Therapists Staff

Our Therapists

Jim Slaughter, Ph.D., Life Coach


Doctor of Philosophy, Dallas Theological Seminary
Master of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary
Bachelor of Science, University of Oklahoma
Christian Counselor 
Certified by the International Coach Federation as a Life Coach

As an Air Force officer, local church pastor, professor and counselor, Jim brings a wide background of ability and experience to the coaching process. While in the Air Force, he was a captain who trained combat air crews with the Strategic Air Command during the Vietnam era. Jim went on to earn his masters degree and Ph.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary, joining the faculty there after serving a seven year pastorate in California. In addition to teaching at Dallas Seminary, Jim has taught at the University of North Texas and at Amberton University in Dallas. He has presented at conferences, workshops, and retreats, and has contributed to textbooks, magazines, and professional journals through numerous published articles. Jim's pastoral and therapeutic skills are evident, and for many years, he has counseled men and women needing help with academic, vocational, and relational issues. As a Life Coach, he inspires and empowers people to live their dreams and have the life they have always wanted.

Catch Jim's show Men Loving Well on:

Influential Theories of Coaching
Jim utilizes the mindset and core- coaching curriculum to enhance the lives of others and help people become happier, healthier, and wealthier through this time-tested mentoring process.

Email Jim! [email protected] 

Ann Beal, M.Ed, LPC, Life Coach


Master of Education in Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary
Master of Education in Family Life, Dallas Theological Seminary
Bachelors Degree earned from Hendrix College
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #15606)
Certified by the International Coach Federation as a Life Coach

Ann brings vast experience in athletics, business, teaching, counseling, public speaking, radio, and television to her coaching and counseling practice. After graduating from college, she cultivated a career in engineering and consulting. Though successful in her field, Ann followed her heart and went back to school to pursue her dream of helping others by becoming a counselor. Ann interned with renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Frank Minirth, becoming a frequent guest on his radio and television shows. In 1997, she started her own counseling practice and her own television program, Living Well with Ann Beal, and began speaking nationally and internationally. Ann began coaching in 2006 and has grown a thriving coaching and counseling practice. 

Catch Ann's radio shows Living Well on: 

Catch Ann's show Getting Better on: 

 Influential Theories of Coaching
Ann uses the mindset and core-coaching curriculum which she states led her to greater personal and professional prosperity and success.

Email Ann! [email protected]

There are many types of Coaching we can help you with:

  1. Relationship Coaching
  2. Stress Relief Coaching
  3. Anger Management Coaching
  4. Career Coaching
  5. Health and Wellness Coaching
  6. Motivational Coaching
  7. Executive Coaching
  8. Business Coaching
  9. and more!

Gordon Glessner, Life Coach


                Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, Azusa Pacific University
                Masters in Bible, Maranatha Baptist Bible College
                Bachelors in English, Eastern Illinois University


                From growing up in a challenging farm background, Gordon is well acquainted with the necessity of persistence. He is also acquainted with the value of establishing a sense of hope and direction as a basis for identifying and achieving meaningful goals. He is aware of the value of knowing how to tap into the expertise of knowledgeable others, that what we really want may be different than what we believe we want, and that meaningful paradigm shifts are often more difficult and painful than they need to be.

                These came together for him in working as a therapist when he became convinced that there must be a better, faster, less painful way to help clients than the talk therapy approaches he was using. As a result, Gordon became a book and training junkie, on average attending significantly more training than required by the state of California or taken by the average therapist, and still takes a book to read to fill quiet times. As part of this, he pursued training in strategies that were often less well known or valued by mental health professionals, yet often helped clients make significant, and often profound changes in a comparatively brief time.

                In shifting from licensed counseling to life coaching, Gordon’s goals center around helping people develop a doable plan, identify and utilize both external resources and internal resources, overcome mental and emotional blocks, and tap into their core values to empower their efforts.


Holistic Wellness

Christopher Craig, LMT

Enjoy a relaxing massage to get relief from everyday stressors. The massages are Swedish massage, deep
tissue, and aroma therapy with essential oils.

Christopher Craig, LMT received his massage therapy education at the North Texas School Of Swedish Massage in Arlington, TX. His bodywork is a unique blend of deep tissue techniques, including connective tissue therapy and trigger point, movement therapies, stretching,acupressure & aromatherapy with essential oils. Christopher's goal is to support you in getting to the heart of what you really want & need. In his off time, Christopher enjoys Martial arts, auctions, travel, and family.

Why did he become a bodywork specialist?

"I became interested in bodywork when I injured my own neck and was forced to decide between surgery or trying alternative healing. When faced with surgery I decided it couldn't hurt to try. I was glad did. I had a bodywork specialist begin working with me and was able to bring my neck out of pain and back to 100% function, no surgery or pain medication."

Benefits of Massage

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.
Massage can also help specifically address a number of health issues. Bodywork can:
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

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