"The valley of trouble will become a door of hope." -Hosea 2:15

Door of Hope Counseling


The New Braunfels Door of Hope Counseling Center

Our mission is to provide reduced fee, Christian-based counseling services to the New Braunfels community. All of the mental health professionals at Door of Hope are contracted, licensed professionals who are additionally trained in Intimacy Therapy, a Christian, Biblically based, counseling approach.

Relational healing and help

Intimacy Therapy

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Play Therapy

Play therapy is to children what counseling is to adults. Play therapy utilizes play, children’s natural medium of expression, to help them express their feelings more easily through toys instead of words. Play therapists often use the phrase, “Toys are the child’s words, play is their language.”

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Professional Staff

All the mental health professionals are at Door of Hope are Christians, active in their own churches. They are each dedicated to their own spiritual growth and being a part of a growth community. They serve clients by providing a Biblically-based counseling approach, Intimacy Therapy.

Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S

Counseling Center Director, Play Therapy & Parenting, Grief &Loss

Dr. Linda Homeyer is the Director of the Door of Hope Counseling Center.
Dr. Homeyer is a professor of counseling at Texas State University. She also teaches internationally in the area of play therapy, sandtray therapy, and Intimacy Therapy. Dr. Homeyer is also well published, some of which are the books Sandtray Therapy, Play Therapy in Malaysia, and Group Play Therapy; along with many book chapters and professional journal articles.
She received her doctorate in child counseling from University of North Texas; Masters in Counseling and Guidance from what is now Texas A&M – Commerce. Dr. Homeyer has counseled for over 25 years. She believes God created us to be in relationship with others, and we function best when relational needs are acknowledged and met.

Kelly Moeller, MSW, LMSW

Counselor: Adults, Couples, and Tweens, Depression, ADHD Support, Addiction Recovery

Kelly has 17 years counseling experience and has been on staff at Door of Hope Counseling for the past three years. She completed both her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in social work at Texas State University. Kelly provides individual, group, marriage and family counseling. She specializes in counseling for marriage, teens, addiction and mental health. Kelly wrote and facilitates our postpartum support group. She is a wife, mother and most notably, a child of God.

Katie Compton, MA, LPC

Children, Adults, Families, Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Trauma

For over 15 years, she has been working with children and families and has experience counseling a variety of family dynamics, including struggles with addiction, trauma, and attachment strains. She recognizes that family distress is difficult, leaving many who are in trying situations feeling hopeless. As a Christian, Katie has learned that in the midst of suffering, God’s grace and love are ever-present, making relational healing both purposeful and possible. Katie believes that counselors facilitate healing by walking alongside the struggles of others, allowing safe exploration of hurts in a way that discovers acts of love, uncovers hope, and reveals a greater transformational goal that encourages lasting change.

Audra Niedzielski, LPC-Intern

Audra Niedzielski is a graduate of Texas State University with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Audra is a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-Intern) Intern and is supervised by Dr. Linda Homeyer, LPC-S, RPT-S. Audra's formal education has prepared her to counsel individuals, groups, couples, children, and parents. Audra believes that we were made to be in relationships; healthy relationships that provide us with support and love. Through counseling, Audra will speak about your relationships in conjunctions with your needs. When working with children, Audra will use play therapy which is the preferred method of working with children because play is a child’s natural language. In the playroom, children will use toys and/or art to express what is happening in their world. Audra's job as a play therapist is to provide a safe place for children to work through different issues, to provide support for their feelings, and to help encourage greater self-responsibility and confidence.

Madison Short, MA

Madison is a recent graduate of Texas State University with a Master’s degree in Community Counseling. She is working under the supervision of Dr. Linda Homeyer, LPC-S and RPT-S. Madison’s formal education has prepared her to counsel individuals, groups, couples, families, children, and parents. Her passion is working primarily with adults or doing Play Therapy with children ages 4-8. She also facilitates a Foster/Adoptive Parent Support Group at Door of Hope. She has experience working with Substance Use and Addiction and is qualified to use Auricular Acupuncture for Detoxification.




Located on the campus of Freedom Fellowship Church

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Located on the campus of Freedom Fellowship Church

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