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 Arlington Baptist Church, and as a ministry of LABC, 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

Lake Arlington Baptist Church

2912 Little Road

Arlington, Texas 76016

Hours of Operation

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 TEAM

Dr. Ed Laymance

Impact Counseling Director, LPC, LMFT, BCPCC

Dr. Ed Laymance is the founder and director of Impact Counseling & Guidance Center and the Counseling Pastor at Lake Arlington Baptist 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." 

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-Intern and Supervised by Dr. Jordan Davis, LPC-S

Mikayla is a licensed professional counselor intern under the supervision of Dr. Jordan Davis.  She has a BA in psychology and a Master's in professional counseling from Dallas Baptist University.  She primarily utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy to work with children, teens, and adults.  Mikayla has experience working with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and self-worth issues.  She is humbled to have the opportunity to walk with people through their most challenging struggles. Mikayla is also married, loves horseback riding and traveling, 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-Intern and Supervised by Dr. Dan Clement, Ph.D., LPC-S

Heather is a licensed professional counseling intern 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.

Carol Jackson

MA, LPC-Intern and Supervised by Dr. Dan Clement, Ph.D., LPC-S

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 along side individuals & couples on their path to healing & freedom. Carol joined Impact first as a practicum student in 2017 and then as a LPC-Intern in 2018. 

Elissa Johnson

MA, LPC-Intern and Supervised by Maria Fields, LPC-S

Elissa is a licensed professional counselor intern and is under the supervision of Maria Fields. 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.

Mark McFaul

MA, LPC

Mark is a licensed professional counselor and earned a Master of Arts in counseling from Dallas Baptist University in 2013. He has experience working with children, teenagers, couples, and family counseling in areas dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, behavioral issues, grief and loss, career development, parenting, and relationships. Mark enjoys working with these groups and is passionate about the craftsmanship of Jesus and His handiwork through counseling to restore relationships, encourage hope and bring peace to the brokenhearted. The scripture Mark relates most closely to in his service as a Christian counselor is 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Mark joined the Impact team in June 2016.

Elizabeth Parks

MA, LPC

Elizabeth is a licensed professional counselor. She graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2011, with a master's degree in marriage and family counseling. Elizabeth is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a certified prepare/enrich premarital and marital counselor. Her counseling experience includes marital and premarital counseling, sexual trauma, and 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 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.   

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.

Lou Walleck

MA, LPC

Lou is a licensed professional counselor with a Master of Arts in marriage and family counseling. She works mainly with children, teens, and women. Lou enjoys working with clients through many seasons of life, including adoption and foster care, divorce issues, depression, anxiety, and grief. As a mom of three small children, she loves to encourage other moms. Her passion is to build strong families and see the Lord bring healing through the counseling process.

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.

Kim Peters

Chief Operations Manager

Kim joined Lake Arlington Baptist Church (LABC) in 2004 as a ministry assistant to Dr. Ed Laymance as he envisioned the start of Impact Counseling. From ministry assistant to office manager to chief operations manager, Kim's job is to help Dr. Laymance in all aspects of the ministry excel in the field of professional and Christian counseling.  Kim helps by supporting clients with the knowledge of local resources, builds and maintains Impact's technology, interfaces and supports local churches in setting up counseling partnerships, builds Impact awareness in our community and serves as HIPAA officer to maintain privacy compliance for our clients personal health information. Kim serves a mighty God!  What a privilege it is to watch Him at work, here at Impact Counseling, moving in the lives of so many people who work through difficulties to find joy and peace again. 

Carol Harris

Office Manager

Carol joined Impact in September 2013. Having been employed in previous ministries, Carol realizes the importance of extending love and care to others. Impact is a place where that love and care is extended through professional and spiritual counsel in a Christ-like, unconditional way. In her role as office manager, she oversees Impact's front desk and has face to face contact with clients throughout the day. 

Anna Ernest

Receptionist

Anna joined Impact in Spring 2019, and is currently working on her Nursing degree at The University of Texas at Arlington. She desires to serve others and reflect Christ in whatever work he plans to give her in the future. Anna serves in the children’s ministry at her church, specifically working with K-2nd grade girls. She has a passion for spreading God’s word and is currently helping lead an outreach bible study for international students. She is also involved with the Baptist Student Ministry on the UTA campus where she is able to learn more about what it means to share her faith. In her spare time Anna enjoys playing the piano and spending time with friends and family.

Aubrey Hicks

Receptionist

Aubrey joined Impact in the fall of 2017 and is currently working on her Elementary Education degree at The University of Texas at Arlington with plans of graduating in May of 2021. Her heart is to disciple children and young adults and she does this through involvement in summer camps, local and international missions, and fellowship in the UTA BSM group.  Aubrey also loves spending time with her family and friends as they ski, hike and explore the beautiful mountains of Colorado where her family lives. 

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