Our Team

For your convenience, we offer a variety of counseling services at our Dallas, Farmers Branch, and Southlake offices. All of our providers are professionally trained, properly licensed, and highly skilled to help you meet your therapeutic goals. We accept most major insurances and are dedicated to providing high quality services at affordable rates. Our support staff is available to answer any questions you may have. 

 

 
 

Our Dallas Office

(214) 530-0021
Info@taylorcounselinggroup.com

11300 N. Central Expressway
Suite 610
Dallas, Texas 75243

Our Dallas Team

Dr. Christopher Taylor

Christopher S. Taylor, Ph.D. LPC-S is an adjunct professor of counseling ethics at Dallas Theological Seminary and Amberton University. As a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a master's degree in Counseling, Dr. Taylor utilizes existential psychotherapy to provide treatment for individuals struggling with loss of identity, depression, anxiety, and divorce recovery. As a Board-Approved Supervisor with a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision, Dr. Taylor currently provides supervision for licensed interns. In 2015, Dr. Taylor was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors as a professional member.

Mallory O'Neal

Mallory earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified middle school teacher, as well as a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator for premarital and marital counseling. Mallory specializes in adolescent issues, spirituality, depression and mood disorders, anxiety, body image issues, life stage transitions, couples and marital, interpersonal conflict and communication, parenting, and healthy boundaries in relationships.

Emily Larzabal

Having struggled with anxiety growing up, Emily Larzabal is well aware of how difficult it can be to deal with emotional issues. Wanting to provide the same healing she received through counseling, she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology as well as her master’s degree in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University.

Kimberly Presley

Kimberly earned her undergraduate degree and graduate degree in Social Work from Baylor University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who discovered her passion for helping others by growing up outside Chicago and getting to know the need in the city. She believes that we all have capacity for change and growth when we feel understood, fully known, and accepted.

Constance Canada

Constance Canada is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She received her undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Rehabilitation Services and her master's degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University.  Constance has worked with a broad spectrum of clients since receiving her master's degree in 2012.  She believes in assisting peo

Dianne Feria

Dianne Feria earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Ashford University and her master's in Community Counseling from Argosy University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who utilizes Adlerian psychotherapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy in helping individuals.

Natalie Niemann

Natalie is an experienced counselor who has worked in hospital and community settings. Throughout her career as a Licensed Professional Counselor, she has helped children, adolescents, and adults on issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma. .

Katherine Ansley

Katherine's educational background includes a Master of Arts in Licensed Personal Counseling from Amberton University and bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Texas.  

 

Sarah Cooke

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Board-Approved Supervisor. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Baylor University and her graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Allison Conway

Allison focuses on adolescent therapy, body image issues and eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from The University of New Mexico and her master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. 

 

Naomi Silva

Naomi Silva is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) therapist and also an Educational Therapist specializing in working with individuals with learning differences.

Christopher Hinds

Chris Hinds received an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from University Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

 
 

Shelley Litwak

A native of San Francisco, CA, Shelley received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Southern Methodist University. Shelley is working as an LPC Intern under the supervision of Dr. Christopher S. Taylor, PhD, LPC-S. 

David Buck

David R. Buck earned his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University and his bachelor’s degree in University Studies with a primary focus in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an LPC Intern under Dr. Taylor's supervision. 

 

 
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CHRISTOPHER S. TAYLOR, PH.D. LPC-S

Christopher S. Taylor, Ph.D. LPC-S is an adjunct professor of counseling ethics at Dallas Theological Seminary and Amberton University. As a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Counseling, Dr. Taylor utilizes existential psychotherapy to provide treatment for individuals struggling with loss of identity, depression, anxiety, and divorce recovery. As a Board-Approved Supervisor with a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision, Dr. Taylor currently provides supervision for licensed interns. In 2015 Dr. Taylor was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors as a professional member. In 2018 he was named Vice Chair of the board.

