Plano Whole Life Counseling is the new satellite office of Dallas Whole Life Counseling (DWLC).
Serving the community since 1999, we provide mploys a wide variety of psychologists and counselors who work with individuals, couples, teens, kids and family. We offer expert treatment for anxiety and depression, non-judgemental relationship guidance, confident career and life coaching and a wealth of other services.
Clients choose our nationally recognized practice because they want an experienced therapist who will listen actively and compassionately, offering emotional support and heartfelt encouragement as each unique individual confronts life challenges. At the same time, our therapists speak simply and directly, providing clear advice and practical guidance when appropriate. The Dallas Whole Life team feels it is a profound privilege to be invited into our clients’ lives. We honor this privilege by passionately investing in your happiness and well-being. Treating the "whole person," we will do our absolute best to help you realize the next level of fulfillment in all areas of your life.
We feel it is a profound privilege to be invited into our clients’ lives. We honor this privilege by passionately investing in our clients’ happiness and well-being.
Heather Robbins, PhD., LP
Owner and Clinical Director. Counseling, therapy, coaching.
Dr. Heather Robbins is a licensed psychologist and co-owner of Dallas Whole Life Counseling. She offers services in both the North Dallas and Plano locations. With 20 years of experience working with clients from all walks of life, Dr. Robbins specializes in a number of treatment areas including depression, anxiety, panic, relationship issues, sexual issues, career and life coaching, mindfulness training, and stress and anger management.
James Robbins, MA, LPC
Owner and Program Director. Counseling, therapy, coaching.
James Robbins is a licensed professional counselor, published author and co-owner of Dallas Whole Life Counseling. He has over 15 years of experience helping people in various life stages that come from a wide variety of cultural, economic and family backgrounds. James specializes in several of treatment areas including couples counseling, career coaching, anxiety, depression, meditation and mindfulness, anger and communication issues, small business and entrepreneur coaching, trust and infidelity, sexual issues, family issues.
Kelly Kay Wynn, MS, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Director. Therapy, coaching, resiliency training. Individuals, couples..
Kelly Kay Wynn is a licensed therapist, life and resilience coach, and personal growth educator with 20 years of experience. She lives and works from the empowering belief, “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you handle it.” Unfortunately, healthy coping skills are not universally taught. Without knowing how to address life’s challenges in a skillful way, many people struggle with anxiety and depression, addictions and workplace stress, relationship issues and chronic feelings of never being good enough.
Steve Reedy, MA, LPC, RMT, NMT
Depression, anxiety. Couples, sexual issues. Chronic pain, fitness.
Steve Reedy is a licensed professional counselor with a broad base of experience in various healing traditions. A senior therapist with Dallas Whole Life, Steve holds an M.A. in professional counseling from Argosy University and is also certified to practice mind/body work including neuromuscular therapy, Thai massage and reiki energy therapy. Steve’s years of experience as a counselor, coach and body worker have shaped his belief that an unhappy mind tends to lead to an unhappy body, and vice versa. When working with therapy clients, Steve believes it is important to treat the person as an integrated whole, rather than reducing him or her to a single clinical “problem.”
Shana Garrett, PhD, LPC
Couples, individuals, families. Relationships, anxiety, depression, career.
Shana Garett, Ph.D., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an Academic Dean at Walden Univeristy. Working with adults, couples and families, Dr. Garrett helps clients: Discover their most authentic self, explore their life goals and set concrete, achievable milestones, develop effective coping strategies, bring more mindfulness and self-awareness to every aspect of day-to-day life, and establish and sustain healthy personal and professional relationships. Utilizing a variety of treatment approaches and drawing form her wealth of clinical experience, Dr. Garrett offers treatment, supprt and encouragement within a variety of areas: anxiety,depression, couples counseling, infidelity and trust issues, communication and conflict resolution, career counseling, family issues, women's issues, aging, parenting and caregiving, grief and loss, retirement and other life transitions, and dementia and cognitive issues. In additon to earning a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Texas in Denton, Dr. Garrett holds two graduate degrees: a Ph.D. in Clinical Psycholgy at Saybrook Univeristy in San Francisco, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. She also holds a graduate certificate in Geriatric Psychology. Dr. Garrett has developed a treatment approach known as "pure heart." Within this fraemwork, she helps clients better understand and resolve their most pressing life concerns, while also digging deeper to discover the root causes of these challenges. Providing a warm, non-judgmental treatment environment, Shana helps clients feel comfortable discussing their issues in an open and candid manner. She likewsie incorporates treatment strategies such as Cognitve Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centered, helping clients overcome chronic anxietes, let go of self-defeating patterns and see beyond their self-limiting beliefs.
In addition to her role as a mental health professional, Shana is married to retired Marine and mom to a senior rescue lab.
