OUR COUNSELORS
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

GINGER LEDET

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 WEAVER

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

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

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 HARMONSON

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 IVEY

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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SONJA JACKSON

Sonja graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a passion for working with women addressing relationship and parenting issues. She has also provided couples counseling, premarital counseling, and facilitated recovery support groups.

Sonja is active in the discipleship group and one-on-one ministry at her church. Her original plan was to provide counseling as part of a church staff. The Lord guided her steps to accomplish this goal. Happily married to Les for 29  years, they have 2 adult sons and, for 15 years, she was able to dedicate her energy to being a full time mom. Because of this, she understands the trials and struggles of life.

It is her desire to come along side her clients and help them address the challenges they are facing. Their emotional state may bring them in for counseling, but in order to have lasting change, she believes they also need help understanding the cognitive processes behind those emotions and behavior. Sonja’s task as a counselor is to help her clients evaluate their belief system, analyze how it is effecting their emotions and behavior, and assist them in developing thought patterns that foster mental health.

BRITTANY CRUSE

Brittany is a Licensed Master Social Worker under direct supervision from Lauren Scott LCSW. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master’s in Social Work, as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology.

Brittany uses an eclectic approach to therapy with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has a passion for working with teens and adults who struggle with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, family issues, abuse, grief, obsessive compulsive disorder and more. She has a love for connecting with people on an authentic, personal level in an effort to make sense of, and work through life’s struggles, and become one’s healthiest self- emotionally, physically and spiritually.

LISA LOPER

Lisa Loper is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern with a Masters of Education in School Counseling and an Advanced Certificate in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Lisa is supervised by Meredith Ivey LPC-S, RPT-S. She has 5 years’ experience as a school counselor in Pre-K – 12th grade. Lisa loves working with children and women to help them recognize and utilize the tools and strengths they have in order to overcome challenges. Lisa has experience in counseling anxiety, depression, relational conflict, low self-esteem, grief, and helping children with issues related to divorce, family conflict, academic concerns, social issues and behavioral problems. She also has 4 years of ministry experience, working with Christians to understand what the bible says is the truth of who Christ is and the truth of who they are in Christ.

ERIN CORBY

Erin Corby is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under direct supervision of Dr. Cassie Reid. Erin received her Master of Arts in Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Dallas Baptist University. Erin has previous experience providing therapy to children, teens and adults at a local non-profit organization, and has worked in the intake department of a psychiatric hospital helping those in a crisis state get the help that they need. Erin works with children, adolescents and adults that are struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflict and divorce, low self-esteem, relationship issues, abuse victimization, and grief and loss. Erin views each person as a unique individual struggling with unique obstacles. Erin wants to help empower her clients and help identify the strengths that they didn’t know they had, while helping to develop new strengths.

STEFANIE RITZ

Stefanie Ritz is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern (LPC-Intern) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Intern (LCDC-Intern) under the supervision of Dr. Rhonda Johnson, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S, NCC, CEAP. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a masters of science degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Having gained many years of experience and special training in counseling, play therapy, and trauma work, she has worked with children and their families as young as age three and up, as well as with adults. With a diverse background, her past experiencing includes working with individuals adjusting to the challenges of disabilities, children and families in the foster care system, sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, individuals experiencing profound grief and loss, and both children and adults in a psychiatric inpatient and outpatient hospital setting. Stefanie specializes in working with individuals of all ages dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, bipolar and other mood disorders, chemical dependency and substance use disorders, codependency, and individuals impacted by loved ones living with a disorder.

Stefanie brings a unique understanding of recovery, overcoming, and learning to thrive to the therapeutic relationship. This gives her the great strength of empathy and belief in each person’s ability for growth and renewal. She faithfully walks alongside each client in support as they make positive steps toward real and healthy change.

HEATHER CRAIG

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivey and Dr. Dan Clement.  She is a graduate of the Masters in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. Heather has an Associates Degree in Business, and she has worked in the travel industry as a sales professional. In addition, she was been a Realtor in the local market. In 2011 Heather felt impressed to pursue counseling. She obtained a Bachelors in Arts and Sciences in Psychology from Dallas Baptist University in 2014 and went on to complete the counseling program.

Heather is passionate about people, with the same help she has been given she desires to help others. She is an ordained minister and served in a local church over the last 4 years in recovery and inner healing. She enjoys seeing people and families set free from the chains of substance abuse as well as the effects of trauma, grief, and other losses. She has experience working with individuals through depression, anxiety, and family issues. Heather is looking forward to walking with you on your journey of healing & wholeness.

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