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The Only1brain Center is a group practice started by Michael D. DeVine, MS, LPC-S with the goal to create a small group practice that provides complete psychological care to our clients. In our practice you will find complete & holistic psychological care such as counseling, coaching, groups, medication management, neuro & bio feedback, and psychological testing/assessment; covering all ages, populations (i.e. group, individual, couples, etc.) and sexes.

-The Only1brain Center

Michael D. DeVine, MS, LPC-S

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My name is Michael Devine and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas and I own a private Plano counseling and coaching practice.I am originally from Columbus, Ohio where I was born and raised. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Otterbein College: A small private school in the suburbs of Columbus. After braving the winters of the Midwest, I decided it was time to move to warmer and greener pastures of Dallas, Texas.   I received my Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas where I gained specialized training in Marriage & Family Counseling, Individual Psychodynamic/Cognitive Behavioral Counseling, College Counseling, and Psychological Assessment.

I spent the majority of my clinical training and internship working in many different settings to gather additional training to become the best possible therapist that I could be for my clients. Some of the settings that I have worked in are listed below:

  • UNT Counseling & Testing Center
  • UNT Psychology Clinic
  • DFW Center for Autism
  • Nelson Residential Treatment Center for Children
  • Hickory Trail Mental Hospital
  • Adapt Mobile Crisis Assessment
  • The Irving Family Advocacy Center

I am an active member in the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, and the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. My practice is part of a cutting edge group practice that believes strongly in the mind/body connection and treats the individual client as a whole; providing its clients with full service psychological, spiritual, nutritional, and psychiatric needs.

Dr. Laura Knowles, PhD, LPC-I

Website: http://www.drknowles.net/    Email: laura@drknowles.net

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Howdy,

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern working under the supervision of Mike Devine.  I  completed my Bachelors of Business Administration at Texas A & M University before a short career in Advertising.  I quickly realized my desire to help others was too great to be relagated to a weekend volunteer activitiy.  Thus, I returned to school and sought her Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston – Victoria.  I recently completed my Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Experimental psychology from the University of North Texas, where I gained specialized training in Marriage and Family Counseling, Developmental Psychology and Women’s Issues.  My dissertation investigated cognitive symptoms of PTSD and sexualized views of self in female victims of sexual abuse.

I am currently an Associate Professor at Collin College, although I do not teach summer courses.   In addition to my teaching experience at University of North Texas, North Central Texas College, and Collin College, I have worked/trained in the various testing, counseling and student advising settings listed below:

  • UNT Psychology Department Degree Plan CounselorUNT Psychology Clinic
  • UNT Counseling & Testing Center
  • Denton County Friends of the Family – Survivor’s Advocacy Team
  • Denton County Juvenile Detention Center
  • UNT Substance Abuse Resource Center – Graduate Educator
  • Carswell Women’s Federal Medical Prison
  • UNT Ally – LGBT Advocate
  • Dallas Metrocare Services (formerly Dallas County MHMR)
  • Cook Children’s Hospital – Life After Cancer Program
  • UH-Victoria School of Business Degree Plan Counselor

I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Texas Counseling Association, the National Humane Education Society, and am a Pet Partner (formerly Delta Society) team member with my wonderful therapy dog Gus.

Roger Johnson, MA, Th.M, LPC-S, CSAT

Website: http://www.thesouldoctor.org/   Email: info@thesouldoctor.org

Roger’s approach to counseling is from a Christian and biblical viewpoint of man and his world.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grace University, in Bible, history and philosophy, a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, in Systematic Theology, a Master of Arts degree in counseling from Amberton University, and has done doctoral work in Systematic Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary.  He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals and The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health. He is also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist.

Because of his broad exposure to business, Roger has an excellent ability to connect with a wide variety of individuals. He has traveled extensively across the Southwest region and nationally dealing with people in both management and in the technical professions as well as business owners and corporate presidents.  Roger has spent a number of years in the service and technical fields.  He specialized in technical and applications customer service management.  He holds a diploma in accounting from the Grand Island School of Business.

