Milstead & Associates Counseling Group is a collaborative collection of therapists who are invested in the overall wellbeing of our clients.
We serve a variety of populations in an open and accepting environment. We are available for individual, group, and couples counseling as well as crisis counseling and educational speaking engagements.
Contact us at 936.615.7927 for additional information or read about our therapists to decide who might be the best fit for your situation.
Brittany Brown Milstead, M.A., LPC-Supervisor
Brittany is a Texas native who completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and communications at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene and her masters degree in Professional Counseling at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.
She has over 10 years of professional experience working with individuals, couples, and families. Brittany works with many issues and disorders including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, depression, and anxiety.
In addition Brittany is an open and accepting therapist experienced in working with the LGBTQ population.
Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D., LPC-Supervisor, LCDC
Jennifer is a native Texan who completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Texas Tech University. She completed both her masters and doctorate degrees at Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
She has extensive background working with children, couples, families and individuals in school and community based settings. She works with many issues such relationship problems, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Tristan Hathorn-Wilkins, M.A., LPC
Tristan Hathorn-Wilkins is a Licensed Professional Counselor from Shelby County and Austin. He earned his MA in Professional Counseling from Texas State University in 2011, and has worked in a variety of treatment settings to find his passion- helping people who don’t match the mainstream find and learn to love who they really are. He specializes in individual and group treatment of adults & teens for gender and sexuality issues, anxiety, depression, grief, self-destructive behavior, chemical and behavioral addictions, and general mental health.
Tristan’s approach to therapy focuses on trying to help his clients understand what beliefs/ideas are bothering them and whether those beliefs/ideas are necessarily true and useful. Using authenticity, warmth, humor, and a variety of therapeutic techniques, he can create a comfortable environment to help clients guide him through their stories.
Tristan is also a non-binary transmasculine native of Center, TX. This combination has allowed him insight into the complexities of not fitting into established boxes, as well as insight into the problems faced by women, men, and the rest of us in today’s society. His goal in this gender liaison role is to facilitate his clients’ and others’ understanding and appreciation of themselves and those around them. (Please email for information about consultation with schools, workplaces, and churches.)
Crystal Odoms, M.A., LCSW
Crystal is an East Texas native who completed her bachelors and master degrees in social work at Stephen F. Austin State University. She is licensed as a clinical social worker with the state of Texas. She has over 10 y
ears of professional experience in providing mental health services to individuals, groups, children, and families.
She has experience in working with many complex or co-occurring issues including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and behavior disorders.
Crystal has spent much of her career working with children and families with complex problems or needs such as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Mood Disorders, and parent-child relationship problems. She specializes in work with children, families, and trauma. She also specializes in providing parenting support and training to parents of children with mental health needs.
Katie Tarvin, M.S., LMSW
Katie is a native of Tyler, TX who has relocated to Nacogdoches after completing her master’s degree in social work at The University of Texas at Austin.
Katie has experience working with individuals and couples coping with a variety of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. She specializes in providing therapy for adults and children experiencing grief due to a natural loss or the result of a traumatic event.
Katie is dedicated to creating a comfortable, inclusive space where clients can find hope and experience transformation at their own pace. She utilizes evidence-based practices such as Person-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and EMDR to support clients on their personal journey toward healing and wholeness.
Katie practices under the direct supervision of Megan Cole, LCSW.