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

Arlington

Ginger believes we all experience personal struggles, difficult circumstances and conflict in relationships. If you need help navigating change and healing, there is hope for you. Counseling provides an intentional time, safe place and caring relationship that can help guide you to hope, healing, and change.

Ginger is a LPC with 17 years of experience. She works with children, teens, women, and couples. When counseling children, Ginger incorporate play and creative activities. Parents and Ginger work together to support their child and Ginger offers a variety of ideas that often include Love & Logic strategies. Her strengths include Biblical Counseling and Solution Focused Therapy.

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” – Fred Rogers

 

JULIE WEAVER

Arlington

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

CAROL “CHARLENE” WELLS

Arlington, North Richland Hills, & Mansfield

Charlene Wells is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Charlene received her Master Degree in Social Work from University of Texas at Arlington and her Bachelor of Behavioral Science Degree from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas.

Charlene has over 15 years’ experience working with individuals and families of all ages and throughout all phases of life. She enjoys connecting to people, sees herself as a support to overcome the bumps in the road of life, and feels privileged to come to know people in a personal and very real way. Her experience includes counseling children, teenagers, adults, families, older adults. She uses a variety of approaches to address problems such as medical problems or delays, grief, end of life issues, adjustments, passing through different stages of life, changes in family life, anxiety and depression, trauma, abuse or violence.  Charlene is a Christian and enjoys supporting others who want to learn and grow in their Christian faith.

Charlene is experienced in Play Therapy, has worked with children from birth throughout childhood with medical or developmental issues, trauma, grief, adjustments, family separations, anxiety and depression, and issues such as abuse and violence. She has worked with children and families in a professional role for over 12 years, and as a mother of children with disabilities has worked countless hours as a volunteer in the public schools, churches, in a variety of roles to show compassion to children and families.

ASHLEY HARMONSON

Arlington and Mansfield

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

Arlington

Meredith Ivey is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supevisor as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Child Centered Play Therapist- Supervisor. She 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.

SONJA JACKSON

North Richland Hills

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.

SAM WEAVER

Arlington

For 20+ years, Sam Weaver has counseled individuals, couples, and families, served as youth pastor, marriage/family counselor, worked within in-patient and outpatient treatment centers, probate/drug courts, and psychiatric hospital settings. He has developed various programs including: anger management, men’s issues, co-dependency, relapse prevention, drug court, and dual diagnosis.

He utilizes cognitive-behavioral strategies (change your thinking first to act and feel different), and solution-focused brief therapy methods to work toward achieving notable progress within the least amount of time. Sam prefers to focus on the current issues and future goals, and help people improve their communication and coping skills.

LISA LOPER

North Richland Hills

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.

HEATHER CRAIG

Mansfield

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.

AMY SCARBOROUGH

Mansfield, Arlington

Amy is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivy LPC-S, RPT-S.  Amy has a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Education from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Amy is certified in the PREPARE/ENRICH Counseling program and enjoys helping couples grow in their marriage by resolving conflict and managing major stressors in their relationship and families. Amy has experience working with individuals battling anxiety, depression and relationship issues.  She enjoys working with teens, children, individuals, and couples.  Amy uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution-focused Brief therapy.

CHRISTINE RAGNAUTH

Arlington 

Christine is a Licensed Professional Counseling-Intern under the direct supervision of Mary Dainty, LPC-S. She received her graduate degree in counseling from Dallas Baptist University, and her undergraduate degree in Psychology (with an emphasis in School Guidance) from Southwestern Adventist University. Before beginning her studies in counseling, Christine took a year off to be a missionary teacher in the Pacific Islands. This experience gave her deeper insight into societal norms and cultural diversity. While abroad, she was also able to tangibly see the importance of building and nurturing healthy relationships with those around you. This furthured her passion for counseling. She has 6 years of experience as a teacher. During this period, she worked with students between the ages of 7 and 18. She loved teaching and guiding students, BUT her favorite part of being an educator was developing bonds with her students.

Christine believes compassion and empathy are necessary in a therapeutic relationship. She sees her clients as unique individuals and wants to help them navigate through the choppy waters of life. Counseling can be scary for new clients and Christine understands this. Her approach to therapy is client-centered and realistic. Implementing and applying various counseling techniques, she has seen success when working with clients dealing with stress management, goal setting, relationship issues, coping, grief, anxiety, depression, and problem solving. She continues to study and research in order to ensure that she is providing the best service possible.

LINDA “MICKEY” JENSEN

Arlington, Mansfield

Mickey Jensen is a Marriage and Family Therapy practicum student under the direct supervision of Meredith Ivey, LPC-S. She received a graduate degree in Pastoral Counseling from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, and is now completing her graduate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University.   Before determining to go into the field of counseling full-time, she worked as an elementary school teacher, provided family support for an online public school, and directed family ministries in the local church.

Mickey’s passion is helping couples and families to create a nurturing and supportive environment where members can grow as individuals and learn to develop healthy relationships. She is trained in PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) and certified in PREPARE/ENRICH for couples. She is also trained in Love and Logic Parenting.