Counselors

IMG_1776Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S

Sarah 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”.

Experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Boundaries/Co-Dependence
  • Trauma/PTSD/Critical Incident Stress Management Certified
  • EMDR Trained
  • ADHD (individuals, parenting)
  • Grief/Loss
  • Faith-based Counseling
  • Woman’s Issues

Sarah treats clients age 18 and older.

Sarah also supervises interns, leads CEU workshops, speaks, and has her own Blog for Sexual Abuse Survivors.

Email Sarah:  sarahbentz@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Sarah accepts the following insurances: Aetna, Beacon, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Cigna, Compsych, Magellan, Tricare, United Healthcare/Optum

IMG_1777Denee’ Canady MS, LPC

Denee’ earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. While working on her Master’s degree, she began her career as an educator. Over the course of 8 years, Denee’ taught both elementary and high school until taking on her current role as an Elementary School Counselor.

Denee’s education and training have provided her experience in working with various age groups and populations, as well as presenting concerns. During her graduate and post graduate internships, she worked in inpatient hospital and school settings. Through her work with children and adolescents, she has developed a strong interest in Mindfulness. Personal experiences have given Denee’ a unique passion for working with those who feel the need to be the strong one. She hopes to provide a space where clients can openly address their concerns and collaboratively create steps that move them towards becoming the person they were destined to be. She believes that healing happens in the context of trusted relationships, and considers it an honor to walk alongside and learn from her clients.

Denee’ enjoys playing with her son and spending time with family and friends. She enjoys reading, watching a good movie and the medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy. She loves traveling, especially to the beach, and experiencing new things.

Experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues
  • Adjustment issues
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Self-esteem/Identity issues
  • Women’s issues

Denee’ treats clients age 10 and older.

Email:  dcanady@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Denee’ is contracted with the following insurances:  Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna

HopeandGrowth - Tenille 1Tenille Gantt MA, LPC

Tenille 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.

Experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Individual counseling
  • Couple’s counseling
  • Marital issues
  • Family systems
  • Grief/Loss
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Self-esteem issues

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

Sheila “Dawn” Hensley MA, LPCIMG_1774

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 is contracted with the following insurances:  Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare, Optum

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Erecka Miller MA, LPC

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.  

Experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  • Grief
  • Trauma recovery
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues
  • Adolescent issues including:
    • Peer Pressure
    • Becoming more proactive
    • Social skills
    • Assisting families to find solutions to adolescent issues

Erecka treats clients age 10 and older.

Email:  emiller@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

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Helen Ramsbottom RN, LCSW

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.

Experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  • Grief
  • Trauma recovery
  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Bipolar
  • Parenting
  • Relationship issues

Helen treats clients age 10 and older.

Email Helen:  hramsbottom@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

Helen accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross/Blue Shield

IMG_1778Amanda Sieg M. Ed., LPC, NCC

Amanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and has been counseling since 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Women and Gender Studies from Texas A&M University in 2011. She completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling from the University of North Texas in 2013. She has had the joy of counseling in multiple settings including schools, private practice, and nonprofit organizations. Amanda developed a nonprofit organization in 2012 that supports children facing medical challenges called Just for J, Inc. Amanda’s goal is and has always been the same- helping people find their best selves and allowing space and time for healing. She has worked with children of all ages, teenagers, adults, couples, and families. Amanda believes that the relationship developed between the counselor and client sets the foundation to reach a place of growth and healing. By providing clients with a safe, caring, and accepting environment, she is able to encourage clients to share their experiences through different techniques and approaches. Amanda believes in working together with her clients to overcome difficulties and instill hope for the future. She believes that counseling is a journey and is passionate about helping her clients get “unstuck” in the midst of what they are experiencing.

When Amanda is not in the office, she enjoys time with her husband, family, and friends. She enjoys running, time in the sunshine, time spent at church, and watching Aggie football. Amanda is an Enneagram 2 wing 3, so she loves helping, connecting, and inspiring people around her!

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all which have the potential to turn a life around.”  -Leo Buscaglia

Experience and/or expertise in the following areas:

  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Self-Esteem/Identity Issues
  • Individual Counseling
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Trauma/Abuse/Neglect
  • Faith Based Counseling
  • Telehealth Counseling

Amanda treats clients ages 8 and older.

Email:  asieg@hopeandgrowthcenter.com

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