Therapists

Tami Hendrix, M.A., LPC
tami.hendrix@arlingtoncounselinggroup.com 

Treatment specializations include:
Depression and Anxiety
PTSD / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Family/Marriage Counseling
GLBT Issues
Grief Counseling
Work and Career issues
Self-Esteem/ Body Image
Stress Management
Addiction & Recovery
OCD / ADHD

Tami Hendrix has a passion for helping others, learning and sharing her education through counseling and teaching.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and top honor graduate from Texas Wesleyan University where she earned her Masters degree in Counseling. She found her passion for counseling while studying at the University of Texas at Arlington where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. She has a strong belief in the benefits of the therapeutic process.  Tami has twelve years of previous experience as a psychology teacher where she learned that knowledge is empowering and a key factor in understanding, problem solving and healing.   "When we know better we do better." Maya Angelou 

Tami uses an eclectic approach to counseling choosing from several different theories of therapy including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy, Solution Focused and Family Systems. EMDR is a psychotherapy treatment originally designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories (Shapiro, 1989a, 1989b). EMDR has been successful with clients who have experienced PTSD, phobias, anxiety, OCD, childhood abuse, rape and other traumatic events.  While EMDR has been highly successful with helping people overcome/reprocess traumatic memories it has also been beneficial with depression, Panic Disorders, eating disorders, weight loss, addiction, self confidence, self esteem, sports performance, performance anxiety, test anxiety, marriage problems and much more. Tami is trained in both levels of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and is an active member of the EMDR International Association.  You can learn more about this therapy at
http://emdr.com, http://emdria.org  or feel free to email her with any questions. 



Janelle Alford, M.Ed., LPC
janelle@arlingtoncounselinggroup.com


Treatment specializations include:
Depression /Anxiety/Mood Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Trauma and Abuse Issues
Young Children
Play Therapy
Expressive Arts/Creative Therapies
Severely emotionally disturbed children/adolescents
Severe and Persistent Mental Illness in Adults

Janelle received her M. Ed. in counseling from the University of North Texas and also completed a 1-yr certificate training program in expressive arts from New York Expressive Arts (NYEA) and the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.  She was trained in a multi-modal approach to the use of expressive arts in therapy, which includes the use of a variety of art forms to promote healing and growth. Being an artist herself, Janelle has found this approach to therapeutic work to be a particularly good fit for her.Janelle believes the arts are inherently healing and serve an important role in establishing and strengthening community, as well as holding therapeutic value for the individual.

Janelle has spent the past 10 years working in the mental health field providing services to emotionally disturbed children and adults with severe and persistent mental illness. She has also gained experience counseling survivors of abuse and traumatic events.  It is Janelle’s belief that people have within themselves the resources to grow, to change, and to make their lives the way they want them to be. The counseling process is most importantly a safe place for one to reconnect to the self in a relationship of unconditional acceptance. Often when one is free from demands to be or do for others, the individual naturally redirects that energy back to healing areas of pain, knowing and following through on personal desires/goals, and generally feeling more in control and at peace in life.  Janelle works with clients of all ages. With children, she utilizes play therapy techniques, which allow children to use their natural language – play - to connect and communicate with her about their feelings and experiences. Through therapy, children can conquer fears and anxieties, learn ways to appropriately express anger, gain self-esteem and self-control, and “organize” an inner world that has felt very out of control and chaotic to them.  Janelle often uses expressive arts activities with older children who have outgrown play therapy but still experience difficulty verbalizing feelings. With adolescents and adults, Janelle uses a combination of traditional talk therapy and expressive arts, modified to meet the unique needs and preferences of each individual client.

 

Robin Dickey, M.A., LPC-Intern
Clinical Supervision by Mathew A Trammell, LPC-S
robin.dickey@arlingtoncounselinggroup.com

Treatment specializations include:
Anxiety
Self-esteem issues
Relationship and/or family issues
Adjustment to college life
Eating disorders
Depression/ Stress / Grief
Women’s issues
Communication issues

 

Robin earned a Masters in Professional Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University.  She graduated in 2010 and has enjoyed her experiences with clients since day one and it shows in her work.  She provides for  individuals, couples, and family therapy. She believes people have unique strengths, skills, and abilities to find happiness and success within their personal, professional, and/or educational lives, even during the tough times. Through these beliefs, she employs a Narrative therapeutic approach with her clients. Whether working on an individual basis, with a partner, or with family members, she collaborates with her clients to explore their capabilities for dealing with problems so that they may begin to tell a new story in which the problems are not getting in the way. 

