• Regal Oak Counseling, LLC strives to provide the very best in every aspect of care. In keeping with that goal, our team members are chosen for their dedication to the field, their skill set and areas of expertise, and overall fit with the high standards we adhere to and expect at Regal Oak Counseling. 

    As we add new members to our team their information will be listed here. We look forward to meeting you!

  • Therapists

  • Carrie M. Allen, MA, LPC

    Carrie M. Allen, PHD, LPC, NCC, CFRC

    Call 682-651-7621 ext. 102

    Carrie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with National Certification through NBCC. She also holds EMDRIA certification in EMDR, and is a Certified First Responder Counselor. She has a dual Bachelors in Psychology and Business Management from Liberty University (Cum Laude), a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University (Graduate with High Distinction, 2013), and a Doctorate in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. Honors include Psi Chi, Sigma Beta Delta, and Alpha Chi. Carrie specializes in the following areas: discretion counseling for high profile individuals, work/life transition and stress management for executives, EMDR for First Responders/LEOs and Veterans, crisis and trauma, Christian counseling, and peak performance. She can also help with general issues in the areas of grief and loss, communication skills, stress management, anxiety, and depression.

    Carrie's background includes business management and operations. She has more than 25 years experience in business, personal coaching, and consulting. She is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur, and developer of the Strength Enhancement Approach to Success (S.E.A.S. Program). Carrie is an active community volunteer and small business mentor. 

  • Shade Golden, MS, LPC

    Call 682-651-7621 ext. 107

    Shade Golden is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been working in mental health for more than five years. She graduated from Tarleton State University, and has been in private practice since 2015. Whether working individually, with a partner or family member, or in a group setting, Shade collaborates with clients to explore their experiences and potential skills and abilities for overcoming issues that are interfering with their lives. Examples of these can include grief, anxiety, depression, life transitions, abuse, relationship issues, and several others. Together, with clients she works to achieve success, which provides the opportunity to focus on goal-setting, strengths, morals and values, and motivation to create a more self-satisfying future where issues can be dealt with in a healthy and constructive way. She believes people have unique strengths, skills, and capabilities to find happiness and thrive within their personal, professional, and academic lives, even during the tough times. Shade sees ages 3+ and can also help with anger management, anxiety, family conflict, grief, oppositional defiance disorder, parenting, peer relationships, spirituality, and self-esteem.

  • Sally Rye, MS, LPC

    Call 682-651-7621 ext. 109

    Sally Rye is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a dedicated Christian called to help adolescents, adults and families move beyond some of the difficulties in life. She believes the counseling process is much like a journey and is a collaborative effort between the therapist and the individual, or family. Sally is inspired by each individual's potential to strengthen resiliency and healing. She has experience with clients who have significant emotional trauma which has helped her learn the value of challenging faulty beliefs and repressed emotions. She has worked extensively with PTSD and received training in EMDR.

  • Juli Hartmann, MA, LPC

    Call 682-651-7621 ext. 110

    Juli has been a counselor for more than 20 years. She earned a BA in
    psychology at UT Austin and a Master of Arts in Human Services, Counseling
    Concentration at St. Edward's University. She has a holistic background, and
    with both professional and life experience, partners with individuals,
    couples and families to help with stress, problem-solving, depression,
    anxiety, PTSD, addictions and other life issues. Juli incorporates elements of Transpersonal Psychology and exploration of your core values to provide a positive, safe, therapeutic experience.

     

  • Shelby Upton, MA, LPC-Intern

    Call 682-651-7621 ext. 116

    Shelby is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under supervision of Kelly Salzman, LPC-S. Shelby graduated from Liberty University in 2018 with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. She is primarily trained in the cognitive behavioral perspective while actively implementing other therapeutic techniques to fit each client’s needs. Shelby is passionate about and has experience working with a variety of people groups such as moms of all stages (trying to conceive, pregnancy, postpartum), children 6 years old and older, teens, young adults, families, geriatric population and their families, as well as previous and current first responders. She is also certified in premarital and marriage assessments through Prepare/Enrich, LLC. Some areas that she loves working in are trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, coping skills, parenting issues, traumatic brain injuries, some developmental disorders, communication, women’s issues, confrontation and resolving interpersonal conflicts (family, professional, peers) and all other relationship issues, codependency, life transitions, multigenerational living situations, college and career counseling, and faith-based/Christian counseling (upon request). She also has experience in forming and running support groups such as stress and anxiety support.

  • Ann Brunner, MA, LPC-Intern

    Call 682-651-7621 ext. 119

    Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under supervision of Meredith Ivey, LPC-S. Ann graduated with a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is primarily trained in cognitive behavioral techniques but uses a wide range of counseling theories and techniques to meet her clients' needs. Ann sees clients 13 years of age and older and can help with general issues related to anxiety, depression, grief/loss, and work/life adjustment issues. In addition, her passion is working with those in ministry, missions, supporting ministry roles, and third culture teens. Her more than 10 years of ministry and missions experience makes her uniquely qualified to help in these areas. She is adept at meeting you where you are and walking alongside you as you find healing. 

  • Tamara Lee, MS, LPC, NCC

    (CURRENTLY ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE)

    Call 682-651-7621 ext. 111

    Tamara is a Licensed Professional Counselor with National Certification through NBCC. She has been working in the mental health field for over 9 years. She graduated from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi (Summa Cum Laude, 2009) with a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. Professional experience includes private counseling, high risk youth, psychiatric/behavioral hospital triage, psychoeducational groups, relationship workshops, and law enforcement community among others. Tamara approaches therapy as a non-judgmental and collaborative relationship to assist clients in meeting goals, overcoming obstacles and exploring new ways to thrive. Tamara sees clients 13+ and can help with individual counseling, relationship/marital counseling, group and family counseling, parenting issues, transition, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, and other general life issues.