Rebeca Mata, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC
Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Nationally Certified Counselor trained in working with children, adults, and families with a variety of issues. Certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with years of experience in working with victims of sexual and physical abuse. Trained play therapist who specializes in working with children and teens who have experienced trauma and a variety of other issues. Therapist that utilizes filial therapy, group play therapy, sand tray therapy techniques, group therapy, and other methods to effectively work with children, adolescents, and adults. Experienced in facilitating therapy groups and working successfully with parents who are struggling with diverse issues. Has worked with children and adults with intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders. Trained in Equine Assisted Therapy through Natural Lifemanship and certified in Animal Assisted Therapy through Pet Partners. Experienced in supervising LPC Interns. Provides counseling services in English and Spanish.
David Lawson, M.S., LPC Intern, NCC
Supervised by Sam R. Slaton, LPC-S, EAP
Mr. Lawson specializes in a unique form of therapy called Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP). In addition to conducting traditional talk therapy for a wide range of clients, David specializes in men’s issues and focuses on helping all teens – especially young persons with high functioning ASD and adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18.
This growing, unique, and effective form of therapy can be applied to any issue appropriate for traditional counseling. Many people enjoy EAP in addition to traditional counseling or on its own because it is an active, fun, natural, and powerful way to connect with and transform the issues at hand.
David is trained in EMDR, Natural LIfemanship (Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Therapy) and works with the nationally recognized animal rescue organization, Ranch Hand Rescue (www.ranchhandrescue.org). All of the animals in the sanctuary have been saved from hostile and abusive environments and now work with therapists to help people.
Laurie Adkins, MS, LPC-Intern
Licensed Professional Counseling Intern supervised by Cathy Champ, LPC-S. She has extensive training and experience in play therapy and specializes in young children and adolescents who experience a variety of issues, including trauma. Laurie has experience in expressive arts therapy, sand tray therapy, group therapy, Child-Parent Relationship therapy, training in Equine Assisted Therapy through Natural Lifemanship and offers the choice of Christian and faith based counseling.
Julie Ebelherr, MA, LPC-S
For over 20 years, Julie has helped people from all ages and walks of life. She works successfully with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues. She has experience and training in three evidence based treatments for PTSD: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She is an animal lover and has rescued animals all her life. She has experience incorporating equine and animal assisted therapy into counseling sessions including with veterans at the air force base, as well as the service member’s children. She has training in Equine Assisted Therapy.
Sharon Beam, M. Ed., LPC-S
For over 20 years, Sharon has helped people from all ages and walks of life. She has experience and training in individual and group therapy, play therapy, expressive arts therapies, cognitive behavioral therapy, sand tray therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Therapy training through Natural Lifemanship. Sharon’s special interests are in working with victims of physical and sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Sharon also has experience in Christian and faith based counseling.
Amy Glover, MS
Supervised by Sharon Beam, M. Ed., LPC-S
Amy received her master’s degree in licensed professional counseling from Mid-America Christian University, which included practicum tenure at The Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County. She has experience in trauma focused therapy techniques, such as Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as cognitive behavioral and integrative approaches. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, families, and groups and offers the option of Christian counseling. Her desire as a professional is to walk alongside individuals and families through difficult life passages using a variety of therapy techniques to encourage the development of healthy life and communication skills. She believes each person brings unique experiences to the therapeutic relationship and deserves an equally unique therapeutic approach.