Working with various state and private organizations, such as Child Protective Services, since 2008 Dr. Taylor has experienced the lack of community support for broken homes in both urban and rural communities. In an endeavor to alleviate this issue, Dr. Taylor served as the court coordinator and program developer for Legacy Family Court in Dallas County from 2013 to 2016. In 2015 Legacy Family Court was recognized as “An Agent of Change” by The Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse and was awarded an official Resolution by Dallas County. In 2016 the Agricultural Commissioner appointed Dr. Taylor to serve on the Rural Health Task Force to assist in developing solutions for the expansion of mental health programs in rural Texas communities. 

Dr. Taylor completed his bachelors of arts in Philosophy with a focus of existentialism at Texas A & M University. He continues to research and write on the subject of identity and existential development.

COUNSELING SERVICES

  • Existential Psychotherapy

  • Identity Development

 

 
 
 
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Mallory o'neal, M.A. LMFT

Mallory earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Texas A&M University and her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified middle school teacher as well as a certified Prepare/Enrich facilitator for premarital and marital counseling. Mallory specializes in depression and mood disorders, anxiety,  life stage transitions, couples and marital, interpersonal conflict and communication, parenting and healthy boundaries in relationships.

Mallory is a systems therapist incorporating multiple techniques into her approach. She has a passion for helping others understand and navigate through their complex worlds in order to achieve a happier and balanced way of life. In addition to her middle school teaching experience, Mallory has worked in a variety of counseling settings including intensive outpatient substance abuse clinics for adults and adolescents, non-profit counseling center for youth offenders and their families, faith-based pregnancy center, outpatient behavioral healthcare clinic, county jail, and private practice.

 

 

INSURANCE NETWORKS

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Cigna
  • Optum OON
  • PHCS/Multiplan
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Tricare

COUNSELING SERVICES

  • Ages 13+ (Mallory does not have evening or weekend availability)
  • Premarital and Marital Counseling
  • Parenting Education and Development
  • Codependency Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

 

     
     
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    Emily Larzabal, M.A. LPC

    Having struggled with anxiety growing up, Emily Larzabal is well aware of how difficult it can be to deal with emotional issues. Wanting to provide the same healing she received through counseling, she earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology as well as her master’s degree in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. Emily specializes in Shame, Boundary Issues, Codependency, Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma. Emily uses a Family Systems approach to identify core issues that may have started in childhood, Cognitive Behavioral Theory to help replace lies with truth, and Narrative Theory to help clients re-write their story. Emily has experience working in partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, non-profit centers counseling refugees, and private practice. 

     

     

     

    INSURANCE NETWORKS

    • Aetna
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna Behavioral Health
    • Optum OON
    • PHCS/Multiplan
    • Scott & White Health Plan
    • Tricare
    • Out of Network Provider

    COUNSELING SERVICES

    • Ages: 18+
    • Faith-Based Counseling
    • Couples Counseling
    • Shame
    • Trauma
    • Certified CPT Provider
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Codependency
    • Grief

     

       
       
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      Kimberly Presley, MSW, LCSW

      Kimberly earned her undergraduate degree and graduate degree in Social Work from Baylor University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who discovered her passion for helping others by growing up outside Chicago and getting to know the need in the city. She believes that we all have capacity for change and growth when we feel understood, fully known, and accepted. Each person is unique and sees the world differently and her hope is that she can understand, know, and accept you in order to assist you in the healing and growing process.

      Kimberly spent the majority of her career working at a Residential Treatment Center in Chicago. In Chicago's West side, she was first a Therapist, and later Clinical Director, for adolescents and their families who lived in the inpatient psychiatric facility. She specializes in adolescents, survivors of trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, complex family systems, self-image/self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and conflicts, and suicide. She utilizes various interventions from TF-CBT, CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, family systems, and strategic family therapy.

