Matthew Flinchum
Matthew Flinchum is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. He currently practices at Austin Counseling and Trauma Specialists focused primarily on survivors of sexual assault, intimacy, and sexual wellness. Mr. Flinchum is also a doctoral student in the Texas Tech University Counselor Education and Leadership program, and he serves as President-Elect of the Capital of Texas Counseling Association. His research interests include human sexuality, sexual wellness, and the intersection between trauma and sexuality. He is currently pursuing research regarding implicit bias among counselors-in-training toward the Kink and Consensual Non-Monogamy communities. Academically, he teaches as an adjunct professor in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX.

Terrie Alexander


Terrie Alexander is the current President of Capital of Texas Counseling
Association (CTCA). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a
Professional School Counselor. She has a private practice in Pflugerville. Terrie is
a Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider and holds a certification in the
treatment of anxiety. She specializes in anxiety, sandtray, and play therapy, and is
working on certification as a sand tray trainer.

She received a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Southwest Texas
State University, a Bachelor of Arts from St. Edward’s University in History and
Education, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from Hastings College,
Hastings, Nebraska.

Terrie has a love for animals, especially dogs. She and her husband, of 24 years,
enjoy traveling, spending time with their dogs, while "grillin’ and chillin’" in their
backyard. In her spare time, she shops for and creates miniatures for her
sandtray collection.


Lisa Shenk
Welcome! My name is Lisa Shenk, I'm an LPC in private practice in South Austin where I specialize in working with adults in transition due to unexpected change, as well as adults living with Bipolar. I believe strongly in the inner strength that lies within each of us that often needs the presence of a compassionate caring other to fully emerge. I'm excited to have the opportunity to serve as the Treasurer for the Capital of Texas Chapter of TCA and support the mission of community, education, and advocacy for our field in the community and with the state legislature regarding mental health policy. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, dancing, hiking, and getting crafty with embroidery and cross-stitch. I also like to drive like a speed-demon, however I work to keep that in check (sometimes in my own therapy, which my friends and family appreciate).
TCA Alternate Senator
Asha Creary

Hi, I'm Asha M. Creary, licensed professional counselor who founded a private practice in the Austin, TX area in 2019. I grew up in Dallas, TX and transitioned to Austin in 2017 to embark on a new journey as a school counselor. I spent 4 years as a teacher, 2 years as a school counselor and 2 years as a district specialist. I now spend much of my time managing and training emergent clinicians within my practice Crave Counseling, volunteering with Hearts2Heal and supporting the CTCA board. I enjoy international travel, walking, learning new languages and cultures and most of all the sun.