Our Forney 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.


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


Katheryn ChaneKatheryn Chaney, MSW, LCSW-Sy, MSW, LCSW-S

Katheryn earned her Bachelors degree in Social Work as well as a Master of Social Work at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Board Approved Supervisor. Katheryn has been a practicing clinician since 2006, working in numerous settings serving children and families, most recently serving as clinical director for a Children’s Advocacy Center. Katheryn is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and uses a variety of other treatment modalities to treat children and adolescents, including child centered play therapy.

Specialties include: helping children heal following the trauma of sexual and physical abuse and neglect, supporting children through transitions of life (including divorce of parents), blended family issues, anxiety, depression, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Katheryn is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She was recognized in 2017 by the Kaufman County District Attorneys office for outstanding service to Crime Victims in Kaufman county, as well as being named a 2017 Alumni Ambassador by Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she also serves as a clinical instructor for both undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Social Work.

Katheryn believes in creating an environment which serves as a ‘soft place to land’ for children and a place in which parents and families can find nonjudgmental support and healing through the difficulties of life. Katheryn enjoys living in Kaufman county with her husband and three children.

Session Fee: $150


Travis Kern, MS LPC-IFamily Restoration Counseling

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


Erin Davis, MMFT, LMFT-AssociateErin Davis

Erin earned her Bachelor’s degree in Art and Bible as well as a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist- Associate and is supervised by Jennifer Smothermon, LMFT-S, LPC-S, RPT. Through an authentic therapeutic relationship as well as a systemic perspective, Erin walks alongside clients, helping them to find healing from relational and individual concerns. Specialties include, marriage counseling, pre-martial counseling, family therapy, anxiety, depression, grief, and life transitions. Erin is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

Erin and her husband, Jason have two children and live in Kaufman, TX. In the years they have been married they have lived in Abilene, Vernon, and Kaufman, TX, Chattanooga, TN, and Zambia, South Central Africa. Erin enjoys time with family and friends, riding horses, and photography.

Session Fee: $135