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Shannon Holder, MA, LPC

Shannon Holder earned his Bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison University, Trenton, New Jersey. He received his Master of Arts from the University of Houston-Victoria. Shannon is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is employed as a counselor with the Goliad Special Educational Cooperative in Goliad, Texas, and serves Reclamation Counseling Center as a therapist as his schedule permits.

He has over 20 years of experience working with special needs youth both in the school and private setting. Shannon specializes in adolescents and young adults.

Wendy Holder, M.Ed, LPC-S, LCDC

Wendy Holder has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Education Counseling. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas. She is accepting interns that are striving to become licensed counselors.

Wendy incorporates her faith in God into her counseling while utilizing cognitive behavioral skills to assist the client in healing and restoration. She is dedicated to seeing her clients rise above their circumstances and become who they were created to be. She provides marital counseling, individual counseling and teaches parenting classes.


Brittany Proctor, MA, LPC, LCDC

Brittany Proctor obtained her master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of Houston Victoria (UHV) in 2017 and is currently licensed as a Professional Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas. She completed her practicum in substance abuse treatment at an inpatient substance abuse facility serving Texas state and federal probation/parole populations.

She has a passion for First Responder and other high-stress occupation treatment and is actively involved with first responders to increase mental health and wellness. She was awarded the Citizen’s Certificate of Merit for her assistance in establishing the First Responder Mental Wellness Program at the Victoria Fire Department in 2019. She has experience in providing numerous training seminars for first responder populations including resiliency and mindfulness-based active coping responses to stress.

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She is actively involved in several research studies under the supervision of UHV faculty, including one study aimed at exploring active coping strategies for emergency medical professionals struggling with stress disorders, and various others related to facilitating help-seeking behaviors in minor-attracted persons to prevent child sexual abuse. She is also an approved Texas Peer Assistance Program (TPAPN) Evaluator and has assisted with numerous graduate level courses at UHV. She enjoys speaking events and an opportunity to present and engage in active discussion regarding mental health with any audience.

Her primary interests include mindfulness, stress reaction management in high-stress occupations, strategies to increase resiliency, managing reactions to trauma, substance abuse recovery, anxiety, depression, and adjustment-related distress. Brittany’s counseling experience has been centered around adults and adolescents surviving trauma, PTSD, depression, substance use, mandated treatment, forensic populations, and anxiety. She places high value on building self-care, active coping responses, and resilience in all her clients. She has experience in individual, couples, family, and group therapy. Brittany is a strengths-based solution-focused therapist with a strong cognitive-behavioral background and enjoys incorporating a wide variety of evidence-based modalities to meet the needs of her clients.

John Lenihan, MA, LPC-S

John Lenihan has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology (1964) and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance (1975). He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas. He is accepting interns who are striving to become licensed professional counselors.

John has practiced counseling since 2008. He has worked at Reclamation Center for five years. In addition to his counseling career, he is a retired career USAF officer and a former licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 24 years. He works primarily with adults and couples but has had clients as young as 11.

John is an avid reader of psychology books seeking the latest in therapeutic ideas to provide his clients with evidence-based, cutting-edge therapy. His focus is on adults who have experienced early childhood or adolescent trauma and may now suffer from depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and autoimmune diseases.


Joanne Schrimsher MS, EdS, LPC, RPT-S

Joanne Schrimsher is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. She graduated from Texas A & I University with her Bachelor of Science and went on to receive her Master of Science and Educational Specialties from Troy State University in Dothan Alabama. Joanne also has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human Development.

Joanne has previously worked Region III Education Service Center in the Early Childhood Initiative Program as a Case Manager, Counselor, and Educational Diagnostician. She also worked at Jackson County Special Services as a Counselor and Educational Diagnostician. Joanne has focused on working with children throughout her career and has worked for Reclamation Center as a Play Therapist for over 25 years.

Marla Sample, M.Ed., LPC

Having worked in the Texas school system for 30 years, Marla Sample has
worked with many children that have had very diverse needs. She taught in the
classroom for 19 years, was a School Counselor for 8 years, and then a Special
Education Counselor for 3 years while earning her license to be a Licensed
Professional Counselor.

Play Therapy has proven to be a successful approach to help children and families work through trying times as well as work on building Relationships.

Marla works with children 3-11 years of age.


Amy Shedd, M.Ed, LPC

Amy Shedd graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Master of Education in Counseling in 2011. She has been working with families and children for twenty years as a teacher, a school counselor, and in private practice. Currently, as a Licensed Professional Counselor, she specializes in family and marriage conflict, parenting skills, anxiety, grief, and depression.

She loves to meet her clients where they are in life’s journey, as pre-teens, teenagers, or adults. She can help with both the healing process and supporting emotions that come up through life’s many transitions. She looks forward to working with you and your family.

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La Shaundrea Harris, MA, LCDC-Intern

La Shaundrea Harris is currently a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in the areas of Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. She is currently a graduate student at the University of Houston-Victoria working toward completion of a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her formal education has prepared her to counsel individuals, groups, couples, families, and adolescents.

La Shaundrea has nearly twenty years of clinical experience working and volunteering at various community agencies. In these positions, she has worked intensely in individual and group settings with both adults and children who suffer from chronic mental illness, behavior disorders, and/or substance use disorders. La Shaundrea also has experience working with children and parents involved in the foster care system. She has worked alone and as part of an interdisciplinary team to help create and/or execute treatment plans to help individuals recognize and resolve their issues. She has therapeutic work experience with persons of varied backgrounds.

Blake Barnhouse - Administrative Assistant/Marketing Assistant

Blake began working part-time as an Administrative Assistant  and Advertising Assistant in July of 2021.   She provides support in the front office verifying benefits and scheduling clients.  She also assists in social media marketing strategies.  

Blake is pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Houston-Victoria.  She is completing her student internship at Reclamation Counseling Center under the supervision of Wendy Holder.  She hopes to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the future. 


Reanna Torres – Office Manager

Reanna started at Reclamation Counseling Center in 2010 as a Homemaker. After the Homemaking Program, Reanna worked on special projects for RCC. In 2016, she started part-time as an Administrative Assistant. In October 2020, Reanna became the Office Manager.

Reanna has a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University.

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  • Victoria, TX 77904
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