Our Counselors

Brandi Bailey

MA, LPC

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

 

Brandi Bailey

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 as well as 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 currently training in Synergetic Play Therapy as an approach to help kids, teens and parents navigate life’s challenges. Synergetic Play Therapy is a researched-informed model  of play therapy blending the therapeutic power of play with nervous system regulation, interpersonal neurobiology, physics, attachment, mindfulness, and therapist authenticity.

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

Session Fee: $175

Travis Kern

MS, LPC

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

 
Family Restoration Counseling

Travis Kern

Position: MS, LPC

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. 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.

Session Fee: $175

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. Evie is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Session Fee: $195

La Tricia Cleveland

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

La Tricia Cleveland earned her Bachelor of Art and Performance...

 

La Tricia Cleveland

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

La Tricia Cleveland earned her Bachelor of Art and Performance from the University of Texas at Dallas, and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Capella University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Associate, currently under the supervision of Jennifer Smothermon, MS, LMFT-A, LPC-S, RPT/S. La Tricia enjoys helping 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 has experience working with couples, families, individuals, and adolescence.

She enjoys being a member of, Delta Kappa, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), and The National Society of Leadership and Success. La Tricia is a proud pet mom to Shih Tzu, Moo Moo and is a lover of the arts. In her spare time, she continues to enjoy acting in theatre as well as independent films.

Session Fee: $135

James Beasley

MA, LPC

James has over 10 years experience providing professional care and...

 

James Beasley

Position: MA, LPC

James has over 10 years experience providing professional care and counseling services. He earned his master’s degree in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has worked with families from a variety of cultures and backgrounds, having spent 7 years in ministry care roles. James is wholehearted about helping couples, adults, young adults, adolescents, and children (+7) to bring about the change they want to see in their lives. He treats individuals struggling with anxiety & depression, grief & loss, trauma, sexual issues, self worth issues, behavioral development, neurodiversity, relationships and boundaries, life transitions, and spiritual issues. He also has specialties and interests that include couples in conflict, couples healing from trauma and infidelity, communication problems in couples, and coping with diagnoses of a partner. James is also pleased to provide young adult and couple consults on the topics of sexual issues and marital sexual intimacy through psycho education.

James uses his recreation time to be active outdoors, play music, enjoy tabletop gaming, and appreciate a variety of artistic and cultural experiences both locally and overseas with his family.

James holds the following certifications: Gottman Couples Counseling Level 1 Certified, Sexual Educator Certified.

James is trained in the following: Trauma Informed Therapy, EMDR-related trauma recovery techniques, EFT Couples Counseling, DBT, CBT, TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention), Humanistic Sandtray

Session Fee: $175

Vanessa Saenz

MS, LPC-A (Supervised by Sandy Gaylord, LPC-S)

Vanessa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the...

 

Vanessa Saenz

Position: MS, LPC-A (Supervised by Sandy Gaylord, LPC-S)

Vanessa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas as well as a Master of Science in Counseling at Texas A&M Commerce. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern and an LPC- Associate currently supervised by Sandy Gaylord, LPC-S. She has worked in a variety of settings including behavioral health in the community, the juvenile justice department, and in the educational setting with at- risk youth.  She works with adults and children/ adolescents dealing with boundary issues, depression, addiction, anxiety, burn out and grief and loss. Vanessa is also bilingual and is comfortable counseling clients in Spanish. Her unique life experiences provide Vanessa with the compassion and understanding that greatly benefit her clients.

Vanessa uses a variety of treatment modalities including mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, art therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Session Fee: $135