Our approach to counseling is with humility and a total dependence on God. By applying biblical principles in counseling, individuals and families can be restored by the transforming power of God. Our goal is that clients would experience the love of Christ, be strengthened and experience healing through the counseling process. Each counselor is an independent contractor and licensed by the State of Texas. See counselor profiles below.
Susan Wharton Gay, LMFT
Susan Wharton Gay, LMFT, received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Texas Woman’s University in 1991. She has over two decades’ experience counseling individuals, couples and families on a wide range of issues. Susan routinely works with adolescents and adults to address depression and anxiety, grief/loss, marital conflict and other areas of stress, life-change and personal growth. She also provides pre-marital counseling. Focusing on family systems, Susan partners with clients to bring positive change for both the individual and family. A native of San Antonio, Susan has been married to Eric for almost 30 years and has two grown children.
Dorothy Jones, Licensed Professional Counselor
Dorothy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Nurse. She began her nursing career, and more importantly, her relationship with Christ in 1984. After graduating from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, she practiced nursing in several fields before being called to work in Hospice. After 26 years of nursing, Dorothy felt God calling her to counseling, which led her to Wayland Baptist University where she earned a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling. In these two careers and various ministry opportunities, Dorothy has had the privilege of working with people of all ages and diverse cultures. Her nursing experience with patients at end of life and their families has equipped her to help those struggling with grief and the challenges that come with loss. She also assists clients as they struggle with depression, anxiety, marital conflict and many other life challenges. Her desire is to glorify God and to be an instrument to accomplish His will in people’s lives.
Michael Kent, Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern
Michael Kent is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice, Rooted and Grounded Counseling, PLLC, located on the northwest side of town in the medical center area. He attended Wayland Baptist University and completed his Masters in Counseling in 2015. He is a 28-year military veteran and has been married to his wife Vickie for 32 years. They have six children and eight grandchildren. Michael entered the field of counseling in order to help people live more fulfilling lives, develop healthy relationships and realize they are uniquely created individuals who have innate value and were designed for a purpose. Using primarily cognitive behavioral techniques, he works with clients who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, as well as facing difficult life events or simply feeling overwhelmed. Michael is passionate about helping others navigate through life’s struggles and develop a deeper understanding of their relationship with God and others.