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Melissa Abbott-Mathew, LPC

Education & Experience

Melissa earned a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology (with a Marriage and Family Specialization) from The University of Texas at Tyler. She has experience in different clinical settings including MHMR, residential boarding school, and most recently in private practice. Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience performing academic testing. 

Interests & Specialties

Melissa is trained and excels in traditional therapy types including: family systems, CBT, and trauma resolution. Melissa is equally able to integrate faith based counseling, upon request. She has experience with depression, trauma, anxiety, abuse, stress-management, self-esteem, school issues, self-harm, emotional and behavioral issues, social skills, autism spectrum, parenting, and family issues. Melissa considers it a privilege to walk with clients on their journey of healing and understand. The counseling relationship is a powerful method for change. Melissa believes that client strengths are primary when approaching problems and empowering clients as experts in their own lives is key to wellness.

Melissa enjoys spending time with family, traveling, reading, gardening and hanging out with her dogs.


Education and Experience

Kimberly is pursuing her master’s degree in social work at Texas A&M Commerce, and is studying as an intern under Lauren Miller, LCSW. Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree in family science from Brigham Young University – Idaho.


Kimberly has extensive experience working with people of all ages dealing with depression and anxiety. She focuses on educating adolescents as they navigate transitions to adulthood.


Kimberly enjoys placing the focus for healing on the strengths people posses and believes that building on strengths facilitates best therapeutic outcomes. She provides a safe, welcoming, and growth-promoting environment. Kimberly has been married nearly 25 years and has 2 grown children and 2 children at home.

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Lauren Cloward, MA, LPC Associate

Education & Experience

Lauren has a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of the Cumberlands, as well as an undergraduate degree in Microbiology from Brigham Young University. She is currently working toward full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor under the supervision of James Mena, MA, LPC-S, LCDC. Prior to working at Spring Grove, Lauren worked as a counselor at LDS Family Services and New Dimensions. She has experience counseling adolescents, adults, and couples.  Lauren’s goal in the counseling relationship is to create a safe environment where clients can increase self-awareness in order to facilitate the development of new, healthy patterns of behavior.

Interests & Specialties

Lauren specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy, and works with anxiety, depression and mood disorders. She approaches counseling from an integrative perspective. Lauren believes in holistic healing that encompasses the whole person physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritual, and social needs. She emphasizes the development of self-care and coping strategies, which empower clients to cultivate independence in order to overcome current and future challenges. It is Lauren’s hope that her relationship with her clients will lead them to healing and the cultivation of a happy and fulfilling life.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys photography, cooking, and spending time with her husband, their one-year-old daughter.


Megan Grande, PA-c (Coming Soon)

Education & Experience

Megan is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Master’s degree in Physicians Assistant Medicine from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She has a passion for learning and has become a trusted medical professional. She is currently enrolled at Rocky Mountain University, working toward her Doctorate in Medical Science with a Psychiatry emphasis. She is licensed to practice in Texas, Nevada, and Arizona. She comes to Spring Grove Counseling with more than a decade of experience as a Physician Assistant, working in emergency medicine, family medicine, concierge care, and psychiatry. 

Interests & Specialties 

Megan has worked with patients of all ages to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medication for children, adolescents, and adults with Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, ADHD, and Insomnia.  With her extensive experience in the emergency room, she has seen first-hand the gap between medical and psychiatric care, and how the mind, body, and spirit connection is often ignored. She believes in treating the whole patient with a thoughtful and comprehensive approach, knowing that the best results and outcomes are accomplished from making these connections throughout the medical process and patient experience.  


Haley Grant, LMSW 

Education and Experience

Hailey has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social work and undergraduate Psychology degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is currently working towards full licensure under the supervision of Marianne Dublado, LCSW-S. Hailey has worked closely with the foster care system and with children and teens who experience abuse/neglect. She has a passion for supporting children, teens, and families as they move through complicated challenges. Hailey experience includes working with adults struggling with a variety of mental health concerns.  

Interests and Specialities

Hailey is dedicated to helping clients feel therapy is a safe, trusting, and comfortable space where clients are free to be who they are. She emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and believes that meeting people where they are in their journey is critical to understanding and supporting them! Hailey specializes in TF-CBT and working with children/teens who have experienced trauma/grief. Hailey also provides therapy for adults and operates with the understanding that mental health is multidimensional. She has experience working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, trauma/grief, relationship complications, intimate partner violence, foster care/adoption, and parent/child complications. 

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Heidi Grover, LPC, NCC

Education & Experience

Heidi is a Licensed Professional Counselor who began her practice and education at Brigham Young University. She is originally from the country of Panama and fluent in Spanish.

Specializes In:  Working with young adults and adults with depression and anxiety.  Working with individuals with different types of trauma and Christian counseling. 