People often seek therapy when they notice problems within their lives are restricting them from living the way they would like, and they feel stuck. Imagine what life could look like if you were no longer stuck. What would you be doing differently? How would the people in your life be able to tell that you were no longer stuck with these problems? During our work together, I invite you to consider an alternative to your current life story in which the problems do not seem so overwhelming. Based on professional experience, it is my belief that these new stories can create a more satisfying, empowering, and hopeful future. Together we will explore what your new, chosen story could look like and figure out what is holding you back from attaining it. Allow yourself the opportunity to focus on your goals, strengths, values, and motivation to create a more satisfying future.       


Kari Hadley, M.A., LPC

kari@arlingtoncounselinggroup.com
Treatment specializations include:
Depression
Anixety/Stress Management
Family / Marriage Counseling
Domestic Violence
Trauma, Grief and Loss
Self-Esteem/Body Image
Women's Issues
Adolescent Adjustment Issues


Kari earned both her Bachelor's in Psychology and her Master's in Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.  She currently works full time as an adolescent therapist at Sundance Behavioral Healthcare providing individual, group and family counseling to 9th-12th graders and their families.  She also sees private practice clients on evenings and weekends. 

Kari employs a family systems approach to therapy, focusing on patterns of behavior and ways in which we define ourselves within the context of our relationships with others.  We often find ourselves resorting to the same ineffective strategies to solve problems despite the fact that they don't work time and again.  To achieve a better outcome, it is necessary to bypass those default reactions and choose another more efficient approach.  It can be difficult to accept or admit that we need help, but it is often necessary to obtain an objective viewpoint to see what years of emotional decisions have obscured from view.  In order to be our authentic selves, we need to celebrate our strengths and successes and use them to overcome our current difficulties.


Alandiaz D. McKinnie, M.A., LPC
D.McKinnie@arlingtoncounselinggroup.com                                           

Treatment specializations include:
Child or Adolescent
Behavioral Issues
Family Conflict
Depression
Anixety/Stress Management
Drug Abuse
Coping Skills
Teen Violence / Self Esteem
Parenting
Anger Management

I earned a master’s in professional counseling from Argosy University in Dallas TX and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since 2007 I have been serving in the mental health field where my passion for helping my clients reach new levels in their lives continues to grow.  I continue to serve others as an adolescent therapist at Sundance Behavioral Health Hospital.  At Sundance I  facilitate individual, group and family therapy to clients struggling with a wide array of concerns.  I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, substance abuse, disruptive behavior and adjustment challenges.  

Throughout life I have learned there is no “cookie cutter” or “one size fits all” approach to learning how to manage this thing called life.   Although I do not present that I have all the answers, I provide an open and safe environment where the various facets of your concerns can be addressed.

I have a true passion for working with youth and their families’. Frequently we find a parent and child engaging in power struggles leading to discord within the family system.  In efforts to reduce these struggles I focus on how one can gain control of their own behavior, thinking pattern and even feelings. This not only promotes responsibility for ones actions towards another but also helps one gain a sense of control.

There are times when we feel powerless in managing the stress that life throws at us.  As a result, our view is limited and we perceive our coping options to be few.  I use reality and choice therapy to help one open their eyes to what’s in our control and how we can use those things to bring about change in our own lives.  Through encouragement and openness to work as a team we can together learn how to regain control over life’s concerns.


Troy Callaway, M.S., LMFT
Troy@arlingtoncounselinggroup.com       

Treatment specializations include:
Marriage/ Couples
Adolescent
Family
Substance Abuse / Addictions
Depression
Anixety/Stress Management
Sexual Issues



Troy has worked with adolescents and families for many years; specializing in all forms of addictions and sexual issues.  He is a licensed marriage and family therapist and will do home visits provided there are no violence or safety issues.  Mr. Callaway worked for New Life Clinics, Paul Meier Day Hospital and outpatient clinic for several years, deepening his skills in Biblical Christian counseling.