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Melanie Wells

LPC, LMFT, LPC & LMFT Supervisor

After eight long years of rock-busting in conventional counseling practices, Melanie Wells founded The LifeWorks Group in 1999 to offer... Read More

Melanie Wells

LPC, LMFT, LPC & LMFT Supervisor

After eight long years of rock-busting in conventional counseling practices, Melanie Wells founded The LifeWorks Group in 1999 to offer clients a fresh, innovative approach to the everyday problems of life. Since that inauspicious beginning (we had two pleather chairs,

Christopher “Chris” Jones

LPC, LPC-Supervisor

Chris Jones grew up in a small town south of the metroplex. He has managed to remain close to his... Read More

Christopher “Chris” Jones

LPC, LPC-Supervisor

Chris Jones grew up in a small town south of the metroplex. He has managed to remain close to his small town roots (really— he even owns an RV) and enjoys a relaxed lifestyle with his smart, pretty wife (we

Abbie Chesney

LPC

YOU are unique, so is your story. We have context, stories that make lives make sense. If you are reading... Read More

Abbie Chesney

LPC

YOU are unique, so is your story. We have context, stories that make lives make sense. If you are reading this, your life is making much less sense to you than it once did. We develop a system of coping

Von Eaglin

LPC, LPC-Supervisor

Born and raised in lovely Beaumont, Texas, Benlon V. Eaglin (Von) did not know his first name until he attended... Read More

Von Eaglin

LPC, LPC-Supervisor

Born and raised in lovely Beaumont, Texas, Benlon V. Eaglin (Von) did not know his first name until he attended school.  He just assumed it was Von because that’s what everyone called him.  The self-described “chubby kid,” Von dedicated himself

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Park Cities Office

Jennifer Landon

LPC

Emphasizing the concept that we all suffer and that there is a way out of suffering, I help clients understand... Read More

Jennifer Landon

LPC

Emphasizing the concept that we all suffer and that there is a way out of suffering, I help clients understand and practice the ways to relieve suffering. By incorporating the practice of mindfulness, body awareness and buddhist psychology, the client

469.759.6767
Dallas, TX

Amy Porras

LPC

Amy is from beautiful El Paso, Texas. After high school, she pursued her passion for fashion, graduating from the University... Read More

Amy Porras

LPC

Amy is from beautiful El Paso, Texas. After high school, she pursued her passion for fashion, graduating from the University of North Texas with degrees in Fashion Merchandising and Business. It only made sense that she then move to New

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Dallas Office

Deanne Moore

LPC, LMFT

Deanne lives the motto “It’s Never Too Late.”   She knows all too well that life can come at you... Read More

Deanne Moore

LPC, LMFT

Deanne lives the motto “It’s Never Too Late.”   She knows all too well that life can come at you unexpectedly and hit you pretty hard…but it’s never too late to get up and start all over.  She spends her

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Dallas Office

Laura Abbott Coan

Psychotherapeutic Yoga Instructor

Laura has been a yoga practitioner for 15 years.  She opened her first yoga studio in 2003, outgrew the space... Read More

Laura Abbott Coan

Psychotherapeutic Yoga Instructor

Laura has been a yoga practitioner for 15 years.  She opened her first yoga studio in 2003, outgrew the space and moved in to a larger space, until eventually that thing called life came crashing in again. In 2010 she

469.759.6767
Dallas, TX

Sabrina Janecek

LPC

Sabrina has come full circle from being born in Ft. Worth, Texas (Yay!), to moving to Houston (Boo!), and coming... Read More

Sabrina Janecek

LPC

Sabrina has come full circle from being born in Ft. Worth, Texas (Yay!), to moving to Houston (Boo!), and coming back to DFW as soon as she finished high school (Yay!) and bringing her twin sister along with her. She

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Fort Worth & Park Cities

Courtney Callaway

LPC

Courtney was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and enjoys the DFW area. Growing up, she spent the majority... Read More

Courtney Callaway

LPC

Courtney was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and enjoys the DFW area. Growing up, she spent the majority of her time outdoors and was known as the neighborhood tomboy. She admits to being the talkative, outgoing only child,

Lauren Grogman

LPC

Lauren is a Texas girl, born and raised. After growing up in the Dallas area, she headed to the beautiful... Read More

Lauren Grogman

LPC

Lauren is a Texas girl, born and raised. After growing up in the Dallas area, she headed to the beautiful (bahhahhha! – kidding!) city of Lubbock for her Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development & Family

