Meet Our Staff

Christy Graham
There are many therapy choices we can offer. We also have a wide knowledge base of competent co-parenting coordinators, mediators, and therapists that can work to develop a treatment plan for your situation. We will work with you to find just the right treatment for your goals--even if it isn't with us!

About Christy Graham

My growing up years were spent all over Texas and Kansas, but I graduated from high school in Conroe. College Station was my home in undergrad--WHOOP!--and once I received my BA in Psychology at Texas A & M, I moved on to Sam Houston State University for my masters in Clinical Psychology.

My work as a therapist started in 1999 at a Mental Health Mental Retardation center. I first worked with adults diagnosed with chronic mental health issues and then moved to work with children and families. I was fully licensed by the state of Texas in 2000 and received my registration as a play therapist in 2001.

My family moved to Denton in 2001 and I began working with extremely traumatized children who were unsafe for themselves and others. My work changed substantially in 2003 when I became a mother for the first time and a private Christian therapist. I've been working with children, families, and traumatized women since then while learning to integrate my life as a wife, mother, and Christian. Working with clients, courts, and schools is never boring, but God is good!

As our practice has grown, our commitment to complex families has as well. My unique experience and qualifications, as well as my desire to serve my clients, has motivated me to redirect my energies to working with courts and court involved clients.

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17+
Years As
Licenced Therapist

16+
Years Spent Serving
North Texas

17+
Years of Satisfied
Customers

Compassion

Empathy

Focus


Ashley Barkley, LPC

I entered the field of counseling and mental health in 2004 based on my love and interest in interacting with people. I felt drawn to a helping profession as I recognized how the course of my life had changed based on the positive influences of others in my life.

I am from Oklahoma and graduated from the University of Oklahoma twice (Boomer Sooner!). In 2005, I graduated with my degree in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. I completed my Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Community Counseling in 2009. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with 7 years of experience.

I began my career in the reunification of children and families who had been in the foster care system in Oklahoma. I am familiar with the court system and feel passionately about helping families learn to parent effectively together in challenging situations.

In 2010, I became a school counselor. This provided me with a great understanding of schools and the struggles that children often face in a group setting. I believe that environment plays a large role in healthy functioning so something unique that I offer clients in conjunction with office therapy is a one or two session observation of the client in their natural environment (i.e. home, school, daycare).

I have worked in many areas of the counseling field and have truly loved the different dynamics that they offer. My focus has been children and families but I enjoy working with a variety of people.

I moved to Denton two years ago, and while I’m not quite ready to call myself a Texan, I have truly embraced Denton and love the charm and authenticity of the city. I do not take insurance as I feel that it divides my focus from therapy to insurance administration, which is outside of my knowledge base and my passion.

I am so excited to be the newest member at Acorn Counseling EducationServices and I look forward to serving you!

 

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Dr. Pam Rinn, PhD. LMFT Associate

Life can be hard sometimes. The life you've wanted can seem out of reach due to past emotional scars, loss of hope, being stuck in behaviors that aren't helpful. I recognize that there are times when individuals, couples, and families need a new perspective when they find what has worked before doesn't work now. I have over 25 years of experience helping families with young children and adolescents navigate the life course. I partner with individuals, couples and "empty nesters" to work through challenges to discover support and symptom relief.
 
Systemic family therapy identifies patterns of coping behaviors that help or get in the way of healthy relationships. Symptom relief and healing are aided by an individualized therapeutic approach which nurtures the whole person or relationship, celebrates unique strengths, and works to promote protective factors.
 
Contact me at 940-222-8703, ext 705 or email me at [email protected] I can't wait to meet your family!

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Stephanie Mouser, LPC Intern supervised by Monya Crow, LPCS

Born and raised in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, I grew up in Flower Mound, TX and traveled a short distance north to Denton for college at TWU as well as UNT. After college I moved to Guam during my husband’s military stay and now we have settled back in Denton since 2009.

The favor of counseling and mental health was first experienced through my own high school counselor which fostered my interest and created true passion for the field. Having taught high school for 8 years and currently working as a high school counselor, I have expanded my experience into private practice and am currently working as an LPC-Intern with plans for full licensure.

Believing in overall wellness, I support counseling in a Godly & holistic way that includes the mind, body, & soul to maximize one’s potential. This world can provide many false hopes & desires that ultimately affects our purpose in life. My beliefs surround that we are all created with greatness that only we can possess. My passion is to counsel & educate others so that they may discover & reach their fullest potential, whatever that may look like for them.

My intention is to incorporate one’s whole mind, body & soul within the counseling setting and includes the use of Young Living essential oils (prior approval will be obtained). If written consent is received, each session will begin with a short 2-3 minute body awareness technique(s). Body awareness is the sense that we have of our own bodies which include our body language our breathe, as well as how we feel. Starting each session being grounded and becoming present in the moment can deepen one’s overall experience.
Please contact at [email protected] / 940-222-9703 ext 703 or let's schedule some time.

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Charity Kelly Practicum Student in Marriage and Family

Charity provides low cost no cost counseling under site supervision by Christy Graham, LPCS and clinical supervision by Wade Bates, LMFT S. Contact her (469) 363-4531 or by email to schedule. [email protected]