Counselors

Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S

IMG_8628Sarah is the owner of Hope and Growth Center.  She began her career in counseling right after she graduated from Dallas Baptist University in August of 2009.  Before Sarah’s career in counseling she worked with children in Early Education. Though originally Sarah’s thoughts were to be a play therapist given her experience, she found that her calling in counseling was working with adults and adolescents. Sarah describes her decision to becoming a counselor as a calling. The strong desire to be engaged and dedicated to learning in order to be prepared for the career change was indescribable.  The experience of learning how to guide and care for others, as well as learning about herself, was an experience she will never forget. She will tell you that it changed her life.  It is Sarah’s own experience of change that inspires her to encourage others in their journey of growth. Sarah’s approach to counseling is personable. She meets individuals where they are on their journey by using a variety of counseling methods.

When Sarah is not in the office, she values time with her family and friends. Sarah and her husband have been married for over thirty years. They have three adult children, plus spouses. One of Sarah’s greatest joys has been becoming a YaYa (grandma).  She is also crazy about her own pets as well as her “grand-pets”.

Certifications:  EMDR, Critical Incident Stress Management

Sarah treats clients age 18 and older.

Sarah also supervises interns, and has her own Blog for Sexual Abuse Survivors.

Email:  sarahbentz@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Sarah accepts the following insurances: AETNA, Beacon, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Cigna, Compsych, Magellan, Tricare, United Healthcare/Optum, Scott and White Health

 

Berkeley Church – Counselor in Training  Supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S

JJY_2182Berkeley earned her Bachelor of Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013. She is currently completing her education at University of the Cumberlands to be a Licensed Professional Counselor. Throughout her undergrad studies, Berkeley thought she would work in education; although she has pivoted to mental health, Berkeley still has a passion for lifetime learning. Before starting her graduate career, Berkeley worked in a mental health crisis center as a qualified mental health professional. Berkeley spent a lot of time leading psycho-educational groups and caring for people in their critical time of need. Through her time working in short term inpatient care, Berkeley learned about the body-mind connection to mental health. 
Supported through years of experience of working with many clients of varied backgrounds, Berkeley firmly believes that each person deserves to be met where they are and to be give a safe space to share their needs. The strongest client/counselor relationships lead to working together to help the client find peace, resolution, and a clear path forward.

When Berkeley is not working, she is spending time with her husband and two young children. Berkeley loves to cook with her family and watch any good scary movie. Berkeley also enjoys traveling, and this wanderlust even led to living in New England for several years. After her children were born, she decided to come back home to the Fort Worth area to be close to family. 

Berkeley treats clients age 13 and older.

Email: berkeley@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Berkeley is a counselor in training so she does not accept insurance.   

She has a flat rate of $30 a session.

 

Allison Crimmings M.Ed., LPC-Associate supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S

IMG_8692Allison is a dedicated counselor and educator who has been working with youth and families for over 20 years. As a classroom teacher she has seen and experienced the challenges that young people face in our world today. Allison’s desire to come alongside children and their families led her to the field of professional counseling. As a professional counselor, she creates a safe and therapeutic space to grow and be challenged, allowing for supportive personal insight and contentment. Allison considers it a privilege to guide children, teens and adults as they navigate through various life challenges using an integrated approach.

When not in the office, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also enjoys learning about new ideas through reading and spending time outdoors.

Allison treats clients age 10 and older.

Email: acrimmings@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Allison is a LPC-Associate and does not accept insurance.  She has a flat rate of $60 a session.

 

Tenille Gantt MA, LPC

IMG_2793Tenille holds a Master of Arts degree in professional counseling from Amberton University and has also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of New Orleans.  She is licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor and has over ten years’ worth of knowledge treating individuals with mental health issues. Tenille began her pursuit in mental health as a rehabilitation case manager advocating for individuals battling mental health, substance abuse and socioeconomic barriers. She has assisted and worked with youth and adults in the community, mental health clinics, homeless shelters, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs. Throughout her journey, Tenille’s involvement has included rehabilitative treatment, wraparound group facilitation, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, couple’s counseling, client advocacy and career counseling.

As a resident of New Orleans, she endured the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina and understands how it is to feel hopeless and experience loss. Tenille has always been intrigued by how the mind works and desires to understand others by learning their experiences. Her mission is to provide individuals the opportunity to obtain a brighter outlook for their future. Tenille believes goals are achievable if the mind and body are willing to do the work. Tenille’s approach includes Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral, Meditation, Mindfulness, Person Centered, Solution Focused, Exposure and Creative Arts therapy.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  – Franklin Roosevelt

Away from the office, Tenille spends her free time with her husband and “fur baby”. Listening to music, traveling, watching TV and going to concerts are a few of her hobbies. Tenille enjoys attending church weekly with her husband and catching up with family.

Tenille treats clients age 18 and older.

Email: tgantt@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Tenille accepts the following insurances: AETNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare/Optum, Scott and White Health, & Magellan

 

Jaime Goad M. Ed, LPC-Associate supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S
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Having worked in education as a teacher and counselor for 16 years years, Jaime has helped both children and parents through crisis, trauma, grief, mental disorders, anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting issues, stress, peer relationships, and self esteem issues.  Jaime believes that when an individual understands themselves, they are able to cope with life’s stressors and align their values with action.  Jaime’s mission is to empower clients to become the best version of themselves and take the steps necessary for change.  Sometimes change can be just giving ourselves grace and other times it is moving motivational mountains.  Jaime’s approach is to meet clients where they are and help them grow.  