Kerri Herrington

LPC

A native Texan, Kerri began life in Fort Worth and slowly migrated East towards Dallas. She took a detour in... Read More

Kerri Herrington

LPC

A native Texan, Kerri began life in Fort Worth and slowly migrated East towards Dallas. She took a detour in the middle of that migration and headed south to attend Texas A&M University in College Station (Whoop!) where she got

Mary Miller

LMFT Associate

Mary grew up in the small, northern California town of Chico – which is known nationally for its hometown brewery,... Read More

Mary Miller

LMFT Associate

Mary grew up in the small, northern California town of Chico – which is known nationally for its hometown brewery, Sierra Nevada.  Her family lived on a small five acre walnut orchard and all the kids participated in 4-H, raising

Adriana Speiker

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Adriana grew up a little north of Texas – about 939 miles north – in the mythically cold state of... Read More

Adriana Speiker

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Adriana grew up a little north of Texas – about 939 miles north – in the mythically cold state of Minnesota. After an entire childhood of brutal winters, she inexplicably continued to brave the weather in college, attending the University

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Fort Worth & Dallas, TX

Cortney Edwards

LPC-Intern

Cortney grew up the youngest of four siblings in the small town of Godley, Texas. Small town life allowed her... Read More

Cortney Edwards

LPC-Intern

Cortney grew up the youngest of four siblings in the small town of Godley, Texas. Small town life allowed her the freedom to participate in just about whatever sport interested her – so naturally she chose all of them. However,

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Fort Worth, TX

Kim Salisbury

Psycotherapeutic Yoga Instructor

Since being a teenager Kim Salisbury has always been drawn to all things physical. Moving her body in all different... Read More

Kim Salisbury

Psycotherapeutic Yoga Instructor

Since being a teenager Kim Salisbury has always been drawn to all things physical. Moving her body in all different sports and activities has always brought her immense satisfaction. Kim understood from a young age the benefits of keeping active,

Sweta Ahuja

LPC-Intern

Sweta has a passion for understanding the role culture and tradition plays on each individual's life. Raised in a colorful... Read More

Sweta Ahuja

LPC-Intern

Sweta has a passion for understanding the role culture and tradition plays on each individual's life. Raised in a colorful and vibrant Indian-American household, she understands the pressures of wanting to fit in and creating balance between familial obligation and

817-870-1087
Dallas, TX & Fort Worth

Brittany Stilwell

LPC-Intern

Brittany grew up restless in a small town in East Texas. Never a country girl, she thrived on weekend trips... Read More

Brittany Stilwell

LPC-Intern

Brittany grew up restless in a small town in East Texas. Never a country girl, she thrived on weekend trips to the city and exciting ventures to new places. If you asked her at three-years-old what she wanted to be

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Dallas Office

Regan Paulsen

LPC

Regan spent most of her growing up days creating music. She fell in love with the clarinet when she picked... Read More

Regan Paulsen

LPC

Regan spent most of her growing up days creating music. She fell in love with the clarinet when she picked it up in the 6th grade and hasn’t put it down since. As a self-proclaimed band nerd, Regan marched in

Allison Wagner

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Allison grew up in Jerusalem, Israel as an MK – that’s missionary kid to you rookies out there. Born and... Read More

Allison Wagner

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Allison grew up in Jerusalem, Israel as an MK – that’s missionary kid to you rookies out there. Born and raised there until age 14, Allison knew home as a patchwork of international culture. Camels, friends from around the world,

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Dallas, TX

Scott Hardgrove

LMFT Associate

Hailing from Fort Worth, Scott attended Texas Wesleyan University where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of... Read More

Scott Hardgrove

LMFT Associate

Hailing from Fort Worth, Scott attended Texas Wesleyan University where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Go Rams! Before embarking on his new and fulfilling career as a therapist, Scott

817.870.1087
Fort Worth, TX

Lexie Miller

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

A Dallas native, Lexie grew up in Allen, Texas, before moving to Italy, Texas, (total population 2,200) to finish up... Read More

Lexie Miller

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

A Dallas native, Lexie grew up in Allen, Texas, before moving to Italy, Texas, (total population 2,200) to finish up her high school career. After adjusting to the culture shock, she realized “It-lee” had its perks, and she embraced the

Katie Hermes

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Katie is committed to creating a safe, compassionate and supportive space for her clients to feel accepted, validated and understood.... Read More

