Our Clinical Team
Cheryl L. "Cherie" Shulter, LPC-S, Director & Lead Counselor
Cherie has been providing counseling and related services to the residents of Alamo Heights and San Antonio since 2010. She has training and experience in play therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for trauma resolution, as well as a background in working with couples and families. Her therapeutic approach is an eclectic mixture primarily influenced by Rogerian/Client Centered therapy, Family Systems Theory, and Trauma-Informed Care.
She is also a member of the Collaborative Professionals Association of San Antonio, a group of lawyers, financial professionals, and mental health professionals who are committed to using a collaborative team approach in the family law process to develop customized divorce settlements outside of the court room.
Cherie received her Masters Degree in Counseling in 2006 from UTSA where she was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and Chi Sigma Iota. She was licensed by the State of Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors in 2008. Prior to entering the counseling field, she was a teacher and a school counselor. She has twelve years of experience in Texas public schools having worked for San Antonio ISD, North East ISD, Edgewood ISD and Natalia ISD. She also worked briefly as teacher in a self-contained classroom at the Bexar County Junvenile Justice Academy.
Cherie's credentials and training include:
- LPC-S: Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor. Licensed by the State Board of Examiners to provide counseling services and to supervise counselor interns (newly licensed counselors)
- Trained to provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapy for the treatment of PTSD and other trauma related conditions
- Trained by the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysis to provide hypnotherapy and hypnoanalysis
- Trained to provide RRT (Rapid Resolution Therapy) for the resolution of trauma
- CART: Certified Anger Resolution Therapist
- Trained as a parent facilitator, mediator, and faciliator in the collaborative divorce process
- Custody Evaluator
She is also a member of Mensa.
Jenni received her Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in 2010. She has been licensed as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) since 2012 and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2013. She holds an additional licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well. Jenni has worked with a variety of populations in hospitals, pastoral settings, community health centers, and schools in addition to being in private practice. She is fluent in Spanish and comfortable providing marriage and family therapy as well as individual counseling in both English and Spanish. She provides play therapy, as well as chemical dependency assessments and alcohol and substance abuse treatment services. Jenni is open to working with clients both in-home and in office. Her therapeutic approach includes Rational Emotive Therapy, client-centered/Rogerian therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and play therapy techniques when age appropriate. Jenni accepts Traditional Medicaid through TMHP (Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership) and is in the process of credentialing for other types of Medicaid and private health insurance company panels. She is currently available to provide counseling services to Medicaid recipients through TMHP, private pay clients, and individuals and families with CPS cases and authorizations for in-home therapy.
Nick received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2006 and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2010. He has worked with clients of all ages but his specialty is working with families, especially families with young children and teenagers. Nick is open to working with clients both in-home and in office and thoroughly enjoys his time with his clients. He has a relaxed style utlizing techniques to help his clients through a combination of CBT and Person-Centered Techniques. Nick looks forward to working with new clients at Alamo Heights Counseling and relishes in the opportunity to get to know and help new people. Nick accepts Traditional Medicaid through TMHP (Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership) and is in the process of credentialing for other types of Medicaid and private health insurance company panels.
Yvette is a licensed professional counselor with a Master's in Human Services with Specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She obtained her Bachelor's in Liberal Arts in Psychology with a minor in Health Information Management from Texas State University. She am certified through the Texas Department of Health and Human Services in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and currently training in Cognitive Processing Therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is changing and challenging thinking and core beliefs and behaviors to improve depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. Cognitive Processing Therapy focuses on post traumatic stress disorder and challenging beliefs and thoughts that have stemmed from the traumatic event. Yvette works full-time at the Center for Healthcare Services as the Assertive Community Team Clinic Administrator working with consumers recovering from major depression, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia, where she facilitates groups such as Addressing Trauma through Art; Managing Stress and Anxiety; and Recovering from Grief. She has past experience working at the Battered Women's and Children's Shelter in San Antonio, and has counseled both women and men utilizing solution focused therapy. She counseled children through play and art, and held groups for children using play and art. Her therapeutic approach is person centered with all of her clients. She says "I believe that a trusting relationship will be the best way to help recovery." Yvette has recently joined the Alamo Heights Counseling team and is currently able to accept private pay clients as well as clients who have Medicaid through the Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership. She will be accepting all other Medicaid and private health insurance in the near future.
Victor received his Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Adams State University and his Bachelor of Science in Counseling from Old Dominion University. He possesses dual licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). Additionally, he is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. His treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivation Interviewing and Trauma Therapy.
Victor's perspective on his role as a counselor is as follows: "We all experience life stressors throughout our daily lives. At times past and current experiences can affect our emotional and psychological ability to normally function in a social, academic or occupational setting. Nothing seems to help and the method being used to self-regulate is not working. I have years of experience working collaboratively with families, couples, and individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues, family conflict, martial problems, feelings of hopelessness, anger, stress and parenting challenges. I understand that the most important aspect of counseling is the therapeutic alliance as I consistently demonstrate the highest level of empathy, genuineness, and congruency during every session. Most importantly I take the time to listen to you so that you can be heard and clearly understood."
Victor accepts Traditional Medicaid through TMHP (Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership) and is in the process of credentialing for other types of Medicaid and private health insurance company panels. He is currently available to provide counseling services to Medicaid recipients through TMHP, private pay clients, and individuals and families with CPS cases and authorizations for in-home therapy.