Our practice is a reflection of our convictions and questions about life, relationships, and God. We believe that questions and struggles provoked by pain, curiosity, and hope offer us a way through the confusion of life. Never dispelled but courageously entered, this path can lead us toward a richer taste of our truest selves and deepest joy. We see little distinction between "our work and our play, our labor and our leisure" and hope to bring others closer to way they were made to be.
Michael T. McCloskey, M.A., LPC-S
I do what I love; I meet with men, women, couples, and groups to think deeply about how the implications of a sometimes profoundly difficult and painful world affect our ability to connect with one another more richly and be more integrated in our deepest heart. I see my work as a great privilege: to walk with another through sorrow, hope and doubt; to think about life with another; and to consider what is true and what has grown ill in our lives. Truly, to walk into the reality of life with another is a joy.
I grew up in Texas, graduated with a degree in Architecture from Texas A&M, then switched gears completely. We left Texas (temporarily) and moved to Indiana for three years to pursue a Masters degree in Counseling with Dr. Larry Crabb and Dr. Dan Allender from Grace Theological Seminary, where I graduated in 1986. After an internship with Dr. Crabb and Dr. Allender, I got back to Texas as soon as I could and have been in private practice since 1987. I am married to the most exquisite woman in the world, Jeanenne, with whom I share my counseling practice, and we have three grown children and three grandchildren. Ultimately, I engage in my work with passion, hope, and an eye toward returning to what we know most deeply within us.
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Jeanenne McCloskey, M.A, LPC-S
Like most (probably all) of us, I have found that the deepest learning comes through suffering and the loss of hope - the very things that we tend to hold in deepest secret. Frederick Buechner put it this way:
"...I have come to believe that by and large the human family all has the same secrets, which are both very telling and very important to tell. They are telling in the sense that they tell what is perhaps the central paradox of our condition - that what we hunger for perhaps more than anything else is to be known in our full humanness, and yet that is often just what we also fear more than anything else. It is important to tell at least from time to time the secret of who we truly and fully are - even if we tell it only to ourselves-because otherwise we run the risk of losing track of who we truly and fully are and little by little come to accept instead the highly edited version which we put forth in hope that the world will find it more acceptable than the real thing. It is important to tell our secrets too because it makes it easier that way to see where we have been in our lives and where we are going. It also makes it easier for other people to tell us a secret or two of their own, and exchanges like that have a lot to do with what being a family is all about and what being human is all about."
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas working with men, women, and adolescents. I specialize in abuse, trauma, and attachment. Specifically, I like to engage with people, thinking together about how these issues have affected their ability to form meaningful relationships.
I have been married to Michael since 1981. We have three grown children and three grandchildren, all of whom are my favorite people on earth. I love the beach, cooking, dinner parties, reading, traveling, retreating for prayer and silence at Lebh Shomea, and spending time with friends.
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carisa Silvesan, LPC Intern, supervised by Michael T. McCloskey, M.A., LPC-S
Working with people in times of trouble has been one of the great joys of my life. Even before I received my master's degree and intern license, I enjoyed listening to people's issues and working with them to find a solution. Working as a counselor allows me to be there for another individual in a capacity that is like no other relationship. My faith guides me in my approach as a counselor. I feel a true sense of empathy for those I work with, and seek guidance in supervision as needed.
I received my MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in May of 2017. I love to learn, but feel my true calling is in the field of counseling. My focus is on anxiety, depression, grief, crisis pregnancy, and post-abortive healing. I am under the direct supervision of Michael T. McCloskey, M.A., LPC-S completing my hours for licensure as an LPC.
A native of Bellevue, Washington (just outside of Seattle), I moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2007 with my husband and children. While I miss the mountains, rain, and seasons, I have fallen in love with the people, culture, and adventure here in Texas. I have six children (4 boys and 2 girls) who are such a joy and center of my life. I have thoroughly enjoyed each day watching them learn, grow, and move towards who they are going to be as adults.
I enjoy songwriting, playing guitar, needle crafts (e.g. knitting), physical fitness, and reading. My favorite type of books are historical fiction and mystery. I enjoy hiking and camping, and traveling to places I have not been before. My favorite vacation spot to take my children is Disneyland.
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"Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway."
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit