LPC Associates of Texas Leadership

Summer Allen, Ph.D.

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Founder, Executive Director 

Dr. Allen is the founder of LPC Associates of Texas and received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018 and her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta State University in 2014.  She is an Assistant Professor at Antioch University New England and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Her clinical experience includes court-mandated treatment, custody concerns, parental alienation, criminal justice involvement, and trauma, anxiety, and depression.  Her research interests include the need for a strengths-based approach when working with those involved with the criminal justice system. Additionally, she is interested in the importance of peer mentorship for counselors-in-training.  Dr. Allen’s service efforts focus on the education and empowerment of novice counselors throughout the licensure process.

Contact: summer@txlpcassociates.org

Eboni Hamilton

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 Policy and Advocacy Director 

Eboni is a Nationally Certified Counselor, LPC Associate, and the Policy and Advocacy Director for LPC Associates of Texas. She received her Master of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University in 2018 and is the Director of Counseling and Consultation at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Her clinical experience includes work with individuals in the LGBT+ community, individuals living with STDs, first-generation college students, and juveniles in detention. Her professional service and interests include presenting psychoeducation in a light-hearted and practical way, focused advocacy for mental health professionals, and supporting the emotional well-being of single parents and young adults.

Contact: advocacy@txlpcassociates.org

Leah Walter

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 Director of Education  

Leah Walter is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, and the Director of Education for the LPC Associates of Texas. She graduated with her Masters of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2018 from Texas State University. Her clinical experience includes, court-mandated clients, military couples and families, and those living unconventional lifestyles. She has completed all requirements for certification in animal-assisted counseling and has worked with children and teens with her canine co-counselor. Leah is continuing to support her clients in exploring needs and boundaries in relationships. She is advocating for the associate population to explore new knowledge and advocate for more opportunities for associates to train and present in a professional capacity.

Contact: education@txlpcassociates.org