Dr. Paul Stanford, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LCMFT
Speciality: Anger Management Career Counseling Coping Skills Depression Divorce Domestic Violence Family Conflict Infidelity Marital and Premarital Men's Issues Parenting Relationship Issues Sex Counseling Sex Therapy Sexual Addiction Spirituality
Price: Phd ($155/hr)Request Appointment
I specialize in treating couples and individuals with relationship issues. Whether you’re married, living together, or dating, I’m experienced in helping people just like you. Or maybe you’re divorced and need help co-parenting, I work that population too. I am trained in interpersonal relationship dynamics and processes. I’ve conducted research on couples and would love to help your relationship thrive. I help people reconnect with their partner, rekindle the passion they once had, and redefine their relationship moving forward. I work WITH clients instead of for them. Your goals are my goals and I have the training and experience to assist you in meeting those goals.
Dr. Stanford is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (#202565) in Texas and a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (# LCM532) in Maryland. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy, and from Florida State University with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Stanford is an adjunct professor for the marriage and family therapy program at Texas A&M – Central Texas and Pepperdine University, teaching courses in family theory and couples therapy among others.
Dr. Stanford is a certified service provider for Twogether in Texas, a trained facilitator of the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP), and a certified provider of Discernment Counseling. Dr. Stanford also has training in couples therapy, sex therapy, sexual abuse and trauma, and play therapy. Dr. Stanford has interned at the Brief Therapy Institute in Fort Lauderdale, the Center for Couples and Family Therapy at Florida State University, Healing Transitions: Creative Counseling for Children and Families, Inc., and S.U.P.E.R.B., an anti-bullying program. Dr. Stanford has conducted research on romantic relationships, specializing in the effects and aftermath of infidelity. Dr. Stanford is also a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a Member at Large on the Board of Directors for the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT).
Lexi Sorbara, M.A., LMFT-Associate
Speciality: Alcohol Use Anxiety Asperger's Syndrome Behavioral Issues Bipolar Disorder Child or Adolescent Coping Skills Depression Dissociative Disorders Divorce Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence Dual Diagnosis Family Conflict Grief Life Transitions Marital and Premarital Mood Disorders Peer Relationships Relationship Issues School Issues Self Esteem Self-Harming Sexual Abuse Stress Substance Use Suicidal Ideation Teen Violence Trauma and PTSD Women's Issues
Price: Masters ($125/hr)Request Appointment
I believe everyone is an artist, has a story worth telling, and deserves to be heard. As an art therapist, I observe unique patterns and themes in the art process with each of my clients to help fuel self-reflection and increase self-awareness. It is also my belief (and backed by research) that the therapeutic relationship is the top priority. The therapy room and artwork can act as a container to hold space for fear, hopes, and desires. In this way, cultivating reciprocal trust, collaboration, and openness are pivotal to creating a space to safely practice tools and express emotions freely. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate (LMFT-A) and Provisional Art Therapist (ATR-P), I use the process of art with clients and a mind-body connection to cultivate positive change and growth. Art is a dynamic and tangible tool that allows for self-expression, freedom to make mistakes, and acts as an extension of the self. With this newfound awareness and openness, clients begin to shift their narrative to a story of resiliency, self-compassion, and confidence to be the best version of themselves.
I practice mainly using attachment-based Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. This means that I believe the language we use shapes the story we tell ourselves and, in turn, how we relate to others. In the therapeutic process, I take into account the whole person and view each of my clients from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens. I hold the assumption that everyone has been impacted by past events, experiences, and emotions which shaped the person they have become. Trauma can leave us with wounded inner parts of ourselves that need healing. As a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200), I utilize mindfulness-based and breath practices to help inform clients where they hold their emotions and help them move through it. I am also an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained therapist, which is a tool to help resolve traumatic memories and the negative beliefs about oneself. Through collaboration with the client, we seek to determine patterns of what is working and what no longer serves them in their day-to-day lives.
Lexi Sorbara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts Management with a focus in non-profits with a double minor in Spanish and Studio Art from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. After working in an art gallery and meeting an art therapist, Lexi moved to California for graduate school. Lexi completed her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, Art Therapy Psychology from Notre Dame de Namur University. Lexi is now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (#203881) and Provisional Art Therapist (#19-479) working under the supervision of Dr. Maria LaVorgna-Smith (#3470). She is experienced in serving individuals, couples, and families of all ages. Lexi previously interned in two K-8 Montessori public schools within the San Mateo Foster City School District in California. Lexi worked for a year with a nonprofit called Brighter Tomorrows, serving individuals, couples, and families who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. Lexi currently works part-time at Hickory Trail Hospital, a behavioral health facility, where she facilitates art therapy groups with the pediatric through geriatric units. Her specialties include individual and family counseling, art therapy, trauma/post-traumatic stress, life transitions, identity issues, domestic and sexual violence, anxiety and stress reduction, grief and loss, and communication skills.
