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You are welcome to request a specific counselor or therapist ​w​hen you contact us, ​however, please note that clinicians work on specific days and have varied specialties.   Our professional staff will help direct you to the counselor that is the best fit for your needs and availability.

Counseling and Therapy Staff


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Liesal Miller, M.S. MFT - Executive Director &  L​icensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Supervisor

Liesal is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas and California.  She earned her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings including home healthcare, community mental health, and private practice.  Liesal has specializations in infant mental health, play therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and Floortime play therapy with special needs children.  Knowing the courage it takes to seek counseling, Liesal likes to build upon client strengths and develop a safe, caring environment to explore life’s challenges.  

In her spare time, Liesal enjoys spending family time with her husband and two sons, often at a sporting event of some kind, working in her garden, and serving at church. 

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Malia Nompone, M.S. - Licensed Professional Counselor

Malia is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern A/G University and certification to teach Special Education in the state of Texas. Malia has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, women, and families. Her background in the counseling psychology field has been varied and includes outpatient mental health, residential facilities, private practice, church counseling centers, and the provision of online counseling. Areas of specialization and interest include young adult and women’s issues, managing anxiety/depression, play therapy, parent/child relationship therapy, career coaching, dealing with chronic pain, spiritual growth, and the challenges of special needs youth. Teaching experience includes Special Education students in a public school district and Adjunct faculty at both a private university and through a local community college.  Malia sees clients on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings.  She is also able to accept clients seen via telemental health at this time.

Currently, Malia serves as an Emotional Behavioral Support Specialist for a local public school district, counseling students in special education and providing behavioral consultation to staff. Malia’s approach with clients is positive and relational as she seeks to empower her clients to find and use their strengths to accomplish goals. She is aware that many clients are reluctant about the counseling process and works to earn their trust and create a safe place for growth. Malia enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, working out with Camp Gladiator, and refinishing furniture.  

Scott Wakeem, M.A. - Licensed Professional Counselor

Scott Wakeem is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 20 years of clinical experience.  He obtained his Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.  He has worked in a variety of settings including university counseling center, private office, and large agencies providing in office and community-based therapy.  He focuses on adults with issues ranging from family/marriage and other relationship issues, adjustment issues, stress, anxiety, all the way to serious mental illness issues.  Scott's faith-based approach pulls from a variety of theoretical perspectives, but most strongly uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist in clients in gaining healthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors which result in a better life.  Scott sees clients during the evening on Tuesdays and is also able to meet with clients seen via telemental health.

Before becoming a counselor, Scott was a volunteer Young Life Leader during his undergraduate college studies at Texas Tech University and youth minister at his church in Lubbock following college.  It was during that time that he was inspired to develop his passion to help people who are hurting find hope and healing.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and son, serving at church, exploring new places (they are trying to get to all of the state parks), and barbequing on his smoker. 

Dana Roberts, M.A. - Licensed Professional Counselor

Dana is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.  She graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and has a Masters of Arts degree in School Counseling, as well as a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling.  Dana has nearly 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families.  Dana is currently a school counselor in an Elementary school setting in addition to a counselor at Beacon.

Dana says, "I strive to create a safe, compassionate, caring environment where clients and their families are empowered to make decisions to enhance their well-being. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have experienced trauma. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with her family."  Dana sees clients on Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or Thursday afternoons and evenings.  

Misti Compton, M.S. - Licensed Professional Counselor

Misti is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.  She earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from SMU. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education and has provided academic and career counseling to many students. Misti served as a clinical intern at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her areas of specialization include play therapy, child/parent relationship therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, anxiety, depression, young adult and women’s issues, perinatal mental health and career counseling.

Misti is passionate about helping others navigate life’s challenges, empowering them to find real solutions. Her mission is to create a safe space, free of judgement, for her clients to work through the difficulties they face in life. She believes we each have our own individual story and, with the help of therapy and self-awareness, we have the ability to edit and rewrite our story. Misti is inspired by everyday people who make the brave decision to begin therapy, and she is honored to walk alongside her clients during their journey.

In her downtime, Misti enjoys nature, reading, watching movies, and spending quality time with her husband and kids. She is currently accepting clients on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and via telemental health.

