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Our Counselors

Ami Evans

MA., LPC-Supervisor, Owner

I'm a proud Texas girl, a wife to my best friend of 16 years, and a stepmom to 2 adult sons. When I'm not working, I love being in the country where we recently moved, surrounded by nature, relaxing and snuggling with my puppy 'Kitty' and spending time with family. I like to travel and getaway to the mountains at least once a year. 

Our "attachment" to others is how we love, connect and relate to each other. I want to help people with attachment issues that lead to relationship conflict and insecurities, adjustment after divorce, preparation for marriage, remarriage and stepfamily challenges, parenting stages and transitions. I want to connect with you where you are in life, and offer truth and strategies that improves perception of self and relationships. I'm looking forward to beginning this journey with you. 

I started the practice in 2012 to provide a place for guidance and hope for people and relationships. Our team has unique strengths and specializations to be able to meet the needs of the people we have the privilege to serve. Our purpose is help you rediscover your authentic self, renew your perspective, and restore your relationships. 

Ami Evans, MA, LPC Supervisor and owner of AE Counseling Group in Grapevine, Texas

Education

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University, 1998
Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009

Certifications/Additional Training

Prepare-Enrich Couples Inventory Facilitator 

Smart Stepfamilies and Co-Parenting after Divorce

Core Attachment Therapy for Couples

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Specialties

Marriage Preparation & Training   

Healing from Relationship Trauma & Betrayal  

Marriage Enrichment

Divorce Recovery

Remarriage/Stepfamilies  

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Associations/Ministries

New Life Network Counselor

Christian Counselors of Texas

Twogether in Texas Partner

Association of Mental Health Professionals

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Janice Parks, MA, LPC Associate, counselor and therapist at AE Counseling Group in Grapevine, Texas

Janice Park

M.A., LPC-Associate
Supervised by Mysti Hively

I decided to pursue a career in counseling after doing church ministry for 11 years. I loved working in the church but my heart was being pulled to work with individuals outside of the church. Another reason why I began counseling was due to a lack of Asian American counselors available. Therefore, I want to provide mental health care in the Asian American community. I greatly benefited from counseling in my personal life and would love to provide the same help to those in need. 

My specialty is working with individuals, teens, and adults that deal with depression, anxiety, eating disorders and trauma. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which research has proven to give quicker results than other therapies. My goal in counseling is to provide a safe space for each individual where they can be their true self and find the help they need without feeling judged or criticized. 

 

When I am not taking care of people, I enjoy taking care of my 11 pets (3 dogs and 8 Guinea pigs), building LEGOs, watching movies with my husband and being a volunteer at a local Guinea pig rescue.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Oral Roberts University, 2009

Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy from Pepperdine University, 2022

Certifications/Additional Training

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Specialties

Pre-teen/Teen/Young Adult

Identity & Self Worth Issues

Trauma

Body Image

Anxiety  

Relationships

Preparation for Adulting

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