Our Dallas Counselors

KEY STRENGTHS OF OUR THERAPISTS:

Education and Training in a Family Psychology Program with an emphasis on treating individuals of all ages within the context of important social systems such as the family.

Personal Treatment Planning to address your unique goals and overcome your unique challenges.

Fostering an Environment of Hope through the use of empathy, compassion, and, at times humor, to help each person arrive as they are and leave one step closer to where they want to be.


Eve "Evie" Gardner, MA LPC

Eve “Evie” Gardner, MA LPC

Evie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Family Psychology at Hardin-Simmons University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and has worked in community mental health, hospitals, and was previously associated with a large church-based counseling practice. Specialties include couples in crisis, couples healing from infidelity, premarital counseling and marital problems, divorce recovery, healing from sexual abuse, adolescent development/changes, women’s issues, blended family issues, grief, and counseling for those suffering from addiction, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders. Evie is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Session Fee: $175


R. Lance Gardner, MA LPC

R. Lance Gardner, MA LPC

Lance earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University. He earned a Master of Arts in Family Psychology at Hardin-Simmons University as well and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has worked in the mental health industry for over thirteen years and is certified in Group Critical Incident Crisis Management. Specialties include marriage counseling, premarital and re-marital counseling, blended family issues, men’s issues, developmental issues for children and adolescents (e.g., ADHD and other challenges), and counseling for those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addiction, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety and panic disorders. Lance is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Session Fee: $175


Travis Kern, MS LPC-I

Travis Kern, MS LPC-Associate, supervised by Eve Gardner, LPC-S

Travis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas and his Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. His experience includes working in community mental health and child protective services shelter settings. Travis is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern and is supervised by Eve Gardner, LPC-S. Travis accepts all clients ages 8 and up and specializes in helping with anxiety, depression, parenting children and adolescents, self-image, anger management, abuse recovery, grief, and marital problems. He also specializes in childhood and adolescent issues including, school issues, divorce, bullying, family issues, trauma and abuse recovery, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems.

Travis is a lifelong Texan and a proud citizen of Dallas. In his free time he enjoys being outdoors, cheering for the local Dallas sports teams, the performing arts, cooking, and spending time with his friends and family. Travis Kern is supervised by Eve Gardner, MA LPC-S.

Session Fee: $135


Mónica Pimentel  MS, LPC Intern

Mónica Pimentel, MS LPC-Associate, supervised by Eve Gardner, LPC-S

Monica received her Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. She joined Family Restoration Counseling Services in early 2018 and is supervised by Eve Gardner, LPC S. Monica works with children, adolescents, individuals, and couples and brings a strength-based approach to her practice. She serves clients experiencing anxiety, depression, or reproductive grief and specializes in cross-cultural challenges that may arise from familial migration, cultural differentiation amongst generations, and assimilation to US culture. Monica is a trainer for Life Perspectives, running workshops aimed to educate mental health providers on reproductive loss. She has also dedicated time to shelters and counseling services for victims of domestic violence.

Monica was born and raised in Mexico City; she is bilingual and bicultural. Her therapeutic activities are running, cooking, and spending time with family.

Mónica se gradúo de su Master of Science in Counseling de SMU. Empezó a trabajar en Family Restoration Counseling Services desde principios del 2018, esta supervisada por Evie Gardner, LPC S. Mónica recibe clientes de todas las edades y orienta su teoría de terapia en las fortalezas del individuo o la pareja. Ella se enfoca en clientes que sufren de ansiedad, depresión, duelo reproductivo, y tiene especial interés en las diferencias y situaciones que se dan en las familias que intergeneracionalmente tienen problemas de ajustes y de asimilación. Mónica es parte del equipo de entrenadores para la organización Life Perspectives. Ella organiza workshops orientados a entrenar profesionales de la salud mental en cuanto al tema de duelo ocasionado por perdidas reproductivas. Ella también ha dedicado tiempo ofreciendo terapia a víctimas de violencia doméstica.

Mónica es originaria de la Ciudad de México, es bilingüe y bicultural. Las actividades que son terapéuticas para ella son correr, cocinar y pasar tiempo con su familia.

Session Fee: $135


Lianna Mueller, LPC-Associate, supervised by Eve Gardner, LPC-S

Lianna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Loras College and went on to work with refugees, pregnant mothers in crisis, and parents and children during the early childhood years. She obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Akron. Her areas of specialty include: women and children, adoption, immigrants, singles, young adults, Christian counseling, life transitions, depression, and bipolar.

Though she grew up in Minnesota, Lianna is extremely excited to live in Texas and enjoys soaking up the ample sunshine. She enjoys spending time in nature, writing, singing, building strong friendships and family relationships, and being involved in church.

Session Fee: $135


Cody Franklin, Graduate Level Intern

Cody earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Finance from the University of Texas at Tyler, and is working toward completing his Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling (MABC) at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently supervised by Eve Gardner, MA LPC-S. Post graduation, Cody desires to pursue LCDC and CSAT licensure for the purpose of walking alongside individuals struggling with a variety of addictions. He currently specializes in long-term addiction recovery maintenance, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, marital conflict, grief-work, boundary development and family of origin issues.

Cody grew up in Texas and loves spending time in nature with his family, hiking and camping. He also enjoys watching movies and attending theatrical performances, unplanned travel, hearing tales of authenticity and adventure, and sharing mealtime with friends.

Session Fee: $75