Our Counselors

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Lucinda Able MS, LPC

Lucinda earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and is approved by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  Lucinda also holds a BBA from Baylor University. Long before she earned her professional degree in counseling she was mentoring and teaching youth in her home church for over 15 years. Along with helping youth, Lucinda is passionate about working with couples to strengthen their marriages and families.

 

Having been married for over 25 years with two adult children, Lucinda understands the stressors that marriages and families face.  Lucinda has experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups.   She regularly works with adult and adolescent clients struggling with sexual abuse/addiction, self esteem, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger management, grief/divorce recovery, marital conflict, and premarital.

Brent Beale MA, LPC

Brent brings a great passion for kids to Creek Bend.  Since answering God's calling to work with children, he has worked with kids in several capacities. Brent served as Children’s Pastor for three years at Mansfield Community Church.  He also served as Kid’s Zone director for the Boys and Girls Club in Arlington, Texas.  Brent began practicing Play Therapy at Rush Creek Counseling Center in the summer of 2010.  He also serves as a counselor at Dallas Baptist University, where he is employed full time.

 

Brent has a desire to meet children and their parent (s) or families where they are in life.  While play therapy cannot change life’s circumstances, it can provide a child the opportunity to express themselves in their own language, which is PLAY!

 

Brent received his Master’s Degree from Dallas Baptist University and is licensed as a Professional Counselor.  Brent resides in Mansfield with his wife of 14 years, and their 7 year old daughter.  He is an avid outdoorsman, and enjoys sitting in the deer stand with his daughter Ella during the fall.

Jill Hancock MA, LPC

Jill received her Master of Arts in Counseling degree as well as her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from Dallas Baptist University.  Since discovering God’s call for her life, Jill has been passionately working with young adults and adults alike who are dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, codependency, grief, relationship issues, sexuality identity, sexual abuse, and sexual addictions.  She has been helping individuals experience healing and develop awareness of self.

 

Jill’s desire to counsel both adolescents and adults has been fueled through experiences working at summer camps as well as ministry experience with high school and college-aged individuals. Jill’s hope is to help others gain freedom through healing and emotional growth. She strives to motivate clients to achieve short-term and long-term goals that will help them develop the attitudes, skills, and growth that lead to a healthy lifestyle.

 

While at home, Jill loves to spend time with her husband and two sons. They enjoy traveling and working on “do it yourself" projects. 

Ben Condray MAMFC, MDiv, LPC

Ben has served on the staff of churches in a variety of ways for almost 30 years.  In addition to his counseling practice, he is the Associate Pastor of FBC Midlothian, where he has been since 1996.  His greatest desires are to have a bigger heart for God, a bigger heart for people and to bring the two together in life changing ways.

 

Ben holds Masters Degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.  He works primarily with couples and individuals, but also sees families and leads groups.  

 

On a personal note, Ben is a hopeless romantic, loves to travel and is addicted to the Dallas Mavericks and playing golf very badly. His partner in life is Tammy and they serve together teaching classes and leading marriage retreats. They have four grown children and the most amazing granddaughter in the universe.  

 

Todd Linder MEd, LPC-S

Todd has been a counselor since 1993 and before coming to Creek Bend he was with Rapha Christian Counseling since 1991. He brings insight and sensitivity of core issues related to individual, family and couples work. One of Todd's greatest satisfactions comes form being with clients as they make decisions to trust God with their deepest hurts, fears, dreams and hopes. He combines a warm, engaging relational style of counseling with the ability to challenge clients regarding issues of the heart.

 

Todd holds a Master's Degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and is licensed in the state of Texas as a Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S).  Todd also worked for nine years in youth ministry in the Dallas area and has done Critical Incident Stress Management for over the past twenty years.  Though it may sound like it, the last two items are not necessarily related.

 

Todd currently serves as the Executive Director of Creek Bend Center for Counseling and is an adjunct faculty member of Dallas Baptist University.  He has been married to Karen for over 25 years, and they have a daughter and a son.

Sandra Martin MA, LPC

Sometimes counseling is about repairing a broken heart or healing a wounded soul. Sometimes it's about getting un-stuck, un-blockaded, un-tired and un-confused and being able to see and take the best next step. Sometimes counseling is just about growing – growing in wisdom and understanding, maybe even stepping up to a new place in life, a new calling, a new relationship.

 

Whatever the issue on the table, counseling is always about drawing close to the God who created you and becoming all that He designed you to be.

 

As a counselor, I count it a privilege to walk with you in the continuing discovery of your God and yourself. I have a graduate degree in counseling from Dallas Baptist University and am credentialed by the Texas State Board as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

 

I have had a variety of "unique" experiences that have helped shape who I am and how I walk alongside those that are hurting. I served eight years as pastor of a church plant in small community in which the culture was one of violence of every kind, including domestic; drug and alcohol addiction, and sexual promiscuity. I also traveled during eight consecutive summers to the Amazon Basin of Peru, where I taught pastors and worked in jungle and village ministry. I spent 17years working in pastoral counseling in the Dallas area, serving adults and couples both in individual and in group counseling. My experience is in trauma, dissociative disorders, mood/personality disorders, depression, grief, critical incident stress debriefing, suicide and its impact; and addictions.

Kati Silcox MA, LPC-Intern, Supervised by Mary Becerril, PhD, LPC-S

In her life, Kati has found that one of the greatest joys is to be able to experience life through the eyes of a child.  Children are so strong and resilient, and it is truly inspiring to be able to watch children express themselves through play. Whether it be working in children’s programs at church or mentoring and tutoring at-risk children and teenagers in Dallas, Kati has always had a big heart for youth.

Kati received her Master’s in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University in 2015. Even though receiving her diploma was a great accomplishment, Kati believes that meeting her husband while finishing her Master's degree was an added bonus! While at home, Kati spends most of her time wrangling her son and 3 dogs. When she has free time, she loves to be outdoors and go camping and hiking. 

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