We’re East Texas’ largest and most culturally diverse therapy team. Our focus on Mind, Body, Spirit and Community in a faith-informed setting makes us unique from any counseling experience you’ve ever had.
SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER STAFF
MAGGIE ECKHARDT Ph.D.
Maggie works with a variety of clients, with special interest in individuals with trauma including children, teens and adults.
David works with adolescents, adults and couples. He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy among other techniques in addressing individual needs.
Margaret specializes in Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, anger, depression, trauma and relationship issues.
Martha enjoys working with survivors of severe abuse & trauma, addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, childhood & sexual abuse, abusive relationships, life transitions and is certified in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
KEREN ACUNALPC, RPT
Keren is a bilingual therapist certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator. Keren works with children, teens and adults using CBT, EMDR, Brain Gym and is a Registered Play Therapist.
CLINT SELMANLPC-S, LPA
Clint is a Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC Supervisor. Clint enjoys a focus on men and women that struggle with substance use, addictions, and life transitions. Clint is also faculty at Tyler Junior College.
Michael is an LPC – intern who works with teens, adults, and couples using a person-centered approach. He is fully trained EMDR therapist who uses mindfulness, CBT, and spiritual integration to help people overcome PTSD, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.
LANCE BOLAYDMIN, DIRECTOR OF SPIRITUAL INTEGRATION
Lance spends time building Samaritan’s relationships with faith homes around East Texas, educating our staff on the integration of one’s spiritual beliefs into counseling and is also available for individual, family & group spiritual direction.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Brittany loves working with adolescents and adults, combining client-centered, existential and psychodynamic therapies. She is currently training in Hakomi, a mindfulness-centered, somatic therapy, and is integrating these techniques into her practice.
ERIN WESTPH.D., LPC
Erin is a licensed professional counselor who works with clients across the lifespan but particularly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and their families. She often uses solution-focused and narrative therapy, along with other creative approaches to meet the mental health needs of her clients
KEITH WRIGHTMA, LPC
Keith is a US Military Veteran who focuses on males (+14) and couples. Keith is Certified in EMDR/CBT among others to address issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD. He also uses solution-focused therapies to address needs.
RANDY MOATEPH.D. PC, NCC, LPC-INTERN
Randy is an LPC-intern with a Ph.D. in Counseling & Human Development Services and a Masters in Counselor Education. Dr. Moate uses a client-centered approach when working with adolescent and adult populations on issues such as depression, anxiety, and existential issues.
REBECCA LINCOLNLPC-S, CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Rebecca is an LPC Supervisor who uses a variety of modalities, including Hakomi psychotherapy to address grief, traumatic events, mood disorders, anxiety and depression/bipolar disorder. Rebecca is a founding member of Right Use of Power ethics training and serves as Clinical Director.
OLIVIA BODIFORD LPC - INTERN
GAYLA JACOBS MCNATTLPC
Gayla is certified in EMDR, and loves working with children, often including play therapies, as well as adolescents and adults on issues like anxiety, depression, anger, grief and parenting challenges.
SHIRIN TAVAKOLLPC - INTERN
Shirin is an LPC – intern who focuses on individual counseling. She believes in a holistic approach that provides her clients a safe haven to work through life’s challenges. Shirin enjoys working with women of diverse backgrounds.
TAMI ANDERSONLPC, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Tami specializes in family, marriage and individual counseling, incorporating a variety of methods that focus on core relationships. Tami also spends her time developing Samaritan’s community relationships.
Brii is often the first kind voice our clients hear and first smiling face many will see. Making sure you receive prompt appointment reminders, assisting with appointment changes and offering a caring environment are her specialties.
MEAGAN VRBATEAM LEADER, CLIENT SERVICES
Meagan works diligently to ensure that every client has a positive experience at Samaritan. From helping with required documentation, to answering common client questions, she will ensure that your needs are addressed at every visit and in between.
SAMARITAN COUNSELING CENTER
CHRIS TAYLOR Executive Director
KATIE LITTLEAdministrative Services manager
JODI BROCKBusiness Office Manager
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