Meredith Kriz, LPC-S

Meredith Kriz is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with fifteen years of experience. She is dedicated and passionate about her work. Meredith’s love for being a therapist has led her to an array of interests, including working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, life transitions, trauma and spiritual issues. Meredith also sees a number of couples wanting to work on the challenges in their relationship. She typically works within the frameworks of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

While Meredith does have a background in faith and is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination, she does not have an “agenda” with clients or push them to her way of thinking on spiritual issues. On the contrary, she uses this background to create a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere of safety. She is comfortable incorporating the client’s faith in their sessions if they choose.

Meredith’s practice is an all-inclusive environment, and her goal is to create a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere where people can heal. Meredith loves helping clients reach their potential and be emotionally strong.


    • BA, Texas Christian University
    • MDiv, Lexington Theological Seminary
    • MA, Christian Theological Seminary
    • DBT Certification, DBTNCAA

Elina Kharmats, LPC

Elina Kharmats is a Licensed Professional Counselor who understands that your perception is your reality. We all experience feelings of guilt, anger, anxiety, and self–blame and wonder how we end up in the same place again and again. Every person can make a choice to make their reality a better and a safer place.

As a licensed professional counselor, Elina works to see everyone’s situation from their own perspective. “I believe healing can begin, when we have a professional partner. We all need someone to meet us where we are emotionally and walk with us at our own pace toward wellness, happiness, and fulfillment.”

Elina Kharmats is a licensed professional counselor with eight years of clinical experience. She works with adult individuals, couples, and families using a variety of therapeutic techniques. Elina also has experience in working with trauma, substance abuse, stress management, depression, anxiety, and grief. There are no magic words, or cookie cutter approaches. As your counselor, Elina is here to help you find the right tools so you can begin to see your world more positively.

Everyone deserves an opportunity to improve their life….why not start that journey today?


    • BA Psychology, University of North Texas
    • Master of Professional Counseling, Amberton University

Adrienne Ahr, LPC

Adrienne Ahr is a Licensed Professional Counselor with five years of experience working with children and families in group and individual settings.  She trusts in the strengths and abilities of each client and is passionate about helping them reach their goals. As a counselor, Adrienne has worked with client’s experiencing trauma, self-injury, crisis, behavioral concerns, substance abuse, and grief. Adrienne also has specialized interest and training in working with individuals with autism and/or chronic illness.

Adrienne respects each person’s intelligence, encourages understanding, and builds a positive relationship with her clients. She specializes in developmentally appropriate approaches including play therapy, activity therapy, and sandtray therapy.  Adrienne is comfortable using expressive techniques with all ages as well as providing traditional talk therapy.

Adrienne is an empathetic, playful, joyful person who enjoys collaborating with individuals to build a supportive, inclusive environment for healing and growth to occur at each person’s pace.

Adrienne also provides consulting services and training in specialized areas in settings such as schools, businesses, and religious organizations.


    • BA Psychology, University of Houston
    • Master of Science in Counseling, University of North Texas

Shele Lillis, LPC-S

Shele is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with 10 years experience.  As a counselor, Shele is dedicated to helping improve the lives of her clients by empowering them with integrative skills and a compassionate listening ear. She is a skilled therapist in working with teens, young adults, couples and adults in a variety of mental health agencies, residential and PHP/IOP treatment facilities, and private practice. She enjoys working with all areas and specializes in trauma recovery and eating disorders.

She utilizes approaches including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, as well as components of EMDR among others to help provide change and growth, as she believes there is no single approach that meets the needs of all clients.

Shele’s faith has been an important part of her life….in shaping who she as a person and a counselor. She is more than comfortable incorporating this into a client’s therapeutic journey however they want that to look, when and if they are ready. It is always at the client’s pace and invitation, never pushed.

Shele is a native Texan, but proud to say that she has lived worldwide in support of her veteran husband. She is a proud parent to a 3 beautiful and smart girls. She enjoys running, cross-stitching, and watching HGTV (or anything with fast cars).


    • BA Psychology, Texas Tech University
    • Master’s of Counseling Psychology, Bowie State University
    • EMDR certification in process

Pam C. Lyons, LPC-S

Pam C. Lyons is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor with 13 years of professional development as a therapist. Pam is also a Hurricane Katrina Survivor, so she knows first hand how trauma can affect someone and their family, and how utilizing help can heal, restore, and give one’s power back to become resilient and pay it forward. She loves what she does and would love to instill hope and provide tools to live a transformational and empowered life.

Pam is an interactive, Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Pam C. Lyons serves individuals, couples, and families. Her specialities are: Addictions, Behavioral Issues, Life Transitions, Trauma and PTSD.


  • BA Psychology, Dillard University
  • Master Degree in Counselor Education, University of New Orleans
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • Level 1 EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
  • Trauma Informed Care (SAMHSA)

Rachel Jackson, Practice Manager, COC, CBP, CPPM

Rachel Jackson is Foundations Counseling practice manager and biller. Rachel is a Certified Professional Biller, Certified Outpatient Coder, and Certified Physician Practice Manager who received her education and training through the American Academy of Professional Coders. Rachel believes in educating and empowering patients with the knowledge and understanding on how to utilize and get the most out of their health insurance benefits! She aims to remain the friendly face/voice to calm any concerns regarding your care, treatment, and overall happiness here with us at Foundations Counseling! Whether you are looking to schedule an appointment for the first time, reschedule your appointment, or just want to give us a call and say hello, she loves nothing more than to hear from our patient base – aka you!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact her via phone or text at (469) 720-0500. She may also be reached via email at