Clinical Staff

Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D. LPC-S, ICP (IASIS Certified Provider)

Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D. LPC-S, ICP (IASIS Certified Provider)

My name is Jeremy Lelek, and I serve as the founder and president of Metroplex Counseling and Wellness. I have been a counselor since 1999, and have been a Licensed Professional Counselors since 2003. I hold a Ph.D. in Counseling Education and Supervision, an M.A. in Counseling, and a B.A. in Psychology.

I am also a Certified Provider with IASIS, a Micro-Current Neurofeedback system that offers cutting edge treatment to the brain. IASIS treatments are a naturopathic alternative to psychotropic medications, and are designed to impact the parasympathetic nervous system in such a way that symptoms such as depression, anxiety, anger, inattention, impulsively, addiction, and insomnia are positively impacted in a relatively short period of time.

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Additionally, symptoms associated with mild traumatic brain injuries, autism, PTSD, ADHD, Lyme’s Disease, concussions, Fibromyalgia, and eating disorders are also positively impacted by this treatment.

After 20 years of biblical counseling, and now treating various clients with IASIS for the last three months, I have been beyond amazed at the results I’ve witnessed for some of the most difficult emotional and mental issues on my case load (i.e., Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, PTSD, Addiction, Insomnia, Major Depression, Major Anxiety, etc.). I highly recommend this treatment! For more information check out our IASIS page.

As a counselor, I seek to use the gifts and knowledge God has given me to most effectively minister to those who seek my help for counseling issues. There are many “voices” in counseling, and over the past decade, I have learned that the clearest voice able to heal the extreme pain, disappointment, anger, fear, addiction, and brokenness of my counselees is that of God’s (as revealed in His Word, and through His Spirit).

I firmly believe that God’s Word is an infallible truth that abides for all eternity. Peter tells us, “The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord remains forever” (I Peter 1:25).

My aim as a counselor is to impart this divine truth in a relevant manner for my clients in such a way that it reveals the true nature of their problems (be it marriage, parenting, depression, anger, anxiety, addiction, homosexuality, sleeplessness, etc.), and in hopes it will move them toward true and lasting healing. I work hard to extend the love of Jesus to every person who walks through my door whether they embrace the Christian faith or otherwise.

Areas of specialty include: Marriage, pre-marital, parenting, depression, anger, anxiety, addiction, homosexuality, sexual abuse, stress, work related struggles, and sleeplessness. I also have extensive experience with those who have been diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

I am also the president of the Association of Biblical Counselors, the author of Biblical Counseling Basics (2018), co-host on the podcast, Speak the Truth, a council member for the Biblical Counseling Coalition, and an adjunct professor at Regent University.

I have been blessed to be married to my beautiful wife, Lynne, and we currently have the joy of loving and raising our four amazing children.

IASIS Providers

Lynne Lelek, BSN, R.N., ICP

Lynne Lelek, BSN, R.N., ICP

My name is Lynne Lelek, and I am a Registered Nurse who holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). I worked at Harris Methodist Hospital for sixteen years in Women’s Services, twelve of which I had the joy of working in Labor and Delivery where I had the privilege of serving top physicians and staff in D/FW to bring new life into the world.

Currently, I work on the Med-Surge Telemetry Unit at Baylor-Scott and White in downtown Fort Worth where I treat patients who have been discharged from the Emergency Room, but continue to require acute care. I find profound fulfillment in loving and ministering to those who find themselves in desperate medical (even emergency) situations.

One of my most exciting accomplishments within the last few years has been becoming a Certified IASIS Provider. Since offering IASIS I have been amazed at seeing people who rate themselves at a 7-10 (10 being severe) on issues such as anxiety and depression, and witnessing them rate their experience on these same issues at a 1-3 (1 being mild) following treatment—all without psychotropic meds. I love seeing people leave my office with a smile on their face.

Tammy Porostovsky, ICP, Provisional with Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.

Tammy Porostovsky, ICP, Provisional with Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.

My name is Tammy Porostovsky, and I am a certified IASIS provider.  I have worked for Metroplex Counseling (as the office manager) since 2010, and I have a passion to love and serve our clientele well.  

