USAWA is a Swahili term for equality or balance. Finding balance within two opposing forces which stop confronting and start complementing each other is a skill few have taken the time to hone. 

Meet Lesley

I see each individual as unique and it is my belief that people more often than not, express something of their personal mantras and truth in the way that they live their lives and this is visible not only in times of angst and adjustments, but also in the ordinary choices and everyday living. Therefore, how you understand yourself, your relationships with others and the world at large are crucial to our work together.

It is my goal to help people make peace with their thoughts through counseling, connection, and creativity. Along with psychotherapy, I also offer private yoga sessions.

You can learn more about scheduling a private yoga session here.

LPC #69507, RYT-200


Meet Shameka

I grew up in a military family. I have spent the majority of my life in the surrounding area of San Antonio. I attended Judson High School in Converse. I earned my Bachelor of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2006. I also earned a Masters of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2007. I am recognized by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been providing services for children and families for nearly eleven years. I have worked with children, adolescents and adult dealing with a variety of challenges. I’ve provided services in inpatient and outpatient settings. I have assisted clients with depression, trauma, terminal illness, mood disorders, grief, poor self-image, special needs, anxiety and family violence. I utilize Solution Focused, Person Centered, Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral strategies when working with clients.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. In my free time I like to travel, watch movies, listen to music, and do arts and crafts. I enjoy working with people and helping them discover their strengths.

LCSW #52784


Meet Julie

I received my Master of Science in Education from Youngstown State University in Ohio in 2015 and have been practicing as Licensed Professional Counselor since. My goal is to provide hope to each client that I have the opportunity to work with. I believe that no one is immune to difficult moments in life and that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to experience positive moments. I have provided mental health and substance use therapy to adults and children in various settings which I believe has truly allowed me to see the benefit of therapy.

My hope is I can reach clients by meeting them where they are, reminding them that they are worthy of change, and offering knowledge and support as they make changes. I am dedicated to providing each client a safe place to grow.

I was born and raised in Ohio until 2015 when my husband and I relocated to Texas. I never imagined falling in love with Texas, but it has become home. I love to read and relax but, most importantly, to spend meaningful time with family and friends.

LPC #74787


Meet Caitlin

Dr. Caitlin Bowlin earned her Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2013. Dr. Bowlin also earned her Master of Arts degree in Forensic Psychology from the same APA-accreditated institution in 2009, after studying Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Sociology, with a concentration on Social Psychology, at Western Michigan University from 2002-2006.

Dr. Bowlin provides assessment, treatment, and consultation psychological services, and specializes in psychological assessment. Dr. Bowlin is available to conduct evaluations including, but not limited to, the following categories: children and adolescents, cognitive functioning (intellectual, academic, and executive functioning), diagnosis of and treatment planning for psychological disorders, and career/vocational assessment.

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