Counseling for Children
As believers in Christ, we are told that the kingdom of God is “righteousness, peace, joy” (Romans 14:17), but in our struggles of day to day living we don’t always feel that peace and joy. In fact, Jesus also tells us in John 16 that we will have trouble but be encouraged because He has overcome the world.
At the Rush Creek Counseling Center, we provide a confidential place to face those struggles with the assistance of a professional counselor. Therapy is tailored to the specific needs of the individual, couple or family. The process of growth and development in every person looks and feels different; therefore we attempt to meet people where they are and incorporate various assignments and techniques with traditional “talk” therapy.
All of our counselors are committed Christians who have training in counseling, theology or both. Licensed therapists and professional Christian counselors are available for:
- Individuals & Families
- Children & Adolescents
- Play Therapy for Young Children
- Pre-Marital & Marital Counseling
Our Counseling Center also offers psychological testing including:
- Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2-RF)
- Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II)
- Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
- Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA)
- Myers-Briggs Temperament Analysis (MBTI).
These assessments have many applications such as employment screenings, career counseling, pre-surgical testing, and counseling. As an aid in counseling, psychological testing is a way to thoroughly assess presenting problems, determine diagnoses, determine the level of care needed, and create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and issues. For more on our counselors, continue to our Counselor Directory.
To schedule an appointment for professional counseling or premarital counseling, please call 817-704-6991 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our normal office hours are 8:30am-9pm, Monday-Thursday. At times you may need to leave a message when our staff is unavailable, but please be assured that your voice message is confidential and will be responded to as soon as possible. If you are a new client, please download and complete the forms below to bring with you to your first scheduled appointment.
For more on our counselors, continue to our Counselor Directory.
If you would like to schedule an initial appointment using our confidential and HIPAA compliant Full Slate calendar, please click on the button below. For initial appointments for couple’s counseling, please put both of your first names in the “First Name” field. If you prefer to make the appointment by phone, please call 8817-704-6991.
Our counselors are not paid staff of The Church on Rush Creek. Therefore our fees for LPC counselors are $75 per client hour (45-50 minutes). For LPC-Interns our fees are $55 per client hour (45-50 minutes). For CRC members, a $10 discount per session applies.
Psychological Testing Fees:
An initial evaluation as well as a results session is included in the fee for psychological testing. Fees vary according to which assessments are administered. For more information on fees please contact one of our Counselors. Currently we do not submit insurance claims but will provide you with a detailed receipt for your own submission, if requested. We do accept payment in the form of cash, check, and most major credit cards. For more on our counselors, continue to our Counselor Directory.
Audra Dahl, MA, LPC-S
Professional CounselorAudra joined the Rush Creek Counseling Center in June, 2009. She has been working in the counseling field since 2005 and has a passion for working with sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, and codependency. She enjoys helping adults and couples work through difficult times, both past and present. Audra believes that we are mind, body, and soul and that all three need to be addressed for complete healing. She uses an integration of insight-oriented and cognitive therapies and techniques according to the client’s needs and abilities. Email Website
Audra says, “I am always honored to be chosen to walk beside someone on the path to healing and I hope that we can have some laughs along the way.” Her favorite comment from a client: “You are so not what I expected.” Audra earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling, both from Dallas Baptist University. Audra is a member of the Christian Counselors of Texas where she has served as Secretary-Elect, Secretary, President-Elect, and is currently President. She is also an adjunct professor at DBU teaching undergraduate psychology classes. Audra is also a LPC Supervisor and enjoys training and mentoring LPC Interns.
Cecily Rodgers, MS, MA, LPC
Cecily joined the Rush Creek Counseling Center in January of 2011. One of her favorite comments from a client is, “I didn’t know I could learn so much about myself in one hour.” Her clients and colleagues know Cecily as a very compassionate and caring counselor. Cecily is passionate about the field of Psychology, earning graduate degrees in both Experimental Psychology and Counseling Psychology. Email
Cecily’s counseling methods are empirical, creative, and thoughtful. She offers play therapy and sand tray therapy with children and adolescents. She often uses music with teens to enter their world and learn more about them. Primarily using cognitive behavioral therapy and insight-based methods, she also uses art, bibliotherapy, journaling, and poetry to help clients who are creatively minded. Cecily has worked with children, teens, and adults seeking help with anger, anxiety, chronic illness, depression, grief and loss, OCD, PTSD, sexual abuse, sexual assault, stress, and other various difficulties. Cecily has worked in a group practice as well as a private psychiatric hospital and she finds it an absolute joy and privilege to help clients work toward growth and change. Cecily is doing the work that she loves. She has been married for over twenty years and she has two wonderful teenage children. She enjoys movies, working out, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends. Both of Cecily’s children were diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2014 and one of her children has a chronic illness and chronic pain. As a result, Cecily understands the implications of long-term chronic illness and pain on the individual and their loved ones.
