ABOUT OUR THERAPISTS
Amy Eichler, Ph.D., LP, LSSP
Clinical Services Director
Dr. Eichler is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and has been working with children and families since 1997. She began her career in the school setting and is experienced in assessments, including autism and bilingual evaluations.
Dr. Eichler primarily works with children and families on parenting, step-parenting, adjustment issues, relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, and anyone trying to make a change in their lives. She has been recognized for her work and research in parental alienation and continues to work with families struggling in this area. Amy testifies in court as a therapist and has also served as an expert witness in the areas of child abuse (sexual, physical, and emotional), child development, and parental alienation. Other services include forensic consultation and presentations. Amy is also a certified New Ways for Families therapist and an assistant professor at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.
Amanda Durgin, LPC-Associate
Amanda Durgin is a licensed professional counseling associate supervised by Tammy Corrales, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Amanda completed her undergraduate in psychology and master’s in counseling at Lubbock Christian University with a heavy emphasis on childhood.
Amanda has worked with children aged 18 months to young adult. She completed internships with early childhood education, school counselors, Buckner Children's Home, and working with foster children at Texas Boys Ranch in Lubbock. She has worked with issues of attachment, separation, anxiety, depression, reunification, adoption and permanency, life skills, and trauma.
Amanda’s goal is to create a safe space where children can process and communicate their feelings more fully, learn coping skills, and improve attachment within their families. Amanda has training and experience in play therapy, sand tray, bibliotherapy, and trauma-focused therapy. Amanda believes that the behavior children show is their communication of needs which can be met by further attachment to those they care about. Given the right help, she believes everyone can heal.
Christina Sanner, Ph.D., LP, TEB, SRR
Dr. Sanner is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her Masters in Psychology at The State of New York at New Paltz, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at The University of South Dakota. She has counseled people coping with depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and trauma in a variety of settings: student counseling centers, outpatient mental health, inpatient private and state hospitals, and residential treatment centers. She has worked with individuals, couples and families; children, adolescents and adults.
Throughout her training, Dr. Sanner learned to approach emotional and behavioral issues in several different ways, including examining thought processes (CBT), family systems, interpersonal functioning (psychodynamic), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and body work (TEB and SRR). Her specialty is helping individuals heal from trauma with a combination of talk therapy and body work. She is certified in EMDR and is also a Transforming Touch Practitioner. She competed TEB (Transforming the Experience-based Brain) under Dr. Stephen Terrell and SRR (Somatic Resilience and Regulation) under Dr. Stephen Terrell and Dr. Kathy Kain.
Brooke Bordic, LPC-Associate
Brooke Bordic is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Joshua Taube, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Brooke completed her undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with special focus in human sexuality, trauma, and lifespan studies.
Brooke has worked with children aged 13 years to older adults and has significant experience working with college-aged students. During her internships at a student counseling center and community mental health clinic, she has seen people with depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, ADHD, substance addictions, trauma, grief, LGBTQIA+, and probationers.
Brooke strives to create a safe and supportive space for clients to express themselves and believes that people of all ages are worthy of being authentically known. She has experience in solution-focused therapy, somatic psychotherapy, trauma informed therapy, CBT, attachment-based therapy, and sandtray therapy.
A short term method designed to strengthen conflict resolution skills between parents as the family is reorganized.
An organization designed to increase awareness of parental alienation.
An organization to support those who have lost a child