Helping Others Through a Maze of Life Struggles and Challenges

HOPE Strategies Counseling was established over ten years ago with the goal of helping others through life struggles and challenges. Our logo, the maze, is a symbol of our journey through life, and the twists and turns we all have to navigate. While mental health is at the forefront of our practice, we want every person to know they are not alone and there is hope. We work with each client to individualize a treatment plan unique to each situation and strategies that work.

At HOPE Strategies Counseling we recognize the importance of community support and collaboration, and have a professional relationship and connection with many of the local doctors and clinicians. We encourage communication with all support, and are happy and willing to initiate that interaction for the best possible outcome and care for our clients.

Our counselors are all masters level, board certified counselors with the state of Texas. As Licensed Professional Counselors, we are educated and trained in most all areas of mental health. This high level of training and expertise allows us to work with a diverse population and circumstances. We are qualified to assess and diagnose most mental health disorders, as well as, situational issues, and apply the best therapeutic modality for each client and situation.

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Traci M. Pyles, MEd, LPC, NCC

I earned a Master of Education in counseling from the University of North Texas and am licensed as an LPC and NCC. I am also trained to provide Emotional Transformation Therapy. I have several years experience as an inpatient therapist and unit manager, specializing in trauma, substance abuse, and self-injury. In 2008 I formed HOPE Strategies Counseling, LLC where I have had the gift of working with individuals and families in our community for over ten years.

I believe in a holistic approach to counseling, one that is collaborative and leaves no stone unturned, until we figure it out. I work with adolescents, adults, families, and couples, treating mood disorders and addressing life challenges. I believe, as an LPC trained in all areas of mental health, it is my duty and privilege to work with all individuals, not expecting the client to arrive with all the answers, but working together to identify the issues and creating a plan for success.

Cassi Davis, MA, LPC

I have been counseling and helping others for over 10 years. I attended Harding University in Searcy, AR with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Amberton University in Garland, TX with a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling.

While I am comfortable helping others in all walks of life with any number of mental health issues, I specialize and have a passion to work with children and adolescents. I believe it is hard enough being a child or a parent in today’s world and sometimes we need someone to talk to and help us figure things out.

Rather than listening to my views or advice, I believe in open communication and working along side those in my office to help find the answers they are looking for. Counseling is a process, and at times a journey, which I am excited to help others work through. In sessions, I use a variety of techniques and skills to ease the process and am open to ideas on how to make the process the most effective for my clients.

Favorite quote:
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible.” -Audrey Hepburn

Malinda G. Wilson, MAFP, MAC, LPC Intern supervised by Roger Allen Desalme, LPC

As a LPC Intern, I have experience in both inpatient and outpatient environments. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Argosy University. I have a Master of Arts degree in forensic psychology, with a concentration in law enforcement, and a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Dallas Baptist University. I am also a DWI Education Program Instructor.

Areas of specialization for both adolescents and adults includes: trauma, PTSD, addiction, eating disorders, criminal behavior, mood and personality disorders, self-harm, and anger management. I also work with law enforcement personnel and their families, helping with job-related stress issues and with processing the effects of negative-impact experiences. Additionally, I work with families, couples, and single parents. With training in several treatment modalities, I most enjoy incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy into my sessions.

I am passionate about helping my patients talk openly in a non-judgmental environment. We live in a world where, at times, we feel constantly judged. Therefore, it is important that my clients understand they can come to me and not feel that judgment. I love working with a diverse group of people and learning about different cultures and lifestyles.

“When people make judgments, they close all the possibility around them” – Jeff Koons

Who We Work With and Specific Counseling We Provide

We work with children, adolescents, adults, and families in helping address:

CounselingSelf-injury, drug and alcohol addictions, trauma/PTSD, anger management, depression (including situational and clinical depression) , bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders (including obsessive compulsive disorder) , grief and loss, divorce, financial stress, relationships (couples and marriage counseling, relationship issues, intimacy concerns, fertility, adoption, and communication skills), family counseling, blended families, parenting, and life transitions.

To further enrich our commitment and connection to our community, we also offer educational and state approved classes: Life Skills/Cognitive Thinking, Marijuana Intervention, and DWI.

HOPE Strategies Counseling accepts most major insurances and we are out of network providers for all insurance companies. We will provide a Superbill to clients for out of network reimbursement, and offer a reasonable self-pay rate.

Kind words of healing from one of our clients…