Counselors

Molly Hatley

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

Molly graduated with her BA in Psychology from DBU. She went on to receive her MA in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and has been working as a counselor at DBU since then. Molly loves working with individuals who suffer from mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar, as well as those dealing with grief, trauma, family issues, transition, and low self-worth. Molly believes that true healing and joy are found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ, but she loves to meet people where they are, even if they don’t share her worldview. Her goal is to help individuals walk in more freedom, better understand themselves, and become more grounded in the lens through which they see the world.

Debbie Newhouse

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

A wife to Greg Newhouse for 23 years and mother of five, Debbie received her B.A.S. in Psychology with a minor in Christian Ministry from DBU in 2013. Throughout the years, Debbie has begun women’s ministry, teacher training, children’s training, and has assisted in counseling women and couples in a pastoral setting. She and her husband have worked with couples in crisis and currently are working with couples as Pre-Marriage Mentors at The Church on Rush Creek in Arlington, TX.

Cathryn Ligon

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

Cathryn graduated with an accelerated Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. As a licensed professional counselor intern (LPC-Intern), she is able to assess, diagnose, and treat mental and emotional disorders under the supervision of Dr. Jordan Davis. Her professional experiences, combined with her ability to be open-minded, empathic, and uphold appropriate boundaries, have led her clients to positive outcomes. Cathryn is passionate about working with individuals who struggle with life adjustments, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, grief, family issues, childhood trauma, sexual trauma, conflict resolution, and eating disorders. As an LPC-Intern Cathryn’s experience and dedication have taught her the importance of providing genuine care to clients by using a comprehensive approach and creating a supportive and safe environment that fosters growth. Cathryn is passionate about mental health awareness and normalizing counseling; It’s okay to ask for help.

Nicole Parker

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor­-Associate and is passionate about counseling those in their darkest hour under the supervision of Dr. Jordan Davis.  Nicole has experience working with couples, support groups, and individuals who struggle with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, sexual addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, perfectionism, childhood abuse, and trauma. Nicole seeks to understand and care for each client, regardless of their worldview or belief system. She desires to see all of her clients heal, grow, and become all they were designed to be. Nicole believes that true healing comes from knowing and enjoying Jesus and is humbled to join the healing journey of others.

Joy Oliveira

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

Joy graduated with her B.A in Psychology and her M.A in Professional Counseling from DBU. As a counselor, Joy enjoys working with identity development, self-worth, and multicultural issues. She practices counseling from a humanistic perspective, and values the reflective experience of change. Lastly, Joy’s research interest include, professional identity development, multicultural competencies, and counseling education.

Lana Scott

Lana received her BA in psychology at Texas A&M University and her MA in Professional Counseling at DBU. She is currently working in order to achieve licensure as a professional counselor. Lana enjoys working with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, trauma, grief and life adjustment. She finds joy in helping her clients walk through the transitions of life in a more effective way. Lana believes that with Jesus Christ, all individuals are able to find true healing and comfort. She is excited for God to use her as she helps her clients attain peace.

Mariana de Almeida

Born and raised in Brazil, Mariana received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Estacio de Sa University. She worked as a counselor in settings that helped students and families who struggled with life adjustment, motor, and mental disabilities. In 2012, Mariana came to the United States to study Theology and Music and, in 2019, received her Dual Masters in Professional Counseling and Ministerial Discipleship. Mariana has continued her work as a counselor at DBU since then. She is currently working on her Doctoral program in Educational leadership, researching about the study of emotional intelligence and quality of life. Mariana believes in the importance of a relationship with God and the application of psychology to empower individuals to promote freedom and change.

Patricia Silva

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

Patricia was born and raised in Brazil and has been living in Dallas, TX since 2013. She graduated with her MA in Professional Counseling from DBU. Whether you’re a Christian or not, Patricia sees how pain affects all of us. She loves helping people see their true worth, and heal from any kind of trauma, abuse and rejection they might have experienced in the past. Her heart is for individuals who may be losing hope. Patricia trusts that, by God’s grace, she can see you free from those wounds, reaching the great potential that was placed in you when you were born.

Philips Efe

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

Philips Efe, a graduate of DBU, was born in Nigeria and has been happily married for 25 years with two adult children. He is passionate about helping clients develop and maintain healthy lifestyles by engaging them in a process of making regular intentional life choices and decisions that promote mental health and total well-being to achieve spiritual, physical, social, and emotional stability within a collaborative therapeutic yet professional relationship. Philips’ goal of counseling is to come alongside all clients irrespective of their status and help them become more self-aware, develop healthy coping skills and a strong sense of identity and confidence in an empathic, nurturing and supportive environment so they can handle life’s challenges and stresses in a productive manner. Philips enjoys working with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, adhd, low self-esteem, marriage as well as internationals struggling with acculturation issues.

Dreyton Wyatt

Dreyton received a BA in Psychology from Evangel University and completed his MA in Professional Counseling at DBU. Working as a counselor at DBU, Dreyton enjoys the chance to join others in their life's journey through anxiety, grief, shame, and self-exploration. It is his hope to meet people where they are and to help them experience meaningful change through insight and application of appropriate tools and concepts.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Taylor

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

Jackie Taylor graduated from DBU with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in 2011 and a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2015. She retired after a 31-year career with Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections as a Probation Officer in 2019. Jackie’s passion is working with individuals who find it difficult at times to find their purpose in life. She enjoys listening to her clients unpack their stories to help rebuild their lives through biblically-based counseling. She believes we are all born with gifts and talents and her greatest gift is of an encourager to others. Jackie believes her greatest accomplishments happened because someone believed in her and because of that belief, it has propelled her into a career in Counseling. One of her favorite scriptures and constant self-talk is Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God.

Rachael Ren

MA, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Jordan Davis, Ph.D., LPC-S

Rachael graduated from DBU with her bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Counseling. She is currently an LPC-Intern supervised by Dr. Davis. Rachael is passionate about counseling and helping clients in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-harm, spirituality, life changes, loneliness, family, relationships, and self-esteem. Her goal is to walk alongside clients in a collaborative and humble way to see how God is leading them.