About Still Minds

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Abneshia “Abbie” Cecil MA, LPC-S, NCC, CCTP - Clinical Director/Owner

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders"

-Lao Tzu

I’ve enjoyed working with individuals in all stages of life for over 22 years. Serving in the role of Clinical Director of 4 major hospitals in the Houston and surrounding areas. My favorite role is that of therapist, coach and personal journey supporter.  

 My specializations are in areas of couples, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, bipolar disorder, behavioral disturbances, effective communication, mediation, self-image, parenting issues, neurofeedback, brain dysregulation, coaching and life skills training.

The most important part of therapy is having a therapist you love! So, my main approach is. . . to be approachable and to connect with you.

Next up, I’m a total therapy nerd, and I love science! So, I generally use two highly effective evidence-based treatment modalities: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and IFS/Parts-Work. EMDR is well known for its effectiveness in treating trauma-related disorders and symptoms. EMDR will help you process past experiences and promote emotional healing. IFS-Informed Parts Work fosters self-awareness and self-compassion. It aims to heal inner conflicts, creating a harmonious relationship with your thoughts and emotions. Along with Mindfulness- Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered Therapy I tend to be eclectic in ensuring I give each individual client what they need.

Finally, I believe therapy should be fun. Now, don't be fooled... We're gonna do work! But I believe that growth can be a creative and joyful process. If you’re looking for a therapist that is empathetic yet honest, one who will give you the nudge you need, I’d love to set up a consultation so we can discuss your needs further.

My Credentials


  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Prairie View A&M
  • Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Prairie View A&M
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Prairie View A&M


  • Licensed Professional Counselor(TX #67691)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • National Certified Counselor
  • NBCC Board Certified
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trained in Gottman Level I and II Marriage & Couples Therapy – The Gottman Institute
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Certified LENS Biofeedback Practitioner
  • Certified Mediator/Family Mediator

Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
  • Fort Bend Counseling Association (FBCA)
  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

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