We are a faith-based counseling and guidance center in Arlington, Texas. Regardless of religious background or experience, we welcome all. Our mission is to help you find your way from difficulties and dissatisfaction to the peace, purpose, joy, and fulfillment God desires for you.
God comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:4
We are located in Arlington, TX, the heart of the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex. Our offices are located on the campus of Lake Church, and as a ministry of Lake Church, we proudly serve our community as a not-for-profit counseling & mental health clinic.
To find our offices, park in the Fellowship Hall parking lot (you'll see the big, white cross). Walk along the pathway, following the signs for Impact into the courtyard where you will see our glass door entrance. Once inside, we are located up the stairs and to the left.
Hours of Operation
2912 Little Road
Arlington, Texas 76016
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Our office is closed in observance of most national holidays. In the event of inclement weather, we follow the schedule set by the Arlington Independent School District. Contact our office if you have any questions.
MEET OUR leadership TEAM
dr. ed laymance
Impact Counseling Founder and Director,
Ph.D in Educ, LPC, LMFT, BCPCC
Dr. Ed Laymance is the founder and director of Impact Counseling & Guidance Center and the Counseling Pastor at Lake Church. He holds a Ph.D. in Education, is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and a board-certified professional Christian counselor. With more than 40 years of ministry, education and counseling experience, Dr. Laymance leads a team of qualified counselors to help you in "finding the way."
MS, LPC, BCPCC and Chief Operations Manager
Tonya is a licensed professional counselor supervisor. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Dallas Baptist University and received her Master’s degree in Family Therapy from Texas Women's University in 1999. She has been serving clients at Impact since 2005 and considers it a privilege and joy to walk alongside others to find hope and healing in the midst of difficult life circumstances. She counsels from a Biblical world view and relies on cognitive behavioral principles with a systemic perspective to facilitate healing in client’s lives. Tonya loves working with individuals experiencing anxiety and depression, hurting families and marriages, couples engaged to be married, those dealing with grief and/or the loss of a loved one, and those experiencing spiritual issues.
Stacy joined Impact in 2020 and understands the world of counseling, she's married to an LPC. She has a passion to see hurting people, especially grieving ones, find comfort and joy again. She co-leads GriefShare groups in her own home-church. Stacy enjoys reading, cruising, and spending time with her family and pets when not at work.
Dee joined Impact in the Summer of 2021 right after retiring as an educator for over 30 years. Her heart is to help others, both children and adults. Dee has been married for 32 years, has two adult children and is a long time member of Lake Church. She loves to read and travel with her family and friends.
MEET OUR counselors
Nik is a licensed professional counselor. He earned a bachelor's degree in Biblical studies with a major in Christian counseling from The Criswell College in 1997, and a master's degree in marriage and family counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001. He came to the United States from Europe in 1993 to follow God's call in becoming a Christian counselor. Nik has experience working with families, children and teens in crisis, behavioral issues, separation anxiety, and men seeking freedom from sexual addiction. He has more than 12 years of management experience and enjoys helping people with work-related issues. He also finds fulfillment in partnering with individuals and couples in their journey to find hope and healing.
MACC, LPC, MT-BC, BCPCC
Natalie is a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified Christian counselor as well as a board-certified music therapist. She earned a Master of Arts in Christian counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has worked with Dr. Laymance since 2003. She counsels children, teenagers, adults, couples and families with a wide variety of presenting problems including spiritual issues. As a board-certified music therapist, she has worked with geriatrics, psychiatry, troubled children and teenagers, and currently practices music therapy with children, teenagers and young adults with disabilities. . It is her joy to come alongside others to assist them in their life journey, helping them experience the freedom to be everything for which God created them.
MSW, LCSW, BCPCC
Tina is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified professional Christian Counselor. She has been with Impact since 2005 and feels blessed to be able to be part of a team that walks along with those needing hope and healing. She loves counseling married couples, couples engaged to be married, and families. Works with adults with depression, anxiety, grief, caregiver stress, and women's issues.
