Meet our dedicated staff and counseling team:

Gabriela (Gaby) Garcia, LPC

My name is Gaby Garcia and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Christian University and my Master of Science Degree from Texas Woman's University. I have a PSY D from the USC for Professional Studies Distance Learning Program.

I provide counseling services in both English and Spanish. My client population includes children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals as well as families.

My theoretical approach is cognitive-behavioral and solution focused. I am also trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and PCIT.

My clinical interests include: sexual abuse survivors, domestic violence, school difficulties, adolescent issues, crisis intervention and depression. I also work with individuals that have been diagnosed with diabetes -helping teach better management and control.

Cherry Weaver, LCDC, LPC

My name is Cherry Weaver and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received by Master's Degree in Counseling from Amberton University in Garland, Texas. My specialized areas of practice include: chemical dependency, adult children of alcoholics/addicts, abuse issues, domestic violence, depression, grief counseling, anger management, couples/marital counseling, and group therapy. 

I utilize cognitive-behavioral therapy, which is based on the theory that our emotions and behaviors are influenced by our beliefs and thoughts. I also utilize "Motivational Interviewing", which is a trans-theoretical approach. In this approach, therapeutic interventions "meet the clients where they are at" in their readiness to change - utilizing the "Stages of Change" theory.

Demarque Mitchell, LCSW

My name is Demarque Mitchell and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from University of North Texas in Denton, and my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.

My client population includes: children, adolescents and adults. I provide individual, group, and family therapy. I have experience working in a psychiatric day hospital and an inpatient mental health hospital.

My theoretical approach is cognitive- behavioral therapy and solution focused. I also provide trauma focused cognitive- behavioral therapy. I utilize an eclectic approach depending on the needs of each client. 

My clinical interests include: marriage and family therapy, adolescent issues, school difficulties and behavior referrals, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma (PTSD), anger management, and substance abuse.

I am committed to empowering others by building trusting therapeutic relationships. I look forward to working with you and your family.

Kimberly Slavich, LPC

My name is Kimberly Slavich and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas Christian University and my Master’s Degree in Counselor and Development from Texas Woman’s University. 

My client population: children, adolescents and families. I have worked with individuals and families in psychiatric day treatment and in the special education setting within local independent school districts. I have provided individual, family and group therapy.

My theoretical approach is cognitive behavioral and client centered. I have training in sensory processing disorder.

My clinical interests include: anxiety, depression, trauma, attachment, school difficulties and behavior referrals, anger management. 

Jodie Bryce, LCSW

My name is Jodie Bryce and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. I also have a Masters in Business Administration from Texas Women’s University. I work with children, adolescents, and families in Spanish and English. I enjoy doing individual sessions as well as family therapy.

I have worked in psychiatric in-patient and out-outpatient hospitals, schools, community centers and churches in the metroplex. I have training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Christian counseling, Anger management, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Substance Abuse treatment. My clinical interests include depression, anxiety, domestic violence, substance abuse, grief and loss issues, anger management, and music and art therapy.  

I believe that as humans we learn better by doing rather than just talking. That is why, I incorporate art, music and other hands on activities to help a client better understand the new life skills discussed. I hope to journey alongside you and help you learn the tools you need to successfully navigate the storm you may be facing to find peace and well-being.

Marlene Filla, LMFT

​My name is Marlene Filla and I am a bilingual licensed​ Marriage and Family therapist who has worked in the mental health area for 25 years. In 1998 I obtained my Psychology degree and in 2008 I obtained a Master’s degree in Family Therapy from from Texas Woman’s University.

In 2011 I obtained a certification as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator because I enjoy guiding parents to focus on solutions when dealing with the daily challenges of parenting.

My therapeutic approach falls under Solution Focused Therapy and Psychoanalytic Family Therapy. That means that I put an emphasis on short term goals to help my clients work on their main problems of concern as well as identifying their relational dynamics and ways to improve their family or work relationships.

Marriage and couple's relationships has been one of the areas where I have found a great need for support and help. I have worked with couples of different cultural backgrounds helping them improve their communication skills, learn de-escalation of emotions, management of disagreements and many other topics that are present in daily couple's relationships.

