Meet the Therapists

Who We Are


Dawn-Petrice Youngs, LPC-S, NCC

Owner & Lead Therapist

I'm a Native Texan and blessed with an amazing family. I'm married to my husband of over 20 years and the mother of 3 young adults---all 4 of them vex me daily, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Because of my life's journey and the gifts I've been given, first responders, teens, and those in the education arena are near and dear to my heart. I do my best to meet my clients where they are and support them to get where they want to be.


Our Associates & Practicum Students

About 3 years ago I decided to become a certified Supervisor adding Associates and Practicum Students to those I mentor. An Associate is a newly licensed counselor. In Texas they are required to practice under the supervision of another counselor for a period of 3000 hours. That Supervisor must have more than 5 years of fully licensed experience, and the proper certification training to be a Supervisor. Our Associates see the same clients that fully licensed counselors do, they just do it under supervision. They also tend to charge a lower fee during their 3000 hour supervisory period. A Practicum Student is a graduate student actively participating in their internship or practicum requirements. While doing so, they too, are under supervision.

Please know I personally hand-pick every Associate and Practicum Student associated with Youngs Counseling, PLLC and I'm proud to say the selection process is rigorous. My Associates and Practicum Students have a heart to help others, a good bedside-manor, a solid, prove-able work ethic and the ability to get along with the rest of my team with no exceptions. Of course there's more, but just that criteria sets them apart. Think of it as getting two therapists for the price of one at a lower cost!


Melissa Hoot, LPC-A

Associate Therapist


Crystal Flores

Practicum Student Therapist


Daniella Martinez

Practicum Student Therapist