She is married with children and grandchildren. Outside of work, she loves to stay busy with grandchildren.
Mikayla is a licensed professional counselor and has a BA in psychology and a Master's in professional counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy with a biblical worldview to work with children, teens, and adults. Mikayla has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, boundaries, self-harm, suicidal ideation, family dynamics, and self-worth issues. She is humbled to have the opportunity to walk with people through their most challenging seasons. She became a counselor because she believes God redeems suffering for our good and His glory. Mikayla is also married and loves horseback riding and all things outdoors! She is an active member of her local church and has been on staff at Impact since the fall of 2016.
dr. dan clement
Psychologist, LMFT, LPC-S
Dr. Dan Clement is a licensed minister, psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and LPC-S in Texas with more than 30 years of experience in helping individuals, couples and families in turmoil. He works with a wide range of issues by identifying a way out of the old patterns and building a new and blessed life through specific and repeatable new habits. Whether the issues show up primarily individually, in couples, families or the workplace, Dan's focus is on listening for the steps to build new skills that God will use to overcome the pattern, rather than the issue itself. This approach is most effective when a client, couple or family knows what to do but just can't find the momentum to do it consistently and with grace.
Heather is a licensed professional counselor. Heather worked in the travel industry and as a Realtor in the local market. In 2011, after serving in ministry, she felt impressed to pursue counseling. Heather obtained her Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Psychology and Masters in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. She is passionate about people. Heather is an ordained minister and has served in the local church for 8 years in recovery and inner healing. She is privileged to see people and families set free from the chains of substance abuse as well as the effects of trauma, grief, and other mental health issues. Heather is trained in Play Therapy as well as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). Heather joined the Impact Counseling team in 2018 and looks forward to walking with her clients on their journey of healing and wholeness.
Enjolé is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Texas Tech University and has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Enjolé is also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she earned a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling. Enjolé, the daughter of a minister, believes her mission is to help others by promoting a process of change that not only brings healing and guidance, but also provides people with a more functional and constructive way of living. She works within a Biblical, Christian worldview and uses cognitive-behavioral interventions to promote healing. Enjolé has been on staff at Impact since the summer of 2016 and is privileged to walk with people through depression, anxiety, self-harm behavior, suicidal thoughts, ADHD, anger, grief, trauma, and self-worth issues.
MA, LPC-Associate and supervised by Robin Rice
Angie Hernandez received her Masters in Professional Counseling from DBU and is currently supervised by Robin Rice. Angie believes that healing is a journey and she rejoices to be able to encourage and support people no matter where they are in life. She believes that all wounds need a place to be safely processed so she makes it her priority to create a place where all individuals can find truth, freedom, and hope. Angie considers it an honor to work with all people. Angie enjoys working specifically with depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, and clients struggling with grief. Angie also is capable to counsel in Spanish
Carol is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Carol has worked in the education field as an academic advisor, mentor, and softball coach. She desires to walk alongside teens, individuals, and couples through difficult seasons of life to find hope and healing. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, life changes, and grief. Carol is trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). She joined the Impact team in 2017.
Elizabeth is a licensed professional counselor, a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, practices EMDR, and is a certified prepare/enrich premarital and marital counselor. She graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011, with a master's degree in marriage and family counseling. She focuses on marital and premarital counseling, sexual trauma, women's issues, anxiety and mood disorders, spiritual counseling, and support for children whose families are in recovery from divorce and alcohol/drug addiction. She is a wife and mother of three who loves to walk alongside people who are seeking help with healing and wholeness.
Mark is a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified professional Christian counselor. He received his Master of Arts degree in counseling from Amberton University in 2001. He joined Impact in 2005 and works with children ages 8-17, adults, couples, and families. Using a cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach, he helps with issues like ADHD, anxiety, anger management, sexual addiction, substance abuse and practices EMDR.