Other areas of experience include anxiety and depression that have been some of the most common symptoms in recent years in our society. I help my clients discover their own potential for change with new coping skills and understanding of the underlying causes that are affecting their lives. 




Belen Parga, LPC

My name is Belen Parga and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Bachelors of Liberal Arts and my Master’s of Educational Psychology Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. I had been working in public education for twenty years as a college academic advisor, professional educator and school counselor in elementary, middle and high school.

I provide counseling services in both English and Spanish. I work with individuals, children, adolescents, families and adults in English and Spanish. My specialized areas of interest include: trauma, grief, depression, anxiety, abuse issues, crisis intervention, school behavioral issues, and anger management. My theoretical approach is client centered, and solution focused. I utilize an eclectic approach based on the individual needs of the client. I have training in EDMR therapy, Child Centered Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am currently working on my certification for EMDR Therapy and Child Center Play Therapy at this time.

I believe play, art and sand tray therapy has a significant impact on children and adolescents as it is the primary language of emotion and can foster brain development. Often times talk therapy is limited as emotions and trauma are often stored in the body where memories can also exist. I look forward to the working alongside with you or your child on this journey of self-discovery and hope.


Lucia Macias, LPC - Intern 

Supervised by Cherry Weaver, LPC

My name is Lucia Macias and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and my Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling both from Tarleton State University.

I provide counseling services in both English and Spanish. My client population includes children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals as well as families.

My theoretical approach is integrative with a focus on cognitive-behavioral and person-centered therapy, but I also tailor the approach depending on my client’s needs. I have worked with cases involving depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, mental health diversion program members, and since I am under supervision I am allowing myself to explore different types of cases. 

Michael Contreras, LPC

My name is Michael Contreras and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of Texas at Dallas and my Master of Science Degree from The University of the Southwest.

I​ provide counseling services in both English and Spanish. My client population includes children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals as well as families.

My theoretical approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy but I rely heavily on an eclectic approach as well depending on the needs of each client.

My clinical interests include: marriage and family counseling, school difficulties and behavior referrals, adolescent issues, crisis intervention, substance abuse, PTSD, and depression. I facilitate numerous groups and skills training curriculum in various topics including adolescent first offenders, anger management, divorce and separation, parenting, and teen issues.

 Heather Bhatt-Davies, LCSW

My name is Heather Davies and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and my Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

I have worked in outpatient, day treatment, and hospital settings. During that time, I have had the privilege of working with diverse populations of a wide range of ages and counseling needs.

I specialize in working with children, adolescents and I take a holistic approach in working with families to achi​eve positive changes. While I primarily utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with my clients, I also have experience in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis and faith based counseling. I enjoy creative expression and often incorporate art and play therapy in my sessions as well.

My clinical interests include: depression, anxiety, anger management issues, ADHD and other school difficulties and behavioral referrals, adolescent issues, parenting and grief and loss.  


Tory Woods, LPC

My name is Tory Woods and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.

My client population includes children, adolescents and adults. I provide individual and family therapy sessions.  

I have experience working with child advocacy centers, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric facilities, correctional facilities, as well as the Texas Department of Family and Protective services.

My theoretical approaches are cognitive behavioral and solution focused. I am also trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children.

My clinical interests include trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management, family violence, substance abuse, marriage and pre-marital counseling and grief and loss.

Carolina Morales, LPC - Intern

Supervised by Michael Contreras, LPC

My name is Carolina Morales and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and my Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling both from Dallas Baptist University.

I provide counseling services in both English and Spanish. My client population includes children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals as well as families.  

My theoretical approach is cognitive-behavioral therapy and existential therapy. However, I heavily rely on an integrative approach depending on the needs of each client. In the past I have worked with cases involving depression, anxiety, stress, anger management, trauma and abuse, and family/relational conflict. Throughout my supervision, I will be expanding my knowledge and expertise in other clinical interests and treatment modalities in order to provide the best possible care for the community. 

Our business personnel is available to assist you in answering any questions you may have regarding our services. In addition, they can help schedule your appointments as well as verify your insurance benefits. 

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