Grace-Counseling | Lewisville Texas
Fort Worth and Lewisville Grace Counseling Center

Grace Counseling Center

Located in the heart of Lewisville, Texas, Grace Counseling Center has an elite team of counselors working to improve the lives of children, teens, and adults every day. Those who suffer from depression, anxiety, or any mental health issue experience symptoms in their own unique way, which is why we offer our clients a diverse selection of counselors in order to meet the distinct needs of each individual. To find the mental health counselor who is right for you, simply read our staff bios below and move one step closer to finding the help you not only need but deserve. To make an appointment with your counselor, please Contact Us or Call 800-972-0643 and we will help you take the next step to starting a happier and healthier life.

Cheryl Rayl | Grace Counseling

Cheryl Rayl, MS, LPC-S, MAC

CEO, Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, MAC

Phone: 800 972 0643

Cheryl Rayl, LPC-S, MAC has been in the behavioral health field for over 25 years. She has experience working with struggling adolescents and elderly clients, professionally trained to treat individuals suffering from debilitating mental health disorders while also providing care to those battling the disease of addiction. Cheryl has counseled clients in various settings, treating individuals, couples and families, and facilitating a myriad of group therapy sessions focused on numerous psychological issues. She is also meets the qualifications for Substance Abuse Professionals according to DOT regulations and is an approved evaluator for the Professional Recovery Network, Cheryl has a passion for helping others, and this passion carries over into her role as Counselor Supervisor. Dedicated to helping new counselors navigate their way through the unfamiliar world of mental health, Cheryl guides these trailblazing professionals down their own unique paths, enabling them to find their niche and develop the skills needed to help transform minds and heal hearts. Cheryl supervises the Licensed Professional Counselor Interns and oversees the care provided by all staff at Grace Counseling Center. Cheryl is currently not accepting any new clients.

@Cheryl Rayl

Jamie Walker at Grace Counseling Lewisville

Jamie Walker MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 800 972 0643

Jamie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 2006 from The University of Texas in Arlington. Determined to continue her journey down the mental health path, Jamie received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University in 2012. Discovering her niche, she completed her Master’s thesis on the relationship between Depression, Resilience, and Coping Strategies. Jamie integrates many theories into her treatment with emphases on cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focused, and person-centered approaches. Combining different approaches allows Jamie to utilize various therapeutic techniques based upon the unique needs of each client. Jamie focuses on clients’ strengths in order to facilitate the development of every individual's full potential. Jamie strives to empower her clients in reaching their goals and living more purposeful lives. Guiding her clients with unconditional support, Jamie provides individuals with the tools needed to find meaning in their suffering, allowing them to break free from their self-made prisons and explore alternative and adaptive perspectives when examining their problems. Jamie has experience providing therapy to couples, families, individuals, and groups. Her specialties include depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, relationship issues, women’s issues, anger management, anxiety, codependency, coping skills, grief, and self-esteem. She is currently pursuing certification as an Eating Disorder Specialist.
David Simone www.grace-counseling.com

David Simeone, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 800 972 0643

David earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from North Texas State University. With more than 15 years of experience, David has worked in an assortment of roles in a variety of mental health settings and employs a client-centered approach to Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, incorporating Psychodynamic elements. He utilizes this integrative approach in order to help clients target traumatic issues from the past which contribute to today's daily struggles. David is experienced in providing mental health counseling for a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, spanning from depression and anxiety counseling to substance abuse and addiction counseling and beyond. With his innate ability to uncover key issues by analyzing destructive patterns and behaviors, David provides his clients with the opportunity to find closure from the past and happiness for the future.

@DavidSimeone

Sofia Lopez Galvan, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 800 972 0643

Sofia earned her Master’s degree in Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University in 2012. She has eleven years of experience in education and school counseling, she has experience working with young children and struggling adolescents. She is trained to treat individuals suffering from mental health disorders. Sofia integrates Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches as well as Person-Centered in her therapy. She believes that everyone has the necessary tools to be at peace, but some need help accessing them. Her job is to help them in this process through unconditional positive regard.

