Raquel enjoys working with adults of all ages and couples who struggle with Religious/Spiritual Abuse, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Infidelity, Divorce, Pre-engagement/marriage, Parenting, Stress Management, Trauma, and can provide Christian Counseling. She truly understands how humans are at different developmental stages in their lives and need help navigating those transitions. Raquel believes therapy is a relationship that has the ability to provide understanding, safety and promote positive change. She has hope for human potential growth and change. She also believes that self-acceptance opens the door to change and considers counseling to be a collaborative effort. She views her role as helping clients by giving the tools needed to have a healthy and successful life.

A native Texan, Raquel was born and raised in Dallas. In her large extended family - with whom she is very close - Raquel was exposed to ahem many varieties of personalities! Her life experiences led her to her first counseling experience during her senior year of high school. After that first taste of therapy, she wanted to know more about how the brain works. She knew she had found her calling.

Raquel started at the University of Texas at Dallas and then transferred to Southern Methodist University to complete her undergraduate degree in psychology. After taking a year off from college, Raquel decided to work on her mental health and learn more about herself. She volunteered at elementary schools to keep her mind sharp and enjoyed giving back to her community. She completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in August of 2020. Now, she is a fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

When Raquel is not working at Lifeologie Dallas or meeting up with different leadership groups in the community, she finds time to be outdoors. She loves to admire nature in its natural beauty and appreciates conservation organizations. She loves the beach and looks forward each summer to travel to new State/National Parks. Raquel loves to try all kinds of cuisines, have quality family time and enjoy lazy afternoons with her cat Thomas.

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Pierce Anderson is a Master’s-level counseling intern specializing in performance, life transitions, stress management, and men’s issues. He has a great appreciation for older adults supporting their families and transitioning into post-work life, and he has a knack for helping people who find themselves in this process. He is skilled in helping adults from all backgrounds deal with a variety of life struggles, including anxiety, grief, and role conflict.

Pierce is a new face on the Lifeologie team, offering an enthusiastic demeanor and a fresh counseling perspective. His talk therapy approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on replacing negative thoughts, and existential therapy, which explores how a person’s choices influence their future. He appreciates the unique worldviews that every person has to offer and enjoys the process of becoming familiar with their perspectives. He takes a genuine interest in his clients’ lived experiences and empowers them to secure autonomy over their futures.

Pierce received his Bachelor of Arts from Louisiana Tech University, then returned to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, where he is currently completing his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health counseling at the University of North Texas.

He lives with his beautiful wife and two spoiled dogs. When Pierce is not in the counseling office, he is likely either at the gym, spending time with his wife, or competing in an e-sports tournament.

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Scott is a graduate student pursuing his MS in Counseling at the University of North Texas in Dallas, specializing in deep trauma work, addictive processes, and relationships. He strives to help adult individuals and couples safely explore underlying emotions and thought patterns from the past that may be impacting their behaviors, feelings, and relationships in the present. These could include family-of-origin issues, insecure attachment, past trauma, or a constellation of other factors. Emphasis is placed on building resilience through awareness of where a person may be “stuck” in his or her protective responses (i.e., fight, flight, or freeze), and crafting plans with clients to get unstuck and navigate toward more favorable experiences. Scott understands how difficult this work can be, and his compassion shows in his support and acceptance of people exactly the way they are.

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Aleia works with adults and teens struggling with life transitions, stress management, mental performance, anxiety, self-esteem, self-worth, women’s issues, men’s issues, and career issues. She is committed to establishing a safe and welcoming environment; encouraging you to delve into your current challenges and embark on a journey of healing and personal growth. She values creating a therapeutic environment that cultivates authenticity, open-mindedness, acceptance, creativity, and autonomy.

Aleia obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Purdue University Fort Wayne and a Master of Science in Kinesiology, specializing in Exercise and Sport Psychology, from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. During her master’s program, she realized her desire to continue her education and decided to pursue counseling. She subsequently earned her Master of Science in Counseling from Southern Methodist University.

Aleia was born and raised in Indiana but relocated to Texas in 2020 alongside her husband and cats, Daisy and Dora. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places, spending time with friends and family, reading books, watching sports, participating in game nights, watching her favorite movies and TV shows, or snuggling with her cats.

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With a passion for helping teenagers, young adults, and the elderly, Emmanuel Ezeokeke is committed to working through various kinds of mental health problems, including life transitions, severe anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, difficulties in relationships or intimacy, and so many others. Clients may feel he provides a safe environment free of judgment where they can explore issues and sensitive topics they might not have been able to in other places.

Emmanuel is no stranger to clients with different viewpoints, perspectives, and experiences from his own, as he has lived and schooled in more than three countries, including in Africa and Asia, and is thus equipped to help people navigate problems of living, adapting, assimilating, and succeeding in new environments. He is also concerned with issues of oppression, dealing with bullying, thriving as a first-generation immigrant or refugee, and other clients who may deal with multicultural issues and dilemmas. His experiences are especially helpful in bringing unique ideas to tackle problems in new and creative ways. Emmanuel has a sense of duty to make clients feel heard and understood and to find their authentic selves to live in the world in a way that is truer to their interests, livelihood, sense of self, and voice.

Emmanuel is currently completing his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Houston Christian University. Looking at things from a biopsychosocial perspective, he ensures that clients are well cared for physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually to ensure sustained recovery.

Emmanuel is a lover of arts, self-expression, and understanding nature deeply. In his spare time, he enjoys hobbies such as reflective self-journaling, drawing or creating art, playing the piano, and walking in the solitude of nature.

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Tristan does last-ditch couples counseling and conflict work for families on fire, and top down trauma work with clients. He also does faith-based spirituality work around church hurt and other forms of religious trauma. Tristan also works with adults (18 and up) struggling with inadequacy, addictions, and self-image.

