• Meet The Team

    Lindsey Grela

     

     

    Lindsey Grela is a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, with an MA in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She has experience working in a domestic violence outreach center, a community health crisis center, an intensive outpatient treatment facility, and an inpatient hospital, in addition to outpatient private practice. As a part of her experience, she has worked with children and adults struggling with a variety of concerns, including, but not limited to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, Grief, Relationship Concerns, and Personal Identity.  She is EMDR Trained.

    Lindsey has also facilitated support groups with survivors of domestic violence and women in crisis on a variety of topics such as self-esteem, overcoming abuse, anger management, communication, problem-solving, coping skills, mental health education, and art therapy. She also leads a trauma support group at her local church.

    Lindsey is originally from Oklahoma but has lived in the DFW area since 2011. She currently lives in Little Elm with her husband, daughters, and bonus son. In her spare time, Lindsey enjoys reading, baking, crafting, volunteering, traveling, spending time with friends and family, attending church and watching Oklahoma State football.

    Emily Brown

    Emily Brown is a Licensed Professional Counselor who loves to work with adults struggling with identity issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions and others looking for growth in their lives. My non-judging and calm presence are referred to as unconditional positive regard, where I provide a safe environment to unpack issues in a manner that brings about true change. I focus on existential, and person-centered modalities to enable progress towards a healthier mental state. I strive to help each person become as genuine as possible. Progress can be made towards becoming more authentic by identifying obstacles blocking you from getting back to your "mission" and your purpose in life. It's only by identifying this goal that we derive more happiness and meaning. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and counseling from University of North Texas and a Master's degree in Counseling from Texas Woman's University.

    Victoria Nobriga

    Victoria Nobriga is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Lindsey Grela LPC-S #73967.

    Victoria's counseling approach stems from her personal experiences. She has worked with a wide range of clients who sought counseling for issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, and difficult life transitions. She understands how challenging life can be, especially when it feels as if the walls are closing in. With her warm demeanor and caring attitude, Victoria thrives in providing acceptance and comfort to those struggling to get through the day. Outside of therapy, Victoria enjoys attending sporting events, doing zoomies with her dogs, and curling up on the couch.

    Abby Goebel

    Abby Goebel, Master's Level Intern, is attending Dallas Baptist University. She recognizes the value of a positive therapeutic relationship. She understands the power of building trust to create an atmosphere where her clients can feel safe, respected and heard. Furthermore, Abby emphasizes the importance of collaboration and understanding with her clients in order to assist them in making lasting changes. Abby wants to help empower individuals to become the best version of themselves while helping them discover their inner strength to live life to the their fullest potential.

    In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, playing with her mini golden-doodle, discovering a cozy game to play and watching a tv series.

    Amber Blackston

    Amber Blackston, Masters Level Intern supervised by Lindsey Grela, LPC-S, is in the counseling program at Amberton University working on her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. As a Practicum student entering the field of counseling, Amber believes in therapy's transformative power and its profound impact on individuals' lives. She seeks to recognize each client's unique journey and prioritizes empathy, creating a judgment-free space where clients feel heard and understood. She brings a compassionate and calming presence to her work with clients. Her commitment to active listening and empathy forms the bedrock of her approach, fostering trust and facilitating positive therapeutic outcomes. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, working out, writing, and spending time with her family and friends.

    Theresa Tran

    Theresa Tran is an LPC-Associate supervised by Reese Seigler, M.S., LPC-Supervisor #65957.

    Theresa's counseling approach stems from her experience working with children in various professional settings where she has found a passion for helping children grow and learn to be their most authentic self. She believes one of the core foundations is the therapeutic relationship that is built upon a safe space where clients feel comfortable sharing their experiences, thoughts, and feelings openly without judgement. She has experience working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, life transitions, problems at school, are neurodivergent, and/or are immigrants or children of immigrants. She is looking forward to joining you alongside your journey to healing and authenticity. She holds her bachelors in Human Development and Family Science and her master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas. Outside of therapy, Theresa enjoys spending time with her partner and their four pets, baking treats in hopes of impressing Paul Hollywood, reading books, painting, traveling, and antique shopping.

    Mike MacCrory

    Mike MacCrory is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Lindsey Grela LPC-S. Mike has earned a M.Ed. in Athletic Counseling and a B.S. in Sport Psychology. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant awarded by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Mike has experience working with athletes at the professional, college, and youth levels.

    Mike's path to becoming a counselor stems from his own experience of being a college athlete who needed support. His counseling approach focuses on empathy, working together, and building skills to resolve future challenges. Mike believes that the trust he builds with clients is the foundation of his counseling work. Mike specializes in working with athletes, men's issues, and people who have recently experienced a major change in their life.

    In his free time Mike enjoys cooking, playing video games, homebrewing beer, watching football, and going to live events.

    Jonas Grela

    Jonas Grela is the Director of Operations for Mended Soul Counseling. Jonas earned his B.S. in Psychology from Boise State University. Prior to joining Mended Soul, Jonas was a successful restaurant manager for the over ten years, achieving Diamond Club status with his most recent restaurant. He has also served in roles where he was responsible for sales and marketing in the Food and Beverage Industry.

    Jonas is passionate about helping people and giving back to his community. He volunteers as a coach for two local youth soccer teams as well as with a local dog rescue. He is also committed to helping to increase social equity for those disadvantaged in the community.

    Jonas lives in Little Elm with his wife and three children. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching basketball, and spending time with his family.

    Marley

    Marley is a male Australian Shepherd, Boxer, and Great Pyrenees mix who is all puppy. He's quickly learning new commands from his owner/handler, Lindsey. He loves treats and has never met a stranger. Marley is excited to join Mended Soul Counseling and to support our clients with Animal Assisted Therapy. Marley and Lindsey are currently working on the AAT certification that will hopefully be completed in early 2023. When Marley is not in the office he enjoys playing with his human brother and sister as well as typical puppy antics such as running in circles, playing with toys, and cuddling on the couch.