Katie Hermes

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Katie is committed to creating a safe, compassionate and supportive space for her clients to feel accepted, validated and understood. She sees each unique situation and life journey as an opportunity for personal growth and empowerment. Her dedication to the

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Dallas, TX

Jessica Latchaw

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Jessica was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Daughter of two loving parents, she grew up in a large... Read More

Jessica Latchaw

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Jessica was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Daughter of two loving parents, she grew up in a large extended family whose loud, crazy family gatherings are still some of her favorite events. Whether it’s monthly family dinners or

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Fort Worth, TX

Molly Powell

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

My interests in counseling came from my own personal experience with therapy. I started therapy as a middle schooler and... Read More

Molly Powell

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

My interests in counseling came from my own personal experience with therapy. I started therapy as a middle schooler and saw the benefits first-hand. Through the therapy process, I experienced personal growth and learned how to better love and support

Park Cities Office

Madeline Buckthal

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Madeline grew up in Amarillo, the heart of the Texas Panhandle (tumbleweeds, anyone?), before moving down to Austin for high... Read More

Madeline Buckthal

LPC-Intern, LCDC-Intern

Madeline grew up in Amarillo, the heart of the Texas Panhandle (tumbleweeds, anyone?), before moving down to Austin for high school. She made it to Dallas, her favorite Texas city - (it’s literally her middle name!) to attend SMU for

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Dallas, TX

Dianna Alvidres

LPC-Intern

My passion is to care for people and help them get through difficult times. And not only get through them... Read More

Dianna Alvidres

LPC-Intern

My passion is to care for people and help them get through difficult times. And not only get through them but come out stronger and with a better sense of who they are. My experience growing up in a family

Frisco, TX, Plano, TX

Katie Lyon

Masters Level Intern

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Katie grew up with two fantastic parents and three supportive (and crazy) sisters.... Read More

Katie Lyon

Masters Level Intern

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Katie grew up with two fantastic parents and three supportive (and crazy) sisters. At the age of eight, she and her family moved out to the then small town south of Fort Worth. 

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Fort Worth

Karoline Argo

Masters Level Intern

Karoline grew up in Dallas,Texas, and apart from a stint in Waco for her undergrad, she’s never lived anywhere else!... Read More

Karoline Argo

Masters Level Intern

Karoline grew up in Dallas,Texas, and apart from a stint in Waco for her undergrad, she’s never lived anywhere else! Growing up with three older sisters, she quickly realized the importance of relationships and connecting with those around her.

Because her

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Dallas, TX & Park Cities, TX

Shannon Lucas

Masters Level Intern

Besides a five-year stint in St. Louis, Missouri, Shannon has lived in the Dallas area her entire life. Growing up... Read More

Shannon Lucas

Masters Level Intern

Besides a five-year stint in St. Louis, Missouri, Shannon has lived in the Dallas area her entire life. Growing up as a student athlete, Shannon took pride in both her academic and athletic achievements. In high school, Shannon realized she

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Dallas, TX & Park Cities, TX

Veronica Cortez

Business Manager

Specialties: multi-tasking, wrangling therapists, matching clients with the right therapists, and making order out of chaos with a smile... Read More

Veronica Cortez

Business Manager

Specialties: multi-tasking, wrangling therapists, matching clients with the right therapists, and making order out of chaos with a smile on her face

A Dallas native, Veronica is a graduate of Townview Magnet Center, a local high school known for its

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Dallas, TX

Nathan Cagle

Chief Hospitality Specialist

A native of Dallas, Nathan was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at age 3. Growing up, he overcame speech,... Read More

Nathan Cagle

Chief Hospitality Specialist

A native of Dallas, Nathan was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder at age 3. Growing up, he overcame speech, attentiveness and social skills challenges. Throughout his years as a child, teenager and young adult, Nathan grew into a friendly

Park Cities, Snider Plaza

Jenny Wang

LPC, LPC-Supervisor

Two weeks before her 17th birthday, Jenny was on her way to a week-long summer youth camp with her church.... Read More

Jenny Wang

LPC, LPC-Supervisor

Two weeks before her 17th birthday, Jenny was on her way to a week-long summer youth camp with her church. One minute she remembers giggling over Seventeen magazine ads with friends a few rows ahead of her in the 15-passenger

Frisco, TX & Plano, TX

Mark Olkowski

LMFT Associate

Mark Olkowski was born and raised just outside the Bay Area in Northern California. Before moving to Texas, he spent... Read More

