Governor Abbott appoints three to Texas State Board Of Examiners Of Professional Counselors

Staff Writer

Governor Greg Abbott appointed Loretta Bradley, Brenda Compagnone and Christopher Taylor to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors for terms set to expire on February 1, 2021. The board has licensing, examination and rulemaking responsibilities in the field of professional counseling.
Loretta Bradley, Ph.D. of Lubbock holds a Paul Whitfield Horn Professorship in Counselor Education and is coordinator of the Counselor Education Program at Texas Tech University. She has served as president of several organizations including the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors, and Texas Association for Adult Development and Aging. Bradley is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award at Texas Tech University. Additionally, she is the recipient of three national and international research awards from the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Bradley received her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and biological sciences and master’s degree in counselor education from the University of Kentucky. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree from Purdue University.
Brenda Compagnone of San Antonio is a licensed professional counselor at La Paz, where she provides individual and family counseling for special populations. She previously worked in private practice at Consulenza Familiare, LLC in Carrizo Springs. Compagnone received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s degree in education from Sul Ross State University.
Christopher Taylor of Dallas is a licensed professional counselor in private practice at Taylor Counseling Group. He currently serves as the court coordinator for Legacy Family Court. In addition to working in private practice, he co-founded Global Counseling Initiative, which aims to provide high definition video counseling to missionaries overseas. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Texas Association of Drug Court Professional and the Society for Existential Analysis. Taylor received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, with a focus of existentialism, from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in counseling education and supervision at Capella University.