Two Locations, One Great Team

Green Oaks Campus and Arlington Park Campus

We are now accepting insurance for “Individual Counseling”

Counseling Services
We are doing in-office and video sessions to best serve your needs!

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

For more on our counselors, continue to our Counselor Directory.

What’s the Difference Between Premarital Counseling and Couple’s Counseling?

This is a question we get often!  It is easy to think, “We aren’t married yet, so we need premarital counseling.”  But that actually is not the distinction between the two types of counseling.

Premarital counseling is a course of 8 sessions that “scratch the surface” of several main topics related to marriage.  If the wedding is officiated by a Church on Rush Creek pastor, the last two sessions are conducted by the pastor.  The Rush Creek Counseling Center follows a curriculum that satisfies the requirements for “Together in Texas” which will provide a certificate of completion and give you a discount of $60 off the marriage license application.

Topics included in premarital counseling include:

  • Expectations
  • Communication and conflict
  • In-laws and previous marriages (blended family dynamics)
  • Building intimacy
  • Faith and spiritual roles
  • Finances
  • Sex in marriage
  • Roles, responsibilities, and decision-making

Couple’s counseling, sometimes called marriage counseling, addresses specific issues that need much more in-depth work.  It will help you recognize and resolve conflicts as well as strengthen your marriage.  As a general rule, if an issue takes more than one or two sessions, then couple’s counseling is more appropriate.

 

 

To schedule an appointment for professional counseling or premarital counseling, please call 817-704-6991 or email us at counseling@rushcreek.org. Our normal office hours are 8:30am-9pm, Monday-Thursday, and limited appointments on Friday. 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. For more on our counselors, continue to our Counselor Directory.

You can also make an appointment online by clicking the button below.

** Important NOTE: If you create a portal account, please continue the process and self-schedule an appointment through the portal. You will NOT be called by the office staff to schedule an appointment. If, after creating a portal account, you need assistance in scheduling an appointment, please call the office at 817-704-6991 and we will gladly help you get scheduled.

** Important NOTE: If scheduling a couples appointment (and any appointment in which more than one client will be present in the session), you can do one of the following:

    • Create a portal account and self-schedule an appointment and then call the office at 817-704-6991 to set up the other accounts and add them to the appointment.
    • Call the office at 817-704-6991 to set up the appointment entirely.

Audra Dahl:                   Adults and Couples
Kym McKenzie:            12+, Adults, and couples
Justin Harvey:              10+, Adults, and couples
Ashley Coleman:          12+, Adults, and couples
Jena Bennett:               13+, Adults, and couples
Nik Andonov:                18+, Adults, and Couples
Stephanie Collins:        14+, Adults, and Couples
Amanda Bates:            12+, Adults, and Couples
Katy Brooks:                 13+, Adults
Heather Hogue:            4+, Adults, and Couples

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Counseling Fees:

Our counselors are not paid staff of Rush Creek Church. Therefore our fees per client hour (45-50 minutes for adults; 30-45 minutes for children) are as follows:
LPC + 10 Yrs Experience $105
LPC Counselors $95
LPC Associates $75
Grad Student Counselors $65

Insurance and Payment Information:

Our LPC counselors are now taking insurance! LPC Associates and Grad Student Counselors are not able to accept insurance for payment. For couples/marriage counseling, insurance may or may not be accepted and will need to be discussed with each counselor prior to your first appointment.

For more information on fees and insurance, CLICK HERE.

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 – Video Link
Kym McKenzie – Video Link
Justin Harvey – Video Link
Jena Bennett – Video Link
Ashley Coleman – Video Link
Nik Andonov – Video Link
Stephanie Collins – Video Link
Deborah Shields – Video Link
Heather Hogue – Video Link
Amanda Bates – Video Link
Katy Brooks – Video Link

Audra Dahl, MA, LPC-S

Audra Dahl, MA, LPC-S

Director of Counseling

I love being a counselor because it is so rewarding to help people, both individuals and couples, through difficult times, both past and present. Helping people work through issues of sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, forgiveness, relationships, and anger is my passion. I believe that we are mind, body, and soul and that all three need to be addressed for complete healing. I use an integration of insight-oriented and cognitive therapies and techniques as well as brainspotting therapy according to the client’s needs and abilities.

Make an Appointment  “Audra works with clients who are adults and couples at Green Oaks location 

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I consider it an honor to be chosen to walk beside someone on their path to healing and I hope that we can have some laughs along the way. My favorite comment from a client is, “You are so not what I expected!”

I earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling, both from Dallas Baptist University. In addition to counseling, I am an adjunct professor at DBU teaching undergraduate psychology classes and I am an LPC Supervisor and enjoy training and mentoring LPC Interns. In my spare time, I am a long-time member of the Christian Counselors of Texas, Inc. where I have served as Secretary-Elect, Secretary, President-Elect, and am currently President. My greatest accomplishments are a happy and healthy marriage for over 30 years, my two adult children, a son-in-love, and grandchildren.

