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Smith Noland Jr., LPC-S

Smith Noland of Bent Tree CounselingSmith is an experienced therapist who completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 1973 from Eastern Kentucky University. He serves as Clinical Director of Bent Tree Counseling Center. He is an LPC supervisor and an Adjunct Professor at Dallas Christian College. He works primarily with adults and older adolescents in individual, marital and family therapy. He works with clients experiencing a wide range of psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, trauma and dissociative disorders, and protracted life transitions. He has also completed basic training in Critical Incident Stress Management. His interests are in personality disorders and in the practical application of scriptural truths and hope in the growth and healing process. He has worked actively with problems unique to the clergy and in conflict resolution within the church.


Toni Salmon-Tetrick, M.Ed, Licensed Professional Counselor

Toni SalmonToni is a licensed professional counselor who has completed a Master’s degree in Education (M.Ed). She works adults who are experiencing confusion, conflict, depression, anxiety, disappointment, and loss. She is skilled in facilitating family of origin work, family conflict resolution, phase-of-life transitions, and women’s issues, which include changes in personal life circumstances and in careers. She is particularly interested in the recovery process for those affected by the addictions of others. Her approach to healing and growth emphasizes dependence on God, responsibility for self, and experiencing and sharing God’s love in Christ. She offers spiritual mentoring and scriptural guidance.


Tricia J. Kline, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor

Tricia KlineTricia completed a Master of Arts degree in Counseling in 2001 from Amberton University. She works with individuals and families, specializes in play therapy with children and works with adolescents with behavioral problems. Tricia is especially skilled working with parents and children dealing with divorce, co-parenting and blended family challenges. She is also a Prepare/Enrich certified counselor who provides premarital and marital counseling.


Jane Peoples, M.A., Licensed Professional Counselor

Jane PeoplesJane is a licensed professional counselor who completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling in 2003 from Amberton University. Jane is skilled in work with adults dealing with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, interpersonal conflict, divorce, and other life changes. She has worked with The Ross Institute at Timberlawn Hospital in Dallas and has extensive experience with dissociative disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, personality disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, physical and sexual abuse issues, life crises, and catastrophic events. She helps clients develop avenues for connecting thoughts and feelings, cultivating self-care and personal responsibility, and experiencing the love of God.


Stephen Chock, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist

Stephen ChockStephen Chock, Ph.D. is a neuropsychologist with over 35 years experience in counseling and assessment of neurologic and personal functioning. He practiced rehabilitation neuropsychology at Baylor-Dallas’s Traumatic Brain Injury unit for over 17 years. He has taught and supervised counselors-in-training at the Minrith-Meier Clinic and Dallas Theological Seminary since 1989. As a Medicare and Health & Behavior provider, he also consults at churches, universities, and nursing & rehabilitation facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

A former track and cross country coach, Dr. Chock was born and raised in Hawaii where he began his career as a drug education counselor in the public schools. After completing his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Ohio State University, he moved to Dallas to help plant LifePoint Church in Plano where he serves as counseling pastor. He and Ellen have two children, Jasmine and Jonathan, in Middle School at Trinity Christian Academy.