Several years ago, my husband and I experienced a very traumatic event when we lost our son, Max, within minutes of his birth because he had a fatal genetic disorder called Trisomy 18.  The trauma of losing a child just minutes after his birth has marked me forever.  It is from this place that I long to serve those who have experienced trauma by offering biblical love and support through the ground-breaking technology of Micro-Current Neurofeedback therapy (IASIS)–a treatment that brings healing and change to the brain scarred by the horror of trauma.  

In addition to becoming a certified provider for IASIS, I am also currently a student at Le Torneau University where I am working towards a degree in counseling.  

Aaron Lelek, ICP, Provisional with Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.

Aaron Lelek, ICP, Provisional with Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.

My name is Aaron Lelek and I am a student at the University of Texas at Austin. I am a Philosophy major, and also pursuing a medical degree with plans of becoming a D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy). I was blessed with the opportunity to become certified as an Iasis microcurrent neurofeedback provider during winter break during my first semester of college. Being able to use this technology to help people has allowed me to live out my passion to love and serve others.

Counselors

Tim Watson, LPC

Tim Watson, LPC

My name is Tim Watson and I’ve earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX after graduating with a BS in Sociology from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I am a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Over the past several years I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with adolescents, families, couples and individuals in a clinical setting as well as a church setting. My areas of specific interest in counseling include men’s issues, marriage and family issues, adolescents, addictions, anxiety/stress and grief/trauma.

As a believer in Christ and a counselor I consider it a great privilege to walk with those who are in the midst of life’s struggles. It may be hard to believe at this time but there is a God in Heaven who is ever so familiar with the struggles you and all of us deal with on a day-to-day basis and He longs to meet you right where you are. Hebrews 4:14-16 says “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses….Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” My hope and prayer for you as you pursue counseling is that you might experience first-hand God’s amazing grace and love no matter the circumstance.

I currently live in Fort Worth with my wife, Brittany and three crazy boys. I meet with clients in our Fort Worth, Bedford and Southlake offices.

Matt Sessoms LMFT and CST

Matt Sessoms LMFT and CST

Matt Sessoms is licensed by the State of Texas as a Professional Counselor and a Marriage and Family Therapist. His goal as a counselor is to assist clients in identifying how to navigate and overcome distress they experience in their personal and interpersonal lives. A tie that binds all humans together is that we exist in relationship; Genesis 2:18 states that it is not good for man to be alone. It is often in relationships, either with ourselves, God, or others, that we experience our greatest joys and pains. If you are living out a lack of intimacy in your life, your marriage, or your family, Matt would like to know how he can help you renew deep, meaningful relationships in your life.

While Matt works with a range of marital, parenting, emotional, and individual issues he specializes as a Sex Therapist in treating the following: Dysfunctional Marital Sexuality, Issues of desire and pain, Issues of Sexual Impulse Control (addiction), Healing from Marital Affairs, Infertility concerns, Abuse, Sexual and Gender Identify, and other related concerns. As a Prepare/Enrich Certified Counselor, Matt provides premarital counseling to help couples achieve a healthy perspective of marriage and sexuality. Matt has completed certification with the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists, and was mentored and supervised by Dr. Doug Rosenau, Co-Founder of the ABCST and the Institute for Sexual Wholeness, and author of the best-selling book “A Celebration of Sex.” Matt is also a Certified Instructor with the Christian Association of Sex Educators in Heroes and Warriors, and Covenant Lovers Curriculums.

If you are experiencing relational, emotional, sexual, or other intimacy related concerns in your life, call 817-571-4110 or email info@metroplexcounseling.com to schedule an appointment.

Wes Bailey, LPC

Wes Bailey, LPC

My name is Wes Bailey, and my passion is to help hurting people. My undergraduate degree is from Midwestern State University and has an emphasis in counseling, psychology, and biology.

I have a Master’s degree from Dallas Baptist University in Christian Counseling. I have experience as a practicum student counseling at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth and Northwood Church in Keller. Additionally, I have also been studying the foundations of Christ centered counseling for 17 plus years combined with my higher education. Furthermore, I have spent many years working in public schools with kids and youth ministries combined educating students of all ages. I have worked in private practice counseling various issues, and also teen substance abuse rehabilitation. I am a fully Licensed Professional Counselor.

My specialites are counseling trauma, anxiety, OCD, addiction (sex,food,drugs), depression, eating disorders, marriage conflict, and teens/kids. I am certified in Trauma based CBT (TCBT). This is not an exhaustive list, but the main areas of focus. Whatever you are struggling with, you don’t have to deal with it alone.

