Ms. Monica Oliver, MA., LPC, offers a wealth of knowledge and experience to her clients. A long-time resident of East Texas, Monica received her first college degree from Angelina College, in Lufkin, Texas, where she earned an Associate of Applied Arts in social work. She continued her education at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, from which she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and a Master of Arts in Counseling. Having held several mental health and counseling-related positions with agencies throughout East Texas, Monica began her counseling career as a school counselor at Shepherd High School. Six years later, she joined the staff of Samaritan Counseling Center in Lufkin, Texas as a staff therapist, where she provided a diverse range of mental health services. Monica has been professionally associated with the Burke Center in Lufkin since 2010 as well, where she began working in 2010 as a crisis therapist. In 2013 she began working exclusively for the Burke Center in that capacity then began in early 2015 working as an intake therapist. Over the course of her career, Monica has acquired extensive training in a broad range of counseling areas wherein she utilizes cognitive-based theories and therapeutic techniques to assist her clients. Monica extends her practice to include counseling with children, adolescents, as well as adults. She offers after-hours counseling services to couples or individuals with difficult daytime schedules.