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Joy Sumrall, MA,
Life Verse: Joshua 1:9
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." NIV
Qualifications: I hold a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Supervisor, LPC-S, # 19601, with the state of Texas. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, CCTP. I have additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am certified in Restoration Therapy, Level 1. I am a certified SYMBIS facilitator. I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACA).
Scope of Practice: My life is centered on my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. As a Christian, I believe the spiritual condition of the client is an integral component of the counseling relationship. I work with a diverse population. My primary focus has been trauma; however, I see a wide range of clients, from children to couples. I use an eclectic approach in the counseling session to best serve the clients in achieving their goals. Because of my desire to help people grow in their relationship with their LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, Graceview Counseling Center was formed in June 2014. In five years, we have seen God perform miracles through His life giving transformational power. Please feel free to contact me personally at [email protected]
Chelsea Rhoden, MA,
Life Verse: Philippians 4:4-7
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." NIV
Qualifications: I hold a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Erik Salwen, PhD,
LPC-S. My license # in the State of Texas is 79019. I am certified as a facilitator with Prepare and Enrich. I am certified in Restoration Therapy, Level 1. I am a certified clinical trauma professional.
Scope of Practice: The cornerstone of my life is Jesus Christ. I therefore consider the spiritual component of counseling to be as integral as the emotional aspect. My main area of focus is trauma, and I also work with clients of all ages who face a broad range of issues. I view trust between the client and myself as a vital part of the therapeutic process, and I utilize eclectic approaches to best help the individual. I am helping Graceview Counseling Center with marketing and social media. I am the counseling liaison with local churches, therapist and continuing education opportunities. I help with the marketing and advertising for Graceview Counseling Center. You are important to me, please contact me directly at [email protected]
Marisa Cockrell, MA,
Life Verse: Romans 8:18 and Ephesians 6: 13-14
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed to us.”
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand. Stand firm then…” NIV
Qualifications: I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in August 2018 with a degree in Biblical Counseling. I am an LPC-Intern, under the supervision of Joy Sumrall, MA, LPC-S. I am certified as a facilitator with Prepare and Enrich and I am certified in Restoration Therapy, Level 1. I see clients at both our Tomball and Katy offices.
Scope of Practice: My relationship with Christ is the foundation that drives my passion for helping people find freedom in Christ. Through the counseling relationship individuals will begin to embrace their identity as beloved children of God. I enjoy working with many different types of people and issues. I have a passion for helping individuals who struggle with sexual identity, as well as helping couples in marriage, helping individuals, and helping young people. In addition to counseling, I help maintain the website, Instagram and write articles and blogs. I will gladly respond to you by email at [email protected]
Beth Lindsey, MA, LPC-Intern
Life Verse: Philippians 1:6
“I am sure that God began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns.” TLB
Qualifications: I graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary in the Fall of 2018. I am an LPC-Intern, under the supervision of Joy Sumrall, MA, LPC-S. I have additional training as a Gottman, Level 1 marriage counselor and I am a facilitator with Prepare and Enrich. I have additional training in weight loss and body image. I see clients at our Tomball and The Woodlands offices.
Scope of Practice: I am a committed Christian who is passionate about my family, friends, and learning new things. I am wildly committed to helping others live out their God-given purpose by assisting them to see the good in their lives, as well as helping them to remove the roadblocks that have been holding them back from the life they were meant to live. I enjoy being part of the GVCC because of the amazing God-fearing women that I work alongside of who strive to be all that God has called them to be. My focus is premarital and marital counseling, anxiety disorders, children and adolescents. I perform various administrative duties to keep GVCC running smoothly and effectively. Please feel free to reach out to me via email at [email protected]
MsCMHC, NCC, LPC-Intern
Life Verse: Isaiah 58:8
"Your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear."
Qualifications: I hold a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Comparative Religion and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. For the past 3 years, it has been an amazing opportunity to work with adolescent and adult patients in a psychiatric critical care facility. As an LPC-Intern, I am under the supervision of Joy Sumrall, MA, LPC-S. In addition to my responsibilities at Graceview Counseling Center, I am the founding director of The Healing Cooperative, a networking and support group for holistic healing.
Scope of Practice: My life's ambition is to work to facilitate self-healing through various holistic modalities such as art therapy, meditation, and mindfulness. By encouraging my clients to explore creative expression they are invited to explore their inner workings of the psyche. My Judeo-Christian background contributes to my appreciation of multicultural, client-centered counseling and my speciality area is group counseling. I am focused on helping individuals learn how to cope with anxiety and depression through a variety of cognitive-behavioral techniques. You can reach out to me personally at [email protected]
Lizette Pinto, M.Ed, LPC-Intern
Life Verse: Colossians 4: 5-6
"Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversations be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone."
Qualifications: I am fluent in Spanish and English. I received my Masters of Education in Counselor Education from The University of St. Thomas. I am an LPC-Intern supervised by Tiffany Priska, MA, LPC-S. I am focused on working with children, adolescents, and adults in both individual and group settings.
Scope of Practice: I use an integrated approach in counseling. My approach to counseling includes cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapy, however, together we will create a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. I am here to meet you where you are and help you achieve your desired goals. By building a strong, trusting relationship with my clients I strive to create a space that feels comfortable, safe, and is free of judgement. You can reach out to me at [email protected] for more information about my services.