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We are committed to providing a safe and sanitized location. Texas Family Solutions will continue to offer both in person sessions as well as telehealth video sessions for as long as possible. 

If you have been out of the country, have been around anyone that has been out of the country, or if you have any symptoms of a contagious illness, please call and switch your appointment to telehealth or cancel your appointment.

"There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.

C.S. Lewis

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Family Therapy

Here For You

We proudly staff therapists that can provide therapy for families, children, and youth. At Texas Family Solutions, we guide our clients on every step of the process and implement various methods that help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what we can do for you.

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Individual Therapy

A Happier, Healthier You

In our therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. We will help you “re-frame” your thinking and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. We offer counseling for issues involving depression, anxiety, anger management, grief/loss, and more. Call today and allow us to help you see the glass half full in everything that life has to offer.

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Couples Therapy

We understand that a strong and healthy relationship is the foundation for the wellness of a family. That is why we strive to offer therapy for couples struggling in their relationships or for those that are simply seeking to improve upon their relationships. Contact us today to see what we can do for you.

Rates & Insurance

From the early days of our practice, Texas Family Solutions has strived to offer quality professional counseling services to the community. That is why we carry most major insurance plans as well as most Medicaid plans. 

Call us for more information about your coverage.

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Private Pay

We believe families and individuals should have access to professional therapy services at a reasonable cost. That is why we strive to keep our costs as low as possible. Self-Pay clients will find that we offer low competitive rates for our counseling services.


We accept most major insurance plans and their Employee Assistance Programs Including:
BCBS, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and many more.


We proudly serve individuals and families covered by most forms of Medicaid and CHIP plans.

Crime Victims Compensation

We provide counseling for victims of crime through the state Crime Victims Compensation program.

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Our Team

Josie Mueller, MA, LMFT, LPC, CART 

Josie Mueller is the president, owner and therapist of Texas Family Solutions. For over 15 years, she has been providing quality counseling services for the greater Brazosport community. Josie envisioned creating an agency that would meet the counseling needs of the entire greater Brazosport Community, including the Spanish speaking sector. She is passionate about working with blended families and with individuals searching for meaning and direction in their lives.

Danny Edwards , MA, LMFT, LPC, LCDC



Danny is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with 20 years of experience. Danny received his Bachelor's Degree in Human Services and his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston Clearlake. His goal is to help children, adolescents, adults (especially veterans), and families who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, whether due to a current crisis or a previous trauma. 

Alyssa Martinez MS, LPC-A
Supervised by Rhonda West MA, LPC-S

Alyssa received her Master's of Science in Family and Consumer Science from Baylor University. She also received her Master's of Science in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Houston Clear Lake. She has many years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. She has been with TFS working with individuals of all ages, and couples, and families since September 2021. She continues to pursue her passion for helping individuals, families and couples. 

Alexandrea Strnadel, M.Ed., LPC-A
Supervised by Rhonda West MA, LPC-S

Alexandrea is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with Texas Family Solutions. Alexandrea earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University in the spring of 2020. After graduation, she dedicated her degree to working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder as a behavioral technician. In this role, Alexandrea was able to aid in developing the social and emotional skills necessary for these kiddos. Following this role, Alexandrea worked towards and received her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Lamar University. Her education and experiences have equipped her to continue working closely with kids, teens, families, and couples with various needs and concerns.


Alexandrea believes in the power of a warm, trusting, and professional partnership. She understands everyone is unique in their background, experiences, personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and life journey. Through therapeutic collaboration, she works closely to assist her clients in developing goals that promote emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual growth and wellness.


Depending on the client and their needs, Alexandrea incorporates various techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and trauma-focused CBT. Alexandrea is committed to providing a safe and authentic environment for individuals, families, and couples as they journey toward healing.

Matthew Furman MS, LPC-A 
Supervised by Rhonda West MA, LPC-S

Matthew received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Houston and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Houston Clear-Lake. Matthew looks forward to pursuing his passion for mental health.  Matthew is committed to helping others and looks forward to assisting individuals, couples, and families enhance their lives and reach their therapeutic goals.

Melodie Bond MA, LPC

Melodie received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Teaching from Sam Houston State University in 1991.  In 2002, Melodie became certified in Special Education.  She has worked in education for over 20 years working with children, adolescents, and young adults ages 3-25 that struggles with learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Depression, Intellectual Disabilities, and a myriad of other disabilities.

