Dr. Michele Greer is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S). She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Family Therapy and a Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Greer has worked with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and children in casework and counseling capacities since 1998. She has additional experience and training in hypnotherapy, mediation, parent facilitation, EMDR and family therapy. Her diversity in education, training, and direct practice enables her to work with all different age groups and issues. Dr. Greer's specialties include teenagers, young adults, depression, anxiety, family/couple counseling, trauma and "high conflict divorces". Dr. Greer holds a strong systemic view of working with individuals and families, believing that individuals are best understood within the contexts in which they live. She has extensive experience working with families navigating divorce and with children affected by their parents’ divorces. Additionally, Dr. Greer provides post-divorce parent facilitation, co-parenting, individual and family counseling to help families minimize conflict while adjusting to the post-divorce environment. In her research and experience, she has found that education and therapeutic intervention with high conflict families helps minimize the negative effects of divorce on all involved. Dr. Greer is currently in private practice at Greer & Associates Family Services, PLLC located in Denton, Texas. Dr. Greer is an part-time professor for the graduate mental health counseling program at Capella University. Previously, she was an assistant professor for the graduate counseling program at Texas Wesleyan University. Dr. Greer has presented at State, National and International conferences and has several publications.
Kelbi Callaway is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Assistant Clinical Director for Greer & Associates. She received her undergraduate degree in Human Science at Texas Tech University and she has a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from University of North Texas. Kelbi currently works with clients 12 years old and up and with all presenting issues. She specializes in relationship issues, spiritual issues, relational and sexual trauma, and loves working with LGBTQ+. She is trained in Yoga and EMDR and loves to incorporate mindfulness and embodiment into counseling. Kelbi’s theoretical approach is based in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Relational Cultural Theory (RCT). Kelbi believes that looking holistically at clients' lives can enhance their therapeutic experience and broaden their healing opportunities. Kelbi likes to explore creative and innovative ways to solve problems and she loves incorporating her client’s passions into the counseling process.
Hannah Grossman is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Assistant Clinical Director for Greer & Associates. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Colorado State University and continued her education at the University of North Texas where she received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health- Counseling. While she originally hoped to enter the research aspect of the field, Hannah learned quickly that her passion was in working with clients on a daily basis. Hannah has experience working with clients struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship conflict, and trauma. Hannah specializes in EMDR services and incorporates EMDR into her work with clients struggling with trauma and grief. Hannah assimilates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT) and Dialectical-Behavior Therapy(DBT) into her counseling philosophy.
Dr. Molly Arnold is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). She is a state board approved supervisor for individuals seeking full licensure (LMFT and LPC). She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Family Therapy and a Master of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman's University. Dr. Arnold has worked with families and children in counseling and casework capacities since 1993. She has additional experience and training in play therapy, and in couple and family therapy. Dr. Arnold holds a strong systemic view of individuals and families, believing that individuals are best understood and healed within the contexts of their lives. Her primary clinical and research interests are counseling with families and couples, the parent-child relationship, high conflict litigation involving children, and counseling children within the family therapy context. Dr. Arnold is currently in private practice at Healthy Transitions in Flower Mound, Texas. She is a former visiting professor for the Graduate Counseling program at Texas Wesleyan University, and a former graduate adjunct professor at both Southern Methodist University and Texas Woman's University. She is a former Child and Adolescent Director at Denton County Friends of the Family, and a former Child Protective Services caseworker in Dallas County. Dr. Arnold is a trained mental health neutral for the collaborative law process. Additionally, Dr. Arnold is a trained mediator and Parent Facilitator/ Coordinator. She is a Past President of the North Texas Chapter of the Texas Association for Play Therapy, and previously was a Student Director for the Texas Association for Play Therapy. Additionally, she is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Association for Play Therapy. In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Arnold is a volunteer advocate for Court Appointed Special Advocates in Denton County (Denton CASA).
Dr. LaDonna McBride (Photo Coming Soon) is a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and a LMFT (Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist). She holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Women’s University. Dr McBride has been certified in trauma treatment since 2010. She specializes in the following: Anxiety, OCD, and addictions, as well as, adult survivors of childhood abuse, rape survivors, and military events. She has worked extensively with complex traumas and with First Responders (Police, Firemen, EMT, 911 operators, etc.) and military veterans.
Dr. McBride clinical experiences includes individuals (teens 16 and older), couples, and families. She uses an integrated approach to therapy, using several therapeutic strategies in her personalized approach to counseling. Dr McBride focuses improving relationships with self and others and believes this is vital to healthy living. Dr McBride uses EMDR Therapy as a way to address traumatic experiences, phobias, obsessions, compulsions, depression, and more.
