Meet the Team

Dr. Lisa A. Wines Ph.D., LPC-S, CSC, CEO

Certified Yoga Teacher

A passionate advocate, a professional educator, and an eloquent leader are only a few of the qualities that describe the service and knowledge of Dr. Lisa A. Wines. She is a proponent of positive mental health that promotes growth and advancement, especially in leadership. Not only as a service provider, Dr. Lisa A. Wines also helms the curriculum that educates and mentors upcoming mental health professionals. She transcends expectations in the development of educational leaders in counseling. Helping school districts promote advanced training for their administration and counselors, she provides much research and results for effective and trending counseling methods.

A devout supporter of education, Dr. Lisa A. Wines began her educational career at Grambling State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Dr. Wines was a former member of the Orchesis Dance Company (1994-1998), where she performed in Superbowl XXXII (https://youtu.be/oR9K_QjJzZ4?si=gqX3bCaZXqHDC2YB). She recently was featured in an ESPN (Plus +) documentary titled, Why Not Us. In Episode 7- Happy Homecoming, Dr. Wines provided supportive commentary on a dancer’s talented abilities. (https://www.espn.com/watch/cat-95c8-5f878e1c92cf/why-not-us). In 2018, Dr. Wines received an award for being one of the Top 50 Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs. D-Mars.com. Houston, Texas.

Dr. Lisa A. Wines, Ph.D., LPC-S, CSC

CEO, Certified Yoga Teacher

A passionate advocate, a professional educator, and an eloquent leader are only a few of the qualities that describe the service and knowledge of Dr. Lisa A. Wines. She is a proponent of positive mental health that promotes growth and advancement, especially in leadership. Not only as a service provider, Dr. Lisa A. Wines also helms the curriculum that educates and mentors upcoming mental health professionals. She transcends expectations in the development of educational leadership counseling. Helping school districts promote advanced training for their administration and counselors, she provides much research and results for effective and trending counseling methods.

A devout supporter of education, Dr. Lisa A. Wines began her educational career at Grambling State University with a Bachelor’s degree in English.Dr. Wines was a former member of the Orchesis Dance Company (1994-1998), where she performed in Superbowl XXXII (https://youtu.be/oR9K_QjJzZ4?si=gqX3bCaZXqHDC2YB). She recently was featured in an ESPN (Plus +) documentary titled, Why Not Us. In Episode 7- Happy Homecoming, Dr. Wines supportively provided commentary on a dancer’s talented abilities. (https://www.espn.com/watch/catalog/89e46e3a-d8ba-4105-95c8-5f878e1c92cf/why-not-us). In 2018, Dr. Wines was received an award for the Top 50 Black Professionals & Entrepreneurs. D-Mars.com. Houston, Texas.

Shortly thereafter, she completed a Master’s degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University. As you can see, she believes firmly in the quality of education received by matriculation and study completion at a Historically Black College University (HBCU). Not ceasing there, she advanced her educational career at a Primarily White Institution (PWI), Sam Houston University, receiving a CACREP-Accredited Doctorate Degree in Counselor Education. Her upbringing in the diverse geographical region of Southern California, along with her educational and professional pursuits, all serve as catalysts for her becoming a well-endowed author of several books and publications.

Dr. Lisa A Wines is a tenured full-professor, licensed professional counselor supervisor for the state of Texas, and a certified school counselor. She was a school counselor for over 10 years, held memberships in many professional counseling organizations, all while serving as a university faculty member, and/or an adjunct professor. She gained initial experience in private practice and behavioral hospital psychiatry as a PRN. Dr. Wines serves locally in her church as a Sunday School Teacher; an adjunct to the broadcast and media ministry, along with facilitating the work of the liturgical dance team. She invests in human capital, by engaging in the training and development of graduate students. She started the Hands of Grace Intern Program, which aids in developing aspiring counselors. Internationally endowed, Dr, Lisa A. Wines has taught various online and face-to-face counseling courses- as far as Asia and Australia. She has participated in the development of study abroad programs, which inevitably heightens cultural awareness and a true appreciation for our existing similarities and differences – both nationally and internationally.

Learn More about Dr. Wines at Psychology Today or download her Curriculum Vitae

Our Team

AsiaToney

 Asia is pursuing her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Lamar University. She has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Sam Houston State University, where understanding the human body was significant to her education. Now with expanded knowledge on mental health, these attributes provide her with the tools to help patients succeed in their mental health therapy treatment. On her journey to obtaining a License as a Professional Counselor, she is a registered behavior technician and has always had a passion for working with adolescents and young adults. She believes her journey here at L & A Professional Services, LLC will help her to attain more knowledge and experience with private practice, counseling techniques, and creating a comforting and healing environment for all patients she is to serve!

Asia Toney B.S., RBT

Estrella

Graduated from Sam Houston State University in December 2021 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ms. Godinez has contributed to research publications pertaining to the mental health of immigrated youth in schools and to the studies of psychopathology in adolescents with borderline personality disorder. Most recently, she wrote A Yearning Desire (Un Deseo Anhelante), a short fictional story in English and Spanish, in the book Serving Refugee Children. Ms. Godinez presented her undergraduate publication in The Measure: An Undergraduate Research Journal studying the connection between parental attachment and risky sexual behavior in adolescents, in the form of a poster presentation, at the Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention in 2017.

Estrella Godinez M.A., LPC-Associate
Under the Supervision of Dr. Lisa A. Wines, LPC-S

Estrella Godinez M.A., LPC-Associate Under the Supervision of Dr. Lisa A. Wines, LPC-S

CrystalWilson01

Graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Crystal is working to complete her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Lamar University. Upon graduating, she will continue to work toward becoming a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional counselor. She is fervent about collaborating with adolescents and families, and her aspirations for being a therapist are to support individuals, couples, and families in discovering their intrinsic ability to be the best versions of themselves, along with experiencing happiness and fulfillment in their lives.

Crystal Wilson, BA