Our Galleria Team

For your convenience, we offer a variety of counseling services at our Farmers Branch office. 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. 

Please excuse our dust as our building begins a full remodel. 

 

 
 

Galleria Office Location

(214) 530-0021
Info@taylorcounselinggroup.com

13612 N. Midway Road
Suite 350
Farmers Branch, Texas 75244

 

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.

Lori Shaw

Lori has spent the majority of her career in the school setting.  Having worked with students and families at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, she is at ease and experienced in counseling all age groups. 

Larry Barber

Larry believes that his responsibility as a counselor is to be a companion for his clients as they go through dark, difficult times in their lives toward finding healing and hope. 

 

Amy Cringole

Amy received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She went on to earn her masters degree from Texas Women’s University with a dual licensure in Marriage and Family therapy and Professional Counseling. 

Lauren Gilland

Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University and master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Her passion is walking alongside her clients in their journey’s toward healing, peace, and a meaningful life.

 
 

Alfred Horstman

Alfred has counseled a variety of people in all stages of life and has a great passion for relationship and family issues. He believes that a client-centered approach is the basis for a person to be heard, understood, and accepted, which is the first step in understanding others and resolving issues or potential issues. Alfred brings his life experience to pre-marriage, marriage, divorce, post-divorce, blended family, nontraditional family, and singles counseling, as well as trauma, grief and loss, and appropriate boundaries.

Johanna Horstman

Johanna Horstman graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with degrees in Christian education and Biblical counseling.  Johanna believes that all people should be treated with dignity, grace, and mercy, and that everyone struggles with the basic building blocks of society:  relationships.  She works with individuals, married couples, families, employees, and small groups. 

 
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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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    Lori Shaw, M.S. LPC-S

    Lori K. Shaw, M.S. LPC-S earned her undergraduate degree in Education from North Texas State University and her master’s degree in Counseling from East Texas State University.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Texas certified school counselor and teacher.  Lori has spent the majority of her career in the school setting.  Having worked with students and families at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, she is at ease and experienced in counseling all age groups.  Because Lori has a deep understanding of the need to build a bridge between therapy and school to achieve solution focused outcomes, she will work closely with her client’s school counselor, thereby creating a holistic support system.

    Lori is passionate about helping clients of all ages with behavioral, emotional and social concerns in a collaborative and client centered approach. As she guides her clients through their specific concerns, she helps them develop techniques to manage these issues and make good decisions. She specializes in working with clients during crisis situations such as suicide ideation and trauma, as well as significant life altering circumstances including academic transitions, familial changes, parenting issues, etc. 

    Lori will work with the client individually and with the family, if desired, to help create/maintain healthy relationships and emotionally balanced lives. 

     

     

     

    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: 5+
    • Play Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Depression & Anxiety
    • Suicidal Ideation
    • LGBTQ Issues
    • ADHD
    • Distance Counseling
    • LPC Intern Supervision 

     

       
       
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      Larry M. Barber, M.A. LPC-S, CT

      Marriage, couples and individual counseling has been the focus during the 15 years Larry has worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  He is convinced that through counseling, especially Christian counseling, marriages, relationships and lives can experience healing, transformation and fulfillment. Larry is a certified facilitator in the Prepare and Enrich Program providing marital and premarital counseling utilizing that program.

      Larry works with those suffering traumatic and life changing events.  He specializes in counseling for trauma, grief and loss, divorce, anger issues, anxiety, depression, chronic illness and end-of-life issues.In addition, Larry has worked with men’s issues including porn and sexual addiction. 

      Larry received his master’s degree in Counseling from Amberton University.  Prior to that he earned a bachelor’s degree in Oral Communications from Baylor University and a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Abilene Christian University.  He is certified in Thanatology (the study of Death, Dying and Bereavement) through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).  He has also received certification in Death and Grief Studies through the Center For Loss and Life Transition and Colorado State University. He is the author of the grief survival guide Love Never Dies: Embracing Grief With Hope and Promise.

       

       

       

      INSURANCE NETWORKS

      • Pending: Aetna

      • Pending: Blue Cross Blue Shield

      • Pending: Cigna Behavioral Health

      • Optum OON

      • Pending: PHCS/Multiplan

      • Pending: Scott & White Health Plan

      • Pending: Tricare

      • Out of Network Provider

      COUNSELING SERVICES

      • Ages: 13+

      • Grief and Loss

      • Trauma

      • Life Transitions

      • Chronic Illness

      • End of Life Issues

      • Mariage Counseling

      • Christian Counseling

      • Sex and Porn Addiction

       

       
       
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      Amy Cringole, M.S. LPC, LMFT

      Amy received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy from Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She went on to earn her masters degree from Texas Women’s University with a dual licensure in Marriage and Family therapy and Professional Counseling.

