Meet Michael Cox
Michael first and foremost is a husband and father. He enjoys playing volleyball, working out with his wife Coloma, coaching the sports teams of his three boys, and watching others enjoy the food he has prepared for them. Like so many others, life has dealt him great joys as well as great pains. Grab a local cider or a cup of coffee and he welcomes a rich conversation that reveals these and yours alike.
Shanbria grew up in a military family amongst many different cultures. Relocating from various military bases throughout her life has allowed her to appreciate and embrace all cultures. After living in Texas for two years as a child, she was committed to someday returning and making Texas home. Because of this she loves traveling and embarking on new adventures. She sees life as a journey where valuable lessons and growth takes place. Most days you can find Shanbria enjoying a hike with her dog, watching movies, or spending time with her close friends and family.
Meet Jack Partain
Jack grew up in Dallas and is new to the Austin area, but has quickly fallen in love with its community and culture. He believes in honest and empathetic care for every client and wants to take the time to understand each person’s unique circumstances and personal background. In his free time, Jack enjoys taking walks, exploring Austin and Pflugerville, and spending time wiht his family and other loved ones.
About Michael Professionally
Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), Level II Restoration Therapist and a Master Trainer for Mental Health First Aid. He has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families, individuals and couples. Prior to entering the mental health field Michael was a vocational minister. Michael has extensive experience with working with adolescents and families in improving communication and interpersonal relationships. Helping parents know how to enhance and guide the lives of their developing adolescent. He has partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Health for a number years as a consultant; he is a trainer of trainers in Mental Health First Aid and has contributed to development, revisions and editing of curriculum and training that is utilized across the country.
About Shanbria Professionally
Shanbria is currently a Master’s student at Northwestern University for Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a focus on children and adolescents. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from the University of Hawaii where she focused on the interworkings of the Justice System and its impact on the youth. Her passion has always been children, adolescents, and families. She has taught pre-kindergarten as well as middle school English and Math at the Alternative Learning Center in Austin. Her commitment to the community includes mentoring with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Texas. Ultimately, Shanbria believes the heart of the community is directly tied to its people, and imbuing individuals with the ability to feel seen, heard, and understood is vital to strengthening any community. Shanbria, as a graduate student, will be under the clinical supervision of her university and site supervision by Licensed Professional Counselor Michael Cox, LPC, Texas License number 72423.
About Jack Professionally
Jack is a Master’s student in Counselor Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Child Learning and Development from the University of
Texas at Dallas, where he studied psychological research and family systems from a multicultural
and context-focused perspective. He also gained experience in mental health crisis intervention
and working with diverse young adults and adolescents during his undergraduate studies by
working as a Resident Assistant in the freshman residence halls. He has been trained in several
therapy frameworks, including Restoration Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Center
Counseling. In counseling, Jack prioritizes stepping into his client’s shoes and empathically
understanding each person as an individual, with their own pains, joys, and cultural context. Jack,
as a graduate student, will be under the clinical supervision of his university and site supervision
by Licensed Professional Counselor Michael Cox, LPC, Texas License number 72423.
Education and Training
Michael completed his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Master of Arts in Counseling at Wayland Baptist University. Specifically, working to always seek ways to integrate a holistic approach to wellness-ways of treating the whole person in the context of family and community.
Texas State License Number: 72423
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
333 Guadalupe St., Tower 3, Room 900
Austin, TX 78701
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