Pathways Group Counseling Center. Counseling and Therapy in Temple, Texas.

Individual, Marriage, Adolescent Child & Family Counseling and Therapy in Temple, Texas.

Meet Our Therapists

Linda Millican

Linda Millican

MA, LPC Intern

Under the supervision of Dr. Kelly Barnett, LPC-S

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Session Pricing:
  • $40 per session

Linda Millican is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern who earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her undergraduate work includes a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Austin Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Business Education from Concordia College in Minnesota.

Linda counseled in a psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center where she worked with men and women recovering from substance use addictions using the 12-Step AA/NA/Life Recovery model. She also has experience counseling children and adolescents with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and self-harm behaviors as well as individuals who suffer from psychosis and suicidal/homicidal behavior. She has worked with soldiers and their families on issues involving domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, infidelity, and abortion recovery. She has experience working with couples and families who are having difficulty integrating into everyday living due to multiple deployments. She provides pre-marital and marriage counseling as a PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator.

Linda utilizes an integrated approach that includes Emotion Focused Couples Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. She has received training as an Attachment-Based Intervention Specialist. Linda is comfortable working with clients from a spiritual or secular perspective.

Linda offers her service at a REDUCED RATE which is beneficial for those clients without insurance or high deductibles.

Linda has been married to her husband over 30 years and has 3 children. Linda enjoys drinking a cup of coffee in the early morning on her back porch with her family, yoga, and playing piano on the worship team at her church.

Cammi Owens

Cammi Owens

MA, LPC

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Accepted Insurance:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • S&W Health Plan
  • GPA
  • MultiPlan

Cammi Owens is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with extensive experience working with adolescents and youth. She has Master's degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling and Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, in Fort Worth, Texas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Child and Family Development from the University of Georgia.

Cammi has counseled individuals and groups in a variety of settings, including an internship at the counseling center of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL, where she saw primarily women and teenagers. After completing her Master's degrees, she worked at a residential treatment facility for incarcerated teen girls, and then served 4 years in the local church as a Pastoral Counselor and Director of Girls Ministry. It was there she implemented and led a Celebrate Recovery program for teenagers, called Life Hurts, God Heals. Two hundred students came through this pre-covery program during her time there. She continued her work with students as the School Counselor at a private Christian school in Georgia for three years. Her responsibilities there included developing relationships with elementary, middle and high school students to help them understand and deal with social, familial, behavioral, and personal problems and provide them with the life skills needed to deal with the problems before they worsened.

In addition to her work with students, Cammi has special interest in counseling women and couples dealing with infertility, and/or adoption issues. Not only has she experienced infertility and adoption firsthand, she spent two years writing homestudies for prospective adoptive parents, where she learned even more about the unique and arduous journey of adoption.

Cammi utilizes a variety of theories in the counseling session, including the family systems model, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and a client centered approach. She is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH pre-marital counselor, and trained to administer the Taylor/Johnson Temperament analysis. She counsels from a biblical worldview, and is comfortable counseling individuals from any faith.

Outside of the office, Cammi enjoys spending time with her husband and son. They love taking family walks, reading together and traveling. Her family owned an Italian restaurant for 33 years, so she loves to cook, but is not a very good baker! Her favorite thing is to have her friends and family around the table together.

Veronica Shelton

Veronica Shelton

MA, LMFT Associate

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Session Pricing:
  • $40 per session

Veronica is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who retired from active duty Army after 27 years of service. She earned her Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Christian Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor while serving at Fort Hood, Texas; and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland University College.

Veronica offers her service at a REDUCED RATE, which is beneficial to clients without insurance or high deductibles.

Veronica has experience in counseling individuals, couples, and children (6+) on relational issues as well as experience working with military members and their families on communication and relational issues. She is trained to work with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, anger, and trauma. Veronica utilizes an integrated approach that encompasses Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. She works with clients from a spiritual or secular perspective.

