Counselors

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.

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.

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.

Angie Hernandez

MA, LPC-Associate

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

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

MA, 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

MAPC, Intern

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.