      She has extensive experience with adolescents and families recovering from crisis. Amy works with families and individuals specifically coping with adjustment and mood disorders, depression, self-injury, anxiety, and family issues. Her understanding of marriage and family dynamics provides a systemic focused environment for growth and healing for individuals, families, and couples. 

       

       

       

      INSURANCE NETWORKS

      • Aetna

      • Blue Cross Blue Shield

      • Pending: Cigna Behavioral Health

      • Optum OON

      • Pending: PHCS/Multiplan

      • Pending: Scott & White Health Plan

      • Pending: Tricare

      • Out of Network Provider

      COUNSELING SERVICES

      • Ages: 12+

      • Family Therapy

      • Depression & Anxiety

      • Suicidal Ideation

      • Self Harm

      • Couples Counseling

      • Distance Counseling

       

       
       
      Lauren Gilland

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      Lauren Gilland, M.A. LPC

      Lauren is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University and master’s degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. Her passion is walking alongside her clients in their journey’s toward healing, peace, and a meaningful life. 

      Lauren is skilled and experienced in working with a wide variety of ailments including anxiety, cultural conflict, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, life transitions, mood disorders, personality disorders, relational strain, spiritual crisis, substance abuse, and trauma. She works primarily with older adolescents and adults and specializes in integration of a variety of interventions from ACT, CBT, DBT, EFT, family systems therapy, and motivational interviewing. Based on clients’ personalities, Lauren also includes creative elements, such as art and music, into her therapeutic work. 

       

       

       

      INSURANCE NETWORKS

      • Pending: Aetna

      • Pending: Blue Cross Blue Shield

      • Pending: Cigna Behavioral Health

      • Optum OON

      • Pending: PHCS/Multiplan

      • Pending: Scott & White Health Plan

      • Pending: Tricare

      • Out of Network Provider

      COUNSELING SERVICES

      • Ages 16+

      • Codependency and Enmeshment

      • Domestic Violence

      • Eating Disorders

      • Faith-Based Counseling

      • Identity Development

      • Substance Abuse Disorders

      • Stress Management

      • Trauma and PTSD

       
       
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      Alfred Horstman, M.A. LPC Intern

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

      Alfred received his undergraduate degree in education from the University of Kansas, and master’s degrees in counseling and education from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Dr. Christopher Taylor, PhD, LPC-S.  Alfred has counseled a variety of people in all stages of life and has a great passion for relationship and family issues. He believes that a client-centered approach is the basis for a person to be heard, understood, and accepted, which is the first step in understanding others and resolving issues or potential issues. Alfred brings his life experience to pre-marriage, marriage, divorce, post-divorce, blended family, nontraditional family, and singles counseling, as well as trauma, grief and loss, and appropriate boundaries.


      Alfred and his wife, Johanna, have training in pornography addiction and intimate partner abuse and have developed and presented seminars on the subjects at Dallas Theological Seminary. In addition to his training under Mark Laaser and William Struthers in pornography addiction, Alfred has Gottman level one marriage training and is a certified Prepare/Enrich and Marriage Strong facilitator. Alfred also provides a unique opportunity by partnering with his wife, Johanna, for couples who wish to be counseled with a team approach that offers added insight and gender equality to the counseling sessions.

      COUNSELING SERVICES

      • Age: 18+
      • Marriage & Couples Counseling
      • Faith-Based Counseling
      • Family Therapy
      • Divorce Intervention & Recovery
      • Pornography Use & Addiction
      • Partner Violence
      • Trauma and Grief Counseling
      • Distance Counseling

       

         
         
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        Johanna Horstman, M.A. LPC Intern

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

        Johanna Horstman graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with degrees in Christian education and Biblical counseling.  Johanna believes that all people should be treated with dignity, grace, and mercy, and that everyone struggles with the basic building blocks of society:  relationships.  She works with individuals, married couples, families, employees, and small groups.  Areas of specialization include premarital, marriage, divorce intervention, pornography and/or sex addiction, intimate partner violence, communication and conflict resolution, trauma, and grief/loss.  Along with her husband, Alfred, Johanna has developed and led seminars on pornography addiction and intimate partner violence.  She counsels from a person-centered theory and is a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator, a certified Marriage Strong facilitator, and has received Level One training in the Gottman method.  Johanna and Alfred occasionally partner together for couples counseling.  Johanna is an LPC-Intern supervised by Dr. Christopher Taylor, Ph.D., LPC-S.

        COUNSELING SERVICES

        • Age: 12+
        • Couples Counseling & Relational Development
        • Divorce Intervention
        • Pornography & Sex Addiction
        • Partner Violence 
        • Faith-Based Counseling
        • Grief and Loss Therapy
        • Distance Counseling