Dr. Valencia Campbell-Chapin
Are you tired of those frustrating phone calls from the school saying that your child got into another fight? Or has been suspended again? Are you tired of looking at your child’s behavior sheet and seeing multiple numbers circled? If you are tired of your child’s color being changed to red or number being change, I understand your frustration. Having 20 years of experience working in the public schools as a Certified School Counselor and Special Ed Teacher, I can help.
I can give your child the tools they need to stay on green. I can help your child learn how to get along with others, control their anger, and think things through before reacting. My goal is to improve lives, while creating a healthy climate for positive change.
You can reach me at 817-210-5674. I have early morning appointments, daily lunch times, afternoon appointments, evening appointments, and SUNDAY sessions available. All clients are welcome. Looking forward to talking with you soon.
I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for over 16 years. I am currently licensed in both California and Texas. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Los Angeles and my Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology: Marital & Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University. I have extensive experience with Individuals, Couples, Families, Children and Groups in a variety of settings including military, non-profit community, and faith based. I have worked with individuals experiencing grief, loss, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. I have worked with couples experiencing marital distress, infidelity, and domestic violence. I have worked with groups of individuals caught in the cycle of domestic violence. I believe that people are social beings, and our closest relationships are the hardest to successfully maintain and thrive in. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has put additional stress on even the most solid relationships. In therapy, we can work on strategies that build on the strengths you already have and promote resilience in difficult circumstances; and we can develop or enhance skills such as conflict resolution, forgiveness, problem solving, crisis management, grief, healthy boundaries, and anger management. Together, we can define your goals; your future as an individual, a couple or a family is not dictated or defined by your past or your current circumstances.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor CI. I have Master’s Degrees in Special Education, School Counseling, and Professional Counseling from Lamar University. My 20 years of experience as a school educator and school counselor has afforded me the opportunity to work with children experiencing emotional outbursts, school behavior issues, autism disorder, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, identity issues (LGBTQ community), self esteem, academic concerns, and parenting.
I am trained in techniques of Play Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, and Person Centered Therapy.
It is normal to have difficulties in life and need a little help. At times we all may feel overwhelmed, have racing thoughts, or just struggle to find our way. Let’s take this journey together as you are EMPOWERED to define your preferred happiness. I’m here to support you every step of the way.
Mary Effie Burnham
I have experience with male and female clients of various ages and backgrounds. Their difficulties have ranged from severe mental illness, drug/alcohol abuse, trauma, and criminal history, to anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I listen and collaborate with my clients to help them resolve crises, manage stress, and grow. A person can create new patterns of thought.
Oddly, only through the effort to accept yourself the way you are can you make opportunities to choose new behavior and new ways of thinking. You can transform painful experience into wisdom to grow calmer, less impulsive, more compassionate, creative and productive.
I am a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Texas. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) and a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington. I have worked in hospice, hospital settings, inpatient/outpatient psychiatric treatment, and as a college professor.
I have experience working with clients who are dealing with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and adjustment to life transitions. My approach incorporates elements of cognitive behavioral, reality, solution focused and commitment therapy approaches. Additionally, I am committed to helping couples strengthen and revive their relationships through counseling using the Prepare-Enrich assessment and curriculum.
In sessions I work to help you feel empowered and heard. In building an honest and supportive relationship together, we can explore healthy ways to cope with life’s challenges.
I am a Marriage and Family Therapy Associate. I earned my Bachelor’s in Psychology from Colorado State University and my Master’s from Capella University specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have experience in crisis management in both inpatient and outpatient settings as well as helping families cope with domestic violence. I use a strengths-based systemic approach to therapy helping individuals, couples and families explore moments when the problem is less or not even around, what made that possible, and how you might be able to achieve that in the current moment. Problems aren’t born in a vacuum so I look to see who else in one’s life might have significance in reducing the issues you face.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. I am supervised by Cheryl D. Boyland, LPC-S. I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling and Development at Lamar University, and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University. I have worked with children, adolescents, and young adults from various culturally diverse backgrounds. I have experience providing counseling for a variety of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, substance use and addiction recovery, adjustment and life transitions, and self-esteem. My theoretical approach includes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. It is my passion to assist individuals in regaining hope for a brighter future and walk alongside them in their journey toward healing in a safe and nurturing counseling environment.
I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with Direct Practice in Mental Health. I am supervised by Libby L. Kay, LCSW-S. I received my master’s degree from University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. I have worked at two inpatient psychiatric hospitals in DFW. I am currently in supervision for my Licensed Clinical Social Work and will be taking my exam this Fall. I am currently in supervision for Play Therapy & EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).
I have experience with Depression/Anxiety, CBT/DBT, Trauma/Crisis, Grief/ Loss and I am currently in training with Play Therapy &EMDR. I work with children/adolescent/teen & adults, and I am currently taking courses for Marriage Counseling.
I use a variety of modalities, based on your needs and previous experiences with therapy. I use expressive arts in my therapy as I feel the pathway to healing is found in more self-reflective endeavors, not to be found in worksheets.
In addition, I actively stay up to date with the latest techniques in the counseling field and I participate in trainings that cover topics such as stress and anxiety, crisis prevention intervention, PTSD, substance abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc.
Hello, my name is Crystal M. Salazar, and I am one of the counseling interns for the Better Tomorrows Begin Today PLLC Practice and I look forward to working with you. I have 13 years experience as a high school teacher and 7 years experience as a counselor helper at J. Frank Dobie High School. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biology / Teaching and a master’s degree in School Counseling at the University of Houston and St. Thomas University. I am also certified as a school counselor in the state of Texas. Currently, I am finishing up my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in community counseling at Lamar University. I enjoy teaching and volunteering to help children, teens, and young adults at my job and at church. During the past couple of years, I have worked with and consulted with other counselors, principals, teachers, and parents regarding student behavioral issues, and I help students improve their behavior and mental health.
I also like to co-facilitate group therapy sessions and enjoy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). In addition, I delight in keeping up with the latest techniques in the counseling field and I participate in counselor trainings and classes that cover topics such as using various types of therapy / theories with clients, bullying, stress and anxiety, crisis prevention intervention, PTSD, substance abuse, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc. I look forward to helping and supporting clients, students, and their families in the recovery and healing process. Better tomorrows truly can begin today.
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