Jennifer Locklear founded Lewisville Family Counseling, PLLC in January 2012 and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy. Jennifer is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients including children ages 6 and up, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. Among her areas of expertise are cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of depression and anxiety; yoga for emotional health, breathing, and meditation; mindfulness; Gottman method couples counseling; substance abuse and addiction; grief counseling; parenting support; and counseling for behavioral issues. Jennifer also has an interest in spirituality and, if a client chooses, can integrate spirituality into the counseling experience.
Emily Compton is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina who works with children age 8 and up, teens, and adults. Emily is passionate about working with individuals who have eating disorders. She has an eclectic therapeutic style and pulls from a variety of evidence-based practices including dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and family based therapy. Upon graduating from graduate school, Emily began working with individuals who have a diagnosis of depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and various psychotic disorders. Emily has also worked with individuals who have physical and developmental disabilities and their families. Emily believes in a collaborative and strengths-based approach to treatment and enjoys helping patients to describe their experiences in a unique and non-judgmental manner as they move toward recovery.
Robyn Noftle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in North Carolina and works with adolescents and adults, ages 12 and up, at Lewisville Family Counseling. Robyn has experience working with individuals with a variety of mental and emotional issues, including: anxiety disorders, panic attacks, depression, maternal mental health, life changes, school/work problems, self-harm, and relationship issues. She primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but also pulls from other approaches such as solution-focused therapy, systems theory, mindfulness, and strengths-based approaches.
Gabriella Drouillard-Moser is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate. She works with individual adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups. Gabriella works with all couples (LGBTQIAP affirming) in all phases of their relationship to bridge the gap in communication that can result in a fractured marriage or relationship. She also specializes in group therapy, especially in treating addiction. Gabriella believes that group therapy can be incredibly influential in recovery especially for adolescents. Gabriella also offers career counseling from the lens of a counselor and the lens of a woman who was in the business sector for her first career. Gabriella uses a wide variety of interventions including cognitive behavioral, mindfulness-based, strength based, family systems and attachment therapies as well as Gottman. She believes in meeting a client where they are and using the treatment best fit for that individual. Gabriella is also open to integrate spirituality into counseling sessions upon client request.
Kelly Poehailos is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who serves children, adolescents, and adults, with a special interest in trauma and maternal mental health. She is passionate about helping clients flourish by providing a safe and empathetic environment to grow and heal within their own life journey. Kelly has experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, grief, trauma, and women’s/maternal mental health issues. She is certified in EMDR Level 1 and 2 and has an eclectic approach using a variety of evidence- based practices including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Approach, Gestalt Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy and other trauma based therapies. Kelly believes in the integrated view of the human person, mind, body, and soul, and that each person is called to flourish and hope. If a client chooses, she is open to provide Christ- centered care upon request.
Kervins Clement is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate in North Carolina. He sees adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He is currently working towards his PhD at UNCG. Kervins has experience working with a variety of mental and emotional challenges, such as addiction, relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, guilt, shame, and family conflict. He also specializes in Sex and Love Addiction. Kervins has a passion for helping individuals and couples live their best lives. Counseling can be one step towards creating that full, authentic life, and Kervins would love to join you on that journey.
Mark Chrisinger is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC). He provides indivudal therapy for ages 16 and up and works primarily with clients experiencing anxiety, mood dysregulation, and post-traumatic stress. Mark’s work is founded in mindfulness practice, polyvagal theory, psychodynamic theory, and person-centered theory. He sees therapy as a gentle, client-paced process of increasing awareness and tolerance of mental-emotional experience and stimulating new wellness-promoting behaviors. Mark is trained in brainspotting, which he uses in the treatment of trauma. He is also certified in the Safe and Sound Protocol, an acoustic therapy used in the treatment of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, trauma, and sensory processing sensitivity. He is interested in working more with neurodiverse clients and clients with diverse gender and sexual identities.
Tina Chu is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of North Carolina who works with children, adolescents, and adults, ages 7-21, incorporating family counseling as needed. She enjoys working alongside each individual to navigate through the various struggles that life may bring. She is supportive and empathetic to the needs of all of her clients and understands that everyone is unique and different in their own way. She meets each individual where they are and at a pace that is comfortable for them. She believes the most important part of the therapeutic process is establishing a strong relationship, built on trust and honesty. Tina has experience working with those who have difficulties with a wide range of symptoms related but not limited to anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, life changes, school problems, and defiance. Her approach is person-centered and strengths-based. She focuses on self-empowerment towards healing and resilience. Tina utilizes components of CBT, DBT, MI, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, Music and Art Therapy in her sessions.
Melissa Griswold Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who works primarily with adults and young adults and graduated with her Bachelors and Master’s Degree at Appalachian State University in Social Work with a concentration in Individuals and Families. Her specialties lie in treating depression, anxiety, grief, mood disorders, borderline personality disorder, unhealthy eating patterns and self image, trauma, life changes and transitions. Melissa utilizes multiple therapy interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Training, Attachment Theory, trauma informed care and grief counseling in dynamic capacities to address each client’s individual needs. She is also fully certified in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. Her experience ranges from working as a school based therapist to serving nursing homes and assisted living facilities, offering unique perspectives in each.