MA, LPC-Associate and supervised by Dr. Dan Clement
Patricia is a LPC Associate under the supervision of Dr. Dan Clement. Originally from Brazil, Patricia moved to Dallas, TX, and earned her Master's in professional counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Patricia feels honored to partner with God to serve those struggling with anxiety, grief, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, self-worth issues, and spiritual issues. Patricia believes that, by God’s grace, all individuals can heal and reach the amazing potential that was placed in every single one of us when we were born. Patricia is also a certified prepare/enrich premarital and marital counselor and she enjoys serving couples at any stage of their journeys together.
dr. dana wicker
Dr. Wicker is a licensed psychologist and a board-certified professional Christian counselor. She is also a professor of psychology at Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Wicker enjoys working with a multitude of issues, including individuals and children.
MA, LPC-Associate and supervised by Dr. Joan Davis
Philips Efe graduated from Dallas Baptist University. He was born in Nigeria and is a naturalized citizen of The United States of America. He has been happily married for 26 years and has two adult children.
He is very passionate about helping clients develop and maintain healthy lifestyles. Philips engages them in a process of making regular intentional life choices and decisions that promote good mental health and total well-being. He aims is to help his clients achieve spiritual, physical, social, and emotional stability within a collaborative, therapeutic professional relationship. He also practices EMDR. His goal as a counselor is to come alongside all clients irrespective of their status and help them become more self-aware, develop healthy coping skills and a strong sense of identity, boldness, and confidence.
MA, LPC-Associate and supervised by Dr. Shannon Wolf
Debbie is a licensed professional counselor associate under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Wolf. She studied family therapy at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has a wide range of experience working with children and families in ministry and in school settings. She is passionate about child play therapy and working with individuals or couples struggling with a variety of life stressors.
Licensed and Ordained Minister, BCCC, MACC, MTS and MASE
Tommy Foster is a licensed and ordained minister and a board-certified Christian counselor. He received his Master of Arts in counseling from Dallas Baptist University in 2017. He also has a Masters of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is new to Impact and works with teens ages 13-17, adults, couples, and families.
He is a certified facilitator in ”Prepare and Enrich” premarital and marital counseling. He is also a certified support group facilitator in grief-share, divorce-care, and celebrate recovery. He helps with issues like ADHD, adolescent challenges, grief, fear, men’s issues, pastor and missionary families, life coaching, spiritual problems, anxiety, depression, and anger management.
Faith is a licensed professional counselor certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Her expertise includes serving survivors of traumatic crime (including sexual assault, sexual abuse and domestic violence), depression, grief, anxiety, self-harm and women’s issues. She enjoys using art therapy techniques with clients as they begin the journey of processing difficult thoughts and feelings. Faith, a mother of two young daughters, enjoys working with teens and adults of all ages. As Faith works with each client, her prayer is that he/she would experience and receive the peace and healing that only God Himself provides.
MEET OUR Admin TEAM
Debbie is an ordained minister and has the heart to see people live life abundantly. She is a widow, mom and grandmother. Debbie joined Impact in 2020. Her desire is to help women reach their full potential. She also has experience in women and children's ministries and currently co-hosts a grief group and singles group.
Carol joined Impact in 2013 as a receptionist and later Office Manager and Assistant to Dr. Laymance. Carol changed positions at the end of 2021 back to receptionist to have more time with her family and 2 grandchildren. Carol has been married for 39 years and has two adult sons and one daughter in law. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. She also enjoys crafting and baking
Miranda is in the Professional Counseling program at Dallas Baptist University. Her heart is to receive her LPC in order to serve people who feel lost, broken, and overwhelmed. She has seen how the Lord works this field and desires counseling to be her career. Apart from studying, Miranda loves to travel, be outdoors and hang out with her friends and family..
Callie has completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and criminal justice at Dallas Baptist University and currently is pursuing her graduate degree in professional counseling. She plans to eventually become an LPC, fulfilling her calling to serve others as a source of support in times of need. She thrives in administrative roles and loves getting to assist both counselors and clients alike. When she is not working or in school, she is a Dallas CASA child advocate and enjoys getting to use her education and passion to be a voice for abused and neglected children. She also loves traveling, finding cool new places around Dallas, and watching true crime documentaries!