Kym McKenzie, MA, LPC-S

Kym McKenzie, MA, LPC-S

Assistant Director of Counseling

I joined the Rush Creek Counseling Center in 2013. It has been my greatest passion fulfilled to be able to walk along side both children and adults in the midst of difficult times. My passion thrives in being able to aid others in the healing process, while using Biblical principles and giving hope to those that may not know it is there.

Make an Appointment   “Kym works with clients who are 12+, adults, and couples at Arlington Park location

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I am an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained therapist. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma, sexual abuse, marriage, family and parenting issues. I enjoy incorporating art into therapy when appropriate, as well as play with children to help them find a way to understand and work through their feelings.

I received my BS in Social Work degree from Howard Payne University and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I thoroughly enjoy being married to one of the funniest men I know and look forward to many more years of laughing together.

I look forward to working with you. 

Jena Bennett, MA, LPC

Jena Bennett, MA, LPC

Professional Counselor

There is no greater joy than to see hurting people find answers, hope, and healing. It is God’s calling on my life to walk with individuals, families, and teens to find hope and help for life’s struggles, hurt, grief, fear, and confusion. I am passionate about giving people tools for a lifelong walk of freedom. Equipping one person, or one family, to change spreads to the people around them and ultimately has a ripple effect of change into the culture.

Make an Appointment  “Jena works with 13+, adults, and couples at Green Oaks location 

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I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Science majoring in psychology, minoring in Biblical studies, and a Master of Arts in counseling, both from Dallas Baptist University.

When I’m not in the counseling room I enjoy cooking, reading, having coffee with a friend, singing, going to Bible studies, going to new places, trying new things, and best of all enjoying my two beautiful adult daughters.

Ashley Coleman, MHR, LPC

Ashley Coleman, MHR, LPC

Professional Counselor

While you and I may not know each other personally, we are not strangers to life challenges, pain and conflict. As your counselor, it would be my privilege to journey with you through these tough times of transition and help you as you discover new direction and meaning. At my core, I simply love people, and I believe it is important to maintain a life that is as emotionally and mentally healthy as possible. Whether you’re a single parent, a married couple, a family, or an individual in need of change, I look forward to working with you.

Make an Appointment  “Ashley works with 12+, adults, and couples at Green Oaks location 

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I earned both a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s of human relations, with an emphasis in professional counseling, from the University of Oklahoma; and I furthered my studies in counseling at Dallas Baptist University.

Justin Harvey, MA, LPC

Justin Harvey, MA, LPC

Professional Counselor

Counseling is a passion of mine that I was called to in 2014 and it is my pleasure to meet people where they are in life to help them process their struggles. Often times the biggest hurts are the ones that others can’t see, but are also kept hidden. I want to create a safe place for you to experience healing from those hurts and to be your true self. I look forward to meeting with you soon and to helping you overcome what’s been challenging you.

Make an Appointment  “Justin works with 10+, adults, and couples at Green Oaks location

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My clinical experience includes treating trauma in children who were victims of physical and sexual abuse, behavioral issues related to Autism and other developmental and mood disorders, and parent training. I also have experience working through issues such as anxiety, depression, and anger. I believe that a person’s issues should be seen holistically and that their struggle does not define them.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Austin College in Sherman, TX and my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Dallas, TX. Outside of counseling I enjoy living life with my wife and our two dogs, and serving in my church..

Nik Andonov, MAMFC, LPC

Nik Andonov, MAMFC, LPC

Professional Counselor

With over two decades of experience as a licensed professional counselor, Nik is dedicated to helping individuals, including young adults and older, who are facing issues such as anxiety, grief, depression, trauma, self-esteem, work-related problems, and men seeking freedom from sexual addiction. He also finds fulfillment in partnering with families and couples in their journey to find hope and healing. While Nik primarily works with individuals aged 17 and above, he is passionate about parent coaching as well.

Make an Appointment “Nik works with 18+, adults, and couples at Arlington Park location

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Nik is committed to helping individuals and families navigate life’s challenges from a faith-based Cognitive Behavioral perspective.

Nik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies with a major in Christian Counseling from The Criswell College (1997) and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2001). Nik initially answered God’s call to become a Christian counselor when he moved to the United States from Europe in 1993. He has been married for over 25 years and is the proud father of two children.

Stephanie Collins, MA, LPC

Stephanie Collins, MA, LPC

Professional Counselor

I want you to know that I consider it a great honor to be entrusted to this work. As a licensed counselor, I get to extend the message of hope and healing to those who not only need to hear this, but believe that these attributes exist in any situation one finds him or herself to be. Your concerns certainly matter to God, and they matter to me.

Make an Appointment “Stephanie works with 14+, adults, and couples at Arlington Park location

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When you are ready to embark upon the journey of wellness, I am here to journey alongside you.

After 30 plus years of marriage, raising our family, and life experiences, I have walked the path many of you are on, and I am grateful that I have been given the opportunity to be on this end of a lot of those experiences. These experiences, degrees earned in counseling from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and lots of continuing education hours have helped to equip me to be a resource for you in achieving better emotional health.