Jaime treats clients age 10 years old and older

Email:  jaimegoad@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Jaime is a LPC-Associate and does not accept insurance.  She has a flat rate of $60 a session.

 

Sheila “Dawn” Hensley MA, LPC
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Dawn is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Texas and has been in the DFW area since 2015. Dawn obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. With an emphasis in Marriage, Couple and Family therapy, Dawn started her work at a non profit in New Braunfels serving multiple counties with home/school based counseling services for children. In 2015, Dawn joined a group private practice to continue expanding her work and to be closer to family. Dawn enjoys working with multiple populations: children, teens, adults and couples. Dawn uses multiple approaches to care, choosing the proper methodology to meet the client where they are at in their healing process. Seeing each client as an individual who operates withing various systems helps explore the range of impact the Client has on their own lives. Helping to see the concerns facing each client as a symptom of something deeper and exploring early childhood experiences have influenced how they see themselves today. Working with a bigger goal focus to overcome obstacles that exist outside of maladaptive inner thought processes of the client, Dawn helps clients see their value. Situations do not have intrinsic meaning, people ascribe a meaning to a situation that can have lasting impacts on how the person views themselves in their lives. Dawn hopes through working together through those experiences, Clients will gain a new understanding of themselves and their experiences. She is continuing to growth and specialize is various forms of therapy to best serve her clients. Dawn’s approach includes: Narrative, Play Therapy, Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Adlerian and Sandtray.

Dawn specializes with working with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental delays as well as: anxiety, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, complex trauma, adoption, spirituality concerns, couples’ issues including infertility, depression and grief/loss. Dawn is a Certified AutPlay Provider.

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an action noun like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now”- Fred Rogers

When Dawn is not in the office, she enjoys being active! As an Enneagram 2 wing 3 she enjoys getting together with family and friends to do things, up for mostly anything. She enjoys running, cooking, baking, and singing when no one is watching. She spends several hours a week at Church and leading small groups. Helping others professionally and personally brings her the greatest joy and is the ultimate form of service to God she could imagine.

Dawn treats clients age 8 and older.

Email:  dhensley@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Dawn accepts the following insurances:  AETNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, Cigna,

United Healthcare/Optum, Scott and White Health

 

María López M.Ed., LPC-Associate supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S

JJY_2188Maria received a Master of Arts in School Counseling from Texas Christian University, before that she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Maria began her experience working with students as an elementary bilingual teacher.  Seeing the need for a bilingual, multicultural counselor, she decided to pursue counseling.  As a Professional School Counselor and Graduation Coach, she has witnessed firsthand the challenges that children and adolescents are currently facing.  She hopes her passion, as she walks alongside clients, serves to explore their feelings, recognize their strengths and establish goals to identify and work towards a solution for their setbacks. 

When she’s not at work, Maria enjoys spending time with her husband of twenty years and her adult son.  She finds great joy in watching a good movie, cooking or trying new foods.

Maria treats clients age 13 and older.

Email: maria@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Maria is LPC-Associate and does not accept insurance.  She has a flat rate of $60 a session.

 

Erecka Miller MA, LPC

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Erecka has been working with children since 2002. She has been working at a middle school for Birdville ISD since 2011. When working with children and adolescents, her focus is on the Whole Child and Family System Therapy. By utilizing The 7 Habits for Highly Successful Teens, she helps her clients focus on ways to be more proactive in their social, academic and behavioral choices.  Erecka has facilitated groups to focus on social skills as well as peer pressure concerns. Her primary focus has been on adolescent counseling.

Erecka enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two daughters.  Reading, exercising and cooking with her family are a few of her hobbies. She actively serves at her church in various areas.  

Erecka treats clients age 10 and older.

Email:  emiller@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Erecka accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, Cigna, and United Health Care

 

Helen Ramsbottom RN, LCSW

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Helen has been in the mental health field since 1989-first as a psychiatric nurse, then as a licensed clinical social worker. She has worked at various levels of care which include inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient counseling. Helen specializes in Christian-based counseling and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She uses a strength-based approach to counseling. Helen believes that God has given her a love for both nursing and social work, and she blends her background to address the whole person (physically, mentally, and spiritually). She has also been an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Texas at Arlington in their graduate Social Work department. Helen also has enjoyed teaching on various topics to community groups and schools. She is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and has volunteered to debrief many public service departments.

Helen enjoys time with her husband, son, daughter and dog! Hiking, exercising and going to movies are fun pastimes. She’s also involved in her church and enjoys serving others through different ministries over the years.

Helen treats clients age 10 and older.

Email Helen:  hramsbottom@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

                Helen accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, United Healthcare

 

Tyler Woodall MS, LPC-Associate supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S

TW HeadshotTyler received a Master’s of Counseling Psychology from Abilene Christian University after earning a Bachelor’s of Psychology with a Minor in Family Studies from Lubbock Christian University. He has had the opportunity to work with individuals in a variety of settings, ranging from community mental health to inpatient and outpatient clinical. Tyler is fascinated by the stories of people’s lives and the creative ways we each adapt to confront unique challenges. He believes that change is not only possible, but inevitable, especially when we learn to become the authors of our own stories, taking an active role in the present, ensuring growth toward the future.

In his spare time, Tyler can be found reading, cooking with family and friends and enjoying nature with his four legged pal. When possible, he especially enjoys backpacking through state parks and fishing, anything to connect with the natural world.

    Tyler treats clients age 14 and older.

    Email: twoodall@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

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