@ Sofia

David Laubach

David Laubach, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 800 972 0643

David is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. His Bachelor’s Degree was achieved at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. David has been in private practice for more than ten years. Prior to joining the team at Grace he worked in vocational rehabilitation counseling, addictions counseling, and individual counseling in community mental health. To achieve the best results for clients, David primarily utilizes a Client Centered Theoretical Orientation and integrates methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamics, Interpersonal and Positive Psychology depending on the therapeutic needs of each individual. He has a general practice with most of his experience being in couples counseling, personal adjustment to work and family relations, substance abuse, and treatment of mood disorders. David works with clients as young as 12 up to and including the geriatric population.

@DavidLaubach

Alicia Wallace at Grace-counseling.com

Alicia Wallace, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 800 972 0643

Alicia Wallace M.A., LPC Alicia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University with over 7 years of experience working in the mental health profession. Alicia uses multiple treatment modalities to facilitate healing and develop tools to further you in your journey through this difficult time. Alicia has experience with adolescents and adults suffering from various psychological disorders, she has found a passion working with those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and traumatic experiences. Alicia works with a variety of individuals suffering from mood disorders, co-morbid substance abuse disorders, grief, loss, and adjustment. Alicia is focused on helping you as a client by meeting you where you are at, to help you achieve your treatment goals.

@AliciaWallace

Cyndee Elwood

Cyndee Elwood, MA, LMFT, MAC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Phone: 800 972 0643

Cyndee received her Master’s Degree from United States International University in Irvine, California. While in California she also worked for 4 years at the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center where she treated children and adults who had been molested as children. Cyndee has been providing therapy to individuals, groups, couples and families for the past 25 years. She has specialized in the area of trauma, anxiety and depression as well as treating families of and individuals who suffer from addictions. She works with women experiencing difficult life transitions and counsels young children using Play Therapy. Cyndee is additionally certified to use EMDR. Cyndee loves assisting those who want to live their best life possible. She works by encouraging each individual to discover his or her hidden strengths and assists clients in build a better life from there. She encourages her clients to build self-esteem, confidence, and competence in dealing with daily stressors. Cyndee appreciates the apprehension which goes along with deciding to seek help through counseling, and strives to provide clients with a safe and encouraging environment.

@CyndeeElwood

Kady Tucker

Alumni Coordinator

Kady is enthusiastic and passionate about helping people overcome some of the very same struggles that she's walked through. She is actively involved in our local recovery community and has 2 years experience working with clients in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. She is experienced in providing guidance to individuals with a desire to achieve long term sobriety. Her goal at Grace Counseling is to build a strong, supportive recovery community for our Alumni and to be a source of hope and encouragement.
Javana Moss www.grace-counseling.com

Javana Moss, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 800 972 0643

Javana earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. She has 7 years’ experience working with clients who suffer from various emotional and psychological issues including depression, anxiety, mood disorders and more. Javana specializes in working with children ages 3 years to 12 years who are experiencing behavioral and/or emotional problems in school or their home environments, utilizing Play Therapy and Sand Tray Therapy. She additionally enjoys working with teenagers who have difficulty respecting authority figures and adults, struggle in school due to behavioral problems, or have come into contact with peer pressure, bullying, or substance abuse. Javana aids clients in adjusting to significant life events and helps children and adolescents develop coping and anger management skills. Although she thoroughly enjoys working with troubled youth, Javana additionally provides counseling to adults needing assistance getting back on track personally or professionally and couples experiencing challenges in their relationship. She primarily utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic Approach but recognizes the need for applying a customized approach to each individual.

@JavanaMoss

Kari Peters MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 800 972 0643

Kari is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Kari comes with more than 10 years of experience in the mental health and brain injury rehabilitation fields with an extensive background in Psychological and Neuropsychological Assessment. She has worked with individuals of all ages and utilizes a client-centered approach while incorporating techniques from Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused therapies, dependent on client needs. Kari is experienced in providing mental health counseling for a variety of emotional and behavioral issues, from depression and anxiety to PTSD. Over the years, Kari has worked with individuals, couples, and families in order to get to the core of their primary issues to bring more happiness and satisfaction into their lives.

Stasha Kucel, MS, RDN, LD

Registered and Licensed Dietitian

Phone: 800 972 0643

Stasha Kucel, MS, RDN, LD is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. Upon graduating from Texas Tech University's Dietetic Internship, she received a Master of Science in Nutrition. Stasha has discovered a particular interest in nutrition as it relates to mood, recovery, and brain health and firmly believes in the healing power of combining a whole food diet with intuitive eating. Stasha has 7 years of experience working with clients in recovery from addiction and eating disorders. She provides nutrition counseling for general wellness, common medical conditions, and to help clients normalize eating behaviors. Stasha strives to help clients achieve a nutrient-rich balanced diet and choose supplements which optimize each individual's health.