Veronica has training in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault training and crisis management from the National Institute of Crime Prevention. She also has specific training in Play Therapy from the DFW Play Therapy Center using play with children, couples and families as a therapeutic tool for communication. Veronica also has her basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to assist with traumatic issues.

Veronica and her husband have been married for six years and have a blended family. They have eight adult children. She understands joys of marriage, the heartbreak of divorce and struggles of blending a family. Veronica and her husband are retired military and understand the stressors of military life, deployment and reintegration issues, as well as the difficulties of separation on families.

Kimberly Shepherd

Kimberly Shepherd

MA, LPC

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Accepted Insurance:
  • TRICARE
  • GPA
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • S&W Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • Out of Network

Kimberly Shepherd is a Licensed Professional Counselor focused on issues related to stress, irritability, anxiety and trauma: she received her Master's in Counseling from Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando), and for the last 3 years has worked in a specialized counseling program for active duty Soldiers dealing with reintegration, anxiety, stress, irritability, loss, combat trauma, PTSD, and military sexual trauma. She helped develop this unique partial hospitalization program, which acted as the place of duty for Soldiers referred to it for a six to eight week time frame. She performed both group and individual counseling and developed and incorporated some of the curriculum for the group therapy using a variety of evidence-based trauma therapy techniques including Cognitive Processing Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Therapy, and relaxation techniques.

Previously, she worked in a community clinic where she counseled individuals and couples from a diverse population including adolescents and families, addressing a variety of psychological issues including sexual, emotional and physical abuse, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, work related stress, career and life transitions, self-harming, marital difficulties, communication, conflict resolution, infidelity, and relational styles.

Because Kimberly's parents worked closely with military personnel, Kimberly grew up identifying with the military culture. Having close friends and family who served in the military, she has observed the challenges that Soldiers face in relationships, both personal and professional. Additionally, through living in a foreign country for 7 years as a child and 2 years as an adult, she has gained understanding of a diverse set of cultures and a strong global awareness. She desires to help Soldiers fully return home from war, to help sexual abuse victims experience healing, and to see individuals dealing with loss and trauma find peace.

Kimberly tries to make time to travel to new destinations. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, hiking, biking, or doing various other activities while spending time with family and friends.

Sarah Drake

Sarah Drake

MSW, LCSW

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Accepted Insurance:
  • S&W Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • GPA
  • MultiPlan
  • Out of Network

Sarah is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker from Temple, Texas. She completed her Master of Social Work degree from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree, with a minor in Christian Studies, from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. During her internship at Baylor University, Sarah had the opportunity to work within the church to address the psychosocial needs of international refugees in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

After completing her master's program, Sarah spent time working with children and families through the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program in Belton where she provided comprehensive developmental services for children ages 0-3 and intensive case management services within the home environment. She transitioned to Baylor Scott & White Health in 2012 to pursue her clinical license. Sarah has experience working with individuals, families and groups facing a variety of personal and relational challenges. Her current area of focus includes grief, depression, anxiety, and coping with chronic disease.

Sarah utilizes an integrative approach to counseling designed to meet each client's individual needs. Sarah is passionate about helping others pursue growth and believes that all individuals possess strengths. It is her goal to support every client in finding hope in the midst of life's difficult circumstances.

Sarah loves spending time with her husband and family. She enjoys photography, horseback riding, gardening and reading. Sarah is actively involved in her church and the East Temple community.

Sarah offers weekend and evening appointments.

Chad Thielepape

Chad Thielepape

MA, LMFT

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Accepted Insurance:
  • S&W Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • TRICARE
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • GPA
  • MultiPlan
  • Out of Network

Chad Thielepape is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist from Temple, Texas. He holds a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Christian Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, as well as dual Bachelor's Degrees in both Behavioral Sciences and Communication from Concordia University Texas.

Chad utilizes a variety of counseling theories including Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. He has experience in individual, group, couples, and family therapy. Chad counseled college students while at UMHB, military members while working with the HomeFront Center, and members of the community during his time at the Community Life Center. Chad's ability to work with troubled adolescent males was honed while working for two years at a residential treatment facility.

