Our Fort Worth Therapists

 Counselors

Dawn A Dillon, MEd, LPC-S, NCC, CEDS-S

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist-Supervisor

Dawn earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Missouri State University followed by a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois.  She taught courses in anatomy and physiology at a community college and then worked as a research biochemist for a pharmaceutical company prior to starting her counseling career.  Dawn completed a master of education degree in Counselor Education at the University of North Texas in 1998 and has been practicing as a professional counselor since then, primarily in private practice.  As Dawn and her husband have moved with his career, she has had private practices in three different cities and worked in counseling centers at both private and public universities. Dawn has worked with diverse populations and a variety of clients over the past 19 years, including adolescents, juvenile offenders, victims of domestic violence, adults across the lifespan, undergraduate and graduate students, athletes, couples and families. Dawn has worked with clients with eating disorders throughout her career.  Working this population, and those who support them, has been a particular emphasis over the past decade.

Website: dawndillonlpc.com

Phone:   817-613-6803

Email: dawndillonlpc@gmail.com

 

Carla Garber, PhD, LPC

Dr. Garber is a professional psychotherapist in the Fort Worth/Dallas area specializing in Eating Disorder treatment. She began her career over 30 years ago as an Eating Disorder therapist in a hospital inpatient ED treatment program. Since then, in addition to treating individuals, she has served as an Eating Disorder Consultant to the US Department of Health and Human Services; Texas Christian University; ED Specialty websites; local and regional media; and countless community groups. She has designed and implemented Outpatient Eating Disorder treatment programs and served as an adjunct professor at a local University. She is an Intuitive Eating Coach, trained and certified by Evelyn Tribole M.S., R.D. She also utilizes equine therapy in the treatment of Eating Disorders. She enjoys mentoring, speaking and caring for her horses at home near Burleson, Texas.

 Website: drcarlagarber.com

Phone:   817-360-1137

Email:  drcgarber@gmail.com

Sharon L. Ward, MS, LPC, NCC 

Licensed Professional Counselor

Sharon is a Licensed Professional Counselor [Texas] and a National Certified Counselor. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Texas Womans University and has been in practice for over 20 years both in agency and private practice settings. She believes in an individualized approach to treatment based on each client’s strengths, needs, resources and goals. Within her work, she uses a variety of treatment approaches including cognitive [thinking], interpersonal [relationships], educational [factual information] and experiential [guided imagery and other non-verbal techniques – not hypnosis]. Sharon believes a treatment team approach is often vital to helping clients reach their goals and collaborates with a wide variety of community and professional resources. She works with clients 12 and up and specializes in depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adult trauma survivors, men’s issues and women’s challenges, eating disorders, kids with video game and socialization issues, parenting, marital and premarital counseling [Prepare/Enrich] Sharon has also given many presentations and education on a variety of mental health issues to parent groups, daycares, schools, hospitals and physicians.  

 “What I love about this work is the opportunity to work with people in the process of exploring and striving to reach therapeutic goals.  We often get closed in by a set of assumptions about ourselves and our relationships that keep us from reaching truly attainable changes. It is exciting to watch the growth and change that people are able to make as they discover hidden resources for transformation within themselves.”

Website: sharonwardcounseling.com

Phone:   817-441-9973

Email:   lpc.ward@yahoo.com

Dietitians

Carol Ann Darwin, RDN, LDN, CEDRD-S
Eating Disorder Specialist

Carol Ann is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist-Licensed Dietitian a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian through the International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals [IADEP]. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University. She has 20 years of experience working with individuals from the age of 8 up to 72 and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She believes in a treatment team approach and has worked closely with therapists to help each client separate food from feelings. She has studied with experienced professionals across the country in a variety of treatment modalities, neurobiology and behavior change techniques. Through the combination of client centered nutritional therapy and compassionate, knowledgeable dietary guidance, clients are able to find a peaceful relationship with food, weight and body image. She has worked with a wide variety of eating issues including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and avoidant restrictive food intake disorder [ARFID]. She has been a featured presenter at TCU, parent groups, schools, daycares and physician groups.

“I have learned that each person has his or her own story and struggle with food. My mission is prevention. Working with eating disordered patients and their families is my passion.”

Phone: 817-929-9580 

Email: cardawin@aol.com

Kat Scheurer, MS, RD, LD

Kat Scheurer MS, RD, LD graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS and MS degree in Nutritional Sciences. Upon completion of her studies, Kat gained diverse experience from employment at several reputable organizations. She began her career working for the Baylor Scott & White Health Care system in the Dallas area assessing and educating adults in need of nutrition therapy for rehabilitation, diabetes, heart disease and more. Eventually, she fostered a knack for working in Pediatrics which led her to Children's Health Dallas. While at Children’s, Kat developed an expertise in general pediatrics with varying diagnoses including exposure to diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease and transplantation. Applying this varied background, Kat joined the team at Eating Recovery Center of Dallas where she focused on treating adult and adolescent eating disorders in the inpatient, partial and outpatient setting.

 Kat truly enjoys working with adolescents, adults and their families in helping to achieve their nutrition and lifestyle goals. In addition, while utilizing her passion for fitness, she is currently working on her certification in personal training. Kat recognizes the need for individuals to be able to capably incorporate healthy exercise into their lives while following a “non-diet” approach. Kat strives to provide individualized nutrition counseling to better equip clients with the tools needed to normalize eating patterns and gain intuitive eating skills to promote a sustainable healthy lifestyle.

Phone: 469-450-7006

Email: RetroactiveHealthTX@gmail.com

Website: www.retroactivehealthtx.com

Psycho-Educational Testing

Mary Madison Eagle, Ph.D

Mary Madison Eagle, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in Arkansas, New York, and Texas. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Houston and completed her clinical internship at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. Following her internship, Dr. Eagle completed a year of specialty training in forensic psychology through a fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Eagle’s practice includes both psychotherapy and psychological assessment, with an emphasis on psychoeducational assessment, neuropsychological assessment, and forensic assessment.

 Dr. Eagle’s training and experience includes a wide array of clinical settings and activities: educational diagnostic evaluations; outpatient psychotherapy; evaluation and treatment of adults and adolescents in inpatient facilities; court-ordered criminal forensic evaluations of competence to stand trial and mental state at the time of the offense; pre-employment evaluations of security staff; personal injury evaluations; assessment and treatment of incarcerated offenders; substance abuse treatment; and couples therapy. Dr. Eagle has presented research on forensic psychological assessment and ethics in psychological practice at several conferences nationally.

 Phone: 214-265-1400 ext 111.

Email:  marymadison.eagle@gmail.com