Justin Ziebarth, MA, LPC
Professional CounselorJustin came on board with the counseling center in July of 2008. He has been a member of Rush Creek for 10 years at which time God gave him a radical change of heart. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Dallas Baptist University with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Biblical Studies and a Master of Arts in Counseling. Email
Upon hearing about many friends at DBU getting divorced shortly after their graduation, Justin became burdened to help others with their marriages. He longs to see marriages that are hurting find healing in Christ. He wants strained marriages that are draining spouses of energy to become transformed into sources of renewed vitality and experiencing an “abundant life” (John 10:10) quality of marriage. At home Justin enjoys a marriage of over 10 years to his wife and best friend, and together they have three young children. He is a member of the Christian Counselors of Texas and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Kym McKenzie, MAMFC LPC
Professional CounselorKym joined the Rush Creek Counseling Center in 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Social Work degree from Howard Payne University and a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her formal education and experience has prepared her to counsel adults, adolescents, children and families in both group and individual settings. Email
Kym served adolescent youth in the Texas Youth Commission from 1998-2002 and has most recently worked with survivors of sexual abuse, sexual assault and various other crimes providing trauma therapy to these individuals. Kym’s passion is to aid others in the healing process, while using Biblical principles and giving hope to those that may not know it is there. Kym has been attending The Church on Rush Creek for 3 years and is involved in the Worship Ministry.
Jeff Wadsworth, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Audra Dahl, MA, LPC-S
Jeff joined the Rush Creek Counseling team in May of 2014. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Christian Studies and Psychology at Dallas Baptist University. In addition, he graduated in the top 1 percentile with a Masters of Arts in Counseling from DBU. Email
Jeff was inspired to pursue the career of helping others when he noticed how effective true Christian Counseling really was in the life of the unbeliever. His life was filled with turmoil until answering the Call to serve in 2007. Since then, he has been around the world on Go Global mission trips proclaiming the Good News that Our Savior Lives. He has served in ministries such as Upward Basketball, and feeding the homeless in south Dallas. Jeff currently works at Metrocare Services on the Outpatient Competency Restoration team. He is working with severe mental disorders such as Schizoaffective Disorder. He has compassion with working with child and adolescents, as well as restoring marriages to the divine picture of the relationship between Christ and his Bride, the Church.
Katie Bowman, MEd, LPC Intern
Supervised by Sharon Good, MA, LPC-S
Katie’s education background includes a bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Arlington and a Master’s in Counseling from Texas Christian University. Katie works at Pantego Christian Academy as a school counselor and has experience counseling adolescents and families. Email
Katie has worked with adolescents in several ministry settings. Having served on the Service Learning Advisory Committee at University of Texas at Arlington, worked as a teaching assistant at TCU, Katie is a current member of Texas Counselor Association and NACCAP. Katie’s passion is to walk alongside individuals through the healing journey to find out what works while discovering the hope, promise and grace in our Lord Christ Jesus. Katie has been happily married for five years and enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities and crafting.
Collin Ryan, MA
Supervised by Sharon Good, MA, LPC-S
Collin Ryan joined the Rush Creek Counseling Center in April 2016. After he realized his calling to counseling, he has pursued and earned his Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. God has given him a strong passion for working with children and he believes that holistic healing is essential to adult life. Email
Collin did his counseling practicum at Dallas Baptist University, working with men and women ranging from 18 to 65 years of age and found that he thoroughly enjoyed seeing people from all demographics. While at DBU, Collin was the university’s Emerging Leader for the Texas Association of Play Therapy, North Texas Chapter. During this time, Collin participated in numerous seminars, learning from some of the top play therapists in the area, cementing his fervor for working with children. His outgoing personality creates a fun and safe atmosphere for his clients. He has been married to his lovely wife since September 2012. They have both been actively involved in their church in Fort Worth by teaching Sunday school to 3 and 4 year olds for two years, volunteering with the youth ministry for two years, and now they co-lead high school Sunday School with his in-laws.
Sharon Good, MA, LPC-S
Counseling & Real LIFE MinisterSharon joined the Counseling Center in June 2004 as the only counselor with one support group which has now grown to several counselors and support groups, plus a thriving marriage ministry. She also received her undergraduate degree in Education from East Texas State University, her Masters of Art in Counseling from Liberty University and completed one year of doctoral studies in Psychology with Grand Canyon University. Email
Sharon now serves as Minister of Real LIFE at The Church on Rush Creek with a vision of helping the hurting to find healing through relationships – first with Jesus Christ and then with the local church family. She also oversees the Counseling Center as well as Real LIFE Ministries which consists of support groups for all ages who currently minister to over 250 individuals each week. She has been an active member with the Christian Counselors of Texas for many years on both the chapter and state level, including state president and currently is the Chair of Chapter Development. Sharon is a LPC supervisor, but she currently does not see clients. She enjoys training counseling interns and lay ministry leaders as well as speaking engagements for different women’s ministries. She has been married for over 25 years and has 3 grown children.
Administrative AssistantSherie VanMinsel is the voice who answers your calls at the Rush Creek Counseling Center. She joined the team in December of 2006. Sherie is the “keeper of the calendars” and strives to make a connection for those who are struggling to a source of help and direction. The favorite part of the job for her is to know she has helped to give someone hope in their situation. “I know, many times, making that 1st phone call for help is a huge obstacle for them. It takes courage to admit that you need help….and then to act on it. I want to convey compassion and empathy to each caller and email request.” Email
Sherie is a longtime member of The Church On Rush Creek where she serves in the Redeemed worship choir and enjoys volunteering in a number of other service areas. She enjoys music, spending time with her family, bargain hunting, golfing and anything artsy.