He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, where he completed a Masters of Theology before earning his Masters in Counseling. He believes counseling should address the whole person–body, mind, and soul–and thus takes a holistic and collaborative approach to therapy that recognizes the beautiful complexity of each of his clients.

He utilizes a variety of models and theories–including Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Person-Centered, and Narrative Therapy models–tailored to your specific needs, situation, and personality.

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Micah Gultery specializes in anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, mental health issues, self-harming, anger management, self-esteem, stress, and time management issues through individual, family, or group counseling. As a part of the Gen Z population, Micah has found his passion and purpose in working with adolescents, young adults, and adults looking for solutions for their well-being. Micah utilizes the approaches of person-centered, solution-focused and CBT to assist clients through their adversities. His joy is seeing clients progress throughout sessions to discover themselves and have a positive outlook for their future.

Micah earned his BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington and his Master’s in Clinical Counseling from the University of North Texas at Dallas. His journey to becoming a counselor started when, as a teenager, he dealt with mental health struggles that affected him for years going into young adulthood. Discovering the mental health field gave him hope to solve his problems, and he knew he wanted to give back to his community through therapy for the well-being of every client. Micah’s expectation and hope is that every individual he counsels will experience that same empowerment to overcome their mental health adversities.

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Blake Lever specializes in helping clients overcome self-sabotage and complex trauma. He primarily works with individuals and couples aspiring to “break the cycle” of unhelpful family patterns and heal from childhood adversity. Blake helps clients feeling lost or lonely cultivate authenticity and connection, and guides clients striving to be their best selves across various roles and relationships, whether social, romantic, familial, or professional.

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Katie got the counseling bug at eight years old while participating in therapy with her family as they dealt with her father’s leukemia diagnosis. She learned the value of being heard and validated. She became well informed with topics such as grief, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD, suicidal ideation and narcissistic behaviors, and decided to spend the next half of her journey helping others work through difficult issues and problematic relationships. In addition to her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, she is trained in Safe Conversations and Level 1 Emotionally Focused Therapy.

She wants to help people discover and experience their authentic selves as individuals and in relationship with others. Through thoughtful exploration and careful awareness in a safe and compassionate environment, Katie believes growth and transformation are possible. Using Emotionally Focused skills to examine emotions, family systems and attachment patterns, she hopes to work together to refine and deepen meaningful, enduring connections with self and others.

Katie’s happy place is in the mountains hiking with her dog, Finn, and soaking up a sunset.

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Jim Ming, LPC-Associate, has a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Tarleton State University, a BS in Industrial Relations, and a Master’s of Human Resources & Labor Relations from Michigan State University. As a Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate, Jim is under the supervision of Chris Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor.

He has more than 25 years of experience helping people with difficult relationships and issues in business. Jim helps people find solutions for life’s challenges, including stress, depression, grief, anxiety, and many other concerns. Some of his focus areas include men’s issues, career issues, LGBTQ+ affirming counseling, LGBTQ aging and senior issues, and gender identity issues.

Jim works with clients to create an environment of warmth, openness, and empathy. His approach is humanistic, exploratory, and practical. He enjoys working together to explore emotions and key life experiences and uncover and challenge thoughts, actions, or beliefs that may no longer be effective. He believes that awareness opens the door to change, and that the answers to feeling better may already be within you, waiting to emerge. He enjoys working with people to reduce distress, overcome obstacles, and achieve their goals.

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Philip Valentinetti has experience providing individual, couple, and group counseling for a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, identity issues, personality disorders, and addiction. He uses various gestalt, experiential, and existential techniques to gain awareness of stuck patterns, feelings, and thoughts which hold clients back from healthfully and intentionally meeting the challenges they face.

Born and raised in Coppell, TX, Philip received his Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from New York University. Following successful careers in yoga teaching, restaurant management, and massage therapy, he completed his Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Woman’s University. Philip leverages his eclectic professional history and deep love of authentic communication to create a safe and compassionate environment for clients to explore their own needs.

Philip understands that everyone encounters times in their life when circumstances, challenges, or relationships feel overwhelming, especially when our mental resources are low. Feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty, and loss of identity can disconnect us from who we want to be. Philip enjoys working with clients as they encounter these life transitions, whether obviously big or seemingly small.

Philip loves variety above all else. When he’s not at Lifeologie, he frequently likes to curl up with a fantasy novel, play tabletop games or kickball, and spend time outside. From a young age, he has always possessed a deep appreciation for all kinds of travel, especially backpacking. In his down time, you may often find him daydreaming about where the next adventure will lead!”

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Christian has a passion for helping adolescents and adults navigate their way through trauma, grief, and mental health disorders. He has a strong drive to ensure that any client working with him feels heard, cared for, understood, and safe. This starts with a therapeutic environment that provides empathy and safety. Christian’s existential style of counseling helps him to approach whatever problems are presented by the client with a calm, supportive, and philosophical outlook. Christian strives to help adults find purpose, strengthen their core identity, develop self-confidence and self-control, and reframe past trauma so that it no longer pulls the strings. As a Master’s-level intern, Christian has experience with and can work with a series of presenting problems including trauma, grief, depression, OCD, phobias, personality disorders, anxiety, ADHD, couple’s counseling, self-harm interventions, DBT, and anger management.

Christian was born in Orange, California but spent most of his life in Tennessee, Scotland, and Texas. He received his B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University in 2019. He is currently a graduate student at the University of North Texas at Dallas pursuing a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Christian has been able to expand his world view and cultural competency over his 26 years traveling to all 50 US states, 16 other countries, and every continent but Antarctica. When he’s not working with clients at Lifeologie, he is working as captain of the 2023 division championship eSports team at UNT Dallas.

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