Carly Shannon-Rigby is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S). She completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies, and her Masters of Education degree in Counseling at the University of North Texas. Carly’s counseling foundation started with play therapy and adolescents. As she continued through her counseling practice she evolved to working with adults and geriatric populations as well. She has worked in outpatient and inpatient clinical settings, allowing her to work with different levels of mental health needs. Carly has experience working with those challenged by depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, trauma, and adjustment issues. Carly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help her clients become aware of negative thinking so they can better view life’s challenges and respond to them in more effective ways. Carly also uses a holistic approach within her practice by incorporating mindfulness and having clients recognize the connections of the mind and body. When working with families, she integrates a family system approach in recognizing the family as a cohesive emotional unit. Carly understands all of her clients bring uniqueness to their sessions and emphasizes this towards their personal growth.
Kendall Palmer (Photo Coming Soon) is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Kendall graduated with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. Kendall has experience in a residential and non-residential setting, as well as, Therapy Dog work. Kendall practices from Reality Therapy and a holistic approach to life adjustments. She works with adults, adolescents and children and is experienced with trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, single household families, career concerns, major life transitions and foster care/adoption issues. Focusing on a holistic approach, the selection of treatment modalities to best suit the client and their presenting problems is carefully thought out and implemented. Kendall strives to work with each client in all aspects of their needs according to Reality Therapy, including an emphasis on the present and focusing energy on changing thoughts and behavior for overall improvement. Focusing on things one can change/control is a crucial starting point in therapy and with counseling the client will not be alone on their journey.
Carly McGuffey is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Carly graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She works with adults, couples, teens, adolescents and children specializing in anxiety and is experienced with depression, family and relationship issues, grief, major life transitions and identity issues. Carly practices from a person-centered and holistic approach. She values your individuality and tailors counseling to fit your present concerns incorporating tools to tend to your mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. With a holistic approach, she looks at each individual in all aspects of their life, including an emphasis on lifestyle and wellness, as mind and body affects the other. Carly likes to utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness for clients struggling with anxiety and depression. Carly strives to foster empowerment and authenticity in each client to help them grow and heal. She understands that change can feel like a scary process therefore creating an empathetic, non-judgmental and warm environment is most important in helping clients feel welcome, understood, accepted and supported for change.
Jamie Sarten is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Jamie graduated with a Master of Science in Counseling from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas State University. She has held various roles within the school setting including college and career adviser, educator, special services coordinator, and is currently a support counselor for Allen ISD. She has experience teaching and working with the Special Education population, including case management, the development of individual education plans and behavior intervention plans. Jamie has experience working with adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, parent-conflict, ADD/ADHD, Autism, relationship issues as well as identity issues. She also has experience in group counseling, working with families, and adult counseling. Jamie offers a solution-focused approach to therapy, helping clients focus on solutions to their problems and help them set goals for themselves. In addition to solution-focused therapy, Jamie incorporates cognitive behavioral techniques that help clients develop healthy coping strategies to work through various challenges. She strives to provide a safe, warm, and collaborative environment when working with her clients.
Mandy Barton is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Texas A&M University, and she has a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas. Over the last few years, Mandy has gained experience in working at a residential treatment facility for many types of addictions, both substance use-related and behavioral. She enjoys working with many types of clients, including adolescents, adults, and couples. Mandy offers a holistic and collaborative approach to counseling and specializes in anxiety, self-esteem struggles, addiction and/or substance use, self-identity, and life transitions. She incorporates a variety of techniques in session, including cognitive behavioral therapy and emotion-focused therapy. Mandy believes that her clients have the potential for growth and sometimes just need that extra push to become their authentic self.
Melissa Manila is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-Intern), supervised by Dr. Michele Greer, PhD, LPC-S. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Oklahoma State University, and she has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas. Melissa utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to assist her clients with understanding how their thoughts and behaviors impact their emotional experience. She also utilizes techniques from other therapies, including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). During the counseling process, Melissa will work with you to set counseling goals and create a treatment plan that best fits your needs. She believes in the importance of a collaborative counseling relationship, and works to create an empathetic and nonjudgmental environment in the counseling room. Melissa has previously worked with clients at a university counseling clinic, and a domestic violence and sexual assault outreach center. She specializes in working with clients that experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma, and she is trained to work with both adolescent and adult clients.
Zachary Myatt is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I) under the supervision of Dr. Paul A. Jurek, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S. Zachary obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Texas, and his Masters of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. He has previous experience working at a domestic violence shelter where he was able to work with individuals who have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault. This has allowed him to work through issues such as trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and relational problems. Zachary believes that two important factors of change in therapy is the relationship and the client’s willingness to change. He uses both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Existential Therapy in his work.