Michael Bollin, MA, LPC
Individual counseling. Adults, teens, kids. Christian counseling.Michael Bollin is a licensed professional counselor. He specializes in helping clients recognize and overcome unhealthy patterns and perceptions that limit their enjoyment of life. Michael believes that each individual, whether intentionally or unintentionally, is living a certain personal story. The good news is, you are still writing this story. You can change. Michael believes that profound transformation comes from discovering and embracing your unique talents, personality traits and abilities. You have a one-of-a-kind role to play in the world. Personal development is about actualizing your deepest sense of self so that you can grow into your unique place in life.
Breanna Katz, MSW, LCSW
Counseling, senior issues. Depression, anxiety, relationships.Breanna Katz is a licensed psychotherapist and clinical social worker who believes deeply in the power of resilience and the human spirit. After receiving her B.A. from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, Breanna earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington (with a concentration in clinical mental health). Breanna has worked with a wide variety of client populations, and has extensive experience in acute psychiatric settings. A strong advocate for human welfare, equality and individual dignity, Breanna creates an inviting, non-judgemental therapy space for people of all backgrounds and life stages. She provides encouragement and support while facilitating personal insights and inspiring her clients to make powerful, practical changes in their day-to-day lives. Thoughtfully customizing her treatment approach to the individual needs, wants and life circumstances of each client, Breanna is a passionate believer in every human’s potential to meet and overcome seemingly overwhelming life challenges.
Jon Johnston, MA, LPC
Hypnosis, meditation. Individuals, couples. Anxiety, depression.
Jon Johnston is a licensed professional counselor and graduate of Amberton University, with two decades of study in meditation, mindfulness, music and psychology. Jon studied meditation at the Zen Mountain Monastery in New York, where he learned from author and renowned expert in the field, John Daido Loori. Drawing from his unique blend of artistic talents, meditation skills and rich life experiences, Jon specializes in a number of treatment areas including depression, anxiety, couples counseling, anger issues, social issues, goal setting and follow-through, chronic pain, and grief work.
As a therapist, Jon emphasizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT helps people clarify their personal value system, “connect” more fully to their daily experiences, and make decisions that better align with their larger life goals. What do you really stand for? What kind of husband, wife, partner or parent do you want to be? Do you bring your sense of core values to the workplace? Do your everyday tasks accurately represent what is most important to you? Jon helps clients see beyond the various habits, expectations and obligations that can seem to limit your day-to-day life, or discourage you from following your dreams. In pursuing genuine answers to these questions about your personal values, Jon helps individuals refine their vision, calm their automatic reactions to “stuff happening,” and move closer to their true goals.
Jon is also an accomplished musician as well as a mental health professional. He studied music at the highly prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he focused on jazz, world music and composition. Jon’s studies also took him to Japan, where he further pursued his passion for Zen, studying the Japanese flute (shakuhachi) with Stan Richardson and Yodo Kurahashi II, internationally recognized masters of the instrument.
Along with the shakuhachi, Jon also plays piano and bass guitar, performing at various local venues such as the Dallas Museum of Art, the Japanese Gardens in Houston and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. In 2012, Jon performed in Kyoto, Japan at the World Shakuhachi Festival.
Marilyn Powell, PhD, LP
Individuals, couples. Career, relationship, depression, anxiety.
Marilyn Powell, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and the Dean of Psychology at Walden University. Primarily working with adults and couples, Dr. Powell helps clients: realize and leverage their inherent strengths, develop effective coping skills and tools, bring more meaning to their daily lives, and create and maintain thriving relationships. Dr. Powell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Austin College in Sherman, TX, then completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Working first in public mental health centers and hospitals, she shifted her career focus to nonprofit mental health working in a family therapy agency in the San Francisco bay area. A DFW native, Marilyn returned home to Dallas in 2003, pursuing a dual career in academic administration and private practice.
Diane Williams, MSW, LCSW
Counseling, therapy, coaching. Individuals, families, seniors, caregivers.
Diane Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker offering treatment for a variety of issues: Depression, Anxiety, Aging, Caregiving, Grief and loss, Family Issues, Relationships, Retirement Transitioning, Moving on from Divorce, and ADHD. Diane believes the relationship between client and therapist is the most powerful aspect of counseling. She emphasizes personal authenticity while providing a trusting and supportive environment for her therapy work. Utilizing a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused treatment and Family Systems Therapy, Diane facilitates a sincere, insightful connection with her clients. Her motto: When life’s expectations don’t match life’s realities, you find yourself conflicted and unhappy. Childhood trauma and tension within the family often lead to a confused sense of self later in life. This can result in disappointing relationships, frustrated career goals and a chronic sense of restlessness. Diane feels it is all too easy for individuals to lose site of their TRUE NORTH. Success in life is about determining what you most deeply value, challenging your core beliefs and reconnecting with your true self. Life is about choices, Diane believes, and the more in touch you are with your most authentic self, the better your life choices. Diane received her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2001. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas in 1995. Diane’s counseling experience includes working in long-term care facilities, non-profit agencies, hospitals and private practice. In addition to her role as a mental health professional, Diane is also a wife, mother and grandmother.
