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Personal Information

  • Born and raised in Texas
  • Married 
  • Has two sons
  • Licensed Professional Counselor since 2018
  • Counselor at Promises since 2015

Education

  • Ph.D in Counseling and Counseling Education, TCU, August 2020
  • M.A. in Community Mental Health Counseling, Regent University, 2014
  • M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995
  • B.A. in Communications, Baylor University, 1992

Ministry Experience

  • Served as a college minister for two years
  • Served with Christian International Organization in France for 10 years 

Personal Statement 

My passion is to see people experience true change at the deepest levels.  I believe that all of us are in the process of becoming who God always intended for us to be.  I became a therapist because I am convinced that counseling can aid that process by helping us to work through the wounds and barriers that prevent us from growing.  I consider it a sacred honor to walk alongside others as they do the hard work of moving forward and implementing change.  To be a part of this healing process is one of the greatest joys of my life.

As a counselor, I see myself as a companion and a collaborator, someone who comes alongside clients for a season to support, encourage, and provide the tools necessary to take the next step.  I practice counseling from a strengths-based, eclectic stance.  I believe clients bring a unique perspective and set of resources to the table and as such require an approach tailored specifically to their experience.  Theoretical orientations that inform my approach include emotion-focused, collaborative, narrative, and solution-focused.

Counseling Focus

Mentanna has the generalized training and skills necessary to work with teens, adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, and relational conflicts.  She has specialized training in the following areas:  couple's counseling, sexual/gender identity, religious/spiritual struggles, and spiritual direction.