At Forté, we believe that people can heal with a creative approach to therapy and a variety of techniques to meet your individual needs. We know that "one size does not fit all". We have a qualified group of trained and licensed counselors to assist adults, couples, teenagers, and children ages 7 and up. We integrate a mind-body-spirit approach to help you find healthy solutions toward your goals.
We can confidently offer you caring counseling in Flower Mound to assist you with healthy changes toward your goals.
Erica Rivers, M.A., L.P.C. Supervisor, C.P.T., M.B.A.
Erica is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas (TX#19707) with a Master’s degree in Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Virginia Tech. Additionally, she has a second Master’s degree in Business Administration. Erica has an Executive Life Coaching Certification with ICBCH.
Erica has many years of experience in the field of counseling with a background in medical rehabilitation, relationship counseling, pain management, and domestic violence assistance. With 20+ years experience of personal training, she has learned that the mind, body, and spirit must all be addressed in order to overcome certain difficulties. Erica uses an array of counseling techniques (cognitive-behavioral, family systems, Biblical counseling, hypnosis, etc) in working with counseling clients. Erica is committed to offering people from all backgrounds hope, respect, and compassion.
She enjoys walking alongside people and encouraging them as they take steps toward their goals. Erica works with individuals and groups for issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, anger, church hurt, LGBTQ issues, and physical fitness. Additionally, Erica offers personal training services for clients whose goal is improved fitness, toning, or healthy aging. At times, she will combine counseling and personal training services for what Forte calls Therapeutic Fitness. Erica also enjoys leading groups and teaching seminars on topics of health, well-being, depression, church hurt, and interpersonal dynamics. In her free time, Erica savors time spent playing piano, hiking, reading, kayaking, watercolor painting, doing Pilates, walking her dogs, traveling, learning, and spending quality time with loved ones.
Sandra Lynam, M.A., L.M.F.T.
Sandi holds a Master's Degree in Counseling from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. She is licensed in the state of Texas (TX#5058) and is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is trained in EMDR, hypnotherapy, family systems, CBT, and Biblically-informed counseling. She enjoys accepting patients where they are and caringly assisting them in moving toward their goals to live healthier, happier, and productive lives. She brings a unique blend of humor, compassion, and realism to help couples, families, and individuals see their lives in a new way and make positive changes.
Sandi has over 18 years of experience offering individual, group, and couples counseling to adults and teenagers. She enjoys helping people find hope and healing with respect, compassion, and a variety of tools to facilitate growth.
Shawne' Poplar, M.A., L.P.C, CCATP-CA, CFTP
Shawne’ graduated from The University of North Texas in 2009 with a degree in Psychology, and Dallas Baptist University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling in 2012. Shawne’ is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas (TX #70239). Shawne' is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional - Child and Adolescence (CCATP-CA) and a Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP).
Shawne’ is dedicated to walking alongside her clients, leading them to positive changes, growth, and healing. Shawne’s specializes in trauma work, play therapy, family dynamics, and group dynamics. She is trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with difficult life circumstances including anxiety, depression, traumatic life events, ADD, relationship issues, eating disorders, body image issues, and self esteem issues. She seeks to provide realistic and effective solutions for hope and healing, that take into account the uniqueness of each client.
Georgette Wells, LCSW
Georgette is a Licensed Social Worker. She holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of Denver and a Masters of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Georgette has several years of experience providing individual and group therapy to adults from diverse populations and various settings: military installations, universities, community agencies and inpatient psychiatric facilities.
Georgette is trained in EMDR and is Trauma Certified through Colin Ross Institute for Psychological Trauma. She uses an integrative approach to counseling to include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Sand Tray, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). She tailors her approach to ensure that each person's unique qualities and needs are met.
Georgette enjoys providing a safe, nurturing environment were one can be heard, grow and reach their potential. She provides assistance to adults who may be experiencing trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief and life transitions.
Michelle Capener, MS, LPC
Michelle has worked in the public school system for over 20 years as a Professional School Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor (TX #: 15397) helping equip students, staff, and parents with the social-emotional, and academic tools necessary for long-term success. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Trinity University and a Masters of Science in Counseling from Texas Women's University.
Michelle's work in the school systems has given her a heart to help parents navigate challenges in today's fast-moving environment to best enable them to provide support and guidance for their children. She enjoys offering hope to family's for children's behavioral issues, special education challenges, and for improved rapport and communication efforts.
Michelle has often used a solution-focused approach to help clients meet their goals in a timely manner. She enjoys finding creative ways for clients to use their strengths, faith, and resources to get unstuck and move forward toward freedom, peace, and joy. Her diverse experience working with managed mental health care, youth at a residential treatment center, and counseling HIV/AIDS patients has helped her understand diverse needs from chronic illness challenges to depression and anxiety.