       

       

      INSURANCE NETWORKS

      • Aetna
      • Blue Cross Blue Shield
      • Cigna Behavioral Health
      • Optum OON
      • PHCS/Multiplan
      • Scott & White Health Plan
      • Tricare
      • Out of Network Provider

      COUNSELING SERVICES

      • Age: 12+
      • Trauma & PTSD
      • Cognitive Processing 
      • Adolescent issues
      • Depression & Anxiety
      • Mood Management
      • Couples Counseling
      • Faith-Based Counseling
      • Family Counseling
      • Stress Management 

       

         
         

        Constance Canada, M.A. LPC

        Constance will be on long term leave from June 1st 2018 to January 1st 2019.

        Constance Canada is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She received her undergraduate degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Rehabilitation Services and her masters in Professional Counseling from Amberton University.  Constance has worked with a broad spectrum of clients since receiving her graduate degree in 2012.  She believes in assisting people to reach their potential by being honest, straightforward, and meeting the clients where they are emotionally, so the therapeutic process will be tailored to you, the client. Life is difficult and everyone needs someone to talk to.

         

         

        INSURANCE NETWORKS

        • Aetna
        • Blue Cross Blue Shield
        • Cigna Behavioral Health
        • Optum OON
        • PHCS/Multiplan
        • Scott & White Health Plan
        • Tricare
        • Out of Network Provider

        COUNSELING SERVICES

        • Ages: 16+
        • Couples Counseling
        • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
        • Trauma
        • Depression
        • Anxiety
        • LGBTQ Issues
        • Distance Counseling

         

           
           
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          Dianne Feria, M.A. LPC

          Dianne earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from Ashford University and her Master's in Community Counseling from Argosy University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who utilizes Adlerian psychotherapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Therapy in helping individuals. As an Adlerian therapist, Dianne helps individuals overcome perceived barriers in their life by helping individuals challenge assumptions, attitudes, behaviors, and feelings about themselves and the world. Her goal is to help individuals feel significant, valued, encouraged, and confident. 

          Dianne has extensive background working with children, adults, and families in an inpatient and outpatient setting. She is also trained in working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, self-esteem and self-worth, domestic violence, grief, drug and alcohol addiction. Dianne is passionate about working with individuals experiencing psychosis and personality disorders. 

           

           

          INSURANCE NETWORKS

          • Aetna
          • Blue Cross Blue Shield
          • Cigna Behavioral Health
          • Optum OON
          • Scott & White Health Plan
          • Tricare

          COUNSELING SERVICES

          • Ages: 6+
          • Personality Disorders
          • Suicide Prevention
          • Domestic Violance
          • Psychosis
          • Trauma
          • Depression & Anxiety
          • Distance Counseling

           

             
             
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            Natalie Niemann, M.A. LPC-S

            Natalie is an experienced counselor who has worked in hospital and community settings. Throughout her career as a Licensed Professional Counselor, she has helped children, adolescents, and adults on issues such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse and trauma. She earned her Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Mary Baldwin College.

            Natalie utilizes a personalized approach combining interventions from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, motivational interviewing and choice theory tailored to meet the client’s needs. She is passionate about working with clients and helping them discover new, healthier ways to address their mental health needs. 

             

             

             

            INSURANCE NETWORKS

            • Aetna
            • Blue Cross Blue Shield
            • Cigna Behavioral Health
            • Optum OON
            • Scott & White Health Plan
            • Tricare
            • Out of Network Provider

            COUNSELING SERVICES

            • Ages: 8+
            • ADHD
            • Couples Counseling
            • Anger Management
            • Stress Managemnet
            • Depression & Anxiety
            • Substance Abuse
            • Trauma
            • LPC Intern Supervision

             

               
               
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              Katherine Ansley

              Life changes are frustrating and time consuming on everyone. Not everyone is able to roll with the punches or handle them well with a smile on their face. My perspective is “you are right”. This ‘adulting’ can be draining. I help my clients, from children to families, to find perceptive in the change and strengthen their confidents in themselves in a healthy and positive way. 