Chad's areas of focus include anger management, addictions, depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and communication issues. He specializes in working with young married couples, families, and adolescent males. He is a member of the counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota.

Chad has been married for six years and has a one-year-old daughter. He has experience in collegiate baseball as both a player and a coach, and is passionate about sports, communication, teamwork, and the family unit.

Leslie Brown

Leslie Brown

MA, LPC Intern

Under the supervision of Jason Francis, MA, LPC-S, 215 Mary St., Suite 301, Waco, TX 76701, 254-772-8055

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Leslie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern from Belton, Texas. She earned a Master of Arts Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Marriage and Family Counseling. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor with a double major in Religion and Psychology.

Leslie offers her services at a REDUCED RATE, which is beneficial to clients without insurance or high deductibles.

Leslie has counseled at both her graduate school's counseling center as well as a faith-based counseling center where she primarily focused on premarital and marriage counseling as well as women and teen issues. She is an integrative counselor and pursues the best form of therapy for the personality and needs of her clients. Leslie is comfortable and experienced counseling individuals of any faith.

Leslie works with women experiencing depression ranging from hormonal, postpartum and other medical causes to situational stress, lack of coping skills or those dealing with traumatic events. She counsels couples at any point in their relationship. Maintaining a healthy relationship is difficult, and even the healthiest of relationships sometimes need a bit of strengthening and rebuilding. Leslie also counsels couples in crisis that have found themselves at a turning point in their relationship.

Leslie and her husband have been married for 10 years and have three young children. They left the United States in 2007 to live in East Asia serving as missionary church planters with the International Mission Board. They spent 7 years in East Asia where 2 of their children were born. It was in East Asia that her desire to counsel was sparked as she observed missionaries struggle with unique difficulties. Leslie enjoys being with her husband and kids, and in her spare time you can find her either reading, exercising or trying to keep their garden alive.

Leslie offers weekend and evening appointments.

Morgan Woeller

Morgan Woeller

MS, LPC

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Accepted Insurance:
  • S&W Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • TRICARE
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • GPA
  • MultiPlan
  • Out Of Network

Morgan Woeller is a Licensed Professional Counselor who previously worked as an elementary school teacher and school counselor. She attended the University of Texas at Austin where she completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Applied Learning and Development, and she obtained her Masters of Science Degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A & M—Central Texas. During her graduate counseling program, she completed an internship at Counseling Services of Austin, where she gained experience in counseling couples and adult individuals.

After receiving her Master's Degree, Morgan worked for four years as a school counselor in Belton where she assisted children by creating a safe relationship and environment for all seeking help. She provided the children with support, while walking along-side them on their journey through social-emotional struggles, behavioral changes, dealing with grief and loss, strengthening self-esteem, anger management, and handling peer-relationships. Living near Fort Hood, Morgan has worked with many families dealing with deployment and reintegration into the family system. She enjoys partnering with parents to facilitate growth and change in the family when needed.

Morgan has experience in helping children and adults heal from the impact of personal and relational issues. She has received specific training in play therapy though the University of North Texas's Summer Institute and Intimacy Therapy from the Center For Relational Care. Morgan employs a client-centered therapeutic model and is comfortable working with clients from a spiritual or secular perspective.

Morgan and her husband have been married for seven years and have a one-year-old daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking in the neighborhood, boating on Lake Belton, and just about any outdoor activity. She also loves to learn and attends several training workshops and conferences each year to refine her knowledge and skills.

Evelyn Dillman

Evelyn S. Dillman

MS, LPC, LMFT

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Accepted Insurance:
  • S&W Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • TRICARE
  • American Behavioral
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • GPA
  • MultiPlan
  • Out Of Network

Evelyn attended the University of Southern Maine where she completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Elementary Education. After moving to Central Texas as an Army spouse, Evelyn completed her License Bachelor in Social Work and has worked with children, elderly and adolescent populations. Evelyn has 14 years experience working in a variety of social services settings such as Head Start, foster-care and case management. It was during this time that Evelyn decided to pursue her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology and graduated from Texas A&M Central Texas in 2010.

