MEET OUR TEAM
Lydia Kasmoch (she/her)
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR
REGISTERED PLAY THERAPIST
Hello and Welcome
I am so happy you found me. Let me take a moment to introduce myself.
For the past seven years, I have been working in the El Paso community with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I founded Thrive Counseling & Wellness, PLLC in 2019 with the goal of creating a space where individuals could come and feel cared for; a space where deep healing could happen.
I believe our bodies and minds are interconnected and seek to help clients in my practice to heal holistically. Working collaboratively with each client, I utilize mindfulness, somatic therapy, and other expressive therapies, such as sand tray, art and play therapy. My hope is to help others learn to bring insight to their life experiences and then move forward toward the goal of a joyful life.
I hold a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from The University of Toledo and a Master's of Arts in Clinical Counseling from Heidelberg University, a C.A.C.R.E.P. accredited university. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and a Registered Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. I have advanced training in Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT). Additionally, I am a Level One trained Sensorimotor Psychotherapist and completed the Level I training in the Gottman method for Couples' Therapy.
If you’re ready to put your life, your relationship, or your healing into focus and you think I may be a good fit to help you on that journey please contact me and we’ll get started.
Melissa Huffman (They/Them)
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR-ASSOCIATE
MATT BIERDS, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP-S
It is my pleasure to introduce myself. My approach to counseling comes from a person-centered worldview. I take an organic approach to therapy, tailoring services to my client's specific needs. You are the expert in your life and I am here to help guide you toward the life you wish to live.
Every journey, from early career development to the implementation of coping skills, is unique. Your needs will determine the course of therapy, and I am excited to walk that journey with you.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. Please take a look at my rates below and reach out to the office if you have any additional questions or would like to set up a brief consultation with me.