Darlene Drew, MA LPC Supervisor
“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."
I believe that each person possesses the potential to be happy each and every day. It is up to each one of us to decide how we are going to approach the day. I am not saying that life is always easy because it is not. We live in a fast paced society with multiple demands and shifting priorities. We feel stressed, overworked, misunderstood, experience financial setbacks and a host of other things. When we experience these challenges we feel not only mentally but physically drained. These challenges have the potential to overwhelm us and get us “off track.” When they do, I am here to help.
I have over 25 years experience and a true passion for helping you overcome challenges that threatens to rob you of the joy in everyday living. My approach blends an understanding of the relationship between physical and psychological issues. Therefore, in therapy I emphasize how your thoughts influence your heart and your heart impacts your actions. If you change your thoughts, your actions follow; therefore, your situation changes. My goal is to have you regain control of your life, recapture the passion in your relationship, return to activities you used to enjoy or simply appreciate the moments that make your heart feel alive, fulfilled and rejuvenated. I will assist you in your journey to fulfillment by providing a judgment-free, compassionate, safe and comfortable environment in which you can address these challenges and get back “on track.” I understand that considering counseling can be overwhelming or embarrassing but remember the first step is always the hardest so take a deep breath, call me and let's get started.
1994 Stephen F Austin State University – MA in Psychology
1992 Stephen F Austin State University – BS in Psychology Magna Cum Laude
1990 Trinity Valley Community College – AS in Psychology
2016 Prepare & Enrich -- Coleyville, TX -- Certified Instructor
2016 Domestic Violence Institute -- Oak Brook, IL -- Certified Instructor
2015 Connie Institute – Hurst, TX – Solution Focus Brief Therapy
2004 HeartMath – Boulder City, CA – HeartMath Provider
2002 Stens Corp – San Fransico, CA – Neurofeedback Training
2001 Stens Corp – San Fransico, CA – Biofeedback Training
2007 Honored for Making a Positive Impact in the Community–Henderson County
2006 Who’s Who Among American Businesswomen
1994 Distinguished Graduate Student Award at Stephen F Austin State University
Jennifer Maupin, MA, LPC-Supervisor
“Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom.”
-John Mark Green
I am passionate about empowering individuals to overcome personal obstacles and negotiate the challenges of life using an empathic, non-judgmental, and goal-oriented approach. It is not about perfection. It is about effort. Transformation can be painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different with a new capacity to be happy. I utilize my training as both a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and psychological assessor to provide an integrative approach to therapy. I have gained a wide range of clinical experience from various settings over the past nine years. I have an extensive background and am skilled in assessment, counseling, crisis management, and psychological testing. I have provided a wide-range of therapeutic treatment for individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders through my experience working in both community-based settings and correctional settings. I have vast knowledge in conducting assessments in order to assess personality and psychiatric disorders, substance use disorders, measure intellectual functioning, make treatment recommendations, and determining the need for psychiatric intervention.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as a board approved LPC Supervisor. Services provided include but are not limited to: individual and group counseling, family counseling, identification and assessment of psychological and substance use disorders, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments, treatment of psychotic disorders, mood & anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders and the development of improved coping and communication skills. Other areas of expertise include conducting psychological evaluations for use in various complex cases and court settings, as well as testifying.
2008 Argosy University -- MA in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Forensic Psychology
2006 Texas State University -- San Marcos -- BA in Psychology
Alex Philip, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Darlene Drew, MA, LPC-S
Alexandr strives to provide effective services in a non-intrusive, laid-back environment. Alexandr is a Christian counselor, but he works with all people regardless of their faith. Working with children and young families are Alexandr’s specialty; however, he also works with people who are struggling with relationship problems, ADHD, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, self-injury, parenting issues, co-parenting issues, family relationships, and premarital counseling.
Alexandr’s mission is to empower you to grow and to help facilitate positive change. Alexandr works with clients to explore strategies and solutions to improve their lives. In addition to providing in office therapy services, Alexandr provides educational and consultation services for communities and professionals.
2014 Liberty University – MA in Professional Counseling
2001 York College of Pennsylvania – BS in Business Administration
Kisha Anderson, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Darlene Drew, MA, LPC-S
Human beings are social creatures. Navigating life’s difficulties alone can exacerbate distressing feelings, unwarranted thoughts, and regrettable behaviors. As a Cognitive Behavioral therapist, I offer collaboration and support to enable my clients to live each day peacefully as they embrace their authentic selves and the world around them.
I am an affirmative therapist who specializes in substance use, acute mental illness, and LGBT matters. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a Minor in Addictions from the University of North Texas and a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University. In addition, I earned a Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management as well as a Certificate in Affirmative Therapy with LGBT Clients both from Southern Methodist University. I have worked with a diverse population of clients with concerns ranging from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, trauma, various sexual orientations, and gender issues.
Seeking counseling is an act of courage and determination; therefore, clients begin their therapeutic process with a set of strengths they already obtain. These strengths can be utilized to assist in personal growth and development. With the assistance of an empathetic and proficient counselor, any difficulty can be overcome with grace and dignity.
2015 Southern Methodist University – MS in Counseling
2010 University of North Texas – BA in Psychology, Minor in Addictions
Carolyn Greaves, MA, LPC Intern
Supervised by Darlene Drew, MA, LPC-S
I believe in the phrase that obstacles in life can energize you when you can view life’s difficulties as exciting challenges. Life at times may seem unfair; however, I view it as a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow. We learn from the past and from there take the approach to be present in the moment and enjoy the beauty life offers.
I take a creative and enthusiastic approach to counseling and use my counseling tool box to find the best approach to fit your needs. Such tools may include art therapy and pet therapy. If you are interested, we can also take a spiritual approach.
I love working with all kinds of client’s situations. I also specialize in substance abuse, substance abuse screening and the healing the family unit when faced with addiction. I have also worked with clients who are just waiting for that phone call.
I am currently training my grand dog, Sweetie Sue, for therapy purposes, If you would like to see her progress, please visit her link at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/willworkforbones/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1827639804176453
2015 Amberton University – MA in counseling
1990 University of North Texas – BBA in Personnel Management Organizational Behavior
Sweetie Sue, Therapy Dog In-Training
Sweetie is an eight-year-old faithful dachshund. We adopted Sweetie from Operation Kindness when she was two years old. I will never forget the day we adopted her, as I was immediately drawn to her. She displayed the most empathetic eyes, was sitting in the most stunning pose, thus creating an “awe” moment.
In the past six years I have had the joy of having sweetie in my life. Originally Sweetie was my daughter’s dog making her my “Grand Wiener.” Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sweetie became one of the 4.9 million American children being raised by their grandparent.
Sweetie is actively working on overcoming social anxiety issues and works daily approaching new situations. When Sweetie gets her service vest on she knows it is time to train, she gets all excited and she knows it’s time to get to work. She proceeds with a conscientious and cautious approach as she actively approaches new situations.
Sweetie has already graduated from her first dog training class and is currently enrolled in Advanced training. Sweetie is excited about joining Sereneco Wellness Center as a therapy dog in training and is working diligently to become a full-licensed therapy animal. If you would like to see her progress, please visit her link at: