Sarah 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”.
Certifications: EMDR, Critical Incident Stress Management
Sarah treats clients age 18 and older.
Sarah also supervises LPC-Associates.
Sarah accepts the following insurances: AETNA, Beacon, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Cigna, Compsych, Magellan, United Healthcare/Optum, Baylor, Scott and White Health
Self Pay Rate: $140
Blessing Boamah, MA
Blessing earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas At San Antonio. During her time at UTSA, she dedicated time to serving at a non-profit organization that houses teen mothers previously in the foster care system and volunteered at a bereavement center. While serving multiple populations, an eclectic approach is often used to meet the need of each client. Though she operates from a person-centered approach, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy and expressive arts therapy are familiar modalities to her. In addition, she has co-facilitated groups that focused on expressive arts, play therapy and provided parenting classes to low-income populations. In therapy, I believe it is important to empower you to make your own decisions and to walk beside you through the challenges and triumphs of life.
Blessing in her spare time enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to podcasts, listening to music, reading, attending church, volunteering in her local community and traveling. In addition, she enjoys hiking, visiting botanical gardens, parks, and art museums.
“There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.”
— John Green
Blessing treats clients ages 8 and older
Self Pay Rate: $100
Berkeley Church MA, LPC-Associate Supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S
Berkeley earned her Bachelor of Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013. She has recently graduated from the 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.
Berkeley can accept some insurance under the supervision of Sarah Bentz.
She has a flat rate of $70 a session.
Tenille 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, Creative Arts therapy and is EMDR Trained.
“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.
Tenille accepts the following insurances: AETNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, United Healthcare/Optum, Baylor, Scott and White Health, & Magellan
Jaime Goad M. Ed, LPC-Associate supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S
Having worked in education as a teacher and counselor for 16 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 12 years old and older
Jaime is a LPC-Associate and does not accept insurance. She has a flat rate of $70 a session.
Jill Harris MA, LPC
Jill Harris earned her master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2008 and has counseled in a variety of settings including an inpatient hospital, private practice, and community mental health agencies. Jill believes people flourish when they experience confidence in themselves to live meaningful lives and connect with the people they care deeply about. Her approach to therapy is eclectic in that she draws from several researched-based counseling theories to best meet whatever goals her clients have for themselves. She is most passionate about counseling from a Christian perspective when her clients’ beliefs align.
In her homelife, Jill enjoys connecting with friends and family outdoors, going to the zoo, hiking, and camping. She spends Sundays with her husband of 18 years and her two sons serving at church. Although God has been a priority in her life for many years, she remembers when He wasn’t and believes that each person has their own spiritual journey. She is honored when those around her invite her to be a part of their journeys.
Jill works with adults and children aged 6 and older.
Jill accepts the following insurances: United Healthcare, Aetna, Baylor, Scott & White, and Cigna
Jill’s Self Pay Rate is $100
Sheila “Dawn” Hensley MA, LPC
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 3 and older.
Dawn accepts the following insurances: AETNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO, Cigna,
United Healthcare/Optum, Baylor, Scott and White
Marie Heidemann-M.Ed. Student Counselor Supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S
Marie is an Arizona native and is completing her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Divine Mercy University. She is trained through Green Cross International Academy of Traumatology as a level 4 traumatologist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education (Special Education) from Arizona State University and a Master of Education in Curriculum from Boston College, emphasizing teaching children with visual impairments. She has been a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments for 24 years. Settings have included working in private residential schools, inner city, suburbs, and public-school settings and in homes with early childhood families.
Therapy is a gift. It has helped her through different periods of her life. Identifying who God created us to be, where our attachments in life are, and how we learn to persevere through difficult times to find lasting joy is essential to help us move through life.
Marie moved to Texas in 2006 with her growing family. In addition to raising a family of five children and being married for 17 years, she loves to travel, cook, run/bike, walk her giant dog, and spend time serving outreach ministries at her church.
Marie see clients ages 12 – adult
She has a flat rate of $40 a session.
Kelly Johnson MA, LPC-Associate Supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S
Kelly Johnson holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Biblical Studies from Dallas Baptist University. In the past, she has worked for a child advocacy center focusing on trauma work and in a case management role focusing on helping people of all ages develop coping strategies and achieve their goals. Her experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief.
Kelly believes that we are designed for relationship and that a safe and authentic relationship with your counselor plays a vital role in healing and growth. She understands that everyone has their personal journey and believes that hope is powerful, and change is possible. With her experience using Trauma-Informed Care and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), she strives to equip clients to experience positive mental health and overall well-being. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, spending time with her family, and cooking.
Kelly treats clients 10 years old and older
Kelly is a LPC-Associate can accept some insurance, under the supervision of Sarah Bentz.
She has a flat rate of $85 a session.
María López M.Ed., LPC-Associate supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S
Maria 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 12 and older.
Maria is LPC-Associate and does not accept insurance. She has a flat rate of $70 a session.
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.
Helen treats clients age 18 and older.
Email Helen: email@example.com
Helen accepts the following insurances: Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO,
United Healthcare/Optum, Baylor, Scott and White and Cigna
Morgan Shumar – Counselor in Training Supervised by Sarah Bentz MA, LPC-S
Morgan, an Oklahoma native, earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Oklahoma State University in 2015. She spent five years post-undergrad working in Marketing, before deciding to go back to school and pursue her real passion of helping others through therapy. She is currently completing her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of the Cumberland’s. Growing up, Morgan loved psychology and learning to understand human behavior. While she worked in business, she found herself excelling in training roles, because she loved connecting with new people and encouraging them through the onboarding process. After many years of considering going back to school, she finally took the leap after feeling called to pursue a role in counseling. Therapy has helped her manage her own struggles and she believes wholeheartedly that everyone can benefit. Her goal is to offer clients a safe and empathetic space to share, grow intrapersonal awareness, and hopefully overcome or cope with grief, anxiety, trauma, and more. Morgan has a passion for helping people and wants every person to feel like are heard and understood.
When she’s not working or studying, she spends her free time with her husband of five years and three pets. Morgan and Larry love to travel, read books, workout, and cook together, while also spending time with close friends and their families. They enjoy their church community and living in DFW, where they recently relocated to be near Morgan’s family.
Morgan treats ages 10-adults
Morgan is a counselor in training so she does not accept insurance.
She has a flat rate of $70 a session.
Will Wright – LCSW
Will has always had a passion for helping people. As a clinical social worker he assists individuals to discover their strengths and solutions to their life’s circumstances . He loves to work with families to achieve healthier relationships, communication, and effective coping skills. This journey occurs within a supportive and non-judgmental environment, where clients feel safe to discuss issues within their life journey. He uses a variety of therapeutic processes, including solution focused, cognitive behavioral and play therapy.
Will treats ages 8-adults
Will accepts the following insurances: AETNA, United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna
Self Pay Rate: $100