Counselors

Kelseo Kreatschman

Kelso Kreatschman, M.A. LPC. LMFT.

Assistant Director of Counseling and Spiritual Care.

Kelso is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas, who specializes in troubled teen and adolescent issues, codependency, shame, intrapersonal and interpersonal relationship issues, family dynamics, issues facing college students, substance abuse issues. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her master’s degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Kelso is trained in Family Systems, Structural Family Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is able to conduct therapy through an integrative model of faith and counseling. Kelso has worked with adults, young adults, and adolescents in a variety of settings by conducting individual and family therapy in clinical partial hospitalization program, private practice, university, and addiction rehabilitation settings. She also enjoys further assisting her clients by facilitating group therapy and implementing psychoeducation within her sessions.

Debbie Newhouse

Debbie Newhouse, M.A. LPC.

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.

Joy Oliveira

Joy Oliveira, M.A. 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.

Philips Efe

Philips Efe, M.A. 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.

Jacqueline (Jackie) Taylor

Jackie Taylor, M.A. 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

Rachael Ren, M.A. 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.

Angie Hernandez

Angie Hernandez, M.A. LPC-Associate.

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

Spanish and English speaker.

Angie Hernandez received her Masters in Professional Counseling from DBU and is currently working towards licensure. Angie believes that healing is a journey and she rejoices to be able to encourage and support people no matter where they are in life.  She believes that all wounds need a place to be safely processed so she makes it her priority to create a place where all individuals can find truth, freedom, and hope. No matter what you believe or where life has taken you, Angie considers it an honor to work with all people. Angie enjoys working specifically with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, and clients struggling with grief.  Angie also is capable to counsel in Spanish and has an understanding for multicultural students.  

Victoria Whitaker

Victoria Witaker, M.A. LPC- Associate.

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

Victoria received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Texas State University. She continued to receive her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate and is passionate about helping the lost and found through restoration and healing under the supervision of Dr. Jordan Davis. Victoria has experience working with various issues such as anxiety, self-development, low-self-esteem, anger management, depression, childhood trauma, and group therapy. She has formed her theoretical approach to counseling by incorporating CBT-TF, Person-Centered, and DBT practices. She believes counseling is a place where individuals find their voice by the stories they share. Victoria believes in creating a space where an individual is seen, heard, and accepted. Victoria believes that true healing takes place when understanding begins.

Anjhara Garces

Anjhara Garces, MAPC.

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

Anjhara Garces, a bilingual graduate of Dallas Baptist University, was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, and raised in Boerne, Texas. She received her B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in Professional Counseling from DBU. Anjhara enjoys working with Hispanic and non-Hispanic clients in identity development, self-worth, depression, anxiety, and healing, among other interests. She strives to create a warm, non-judgmental environment that encourages clients to gain awareness of themselves and to discover a healthy consolidated identity while breaking unfulfilling patterns. Anjhara is passionate about meeting people right where they are and believes that all have the capacity within themselves to grow, change, and live with purpose.

Wendy Hsu

Wendy Hsu, MAPC.

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

Wendy graduated from Dallas Baptist University, with her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. Wendy uses her expertise to help college students who are struggling with academic stress, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-worth issues. Wendy has an extensive background in counseling young students in Taiwan. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and counsels from a Biblical mindset. She strives to get to the root of her client’s problems with a gentle hand and a prayerful heart.

Huy Lam

Huy Lam, M.A. LPC-Associate.

Supervised by Candace Chuyou-Campbell, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S

Huy earned a Master Degree in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at Texas A&M University - Commerce which he hopes to complete in 2025. His professional interests include: couples, family, and religious and spiritual issues in counseling. Being fluent in both English and Vietnamese, he's also an avid advocate for mental health in Vietnamese community. Huy believes therapy is essentially a relationship which facilitates change. He sees himself as a fellow hiker walking beside his clients as they explore the uncharted territory of life. These terrains can be dangerous and formidable. However, in the depths of our fear lies a tremendous potential for growth. Huy aims to tap into this reservoir of strength that is inherent in every single person, so they can rise to the challenge of life and blossom. In order to do so he wants to understand his clients' wants, needs, fears, dreams and provide strategic skills and insights when necessary.

