Lake Travis Counseling Connection offers two levels of counseling services.
Jan C. Shope, MA, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor/Clinical Director
Jan C. Shope, M.A., LPC-S is a professional counselor supervisor. She specializes in individual, couples and family psychotherapy. With over 15 years experience as a clinician, with a graduate degree from Texas State University in professional counseling, she works with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and couples dealing with conflict, separation, divorce and parenting issues. She also specializes in working with men's issues, as they are often unique from those of women. She also provides life coaching for those people who find that they are interested in something more short-term in nature, which is usually specifically based on one area of life, such as career or life transition and is not based on the medical model for "treatment."
Jan is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her treatment approach is collaborative in nature and aimed at providing support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. She incorporates a blend of conventional and creative approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, she works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
LPC interns have completed their masters’ degrees and are working towards full licensure. The State of Texas requires graduates log 3000 hours before they can operate independently, regardless of prior counseling experience, trainings or in-service hours they may have obtained under other licensures. The interns practicing at Lake Travis Counseling Connection each have additional training and work histories that complement their graduate degrees.
Angelica Prindle, MAC, LPC-Intern
Angelica Prindle, MAC graduated from St. Edwards University through the MAC program with an LPC designation. She has been a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for eight years and has specialized in treating individuals suffering from addiction issues.
In the process of helping individuals with chemical dependency problems, she frequently found that her clients were also dealing with legal issues as a result of criminal behaviors, as well as abandonment, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, co-dependency, family violence, sexual assault, low self-esteem and lack of trust.
She has worked with men and women, primarily using a cognitive behavioral approach. She is an integrative counselor, entwining the roots of narrative therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness, utilizing a systemic approach. She likes to help clients identify faulty thought patterns and beliefs and uses a holistic approach to develop naturalistic methods of healing.
Natalie Craver, MS, RYT, TIYT
Natalie specializes in teens who are breaking under the demands of academics and peer pressure and their parents who are struggling to keep them safe and maintain a connected relationship. She teaches life changing tools to replace regret, shame, and stress, with hope, peace and fulfillment. Natalie's approach is client-centered, seasoned with neurobiology; using mindfulness, trauma informed, experiential, and somatic techniques. She works with all ages and is experienced in treating the effects of trauma and abuse, overcoming anxiety, and creating healthy connections.
In her own words:
Ten years ago I experienced a tragic loss that put my life and my family in a tailspin. However, through my own emotional healing, I created resilience and a great sense of peace and wholeness. My journey has twists and turns, most of which I am not prepared for, but that I can adjust to in a way I couldn't before.
I became a therapist to help others navigate the transitions, challenges, and torrential storms of their lives. I pride myself on the sacred connection of trust and compassion I have with my clients. It is my hope you look forward to sessions and enjoy having a nonjudgmental outlet to call your own. This is a courageous choice and I would be honored to share your journey.
Jan Shope has helped me in so many areas of my life. She has helped me to grow as a person and discover happiness, joy, and faith in my life, when I thought I wouldn’t have any...