We are a counseling practice in Arlington Texas. We work with children, adolescents, families, individuals, & couples.We also have pre-marital counseling available. Please call or E-mail our office if you would like more information or have any questions

(817) 723-1210 | info@compassioncounseling.us


Melissa G. Bagwell is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under direct supervision from Meredith Akin LPC-S. Melissa received her Master’s in Counseling and her Bachelor of Arts & Sciences in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University. She has a strong desire to meet hurting people where they are and help them see their potential for growth. Each individual is unique and she recognizes that one approach to counseling does not necessarily fit all. Melissa has experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, post-abortion recovery, family conflict, grief, low self-esteem, divorce recovery and abuse as well as many other issues. She works with adult and adolescent individuals as well as couples. She also works in a psychiatric hospital where she is gaining experience with profound mental illness and substance abuse.


Ginger Ledet is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Masters of Education in Counseling from Texas Christian University. Her counseling experience began 13 years ago with children and parents in the public school system and now includes women, couples and groups of all ages. She incorporates play and creative activities when counseling children and often includes a variety of strategies for parents including Love & Logic strategies. Her strengths include Biblical Counseling and she is certified in Prepare/Enrich.

Ginger believes that in life we all experience trouble of many kinds, hardship, pain and suffering. Broken hearts and struggling relationships are everywhere! If you are desperate in your need for healing and change, take heart for there is hope for you. Counseling provides an intentional time in this busy world for examining your heart in the midst of struggle. She believes counseling provides a safe and caring relationship in this process that can lead to hope, healing, and change.


Julie is bilingual (English/ Spanish). She has been married to the love of her life for 20 years and has three children. Her passion is working with couples to help their relationship reach its full potential. She has worked with couples 18+ years. Julie is certified in the PREPARE/ENRICH counseling program. Through her career, she also enjoyed working with adults and adolescents, helping them walk successfully through life’s difficulties. She has also worked with issues such as loss, anxiety, depression, victims of abuse and violence as well as adoption related issues.

Julie believes everyone has an ideal picture of what they would like their life to be. She wants to help  clarify your goals and help you take steps to make that image become reality. All of us encounter issues; without resolution, they can become major life problems. My focus is to work jointly on your needs in a non-judgmental manner. “My job is to work myself out of a job.  I want to give you the patience and support, along with tools, so you will no longer need me.” ~Julie Weaver


Amelia Worthen is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under the direct supervision of Meredith Akin-Ivey, LPC-S. Amelia received her Masters of Education in Counseling from Texas Tech University and Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She is privileged to help and walk beside others who are inspired to grow and change their lives for the better.  Amelia has worked in foster care and adoption for more than 9 years. She enjoys working with families and children and helping them manage the trauma past neglect, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse caused. Helping children heal and teaching families how to facilitate further healing out of a therapeutic relationship is extremely important.

Personally, Amelia believes that counseling is for everyone and that anyone willing to change or be healthy mentally and emotionally will benefit from therapy. Counseling is hard work and will require active participation. Amelia has experience in counseling teens and pre-teens from age 8 and up. She has provided group counseling, for teens, young adults, and foster/adoptive parents. She has worked with clients on issues of grief, childhood abuse, strained family relationships, depression, anxiety, and many other topics. She enjoys helping families who are struggling with adoption related issues and since she also works professionally with these types of families she believes it gives her more insight into various issues these families face. Amelia also enjoys working with families experiencing marriage difficulties, separation, divorce, or other hardships. She looks forward to supporting and assisting you in your journey.


Madelyn Murray is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under direct supervision from Meredith Akin LPC-S. Madelyn received her Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dallas Christian College.  Throughout her professional career, Madelyn has worked with families that are serving children through foster care and adoption. She has received training developing healthy family relationships through building trust based relationships. Madelyn has experience in counseling anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, family conflict, parenting issues, grief, children dealing with divorce, as well as many other issues. 


Ashley received her Master’s of Education in Counseling from Tarleton State University and her Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Texas at Arlington. Ashley has experience with play therapy, solution-focused counseling, and groups that address emotional, social, and academic concerns. This includes clients with a history of anxiety, Autism, abuse, divorce, bullying, Attention-Deficit Disorder, and foster care. Change is a natural and inevitable part of life. At times, every person has difficulty adjusting to those changes. This often can result in anxiety, anger, and sadness. Whether someone is grieving the loss of a loved one, celebrating a new child, adjusting to a new career or school, or struggling with relationships; everyone may need just a little help working through life’s challenges.

Ashley is passionate about helping clients reach the optimal level of joy and satisfaction in their lives and knows that seeking help shows incredible strength. Previously, she was a teacher for nine years and a school counseling intern. Throughout her career in education, she has gained experience with children with various psychological disorders and diverse backgrounds. She finds nothing more rewarding than watching clients work through their difficulties and seeing them come through them with success. 


Meredith Akin is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supevisor as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and has been counseling in Arlington for 7 years now. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master’s of Education in Counseling and has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University.

Meredith loves working with couples through whatever they may be facing. She enjoys working on communication and helping marriages thrive. Meredith is certified in the PREPARE/ENRICH counseling program. She specialized in Play Therapy during graduate school and enjoys working with children, adolescents, individuals, and families. In the past Meredith was a school teacher and school counselor and loves being able to continue serving clients in a private practice setting.

She has experience in counseling couples, pre-marital, grief, abuse, self-esteem, family relationships, as well as many other issues.







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