Hot off the press!

Today the VA/DoD just released the new 2023 Clinical Guidelines for the management of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as Acute Stress Disorder. We are beyond pleased to see that Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE) remain the most effective treatments; They are recommended over medications. … Continue reading Hot off the press!

Another Blessing

Y'all. I am so excited to tell you that we have a new therapist joining the Waypoints Counseling team! This amazing woman is a hard-working, dedicated and passionate therapist who can not wait to be in the therapy room with you putting her excellent and compassionate know-how to use with you! If you're ready to … Continue reading Another Blessing

Best of Plainview 2022

Erin Evanson-Lass Receives 2022 Best of Plainview Award Plainview Award Program Honors the Achievement PLAINVIEW October 6, 2022 -- Erin Evanson-Lass has been selected for the 2022 Best of Plainview Award in the Social Worker category by the Plainview Award Program. Each year, the Plainview Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional … Continue reading Best of Plainview 2022

Peace Work

The most basic kind of peace work.  To know that you could even engage in peace work at its most grassroots level with just a smile – that’s a thought.  This makes me think a little about how just the word peace is quite multifaceted really; it is layered by the beholder and not easily summarized, and … Continue reading Peace Work

Share your strength

A common theme I notice among those recovering from trauma is the ability to share their newfound strength with others who are suffering. For most, it is hard to reconcile with the idea that trauma even happened in the first place, let alone to find purpose in it. Especially for those who have faith beliefs … Continue reading Share your strength

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If you've ever been a client at Waypoints Counseling, we want to know about your experience! We are passionate about delivering service with excellence and compassion. If we fall short, we want to know! Click the link or QR code below to complete our feedback survey. Client Feedback Survey


There are some things that I absolutely love about the work I do. One of them is that I tend to hear myself saying this word quite often during my sessions in ways like, "Absolutely you've felt that way." "Absolutely you responded like that!" And as therapy continues and my clients make progress, I notice … Continue reading Absolutely…


Sharla Knippa, LPC! We are so excited to announce that Sharla has joined Waypoints Counseling and is now accepting new Clients! She brings joy and excitement to this practice, and is eager to meet you! Currently, she is in network with FirstCare Commercial insurance plans and Optum, and is listed as out of network for … Continue reading Introducing…

what is self-care, anyway?

Photo by Alex Green on Self care - this comes up a lot in a therapy process. But what does this actually mean? Sure, the obligatory day of pampering like a manicure or a massage, a special food or drink indulgence, or maybe a shopping trip. These are great pick-me-ups! But self-care really can … Continue reading what is self-care, anyway?