Meet Our Clinicians

Allison is formerly the founder and director of C2 Change, a non-profit counseling agency and training center in Austin, TX. She is a licensed psychologist (LP) and licensed marriage and family therapist supervisor (LMFT-S). She brings with her over 20 years of experience working with children and families. She has received numerous awards for her work in nonprofit mental health, including the Outstanding Contribution to Public Service Award (2016, Texas Psychological Association), the Jefferson Award (2015, Austin American Statesman) and the Champions for Children Award (2014, Helping Hand Home for Children). Visit her website at www.drallisonsallee.com.

Founder

Clinical Director

Licensed Psychologist

Licensed Marriage and Family

Therapist - Supervisor

DR. ALLISON SALLEE

Nehemiah graduated from Texas Tech with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies. His approach to counseling is to meet you where you are at. He has years of experience working with individuals coping with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. He also specializes in working with individuals and couples dealing with life after retirement, empty nests, new life stages, issues of identity and personal development at any age, as well as individuals in their 20s and 30s who are looking to understand how to adapt to a quickly evolving technological, social and dynamic working world. Email Nehemiah at ngutierrez@kcatx.org.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

NEHEMIAH GUTIERREZ

Sara earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward's University where she completed her practicum at YWCA Greater Austin & Lehman High School. Sara completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies at Texas State University. Sara believes in a collaborative approach to therapy & values authenticity, compassion, and connection in and out of the therapy room. Sara enjoys working with teenagers & young adults, and works with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, phase of life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, and personal growth/exploration. When she is not practicing therapy you can find Sara spending time with her loved ones, trying a new recipe, taking a dance class, or cheering on her beloved Houston sports teams. Email Sara at sbalkanli@kcatx.org.

Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern, Supervised by Amanda Smith, LPC-S

SARA BALKANLI

Crystal is currently a Masters of Arts in Counseling student at St. Edward's University. She believes in openness and transparency as a key to developing a therapeutic relationship. Her background in education has given a great insight into our growth and development as children, and how that comes to affect us as adults. Her mission is to assist others in finding their own unique ways of leading productive and fulfilling lives. As a native Spanish speaker, she also offers therapy in both English and Spanish. Email Crystal at chinojosa@kcatx.org.

Masters in Counseling Practicum Student, Supervised by Dr. Fabianna Laby, LP

CRYSTAL HINOJOSA

Kevin is a second year PhD student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Texas at Austin. Kevin believes in creating a safe space for others where they can feel heard and seen as their authentic selves. He uses his experience in psychotherapy to help others connect with their strengths and values, heal, and create a full, rich and meaningful life. He is available to counsel in Spanish and English. Email Kevin at kwagner@kcatx.org.

Doctoral Psychology Practicum Student, Supervised by Dr. Fabianna Laby, LP

KEVIN WAGNER

Anna is a Master of Arts in Counseling student at St. Edwards University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Anna offers a safe space that will help cultivate insight, exploration, and new positive patterns that can create a healing environment by deepening communication, as well compassion. Being of a diverse ethnic background herself, Anna understands the importance of culture, and examines the role it plays when applicable. She offers therapy in English, Hindi, and Urdu. Email Anna at aasif@kcatx.org.

Masters in Counseling Practicum Student, Supervised by Jenny Gilbert, LCSW

ANNA ASIF

Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her BA in Development of Identity from Vanderbilt University and her MA in Counseling from St. Edward’s University.  She has over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults and has worked in a variety of settings including Settlement Home and in Community Mental Health with Integral Care. She works with individuals and families struggling with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life transitions and stressors, behavioral issues and relationship issues. She is trained in EMDR, CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT and other interventions. Email Amanda at asmith@kcatx.org.

Founder

Operations Director

Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor

AMANDA SMITH

Dan has his Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences and Psychology from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL. Dan has a dynamic counseling style which he uses to both support and lift up individuals while also challenging them to use their potential in therapy. Dan has previously worked at the Austin State Hospital and Integral Care serving individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and he specializes in crisis prevention and building coping skills. Dan is open to working with individuals of all ages and additionally has a background in the LGBTQ+ community. Email Dan at dknapp@kcatx.org.

Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern, Supervised by Amanda Smith, LPC-S

DAN KNAPP

Terri is a third year graduate student in the Counseling Psychology PhD program at the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to Kaleidoscope, Terri worked as a hotline advocate and crisis counselor for seven years in Florida, and endeavors to provide the space needed to explore how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can influence well being. Whether working with individuals or in a group setting, Terri aims to uncover personal strengths, recognize resiliency, and process interpersonal and societal stressors. Email Terri at tgobble@kcatx.org.

Doctoral Psychology Practicum Student, Supervised by Dr. Sarah Griesemer, LP

TERRI GOBBLE

Sladja is a graduate student completing her final year in the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University, and has previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training (levels I and II), and finds this approach valuable even when working with individuals. Sladja’s interests include working within the domain of relational and identity concerns, family of origin, and childhood issues. She believes that the basis for every stable relationship starts with a healthy identity and self-acceptance. In her work with clients, she aims to create a supportive and welcoming environment in order to facilitate insight, increase self-awareness, and encourage personal growth. Counseling is as a dynamic collaboration between the client and the therapist, where you can learn new perspectives, insights, and behaviors, with a goal of improving your overall lifestyle and well-being. Email Sladja at sredner@kcatx.org.

Masters in Counseling Practicum Student, Supervised by Annie Dorman, LPC

SLADJA REDNER

Bonnie is a Master of Arts in Counseling student at St. Edward’s University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Bonnie’s counseling style is warm and authentic, and she strives to create a comfortable space for her clients to explore themselves fully without fear of judgement. She prioritizes the therapeutic relationship because she believes it provides an important model for other healthy relationships outside of therapy. She is especially interested in working with children and young adults, individuals who have experienced trauma, and the LGBTQ+ community. Email Bonnie at bmadison@kcatx.org.  

Masters in Counseling Practicum Student, Supervised by Dr. Victoria Mueller, LP

BONNIE MADISON