Our Counselors

Eve “Evie” Gardner

MA, LPC-S

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

 

Eve “Evie” Gardner

Position: MA, LPC-S
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. She is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy and feels passionately about serving couples who are in crisis. Evie is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the North Texas EFT Community.
Session Fee: $195

Daisy Reynolds

LPC-A (Supervised by Lance Gardner, LPC-S)

Daisy is passionate about helping adults and couples determine the...

 

Daisy Reynolds

Position: LPC-A (Supervised by Lance Gardner, LPC-S)

Daisy is passionate about helping adults and couples determine the changes they need or want to make in their lives to meet their goals, whether those goals are personal, relational, or professional. Change is a natural part of life, and yet it can be challenging and even, at times, paralyzing. However, change can also provide us with opportunities to grow and become the kind of people we aim to be.

Finding out what those goals are and how to get there is a collaborative process between client and therapist. Daisy is consistently inspired by people who show resilience and persevere through very tough times as they seek solutions to their problems. She is honored to walk with them as they make that journey and is always changed by the process as well.

In particular, Daisy is passionate about working with couples who are seeking to improve their relationship, those who are struggling with interpersonal conflict, identity development, communication, life stage transitions, depression and anxiety, stress-management, self-esteem issues, and grief, loss, and trauma. She is also happy to provide faith-based counseling if it is requested by a client.

Daisy earned a Master of Counseling from Criswell College, and is supervised by Lance Gardner, LPC-S. She loves the outdoors and spends almost as much time in her backyard as she does inside her house. She enjoys cycling, reading, and trying out new hobbies, in addition to walking her dog, Lily, whom she lovingly refers to as a “Terrier-ist.”

Session Fee: $135

Travis Kern

MS, LPC

Partnering with families to help them repair and strengthen their...

 
Family Restoration Counseling

Travis Kern

Position: MS, LPC

Partnering with families to help them repair and strengthen their connection is one of Travis’s greatest passions. Travis has trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and has been serving couples, individuals, and families with FRCS since 2017. He earned his MS from Southern Methodist University and specializes in treating marital conflict, premarital preparation, anxiety, grief, anger, and depression. He also specializes in adolescent issues including: school issues, divorce recovery, bullying, anxiety, and depression. Travis takes a compassionate and direct approach to therapy to identify and treat the root cause of your distress.

Travis is a lifelong Texan and a proud citizen of Dallas. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors, cooking new recipes, cheering for the local Dallas sports teams, playing board games, and spending time with his wife and friends.

Session Fee: $175

R. Lance Gardner

MA, LPC-S, CSAT

Lance earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as...

 

R. Lance Gardner

Position: MA, LPC-S, CSAT

Lance earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Family Psychology from Hardin-Simmons University. Lance has been working in the mental health industry since 1997 and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2000. Lance enjoys working with individuals as well as couples and families.  Specialties and interests include marital and premarital counseling, divorce recovery, blended family issues.

As a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addictions Therapist) Candidate, Lance also works with individuals impacted by compulsive or otherwise problematic behaviors and trauma.  Lance is trained to support partners and children who are dealing with the behavior of family members in these areas as well.

Lance is also a board approved supervisor in the state of Texas and offers supervision to LOC Associates.  He and his wife (Evie) started Family Restoration Counseling Services in 2009.  They have been married since 1997 and have three children.

Session Fee: $195

Bailey Raymond

Practice Manager, Graduate Student Intern (Supervised by Lance Gardner, LPC-S)

Bailey Raymond graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor’s Degree...

 

Bailey Raymond

Position: Practice Manager, Graduate Student Intern (Supervised by Lance Gardner, LPC-S)

Bailey Raymond graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Studies. She has worked in a variety of roles and has a background in education, psychology, and social work. Through her experience working for multiple school districts and churches in various capacities, she has over 5 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults. She is currently earning her Master’s Degree in Mental and Clinical Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Upon graduation, she will pursue her LPC licensure. Along with her work as practice manager, Bailey is looking forward to working alongside her clients to help them pursue their goals. She is passionate about counseling and working towards cultivating a sense of belonging for people of all ages.

