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Our Counselors

Our Coastal Bend Psychological Associates professionals are here for you. Learn more about our counselors by clicking on the links below. You may contact one or more of our counselors by visiting their page(s) to submit a contact form provided. We look forward to hearing from you, and offering you personalized, client-centered counseling for dynamic living.


R. C. Cramer, Psy.D., BCBA-D, LPC-S

Areas of Treatment:
Cognitive-Behavioral modalities, Family Systems orientations, Applied Behavior Analysis. Works with a range of populations, from children to elderly, individuals, groups, families.

Kimberly Benedict-Rodriquez, MS, LPC

Areas of Treatment:
Individuals, children, couples, and families. Specializes in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, and Art Therapy.


 Veronica Viveros
Veronica Viveros, MS, LPC

Areas of Treatment:
Individuals, children and families using an eclectic approach to therapy, from solution-focused therapy to cognitive behavioral therapy. Helps client to help him/herself reach his/her full potential. Speaks Spanish fluently and is eager in counseling those individuals who only speak Spanish and want to seek counseling services.

Claudia Schmidt, MS, LPC

Areas of Treatment:
Individual, children and families. Uses cognitive behavioral approaches along with other theories and techniques, based on the needs of the individual. Trained in trauma focused-cognitive behavioral therapy. Works from a recovery oriented model with a goal of helping others become their best self.

 Monica Jimenez
Monica A. Jimenez, MS, LPC

Areas of Treatment:
Behavior Specialist using Applied Behavior Analysis. Specialized in Autism and special needs and disabilities.


Joseph A. Soza, Graduate Student Intern

Joseph A. Soza, Graduate Student Intern

Areas of Treatment:
(coming soon)


Kathy Cramer, Office Manager

Kathy Cramer joined Coastal Bend Psychological Associates in 2014. In her role as Office Manager, she provides high-level support to Dr. R.C. Cramer. She maintains the daily operations of the office including accounting, client scheduling, and special projects for the practice. Kathy serves as the firm’s liaison to cb-pa team members and has over a decade of administrative experience.




All information between the counselor and client is considered confidential and records are carefully protected. The content of your sessions will not be disclosed to anyone, with some exceptions.  Exceptions to confidentiality include: (1) the counselor is authorized by the client to release information; (2) the counselor is required by law to inform the proper authorities due to (a) the client presenting a physical danger to self or others, (b) child abuse or elder abuse is suspected, or (c) the counselor is ordered by the court to release information; and (3) in the case of a counselor-in-training, the counselor will engage in clinical supervision with Dr. Cramer, who will maintain the clients’ confidentiality as stated above.







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