Plano Texas Therapy

About Goldfinch Counseling

Helping individuals and couples navigate life transitions and unexpected challenges.

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Ellery Wren, MA, LPC Associate

Supervised by Belinda Gale Hartschuh, LMFT, LPC-S

    My Philosophy

     

    I view the challenges you’re facing not as ‘disorders’ in the traditional sense but as part of the rich tapestry of human experience. Life is hard and everyone struggles and faces difficult times – it’s just part of being human.

    Instead of labeling these experiences as pathologies or medical conditions, I approach them with compassion, seeing them as natural responses to the complexities of life and your particular situation.

    By reframing these challenges, we can work together to find understanding, growth, and healing without the weight and permanence of stigmatizing labels.

    Life is busy, so if you are like most people, you don’t take the time to process and reflect on your life – maybe you’re barely surviving. I create a therapy environment that provides a time and space for self-reflection and exploration, which over time, can rewire the brain and help you live a more intentional, authentic, and meaningful life.

    Ready to get started?  Call me for a free 15-minute consultation, or schedule a session in our Plano, Texas office.

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    I Specialize in helping with:

     

    • Navigating life transitions.
    • Feeling stuck or at a crossroads.
    • Seeking self-understanding and growth.
    • Figuring out where you’re going in life.
    • Healing from past traumas.
    • Recovering from past relationships.
    • Affair and infidelity processing.
    • Developing better relationships through communication, boundaries, etc.
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    Locations

    Plano Office

    Goldfinch Counseling
    6275 W Plano Pkwy, Suite 501

    Plano, TX 75024

    We also offer online therapy from the comfort of your home!

    Fees:
    Individual Session: $125

    * Private pay only (no insurance or superbills)

    What You Can Expect

     

    Open-Mindedness: Here, you’ll find a non-judgmental space where you are heard, accepted, and understood, no matter your background or experiences.

    Compassion: Experience genuine care and warmth throughout our journey. My goal is to contribute positively to your well-being and growth.

    Empathetic Listening: I’ll be present with you, tuning into both your words and the emotions beneath them, fostering deeper understanding and connection.

    Patience: Recognizing that self-awareness and change can be a journey, I’m here to walk with you at your pace without rushing or pressuring.

    Support: Life has its ups and downs. Throughout, you can count on my consistent encouragement and guidance.

    Genuineness: Our sessions will be authentic, resembling conversations with a trusted friend, ensuring you always feel valued.

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    Education and Training

    A brief summary of my formal education and counseling-related training.

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    Formal Education

    Professional Counseling
    Amberton University
    Master of Arts (MA)
    March 2022 – March 2024

    Interdisciplinary Studies
    University of Texas at Dallas
    Master of Arts (MA)
    2018 – 2022 

    Arts & Technology
    University of Texas at Dallas
    Bachelor of Arts (MA)
    2011 – 2018

     

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    Licenses & Certifications

     

    Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC Associate)
    Supervised by Belinda Gale Hartschuh, LMFT, LPC-S
    Texas Behavioral Health Executive Counsil

     

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    Neurodiversity Training

     

    Challenging Myths about Autism: What Assessors and Therapists Need to Know
    Chicago School of Professional Psychology
    6 Hours  |   2022

     

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    General Clinical Training

    CAMS Suicide Prevention Training
    CAMS
    10 Hours  |   2023

    2-Day Anxiety Certification Course: Integrate CBT and Exposure & Response Prevention Treatment for GAD, Panic Disorder, OCD, Social Anxiety, and Phobias
    PESI   
    12.5 Hours  |   2023

     

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    Marriage & Relationship Training

     

    Gottman Level 1 & 2
    The Gottman Institute  
    John Gottman, Ph.D. & Julie Gottman, Ph.D.  |   2024

    Emotionally Focused Therapy: Evidence-Based Interventions for Distressed Couples
    PESI | Katherine Rheem, Ed.D., LMFT |   2024

     

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    LGBTQ+ Training

     

    Introduction to LGBTQIA Training
    Modern Sex Therapy Institutes (MSTI) 
    Joe Kort, Ph.D. | 2023

    Working with Male Same-Sex Couples
    Modern Sex Therapy Institutes (MSTI)   
    David Fawcett Ph.D., LCSW | 2023

    Bisexuality
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    David Ley, P.hD. |   2023

    Bisexuality
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    David Ley, P.hD. |   2023

    Mixed-Orientation Relationships
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    Joe Kort, Ph.D. | 2023

    Asexuality
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    Jennie Steinberg, LMFT, PLCC. | 2023

    Working with Female Same-Sex Couples
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    Anna Azorsky, MA. |   2023

    Working with Transgender and Gender Diverse Clients
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    Accy Mercer LMSW, Arlene Lev, LCSW-R |   2024

    Spirituality and Religious Abuse and Trauma Around LGBTQ Sexual Health
    Modern Sex Therapy Institutes (MSTI)   
    Rachel Needle, Psy.D. |   2024

     

    In-person or Online

    Plano Texas Therapy

    We see therapy clients in-person and online from our Plano, Texas office.

    Most of our clients are from:

    • Allen
    • Celina
    • Dallas
    • Frisco
    • Lewisville
    • Little Elm
    • Lucas
    • McKinney
    • Murphy
    • Parker
    • Plano
    • Princeton
    • Prosper
    • Richardson
    • Southlake
    • The Colony

    Schedule an appointment, and let’s get you on a better path.

     

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