Melodie received her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in 2015.  Melodie has a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults. Melodie has counseling experience and training in working with individuals that have endured traumatic events in their lives using TFCBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy).  Melodie’s therapeutic approach focuses on the use of CBT, DBT, and REBT.  Melodie believes that every person has to ability to develop the skills and habits necessary to overcome the challenges in our lives in order to grow and find happiness.

Gabriela Polanco Intern 
Supervised by Danny Edwards MA, LMFT, LPC, LCDC

Gaby Polanco is a dedicated and passionate graduate student pursuing a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. With over a decade of invaluable experience in the social work field, Gaby brings a wealth of knowledge and empathy to her studies and practice.

Having earned her Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management, Gaby began her journey as a compassionate advocate, working with diverse populations facing various challenges. Her extensive tenure in the field allowed her to develop a profound understanding of the complexities within families and relationships.

Driven by a deep desire to make a more profound impact on individuals and families, Gaby decided to pursue an advanced degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Throughout her academic pursuits, she has demonstrated exceptional insight into human behavior, communication dynamics, and effective therapeutic techniques.

Gaby's unique combination of practical experience and academic rigor allows her to approach therapy with a well-rounded perspective, always striving to foster healthy, harmonious relationships. Her dedication to continuous growth and learning ensures that she stays current with the latest research and therapeutic methodologies, seeking innovative ways to empower her clients and facilitate transformative change in their lives. Gaby is fluent in Spanish, and has a passion for helping Spanish-speaking clients meet their mental health goals in their native language.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Gaby enjoys spending time with her own family, exploring nature, and engaging in creative hobbies. She envisions a future where she can merge her love for social work and marriage and family therapy to contribute meaningfully to the well-being of families and individuals within her community.

Lily Szafranski Intern 
Supervised by Danny Edwards, MA, LMFT, LPC, LCDC

Lily Szafranski is currently enrolled in the Houston Baptist Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and will be specializing in Sports performance, adoption, ADHD, blended families, anxiety, trauma, and depression. Lily's approach to counseling is person-centered. Her aim is to create a comfortable, non-judgmental, safe environment where the client has the capacity for growth and self-actualization. She provides services for teens/tweens,  individual, families, couples (individually), and adults.


She believes that solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help people find the truth within, and ultimately achieve long term success. Lily also leverages the Adlerian theory which emphasizes the importance of overcoming feelings of inferiority and gaining a sense of belonging in order to achieve success and overall confidence. 


Lily believes that too often people put on a brave face and smile on the outside while there is a storm brewing inside. She believes self-love is the key to living an authentic and meaningful life. Her main focus is to educate and create solutions through different tools and strategies to help individuals find ways to explore the struggles that they face. “Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you” (John C Maxwell). Counseling is more than just a bandage for the pain. It is a healing process that can help one emerge feeling whole, confident, and powerful.

Susan Miller Intern 
Supervised by Melodie Bond, MA, LPC

Susan Miller is a Lamar University graduate student pursuing a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Susan brings decades of experience working with individuals, families, and children in many capacities, including social services, victim advocacy, domestic violence, parenting, and early childhood education. 


Susan strives to offer a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and collaboratively develop strategies for positive change.   Susan utilizes holistic and person-centered therapeutic modalities including reality therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). 


Susan is passionate about helping others improve their well-being and live their most authentic life and looks forward to serving you on your journey toward mental and emotional health.

Lesly Padilla Intern 
Supervised by Melodie Bond, MA, LPC

Lesly Padilla is attending Houston Christian University, she is a graduate student pursuing a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Lesly has experience in social services, and ABA therapy. Lesly is learning to specialize in multiple mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and many more.

Lesly hopes to help as many individuals as she can, she provides services for adults, teens, and children of all ages. Lesly uses cognitive behavioral therapy and action orientated approaches to promote developmental growth. Lesly believes that therapy improves daily functioning, and that a therapeutic environment can be a fun and safe place for everyone. Lesly hopes to improve the individual's quality of life. 

Sandy Shoemake- Director

Sandy received her Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Phoenix and MS in Administration Leadership from Lamar University.

Corrina Rivera-Office Manager


Jessica Echartea-Receptionist

Join Our Team

We are always looking to expand our team. Qualified professional such as LMFT, LPC, LPC-A, and LPC Interns can send resumes to or by fax to 979-297-4315

We are conveniently located at 109 Circle Way Street in Lake Jackson, Texas
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