CHOOSE HOPE

Primary Location

1400 Preston Rd, Ste 400

Plano, TX 75093

Allen Location

550 Watters Rd, Ste 289

Allen, TX 75013

Irving Location

320 Decker Dr, Ste 100

Irving, TX 75062

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Crystal Lockett-Thomas, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Allen

Crystal J. Lockett-Thomas, M.Ed. LPC, NCC, Clinical Director  - Practice Locations: 1400 Preston Road, Plano, TX & 550 Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013

Crystal J. Lockett-Thomas is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor. She received her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Akron and has extensive experience in working with at-risk youth, concentrating on assisting them in developing healthy perspectives and building high emotional intelligence. She has worked for the Texas Juvenile Justice Department aiding juvenile offenders, specifically those who had committed violent crimes, fostering the process of building empathy and reducing recidivism. Ms. Thomas has training and certification in Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused therapies and Moral Reconation Therapy. She facilitates adolescents and adults addressing a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, suicidal ideation and non-suicidal self-injury. She has found success in treating ADHD, PTSD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, as well as numerous Affective Disorders. Crystal also has experience with adults dealing with co-morbid disorders and employs a collaborative approach with her clients in order to produce the most effective outcomes. Additionally, as Clinical Director, she is responsible for providing support and training for other therapeutic staff members in her private practice agency in order to enhance the overall client experience. In her spare time, she serves as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Collin College educational system.

Kemi

Oluwakemi (Kemi) Adepoju , M.S., LPC - Practice Location: 550 Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013

I have extensive experience in a variety of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, suicidal ideation and cutting. I have successfully treated disorders such as ADHD, PTSD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, Behavioral issues, and Self-Esteem issues. I employ a collaborative approach with my clients in order to produce the most effective outcomes.

I have experience treating patients for a variety of emotional health concerns. My clinical practice focuses on Cognitive, Behavioral, and Solution-focus Therapy working with families, couples and individuals of all ages. My goal is to help clients become self aware and learn how to mitigate unhealthy behaviors. As a certified EMDR professional my expertise spans a myriad of concerns including but not limited to:  Depression, Anger Dyscontrol, Stress, Marriage and Relationships, Grief & Loss, Family issues and Life Success Coaching.

Patricia Batoba-Jones, MA, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Allen

Patricia Batoba-Jones, M.S., LCSW - Practice Location: 550 Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013

Born and raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I moved to the USA at the age of 15 with my family to pursue the American dream. I obtained my Master's degree in social work from Texas A&M University-Commerce. I am a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys helping clients improve their quality of life. I am a Christian, wife, mother, therapist, author and speaker. I work with adults, adolescents and women dealing with stress, anxiety, grief, depression, OCD, ADHD, ADD and general life challenges. I counsel with a compassionate, collaborative approach often incorporating my academic training with Christian principles.

Blanca

Blanca Kleinfall, M.S., LPC -  Practice Locations: 1400 Preston Road, Plano, TX & 550 Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013

Every person has good and bad days, but sometimes we need help with the bad days. Whether that's the stress of daily life, an abusive past, or working on current relationships, I'm confident I can help guide you through the bad days and bring a different perspective that will help you take back control of your life.

I have 5 plus years of experience as a counselor and have worked specifically with patients who have experienced trauma relating to domestic violence and sexual assault.  I have also worked with clients who are working through anxiety & depression, marriage infidelity, grief/grieving, and women dealing with pregnancy/miscarriage/abortion issues, and post-partum. I also enjoy working with adolescents who are experiencing depression and anxiety and who might also want to work on social skills.  

I earned a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of North Texas at Denton and a Masters of Education in community counseling from the University of North Texas at Dallas.  

James

James Olson, M.S., LPC - Practice Location: 320 Decker Drive, Irving, TX 75062 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, I have training and practice with Motivational Interviewing and experience in treating trauma-related Mental-Health problems in adults. I have experience in Trauma therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused modalities.

My training and experience allow me to be an effective clinician to address a host of problems including depression and anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, parenting or relationship concerns. I am able to assist with faith-related concerns as well as provide a secular experience. I have worked in a variety of settings including private practice as an intern and Licensed counselor, non-profit work with youths, managed care for the elderly and in supportive roles with working professionals.

 I have an interactive style and I view the counseling relationship as a collaborative endeavor with the goal of assisting the client in finding and implementing solutions to their problems.

Yolanda

Yolanda Parker, M.S., LPC -  Practice Location: 550 Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013

Yolanda Parker possesses over 11 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Her experience includes school and community mental health setting working with individuals, family and group counseling. Her specializations encompass mood and anxiety disorders as well as behavioral issues in youth, trauma work and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Cleveland State University, a master’s degree in school counseling and a post-master’s in clinical counseling from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tarnicia Durham, M.S., LPC - Practice Locations: 550 Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013 & 1400 Preston Road, Plano, TX 75093

Tarnicia

Tarnicia is a Mississippi native, earning a degree from Mississippi State University in 2008.  She has over 9 years of experience treating depression, anxiety, and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in behavioral modification in children and addressing self-esteem and depression in adolescent girls and women.  Through the use of cognitive behavioral therapy, rational-emotive behavioral therapy, and existentialism, she assists others in developing life skills to deal with and address day to day challenges in an effort to live a more healthy and satisfying life.  She believes maintenance of mental health is paramount in reaching self-actualization, as the awareness of oneself aides in a positive outlook on life, thus strengthening the belief that anything is possible. 

Berkley PETE Bailey, M.S., LPCI & LCDC - Practice Locations: 1400 Preston Road, Plano, TX & 550 Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013

Pete

Specializing in counseling teens, families, and first responders. I earned a Master of Science in Counseling/Clinical Mental Health from Texas A&M University Commerce and 32 years of public service experience. This background enables me to help those who have experienced trauma, or may be in crisis. I am here to help you, and provide the best and most therapeutic mental healthcare possible. The teen years are a pivotal and transformational time in a person's life. Sometimes you need someone to talk to that is only focused on your well being to help you understand life's changes. I offer evidence based & science backed therapies. I am trauma informed, and use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered, and Solution Focused orientations.

I offer services in person or online for client convenience. All you need is a tablet, smart phone or PC and a good internet connection. Counseling in the safety and privacy of your own home, office or other safe place. The sooner therapy starts the sooner healing begins. Greet the sun everyday, because tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life!

Veronica Johnson M.S., LPC - Practice Locations: 1400 Preston Road, Plano, TX & 550 Watters Road, Allen, TX 75013

Veronica’s goal is to help others grow, regain peace, joy and healing in their lives by providing empathy, encouragement and support.  She helps her clients define the tools needed to overcome obstacles, deescalate situations, make better choices and negotiate positive outcomes to be the best they can be via individual and group counseling.

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Veronica is a dedicated, knowledgeable eclectic counselor with experience working with adults and children (13-80 years old) from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds using clinically tested and evidence-based interventions.    

Prior to making a life changing decision to help others Veronica worked over twenty-five years in the corporate world as an Executive Assistant.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2001) and Master of Arts in Counseling (2004) from Webster University in St. Louis, MO.  She began her career in Social Services in 2005 and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2012 in Missouri and received her Texas license in 2017. 

Veronica is a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and Texas Counseling Association (TCA). 

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