Amy Rollo, M.A., LPA, LSSP, LPC-S
Licensed Psychological Associate
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor
As a counselor, I understand the bravery it takes to be completely vulnerable with another individual. My role in the counseling room is to meet you right where you are with respect, compassion, and non-judgement. I find it a privilege to journey with a client.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and owner at Heights Family Counseling. Previously, I was the Clinical Director at Cy-Hope Counseling, a large group practice located in Cypress, Texas. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Southern Methodist University. I am in the process of completing my doctorate, studying at Texas A&M University Commerce and Northcentral University, specializing in child and adolescent counseling and marriage and family therapy, respectively. I am licensed as a Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Psychological Associate, and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.
I have worked extensively with individuals experiencing life stressors including finding meaning and purpose in life, work-life balance, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, and frustration. I enjoy working with women to help with the struggles of adjusting to marriage, entering the work world, finding purpose in their work and motherhood. As a parent, I find true joy in helping couples and individuals adjust to the enormous changes that parenthood can bring. Additionally, I can help clients cope with the transition of ending a relationship or marriage.
Relationships are such an important part of our life. When going well, they provide love, support, and mutual happiness. When relationships struggle, sometimes it seems like everything in our life is struggling. I have a down to earth style when working with couples. I find it a privilege to enter a couple's personal and private world in order to change negative cycles and help to understand each other's perspectives. Together, we find a way to strengthen the relationship, speak each other's love language, heal through past pains, and communicate more effectively. I believe that every couple has the ability to work towards a loving and fulfilling relationship.
I have experience in play therapy and counseling children, adolescents, couples and adults. When working with children, I believe in working with the entire family system. Whether it is providing support to a parent who is struggling with a child with behavioral difficulties at home, suggesting discipline techniques, or building the family communication and connection together. My training includes working with children and adults with special needs where I focus on maximizing strengths, increasing coping skills, and working on emotional and behavioral regulation.
Additionally, I have extensive experience in Psychoeducational, AD/HD and Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluations. I have specialized in evaluation services for over 15 years and have worked along side medical doctors, speech pathologists, diagnosticians, licensed counselors, and psychologists. My experience has allowed me to see a problem through multiple lenses and not just to focus in one area. I believe with a comprehensive evaluation, strengths can identified and early intervention can be provided.
When I am not in session, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have 2 young children, a husband of almost 15 years and 2 chocolate labs- self-proclaimed world's worst and most lovable dogs. I enjoy distance running, novice family bike rides, playing tennis, spending time on any beach, hot yoga, and checking out all the dining options in the city!
Rachel Ealy, M.Ed.
Professional Counselor at Heights Family Counseling
My belief is that everyone could use extra support, a place to define purpose and values, and tools to use to tackle life’s everyday problems. As humans, we often struggle with anxiety, depression, and difficulties in relationships. My aim is to walk with you through life’s most difficult moments while also celebrating life's successes.
When working with young children, my therapeutic work focuses on exploring your child’s inner world in order to build a trusting relationship. I incorporate a variety of play therapy techniques when working with young children, such as expressive arts therapy, sand tray therapy, and child-centered play therapy.
Teenagers are at a crucial age where they long for belonging, but have not yet formed a solid identity. By developing a strong therapeutic relationship with my adolescent clients and utilizing cognitive-behavioral, as well as solution focused techniques, my goal is to help your adolescent thrive during life’s most stressful circumstances.
As an adult, who has juggled work, life, school balance, I understand the difficulties that life can bring. I have a down-to-earth approach in order to meet each individual wherever they are in life. I’m equipped in several different theoretical orientations and tailor my sessions to meet each client’s needs.
What most couples don't realize is that research shows that the majority of fights within a relationship have no solution- they are perpetual problems. This means that most couples keep fighting over the same things. My work with relationships allows a couple to improve communication, learn how to "fight fair," and also understand your partner's emotional needs. I'm a certified Prepare- Enrich provider for couples and pre-marital counseling.
When I am not in session, I enjoy taking my dog on walks, exploring the city-especially checking out new coffee shops, and spending time with family. I also enjoy going to the gym because I believe that exercise is a great tool that aids in the reduction of stress and anxiety. Self-care is extremely important to me and I advocate for all of my clients to take some time for themselves every day. Finally, when I have time, I try to travel as much as I can in order to learn more about the wonderful world we live in.
