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!

      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

      Hi, I’m Jessica. I’ve been practicing for 14 years, specializing in eating disorders, body image issues, and complex PTSD (CPTSD). My experience 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.

        Tara Kong

        MS, LPC-A

        Trauma, Anxiety, Teen, Family

        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.

        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. 

        Katherine Lickteig

        MS, LPC, NCC, CCTP

        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.

        Margie Frisco

        MA, LPC Associate

        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!

          Carey Robey

          MS, LPC, NCC

          Women, Teens, and 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!

          Ally Hoffman

          MA, LPC Associate

          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.

            Julie Sekachev

            M. Ed, LPC Associate

            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.  

            Yamna Haider

            Practicum Student

            Life struggles, Anxiety, Depression

            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.

            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 Peterman

            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.

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            The first appointment is just a “get to know you” session. Please complete the form below to request an appointment.

            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.