Self discovery is a helpful tool in developing a relationship with therapist and yourself as well as understanding your relationship with others. Journaling, personality tests, and exploring causes for thought processes can be helpful in identifying and honoring your true self. Melissa also has experience with the importance of health and nutrition as a factor in mental health. Her approach includes utilizing neuroscience and updated research to encourage better self understanding and increase practical coping skills. She fosters a warm, open hearted therapy experience to work along side of patients to identify social, physical, emotional, spiritual, and personal goals that break down barriers to achieving healing and joy.
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Nkecha Rucker is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina. She serves clients from 12 years of age to adults in individual and group settings. She works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, trauma, and grief. Her primary therapeutic approach is Cognitive Based Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Therapy. She brings many years of experience in the field of education as a Special Education Teacher, Instructional Coach and Professional Development Specialist, and specializes in secondary/post-secondary transitions (academic and mental health) and learning disabilities. Nkecha believes in servant leadership and reflective practice. She has a passion for supporting others in their journey towards self-discovery and leading more purposeful and meaningful lives.
Anne-Hampton Harden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina who works with children, adolescents, and adults, ages 10 and older. Anne-Hampton is passionate about working with clients with a trauma history and has experience working with individuals managing a variety of mental health diagnoses, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, etc. In her work, Anne-Hampton utilizes several evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and others. Anne-Hampton strives to always meet her clients exactly where they are and provide a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to process through their life experiences.
Tanya Depetris is completing her internship in August and we are excited to announce that she will be returning to Lewisville Family Counseling (LFC) in the fall. As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA), she will be ready to see new clients.
Destiney is a graduate counseling intern working toward her licensure as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). She is currently completing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Wake Forest University and has studied psychology academically for 6 years. She completed her undergraduate studies at Greensboro College where she received her B.S.in Psychology with a minor in English in 2019. Throughout Destiney’s experience as an intern, the clients that she has previously worked with were exposed to daily-life stressors and experienced anxiety, depression, relational issues as well as some court mandated cases for DWI’s, substance abuse, and child abuse. Destiney’s counseling work is primarily focused on being a sounding board for her clients in helping them achieve and maintain a strong sense of self, self-esteem, and confidence overall. Issues that clients address in counseling sessions are emotional and physical trauma, personal, professional, and other relationship issues. Destiney’s primary theoretical orientation is a cognitive behavioral therapeutic approach as well as an emphasis on solution-focused therapy. With both approaches, she strives to utilize the client’s strengths, communication styles, and desires as a constructive path to attaining their individual goals. Destiney is excited to be interning at Lewisville Family Counseling and is confident that her time here will give her a myriad of experience. Destiney is passionate about helping others as well as creating a safe space for her clients to promote growth and healing.
Jessica is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina who works with children ages 4 and up, teens, and adults. She has enjoyed working mainly with children, adolescents, and families. She has specific experience with family systems, trauma, and crisis, which she addresses through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and art therapy. Her work has given her the chance to help adolescents experiencing depression, anxiety, self-harm, and several other challenges. Jessica also provides parenting support for families with children who have behavioral concerns, as well as individual therapy to young children.
Jake Ottman is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) who works with adolescents and adults, ages 13 and up. He has experience utilizing mindfulness-based approaches in the treatment of depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, and OCD. Jake's approach to therapy is calming and introspective, and he believes that the therapeutic setting offers a space for the individuals and couples he works with to discover greater clarity and insight. This awareness, when coupled with acceptance and compassion, can help clients achieve their goals and enrich their day-to-day lives. Jake utilizes a variety of approaches including ACT, CBT, and MBSR. He is also currently being trained in Somatic Experiencing for the treatment of trauma, and Gottman for couples therapy.
Kim Freeman works as Lewisville Family Counseling's Office Manager. Kim brings over 30 years of medical experience to our practice. Kim works closely with our clients and counselors and is happy to help answer any questions you may have.
Kim can be contacted at [email protected] or at 336-945-0137.
Denise Hunt is Lewisville Family Counseling's Insurance Specialist. Denise partners with our counselors and clients to work through the complexities of health insurance. Whether you are a current client or are exploring counseling options, if you have questions about your insurance coverage, Denise can work with you to help you understand the process and determine what your health insurance says about your coverage.
Denise can be contacted at [email protected]
Sherrie Turner is Lewisville Family Counseling's Administrative Assistant. Sherrie works closely between our counselors and our clients to facilitate the process of scheduling new clients and to provide assistance to our current clients when needed. Her goal is to help match each client with the most appropriate counselor for his/her unique situation, and she strives to make it as easy as possible to take the first step and schedule that first appointment.
Sherrie can be contacted at [email protected] or at 336-945-0137.