Our Staff

The Center for Cognitive Education, LLC employs dedicated and experienced licensed therapists and educational based facilitators. Our staff are committed, compassionate, and professional towards fostering an environment which is conducive to self-evaluation, constructive criticism, and positive change. Therapists and facilitators utilize cognitive based concepts and techniques with the goal of holding the client accountable for their thinking and behavior, along with providing them with the necessary cognitive tools to allow for personal growth and positive change. For Court Ordered Participants, therapists and facilitators make every effort to act in a supportive role for referring agencies while also addressing the needs of the program and client. Our therapists and facilitators are knowledgeable and capable of addressing the needs of both voluntary and Court ordered clients.

Managing Partners

Dean P. Eddy, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP-S

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phone: 512-868-9644, Ext 4
cell: 512- 966-8830

Services Provided for The Center: Managing Partner.
Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program Coordinator.
Group Facilitator for the following programs: Batterers Intervention and Prevention; Cognitive Education; Cognitive Education with Substance Abuse Emphasis (adult & juvenile); Sex Offender Treatment (adult) within an individual and group setting; Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Mr. Eddy also conducts Psychosexual Assessments (adult).

Bio: Mr. Eddy has earned his Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University (2004) and has met educational and experience standards to obtain the credentials of Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)(#60595) and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider Supervisor (LSOTP-S)(#99046). Mr. Eddy has worked in the field of corrections since 1991. Previous to his current status with 'the Center, he has worked as a Probation Officer in Williamson County for 12 years and as a Counselor at the Williamson County In-patient Substance Abuse Center for 3 years. He had provided part-time contract counseling services for The Center For Cognitive Education, LLC since 1997. In 2005, he made his counseling practice a full time endeavor and currently provides therapy services in Bell, McLennan, and Williamson Counties. He provides supervision for other professionals pursuing LPC and LSOTP credentials. Mr. Eddy provides therapy services to individuals and family members involved in the Court Systems and self referrals. His basis for therapy includes building a trusting therapeutic relationship which allows for insight, accountability, and action. He encourages and empowers clients in an effort to provide an opportunity for them to make positive changes within their lives.

Angela De La Rosa, BS

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phone: 512-868-9644, Ext 2

Services Provided for The Center: Managing Partner
Coordinator for the Cognitive Education and Non-Intimate Partner Violence Programs.
Group Facilitator for the following programs: Batterers Intervention and Prevention; Cognitive Education with Substance Abuse Emphasis; Non-Intimate Partner Violence; Theft Prevention/Money Management; Conflict Resolution and Anger Management.

Bio: Ms. DeLaRosa earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on Corrections, Psychology, and Sociology from Southwest Texas State University (1989). Since beginning her criminal justice career over 28 years ago, she has worked as a Case Manager at a federally contracted halfway house, a Statewide Casework Coordinator for an internationally recognized nonprofit organization, as a Case Manager, Probation and Parole Officer, Program Analyst, Program Manager, for state, county, and municipal criminal justice agencies. The responsibilities of these positions have included: providing field supervision and case management services for both youth and adult offenders; conducting statewide program administration and training, along with case and program analysis; training for law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation of missing and exploited children; being an advocate for, and providing resource information to, victim families.

Ms. DeLaRosa has undergone extensive leadership training while employed with TDCJ- Parole Division to include specialized training at the Correctional Management Institute of Texas.

Ms. DeLaRosa has been a Managing Partner for the Center for Cognitive Education since 2010 as the result of her father and Co-founder of The ‘Center Ignacio DeLaRosa’s retirement. She is also co-founder and Managing Partner of Texas Community Supervision Alternatives, LLC. She has provided group facilitation services for The ‘Center since 2001. She has received specialized training in Cognitive based instruction, Certified Truthought™ Corrective Thinking Practitioner, Non- Violent Crisis Intervention, Guided Mindfulness Meditation, Mental Health First Aid, and has met the CJAD Batterers Intervention and Prevention Program Accreditation training standards for group facilitation. Ms. DeLaRosa uses her broad spectrum of knowledge and years of experience to meet the overall needs of the referring agencies and offender populations.

Community Involvement: Travis County BIPP Advisory Committee- Chairperson; Austin/ Travis County Family Violence Task Force; Williamson County Domestic Assault Response Team; Texas Gang Investigators Association; Human Rights Campaign- Federal Club Council member; LifeWorks- Legacy Circle, Founding Member; Educational training for law enforcement, Courts, probation/parole, and domestic violence task forces.

Program Manager:

Bill Hill, BS

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Services Provided for The Center: Program manager: Oversees agency operations to include programs, services, staff development, training and administrative functions.

Group facilitator: Batterers Intervention and Prevention; Cognitive Education with or without Substance Abuse Emphasis; Non-Intimate Partner Violence, Conflict Resolution and Anger Management.

Bio: Mr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University, Central Texas in Killeen. He began his career as a probation officer in 1998 with Williamson County Community Supervision and Correction Department, retiring 20 years later as Staff Development Supervisor. During this time he also served as a trainer for TDCJ – CJAD probation officer certification academy and worked part time as a group facilitator for The Center for Cognitive Education. Extensive training has been obtained in cognitive based programs such as TruThought, Thinking for a Change and Moral Reconation Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.