              People do not fit in boxes, so my therapy approach is fluid with the client. I have been trained in Play Therapy, Realty Therapy, and Humanistic Approach. 

              My educational background includes a MA in Licensed Personal Counseling from Amberton University and BS in Sociology, minor in Psychology from University of North Texas.  

               

               

              INSURANCE NETWORKS

              • Aetna

              • Blue Cross Blue Shield

              • Cigna Behavioral Health

              • Optum OON

              • Scott & White Health Plan

              • Pending: Tricare

              COUNSELING SERVICES

              • Ages: 12+

              • LGBTQ Community & Youth

              • Family Conflict

              • Communication Development

              • Depression & Anxiety

              • Divorce Recovery

              • Sex Trafficing Surviors

              • Trauma

               
               
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              Sarah Cooke, MSW, LCSW

              Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Board-Approved Supervisor. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Baylor University and her graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Sarah discovered her passion for helping others while pursuing her undergraduate degree. While at Baylor, Sarah volunteered with the Texas Youth Commission and Campfire USA, which allowed her to interact with mental health professionals and develop a drive for supporting others and providing a safe space for people to share their feelings.

              During graduate school, Sarah interned at a domestic violence and incest recovery center and Parkland Hospital. Sarah believes in the inherent resiliency within each person. Her goal is to help people process feelings in order to become healthier and happier. Sarah specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma support, stress management, and family counseling. She utilizes an eclectic approach combining interventions from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, motivational interviewing, and narrative therapy.

               

               

               

              INSURANCE NETWORKS

              • Aetna

              • Blue Cross Blue Shield

              • Cigna Behavioral Health

              • Optum OON

              • Pending: Scott & White Health Plan

              • Pending: Tricare

              COUNSELING SERVICES

              • Ages: 5+

              • Spanish Speaking

              • Depression & Anxiety

              • Teens and Adolescents

              • Family Counseling

              • Relationship Counseling

              • Women's Issues

              • Incest Recovery

              • Domestic Violence

              • Parenting Education

              • Trauma

               
               
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              Allison Conway, M.A. LPC

               

              Allison focuses on adolescent therapy, body image issues and eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and trauma. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from The University of New Mexico and her master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Allison is certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator for premarital and marital counseling.

              Allison has extensive experience treating adolescents in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including working with inpatient children and adolescents (ages 2 to 12) at Cook Children’s Hospital and residentially with adolescents at Heartlight Ministries. She also has experience leading group therapy related to body image and eating disorders and has volunteered to assist individuals calling a crisis hotline, and providing one-on-one counseling and group therapy for both adolescents and adults.

              Allison adopts a holistic approach in her practice, and seeks to address her patients’ psychological and mental as well as physical challenges. In addition to her work in counseling, Allison has significant experience related to health, nutrition, and wellness, and has been a certified personal trainer.

                 

                INSURANCE NETWORKS

                • Pending: Aetna
                • Pending: Blue Cross Blue Shield
                • Pending: Cigna Behavioral Health
                • Optum OON
                • Pending: Scott & White Health Plan
                • Pending: Tricare

                COUNSELING SERVICES

                • Age: 9+
                • Depression and Anxiety
                • Addiction
                • Faith-Based Counseling
                • Couples and Marriage
                • Eating and Body Image
                • Codependency
                • Distance Counseling
                 
                 
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                Naomi Silva, M.Ed. LPC

                Naomi Silva is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) therapist and also an Educational Therapist specializing in working with individuals with learning differences. She previously worked in a school setting as a counselor for adolescents and young adults. She specializes in working with adolescents and individuals of all ages in these areas: anxiety, depression, difficult life transitions, parenting, family conflict, setting healthy boundaries in relationships and trauma. She received her B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Biblical Studies from Biola University and her M.A. in Educational Counseling from Azusa Pacific University.

