ABOUT US

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 

 

 Office Information

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. 

Contact Us
Mailing Address
Hours of Operation

Lake Church

2912 Little Road

Arlington, Texas 76016

Monday - Thursday

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

By appointment only

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." 

Carol Harris

Office Manager

Carol joined Impact in 2013 as a receptionist and later Office Manager and Assistant to Dr. Laymance. Carol manages the Admin's day-to-day operations and helps facilitate clients with special billing, coordinates college practicum students, keeps our Finances straight and Support Groups running smoothly.  If clients have a question, chances are she will be the one to help them. 

Kim Peters

Chief Operations Manager

Joining Dr. Laymance in 2004 in the launch of Impact, Kim has worked pretty much every non-clinical role there has been. Currently, she develops and maintains our EHR, IT, Marketing, HR, Training, Community Relations, and serves as the HIPAA officer.  If it is under the roof of Impact, she tries to keep it running smoothly and support the staff in any way possible.

 

 MEET OUR counseling TEAM

Nik andonov

MAMFC, LPC

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.

natalie bartoo

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.

faith baylor

MA, LPC

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. With over a decade of experience in counseling services, 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 wife and 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.

tina brackeen

MSW, LCSW, BCPCC

Tina is a licensed clinical social worker and board-certified professional Christian counselor. She loves to counsel married couples, couples engaged to be married, adults experiencing grief, and women.  Outside of work, she loves to stay busy with her grandchildren!

Mikayla bugh

MA, LPC

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 craig

MA, LPC-Associate and supervised by Dr. Dan Clement

Heather is a licensed professional counseling associate and under the supervision of Dr. Dan Clement.  Heather has worked in the travel industry and as a realtor in the local market but in 2011, she felt impressed to pursue counseling.  Heather obtained her Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Masters in Professional Counseling, both at Dallas Baptist University.  She is passionate about people. Heather is an ordained minister and served in a local church for 4 years in recovery and inner healing. She enjoys seeing people and families set free from the chains of substance abuse as well as the effects of trauma, grief, and other losses. Heather joined the Impact Counseling team in 2018 and looks forward to walking with her clients on their journey of healing and wholeness.

enjole delgado

MACC, LPC

Enjole is a licensed professional counselor. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at Texas Tech University and has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. Enjole is also a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she earned a Master of Arts in Christian counseling. Enjole, 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.

angie hernandez

MA, LPC-Associate and supervised by Dr. Dan Clement

Angie Hernandez received her Masters in Professional Counseling from DBU and is currently supervised by Dr. Dan Clement. 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 jackson

MA, LPC-Associate and supervised by Dr. Dan Clement

Carol is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern supervised by Dr. Dan Clement. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology & a Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Carol has worked in a private school setting as an academic mentor, as a youth pastor, as well as a church administrator & softball coach. She is passionate about students as well as walking alongside individuals & couples on their path to healing & freedom. Carol joined Impact first as a practicum student in 2017 and then as an LPC-Associate in 2018. 

elizabeth parks

MA, LPC

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.

elizabeth parks

MA, LPC

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.

elissa johnson

MA, LPC

Elissa is a licensed professional counselor. She earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology: human services from Liberty University in 2013, and a Master of Arts in counseling from Dallas Baptist University in August 2016. She also received an advanced certificate in professional counseling from Dallas Baptist University in December 2016. Elissa has counseled in English and Spanish and has experience working with issues of abuse, anxiety, cutting, children of divorce, drug use, family and marital issues, and self-worth issues. With God's help, Elissa is eager to work with others in the process of restoration of hope, healing and change.

elizabeth parks

MA, LPC

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 rhodes

MA, LPC

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, and substance abuse.  

Patricia Silva

MA, LPC-Associate and supervised by Dr. Dan Clement

Patricia is a licensed professional counselor 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.  Using mainly cognitive behavioral therapy, Patricia works with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, self-worth issues, PTSD, and spiritual counseling. She feels by God’s grace, any individual can be freed from these wounds, reaching the great potential that was placed in all of us when we were born.

tonya trentham

MS, LPC, BCPCC

Tonya is a licensed professional counselor and a board-certified professional Christian counselor. She studied family therapy at Texas Women's University and loves working with families experiencing difficulties, hurting marriages, women's issues, and those dealing with grief and or the loss of a loved one.

dr. dana wicker

Psychologist, BCPCC

Dr. Dana Wicker

Psychologist, BCPCC

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.

 

 MEET OUR Admin TEAM

Dee wright

Receptionist

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, so a perfect fit for our ministry.  Dee is married, has two adult children, loves to read, teach and tutor children, and travel with her family and friends. We are so blessed to have Dee a part of our team.   

Debbie Jackson

Recptionist

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 but also is employed as a Fitness Coach at an all women's facility.  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.  

stacy rhodes

Receptionist

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.

Miranda Jones

Receptionist

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..  

Debbie Jackson

Recptionist

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 but also is employed as a Fitness Coach at an all women's facility.  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.  

stacy rhodes

Receptionist

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.