Rachel Ealy, M.Ed., LPC-Intern earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Family and Child Development from Texas State University. She works under the supervision of Amy Rollo, M.A., LSSP, LPC-S, founder of Heights Family Counseling. Rachel has a Master’s degree in counseling from the University of Houston. She is currently completing practicum experience through the University of Houston Victoria in order to expand her professional licensure out of state.
Katherine Mitchell, M.A., CST - Candidate, NCC
Certified Sex Therapist - Candidate
Nationally Certified Counselor
I understand that many times clients seek counseling because they are out of solutions and think they are unequipped to solve their own issues, but I disagree. In using a solution-focused therapeutic approach to therapy, I strive to empower clients so that they can discover more effective solutions to their problems. The therapeutic rapport that I build with clients allows me to assist them in moving from a problem-focused to a solution-focused orientation. Although I greatly focus on the present and future, I am also interested in learning about what clients have tried previously to solve their circumstances and the exceptions to their problems. I understand that this process is sometimes difficult and requires a level of comfort with vulnerability; however, I aim to foster a non-judgmental, accepting environment that helps clients to feel comfortable sharing their deepest thoughts and self-reflections.
I also enjoy working with both individual and relational sexual concerns. I am a Certified Sex Therapist-Candidate through the Texas Sex Therapy Institute. I understand that an active sex life is incredibly important for most individuals, especially those in a relationship. I also know how difficult it can be to reach out for help, especially when sexual issues arise. I strive to help couples and individuals enhance intimacy, increase sexual communication with a partner, address emotional difficulties related to sexual intimacy (such as past trauma or infidelities within a relationship), and address sexual dysfunctions that have arisen. In order to accomplish this, I use a talk-based form of therapy which aims to help individuals and couples better understand and achieve the type of sex life they wish to have.
In addition to working with couples and adults, I am also passionate about working with families and adolescents. I enjoy providing a safe, therapeutic place where adolescents can share their thoughts and work through becoming individuals. I am also a proponent of family therapy to help strengthen communication and show other perspectives within the family.
When I am not in session, I enjoy soaking in the great outdoors through hiking, camping, and canoeing with my husband and our two dogs, Atty and Slinky. I am also enjoy traveling, reading, and trying out different types of yoga classes.
Katie Mitchell, M.A., LPC-Intern, CST-Candidate earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Hendrix College and her Master of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the CACREP program at Sam Houston State University. She works under the supervision of Amy Rollo, M.A., LPA, LSSP, LPC-S, founder of Heights Family Counseling. In addition to being a Certified Sex Therapist-Candidate, she is also a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has more than 5 years experience in working in the mental health field; this includes prior experience in private practice, community agency, therapeutic day treatment school, and collegiate research.
Monique Raack, M.Ed., NCC
Nationally Certified Counselor
Choosing to become the best version of yourself is an exciting thing! Seeking counseling is an opportunity to talk with someone in a safe, non-judgmental space. This environment allows you to truly dive deep into yourself and determine who you want to be: your most genuine self. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or you’re having a hard time handling the stress that life is throwing at you, I would love to be the person you confide in and help get you to that better place. My goal is to help people find hope again, knowing that they can become that person they are trying to be. But, you have to be willing to work for it. I can help you identify your own goals, teach you skills to help you get there, and give you a space to really decide who you want to be.
A typical client is someone who has come to a point in their lives where they are looking for a change. For example, someone who is battling with depression after trauma, a graduate who is unsure where to go next, or someone unsatisfied in their current relationship. Whichever crossroads you may be at, I am here to walk beside you and support you as you determine where you’d like to go next.
Your relationship with your therapist is an important one. It is essential that you feel comfortable enough to be yourself in front of them, or else it is very difficult to make the progress you are looking for. Please feel free to call or set up an appointment so we can determine if we are a good fit. I truly wish you the best of luck in your journey to genuine happiness!
Monique Raack, M.Ed., LPC-Intern, NCC is a graduate of Texas A&M University Honors Psychology program with a minor in Neuroscience, and the University of Houston - Victoria’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program. She works under the supervision of Amy Rollo, M.A., LSSP, LPC-S, founder of Heights Family Counseling.Monique has had experience on a university helpline, at psychiatric hospitals, community agencies and clinics, as well as private practices. Though the majority of Monique’s experience has been with clients who are in crisis (suicidal, homicidal, psychotic), she also enjoys helping people deal with more common life stressors and becoming a happier version of themselves. Believing in a holistic view, she believes it is important to address all areas of wellness, and works from a person-centered, solution-focused orientation. When she’s not watching movies with her dogs, friends or family, Monique also enjoys traveling the world, doing arts and crafts, or reading a good book with a warm cup of tea.