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
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***
Tired of feeling alone, empty, or unhappy with the direction your life
is going? Are you wishing you had someone to talk to, someone to listen, and someone who understood? Are you having a hard time adjusting or handling daily tasks?
Maybe you are ready for a change, but not sure how to make that change. Life can be difficult and
overwhelming at times; it can present several obstacles and surprises. It is easy to feel anxious and hopeless. It is easy to develope unhealthy coping strategies or to avoid the pain and struggles altogether.
What you are experiencing is normal and you are not alone. Together, we can generate possibilities for change. We can explore ways to improve your well-being so you can grow and thrive as an individual. Together, we can find the motivation to embrace challenges and overcome obstacles.
My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to share and explore your feelings and experiences. We will work together as a team, focusing on your strengths, to accomplish your goals. Let me help you find the security, stability, and satisfaction that we all desire and need for personal growth.
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.
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.
Do you feel stuck or unable to get through YOUR dilemma? Does your student need someone to talk to? Are you thinking about marriage or is your marriage in trouble? Let me help you (or your child) become your “Best” self and be happy again. Over my many years of experience as a counselor, life coach, mentor, spouse, parent, and military member, I’ve helped hundreds of people just like you, successfully get through their personal or family challenge. Together, I can help you become your best self—mind, body, and spirit.
Let’s get started. Call me!
NOTE: I DO NOT accept insurance or report information to insurance companies, schools, commanders, or other military entities. CASH, CHECK, CREDIT CARDS ONLY
MS, NCC, LPC-Intern
MS, NCC, LPC-Intern
Payton D. Mueller
MS, NCC, LPC-Intern
Payton D. Mueller, MS, NCC, LPC-Intern, Supervised by Jay L. Jeter, LPC-S
Does your relationship bring more frustration than happiness? Tired of having the same arguments over and over again? Do you feel overwhelmed with the demands of your daily life? Does your child or teen have problems getting along with others?
My name is Payton Mueller, MS, NCC, LPC-Intern Supervised by Jay L. Jeter, LPC-S and I am ready to be a part of your journey. I graduated with my Masters of Counseling from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi with a concentration in Marriage, Couple and Family Therapy. I have a passion for working with children, teens, young adults, families and couples.
Couples counseling can be helpful to establish a new way of communicating that includes talking and listening empathically. It can help you identify and attend to your partner's needs. It can increase and restore intimacy. In family counseling I work by supporting parents to strengthen parenting skills to help manage behavioral challenges such as impulsive or oppositional behaviors.
My experience includes working with concerns such as: ADHD, anxiety, depression, self-harm, grief, relationship and family issues. As your therapist we will collaborate to help you and/or your family reach your goals. Together we can work towards developing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Jennifer Free, LPC
Your PEACE doesn't have to be limited. The devastation of betrayal, abandonment, divorce, disease, or death can change you instantly. Is it time to examine your journey? Perhaps anger, depression and anxiety are constant companions. Is ADDICTION keeping you in bondage and from freedom? Trauma keeping you from experiencing life? If anything is preventing you from experiencing happiness, seek answers and insight. Don't allow fear, work, and life's hustle to keep you from taking a moment to examine yourself and your relationships. Carve out some time to begin a new journey. FIND PEACE REGARDLESS OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES.
Lisa Baker, LCSW
Practice Practice Philosophy
My focus is on helping clients find clarity and hope in the face of emotional turmoil. I believe that all clients possess resilience and I facilitate personal growth through strengths-based, compassionate work. My goal is to help you identify behavioral and thought patterns that are perpetuating issues or keeping you from living a fulfilled life. Pulling from Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Behavioral modalities, I strive to collaborate on creating a clear pathway toward a healthier life.
Finding yourself in a place of doing the same things or feeling the same things over and over without being able to stop can create painful feelings of stagnation. I work with clients to fully explore behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal/familial patterns that perpetuate choices that feel inauthentic to the person you want to be. Getting un-stuck and finding new or clearer direction in your life is one of my ultimate goals in working with people.
The powerful need for connection can cause emotional distress when it cannot be met or is met by unhealthy relationships. Whether you are feeling dissatisfied with your current romantic relationship, are preparing to be a healthy partner, or are looking for meaningful friendships, we will collaborate to create a pathway to fulfillment. Self -esteem, expectations, and control are core concepts that will be used to explore past patterns and future desires.
Being a primary caregiver for other people requires a significant amount of emotional support. Whether you are supporting a partner through physical or mental distress, caring for aging parents, or work within a helping profession, we can work together to process the stress, grief, guilt, and resentment that can all generate throughout the process of being a caretaker.
If you feel like you lose yourself in relationships, you spend a lot of time agreeing to things that you don't want to do, burning out at work or at home with increased regularity, or generally just experience life as being more about others than yourself, then we have some work to do! I work with people to help them regain or find for the first time their sense of a true, core self and support them in setting appropriate and sustainable boundaries to protect themselves from the stress of the world. Establishing space for yourself in the world is difficult and requires encouragement, validation, and direction. We will work together to find whatever boundaries are helpful in creating a life that is more meaningful, less stressful, and promotes healthy interdependence with others.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys working with clients to help them achieve greater levels of success and fulfillment in their lives. I have a range of practice experience including work in outreach outpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and inpatient settings. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a Certificate in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I completed my graduate studies in Social Work at Tulane University School of Social Work and was honored with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award. I have worked with individuals of all ages dealing with a wide array of life challenges. My social work background affords me knowledge of systems work and an understanding of individuals as a part of the environment in which they exist.
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.