Population served:  Adolescents, adults, and couples. 

Additional Services:  Anxiety, Depression, anger management, grief and loss, self-esteem, infertility, adoption related therapy . 

Profile: Over the last 20 years Heidi has worked with Child Protective Services, where she helped created and managed a summer school program for children with various mental illnesses. Heidi has also worked in a mobile crisis unit where she provided support in therapy in different homes in a variety of communities. Most recently Heidi has started a group practice and has worked with many different individuals and families

Heidi is married and has four children, including a set of twins.


Lisa Hale, LPC-S, LCDC, NCC

Education & Experience

Lisa graduated from St. Mary’s University with M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and earned a B.S. from Texas A&M University. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), she has worked in a variety of settings, including residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, and outpatient programs. 

Interests & Specialties

Lisa specializes in working with adolescents and adults, in the areas of addictions, codependency, relationships, mood disorders, anxiety and trauma. She is experienced in working with many addictive disorders, including substances, sex, love, relationships, pornography, technology and gambling. She has extensive experience supporting the LGBTQ+ community and gender issues. Lisa is trained in EMDR, hypnotherapy and breathwork.

She has been on her own journey of recovery from alcoholism since 2001 and has three grown sons, one who is also in recovery. Her interests include fitness, hiking, traveling, tennis and spirituality.

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Gene Harvie, LCSW

Education & Experience

Gene has a Bachelors degree in Psychology, a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and a Post-masters diploma in advanced Clinical social work practice from the University of Calgary, Canada. He has 19 years counseling experience, 3 of which he was a clinical supervisor for a team of 12 therapists.  He has worked with people from all walks of life, and has helped people challenged by almost every problem you can imagine.  He has taught clinical social work at the masters level, and has been published in a peer review journal.

Interests & Specialties

Gene has been extensively trained in Solution-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. Over the years of witnessing effective therapeutic practice, he has developed an interest in therapeutic neuroplasty, the positive impact of psychotherapy on neural connections in the brain. Gene and his wife have been married for 20 years and have two children.


Alicia Horn is a Licensed Professional Counselor with ten years of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and families in crisis. She focuses on helping clients struggling with anxiety, anxiety driven depression, shame, trauma, attachment issues, and improving parenting skills.
In counseling, Alicia utilizes a holistic, person-centered approach that engages the mind, body, and soul.  Using styles adopted from both the CBT and Adlerian approaches, she focuses on all aspects of a person’s life in a way that is relational, non-judgmental, goal-oriented, and practical. This helps her clients to make meaningful connections between their thoughts, feelings, and actions. Other therapeutic approaches that she uses include relational therapy and solution- focused therapy. She is also able to integrate faith based counseling upon request.
Alicia earned a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She has experience in various therapeutic settings including: a non-profit community agency, a residential boarding school, as well as private practice.
In her free time, Alicia enjoys a variety of creative endeavors such as drawing and painting, baking and freelance writing.  She also enjoys listening to music and attending theater productions, movies and concerts.  When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, singing with her choir, and unwinding from a long day with her rescue pup.

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Lisa Kerr, LPC

Education and Experience

Lisa has earned a B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah and a Masters degree in Counseling/School Counseling and Trauma Emphasis from Northwest Nazarene University. She is trained in Hypnotherapy, Play Therapy, and Healthy Transitions for girls. Lisa is married and has 5 children. Lisa has experience working in school settings, private practice, and teens transitioning out of residential care for mental health issues. Before a recent move to Texas, Lisa practiced privately as an LPC, NCC in Idaho. Lisa is now working on licensure as a  Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas under the Supervision of James Mena, LPC-S, LCDC.

Interests and Specialties

Lisa identifies herself as a humanistic therapist. Her preference is to focus on the strengths and values people carry into problem-solving moments. Lisa wants to help empower people to use these innate tools for building blocks of future successful outcomes. She specializes in working with a wide scope of exceptional children that manifest atypical development, including gifted, twice-exceptional, and autism spectrum disorders. In her free time, Lisa enjoys reading, traveling, and home decor projects. 

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James Mena, LPC-S,

Education & Experience 

James has degrees in Psychology from the University of West Georgia M.A. and Brigham Young University B.S. with over 30 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. His experience includes counseling in several University settings, Employee Assistance, and education in workplace settings, Critical Incident Debriefings, counseling in Psychiatric settings, multiple non-profit sector and with geriatric populations. Treatment modalities include, couples, marriage and family, Autism Spectrum disorders, all facets of drug treatment, dual diagnosed, sex addictions, personality disorders. Therapeutic modalities include psycho dynamic, interactive therapy, solution-focused therapies, Christian Counseling upon request.

He has been married to his wife Cindy for 34 years, and they have four children and at last count has four grandchildren.