Megan Pardy, M.S., LMFT
Speciality: Anxiety Coping Skills Grief Life Transitions Marital and Premarital Parenting Relationship Issues Self Esteem Stress Women's Issues
Price: Masters ($125/hr)Request Appointment
We don’t have to do it all alone. We were never meant to.
— Brené Brown
The quote above drives my work as a therapist because I believe that we need the help and connection of others to thrive; and that is where I fit into the picture. As an LMFT-Associate I am trained in relational systems and have the ability to help individuals, couples, and families to create and maintain connections that bring joy and belonging into your lives. Studies show that people with deep and meaningful relationships have better mental and physical health than those who lack those relationships, which is why I am so passionate about working with you to make sure those relationships are healthy and happy.
I practice mainly from the therapy lenses provided by Contextual Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. This means that I believe that having context and background into issues, relationships, and ourselves is an important place to gather understanding and then once we have that understanding, we can move to a place where we use that context to find solutions. That being said, I believe that the therapeutic relationship with my clients is the most important component to creating effective change, so I meet my clients where they are and create a plan on a case-by-case basis to best meet your unique and specific needs.
Megan Pardy received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as her Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University. Mrs. Pardy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#202912). She is experienced in running Pre-Marital workshops and is trained in the ‘Great Start’ Pre-Marital Curriculum as well as the most widely used and proven curriculum, Prepare Enrich. She previously interned at Hospice of Lubbock providing grief counseling and running grief support groups. Mrs. Pardy also interned at Texas Tech University’s Counseling Center providing individual and couples counseling to a wide range of clientele. Mrs. Pardy spent several years working with families offering family counseling and parenting skills with a program under the Family and Youth Services sector of the state government. Her specialties include individual and couples counseling, premarital counseling, life transitions, anxiety and stress reduction, female empowerment, LGBTQIA+ counseling, grief and loss, coping skills, and parenting skills.
Ingrid Kepinski, M.S., LMFT-Associate
Speciality: Anxiety Chronic Pain Codependency Coping Skills Couples Depression Domestic Abuse Domestic Violence Emotional Disturbance Family Family Conflict Individual Infidelity Marital and Premarital Mood Disorders Parenting Premarital Relationship Issues Sex Counseling Stress Trauma and PTSD Women's Issues
Price: Masters ($125/hr)Request Appointment
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whether it’s events in the past that have left you scarred, events in the future that are giving you anxiety, current problems with relationships, or all of the above, I believe what’s within you is what matters most. That is how I approach therapy.
My training has been with individuals, couples, and families. I have learned to be flexible and creative when working with families so that I can connect with all ages. I work to change how the whole family experiences one another, allowing all family members to feel more connected and consequently more open and trusting. With couples I use Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which emphasizes understanding and communicating emotional experiences with your partner. Often couples think it’s a communication issue but the problem often goes much deeper. My goal is for you both to feel safe enough with each other to turn toward each other in times of need and strengthen your bond. With individuals I use a blend of therapies including mindfulness. Ultimately I want to help you optimize the way you think, feel, and even breath in order to feel less overwhelmed by stress and emotion, and more confident to navigate life’s challenges. The style of therapies I use are evidence-based, meaning that studies have shown them to be effective. That’s important to me as a therapist because I want know I am providing you the best help I can.
Ingrid Kepinski is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (#203610) in Texas under Dr. Paul Stanford’s (#202565) supervision. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, the University of Texas at Dallas with a Master’s in Applied Cognition and Neuroscience, and from Texas Woman’s University with a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy. Ingrid Kepinski is has completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and received training by Connie Cornwell who was trained by EFT’s creator Dr. Sue Johnson and Gail Palmer. She completed her internship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Family Studies Center, where she worked with diverse couples, families referred by various local and charter schools, and clinical populations referred by psychiatrists and other clinics at the hospital. Ingrid Kepinski has worked in research and has been published on studies exploring substance dependence and personality, substance dependence and neural substrates, and on chronic pain and opioids. She has collaborated on research studies exploring various topics including psychopathy, attachment, racial experience, and hormonal impact on behavior. She is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and Society of Neuroscience (SFN).
Dr. Melissa Hunter, Ph.D., LMFT
Speciality: Alzheimer's Anger Management Anxiety Career Counseling Chronic Illness Chronic Pain Coping Skills Depression Divorce Family Conflict Grief Infertility Life Coaching Life Transitions Marital and Premarital Obesity Parenting Peer Relationships Postpartum Pregnancy Prenatal Relationship Issues Self Esteem Sex Therapy Spirituality Stress Women's Issues
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I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.
