President and Founder
Ph.D. LPC-S, ICP (IASIS Certified Provider), CCATP (Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional)
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.
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.
I am also a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional with a specialization in the neuro-cognitive processes associated with anxiety (i.e., General Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, etc.). I have developed an effective protocol for anxiety that combine biblical counseling with both a brain-based understanding of anxiety as well as IASIS Micro-Current Neurofeedback.
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 MCN Provider
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 in Women’s Services at Harris Methodist Hospital 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.
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.
ICP, Provisional with Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
My name is Lisa Mitchell, and I’m a certified IASIS Provider. It’s an honor and a privilege to serve people on their journey to health and wellness.
I have over 21 years of experience as an elementary school teacher with most of that time spent in the 4th grade classroom. I was honored to be named “Teacher of the Year” during my last year in that role. In 2018, I left public education and became the Kids Ministry Director at our church. Equipping teams and leaders to teach Gospel truths to children was one of the most amazing experiences of my life.
A few years ago, I underwent IASIS Micro-Current neurofeedback (MCN) in an effort to impact the relentless migraines that had been part of my life since my teenage years. The treatments were successful and life-changing! My husband and I continued to see amazing results with MCN in our family when two of our sons underwent treatments and were able to come off their ADD medications. Other members of our family have found relief from anxiety, depression, and the symptoms of multiple concussions.
IASIS MCN has been a game-changer for us, so when I was presented with the opportunity to be an MCN Provider at the Midlothian campus, it was an easy decision. I’m excited to be able to offer people the same hope for relief that my family experienced. When done in partnership with counseling and nutrition, IASIS MCN can be a beautiful tool on the path to healing.
ICP, Provisional with Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
ICP, Provisional with Jeremy Lelek, Ph.D.
Andrew W. Rogers
My name is Andrew Rogers and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have spent the past decade learning Trauma-Informed Care in order to understand how the impact of childhood trauma affects cognitions and behaviors. I was blessed to have the opportunity to provide direct care to teenagers impacted by abuse and neglect while obtaining my Master’s Degree from LeTourneau University in Longview, TX. All of this knowledge and work, however, would be counted as a loss were it not for the Gospel. While therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy can be effective, entering into the therapeutic process without the wisdom, guidance, and experience of our creator is like spinning our tires in the mud.
Psalm 139:13-14 states that our father in heaven “created my inmost being” and “knit me together in my mother’s womb”, concluding that we in fact are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. You are a beautiful creation, handmade, specially designed, and designated for the work of God! But understanding the impact of sin in our lost and fallen world means recognizing the effects of mental health issues like anxiety, depression, AD/HD, phobias, and PTSD. Biblical Counseling provides an opportunity to address the impact of sin on our mental health, while consulting the word of God for guidance and understanding, through prayer and meditation.
I have spent the past year providing online therapy services to clients around the state of Texas, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve clients through Metroplex Counseling. While the majority of my experience has been in serving clients in their teenage years, I have a passion and desire to see couples find peace and healing in their lives through marital counseling, as well as to find joy in parenting their children in a Christ-centered and biblically sound approach. When I’m not counseling others, I find joy in spending time with my family, going for long runs, and volunteering in my local church.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” -Galatians 6:2
Licensed Professional Counselor.
I have always had a heart to help those who feel broken and without hope. There have been times in my life where I have been the one in that dark place, searching for answers and hope and not knowing where to turn or who to talk to. I felt called to counseling to help others who also deal with pain and hopelessness. Within the past year God has called me specifically to Christian counseling, as He is the ultimate healer and counselor. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 says, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves recieve from God.” These verses always bring me the comfort I need and my prayer is to share God’s love, comfort and healing throughout the counseling process.
I have been a counselor since 2006 and have worked with teenagers, children, adults, families and couples. My main areas of interest include adolescent issues, marriage and family issues, depression, conflict resolution, trauma/ abuse and anxiety/ stress. I utilize several different theoretical approaches and have been trained specifically in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD.
I have been married to my husband for 22 years and we have two teenage daughters, which makes life even more interesting these days! I love working out, doing almost anything outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I currently meet with clients in our Aledo office.
“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 has 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!
Dr. Megan Cannedy
With the Biblical worldview that people are created uniquely and intentionally in the image of God, I believe every person I meet in counseling has infinite eternal value and purpose. I view counseling as the holistic facilitation of the Lord’s healing and growth in people’s lives: “and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 ESV). It is a calling and privilege to walk through life together: “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Gal 6:2 NASB). With this conviction, I am passionate about God’s faithfulness and empowerment to those in the counseling process.
Outside of the office, you can find me hiking, biking, and cooking with my husband of eight years and our daughter. We also love serving in our local faith community.