Initially, Evelyn worked in medical settings such as, psychiatric hospitals, treatment centers and clinics in her undergraduate studies, however. During her graduate work, Evelyn has pursued her passion for helping others and counseled military families, individuals and children as part of the Family Life Chaplaincy on Fort Hood, TX. Evelyn is comfortable working with people from a spiritual and secular perspective as well as those with a military affiliation.

Evelyn utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach that combines elements of Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, among others. Evelyn also completed the Basic Training course in EMDR from the U. S. Army Humanitarian Assistance Program that assists with trauma-related issues and PTSD.

Currently, Evelyn works with high-conflict couples, individuals, adolescents, families and children. A focus of her practice is relational wellness, anger management, depression, addictions, and couple conflict issues. Evelyn also received advanced training in Affair Recovery, PTSD and spiritual wellness. Every client experiences life differently and brings various strengths and skills to the counseling environment. In recognition of this, Evelyn personalizes therapeutic interventions with the client in mind.

When Evelyn is not pursuing counseling related endeavors, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, attending various sporting events, reading, cake decorating and crafts. Evelyn also volunteers in local church and military ministries.

Kerri Pearson

Kerri Pearson

MABC, LPC-S

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Accepted Insurance:
  • S&W Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • TRICARE
  • GPA
  • MultiPlan
  • Out Of Network

Kerri Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor, as well as an LPC Supervisor, with a Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor.

Kerri began her practice in the Dallas area in 2004. Since moving back home to Belton in March of 2012, Kerri has taken on the role of Director for her church counseling ministry, is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor, and performs Adoption Home Studies for the local district courts. She was instrumental in launching a local Celebrate Recovery Program at her church in Belton and is active in the community and schools.

Kerri has a passion for helping people heal themselves and their relationships, especially their marriages. She has an extensive history working with infidelity recovery and betrayal. Kerri also works with couples, families, or individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, self esteem, eating issues, confidence issues, and spiritual issues. She works with teenagers and has implemented numerous programs for youth in her community over the past 15 years. Kerri is also a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Pre-Marital counselor. She is comfortable working with clients from either a spiritual or secular perspective, but she has extensive training in Biblically based counseling.

Therapy can be a scary experience, but the right therapeutic relationship can facilitate growth, healing, and freedom from the past. Kerri's main goal in counseling is to help her clients find renewed hope in life. Kerri takes great joy in good friends, the outdoors, music, reading, and most of all, her husband, and three daughters.

Tracey Eddy

Tracey Eddy

MS, LPC, LMFT, Registered Play Therapist

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Accepted Insurance:
  • S&W Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • American Behavioral
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
  • GPA
  • MultiPlan
  • Out Of Network

Tracey Eddy, owner of Pathways Group Counseling Center, is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She has a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology as well as a Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Health Studies.

Tracey left the United States with her husband and children to work as missionaries in Nigeria, West Africa for 5 years. She started several health and education initiatives such as proper nutrition and hydration for children and HIV/AIDS victims as well as a literacy campaign for adolescents of the local pastoral tribe. She and her husband have been married for over 26 years and have assisted parenting over 22 children ranging from newborn to age 17.

Tracey has had specialized training in play therapy procedures for children through the University of North Texas. She will provide your child with selected play materials and facilitate a safe relationship to express feelings, thoughts, experiences, and behaviors through play. Utilizing the dedicated play therapy room, she works with children to assist in behavioral changes, divorce recovery, peer relationships, self-esteem, confidence issues, and parent-child communication.

Her client-centered approach naturally lends itself to connecting with adolescents in order to create an atmosphere of comfort, safety, and healing. In addition to her child & adolescent work, Tracey works with high conflict couples, as well as adult individuals impacted by traumatic events, shame, depression, and anxiety.

Tracey is comfortable working with clients from either a spiritual or secular perspective. She is also an experienced and enthusiastic speaker and has spoken on several topics ranging from marriage to parenting young adolescents.


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