Sulipsa Luque, LPC-S


Our resilient spirit helps us get through many difficulties and obstacles throughout our lives, but sometimes we come across something that can threaten to hurt us, hold us back or even keep us stuck. Engaging in the therapeutic process can help alleviate these feelings of overwhelmedness, hopelessness or fear. My therapeutic approach is one of authenticity and trust to create a safe environment where you can explore and engage in ways to cope with the issues you choose to address. This therapeutic relationship can lead to healing changes and release of emotional distress in a true collaborative way. More

Mike Gibbs, LPC-S


Life is full of challenges and at times we lose hope and feel like there’s no way to overcome the barrage of obstacles and hardships that life throws at us. Even though we might know that the answer is to keep moving forward no matter what’s in front of us it’s a lot easier said than done. We all need help sometimes to overcome life’s difficulties and it’s okay to ask for help. We’re all human, we all experience pain, and we’re in this thing called life together and sometimes we can’t do it alone. More

Jim Jackson, DD, MS, LCDC

Care Manager, Therapist

Dr. Jim Jackson grew up in Los Angeles and San Francisco and like many people in Austin migrated to Austin to attend UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. Dr. Jackson is both a pastoral and chemical dependency counselor who is now in his 27th year in community mental health. He is both a teacher and a counselor in this field and feels that the issues we face will require well prepared professionals for the future and has worked very hard to put persons of color into the work.

Dr. Jackson has been involved in NAMI for years, was one of the people who brought Family Connections to Austin, served as Board Vice President of both the Central Texas Council on Alcoholismand Lifesteps the Williamson Co Council. He is a past TAAP President and a member of African American Behavioral Health in Austin.

In addition to a doctorate in Pastoral Care, he holds a Master’s degree n program management and a Bachelor’s in social Work and Sociology. His introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy was with Dr. Aaron Beck, his studies in DBT were under Dr. Perry Hoffman and Dr. Alan Kugler of NEABPD and Dr. Marsha Linehan of the University of Washington at Seattle.

His supportive family is made up of his wife Nora of nearly 36 years and his son John.

Adam Lenker, LPC-S


I approach therapy by adopting a stance of confronting situations non-judgmentally and with compassion, acknowledging that this work is about the person with whom I am working. My practice is built around partnership with my clients, working hard to establish the therapeutic alliance, taking cues of direction, pace and depth from the people with whom I work, and allowing for immediacy to inform what is and is not working. Someone who may choose to work with me is someone who feels motivated to change, to find that their own power may be covered up, and then working collaboratively to restore and empower that sense! More

Guy Maddox, LCSW


The process of change, healing, and recovery is a complicated journey which is often best attempted with the support and guidance of a trusted individual. I work with individuals, couples, and families who find themselves in need of change, perhaps individual growth, relationship enhancement or family conflict resolution. These issues are involved enough to be in need of professional assistance. More