Bailey grew up in Clovis, CA. In her free time, Bailey enjoys reading, playing guitar, baking, and gardening. When she’s not doing homework or studying, you can find her going to the movie theater with her husband or taking her dog for a walk outside!

Fee: $85

Shaynor Newsome, Pastoral Coach

DMin, MDiv

Shaynor earned his B.S. in Ecology from Baylor University and...

 
Shaynor Newsome, Pastoral Coach

Shaynor Newsome, Pastoral Coach

Position: DMin, MDiv

Shaynor earned his B.S. in Ecology from Baylor University and both his MDiv and DMin degrees from Truett Theological Seminary. He spent his first twelve years of vocational ministry as a campus minister at New Mexico State and Baylor Universities. After that, Shaynor spent nearly eight years as a pastor overseeing church revitalization work in Oregon. His DMin focus and dissertation was on the dynamics of growing post-Christian communities and how those of faith are to posture ourselves toward them.

Shaynor is certified in the RightPath behavioral assessment tool and as a RightPath Coach. He is also currently pursuing The Allender Center’s Narrative Focused Trauma Care Level 1 certificate as well as moving toward certification in Internal Family Systems therapy.

Shaynor brings twenty years of pastoral care and counseling experience to his coaching. Additionally, he brings a love for theology combined with his own lifelong story in the church as well as his story of trauma, grief, and the often-lurching process of healing. Shaynor particularly enjoys partnering with those who simply don’t know where to turn, whose faith experience has left them unsure whether psychological care is safe, or those who carry the fear that the problem is solely some deficiency in their faith. He seeks to encourage others along their path toward healing and invite people to see that healing is possible.

Session Fee: $125

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Cris Jordan

LPC-A (Supervised by Lance Gardner, LPC-S)

¡Habla Español! Cris works with couples, individuals, and families to...

 

Cris Jordan

Position: LPC-A (Supervised by Lance Gardner, LPC-S)

¡Habla Español!
Cris works with couples, individuals, and families to sort through the difficulties of relationships. Cris welcomes clients with openness, encouragement, and respect. She values the variety of experiences, backgrounds, and culture that each client brings into the session. Her clinical experience includes working with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, affair recovery, and life transitions.

Cris received her Masters Degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She earned her Bachelors Degree from California State University, Fullerton.

Making that first call for counseling is an incredible first step toward mental health. Contact Cris today to set up your first session.

Session Fee: $135


Cris trabaja con adultos, parejas, y familias. Cris da la bienvenida a los clientes con respeto en un espacio confidencial. Las experiencias y cultura que cada cliente son valoradas. Su experiencia clínica incluye trabajar con depresión, ansiedad, trauma, pérdida, recuperación de relación extramatrimonial, y transiciones de vida.

Cris recibió su Maestría en Consejería Bíblica del Seminario Teológico de Dallas. Se graduó en la Universidad Estatal de California, Fullerton.

Llamada a Cris para programar su primera cita. Es un primer paso increíble hacia la salud mental.

Session Fee: $135

Melissa James

LPC-A (Supervised by Jennifer Smothermon, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT/S)

Melissa graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors in...

 
Melissa James

Melissa James

Position: LPC-A (Supervised by Jennifer Smothermon, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT/S)

Melissa graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies and received her Master of Education in Counseling from Texas A&M Commerce in 2007. She has been in education for 21 years and her experience includes teaching Personal and Family Development Classes, serving as a Parent Educator, teaching Special Education and School Counseling. She is an LPC associate currently under the supervision of Jennifer Smothermon, LPC-S, LMFT -S, RPT -S.

Melissa has a passion for helping children, adolescents, young adults and their families through situations of trauma, school issues, grief/loss, behavioral problems, anxiety and depression. Her background and experience have strongly equipped her with a variety of techniques to help meet the needs of children with ADD, ADHD, and Autism as well. She plans to pursue her RPT licensure along with her LPC.

Melissa has been married to her husband for 19 years and has 3 children. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling anywhere there is sun and water.

Session Fee: $135