After serving a year in a Dallas area Christian practice, I began working at MHMR Tarrant County for 4 years. Most of those I served there not only had mental and emotional health needs but also faced significant material and health shortfalls. So many had experienced unimaginable trauma and abuse; physical, emotional, spiritual or sexual. It was an opportunity for me to learn how to be God’s Kingdom “salt and light” and to manifest the mercy and grace of the Father. Though equipped to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD, it was frustrating to have to stop short of ministering the whole Gospel, the good news of substantial healing through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
It is a cliché to say we live in unsettling times. The truth is that the times often heighten our own sense of being overwhelmed and having unsettled lives. We struggle to make sense of our own story. It is my hope to introduce for the first time, or to refresh your memory of the fact that our stories are a part of a much bigger story, God’s story, and that he has made and purposed us to experience this story by faith in Jesus and by the power of his Holy Spirit. The Word of God, which is living by that same Spirit, tells God’s story from creation, to his response to the fall, to the death and resurrection of Jesus to redeem us, to his return to the Father and ultimately his return to rule all creation. As those who are his by his grace through faith, this story is our hope and the context in which our lives, whatever we are facing, begin to make sense.
Areas of Interest and Specialty: Both by training and experience God has been equipping me to respond to those struggling with depression, anxiety/stress, bi-polar, various kinds of trauma or abuse (acute or long term), men’s issues including addiction, marriage and family.
I earned a Bachelor of Arts at Pace University, a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary and a Master of Art’s in Professional Counseling from Amberton University.
I have been married to Judy for 44 years and have 3 grown, married children and 8 grandchildren. I enjoy reading, traveling and watching British crime dramas with Judy.
Hello, I’m Tim Watson, a compassionate and dedicated therapist specializing in a range of mental health services, which include couples counseling, individual therapy, and EMDR. My journey into the field of counseling began with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. I then pursued higher education, earning a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, and a Masters in Theology from New Orleans Theological Seminary in New Orleans, LA. As a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and National Certified Counselor, I am wholeheartedly committed to delivering high-quality care to anyone seeking support.
I’ve been fortunate to work with all kinds of people throughout my career, from teenagers, couples and individuals. My expertise covers a wide range of issues, but I’m especially passionate about helping with relationship challenges, trauma, anxiety, depression, those working in ministry and adolescent issues.
As a devout follower of Christ and a counselor, I consider it a great privilege to walk alongside couples, individuals and families as they navigate life’s challenges. I want you to be assured that even in your most trying moments, there is a God in Heaven who comprehends and empathizes with your struggles. My hope and prayer for you as you embark on this counseling journey is that you will personally experience the incredible grace and love of God, regardless of the obstacles you encounter.
I am available to meet with clients at our convenient office in Fort Worth or online.
LMFT and CST
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 email@example.com to schedule an appointment.
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 Associate.
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.
Hi, I’m Beth. I have my MEd in Counseling from the University of North Texas. I’ve had my license since 2011, which I primarily used as a lay
person in my local church context until 2020, when I opened my own practice.
As a counselor I value stories. I believe our stories are the records of God’s movement in our lives and we carry those stories in our bodies. I work with people to examine the under-the-surface narrative that drives them and prayerfully address false narratives about God, self and others. I believe there is great value in journeying through our stories and sitting in the spaces where we believe God and others have abandoned us in order to find healing. I have experienced the power of meeting Jesus in that tension – and found that God delights to stay in the tension with us because that’s the very place life and fullness of joy are found. I help people to find Jesus in the middle of the tension and experience Him there with counsel, comfort, and power to heal.
When I counsel, I expect (and depend on) encountering Jesus, so my sessions are filled with prayer and intentionally giving God space to speak. I hope to guide people into the practical pursuit of listening to God in their own life. I also counsel people encouraging the practice of confession, or rugged honesty, with God as a catalyst for healing and change. I want you to be seen, heard, and valued when you meet with me and in that experience know you are seen, heard and valued by Jesus, which brings healing to our bodies, minds and hearts.
When I’m not working I enjoy running, and sitting on my back porch with coffee watching my chickens. I enjoy good food, deep conversations, and laughing until I cry. I live in Midlothian with my husband of 18 years, Ryan, and our two children.
LMSW (Supervised by Kyle Mitchell, LCSW, LCCA)
In our Father there is always cause for hope and for looking forward to the redemption of every aspect of our lives. Until then we strive together with great patience and expectation. Philippians 4:5-7 tells us that the Lord is near and that He gives us His peace that surpasses all understanding. I am eager to walk alongside others in this truth, trusting the Lord to work as He has promised. I am passionate about working with teenagers and young adults facing the challenges of anxiety, self-harm, depression, suicidal thoughts, stress, perfectionism, and conflict related issues.
I have been married for five blessed years to my high school sweetheart, Neil. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, especially, my nieces and nephew, and spend time outside hiking or kayaking.
Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
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.
MS, CNS (Specialized Nutritionist Affiliate)
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.
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.