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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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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Jennifer L. Parker, M. Ed., LPC-A

Supervised by Neecie Moore, Ph.D., LPC-S

Jennifer L. Parker, M. Ed., LPC-A

Jennifer L. Parker, M. Ed., LPC-A

Jennifer received her Master’s of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas in 2007 with a specialization in community, marriage and family counseling. She has additional work in couple’s counseling, career development, group counseling, and suicide intervention and prevention. She also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology from the University of North Texas.

Her experience includes counseling elementary school children through crisis groups and art therapy as well as in-patient and out-patient therapy groups, assessments, and individual counseling for a psychiatric care facility. Her volunteer work includes mentoring foster children, adolescents, visiting patients in assisted living homes, and caring for the physically and mentally challenged. She has also worked as an advisor to undergraduate university students at North Texas. Jennifer has a heart for adolescents and runs a summer day-camp dedicated to promoting self-confidence for teen and pre-teen girls. Jennifer hopes to help individuals and families find healing in order to live their life with purpose and joy.

Jennifer is a wife and mother of three children. She loves hearing people’s stories and getting to know people on a deeper level. She enjoys learning American Sign Language. For fun, Jennifer likes to travel and explore small towns and new places, she appreciates a good book, good conversation and hanging out with her family.

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Amber Ensign, MACP, LPC

Amber Ensign, MACP, LPC

Amber Ensign, MACP, LPC

Amber has been practicing therapy for approximately 10 years; the last three of which have been working in trauma counseling with children, adolescents, and caregivers. She has experience working with individuals who struggle with substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, self-harm, and general life concerns. Amber is trained in evidenced-based, trauma informed therapies such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is a certified TF-CBT provider, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR, as well as Child Centered Play Therapy (CCPT) and traditional talk therapy. Whether you are looking for someone to provide an outside perspective on life, seeking a specific form of therapy, or are drawn to faith-based, Biblical counseling Amber might just be the counselor for you.

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Chelsea Cheek , MS, LPC-A

Supervised by Julia Stacy, MA, LPC-S 

Chelsea Cheek

Chelsea Cheek , MS, LPC-A

Chelsea received her Masters of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce with NCC certification. While navigating through College and working in the field, Chelsea has placed an emphasis on addressing issues concerning; trauma and abuse, addiction, depression, bi-polar and anxiety. She has had previous experience at Glen Oaks Hospital in Greenville, TX, holding psycho-educational group sessions and individual therapy and treatment for the outpatient program. The approach she utilizes to combat these issues in therapy is evidence-based CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Chelsea meets with teenagers and adults who are seeking help in life transitions, self-image, PTSD, emotional control/stability and relapse.

Chelsea places an emphasis on the understanding that, in-session, is a safe-accepting place to share without judgment. With a healthy, authentic and genuine therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist Chelsea uses herself as an instrument to aid in self-discovery, growth and healing.

Chelsea finds joy in spending her free time with her dog and friends. Hobbies such as painting, lifting, diy projects and nice afternoon walks around a lake.

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