Our Counselors

Brandi Bailey, MA, LPC

MA LPC

Brandi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology as well as...

 

Brandi Bailey, MA, LPC

Position: MA LPC

Brandi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology as well as a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, behavioral health and the adoption/foster care industry.  Brandi is passionate about serving adult individuals and children/adolescents and their families. Specialties include Christian counseling, children and adolescents, trauma recovery, grief/loss, school issues, behavioral problems, attachment concerns, depression, anxiety, and women’s issues.  Brandi uses a variety of treatment modalities including play therapy and expressive arts with children.  Brandi is a Registered Play Therapist candidate.

Brandi believes the client/counselor relationship is an important aspect of healing and enjoys coming alongside others in their journey towards a more authentic self.

Brandi is proud to be a native Texan.  She enjoys community outreach, the arts, being outdoors, travel and most importantly, time with her husband and two children.

Session Fee: $175

Cody Franklin, Graduate Level Intern

Graduate Level Intern

Cody earned his Bachelor’s in Business Administration/Finance from the University...

 

Cody Franklin, Graduate Level Intern

Position: 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: $85

Courtney Ruetz, Graduate Level Intern

Graduate Level Intern

  Courtney earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Historical...

 

Courtney Ruetz, Graduate Level Intern

Position: Graduate Level Intern

 

Courtney earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Historical Studies and Education at the University of Texas at Dallas. Upon completing her degree, she served as a teacher and administrator in the DFW area. Courtney is currently pursuing her Master’s of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Abilene Christian University Dallas. She is currently supervised by Eve Gardner, MA LPC-S. Post-graduation, Courtney will continue working towards full Marriage and Family licensure and continue to pursue her education with a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Courtney works with couples, families, adolescents, young adults, and individuals. She began her career as a teacher and administrator locally where she found a strong passion for helping others. She is honored to join the team as a graduate clinical intern at Restoration Family Counseling Services to complete her practicum experience. Courtney can help individuals with a wide range of concerns such as marital and relationship issues, family issues, teen issues, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Courtney provides an individualized treatment approach based on the needs of each unique couple, family and individual. Therapy is offered in a safe, nonjudgmental, and caring environment where clients can meet their unique goals to achieve lasting change.

Courtney grew up in the Dallas area and loves spending time with her husband of over 13 years, and their two sons. She enjoys the outdoors with her family, horseback riding, gardening, and traveling with family and friends.

Session Fee: $85

Eve “Evie” Gardner, MA LPC-S

MA LPC

Evie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as...

 

Eve “Evie” Gardner, MA LPC-S

Position: 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

Katheryn Chaney, MSW, LCSW-S

MSW LCSW-S

Katheryn earned her Bachelors degree in Social Work as well...

 

Katheryn Chaney, MSW, LCSW-S

Position: 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

La Tricia Cleveland, Graduate Level Intern

Graduate Level Intern

  La Tricia earned her Bachelor’s in Art and Performance...

 

La Tricia Cleveland, Graduate Level Intern

Position: Graduate Level Intern

 

La Tricia earned her Bachelor’s in Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas, and is working to complete her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at Capella University. She is currently supervised by Eve Gardner, MA LPC-S. After graduation, La Tricia will continue to pursue her passion by becoming a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) so she can help couples, families, children, and individuals increase self-awareness, gain new perceptions, decrease symptoms, and enlarge their individual strengths to have a more meaningful life experience.

La Tricia is a native of Texas and is a pet mom of two Shih Tzus, Moo Moo and Apollo, whom she loves dearly. La Tricia is a lover of the arts and in her spare time she continues to enjoy acting in theatre as well as in independent films.

Session Fee: $85

Lianna Mueller, LPC-Associate

LPC - Associate

Lianna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Loras...

 

Lianna Mueller, LPC-Associate

Position: LPC - Associate

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. Lianna is supervised by Eve Gardner, MA LPC-S.

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

Marisela Linebarger, Graduate Level Intern

Graduate Level Intern

  Marisela graduated from Southern Methodist University with a major...

 

Marisela Linebarger, Graduate Level Intern

Position: Graduate Level Intern

 

Marisela graduated from Southern Methodist University with a major in Spanish and Elementary Education. After a career in teaching at the elementary and middle school levels, Marisela stayed home to bring up her three children and is now excited to begin a new career as a counselor.  She is working on her Masters in Biblical Counseling (MABC) at Dallas Theological Seminary and is under the supervision of Evie Gardner LPC-S. Upon graduation, Marisela desires to work with individuals and families dealing with the effects of substance abuse.

Marisela is certified in Relate Strong, a conflict-resolution tool used in marital and relational restoration. She specializes in parenting issues, boundaries, codependency, depression/anxiety, addiction, ADHD, communication issues and enjoys working with individuals, children, adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. Marisela is a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS). In her free time, she enjoys adventures with her husband and kids, jogging, and singing/songwriting.

Session Fee: $85

 

Marisela se graduó de Southern Methodist University con una especialidad en español y educación elemental. Después de una carrera en educación, Marisela dejó a trabajar para quedarse en casa con sus niños y ahora está emocionada empezar una carrera como consejera. Está trabajando por su Masters en Biblical Counseling en Dallas Theological Seminary y está supervisada por Evie Gardner LPC-S. Cuando ella se gradúe, desea trabajar con las personas y las familias que están efectuada por el abuso de sustancias.

Marisela está certificada en Relate Strong, un programa de la resolución de conflictos relacional y marital. Se enfoca en problemas con paternidad, fronteras, codependencia, depresión/ansiedad, adicción, ADHD, problemas con comunicación y quiere trabajar con individuales, niños, adolescentes, parejas jóvenes, parejas, y familias. Marisela es una miembro de CAPS. A ella le gusta pasara tiempo divertido con su marido y tres hijos, correr, y cantar/escribir música.

Mónica Pimentel, MS LPC-Associate

MS LPC - Associate

Monica received her Master of Science in Counseling from Southern...

 

Mónica Pimentel, MS LPC-Associate

Position: MS LPC - Associate

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

R. Lance Gardner, MA LPC

MA LPC

Lance earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University....

 

R. Lance Gardner, MA LPC

Position: 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-Associate

MS LPC - Associate

Travis earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University...

 
Family Restoration Counseling

Travis Kern, MS LPC-Associate

Position: MS LPC - Associate

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

Tyler Kibbe, Graduate Level Intern

Graduate Level Intern

  Tyler earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University...

 

Tyler Kibbe, Graduate Level Intern

Position: Graduate Level Intern

 

Tyler earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Arkansas and is currently working towards completing a Master’s in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduation, he plans to pursue certification as an LPC and specialize in Play Therapy (RPT).  Apart from his work at FRCS, he also serves as the Kid’s Curriculum and Worship Coordinator at Fellowship Dallas. Outside of counseling, his interests include spending time with his fiancé and friends, discovering new coffee shops, and watching plenty of Arkansas football and basketball (Go Hogs!).

Session Fee: $85