Dalila Nastase, M.S. - Licensed Professional Counselor 

Dalila is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and earned her Masters of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M- Commerce.  Dalila has experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She is currently a school counselor in an Elementary school setting.  Dalila is currently accepting new clients on Saturdays. Hablo español.

John Gambill, M.A. - Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor  &
Licensed Professional Counseling Associate (Supervised by Summer Land, LPC-S)

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (Supervised by Summer Land, LPC-S)
John holds a BS in Bible/Youth Ministry (2003) and a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (2007) from  Amridge University in Montgomery, Alabama. He currently works as an LCDC and a LPC-A in the State of Texas. He has been working in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse since 2006 and has been working with children and families since 1993 as a Youth/Family Minister, Substance Abuse Counselor, Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP), Hospice Chaplain, and Educator (Certified Generalist 4 -8 Grade, Texas).
John has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups who have been affected by substance abuse. He also focuses on assisting with ADHD, Depression, Trauma, Life Transitions, Gerontology/Aging, Coping with Auto-immune Disorders, Coping with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Prevention Education on Drug (Illegal and Rx)/Alcohol Abuse, Bullying/Violence, STDs, Parenting, Intervention Counseling, Anger, Career Counseling/Consulting, Grief, Impulse Control, Stress, Truancy, and Self-Esteem.
John enjoys spending time with his wife, Bobbie, and two grown children, (JC who is married and attends Abilene Christian University and Julie who is a Certified Vet-Tech/Nurse), as well as our two dogs, 3 cats, rabbit, and box terrapin. He enjoys camping, spending time outdoors, fishing, and working in the yard. "If I could go anywhere in the world I would go back to South Africa to visit and enjoy the hospitality of such a beautiful country," says John. Spending time with God and the church are  important parts of my life as well.

Nicole Rodriguez, M.Ed. LCDC-I  - Licensed Professional Counselor

Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.  She also holds a LCDC-I in the state of Texas.  Nicole is EMDR trained, and has received training in NOVA, and Mental Health First Aid. Nicole has 14 years experience working within public schools primarily within elementary as a Special Education teacher and School Counselor.  Currently, Nicole is an Intervention Counselor at a local public high school and helps support students in crisis situations, providing individual counseling that helps adolescents sort through difficult moments in their life and apply their individual strengths that bring healing within their lives.  Nicole specializes in treating adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, anger management, self-worth, trauma, and spiritual growth.  Nicole says, "As humans our deepest longing is connection.  To know that we are seen and heard by those around us gives us the courage to approach the healing process.  I will meet you where are are at and listen without bias or judgment.  As we walk this journey together I will be there to cheer you on, challenge your fears and thinking patterns, and give you strategies to to find your true self." 

In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with family, being outdoors: working in the garden or walking the dog, cooking, and serving in my local church. 

Christine Culp, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (supervised by Julia Wesley, LMFT-S)

Christine Culp is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate supervised by Julia Wesley, LMFT-S.  She graduated from Amberton University with a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and has a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Texas Christian University. After 10 years in the accounting field, she took time to stay home with her children. During that time, she found joy volunteering as a mentor in her church’s premarital and marriage minded ministries, became a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, and chose to make a career change. Christine is excited to walk alongside couples, families, adolescents, and individuals as they discover ways to
improve their lives and their relationships with others.
Christine enjoys spending time with her friends, family, husband of 18 years, and two kids. Her hobbies include teaching Jazzercise, riding her Peloton, reading, watching television, and hiking in Colorado.


Claire Moore, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (supervised by Mysti Hively, LPC-S)

Claire Moore is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas, having graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology and Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She completed her internship at The Samaritan Inn, in McKinney, Texas working with residents hoping to transition out of homelessness.  During that time, she developed a heart for those who are experiencing transitions, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Claire counsels teens (14+) and adults, specializing in depression and anxiety, self-esteem, teen issues, life transitions, and trauma on Friday mornings.  She is dedicated to meeting her clients where they are at by creating a nonjudgmental, warm environment for her clients to be themselves.  Her passion is to foster an environment for healing and hope for your future.  She believes lasting  change begins when an individual can be unapologetically themselves and truly heard within a judgment-free space.  

Claire enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as her goldendoodle.  She enjoys being creative, listening to music, and the outdoors.

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