Family & Personal Counselors in Keller, TX

Offering A Highly Personalized Approach

Dr. Gina Galloway

Dr. Gina Galloway

Dr. Gina Galloway holds a Ph.D. in counseling from the University of North Texas. Her education also includes a masters degree in counseling from the University of North Texas and a bachelors degree in psychology from Austin College.  Dr. Galloway is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed professional counselor supervisor, and a registered play therapist.

Dr. Galloway studied and practiced play therapy under the supervision of Dr. Garry Landreth.  She has extensive experience counseling individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with abuse, trauma, grief, depression, emotional and behavioral disorders.

Dr. Galloway’s clinical experience includes counseling at community agencies,  a residential treatment center for people with drug and alcohol addictions, a university counseling center, and an elementary and high school. She has extensive teaching experience at the university level, has presented at local, state, and national conferences, and currently serves as an adjunct professor in the counseling program at the University of North Texas.  Dr. Galloway is a member of North Texas Families in Transition and Tarrant County Family Professionals.

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Rachael Patterson

Family & Personal Counselors in Keller: Rachael Patterson

Rachael Patterson, M.Ed., LPC

Rachael Patterson is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Rachael earned her M.Ed. in Counseling with specializations in community counseling and play therapy from the University of North Texas. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications – Public Relations and a minor in Psychology from Abilene Christian University.

Rachael has experience working in a university mental health clinic, community schools, and a non-profit community counseling center. Rachael has facilitated adolescent support and psycho-educational groups as well as parenting skills and parenting support groups. Rachael specializes in working with individual children, adolescents and adults with a variety of concerns including but not limited to grief, trauma, behavioral issues, anxiety, divorce and other major life transitions, abuse, relationship issues, and adoption. Rachael’s passion is working with the entire family to empower each member of the family and to create a healthier and happier atmosphere in the home.

Rachael enjoys reading, nature, watching and playing sports and spending time with her family. Rachael loves meeting new people, hearing about their lives, and partnering with them as they work through difficult situations. Rachael believes in counseling as a partnership in which both counselor and client form a strong relationship and work together to help the client grow and gain awareness.

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Ashley Shovel

Ashley Shovel, MS, LPC

Ashley Shovel, MS, LPC

Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Master’s degree in professional counseling with specialized coursework in trauma and play therapy. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and adults who experienced sexual or psychological trauma, Anxiety, Depression, co-dependency, and low self-esteem. Ashley works with individuals and families who need help to improve parenting and co-parenting skills, communication, and grief. She has additional experience treating Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, life transitions, and oppositional/behavioral struggles. Ashley places a high value on establishing a therapeutic relationship by providing an accepting and non-judgmental environment. She views this relationship as an essential component of healing and self-discovery. Ashley strives for authenticity and directness. She can help you improve self-image, reduce shame, increase confidence, and reduce negative beliefs about self.

Her work with trauma led her to seek specialized training in childhood sexual abuse, self worth, and resiliency. This training includes play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Ashley finds happiness spending time with her son, husband, and dog, running outdoors, and eating all types of food.

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Chelsea Bessinger

Chelsea Bessinger

Chelsea Bessinger, MS, LPC

I fell in love with counseling when I was sixteen years old. I was in a class called Peer Assistant Leadership Skills (PALS). I felt so honored to be allowed into these children’s lives, and I knew I was going to do anything and everything possible to be a part of this world. I have always been drawn to working with adolescents and children because I want to give a voice to those that are not sure how to express what is going on. I have been fortunate to work with individuals of all ages and all different backgrounds, from life transitions to past sexual abuse. I incorporate expressive arts into my session because it is not only a passion of mine, but it opens up another avenue for insight and awareness.

I have grown up in this wonderful town and watched it become the beautiful community it is now. I enjoy seeing art and making art, reading, going to parks with my dog, Winter Rose, and traveling. I enjoy learning about the world in whatever way I can. I try to include working out and yoga into my weekly routine to keep myself fresh and healthy. Self-care is important and something that I am constantly trying to work on.

I went to Texas Tech University where I received my Bachelors in Psychology then I decided to come back to DFW, and went the University of North Texas and received my Masters of Science in Counseling.

Winter Rose is currently in training to become a licensed therapy dog and assist in animal-assisted therapy when she is ready. She loves people, pets, and treats! She is the sweetest pup and loves when people come say hello. You may see her walking around the office when we are not in session working.

Winter and I cannot wait to meet you and your family and be a part of your journey.

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Erin Anthony

Erin Anthony

Erin Anthony, M.Ed., LPC

Erin Anthony, M.Ed., LPC saw her first client at GCC in 2013, and prior to that gained experience at the Child and Family Resource Center in Denton, TX, as well as in Denton County schools, non-profits, and an Autism treatment center in Roanoke, TX.  Since her first session a decade ago, she has developed an interest in addressing a variety of concerns, including grief, trauma, Selective Mutism, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Autism, and parenting challenges. Mostly, Erin experiences enthusiasm for the individuals themselves, and never takes it for granted when a client invites her into their story. In addition to play therapy, Erin has found a passion for sand tray therapy and animal-assisted therapy, with the help of her Border Collie, Winston. Winston retired in 2018, but his fellow Border Collie, Scout, is training to follow in his footsteps.

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