God has called me to be a counselor in order to help others to shoulder their pain and overcome it with the victory and training he has given me. God has helped me to have the tools to address and overcome personally: anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, a rebellious youth, and relationship strife.

I want you to know that in your trial that there is hope for healing, comfort, and change. Let me walk with you and help you become unstuck from your situation. My desire is to walk with hurting people, and help carry their burden into a new life filled with hope, purpose, meaning, and freedom.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Joel Petereson, LPC

Joel Petereson, LPC

My name is Joel Peterson. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I received my undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in 2012 and my Masters degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2016. Outside of Metroplex Counseling, I have experience in church soul care counseling as well as in-patient residential treatment for substance abuse.

Titus 3:3-7 states, “For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” Notice the beginning of this passage and then the end of it. We have great hope. I pray I can come alongside you, whatever you are going through.

I work with those who are struggling with singleness and/or loneliness, relationship conflicts, parenting, adolescents, young adults, pornography addiction, alcohol and other substance abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety.

Outside of counseling I enjoy the outdoors, hip-hop dancing, cooking a full breakfast, and LSU sports. I’m involved at Christ Chapel Bible Church in Fort Worth, Texas. I see clients in our Fort Worth office. Please email me if you have any questions!

Kyle Mitchell, LCSW, LCCA

Kyle Mitchell, LCSW, LCCA

My name is Kyle Mitchell and I seek to bring hope to the hopeless. I have a B.A. in Religion from Baylor University and a M.S. in Social Work from The University of Texas – Arlington. I’m also an ordained pastor. From my teen years, I have had a passion for helping hurting people find healing and restoration in life. Life hurts and sometimes we can become overwhelmed, confused, anxious, and paralyzed in our experiences.

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12

I have almost 20 years of pastoral experience with students and families and over 10 years of clinical experience in both direct practice with individuals, marriages, and families and leadership as a Program Director in a children’s home. I’m also a Trust-Based, Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner trained by The Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU. This training equips me to bring hope and understanding to those who have experienced Trauma or have attachment related issues, particularly those who have been adopted or come from “hard places” like the foster care system. All these combine to help bring compassion to those wanting to find their path again, or perhaps discover it for the first time.

I like to focus on teenagers and their life challenges and the parenting approaches that go with teens and children who struggle. I also work with anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse recovery, grief, marital issues, sexuality issues, conflict resolution, ADD, post-adoption, and attachment issues.

I have been married for almost 23 years and God had granted us four children. They all arrived in the span of five years so it has made for a pretty fast paced life together. Our two oldest are now young adults and the two youngest are in High School. They all have taught me much about navigating life!

Interns

Brenda Klemanchuck, LPC-Intern (Supervised by Dr. Jeremy Lelek, LPC-S)

Brenda Klemanchuck, LPC-Intern (Supervised by Dr. Jeremy Lelek, LPC-S)

My name is Brenda Klemanchuck I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern supervised by Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D, LPC-S.  I received my undergraduate degree from Columbia International University (formerly Columbia Bible College) in 1996 and my Masters degree in Counseling from University of North Texas in 2003. Outside of Metroplex Counseling, I have 18 years of experience in counseling and social work in the public-school setting primarily serving students who have disabilities and those who are at-risk.

Psalms 34:18 says, “The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” I believe that God loves to redeem and heal people and I look forward to walking with you as He does His work.
I count it a blessing to walk alongside those with challenges in the areas of singleness, infertility, adoption/foster care, depression, anxiety, and relational conflicts. I have also worked with many students with disabilities including autism and those diagnosed with emotional disturbance.

I’ve been married for 6 years to a wonderful man who is a local pastor and a mom of three beautiful daughters whom God brought to us through adoption. In my free time, I love to be outdoors hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Julie Nesbitt, MA LPC-Intern (Supervised by Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D LPC-S)

Julie Nesbitt, MA LPC-Intern (Supervised by Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D LPC-S)

My name is Julie Nesbitt. In 2012, I completed my master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I am now a Texas Licensed Professional Counseling Intern.

For the past eight years I have worked as an international member care clinical counselor, helping people work through spiritual, family, marital, school, and workplace conflicts, career choice, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, eating, spiritual, and identity issues. I have also conducted pre- and post-adoption home studies and have experience and training in post-adoption attachment. I have led multiple conflict resolution and team building workshops in Asia and Europe.

