Code 4 Couples to help support law enforcement officers and their relationships.

Cyndi is very active in the Texas Counseling Association and is currently President-Elect of the organization.  Contact Cyndi at

Pecan Branch Counseling was founded in 2010 by Cyndi Doyle and Brandy Pounds.  Since that time we have been expanding to meet the needs of our clients and the area.  Our staff includes combined 40 years of experience each with their own area of expertise and passions for helping others.  Feel free to contact one of our counselors directly or call our office for more information and to schedule.

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