Jane Walvoord, MSW, LCSW
Couples, families, individuals. Adults, seniors, teens.
Jane Walvoord is a licensed therapist, licensed clinical social worker, and trained psychoanalyst with more than 40 years’ experience practicing in Dallas, New York City and Portland, Oregon. Jane's areas of treatment specialty include: couples counseling, communication and conflict resolution, infidelity and trust issues, depression, anxiety and social anxiety, intimacy, confidence and self-esteem, career stress, motivation and goal setting, Medicare and senior issues, retirement and life transitions, family issues, and parenting. Jane is a graduate of Columbia University and the Dallas Psychoanalytic Institute and Center and has worked in private practice since 1980. She is a published clinical writer who served as Senior Correspondent for The American Psychoanalyst. Over the course of her career, Jane has taught and supervised a variety of mental health professionals. Drawing on her four decades of clinical experience, Jane treats clients from all walks of life, and with a wide array of treatment goals. Working with couples, families and individuals, Jane incorporates a variety of therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic and insight-oriented psychotherapy. She helps couples and families recognize self-defeating patterns, resolve chronic arguments, listen and communicate more effectively and work together toward shared goals. She helps individuals clarify and pursue life goals, better manage stress and anxiety, relate to others in a more satisfying way and overcome obstacles and self-limiting beliefs arising from past experiences. Jane believes that authentic, lasting growth begins with deeper understanding of oneself and others. Understanding leads to more confidence, increased accomplishment and greater passion and enjoyment in life.
Debbie Reinhardt-Young, MSSW, LCSW
Debbie Reinhardt is a licensed psychotherapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 25 years of exeprience in the field, working with adults, young adults and seniors. Among her many areas of treatment specialty: anxiety, depression, couples counseling, parenting, family issues, dating, grief, chronic pain and health issues, coping with change, retirement and life transitions, career, motivation and goal-setting, confidence and self-esteem. Debbie strives to provide a safe space for conversations of all types, offering compassionate support and encourgaement to clients as they work toward their life goals. Each person, couple or family has unique experiences and stories that need to be told. Approaching these situations from the client's perspective, Debbie guides clients in identifying various "sticking points" along their life journey. In helping clients explore, accept, reframe and more fully undestand their past and present life experiences, Debbie guides her clients toward increased personal strength and flexibilty, supporitng them as they meet life's challenges in the Here and Now. The decision to seek counseling is not an easy one, and Debbie has great respect for those who have the courage to address their issues head-on through the therapy process. Debbie is warm and caring in her treatment approach, using a holistic perspective to address the many interconnected areas of her clients' lives. Modifying and carefully tailoring her approach to each client's needs, Debbie uses a variety of therapy strategies including cogniitve behavioal therapy (CBT), person-centered and rational emotive. When appropriate, she also incorporates meditation and relaxation techniques. Throughout the course of her mental health career, Debbie has worked in many different areas: counseling, psychiatric, medical, hospice and palliative care, faith-based and gerontology. She earned her BA in psychology and communications at Austin College in Sherman, TX. Debbie completed her graduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington, and earned a graduate certification in mediation--civil and family law from SMU. Debbie views her client relationships as a true privilege, honoring these authentic personal connections by remaining open, compassionate and non-judgmental.
Marnie Pettit, LMFT Practicum Student
Marnie Pettit is a pre-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist under the supervision of Laney Knowlton, LMFT-S, CSAT, CCPS, and CPTT. Marnie holds a B.S. Ed. from the University of North Texas, and is currently completing her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Amberton University. Her areas of treatment specialty include: couples counseling, infidelity and trust issues, communication and conflict resolution, sexual issues, dating, family issues, parenting, children and teens, educational issues, and special needs. Marnie holds six teaching certificates, and has been a Special Education Advocate and educator throughout Texas for over fifteen years. During her career in education, she encountered a variety of painful wounds and unresolved issues in families from a wide variety of backgrounds. She decided to become a Marriage and Family Therapist, helping families heal by better recognizing and working through their core issues and dysfunctional patterns. A native Texan, married since 1993, Marnie has three young adult daughters. Her couples counseling emphasizes tools for developing communication, deepening intimacy and resolving power struggles. She feels both individuals need to be heard and respected in any romantic relationship, and helps couples achieve balance by appreciating the unique perspective each person brings to the relationship. Marnie believes clients are experts in their own lives and finds it a great honor to help them identify, refine and energetically pursue their life goals. She creates a non-judgmental therapy environment, supporting you as you develop intentional strategies to work through your challenges and meet your needs. A warm, empathic person who views mistakes as an opportunity to grow, Marnie will help you find your path to healing. No matter how complex or long-standing the roadblocks, she is confident we can all repair, rebuild and restore. She is here to offer a lifeline to individuals, couples and families.