— Maya Angelo
Sometimes we can get thrown into changes we weren’t ready for: a personal or family member with a medical diagnosis, an unexpected death of a loved one, struggles with infertility, or relationship challenges. Maybe the change is welcomed: a recent engagement or marriage, the birth of a child, graduation, or a child moving on to college. Regardless of whether these changes are expected or unexpected, wanted or unwanted, I am confident that together, we can embrace these changes in the midst of our joy or grief and become our own resources when we learn new ways to approach the issue or the situation. This is the heart of my therapeutic approach. I believe individuals, couples, and families have the ability to change—sometimes they just need some assistance to do so. With almost 20 years of experience working with couples, individuals, and families, I have helped many clients obtain the tools necessary to improve their lives. I am ready to walk with you on your journey and look forward to discovering ways which strengthen your approach to life’s changes. I’m experienced in working with: grief/loss, spirituality, premarital/marital, parenting, discernment counseling, children/adolescence, coping skills, infertility issues, depression, and stress/anxiety.
Dr. Hunter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#203169) in Texas. She graduated from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with a Bachelor’s degree in Religion, received a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Truett Seminary at Baylor University, and has a Ph.D. in Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. She brings a history of experience working in the church where she did pastoral counseling, premarital counseling, and led parenting and couple’s classes. If applicable, she utilizes her clients’ faith and spirituality, whatever they may be, as useful tools to aid in the change process. She has worked with all ages ranging from preschool to senior adults. She also specializes in discernment counseling, a process for helping couples make a more informed decision about whether they want to work on the relationship or end the relationship. In addition, her background as a hospice chaplain has familiarized her with the challenges that come with bereavement, grief, and loss in a variety of different family situations. She is also a certified facilitator of Prepare/Enrich, the most widely used and validated premarital assessment and training program.
Dr. Nazia Hossain, Ed.D., LMFT-Associate
Speciality: Anxiety Career Counseling Divorce Domestic Abuse Emotional Disturbance Family Conflict Grief Infertility Infidelity Internet Addiction Life Coaching Life Transitions Marital and Premarital Obesity Parenting Peer Relationships Postpartum Pregnancy Prenatal Racial Identity Relationship Issues School Issues Self Esteem Sex Therapy Sexual Addiction Sleep or Insomnia Stress Suicidal Ideation Trauma and PTSD Video Game Addiction Weight Loss Women's Issues
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You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Every now and then you may stumble on one of life’s many challenges whether it be interpersonal, familial, marital, or within yourself. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help, and the first and most important step is to just show up. Life is filled with many uncertainties; you do not have to do it alone. I am here to join you on your journey.
Connecting with a therapist can be a difficult but important step, and I want you to feel safe and comfortable enough to discuss anything. I am dedicated to providing my clients a safe, empathetic, warm, judgement-free zone. Therapy can do amazing things from healing and coping to finding the courage that is already within you. My goal is to get you tangible results in the shortest time possible using practical techniques.
I believe your ability to heal is already in you. I see myself as an additional resource to help with the process. I start each session asking what your desired outcomes are and everything we discuss afterwards will relate those goals you listed during that session. I believe that change is only change if it is noticed, either by you or maybe even those around you. If we program our brains to see change, we are more likely to change. Even if a problem is big and the work is hard, I believe we can get through it. Sometimes it hard to say things out loud. Worthwhile change is not typically easy. Through the therapeutic process you will not only be able to see the change, but feel the difference. And as a therapist, I am blessed with the opportunity to help you reach your full potential.
Dr. Hossain received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Hossain went on to complete her Master’s of Science in Counseling with a focus in Family and Marriage Therapy from Southern Methodist University, as well as her Doctorate in Higher Education Policy & Leadership from Southern Methodist University. Dr. Hossain is a Licensed Family and Marriage Therapy Associate (#203866) working under the supervision of Dr. Paul Stanford (#202565).
Dr. Hossain listens to each client’s needs and interests to provide therapy catered to them specifically. Dr. Hossain enjoys art and uses embodied art therapy to help clients find the mind-body connections for mental, physical, and emotional healing. She trained in grief counseling at Journey of Hope, where she provided mentoring and ran support groups for youth. Dr. Hossain is also skilled in play therapy and offers Garry Landreth’s Child-Parent Relation Therapy to strengthen the quality of parent-child attachment bonds. Dr. Hossain makes a careful analysis of each client’s needs and interests to allow clients to repair and sustain their relationships. She has studied multiple counseling approaches and has a passion for systems therapy. Through a Bowenian lens, she helps clients learn to become less emotionally reactive. From Gottman’s method, she helps her clients manage conflicts instead of struggling to live in a conflict-free relationship. Through Solution-Focused Therapy, she helps couples develop healthier roles, interactions, and dynamics. She also provides Discernment Counseling for couples in which one or both partners is “leaning out”. Dr. Hossain can help tackle relationship hurdles, strengthen intimacy, and help you live the life you dreamed of.
Dr. Hossain is multilingual and enjoys working with clients from diverse ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds and across multicultural and minority issues. Dr. Hossain speaks Bengali fluently and understands and can communicate in Hindi and Urdu proficiently.