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

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

Meet Our Therapists

Tracey Eddy

Tracey Eddy

MS, LPC, LMFT Associate

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Accepted Insurance:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • TriCare Standard
  • UBH/Optum

Tracey Eddy is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage & Family Associate. 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.

Tracey has been married for 25 years. She and her husband have a daughter (recent college grad) and a son in college. Throughout her marriage, Tracey and her husband have assisted parenting over 22 children ranging from newborn to age 17.

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.

Tracey currently works with high conflict couples, and adult individuals impacted by traumatic events, shame, depression, and anxiety. Her approach naturally lends itself to connecting with adolescents in order to create an atmosphere of comfort, safety, and healing. Utilizing the therapeutic playroom, Tracey works with children to assist in behavioral changes, divorce recovery, peer relationships, self-esteem & confidence issues, and parent-child communication.

Tracey also teaches parenting classes and pre-marital classes. Groups are continually being developed to meet the needs of the community.

  • Basic EMDR Certification
  • Certified in Prepare/Enrich.
  • Training in Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Use HeartMath computer program to assist controlling anxiety and relaxation

"We are all unique and everyone experiences events differently. It is an honor to walk alongside my clients as they navigate through the challenges of life."

Evelyn Dillman

Evelyn S. Dillman

MS, LPC, LMFT Associate

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Accepted Insurance:
  • TRICARE Standard
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

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 12 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, reading, "crafting" and cake decorating. Evelyn also volunteers in a Children's Drama ministry along with her husband.

John Avritt

John Avritt

MS, M.ED, LPC Intern

Under the supervision of David L. Walker, Ph.D., LPC-S, MCC, 1607 Man O'War Dr., Harker Heights, TX, 76548, 254-698-6500.

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John is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern from Copperas Cove. After receiving a Bachelors from the University of Texas at Austin, John spent the early part of his career as a coach and teacher. He then focused his energy on taking the necessary steps to be credentialed to coach players on his favorite part of sports: the mental game. He attended the University of Texas at Permian Basin obtaining a Master of Science in Kinesiology specializing in Sports Psychology. He also obtained a Master's Degree in Education specializing in Counseling from Texas A&M-Central Texas.

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescent therapy
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Late night and Weekend Appointments available

John works with children, teens and adults. He has experience working with young people in a therapeutic environment as well as the school setting. His demeanor and experience lend themselves to the effective treatment of individuals with anxiety, PTSD, performance issues, self-concept, and self-esteem issues. He is certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy and a member of the Institute for Rapid Resolution Therapy. He is also comfortable with several different therapeutic techniques, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. John offers both individual and group counseling opportunities.

Emily Sykes

Emily Sykes

MA, LPC Intern

Under the supervision of Maxine Trent, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S, EMDR, 5297 S. 31st St., Temple, TX, 76502, 254-228-5830.

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Emily Sykes is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern from Harker Heights, Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and completed her graduate schooling at University of Texas at Tyler with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During her time in graduate school, Emily worked in the university clinic as a counselor for college students.

Emily specializes in working with children and adolescents in the counseling setting. During her time at the Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County, she worked directly with sexually and physically abused youth and their families, including leading a support group for the protective caregivers. Emily also spent time as a YoungLives leader counseling teenage mothers and their children and co-leading a weekly support group.

Through her education and experience, Emily has developed an eclectic therapy style, pulling from many theories. With a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Person Centered Therapy among others, Emily feels comfortable working with clients from either a spiritual or secular perspective.

Currently, Emily is also working with at-risk youth in Bell County with Communities in Schools Greater Central Texas. Her experience with children and adolescents is varied and makes for a strong foundation in the counseling setting.

  • Specializes in children and adolescents
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) certified
  • Teen parenting/teen pregnancy
  • Anxiety/Depression in youth
  • Childhood trauma
  • Self-esteem and confidence
  • Self-mutilation/suicidal tendencies
  • Late night/after hours appointments available

Sara Midturi

Sara Midturi

M.Ed, RD, LD

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Sara Midturi grew up in Nigeria, West Africa where her parents were missionaries. She returned to the U.S. for college and obtained a degree in nutrition from Texas A&M University. She then completed a masters in nutrition at UNC Greensboro and a dietetic Internship at Texas State (then Southwest Texas State). Sara moved to Temple in 2000 to join her husband. They have two children, a 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son.

Sara initially worked at Scott and White seeing individuals with concerns ranging from weight loss to diabetes to heart disease. This position also allowed her to develop multiple classes and programs and be involved in numerous community presentations and events. She then worked at the VA teaching classes on patient education as well as helping to develop and implement a weight management program.

Sara and her family had an opportunity to live in Malawi from 2006-2008 and loved working and living there. This interest in working overseas continues to be significant for Sara and her husband and they love to travel in any capacity!

Sara has also had numerous opportunities to work in the community through teaching cooking and nutrition classes for Temple/Belton Housing Consortium, teaching Introduction to Nutrition at McLennan Community College in Waco, and consulting for Headstart. All of these allow her to share her passion of empowering others to make healthy food choices.

She also teaches a Total Body workout class at The Summit in Temple.

Sara loves working with individuals and groups to help them make better food choices. Every person is unique in terms of their nutrition knowledge, interest, barriers, and health concerns and her goal is to help each person she works with gain a better understanding of basic nutrition and healthy food choices so they have the tools to make the best possible food and nutrition decisions.

Dr. Allan Talley

Dr. Allan Talley


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Dr. Allan Talley is the founder of the Pathways Group Counseling Center and provides pastoral counseling consultation for the group. Dr. Talley has a Bachelors of Science in Education, Masters of Theology, Masters in Counseling Psychology, and Doctor of Ministry. He is a retired Presbyterian pastor and led a counseling center for many years in Minnesota before moving to Texas 14 years ago. On a limited basis, Dr. Talley offers his pastoral counseling services at no charge.

Maxine Trent

Maxine Trent

MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S, EMDR Consultant

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Maxine Trent has been blessed with the opportunity to partner with individuals and families for 20+ years through counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and EMDR Consultant ( The Temple/Killeen area EMDR Consultation Group meets monthly at Pathways. This group is open for EMDR clinicians whom are seeking EMDRIA certification or want to meet with others who utilize EMDR.

Maxine is also trained in Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Activities. More information can be found at