hello from your KATY TEXAS COUNSELors

We are so glad you found the Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch. We offer individual, couples, family and group counseling at our center. We have a team of experienced professionals available on staff to assist individuals and couples dealing with a variety of issues. Our therapists work with adults, young adults, teens, and children, and each client will get an individualized treatment plan to best be served by our staff. We strive to maintain a warm, professional, and private setting in which clients can begin to make positive changes and achieve balance and growth.

The staff at the Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch includes fully licensed professionals with years of experience in their areas of expertise. The center also offers discounted, yet quality, counseling services provided by LPC Associates and practicum students.

The Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch was founded by Cheri Locke, MA, LPC and Melissa Barton, MA, LPC-S. Cheri specializes in couples counseling and is trained in the Gottman Method. Melissa specializes in treating families and teens, and is trained in EMDR. She also supervises LPC Associates. To learn more about an individual therapist please click on their link below. We look forward to working with you!

    Cheri Locke, Owner


    Couples Therapy, Sex Therapy

    Hi! I’m Cheri. I am the Co-Founder and Lead Clinician at the Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch. I have been a therapist for over eight years. My passion is all things relationships and sex! I help individuals and couples learn about intimacy, connection, communication, attachment, and of course, sex. If you want to grow and connect, let’s chat! Heck, we may even figure out who is going to do the dishes…

      Melissa Barton, Owner

      MA, LPC-S

      Families, Teens, EMDR

      Hey! I’m Melissa. I’m the co-founder and Lead Clinician at the counseling center at Cinco ranch. I’ve been in practice for 14 years, and I love counseling teens and their parents, as well as adult women needing a confidence boost. I try to provide a warm, comfortable space during sessions, but I keep it real too!

        Carey Robey

        MS, LPC, NCC

        Women, Teens, Young Adults

        I’m Carey, and I have practiced in various therapeutic settings for over five years. My passion is working with individuals in private practice who struggle with stress, depression, anxiety, and those wanting to increase overall well-being and life satisfaction. Come see me to work on self-growth and achieve a greater sense of peace and contentment!

        Janelle Schlueter

        MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP

        Trauma, PTSD, Sexual Assault

        I’m Janelle, and I specialize in trauma related to sexual assault. I have been in practice for five years, and I have helped many clients heal from their traumatic experiences and live healthy and joyful lives. A skill that I am most proud of is my ability to use laughter in session as we discuss some serious shit… oh, yeah, swearing is welcome!

        Jessica Johns-Green


        Eating Disorders, Men’s, Sports Performance Issues

        Hi, I’m Jessica.  I’ve been practicing for 14 years and I specialize in eating disorders, body image issues, and complex PTSD (CPTSD).  I am a member of Houston Eating Disorder Specialists (HEDS).  My experience also includes working with athletes and performers looking to up their game.  While I draw on evidence-based therapeutic approaches, I know that the power to live happier, healthier, and more fully is already within you – my job is to support you to bring that out.

        Rachel Fowler

        MS, LPC

        Children, Adolescents, Young Adults

        Hello! I’m Rachel, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I strive to create a safe environment for clients to achieve their goals and improve their overall well-being. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults through various social and emotional concerns. I work with multiple counseling approaches, and together we will determine the best counseling approach for you or your child’s needs. 

        Kacee A. Soto

        MS, LSSP, LPC
        Young Adults, Women’s Issues, 
        I have a passion for helping teens, young adults, and adults. I have experience working with all ages in individual, group, couples, and family therapy. My professional interests include Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Family Discord. I strive to meet each client where they are at and take a client-centered approach to develop a plan for treatment. I believe each client has the strength they need to be successful and I am pleased to have the role in which I am able to help them develop the tools to use to do so. 

        I obtained my MS in Clinical Psychology from Abilene Christian University. I have completed extensive research and have published articles in the areas of Attachment, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as it relates to Sexual Abuse. I have worked in a Residential Treatment Center, Psychiatric Hospital, Community-Based Mental Health, and Private Practice. 

        These opportunities have allowed me to work with a diverse population which has bettered my ability to serve you as a counselor. I look forward to walking alongside of you throughout the healing process.

