Clinicians

Barbara Farmer, MA, LPC

(940) 613-1661
Barbara.farmer@pfomc.com

Barbara is an intuitive Licensed Professional Counselor . She provides the highest quality of CBT and holistic therapy for children, individuals, couples and families. She is passionate about helping clients with their unique needs, so they can live life with more hope, authenticity, connection, and purpose. Barbara will offer you tools, knowledge and skills that will help you to overcome the obstacles that are hindering your ability to thrive and to live the life you’ve always dreamed of living.

Barbara holds a MA in Counseling and a MA in Human Resource Development from Midwestern State University. She believes hardship is the impetus through which a person is provided the fertile ground to help them achieve higher levels of growth, personal awareness, faith, courage, resilience, and confidence. If you are feeling confused, anxious, depressed, stuck, or overwhelmed, Barbara welcomes the opportunity to join your confidential journey to help turn your challenges into growth opportunities, so you can successfully move forward from whatever is holding you back from living your life with passion and purpose.


Kenda Finn, M. Ed., LPC, NCC

My name is Kenda Finn and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Born and raised in the Wichita Falls area, I hold a Bachelor of Science from Midwestern State University and a Master of Education in Counseling, also from MSU. I have spent 19 years in education, working as a teacher and then a certified school counselor for the last ten years in public schools. I have experience working with children and adolescents and their families. I have two and a half years experience working with a local non-profit organization, providing counseling to at-risk youths, ages 3-17. I am passionate about children and their well-being. I have worked with a wide variety of mental health issues, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, anger, behavior, divorce, grief, trauma, autism, parenting, and school issues. I use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, play, art, sandtray, social stories, and bibliotherapy techniques in my counseling practice.

I live in Wichita Falls with my husband and three children.


Marissa Rater, MA, LPC Associate

Marissa holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health from Midwestern State University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, supervised by Anna Mae Fischli, LPC-S, and is set to obtain full licensure during the summer of 2021.

She has experience in working with children, adolescents, and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and has an innate passion for helping others.

Marissa strives to create a welcoming environment and uses a person-centered approach to build a safe and trusting therapeutic alliance. She implements modalities that are a fit for the individual, based on the person and their needs.

“Empathy is the listener’s attempt to hear the other person deeply, accurately, and non-judgmentally. Empathy involves skillful reflective listening that clarifies and amplifies the person’s own experiencing and meaning, without imposing the listener’s own material.”-Carl Rogers


Cesar Diaz, MA, LCDC, LPC Associate

Supervised by: Michelle Hall, M. Ed, CT, LPC-S

Cesar Diaz is a trauma therapist with specializations in both EMDR and CPT, two of the gold standards of care for persons struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Cesar holds certifications in both DBT & REBT as well as SMART Recovery. He is adept in working with adults struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and personality disorders.

He holds dual licensure as a licensed chemical dependency counselor for the State of Texas and will complete his full LPC licensure later this summer.

An eight-year resident of Wichita Falls, he previously worked for Red River Hospital as the interim director of the military unit while also serving as its veteran program lead therapist.

A prior infantry chaplain with combat service in Afghanistan, his therapy style is best described as one blending gratitude, realism and compassion.

 

Office Hours

Mon 10 am to 5 pm
Tues 11 am to 7 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday 9 am to 7 pm
Friday 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday By Appointment Only

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