Becca Bishop,MSSW, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor. Her specialty is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and she primarily works with teens, young adults, and families. She manages a variety of concerns, including: depression, anxiety, school difficulties, ADD/ADHD, social difficulties, self-harm, suicidal ideation, addiction, and parent-child conflict. She also works with the family system on integrating effective and practical tools into their daily lives.
“Everyone has the ability to overcome their challenges, sometimes they just need a little help. Remember: asking for help is a sign of strength”.
Keisha Howard Gaddis, also known as “Coach Keisha”, is a nationally recognized Speaker, Author, Mentor, and Certified Life Coach who brings a whole lot of girl-power wherever she goes. Keisha has a Masters degree in Counseling and has over 10+ years of experience as a former School Teacher and School Guidance Counselor, but today she is lovingly called The Queen of Empowering Teens, because Keisha specializes in helping girls and young women build self-esteem while overcoming obstacles such as bullying, peer pressure, body image issues, social media madness, and friendship situations. She provides individual 1:1 coaching & mentorship, group coaching sessions, and mother/daughter coaching sessions, and she is also available to speak at schools, PTA meetings, and events. Her life’s mission is to both empower girls and educate parents on the latest hot topics and trends that relate to developing healthy girls in today’s generation. View more information at www.CoachKeisha.com
Speaking topics Include: “How to Survive & Thrive with Your Teen Daughter”, “Girl World: Decoded”, and “Confidence, Class & Character for Young Ladies”.
Phone: (972) 795-5577
Cynthia Hutchins MS LPC began her career in 1982 as a counselor in a community mental health setting. Through this agency, she opened two branch offices, one that served the mental health needs of a rural community and another on the campus of Arkansas State University. She has been the Coordinator of two hospital based eating disorder programs. She has been in private practice since 1995 treating adolescents, adults, families, and couples. She has specialized training in psychodrama, EMDR, marital therapy, and eating disorders. During her 25 years as a counselor, she has been a speaker at workshops, colleges, schools, and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals. Dedicated to community mental health, she has volunteered as a facilitator for a free eating disorder support group (ANAD) for the past 18 years.
"I believe in the capacity of the individual to build on their strengths, clarify their guiding values, stop self defeating cycles, and move on to contribute to the larger community."
Dr. Jameson offers individual and family therapy to pre-adolescents, adolescents, and adults. Her psychotherapy model treats mood disorders (anxiety, depression), eating disorders, transitional issues, stress, self-harm, resiliency, social difficulties, and college interruptions. Dr. Jameson spent 15 years in the field of education where she served as an upper school counselor to students with a wide variety of social and emotional issues. She also serves on the Board of Directors for The Elisa Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and education of eating disorders. Dr. Jameson enjoys presenting to groups on a variety of issues including stress and the adolescent brain, resilience, raising boys, raising girls, and birth order. She is regularly interviewed on local and national radio as a parenting expert on the topics of video game culture, helicopter sports parents and other adolescent issues. More information about Dr. Jameson can be found on her website, www.drkellyjameson.com.
Krista Ketcham, M.Ed., LPC is a licensed professional counselor with a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education specializing in Counseling and Play Therapy from the University of North Texas. Krista provided counseling to children and families impacted by domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. At an inpatient psychiatric unit, she provided family, individual and group therapy for inpatient, day-treatment and intensive out-patient programs. Areas of specialty include but are not limited to: anxiety, fears, OCD, depression, eating disorders, ADHD, abuse, bullying, adolescent relationship issues, behavior issues, self-esteem, boundaries, divorce and parenting.
Miki Johnston graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. With more than 20 years of experience, Miki has worked as a therapist, clinical consultant, and public speaker in a variety of settings with diverse populations. She currently speaks in public and private schools and community groups on topics such as, but not limited to: social media, healthy teen relationships, teen dating violence, stress management, the parent-child relationship, resilience, and adolescent development. In her private practice she treats women and teens struggling with many of the issues mentioned above with a focus on relationships, enhancing communication, stress management and parent – child conflicts. Miki has post graduate training at the Dallas Psychoanalytic Center.
Pam Chin-Lai, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian with expertise in treating adolescents and adults struggling with anorexia nervosa and bulimia. She has a passion for gently guiding clients towards normalizing their eating, improving body image, and ultimately living a fuller life. Pam, who has multiple years of experience, received her BS in Nutrition from Louisiana State University, interned at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans, and completed her MS from Texas Woman's University.
Speaking topics include: "How to Improve Your Chances of Raising a Child Without an Eating Disorder", "My Feet are Too Big, I'm Taller than All of the Boys... Developing a Positive Body Image During Puberty."
Casey Voorhies Bonano RD, LD is a Texas Christian University graduate with a BS in Coordinated Dietetics. Nutrition counseling utilizes an empathetic, Intuitive Eating and non-dieting approach to achieve long-term behavioral change. Casey's goal is to provide her clients with the tools necessary to obtain a healthy and balanced lifestyle. By enabling her clients to make peace with food they are able to feel more in control of their eating habits. Casey's experience at The Renfrew Center of Texas, Project Bliss, Nutrition Paradox and her own private practice has provided extensive experience working with clients that struggle with a variety of weight and eating issues. Casey specializes in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia and over eating/binge eating. As the Membership Chair of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and the New Member Ambassador of the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dietitians (IFEDD), Casey continues to stay heavily involved in the dietitian and eating disorder community. Casey provides individual, group, and family nutrition counseling in Dallas and more information about Casey can be found on her website www.dallasnutritionalcounseling.com
Marla Ablon, RD, LD
Marla Ablon graduated with honors from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center of Dallas with a Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Dietetics. Her areas of expertise include pediatric weight loss or gain; specialty diets for chronic digestive diseases, food intolerances and food allergies; vegetarian, vegan and raw diets; family nutrition and disease prevention; and the parent-child feeding relationship. Marla has received an American Dietetic Association Certificate of Training in Childhood and Adolescent Weight Management. She currently practices as a Program Affiliate at Girls to Women Health and Wellness in Dallas.
Speaking topics include: Nutrients Your Child Needs, Keys to the Feeding Relationship, Myths and Truths of Fad Diets, Meal Planning, Virtual Grocery Shopping and Portion Distortion.
A speech-language pathologist and cognitive communication expert, Shani addresses communication skills for youth & adults who feel awkward & unsure of their interpersonal communication abilities. She addresses general social & conversation skills in addition to specific skills training for school/campus life, business presentations, interviews, & special event speeches. She is particularly adept at addressing the needs of patients with general shyness, mood disorders, social anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, & learning differences. In the corporate world, Shani's unique skill set & experience facilitates individuals & teams in reaching higher levels of interpersonal, social & business success. Schools, colleges and universities benefit from her "Bee Social" presentations for students and her communication skills training for Resident Advisers.
Speaking topics include: The Impact of Body Language, Multicultural Communication Awareness, Social Cognition & Interpersonal Communication Skills, Understanding & Honoring Communication Differences and Leadership Communication Skills.