I am a certified Grip-Birkman (team building in the home, church, and workplace) and Prepare-Enrich (premarital and marriage) coach. I am also a qualified Texas mediator and enjoy using my training to help people resolve their conflicts.

The New Testament letters often begin by teaching truth and end by describing what our lives will look like when we understand and apply that truth in community. Therefore, I like to help people understand the truth and then walk with them as they try to work out the application of that truth in their relationships. I like to help people who feel stuck start to move forward in loving, listening, and understanding each other. God knows that sometimes we need pictures to help us understand complicated truths, so throughout scripture God uses physical activities (like foot washing and breaking bread) to illustrate important truths. I also like to help people communicate and understand truth physically. This can be especially helpful for people who are struggling to find words to talk about their experience. I look forward to meeting you.

My husband Harold and I have been married for over 30 years and have 5 children (one adopted), a daughter- and son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren.

Nutrition Experts

Jennifer Winter

Jennifer Winter

My name is Jennifer Winter and I am a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I am also a Certified Feast 2 Fast® coach, helping clients train their bodies to become metabolically flexible while simultaneously helping them achieve peace with food. I am passionate about educating my clients on how to support their own body’s ability to heal. I aim to create small, easy-to-implement changes that will make a big impact towards health and healing. I also understand the emotional bondage that food can have over a person and have a heart to see a client experience freedom from that bondage, often through simple changes in diet and lifestyle.

As an NTP I acknowledge that no two people are the same, and therefore, no one diet will fit every person. As a Nutritional Therapist, I will work with you to uncover imbalances, support nutritional deficiencies and come up with a protocol that will fit your bio-individual needs in order to support your own body’s innate ability to heal.

Understanding that there is a direct correlation between gut health and brain health, I am continuing my education in Mental Health Integrative Medicine so that I can further support my clients. I am excited to be working at Metroplex Counseling and Wellness, partnering with our biblical counselors and our neuro-feedback practitioners to support the mind, body and soul. I am so proud to be part of a team that embraces a holistic mindset, knowing that in order to support one part of the body, we must support the whole body.

I believe that we live in a broken world, and as a result, we have broken bodies; but neither is a match for our Creator, who intricately designed us for health and healing. I am fully committed to walking beside you into the abundant life that God created you for.

My husband, Justin, and I live in Decatur with our daughter. We are blessed to also share our property with our son and his new wife as well as with my mom. We enjoy ranch life, which allows us to garden and raise cattle and chickens in our spare time.

Specialized Nutritionist Affiliate

Katie Garrott, MS, CNS

Katie Garrott, MS, CNS

When clients seek treatment in nutrition at Metroplex Counseling and Wellness, they will initially see our general nutritionist (GN) or our Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. If determined by our GN or our Nutrtional Therapist that more specialized treatment is required, our general nutritionist will make a referral to our specialized nutritionist affiliate, Katie Garrott, MS, CNS.

Katie is a functional medicine specialist and clinical nutritionist with a passion for restoring balance to the human body. Since her teens when her mother came down with a life-altering inflammatory condition, she has dedicated her life to seeking out the root causes behind why our health declines and what to do about it. She is one of the first practitioners in the country to have a graduate-level degree in both Nutrition and Functional Medicine, and has obtained the highest credential in her field, Certified Nutrition Specialist®. She has not only resolved her own autoimmune conditions, but has helped hundreds of others with fatigue, pain, GI & weight issues, and prediabetes/diabetes experience abundant wellness.

Staff

Ronnie McElroy

Ronnie McElroy

My name is Ronnie McElroy. I was born and raised in Carlsbad, NM and moved to Fort Worth, TX in 1979. I became very involved in youth work for next thirty five years of my life, serving as a youth leader in the churches that I attended. For twenty two years I served as the Director of Payroll for the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Upon leaving that position I met Dr. Jeremy Lelek and have been working with him the last nineteen years serving as his Chief Financial Officer and as his Executive Assistant for both Metroplex Counseling and the Association of Biblical Counselors. I also serve on the board of directors for the Association of Biblical Counselors.

My passion in my life has always been to help others and encourage them through my Lord Jesus Christ and to bring Him honor and glory.