Interests & Specialties

James enjoys all facets of human interaction particularly the bonds that tie people together in marriage relationships. He also enjoys the challenge of working with employee/supervisor relationships to formulate strategic interventions to promote effective workplace interactions. Skilled at mediations (non court), professional and individual coaching. 


Haylie Merchen, LMSW

Education and Experience

Haylie graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with her Bachelor's of Social Work and completed a Master's of Social Work from Boise State University. She is under the supervision of Kat Nazaroff, LCSW-S as she completes her clinical license. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in individual, group, and school settings. 

Interests and Specialties

Haylie specializes in play therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. She is experienced in working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, and emotional or behavioral issues. She believes in empowering individuals by teaching effective coping mechanisms to address current and future problems. Outside of work, Haylie enjoys spending time with her husband and family, reading, and spending time outdoors.

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Lauren Miller, LCSW

Education and Experience

Lauren has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Brigham Young University. She has experience working for a non-profit welfare agency, a family treatment center, and in telehealth counseling. Lauren has worked with children, adolescents and adults struggling with depression, stress, anxiety, self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship challenges. Lauren has also served individuals struggling with substance abuse, addictions, developmental disabilities, and environmental barriers to reaching long and short term personal, emotional, and professional goals. Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California and Texas.

Interests and Specialties

Lauren specializes in working with adolescents and adults managing mood disorders, life transitions and relationship challenges. Lauren is rooted in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship to create a safe environment which fosters greater awareness, healing, and growth. She utilizes several modalities in her work including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and motivational interviewing techniques. Lauren is the mother of two young children and loves to spend time outside running, biking, and swimming.

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Dr. Sonal Rana, MD

Education & Experience

Dr. Rana went to Stanford University for her undergraduate education. She pursued her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed four years of adult psychiatry training at the University of California, Los Angeles’ Semel Institute of Human Behavior and Neuroscience and later returned to Stanford to complete her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. She is board certified in adult psychiatry and child psychiatry board exams. She worked as the medical director for the intensive outpatient program for adolescents and families at the Bay Area Children’s Association, Sonal has specialized training in mentalization-based therapy, structural family therapy, family based therapy for eating disorders, play-based therapies, interpersonal, parent-child interaction therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapies for children and adolescents.  

Interests & Specialties

Dr. Rana has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with diagnoses ranging from anxiety and depression, to bipolar disorder, eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia), disruptive behavior disorder, personality disorders (mainly Borderline Personality Disorder), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, high functioning autism, and schizophrenia. As a psychiatrist, she believes that medications are a useful adjunct to therapeutic modalities designed to bolster families and individuals. She moved to Houston, Texas in May 2015.



Adam Ruiz, LPC Associate

Education and Experience

Adam holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Saint Thomas.  He is currently working toward full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor under the supervision of Chari Westcott LPC-S.  Adam has experience working with adults and teens in a variety of settings including schools, private practice, a residential facility, and a hospital. 

Interests and Specialties

Adam specializes in Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies.  He believes in utilizing the richness in each individual's life experience to confront present difficulties and to challenge negative beliefs that often accompany such difficulties.  This approach has helped him to treat various mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, and mood disorders as well as work successfully with couples and families.  Adam also has successful experience in helping teens and young adults with anger and impulse control challenges.  He strives to create an atmosphere of support and acceptance in which individuals can feel heard and valued.  

Adam has been married to his wife, Whitney, for 10 years and they have 3 children.

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Millie Taylor LMSW

Millie received her Master's of Social Work degree from Boston University and bachelor's degree in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University. Millie has worked with adults, adolescents and children in non-profit settings. Additionally, Millie has counseled with parents of children diagnosed with severe mental illness and/or behavioral difficulties. 

Interests and Specialities

Millie’s primary interest is working with adults that struggle with anxiety and depressive disorders. Her desire with clients is to provide support while they achieve the goals they most want of life. Millie believes that each individual has immense potential and worth. It is her desire that each client see that about themselves as well. 

Millie is working towards clinical licensure under the supervision of Carolina Luna, LCSW-S.

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Deborah R. Workman, MA, LPC, NCC

Deborah received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Resource Management from California State University, Chico and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Sam Houston State University.

Specializes In:  Trauma due to sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, especially adults sexually abused as children, marital and family discord, sex addiction and co-dependency, depression, anxiety, and family of origin issues.

Population served:  Adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Additional Services:  Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, post-partum depression, grief and loss, self-esteem, and stress management. 

Profile: Over the past 14 years, Ms. Workman has worked extensively with displaced families from a variety of ethnicities, backgrounds, and mental health issues to establish stability and self-sufficiency.  She has provided community education through non-profit organizations on mental health issues affecting teens, adults, and families.  

Ms. Workman and her husband have three children and four grandchildren.  

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