Elizabeth (Guanghua) Shi

Elizabeth (Guanghua) Shi, M.A. LPC-Associate.

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

Elizabeth (Guanghua) Shi was born in China. She received her Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling from the Asian Theological Seminary in the Philippines. She also obtained a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Tarleton State University. In the past, she has conducted counseling with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. She values each of her clients. She strives to provide a safe and non-judgmental place for her clients to share their concerns and explore their world. Elizabeth seeks to establish a strong connection with her clients. She helps her clients to experience healing through encountering their emotional needs and strengthening their inner selves.

Pennie Raymond

Pennie Raymond, M.A.MFT., M.A. Healthcare Management.

Supervised by Jack David Dickerson, LPC-S., LMFT-S.

Pennie received her Bachelor of Applied Science in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University. She received her Master of Arts in Healthcare Management from Dallas Baptist University and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University. She is also SYMBIS (Save Your Marriage Before It Starts) certified. Pennie is a family and marriage behavioral health care service professional with over twenty-five years of experience in premarital and marriage counseling, social work, community service, casework management, family support counseling, teen literary, court-ordered juvenile remediation, adolescence at-risk intervention, and crisis intervention. The hallmark of Pennie’s collaborative client-center professional approach is her biblical orientation and evidence-based perspective of honoring and taking to heart the concerns of the client. In using cognitive-behavior and solution-focused therapy, integrated with biblical principles as interventions for change, Pennie focuses on the treatment of the whole person by considering their emotional, behavioral, contextual, and spiritual needs. With professional assistance and God’s grace, Pennie believes healing, reconciliation, and solutions to our problems can be achieved. Pennie has worked with a diversity of groups in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Texas. Pennie has been married for over 35 years, and with her husband, they have raised one child. Pennie’s areas of concentration include premarital & marital counseling, teen issues, couples, women’s issues, self-esteem issues, parenting issues, depression, spiritual guidance and stress management.

Ismenia Ramirez

Ismenia Ramirez, M.Ed.

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

Spanish and English speaker.

Ismenia graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Education in Counselor Education. She offers bilingual counseling services and strives to provide individualized and culturally-sensitive services. As a counselor, she is passionate about providing clients a safe, supportive, and compassionate therapeutic environment where they can grow and explore themselves. Ismenia has experience working with diverse individuals on various issues such as anxiety, depression, self-worth, relationships, and trauma. Ismenia views counseling as a collaborative experience where the therapeutic relationship drives meaningful change and growth.

April Aspgren

April Apsgren, MABC, Th.M., JD.

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

April empowers and equips young adult leaders with healthy coping skills for serving a broken world. She also comes alongside seasoned professionals and caregivers and helps them develop self-care practices for serving sustainably. April believes in leadership by example - How well can you lead people in an organization or help someone understand their story or work through their issues, if you have not invested in yourself first by taking time to understand your story and work through your issues? April practices cognitive behavioral therapy, helping people notice and take captive their thoughts, which may result in changed feelings and behavior. She will also integrate faith and spiritual disciplines for clients seeking a holistic approach. Prior to DBU, April served with a local hospice program and a local residential treatment program and gained experience with processing grief from unresolved losses, processing trauma from unresolved physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse, adopting positive coping skills to replace negative coping or numbing skills (substance abuse, overeating, and other forms of addiction), and managing anxiety, depression, bipolar, autism, and neurocognitive decline (dementia, Alzheimer’s). April’s prior educational experience includes a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Juris Doctor from American University’s Washington College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College. April’s prior professional experience includes litigating civil defense complex business and insurance disputes at a large international law firm and a small local law firm and serving as a Combat Engineer Officer in the United States Marine Corps.

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Peighton Pulley
 

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