River Bend Counseling is a full-service therapy practice offering a comprehensive range of mental health services. We provide Individual, Family, Couples and Group Counseling with offices in New Braunfels, Texas. Our clients are adults, adolescents and children.
As practical, interactive, solution-focused therapists, our treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. With sensitivity and compassion, we help clients find solutions to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
Blending conventional and alternative approaches, we draw on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. We work with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
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Meet Our Therapists
Are you and your family stuck in a cycle of pain and conflict? Do you worry that the anxiety won't end? Does it feel like nothing is ever going to change? I help both families and adolescents restore healthy connection by creating lasting solutions.
My name is Kelsea Puckett, LPC. I have extensive experience in helping families in their journey to healing. I specialize in helping blended families and adolescents who are experiencing social anxiety or feeling overwhelmed by life.
We can work together in a nonjudgmental way to address long-standing conflict and to restore balance to relationships. Problems have solutions. Over many years, I have worked with adolescents to help them better understand the root of their anxiety, improve their life experience and to restore harmony to families.
LPC-S, BTTI Graduate
LPC-S, BTTI Graduate
LPC-S, BTTI Graduate
Jay Jeter is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Supervisor) in New Braunfels, Texas.
With over ten years experience as a clinician, and a graduate of Amberton University specializing in solution based therapy, he is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are OCD and Anxiety Disorders.
In addition, Jay has presented at conferences to general and professional audiences in America and internationally on topics ranging from brief therapy to dream work. He is a Clinical Supervisor for Master's level graduate interns and provides continuing education training for other therapists.
Jay Jeter, LPC is a practical, interactive, solution-focused therapist. His treatment approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. He incorporates a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. With sensitivity and compassion, Jay works with each client to help them build on their strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
Please note: I do not accept clients with Child Custody issues or CPS involvement. I also do not complete disability applications.
Are you experiencing a feeling of disconnect in your relationship? Are the events, and feelings you are having in that relationship leaving you overwhelmed? Are you unhappy and feel alone? Relationships can be challenging, overwhelming, and difficult. If you have tried to "fix" the relationship and are still at a loss, I want to help you find clarity and happiness. I am here to walk alongside you through each of your worries and obstacles. You will find guidance and tools that can help you get back to a life where your relationship brings you joy and peace. Please give me a call today!
The following are the areas I specialize in: *Couples therapy *Family therapy *Christian Counseling is available. *Experienced and trained Grief Counselor *To make an appointment, please call now! ***I DO NOT ACCEPT INSURANCE***
Michael is a licensed professional counselor working in private practice in New Braunfels. He has extensive experience helping people work through a broad range of concerns including depression, anxiety, anger, communication problems, OCD, ADHD, career development, adolescent and young adult development, grief and loss, and life/work balance. Working collaboratively with clients, Michael uses an integrative approach to help individuals learn new ways of relating to their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to strengthen emotional and relational resilience. He is passionate about helping clients alleviate suffering and enhance their ability to live full and vital lives.
Karen D. Jennett
Are you stuck in a cycle of ineffective communication with your partner or co-parent? Are you considering separation or divorce and are unsure of what to do? Have you tried absolutely everything you can think of to make it better? Do you feel overwhelmed in how to move forward without anyone else, especially your children, getting hurt?
When it feels like your relationship is crumbling around you, it often seems impossible to imagine a way through this that doesn’t include the complete destruction of your family.
My name is Karen Jennett, MA, NCC, LPC-Intern supervised by Jay L. Jeter, LPC-S. I specialize in helping couples by negotiating relationship repair, navigating their separation or divorce, and/or building successful co-parenting skills. I also work with individuals seeking clear choices and solutions when their relationships are damaged or dissatisfying.
With children-in-crisis experience and over 10 years working as a family law paralegal, I bring a unique understanding and specific knowledge to individuals, couples, and families struggling to constructively deal with relationship changes. In my work with you and your family, I promise to listen carefully with an open mind, to reflect back honestly and directly what I hear, and to stay constructive and practical.
If you are seeking individual or couples counseling after work, I accommodate busy professionals with evening hours and time on Saturdays. I want you to get the help you need when it works best for you.
Bobbie Melton, LPC-Intern
Is your life controlled by the calories you eat, the next best diet to try, or exercising to “earn your food”? Are you exhausted by society’s pressure to achieve the perfect body? Does your mind feel like a battlefield? If you resonate with any of these statements, I can help you find freedom in food and movement, and make peace with your body. Let’s flip the script on the voice in your head that constantly says you aren’t good enough.
My name is Bobbie Shae Melton. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern supervised by Jay Jeter, LPC-S. I provide individual therapy for adolescents and young adults ages 14 and up. I work with clients that present with concerns of eating disorders, disordered eating, negative body image, anxiety, perfectionism, and life transitions.
My experience includes working in an eating disorder treatment hospital with clients in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient settings, interning with an on-campus career and professional development program to provide career counseling, and mentoring with Communities in Schools to provide weekly support for high school students.
My therapeutic approach involves helping you define a meaningful life based on your values. We will create a toolbox of coping skills to help you through the hard days. Each individual has unique strengths that we will uncover to help you live a life worth living.
Anger Management Services
Have you been told that you have an Anger Problem? Are you sometimes unable to control angry impulses and feel that the world around you is the cause for your simmering temper? Perhaps your spouse (or a judge) has suggested that you get some help. Our Anger Management services are tailored to your needs to empower you become truly in control of your life situation and emotions.