We all need someone to help us reach our full potential in Jesus Christ. Life creates wounds that if left unattended can cause even greater damage than the initial wound. Our general goal in counseling is to help you break free from the spiritual, mental, and emotional chains that bind.



  1. To help you overcome a current or past struggle that prevents you from functioning the way God intended
  2. To help you identify strategies in order to live the life that God intended for you
  3. To help you break free from the habits, behaviors, and thoughts that bind you

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Call us at 817.731.4480 or email us at [email protected]

Counseling Team Bios and NPIs

Aaron Johnson is a licensed Social Worker devoted to helping people move ahead. In addition to counseling he is able to consult about benefits and is experienced at helping people work on making their dreams become a reality. Aaron has a BA degree from the University of North Texas and has over thirty years of experience as a licenses Social Worker.

Edna Chism Nicholas is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and Certified Professional Coach. She is currently a PHD candidate at Texas Woman’s University in the family therapy department in Denton, Texas. She has over 15 years of experience working with numerous families and system collaborations across the state. She has history of class room experience in middle and high schools around Louisiana, Westwood College and currently Tarleton University in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked at MHMR of Tarrant for the past 12+ years, where she served as Program Manager of the Child and Adolescent Division, Team Leader of Disaster Relief, Team Leader of Juvenile Probation Family Partnership, Assistant Director of Youth Behavioral Health Services and currently in a leadership role at MHMR’s Youth center. She is the Founder of a private practice named Authentic Counseling and Coaching Center, LLC. In her practice, she works with families, individuals, and couples, utilizing various therapeutic approaches that include facilitating parenting skills, patient family education, case management, crisis intervention, EMDR therapy, and various trauma informed care modalities.

ACCC NPI: 1891105292
LCSW: 55023
LCDC: 12258
CPC: 2237

Tyjvanna Payne obtained a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston-Downtown, a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a Masters’ Degree in Counseling from Tarleton State University. She has worked as a Correctional Officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Institutional Division, a Jailer/Detention Officer with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office, and a Senior District Parole Officer with the State of Texas-Parole Division supervising a Sexual Offender caseload. She spent 8years as an Advanced Investigative Specialist with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Adult Protective Services program. Tyjvanna completed her in-school internship at Psychotherapy Services and Yokefellows (PSY) in August 2013 and completed her Licensed Professional Counselor hours at PSY in October 2015. She is currently an Affiliate Sex Offender Treatment Provider under the supervision of Lawrin Dean, MS, LPC, LSOTP-S and a full-time Licensed Professional Counselor at PSY providing treatment to adults and juvenile sexual abusers and privately contracts as a clinician through Authentic Counseling and Coaching, LLC meeting the behavioral health needs of general clients.

NPI: 1568816759
LPC #72405 exp 10/31/2017
ASOTP #99431 exp 2/28/19

Marcene Weatherall is the Coordinator of Counseling Intervention Services at Keller ISD and is a licensed chemical dependency counselor. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC in 1992 and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University in 1997. She has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment for 15 years in treatment, addiction recovery research and community coalition work. She was a probation officer in both Michigan and Texas for 10 years prior to that, holding a specialty caseload of offenders with mental health and substance abuse issues. She is currently responsible for the counseling intervention programming and services provided for students and families in KISD, provides presentations and trainings for staff and KISD community and parents, supervises a team of 13 intervention counselors, manages a community coalition and specializes in substance abuse interventions.

Dr. Leslie Griffin is the Founder and CEO of Marriage Champs, LLC., a faith-based ministry dedicated to helping couples strengthen and preserve their marriage. Dr. Griffin earned a BS in Sociology and Youth Studies from the University of Minnesota, a MS in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and a Ph. D. in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. She is also a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). When she’s not working with couples she spends her time writing, teaching and enjoying the company of family and friends.