Madison Cepero is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Carly Shannon-Rigby, M.Ed., LPC-S. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Development from Texas State University and went on to receive her Master of Science in Counseling from the University of North Texas. Throughout her education, she has gained experience working with a wide variety of populations including children on the autism spectrum, victims of abuse, and families in transitional housing. Madison specializes in play therapy with young children and has a passion for working alongside parents to facilitate healing for the family as a whole. Her experience also inspired her to work with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and relational difficulties. Using a Gestalt theoretical perspective, she focuses on increasing her clients’ awareness and self-understanding, so they are better able to navigate life’s difficulties in ways that feel genuine to them. Because therapy can feel intimidating, especially in the beginning, it is important to Madison to build a collaborative and authentic therapeutic relationship with all her clients.
Braden Weinmann (pronouns: They/Them and He/Him) is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC-Intern) practicing under the supervision of David Huffman, Ph. D., LPC-S, RPT-S. They completed their undergraduate degree in Psychology at Angelo State University in their hometown of San Angelo, TX, and they hold their Master of Science degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas.
Their graduate training prepared them to work with clients across a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, relational trauma, interpersonal concerns, identity exploration, and career concerns. They have experience working mainly with emerging adults (18-25) and college student populations. Braden’s counseling approach is heavily influenced by person-centered theory, relational-cultural theory, and relational depth research. Braden believes that humans are fundamentally relational and naturally seek to form relationships with other people. By collaborating to build a trusting and safe counseling relationship together, Braden believes you can begin to form a more flexible and affirming relationship with yourself and gain a clearer idea of how you want to experience your relationships with others.
As a queer and gender non-conforming counselor, one of Braden’s primary passions is holding space for clients who are exploring their sexuality, gender identity, and gender expression. They practice counseling that is affirmative of LGBTQ+ identities, and they will work with you to freely explore how you experience yourself while finding language that feels self-affirming. They also have knowledge, skills, and experience processing dreams in the counseling relationship, and they enjoy helping clients create meaning from dream imagery.
Liz Cruz is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-Intern), supervised by Shaunte A. Collins, LPC-S. Liz completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Texas State University, and has a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health in Counseling from the University of North Texas. She specializes in Adlerian counseling, transpersonal concerns, multicultural issues, identity exploration, and clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and uses a feminist, multicultural, trauma informed approach when working with clients. In addition, Liz utilizes dreamwork and expressive arts in her counseling sessions in order to help clients express themselves in the type of modality they feel most comfortable with to facilitate growth and healing, including visual art, music, writing, and other creative processes.
Liz currently works with adolescents and adults in individual counseling. She is enthusiastic about learning and plans to pursue additional training so that she can eventually work across the whole lifespan and be able to see couples and families as well. Liz is LGBTQIA+, poly, and kink affirming and believes in working in an egalitarian relationship with her clients to help them discover and achieve their highest sense of well-being.
Alessandra Capasso is our Office Manager. She graduated with her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Arkansas. Alessandra is currently pursuing her Master's in Counseling & Development at Texas Woman's University in order to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. In her free time, you can find Alessandra doing yoga, reading, playing with her dog, cooking, and spending quality time with her family and friends. As a natural empath, Alessandra will more than likely start a conversation with you at the office when you come in. She hopes to specialize in working with eating disorders, family issues, anxiety, depression, and addiction once she becomes licensed.
Elisa Rodriguez is one of our Office Coordinators and our Social Media Guru. Elisa is currently studying Business Integrated Studies with a concentration in Marketing and HR at UNT. In her free time, you can find Elisa expressing her creative side through collaborative modeling with photographers in the DFW area, taking her dogs Sansa and Comet to the dog park, playing Dungeons and Dragons every other Friday night, and spending quality time with friends and family. As our social media guru, Elisa updates our website, and posts on our Instagram and Facebook pages in order to increase our clientele and let the world know who we are! Elisa loves working with people, having been employed in customer service since 2014, and is always friendly and open with clients, greeting everyone with a warm smile!
Tristan Greer is one of our Office Coordinators. Tristan is currently studying psychology and computer science at UNT. He is a personable communicator and won't hesitate to start a conversation with you. However, that being said, Tristan finds pleasure in individual activities such as in building computers, coding software applications, playing video games, and solving three-dimensional puzzles. Once he graduates with his Bachelor's degree, Tristan will continue his studies in search of a Master's degree in Psychology. Nothing is off limits when it comes to conversation topics with this young man, so if you're curious, ask away! Tristan is a modest, extroverted adventurist who has been Skydiving multiple times, cliff diving, is scuba and lifeguard certified, and occupies his free time with board sports including wakeboarding, wakesurfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding.