mbs-trans-475x475As a Christian counselor, I believe that the Mind, Body, and Soul all need to be addressed in working towards healing.

If you are looking for personal growth, improved insight into your own motivations, or you want to improve your relationships, counseling can be beneficial for you. Likewise, if you are struggling with deeper emotional pain and wounds and you are ready to step onto the path toward healing, counseling can be life changing.

 Shame and secrets inhibit healing but when light is shed on these dark areas, healing can begin. Using Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic theoretical orientations and techniques, we walk the journey together to healed relationships with self, others, and God. I recognize the strength it takes to call and make that first appointment as well as the commitment to continue the healing journey. I am honored to walk that journey with you.

My two favorite Bible verses that embody my counseling are:

“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

~ Jer. 29:11

“Surely you desire truth in the inner parts, you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.”

~ Ps. 51:6

A Quick Look

I have been working in the counseling field since 2005 and especially have a passion for working with victims of sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, and codependency. I enjoy helping adults and couples work through difficult times, both past and present.

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A wide variety of Counseling Services offered to adults and couples. Services include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, anger, stress management, phobias, chronic pain, grief, and many more.

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Choosing the right supervisor for your 3000 hour LPC-internship is critical to your professional development as a counselor.  It is important to choose a supervisor who you respect both as a clinician and as a teacher/mentor.

 

 

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A little about me



audra-portrait-250x207My Family
I have been married for over 26 years and have two children, a son 22 and a daughter 20.

Church
My family is proud to worship and fellowship with the Church on Rush Creek. For almost 20 years we worshiped with the Cedar Hill Church of Christ where I was active with the youth group and occasionally taught bible school class.

School
I earned a bachelor’s degree in Business and Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Counseling, both from Dallas Baptist University (DBU).

Career
I have been working in the counseling field since 2005 and especially have a passion for working with victims of sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, and codependency. I enjoy helping adults and couples work through difficult times, both past and present.

I joined the Rush Creek Counseling Center in June, 2009. As a member of the Christian Counselors of Texas, I serve as President on the State Board. I also serve as adjunct faculty at DBU teaching undergraduate psychology classes.

My favorite comment from a client is:
“you are so not what I expected.”


Favorite Books:

“What’s so amazing about Grace”

by Phillip Yancey

“Prayer”

by Phillip Yancey

“The Prodigal God”

by Timothy Keller

“Revolution of Character”

by Dallas Willard with Don Simpson

“Where is God when it Hurts”

by Phillip Yancey

“Love and Respect”

by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

“The Search for Significance”

by Robert S. McGee

“The Wounded Heart”

by Dr. Dan B. Allender

“Heaven is for Real”

by Todd Burpo




Counseling Services


Conflict ResolutionDrug / AlcoholTesting / AssessmentWomen's Issues
DepressionParentingAnxietySelf-Esteem
PhobiasChronic PainBipolar DisorderObsessive Compulsive Disorder
Premarital CounselingCodependencyMarital CounselingPanic Attacks
Sexual AbuseDivorcePost-Traumatic StressSpiritual Issues
Stress ManagementAngerGriefForgiveness
Suicide / Suicide IdeationAdjustment

Psychological Testing Offerred (Fees vary)

  • Minnestota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2-RF)
  • Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (T-JTA)
  • Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II)

Counseling Session Fees:

  • My fee is $75 per counseling session.
  • If you are a member of the Church on Rush Creek, there is a $10 discount.
  • Counseling sessions are 45-50 minutes.


Insurance Policy

I do not accept insurance as payment nor submit claims for services rendered. However, a receipt is provided so that you can file with your insurance company for reimbursement. I would be considered an out-of-network provider.




Supervision


Choose the right Supervisor

Choosing the right supervisor for your 3000 hour LPC-internship is critical to your professional development as a counselor.  It is important to choose a supervisor who you respect both as a clinician and as a teacher/mentor.

I earned my Master of Arts in Counseling degree from Dallas Baptist University.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas.  I have worked in the mental health field since 2005 when I started working as an undergraduate intern in the Worker’s Compensation field.  I continued to work in this field doing intake assessments, assessments for chronic pain management programs, conducting chronic pain management programs, and therapy sessions.  In Dec. 2008, I completed my graduate degree and began my LPC Internship in March 2009.  In June 2009, I joined the Rush Creek Counseling Center.  I completed my internship in August, 2011.  The focus of my work is with adults doing individual counseling, marital counseling, and pre-marital counseling.  I have been a supervisor since August, 2013.

Also, as adjunct faculty at Dallas Baptist University, I teach undergraduate psychology courses.  I truly enjoy teaching and the interaction with the students.

Supervision Fee:

  • My fee is $50 per supervision session.
  • Sessions are conducted at my Arlington Office.

My Role as Supervisor

My role as your supervisor is to assist you in mastering skills to gain confidence as a counselor, to challenge you to grow in your areas of interest, and to hold yourself to the highest ethical standards.  While we are working together, I have the ethical and legal responsibility for all of your actions with clients.  Because of this, supervision depends on a foundation of a trusting relationship with mutual goals, a common purpose, a willingness to be open regarding work with clients, and being willing to accept positive and negative feedback in order for you to be able to challenge yourself and improve as a counselor.  I will take responsibility for being available to you, being supportive, and challenging you with timely feedback.

Your Role as Supervisee

As a supervisee, I ask for you to be prepared for supervision, to be open to feedback, to be honest and share mistakes/concerns, to take responsibility for providing ethical care to clients, to be on time for sessions, to keep accurate documentation, to keep a record of your supervision hours, and to complete any assignments given in supervision.  I am also dependent on you to provide any feedback about supervision including: concerns, statements I have made, or any disagreements over feedback that would have a negative effect on our supervisory relationship.  I will try for us to be able to resolve any issues that arise through open discussions.  Outside consultation can be sought to resolve any concerns if necessary.

Thank You
Audra Dahl, LPC-S


Rush Creek Counseling Center

2350 SW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX  76017

 817-704-6991
AudraLPC@audradahl.com

*For appointments please follow link to Rush Creek Counseling website and choose Appointments tab or call 817-704-6991