Background and Experience
Mysti counsels adolescents (14+), individuals, couples, and families. She treats individuals struggling with depression & anxiety, bipolar, grief and loss, self esteem, self harm, communication skills, anger issues, relationship issues, and life transitions. Since earning her degree and license, Mysti has had the opportunity to work for two non-profit agencies: The Samaritan Inn, a transitional homeless shelter for residents of Collin County and Child & Family Guidance Center, an agency providing mental health services to children, individuals, and families. Mysti has also had the opportunity to work in an inpatient psychiatric treatment facility working with adolescents and adults struggling with severe depression, anxiety, addiction, and suicidal/ homicidal ideation. Beginning January of 2019, she became the Counseling Team Lead at The Samaritan Inn providing counseling services to the residents along with supervising Graduate students working toward their counseling degree and license.
Education and Training
Mysti received a Bachelor of Arts in Family Psychology with a minor in Social Work from Oklahoma Baptist University. While working on her undergrad degree, Mysti worked in the hospitality industry where she soon served in Hotel Management and Sales after graduation. After working in the industry for five years, God laid on her heart a new direction. In 2009, God placed it on her heart to pursue counseling. In 2011, Mysti received her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Mysti is currently trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, and was a state certified instructor for the Alcohol Awareness Program for Minors for three years.
Life is full of challenges. Many times those challenges cause us to doubt ourselves and others, lose hope, lose confidence, and even lose faith. Many times our perceptions lead us down a dark road that we never anticipated to travel upon. My passion is to help individuals find their inner strength and confidence to move through their emotional sufferings.
My Christian faith is the foundation of my life. I am actively involved at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. I have been married for fourteen years. My husband and I have been foster parents since 2017 and had the joy of adopting our first placement in September of 2018. We also have four dogs and three fainting goats that we love to spoil! I enjoy shopping, singing, walking the dogs, eating chocolate, and riding motorcycles.