About Us

Tatiana Smith Robinson, M.A., LPC-S

My name is Tatiana Smith and I am from Chicago, IL, born and raised! I moved to Texas for college and decided to make it home back in 1999. I enjoy spending time with my dog Sophie, cooking, traveling, and hanging out  with friends and family!

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas. I received a Master of  Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University and am a member of the Texas Counseling Association. I specialize in helping individuals and couples find freedom from depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, anger, addictions, and marital issues. In addition, I specialize in  walking couples through the process of finding happiness again within their marriage through focusing on communication, intimacy, and other relationship differences. I enjoy working with couples, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families as they work through their current difficulties toward self-awareness, wholeness and healing.  

My approach to therapy is a Reality Psychotherapy approach that integrates complementary methodologies and techniques and is uniquely tailored to each client. My Reality Psychotherapeutic approach includes providing clients with an opportunity to develop a sense of self; wherein, they can realize how their attitudes, feelings and behaviors are being negatively affected. This understanding then allows them to make an effort towards finding their true positive potential. With all that said, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and guide you into a life that you can celebrate! So, if you are looking for some extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, marriage, decision or new direction in your life, I can help you with that and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!

Raffinée Wilson, M.S., LPC

 

My name is Raffinée Wilson, pronounced “Raff-i-nay.”  I am a Chicago native that was raised in the great state of Texas! Dallas became home for me while attending The University of Texas at Dallas.  I pursued a degree in Biology for several years and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology after some redirection of my passions.  In 2015, I obtained a Master of Science in Counseling from Texas A&M University Commerce.

 

I believe individuals can experience mental wellness by identifying distortions in their thinking, understanding emotional and behavioral outcomes, and increasing knowledge and use of healthy coping skills.  My therapeutic approach is collaborative and individualized to ensure all clients are able to address their personal goals and needs for counseling.


I am passionate about helping teens and young adults navigate life’s stressors and transitions.  I specialize in working with adolescents dealing with depression, anger, self-esteem and substance use.  My work extends to adults and couples experiencing difficulty with anxiety, stress management, relationship concerns and communication breakdowns.  If you are seeking overall health and wellness, specifically in your mental health, please contact me so we may begin working towards your goals.

Forrest Timmons, M.A., LPC - Associate

My name is Forrest Timmons and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern supervised by Tatiana Smith, MA., LPC-S.

 

I have lived in McKinney, TX for almost a decade and am fortunate to have become a husband and father of three during that time. I earned my Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2012. For the past 4 years I have worked for the State of Texas as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. In this role, I utilize Humanistic and Client-Centered counseling techniques to cultivate personal growth and empower clients towards resolution of the problems they are facing. I work with individuals diagnosed with conditions such as Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorders and an array of physical disabilities to overcome their limitations and obstacles to reach their goals. A large part of this role is helping individuals develop a better understanding of how their symptoms are affecting them and helping them to create a plan of action that will allow them to take control of their symptoms and reach these goals.

 

I specialize in helping individuals address the habits and thought processes they seek to change, by guiding them through a workable, realistic plan, focused on addressing the barriers they have encountered. I am experienced in working with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues; as well as, those with limitations associated with communication, and social skills. I have a special interest in helping soon to be and new parents navigate the adjustments in daily life that come with having a newborn. I look forward to working with you towards the changes you are pursuing in life!

 Chelsea Carodine, M.A., LMSW - Associate

My name is Chelsea Carodine and I was born and raised in Grambling, Louisiana! I am a proud graduate of Ruston High School, “Go Bearcats”, and in 2012, I earned my Bachelor of Arts and Science in Social Work from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In 2015, I obtained my Masters in Social Work from Grambling State University, “where everybody is somebody”! 

I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in both the state of Texas and Louisiana. I recently made the move to the Lone Star State back in 2017 and haven’t looked back! I love spending quality time with my family and friends and traveling around the world. 

I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, self-harm, ADHD, suicidal ideation, psychosis, domestic violence, stress management, adjustment disorders, and healthy communication skills.

 I am passionate about helping individuals understand why they do what they do and how to address it head on by creating positive and healthy plans of actions to take back control of their lives, and begin the journey of becoming the free and new person they want to be.

I believe individuals experiencing mental breakdowns or distress can have the opportunity to experience mental wellness and peace by increasing their knowledge and utilizing healthy coping techniques. My therapeutic approach integrates innovative cognitive strategies uniquely tailored to each client's needs and goals.

So if you need help in your journey to mental wellness; if you want to understand how to move from where you are to where you want to be; If you need a partner in the fight for child's mental health, I am here and ready to walk with you in your journey to mental wellness!

 Janet Jacob, M.A., LPC - Associate

Hey there! My name is Janet Jacob. I was born in India, grew up in the Middle East, and moved to Dallas in my teens. I currently live in Sachse. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful baby girl! I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Texas Woman's University and my Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU). 

 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas. I see counseling as a collaborative process where you and I  can work together to create a life that you can look forward to living - not tolerate or try to escape. By choosing to work with me, you will receive a non-judgmental and compassionate counseling experience. Every client is unique and special, and will be treated as such! Your life can change and things can get better! You’re probably thinking, “I’ve tried so many things and nothing has helped”. But if you’re reading this, it means you have a second or a hundredth or a millionth chance… It means there is still hope...freedom is possible...

 

My passion is helping individuals and families overcome issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma and eating disorders. I also specialize in working within a multicultural context- particularly with South Asian and Middle Eastern clients and communities. I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, and adults!

 

While dealing with these issues may seem overwhelming, finding a counselor does not need to be. My goal is to help you identify the root of what is causing you pain, so that it no longer has power over your life. My wish for you is that with every session, you leave feeling more hopeful and less burdened. Let’s build your new life!

John Whitfield, M.A., LPC - Student

My name is John Whitfield and I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I currently live in Fort Worth, Texas with my family of which I am a proud husband and father of 3 very different but awesome young men.

 

I received my Bachelors degree from Texas A&M-Commerce and my Masters of Divinity from Brite Divinity School. I am an ordained minister in the Christian Church where I have been active in ministry for more than 15 years and currently serve as the leader of Growth and Small Groups for Harvest United Methodist Church. I am currently a student at Amberton University pursuing a Licensed Professional Counseling degree. 

 

While I was born and raised in Texas, I am a huge Minnesota Vikings fan...not sure how that happened. I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, playing golf and trying to keep my dogs Serena and Ace from tearing up my lawn...which they find funny.

 

I enjoy helping individuals, couples and families work through their life’s struggles as they live into the fullness of their best self while working to build and improve current and future relationships.  My approach to counseling strives to engage, encourage and empower the person or people as they seek understanding of their current dilemma. My passion is being able to see someone grow in their understanding of their ability to make better choices and accomplish life goals and dreams.  My goal is to support clients in their life’s journey while inspiring them to face whatever stresses or life events that they may encounter. 

 

So if you’re ready to take the first step, I’m ready to meet you there and walk with you on your journey!