Anchor Marriage and Family Counseling Center (AMFCC) is a non-profit (501C3), non-demoninational Christian organization in San Antonio, Texas specializing in individual, couple, marriage and family issues. We can offer a Biblical perspective on facing life challenges through counseling, coaching, and discipleship. We are able to help you to use the character qualities and strengths that God has given you to thrive in your circumstances and call on the unlimited resources provided by Christ Jesus.
Linda G. Barron Ph.D. LPC-S LMFT-S
National Certified CounselorClinical Fellow AAMFT, Clinical Member ACA, Member AACC, Member EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
For Appointments call: 210-248-9622 Fax: 210-233-1341
Linda earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy as a Distinquished Graduate from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and Ph.D. from Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, Louisiana. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor (LMFT-S), and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor(LPC-S) in the State of Texas and supervises LPC-interns and LMFT-Associates. Linda works from a Biblical world view to help clients integrate new ways of thinking and behaving that develop stronger, healthier perspectives. She has completed all three levels of the Gottman Institute’s Method Couples Therapy. Linda has completed the Basic EMDR Training at Baylor University with trainer Rick Levinson LCSW. I am looking for both LMFT-A's and LPC-Interns to supervise. Please call me to discuss.
Drs Gene and Linda Barron have been married for 45 years and understand the challenges of parenting and long-term marital relationships. Being a US Navy wife for 30 years has given Linda special insight into the life style challenges of military spouses and families.
Linda earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She worked as a registered Medical Technologist in diagnostic laboratory medicine for 20 plus years. She has extensive experience in special hematology and oncology and has used this experience to guide her counseling in persons suffering from various medical conditions.
Her professional affiliations include the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists ( AAMFT Clinical Member), American Association of Christian Counselors, Member, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), American Counseling Association (ACA-professional member), and American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29
EUGENE (GENE) D. BARRON, Ph.D. LPC-S Li # 64971
National Certified Counselor
Clinical Fellow AAMFT, Clinical Member ACA Presidential Member AACC, Member, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
For appointments call 210-248-9622 Fax: 210-233-1341
Dr. Barron earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Washington University and a Masters in Health Administration and Planning from Washington University School of Medicine (HAP) in St. Louis, Missouri. He was commissioned in the United States Navy as a Medical Service Corps Officer and served in many leadership and command roles in Navy Medicine. Dr. Barron retired from the Navy as a Captain (06) in 2006 after thirty one years of military service. He earned a Master of Arts from St. Mary’s University as a Distinguished Graduate in Marriage and Family Therapy with his wife Linda in San Antonio, Texas and a Ph.D. from Louisiana Baptist University in Shreveport, Louisiana. He is a licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor(LPC-S) and Marriage and Family Therapist (MMFT) in the State of Texas and supervises LPC-Interns. My rate for supervising LPC-Interns is $60.00 per session.
Dr. Barron works from a Christian worldview to help clients integrate new ways of thinking and behaving that are consistent with their faith and belief system. Gene has completed all three levels of the Gottman Institute’s Method Couples Therapy and EMDR Basic Training at Baylor University from trainer Rick Levinson LCSW and is working to complete his certification.
Dr. Barron's professional affiliations include, Clinical Fellow American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (AAMFT), American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), Member, EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and Fellow, Royal College of Health (FRCH) London, England. Dr. Barron serves on the Board of Directors Military Community Youth Ministries MCYM and the San Antonio Rape Crisis Center SARCC.
He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 210-248-9622.
Danna Chapman Kelm, MA, LPC Li # 60547
For appointments call 210-248-9622 Fax: 210-233-1341
Danna is a very compassionate Licensed Professional Counselor with years of Christian counseling experience working with children and families in all stages of development and backgrounds. Her experience and passion for helping others reach their full potential in Christ are a driving force in her work.
While in private practice and working for her former church in the Houston area, Danna was a group facilitator for counseling/educational groups, worked with individuals/children and families, performed crisis intervention counseling with individuals experiencing social, emotional and vocational difficulties. She has worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety/stress, relationship difficulties, adolescent behavioral / emotional disorders, and parenting problems. Danna is also a cancer survivor and a Gold Star mom giving her firsthand insight into the grieving process and how to navigate through it using the scriptures as her guide.
