Meet Our Therapists
MS, LPC, LMFT Associate
- S&W Health Plan
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- United Behavioral Health (UBH)
- American Behavioral
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
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. 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.
Evelyn S. Dillman
MS, LPC, LMFT Associate
- S&W Health Plan
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
- American Behavioral
- Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
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.
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.
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.
- Adolescent therapy
- 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.
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.
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
- Blue Cross Blue Sheild (BCBS - ParPlan)
Kerri Pearson is a Licensed Professional Counselor 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.
Chad Thielepape is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate 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 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 working at the Community Life Center. Chad's ability to work with troubled adolescent males was honed while working at a residential treatment facility.
Chad's areas of focus include depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and communication issues. He specializes in working with young married couples, families, and conflicted adolescent males. A member of the counseling honor society Chi Sigma Iota, Chad is also currently pursuing certification through the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).
Chad has been married for five years and enjoys spending time with his family and dogs. He has experience in collegiate baseball as both a player and a coach, and is passionate about sports, communication, and teamwork.
M.Ed, RD, LD
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 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.