Lacey Wright, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Founder of Wright Wellness
I have been a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Texas since 2012, and completed my Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in 2011 from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. I have worked with a variety of populations in many settings, including several psychiatric hospitals, an outpatient addiction center, a county mental health center, a juvenile department and runaway shelter, and currently work as a rehabilitation psychologist for a largely geriatric population. I have specifically targeted my training experiences to provide me a well-rounded set of therapeutic skills to address many life issues.
My theoretical orientation, or the way I approach psychotherapy with my patients, is a combination of several evidence-based treatments, primarily Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). With these approaches, we will explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and how they might limit you, as well as build upon your individual strengths. I believe each person is different, and my focus is on your symptoms and goals, rather than a diagnostic label. I will work with you to best address your needs and overall wellness. I value innovation, learning, and growth, and am always working to provide the most current treatment services available.
The majority of my clinical research has focused primarily on women’s issues, including the individual needs of women and their ideal treatment outcomes. Because of my time devoted to this topic, I have a continued special interest in working with women. If you are a woman needing extra support and guidance during a difficult life transition or issue, contact me and we can further explore your goals.
MIND AND BODY
I also have a special interest in the relationship between the mind and the body, and I believe overall wellness comes from both mental and physical health. Therefore, I also highly encourage the consideration of walk and talk therapy, a newer therapeutic approaches that involves walking during psychotherapy sessions, which incorporates the whole body. If you are interested in this service, let me know, I would be happy to discuss it with you further.
Cassie Winkenweder, Licensed Professional Counselor
with Wright Wellness since 2016
Do you feel stuck? Have you tried anything and everything to overcome the obstacles life has thrown at you and still cannot seem to move forward? Being stuck can leave us feeling powerless and hopeless. My desire as a therapist is to help individuals, couples, and families overcome these obstacles and regain a sense of power and hope over their lives.
My clinical experience includes working with individuals experiencing difficulty coping with addictions, depression and anxiety, and life transitions. Through my experiences working with these populations, I believe the key to overall wellness is healthy relationships, both with yourself and others. Because of this belief, I recognize the value of the therapeutic relationship and I will strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment where further growth can happen. My overall aim is to help in identifying barriers and applying strengths to move forward towards a healthier you.
Beth Bolton, Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Teacher
with Wright Wellness since 2017
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas and a 200 hour registered yoga teacher. I completed my Master's degree in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2013. Since then, I've helped people process their traumas, understand their anxiety, and manage their depression. I also have experience helping others with relationship issues, parenting concerns, and self esteem/body image issues. Through a person centered and nonjudgmental approach, I believe you have the power to help yourself reach your goals and be your healthiest. I started practicing yoga in 2014, and noticed pretty quickly how yoga helped ease my personal anxiety and depression. Yoga made me generally feel good about myself, and helped me with my own negative body image. It was then that I knew I was destined to teach yoga in some capacity, and I started dreaming of combining what I know about mental health with my passion for yoga. I completed my yoga teacher training in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2016. I love combining yoga principles such as deep breathing, meditation, and mindfulness in to my therapeutic approaches. I believe overall wellness includes the whole body. I love to teach gentle and restorative yoga to those who are new to the practice, and love to encourage my students to see what their bodies are capable of in a power flow. Whatever your goals are, I believe I can help you achieve it through therapy, yoga, or a combination of the two.
Brittanie Okon, Office Assistant
with Wright Wellness since 2018
I am excited to be a part of the Wright Wellness team. The idea of people reaching out for help and guidance is inspiring. As a mother and wife, I know how easy it is to focus on everyone else’s needs except your own. However, I have found that it is imperative to take care of yourself mentally, emotionally, and physically. My goal is to make the most of your time with your counselor by taking care of the details, so you can focus on what truly matters during your session. I understand how hectic life can get, and I aim to assist you and the Wright Wellness team in any way I c
Dana Shafir,PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Health Coach
with Wright Wellness since 2019
I am a doctoral-level licensed professional counselor. Since earning my doctorate in counseling psychology in 2005 from Texas Woman’s University, I have had great opportunities working in a variety of settings, including university counseling centers, private schools, private practices, a children’s hospital, and remote opportunities. I have had the honor of offering counseling services to individuals from a wide range of age groups, cultures, and backgrounds, who have sought therapy for just as wide a range of reasons. Through a compassionate, trauma-informed, person-centered, culturally-sensitive, and holistic lens, some of my own goals include “meeting” clients where they are psychologically, establishing healing therapeutic relationships, empowering and equipping them with healthy coping skills and psychoeducation, and reminding them that although I am a partner in their health journey, they are the true experts in their own lives. I consider my therapeutic approach to be highly integrative, and there are several approaches that inform much of my work. These include, but are not limited to, systems approach, cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, solution-focused therapy, as well as motivational interviewing and dialectical behavior techniques. My clinical interests, specialties, and experiences include adjustment issues, women’s health, adolescents, relationships, parenting, health and wellness, body image concerns, chronic health conditions, and the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
In 2012, after working as a therapist for several years, I earned my health coaching certification through The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and have since incorporated health and wellness coaching into my practice. My role as a health coach is to be your personal advocate for living a passionate and energized life, as well as to educate, empower, guide, and support you during your journey towards healthy living. Through a collaborative approach, we can equip you with positive habits and skills, in an effort to discover the food and lifestyle choices that best support you, all the while guiding you towards a life that is flexible, fun, and free of deprivation and strictness. Making gradual, lasting changes will enable you to reach, and more importantly, maintain, your current and future health goals. Whether you are reaching out to me in need of counseling services or health coaching needs, I am committed to your success!
"Pay attention to your body. The point is everybody is different. You have to figure out what works for you." ~Andrew Weil
"Health is a relationship between you and your body." ~Terry Guillemets
Eve, Therapy Dog in Training
Eve is a very friendly, female Golden Retriever, currently in training with Dr. Wright to become a certified Therapy Dog. She loves all people, treats, and chasing balls! We are hoping she will be able to join patients at Wright Wellness in the coming months....stay tuned!
AREAS OF SPECIALTY:
Older Adult/Geriatric Issues