          Julie Sekachev

          M. Ed, LPC Associate
          Supervised by Melissa Barton MA, LPC-S

          Couples, Adolescents (10+), Adults

          Hi there! I’m Julie. I specialize in couples counseling, depression, and anxiety. I teach couples communication skills that increase empathy, resolve conflict, and build strong emotional bonds. In therapy, we learn evidence-based techniques that decrease symptoms of depression and anxiety and build healthy coping skills to help clients thrive.  

          Margie Frisco

          MA, LPC Associate
          Supervised by Melissa Barton MA, LPC-S

          Kids, Teens, Couples Therapy

          Hello! I’m Margie, MA, LPC-Associate, supervised by Melissa Barton, MA, LPC-S. I have been helping clients for two years, focusing on treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and couples therapy. My therapeutic style is very person-centered, focusing on cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and the enrichment of relationships. This can be helpful when people experience depression, anxiety, adjusting to new parts of life, mood swings, irritability, difficulties with connecting to others, and/or difficulties understanding their thoughts. I try to find the best treatment that helps each person, as I genuinely believe there is no cookie-cutter way to help each person heal. As I like to say, “let’s call a spade a spade” and find the best way to help you feel better!

          Ally Hoffman

          MA, LPC Associate
          Supervised by Melissa Barton MA, LPC-S

          Couples, Teens, Adults, Life

          Hiya! I’m Ally. I am passionate about working with major life transitions, teens, and young adults! I have been working in the mental health field for over four years and practicing as a therapist in private practice for a little over a year now. As a product and a provider of therapy, I am confident that I can help guide you through some of those awkward times in your life when things are just kind of off.

          Katherine Lickteig

          LPC Associate
          Supervised by Melissa Barton MA, LPC-S

          Teen Girls, Adoption Issues, Divorce

          Hi! I’m Katherine. I have been living in the Cinco area for 23 years. While I love seeing various clients, I specialize in marriage counseling, divorce counseling, adoption counseling, and working with teens. My therapy style is meeting the clients where they are and working with them at their pace.

            Tara Kong

            MS, LPC Associate Supervised by
            Melissa Barton MA, LPC-S

            Hi, I’m Tara. As your counselor, I will walk beside you and help empower you to find solutions that work best for you and allow you to live your best life. I understand that reaching out for help can be scary and overwhelming. I hope to make the process easier for you by offering a non-judgmental space and a caring and safe environment. I am interested in helping couples, individuals, adolescents, and children meet their goals and find healing, satisfaction, and fulfillment in their everyday lives.

            Alexia Cabreras

            Practicum Student

            Hi there! I’m Alexia! I am going on to my second semester of practice here at the Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch. I specialize in individual counseling and love working with adolescents and young adults! Join me and my bubbly personality to get you the help you deserve! I love working together to solve conflicts and find solutions to some of our ongoing issues in this crazy thing we call life.

            Natasha Cooke

            Practicum Student

            Hey there! I’m Natasha. I’m a practicum student specializing in individual counseling here at the Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch. I have experience working with a wide range of diverse individuals in a variety of settings. I’m passionate about helping adolescents and adults work towards their goals. I love using a client-centered approach to tailor treatments to you. I work to create a calm and peaceful environment for you to share your true self. I invite you to join up with me, so we can start working to help you reach that level of wellness that you want and need! 

            Brittany Taylor

            Marketing Specialist
            Hey there! I’m Brittany. I’m a huge advocate of therapy, and I’m here to help you in any way I can! I work behind the scenes here at the Counseling Center at Cinco Ranch as their Marketing Specialist and their Administrative Assistant. I’m the person who can help you connect with the right therapist and answer any questions you may have. I also network with other counseling centers and doctors to ensure we have reliable referrals to give any client if needed. We believe in well-rounded, complete care that extends past your time at the Center.

            Yamna Haider

            Practicum Student

            I’m Yamna, and I specialize in individual counseling. I am currently a practicum student and know that I can help you with your concerns with your life struggles, anxiety, depression, and challenges personally and mentally.

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            We will try our best to accommodate your request. While we do attempt to check requests daily, please allow up to 48 hours for a response. If a request is made after 5 pm on Friday, please note that it may be Monday before you receive a response.