                 

                 

                 

                INSURANCE NETWORKS

                • Pending: Aetna

                • Pending: Blue Cross Blue Shield

                • Pending: Cigna Behavioral Health

                • Pending: Optum OON

                • Pending: Scott & White Health Plan

                • Pending: Tricare

                COUNSELING SERVICES

                • Ages: 12+

                • EMDR

                • Learning Differences

                • Adolescents/Young Adults

                • Trauma/Abuse/PTSD

                • Family Conflict/Relationship Issues

                 
                 
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                Christopher Hinds, M.R.C. LPC

                Chris Hinds received an undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from University Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Since then he has gone on as a Licensed Professional Counselor working with mental health struggles including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, and stress. He has also worked in facilities specializing in people with chronic illness including pain and traumatic brain injury.

                He has a passion for helping young adults adjust to difficult transitional periods in their lives and supporting them through the difficult issues that can arise in developing their identity and what they want out of their life. Knowing what to do once you are out of school or relatively new out in the “real world” can be a time of crisis. These can include self-esteem issues, conflicts, career difficulties, communication issues, and difficulty with interpersonal relationships. He has experience helping people of all ages through depression, anxiety, and stress. Having received counseling services in the past himself, he knows how difficult it can be to take the steps necessary to ask for help. He believes building a good relationship between therapist and client, along with concrete strategies, can help set people back on the road to recovery.

                 

                 

                 

                INSURANCE NETWORKS

                • Aetna

                • Blue Cross Blue Shield

                • Cigna Behavioral Health

                • Optum OON

                • Pending: PHCS/Multiplan

                • Scott & White Health Plan

                • Pending: Tricare

                • Out of Network Provider

                COUNSELING SERVICES

                • Ages: 16+

                • Anxiety and Depression

                • Identity Development

                • Career Counseling

                • Life Transitions

                • Traumatic Brian Injury

                • Depression & Anxiety

                • Stress Management

                • Trauma

                • Distance Counseling

                 

                 
                 
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                Shelley Litwak, M.A. LPC Intern

                Supervised by: Dr. Christopher S. Taylor, Ph.D. LPC-S

                A native of San Francisco, CA, Shelley received her Bachelor of Art in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Southern Methodist University. Shelley is a LPC Intern under the supervision of Dr. Christopher S. Taylor, PhD, LPC-S. 

                Throughout her career, Shelley has worked primarily in Higher Education, providing career counseling, supervision to peer mentors, and leading workshops on stress management. In addition to her time in Higher Education, Shelley has also worked for the Alzheimer’s Association, seeking appropriate care and services for individuals and families, as well as a mental health practicum counselor, providing intake, therapeutic counseling, and assessment to individuals across the life span. 

                Shelley utilizes a holistic approach to her work as a mental health professional, incorporating existential counseling, family systems, and mindfulness techniques. Shelley has a passion for assisting individuals in finding motivation and purpose at the core of their existence. Life can be complicated and stressful, but with support, compassion, and some laughter along the way, the possibilities are limitless. 

                 

                COUNSELING SERVICES

                • Age: 18+
                • Depression and Anxiety
                • Stress Management
                • LGBTQ Issues
                • Career Development 
                 

                David Buck, M.S. LPC Intern

                Supervised by: Dr. Christopher S. Taylor, Ph.D. LPC-S

                Not Currently Taking Accepting New Clients

                David R. Buck earned his Master’s of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University and his Bachelor’s in University Studies with a primary focus in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. David provides basic consultation and coaching services by partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential by providing support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the client already has in order to enhance the quality of their lives through individual, couples and family work. With an extensive background in private practice administration, David is now working under Christopher S. Taylor, Ph.D. LPC-S to learn the professional and clinical side of private practice. David also works as a clinician/technician at a local mental health and wellness center south of Dallas. His goal is to continue developing into an ethical and competent clinician providing guidance and support to his clients for more wellness-centered, fully actualized living.

                COUNSELING SERVICES

                • Age: 7+
                • Identity Development
                • Suicide Prevention
                • Depression
                • Anxiety
                • Stress Management
                • Grief Counseling
                • Divorce Recovery