Counseling and Therapy Staff
You are welcome to request a therapist when you contact us, however, please note that therapists work on specific days and have varied specialties. Our professional staff will help direct you to the counselor that is the best fit for your needs and availability.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Liesal Miller, M.S. MFT
Liesal is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas. She earned her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California and a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She has over 15 years of experience working with children, adults, and families in a variety of settings including home healthcare, community mental health, and private practice. Liesal has specializations in infant mental health, play therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and Floortime play therapy with special needs children. Knowing the courage it takes to seek counseling, Liesal likes to build upon client strengths and develop a safe, caring environment to explore life’s challenges.
In her spare time, Liesal enjoys spending family time with her husband and two sons, often at a sporting event of some kind, working in her garden, and serving at church. Liesal is currently accepting new clients and is able to see clients via telemental health.
Licensed Professional Counselor - Bryan Young, M.A.
Bryan is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. He earned his Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. He has over five years of experience working with college students, anxiety, depression and self-esteem issues. He also has experience working with individuals struggling with family of origin issues and co-dependency as well as working with couples struggling with everything from an affair to the unexpected loss of a child. He enjoys counseling teenagers and young adults. Bryan approaches counseling from a psychodynamic perspective along with cognitive behavioral therapy.
He has a deep desire to see families and individuals thrive no matter what they have been through by helping them understand the nature of the emotional cycles that keep them feeling stuck in their situation. Bryan believes that part of the path to healing is acknowledging what someone has gone through and helping them to understand their unique strengths and weaknesses so that they are no longer trapped in an emotional cycle and can thrive in the midst of life’s difficult circumstances.
Bryan enjoys reading, working out, and volunteering at church. He is available to see clients Monday through Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Bryan is also able to accept new clients seen via telemental health.
Licensed Professional Counselor - Malia Nompone, M.S.
Malia is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She earned her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Southwestern A/G University and certification to teach Special Education in the state of Texas. Malia has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, women, and families. Her background in the counseling psychology field has been varied and includes outpatient mental health, residential facilities, private practice, church counseling centers, and the provision of online counseling. Areas of specialization and interest include young adult and women’s issues, managing anxiety/depression, play therapy, parent/child relationship therapy, career coaching, dealing with chronic pain, spiritual growth, and the challenges of special needs youth. Teaching experience includes Special Education students in a public school district and Adjunct faculty at both a private university and through a local community college. Malia sees clients on Monday and Wednesday afternoons and evenings. She is also able to accept clients seen via telemental health at this time.
Currently, Malia serves as an Emotional Behavioral Support Specialist for a local public school district, counseling students in special education and providing behavioral consultation to staff. Malia’s approach with clients is positive and relational as she seeks to empower her clients to find and use their strengths to accomplish goals. She is aware that many clients are reluctant about the counseling process and works to earn their trust and create a safe place for growth. Malia enjoys spending time with her husband and two young daughters, working out with Camp Gladiator, and refinishing furniture.
Licensed Professional Counselor - Sarah Davis, M.A.
Sarah provides counseling services to adolescents, adults, premarital couples and couples. She particularly enjoys and has experience counseling adolescents struggling with: anxiety, depression, grief/loss, self worth, relationship conflicts and life transitions. She works with women struggling with: anxiety, depression, grief/loss, difficult marriages, relationship conflicts and life transitions. Sarah has training in the How We Love approach, she is certified in Prepare/Enrich, as well as SYMBIS premarital assessment. Her approach to counseling includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. She is able to bring Biblical Counseling into the therapy process upon request. Sarah has a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Baylor University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. She has several years counseling experience working with children, adults, couples and families in settings that include: schools, community mental health and private practice.
Sarah says, "It is my desire to walk alongside others as they face life’s challenges and be a source of encouragement towards health and growth. I consider it a privilege to partner with my clients as they explore strengths, solutions and opportunities towards growth. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children, music, serving in our local church, gardening, reading and a variety of outdoor activities." Sarah sees clients on Tuesday during the afternoon and evening. She is is also able to meet with clients seen via telemental health.
Licensed Professional Counselor - Dana Roberts, M.A.
Dana is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and has a Masters of Arts degree in School Counseling, as well as a Masters of Arts degree in Professional Counseling. Dana has nearly 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Dana is currently a school counselor in an Elementary school setting in addition to a counselor at Beacon.
Dana says, "I strive to create a safe, compassionate, caring environment where clients and their families are empowered to make decisions to enhance their well-being. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have experienced trauma. In my free time I enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with her family." Dana sees clients on Monday and Thursday afternoon and evenings. She is also able to accept new clients seen via telemental health.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate - Misti Compton, M.S.
Supervised by Summer Land, Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor
Misti Compton is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas. She is providing counseling under the supervision of Summer Land, LPC-S. She earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from SMU. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education and has provided academic and career counseling to many students. Misti served as a clinical intern at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her areas of specialization include play therapy, child/parent relationship therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, anxiety, depression, young adult and women’s issues, perinatal mental health and career counseling.
Misti is passionate about helping others navigate life’s challenges, empowering them to find real solutions. Her mission is to create a safe space, free of judgement, for her clients to work through the difficulties they face in life. She believes we each have our own individual story and, with the help of therapy and self-awareness, we have the ability to edit and rewrite our story. Misti is inspired by everyday people who make the brave decision to begin therapy, and she is honored to walk alongside her clients during their journey.
In her downtime, Misti enjoys nature, reading, watching movies, and spending quality time with her husband and kids. She is currently accepting clients on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and via telemental health.