She earned her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and her Bachelor of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). Danna resides in the San Antonio area along with her husband, Mike. God has blessed them with four children and four grandchildren between the two of them.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
Amanda Armstrong MA LPC-Intern Li #
Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Sociology from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas and her Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas.
To seek out counseling is a brave and courageous act, and therefore Amanda believes every person who reaches out for counseling should be treated with respect. Amanda values the dignity of each person, their story, and their struggles. Amanda works from a biblical worldview to help her clients transform their old thoughts and behaviors into new thoughts and behaviors that bring life and healing. She cares about helping those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, shame, trauma and grief and difficulty transitioning through life changes. She is passionate about helping her clients find hope in the midst of their pain, by meeting them where they are and helping them to get to where they want to be. She believes that wherever there is grief, loss or death, new life and restoration are soon to follow. Amanda has completed EMDR basic training from trainer Rick Levinson LCSW and is now treating clients suffering from trauma of any kind. Amanda is a very effective and understanding therapist who can assist you with whatever issues you have and bring to session. She can be reached at 210-248-9622 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Priscilla Sheridan Roberson MS LMFT-A. Li # 202790
supervised by Linda G. Barron Ph.D. LPC-S Li # 64970 LMFT-S Li # 201378
The first steps to overcoming life's challenges are (1) realizing you need help and (2) reaching out for the right resources. As a marriage and family therapist, the spouse of a retired military veteran and mother of three, I have significant life experiences that allow me to understand and empathize with the challenges that my clients face. I know that communicating and discussing life's most sensitive and difficult issues can be a struggle. As your therapist, I will listen to your concerns and help you identify the skills and abilities that will allow you to succeed. I believe the journey to healing is individual and the amount of commitment and effort given by each client is a determining factor toward obtaining or meeting goals.
I have a Master’s of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling from Capella University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I approach issues from a systemic perspective which considers the cultural, social and ethnic influences experienced by clients. I believe that each of my clients are truly unique and there is always a focus on their specific goals, strengths, challenges and needs.
If you are struggling in your relationship, having family challenges, or experiencing difficulty related to anxiety or depression I can assist you, your spouse and family in identifying the tools and skills needed to communicate your feelings and manage thoughts in a healthy and effective way. I work closely with my clients in learning how to navigate through conflicts and challenges with those in their lives by the use of effective listening methods. If you want to learn the skills needed to have a relationship filled with healthy communication and connection, or tools to get through emotional difficulties I can help. Call or email me now at (210) 802-9053 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. (NLT)
Ana Maria Navarro
Ana is a highly experienced administrator with a heart for service. Her professional experience has given her the opportunity to exemplify her organization and communication skills as well as make meaningful relationships with those she meets.
From showing the love of Christ to kindergarten children, to yielding her professional skills at Levi Strauss & Co., to nurturing a small business into operation, Ana shows dedication and passion in all she does. She is honored to work with a team of professional marriage and family counselors at AMFCC that show the Word of Christ to those they serve.
Ana received her Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. She resides in the San Antonio area along with her husband and two children who are now college graduates.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Jessica has a background in customer service with a focus in the medical field. She earned her Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant certifications from Gary Job Corps in San Marcos, Texas in 2005, where she also met James. She did her internship at Luling Hospital in Luling, TX before working for home health agencies and finally University Health System in San Antonio, TX. After getting married, she ran her own billing service from their home in Dallas before returning to San Antonio. She is excited to be part of the AMFCC team.
James has over 10 years of experience in IT. His specialty is hardware maintenance and repair, particularly large servers. His resume includes companies such as PepsiCo, HP, Citi Group, AT&T, Bell Helicopter, and now Microsoft. James received his IT training and A+ Certification while attending Gary Job Corps in San Marcos, TX where he also met his wife Jessica. They have been married for 9 years and now live in San Antonio TX where he handles all the IT issues for the practice.
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope; And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:3-5