Roger is sensitive to the issues facing today’s military personnel and their family.  He is particularly sensitive to the stress individuals experience in training and combat and of family separation for long periods of time.  He served in the army overseas and received an honorable discharge.

Roger has an international awareness of personal, social, religious and cultural issues.  He has traveled in eleven different countries and worked for short periods of time in six of those countries including Germany, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Roger understands that life experiences make each client a unique individual with unique needs, circumstances and issues.  From that viewpoint he sees each approach to their individual problems as unique.  After conferring with each individual, couple or family a treatment plan and specific interventions will be tailored to fit that’s person’s needs to bring about the changes that are desired.

Some of Roger’s interests are:  Spiritual formation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, conflict resolution, depression, addictions, primarily sexual addiction, human sexuality and intimacy issues, trauma and grief, post traumatic and critical incident stress disorders, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder.  He works with individuals, couples, and families. He works in bipolar couple’s therapy and in couple’s character dynamics.  He is also interested in the integration of psychology, counseling and the Christian faith.

Some of Roger’s hobbies are antique and collectible firearms, hunting, fishing and the shooting sports.  He is an NRA certified Firearms Instructor and a Certified Range Safety Officer.  He enjoys hiking, bird watching, and sports with his family.  He also enjoys French impressionism and post impressionism art, especially Renoir and Van Gogh.

Christy Lewis, MS, LCSW

Website: http://www.thebetcenter.org/   Email: christy@thebetcenter.org

Christy Lewis holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington and graduated Summa Cum Laude.  She also attended the University of North Texas where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has counseled for a combined 16 years in several clinical and medical settings and has offered career/life coaching for an additional 12 years. Christy is also Board Certified in Biofeedback and Neurofeedback through BCIA, the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance organization.

Christy Lewis counsels individuals of all ages who need help with issues ranging from severe emotional turmoil to people who are working on taking their personal growth and/or career to a higher level.  Specifically, she has extensive experience working with kids and teens with anxiety, ADHD, frustration/anger, and behavioral issues.  She also works with individuals who need help managing and improving life/career transition, pain symptoms, depression, severe anxiety, relational issues, social skills, and parenting skills.

Christy’s approach is cognitive/behavioral, goal-oriented and eclectic, as she believes the process of counseling involves creativity, skillfulness and a collaborative alliance between the therapist and the client.  She backs up this belief by utilizing Biofeedback, and self-regulation methods in her practice as an adjunct therapy modality.  Biofeedback and EEG training can help the client enhance their physical function and greatly improve emotional stability.

Prior to working in private practice settings, Christy worked in Psychiatric and Rehabilitation hospital settings where she gained invaluable experience.  In the hospitals she facilitated many clinical groups such as anger management, stress management, and assertiveness training.  Additionally, she worked in career transition/outplacement settings helping clients with their career transition needs.  She has facilitated many career transition workshops which include how to write a powerful resume, stress and your job, interviewing basics, how to market yourself, and how to negotiate.

Christy currently works in a private practice setting and counsels with a variety of age groups, specifically children, teens, and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, behavioral issues, and depression. Whatever your life journey is, Christy considers it a privilege to work in a counseling setting and truly enjoys helping her clients face their life challenges and meet their goals.

Christy lives in Murphy, Texas with her husband of 23 years and their two children.

Lisa Davisson, MA, LPC

Email: lisadavissonlpc@gmail.com

I strive to create a caring, compassionate, understanding, and supportive environment where you can feel safe and comfortable enough to discuss your important issues. I deeply respect you and your inner resources and ability to move towards growth and wholeness. My goal is to help you mobilize your hidden strengths while affirming your ability to grow using a custom tailored approach that will best fit your needs and help you reach your goals. During our initial sessions we will work together to create a treatment plan and set goals for therapy.
Depending on your individual needs, I may use several modalities to best facilitate your self-awareness, self-esteem, and adjustment to life transitions. I will draw from my experience using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Object Relations, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Focusing, Brief Therapy, and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Grief and Loss, Divorce recovery, infertility, Parent/child relationship therapy, Coaching for teens and adults with ADHD, Dreamwork and sandtray.