In using a blend of mindfulness, cognitive, and systems approach practices, I strive to connect all of our parts that exist within us to a whole being steeped in love and acceptance for who God has made us to be.

Deborah Shields, MA, LPC-S

Deborah Shields, MA, LPC-S

Professional Counselor

I have been a trauma therapist for over 16 years. It has been my absolute privilege to walk alongside hurting people as they find their way through pain, abuse, and suffering to find the person they want to be and the life they want to have. Whether you have experienced trauma or needing help with relationships, self esteem, work related issues or something else.

Make an Appointment  “Deborah works with 16+, adults, and couples” 

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I am here to support you and offer hope as you make desired changes in your life. Therapy can be both a difficult and rewarding process. Together we can find the way.

Heather Hogue, MEd, MA, LPC Associate

Heather Hogue, MEd, MA, LPC Associate

Counseling Associate

Supervised by Audra Dahl, MA, LPC-S and Kym McKenzie, MA, LPC-S

My goal as a counselor is to glorify God by coming alongside you or your child as you process experiences by providing insight, encouragement, and empathy. Counseling can be a way to help you see more clearly and move forward through your challenges to a more peaceful place. I would love to join you on the journey.

Make an Appointment “Heather works with 4+, adults, and couples at Arlington Park location

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My clients and I have walked through anxiety, depression, educational concerns, relationship conflicts, trauma, and gender issues. I practice from an eclectic theoretical orientation rooted in attachment theory, CBT, systems theory, and experiential therapies such as EFT and DBT.

I hold a B.A. in English, an M.Ed., a Certificate of Biblical Studies, and an M.A. in Counseling from BH Carroll Theological Seminary. I am also certified in Prepare/Enrich which is a program which is used for assessment with premarital and marriage couples. Formerly, I was a homeschool mom and then a public- school educator. My favorite hobbies include travelling and going to estate sales with my husband where I have acquired a large collection of board games, puppets, and ugly Christmas sweaters that occasionally find their way into the therapy room. I would be honored to share them with you.

Amanda Bates, MA, LPC Associate

Amanda Bates, MA, LPC Associate

Counseling Associate

Supervised by Audra Dahl, MA, LPC-S and Kym McKenzie, MA, LPC-S

My name is Amanda and I am originally from Boston, MA. I got into counseling because from a young age I learned that life is hard and we all carry burdens. My goal is to create a safe place where clients can heal, learn, and grow. My favorite book talks about how we can move from pain to purpose, struggle to strength, and fear to courage. I hope to help clients heal from the past, build strength in the present and have high hopes for the future.

Make an Appointment  “Amanda works with 12+, adults, and couples at Green Oaks location

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Katy Brooks, MA, LPC Associate

Katy Brooks, MA, LPC Associate

Counseling Associate

Supervised by Audra Dahl, MA, LPC-S

My name is Katy and I’ve been passionate about the mind body connection for many years. I have over 10 years of teaching experience in the field of yoga. I have worked with adults, children, trauma victims, individuals with physical disabilities, and veterans.

Make an Appointment “Katy works with 13+ and adults at Green Oaks location

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I believe all issues deserve to be processed in a safe and compassionate environment to begin the path of healing. Together we can work on topics such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief and loss by learning to pay attention to both our thoughts and our bodies. In my free time I love to be outside, exercise, try new restaurants, and travel.

Sherie VanMinsel

Sherie VanMinsel

Administrative Assistant - Green Oaks location

I am generally the first personal contact you will meet when visit our Green Oaks location. I joined the team in December of 2006, back when there were only 3 of us on the team! I am working hard behind the scenes too doing office administration. I strive to make a connection for those who are struggling to a source of help and direction. The favorite part of my job is to know I have given someone hope in their situation.

Jenna McDermott

Jenna McDermott

Administrative Assistant - Arlington Park location

Hello – I am excited to join the Rush Creek Counseling Center at Arlington Park. As one of your first contacts, I aim to assist you in finding the counselor that will be the best fit for you, welcome you with warmth and compassion, and be available to assist you with any questions you may have. I am a wife, mother, hairstylist, and student when I am not at the Counseling Center. My free time is spent with my family, reading, studying the word, and walking alongside encouraging other women on our paths to the narrow gate.

Valor

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
John 15:13

The Rush Creek Counseling Center (RCCC) has a heart for our first responders and veterans. It takes a heart of valor to run toward danger to protect and defend. We know that with danger comes physical and emotional wounds. At RCCC, we consider it an honor to walk alongside these hearts of valor toward healing.

The RCCC Valor program provides low cost counseling (based on financial need) to first responders and veterans. The program is funded through RCCC donation and outside donations. Because funds are limited and people are generally more committed when there is a financial investment, RCCC asks that you invest a small copay per session. Your investment also extends our funds to be able to support more people.

For more information call the office at (817)704-6991 or email us at counseling@rushcreek.org.

If you would like to donate to Valor, please contact Audra Dahl at audrad@rushcreek.org.