Interlude 45 Support Group CounselorKristin has been practicing counseling for the past six years. She has her own counseling practice located in the Deep Ellum community. Her goal is to connect with the client and to help them achieve healing, gain hope, and thrive individually.

Kristin takes a holistic approach when counseling an individual; looking at other aspects of the client and their situation, not just the presenting problem. She specialize in helping people work through trauma, hurt, addiction and conflict with others. Using several different therapy tools helps me keep the client engaged and moving toward healthiness


zandraZandra L. Ellis, MA, LCDC is a Masters-Level Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, a get-yo-life coach, activist, social commentator, rabble-rouser, and professional loud mouth. Zandra graduated from the University of North Texas in 2011, with a BS in Rehabilitation Studies with a specialization in Substance Use Disorder Counseling, and completed her MA in the Psychology of Addictions with a specialization in Military and Civilian Trauma at Antioch University Los Angeles in 2013. Zandra is the founder of Rise Above Counseling Services.

Taking the queues from the famous Black Flag song of the same name, Rise Above replaces the human entity of society with each person’s drug of choice. Each person is taking on the challenge to no longer be slave to the substance, but take control and rise above to soar at greater heights, defiantly casting away personal doubt and naysayers using the same passion and punk rock rebellion embedded deep in us all.