Mark Olkowski

LMFT Associate

Mark Olkowski was born and raised just outside the Bay Area in Northern California. Before moving to Texas, he spent seven years living in San Diego. Apparently, something was missing out there (surely not good weather), so he relocated to

Frisco, TX & Plano, TX

Kayla White

LCDC-Intern

Kayla began her college career as a Jack Kerouac loving English major, and ended it as a Charles Bukowski loving... Read More

Kayla White

LCDC-Intern

Kayla began her college career as a Jack Kerouac loving English major, and ended it as a Charles Bukowski loving psychology major. She moved from West Virginia to Texas in 2014 to study clinical mental health counseling at the University

Frisco, TX & Plano, TX

Ami Edge

Health Coach

I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach - I help people achieve personal health & wellness goals. We do this... Read More

Ami Edge

Health Coach

I am an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach - I help people achieve personal health & wellness goals. We do this by looking at what feeds you on and off the plate. Stress management, digestion, food cravings, excess weight, no time

Noell Luster

Masters Level Intern

My passion for counseling goes way beyond just an interest in the field. I grew up in an unconventional family... Read More

Noell Luster

Masters Level Intern

My passion for counseling goes way beyond just an interest in the field. I grew up in an unconventional family environment that has played a huge role in inspiring my love for the counseling field. In the fourth grade, I

Cate Lavelle

Masters Level Intern

Cate grew up in hippieville Denton, Texas, and she claims that’s where she got her good taste in music, art,... Read More

Cate Lavelle

Masters Level Intern

Cate grew up in hippieville Denton, Texas, and she claims that’s where she got her good taste in music, art, and love for organic or just plain weird food. From there she ventured (one hour) away for college to Dallas

Mark Luff

Masters Level Intern

Mark was about four years old when he was playing in his front yard in suburban Chicago that he realized... Read More

Mark Luff

Masters Level Intern

Mark was about four years old when he was playing in his front yard in suburban Chicago that he realized that he could do anything with his life if he decided he wanted to do it. Other kids were certain

Gunner

Greeter, Registered Therapy Dog

Gunner, our Yorkshire terrier, aka “Gunner the Beast” is nine pounds of trouble.

He loves to greet LifeWorks guests and help... Read More

Gunner

Greeter, Registered Therapy Dog

Gunner, our Yorkshire terrier, aka “Gunner the Beast” is nine pounds of trouble.

He loves to greet LifeWorks guests and help them with their therapy.  He also loves to steal Kleenexes and con clients into a quick game of fetch.He’s a

Dallas & Park Cities

Goliath

Greeter, Registered Therapy Dog

Rescued from a puppy mill, Goliath spent the first months of his life by himself in a crate with no... Read More

Goliath

Greeter, Registered Therapy Dog

Rescued from a puppy mill, Goliath spent the first months of his life by himself in a crate with no love or companionship - lacking even the comfort of a snuggly blanket or a  squeaky toy.  A Yorkie/mystery mix, Goliath

Dallas & Park Cities

Cali

Greeter, Pet Therapy Intern

Meet our pet therapy intern, Cali!  We like to call her Cali girl. Cali’s mom Jacy drove all the way... Read More

Cali

Greeter, Pet Therapy Intern

Meet our pet therapy intern, Cali!  We like to call her Cali girl. Cali’s mom Jacy drove all the way to California to rescue her. She’s that cool!

Cali enjoys running and hiking with her mom.  She spends vacations backpacking in

Park Cities Office

Sparrow

Equine Therapy Assistant

When LifeWorker Abbie Chesney adopted Sparrow - a beautiful retired racehorse - she didn't anticipate he would become an equine... Read More

Sparrow

Equine Therapy Assistant

When LifeWorker Abbie Chesney adopted Sparrow - a beautiful retired racehorse - she didn't anticipate he would become an equine therapy assistant.  Sparrow spent much of his time standing in the back of his stall with his nose in the

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Dallas & Park Cities

Our Lifeologie Team

LPC

It’s our goal to help you tackle your issues collaboratively – with enthusiasm, creativity, honesty, common sense and a sense... Read More

Our Lifeologie Team

LPC

It’s our goal to help you tackle your issues collaboratively – with enthusiasm, creativity, honesty, common sense and a sense of humor. At Lifeologie, we believe that the only “normal” people out there are the ones you don’t know very



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