@Stasha Kucel

Erin Waldrop MA, LPC

Phone: 800 972 0643

Erin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and her Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Arlington with focuses on Psychology, Communication, and Social Work. Erin comes with more than 5 years of experience and a passion for counseling children, adolescents, parents, and individuals with an array of emotional, behavioral, social, and relational challenges. With a background in assisting survivors of abuse and helping families and individuals cope with their core wounds, she has focused her counseling process by using varied therapeutic approaches including Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Individual Psychology. Her goal in therapy is to assist you in reaching your personal, emotional, and/or developmental goals by creating a safe space free from judgment to allow you to fully explore your experiences and collaboratively create lasting positive change.
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Kevin McCreary, M.Ed, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 800 972 0643

Kevin earned his Masters of Education from the University of North Texas in 2000, and became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2009 while living in Colorado. Upon returning to his home state, Kevin acquired his Texas LPC in 2012. Kevin brings with him 13 years of experience in the counseling profession, working with all populations while specializing in Men’s Issues. As he continued to develop an understanding of mental health disorders, Kevin saw an opportunity to develop a program which now acts as the cornerstone of his therapeutic approach. Kevin's "Accountability Curriculum" integrates Adlerian Theory with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and provides his clients with the tools needed to live healthier and more adaptive lives. “I believe that everyone has the capability to resolve their own issues; they simply need some help gaining perspective or learning about alternative solutions. We all make mistakes and nobody is perfect. Let’s face it, life is messy and sometimes we lose our way in the chaos. My role is to help clear the air so the client can see their path more clearly.”

@KevinMcCreary

Marilyn McLaurine LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

She earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling at Bellevue University in Nebraska, as well as trained in Eye Movement Desensitization from the EMIDRA institute. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and has practiced as a therapist for over 9 years. I have 15 years of experience in Human Services and the behavioral health field. Trust and respect in a non-judgemental environment gives her clients the opportunity to be listened to, validated, and supported in whatever problems they are experiencing. Her own personal and professional journey inspired her to become a therapist because she has a passion for helping people find solutions and hope.

Rebecca Walker, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Phone: 800 972 0643

Rebecca Walker LCSW is a board-certified clinical social worker who specializes in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, and other life issues. Her diverse background working in a wide variety of settings, including in-patient psychiatric hospitals, rehab facilities, home health, hospice, and long term care, has molded her in all aspects of becoming a caring therapist. Her experience gives her a unique understanding of the challenges each client is facing. She especially loves treating individuals in their home environment because it enables her to further develop a trusting relationship with the clients and their families.
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Saher Zehra MS, LCDC I, LPC I

LCDC-Intern, LPC-Intern - Supervised by Cheryl Rayl LPC-S

Phone: 800 972 0643

Saher is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC-Intern, LPC-Intern - Supervised by Cheryl Rayl LPC-S). She recently graduated from Capella University, a CACREP accredited program, with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Classes in Child and Adolescent Counseling, Theories of Psychotherapy, Marriage and Family Counseling, Addictions Counseling and several more relevant topics have prepared Saher to pursue her passion of providing holistic care for her clients. Saher also completed a nine-month practicum at Grace Counseling Center, seeing individual clients and co-facilitating the substance abuse Intensive Outpatient Program groups. Saher earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in 2009 from Mississippi State University, as well as, an Associate of Arts degree in American Sign Language Interpreter Technology. Saher practices from an Existential Framework incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy Techniques. Saher is passionate about working with minority communities and bridging the cultural gap for first and second-generation immigrants. Saher believes in order to be fully nurtured and content, individuals must address all mental, physical and spiritual aspects of their personal and professional lives. Saher advocates for her clients and the communities she serves and hopes to help break down the stigma surrounding mental healthcare.

@Saher

Robin grace-counseling.com

Robin Dempsey, MEd, LPC Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

Phone: 8009720643

Robin is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Bachelors of Science from Texas Tech University in Human Development and Family Studies and Master's degree in Counseling from University of North Texas in 2004. Robin functions as the Utilization and Review Coordinator at Grace Counseling Center.

@RobinDempsey