Leadership

President
Rebecca Canter

 
Rebecca Canter is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.  In 2010, she graduated from St. Edward's University with a Master's in Counseling.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Disability Studies from the University of Maine at Orono.  She works with children and adults who have developmental disabilities, primarily with individuals diagnosed with autism.  She has also been the court liaison for several behavioral health hospitals in the area.  In her free time she likes to snorkel and has already been to the Great Barrier Reef and Belize Barrier Reef.  She loves frogs, even her car is referred to as the “Frog Car.”  She can be reached at rebecca@counselingwithrc.com.
 
President-Elect
Margaret Alexander
Margaret “Terrie” Alexander is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Professional School Counselor.  She currently works full-time in an elementary school setting with PFISD.   She has recently opened a private practice location in Pflugerville.  In 2020 she became an LPC-S.  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.  She considers herself a lifelong learner and actively pursues CEUs above and beyond what is required by the board.
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 22 years, enjoy traveling, spending time with their dogs, and grillin’ and chillin’ in their backyard.  In her spare time, she shops for and creates miniatures for her sandtray collection. 
 
Past President
DeAnne Hart
 
DeAnne is a native Austinite and has witnessed many changes to what used to be considered a small-town Austin.  She started her career in education as a classroom teacher and while teaching full-time and raising a daughter, she earned her Master of Education in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Central Texas (don’t be mistaken - she is a HUGE Longhorn fan!!).  Currently she is a Professional School Counselor with Round Rock ISD in a middle school setting.  She is also an LPC Intern, supervised by Carla Harringer, LPCS.  DeAnne has served on the Strategic Planning Committee with Texas Counseling Association (TCA) and was an Emerging Leader with TCA in 2018.  DeAnne loves being outdoors with her dog Charley and spending time with family & friends.  You can reach her by email at deannehartcounseling@gmail.com.
 
Secretary
Kristin Atkinson
 
Kristin is an LPC Associate providing whole hearted psychotherapy and trauma recovery to her clients in South Austin and throughout Texas. Kristin is especially interested in bringing mindfulness, neuroscience, and the body into the counseling space. Along with Penny, her therapy dog-in-training, Kristin loves making mental health and therapy a part of everyday conversations. Follow Penny @Penny_The_Therapy_Dog or read more about Kristin at KristinAtkinsonTherapy.com.
 
Treasurer
Corinne Arlès
Corinne Arlès is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is specially trained as an Expressive Arts Therapist.  With a wide range of experience in social service from Program Direction to school-based counseling to private practice, Corinne has worked with varied populations in Boston, New York City and Paris, France.  Austin is where she shares her home with her husband, two adorable children and two fluffy cats. In her free time, Corinne enjoys running, yoga and traveling with her family.
 
TCA Senator
Asha M. Creary
 
Asha M. Creary is a certified school counselor, licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas & Missouri and national certified counselor (NCC). She has a Master of Education in School Counseling. Asha spent numerous years volunteering with various organizations supporting domestic violence, grief/loss, rape victims and mental health crisis. Asha is originally from the Dallas Metroplex and has been in Austin since 2017. Since her move, she spent 4 years at a local district as a lead school counselor and district specialist. She currently operates a small private practice in the Round Rock area working with those struggling with mental health stressors. She loves traveling, learning new languages, aerial arts and helping others. She can be reached at www.cravecounselingpllc.com
 
TCA Alternate Senator