Practice Specialties

  • Abuse & Trauma
  • Bilingual Christian Counseling
  • Christian Divorce Counseling
  • Church Conflict Christian Counseling
  • Couples Christian Counseling
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Domestic Violence Christian Counseling
  • Marriage and Family Christian Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling

About

‘I can’t handle it anymore, all by myself! We have to get help or I don’t know what will happen.’
We Are Here. We Care. We Understand.

You may feel helpless and hopeless, but our caring staff of counselors can help you find the support and understanding you need to make the changes you want.

Work with a skilled, dedicated, experienced counselor who can assist you in dealing with divorce, trauma, and life changes. Therapy focuses on developing relationships within the family through individual therapy for the child, parenting assistance, and family interventions. Life is complicated and we can help!

Learning to navigate parenting issues, marital troubles, issues from our past, and integrating our world view into our lifestyle can be difficult–especially when we feel so disconnected from others. Find free content in our counseling and education blog, come to our parenting and relationship classes. If these resources aren’t enough, call for an intake session to talk about the many choices you have in dealing with your family’s problems. Access your online HIPAA compliant account, and learn all about our staff on this website.

If we can’t help you, we know who in Denton County can! 940-222-8703

My Christian Faith and My Professional Practice

Our practice support families in integrating their worldview into their child's life. While we work closely with the child, unless they bring up faith related topics, we prefer to teach parents how to incorporate their world view into parenting. This allows the parents to be the main touchpoint for spiritual issues, which is a foundational belief for us. We educate, support and offer suggestions on ways we have seen people successfully teach Christ's love and boundaries as parents. However, as we are not theologically trained, we can only offer lay understandings of the scriptures.

Client Payment Information

  • Accepts insurance

Therapists on Staff

Ashley Barkley
Christy Graham
Dr. Pam Rinn
Al Wade
Laura Westbrook
Ashley Barkley

Ashley Barkley

LPC
I began my career in the reunification of children and families who had been in the foster care system in Oklahoma. I am familiar with the court system and feel passionately about helping families learn to parent effectively together in challenging situations.

In 2010, I became a school counselor. This provided me with a great understanding of schools and the struggles that children often face in a group setting. I believe that environment plays a large role in healthy functioning so something unique that I offer clients in conjunction with office therapy is a one or two session observation of the client in their natural environment (i.e. home, school, daycare).

I have worked in many areas of the counseling field and have truly loved the different dynamics that they offer. My focus has been children and families but I enjoy working with a variety of people.

I moved to Denton two years ago, and while I’m not quite ready to call myself a Texan, I have truly embraced Denton and l
Christy Graham

Christy Graham

LPC Supervisor Registered Play Therapist
My growing up years were spent all over Texas and Kansas, but I graduated from high school in Conroe. College Station was my home in undergrad--WHOOP!--and once I received my BA in Psychology at Texas A & M, I moved on to Sam Houston State University for my masters in Clinical Psychology.

My work as a therapist started in 1999 at a Mental Health Mental Retardation center. I first worked with adults diagnosed with chronic mental health issues and then moved to work with children and families. I was fully licensed by the state of Texas in 2000 and received my registration as a play therapist in 2001.

My family moved to Denton in 2001 and I began working with extremely traumatized children who were unsafe for themselves and others. My work changed substantially in 2003 when I became a mother for the first time and a private Christian therapist. I've been working with children, families, and traumatized women since then while learning to integrate my life as a wife, mother, and Chris
Dr. Pam Rinn

Dr. Pam Rinn

LMFT Associate
Life can be hard sometimes. The life you've wanted can seem out of reach due to past emotional scars, loss of hope, being stuck in behaviors that aren't helpful. I recognize that there are times when individuals, couples, and families need a new perspective when they find what has worked before doesn't work now. I have over 25 years of experience helping families with young children and adolescents navigate the life course. I partner with individuals, couples and "empty nesters" to work through challenges to discover support and symptom relief.

Systemic family therapy identifies patterns of coping behaviors that help or get in the way of healthy relationships. Symptom relief and healing are aided by an individualized therapeutic approach which nurtures the whole person or relationship, celebrates unique strengths, and works to promote protective factors.

Contact me at 940-222-8703, ext 705 or email me at pam@acorncounseling.services. I can't wait to meet your family!
Al Wade

Al Wade

LPC
My counseling career started after 20 years of managing a team of customer service agents in a telecom call center, and six years in a call center for a pharmaceutical distributorship. I was concerned with the behavioral issues of employees that directly and indirectly impacted their job performance and started sharing my life experiences with them in an effort to ease their discomfort.

In 2010 I went back to school and earned a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in 2012 and became a Counselor-Intern in 2013. My internship was completed under the supervision of Dr. Ken Johnson, PHD, LPC- whose incredible love for the well being of all people shaped and increased my desire to become a counselor.

As a Christian, my faith heavily influences my approach to counseling. Although I don’t label myself as a “Christian Counselor”, I am certainly a Christian who is a Counselor. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. Anxiety,
Laura Westbrook

Laura Westbrook

LPC Intern, Gottman Trained
Living authentically in a broken world can be challenging, and at times leaves us feeling discouraged without a sense of hope. Coming alongside clients as they embrace the courage to overcome life’s challenges and become all they were created to be is one I consider an honored privilege.
My counseling approach is holistic, taking into consideration the whole person on an emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual level, and spiritual beliefs are incorporated in the counseling process, if so desired. I try to meet people where they are and help them feel understood. My passion to help people grow emotionally and spiritually, overcoming patterns that have perpetually held them back.
I enjoy working with couples, individuals, adolescents, or children. Major Issues of focus typically include family-of-origin issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, grief, anger, personal crisis, communication patterns, balance in life, and career issues, and I commonly use play therapy with clients under

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