New Beginnings

Youth and Family Services

New Beginnings
Hopes and Dreams

Terri E. Hipps, MS, LPC-S

Terri Hipps is a widely acknowledged, committed and goal-attaining Health & Human Services Executive specializing in the develpment, implementation and expansion of various nonprofit community services programs through success leveraging resources, obtaining funds and initiating organizational efficiency. In addition, Terri is an expert in large-scale, complex project management, strategic planning, financial management, personnel training/supervision, quality assurance and budgeting.

Through a unique passion for the improvement of community services to the public to enhance the lives of human beings, Terri has achieved multiple impressive career accomplishments.  Terri reformed and advanced a low-performing after care program into a highly productive and profitable program which expanded to Moldova (Romania), Alaska and throughout the State of Texas. She has also secured more than $15 million in funding and has improved service delivery statewide.

 She launched several ground-breaking youth training programs designed for young adults from 15 to 21 years old specializing in life skills, job skills, higher education and financial management. As a direct result, Terri improved youth performance and assistance by over 50% within a one year time frame.  

As a tenacious and dedicated leader of operations, projects, contracts and staff, Terri has managed up to 160+ employees and a $15+ million budget for the establishment of all program activities throughout nine regions statewide, and is instrumental in achieving and exceeding all expense controls and objectives. She directed 35 private, county, state and federal contracts in the areas of investor relations, quality assurance/performance measures and audits.

Dedicated to accomplishing and maintaining top quality results in all aspects of business and services, Terri significantly improved the overall value and delivery of programs offered to special needs population through successful results recruiting higher-skilled personnel. Terri is also recognized for delivering the immediate housing needs for juvenile justice, former foster youth and at-risk youth through acquisition of private funding for the development of the first rural transition center and apartment complex in the state of Texas.

Terri’s credentials include a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University.  In addition, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and an approved Supervisor through the State of Texas.

Barbara Jim McFadden, M.Ed., Licensed Professional Counselor

For Barbara (yes, her middle name is Jim) becoming an LPC is a later-in-life profession. As she approached her 60’s, she returned to school and received her Associate of Arts at Southwest Texas Junior College in Del Rio followed by her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education in Counseling from Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College. An intensive 3,000 hour counseling internship was completed serving clients in Kerrville at BCFS, New Hope Counseling, and Peterson Hospice.  Completing her internship, she served client needs at a local counseling agency and recently joined New Beginnings Youth and Family Services.

As the daughter of WWII/Korean Conflict Veterans (both of her parents served in WWII) and wife of a Vietnam/Korean Conflict Era/Dessert Storm Veteran, Barbara has personal insight into the hardships endured by those serving in the military and their families. Her father James, for whom she is named, was serving in the Pacific Theater when she was born and they did not meet until she was 13 months old. Her childhood was moving: she accumulated 15 address before she was 16. Barbara is a volunteer counselor for Give an Hour, a nonprofit organization providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by current conflicts.

Barbara is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association, and an active member of Texas Hill Country Counselor’s Association (a Chapter of the Texas Counseling Association) having served as President-Elect, President, and currently serving her second term as Past President. She is in her 6th year as a facilitator with Peterson Hospice’s Bridge the Gap program for bereaved children and their families. She has also facilitated Parenting and Anger Management groups.

Her work as an LPC is guided by the belief that each person has within him or herself the knowledge and ability that will result in living a more fulfilling and satisfying life and that the role of a counselor is to help facilitate those changes. She works with children, adults, couples, and families as they cope with bereavement, depression, anxiety, anger, and other life challenges.