Meet The Team

Clinical Director

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Dr. Becki Welsh
Ph.D.,LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC, CPLC

Welcome! My name is Becki Welsh, and I am first and foremost a follower of Jesus Christ. My passion is helping children and parents heal, connect, and find rest and peace in their homes and relationships.  

 

 

I specialize in working with younger children (ages 2-12) and have training in child-centered and Adlerian play therapy, filial therapy, and trauma-focused therapy for children. I know how to help what doesn't feel right with children and their families. And I would love to help your family.

 

I am the proud mom of two boys - 27 & 29 and two step-sons - 27 & 30, and a grandmother to a precious little girl named Chloe born in January 2017. I live in the Dallas Texas area with my husband, Greg, and love doing things like golf, tennis, and basically anything outdoors! I would consider myself a laid-back girl who loves to laugh and have fun as well as have deep intimate conversations. I feel my purpose is to offer compassion, grace, and love to those who need it most.

 

I first began working with children in 1992. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Colorado and Texas, a National Certified Counselor, as well as a Registered Play Therapy-Supervisor with the Association for Play Therapy. I am an Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Colorado Christian University. I have a Master's degree from Oklahoma City University and a certificate in Play Therapy from Capella University and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Education and Supervision. I am also a Certified Life Coach through Christian Coach Institute, an ICF accredited school.

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Dr. Nancy Thomas, LPC

Therapist

Hello! My name is Nancy Thomas and I am excited to serve you. I work as an Assistant Professor at Colorado Christian University and as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I graduated with my PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Texas A&M University-Commerce, with my Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, and with my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas.

I am a firm believer that grace and truth in a safe environment can bring healing and freedom for the smallest and greatest needs. It brings me joy to walk beside individuals facing unexpected life stressors or learning for the first time how to deal with past experiences that have left deep wounds. I specialize in the treatment of trauma. I am an EMDR-trained therapist, currently pursuing certification.

My goal is to adjust counseling services to meet your needs, so don’t hesitate to share any questions or concerns. I am committed to listening to your story, helping you set goals to meet your maximum potential, creating a safe place for healing and processing to occur, and walking beside you compassionately every step of the way. It is never too late and you are never too old, so I hope you'll take the leap with me!

When I’m not teaching or counseling, I’m probably enjoying time with my husband and two little girls. I am also passionate about building mental health awareness and advocating for the needs of minority populations, like my own. I have a vision to help de-stigmatize counseling in the Indian American community and I often partner with South Asian churches in DFW to serve people who have struggled in silence for too long.

 

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Farina Tahir

Graduate Intern

Hi there! My name is Farina Tahir, and I  firmly believe that connecting with others and with oneself is where profound change occurs. I have a great passion for unifying and strengthening relationships within families.  

 

My name is Farina Tahir.

 

I am a Master’s in Counseling student working toward my LPC licensure at Southern Methodist University under the direct supervision of Dr. Rebecca Welsh, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S.

 

I’ve received specialized training working with children, parents, and groups and received my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Child Learning and Development from The University of Texas at Dallas, and have worked in the service industry for over ten years.

 

Finding the blocks in one’s life and discovering constructive ways to heal can lead to deeper connections and healthier relationships. When I’m not working, I can be found surrounded by my cats deeply immersed in a novel, or tending to my exotic plant collection. 

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Shanae Graf

Administrative Assistant

Hi, my name is Shanae Graf, and I currently serve as the Administrative Assistant for the 316 Counseling Center.

 

It has been a joy and a privilege to work with Dr. Becki and Farina and see this dream of starting a non-profit to serve children, and their families become a reality. 

My experience with play therapy started when my daughter Harlow was five and struggling with some big feelings. Dr. Becki provided her with a safe space to express her emotions and be herself. She came alongside my husband Ian and me and gave us the support and resources we needed to help our daughter be her best self. We watched our daughter blossom and grow in confidence during her time at the 316 Counseling Center.

 

The experience was so profound that it inspired me to go back to school to begin working on my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Upon graduating, my prayer is to help provide the same life-changing and life-giving therapy that we received to other families in need. 

When I’m not working or studying, I’m usually reading a book with a good cup of coffee in my hand or playing mermaids in the pool with my daughter.