Foggy Pier
Male Student

“I'm back in school now and haven't relapsed since we finished meeting. I'm now fighting for myself instead of against myself. I met the most amazing girl and we are doing great.”

— Male, Age 31

Family Moments

“Wow! What a mess of a family we were--Big fights over in-laws, money, and our kids. Mara said if we put in the work, we'd see a difference and she was right!”

— Young couple & 2 children

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testimonials. Ages approximate.


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate


  • Individuals, ages 10 through adult

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Trauma & Addiction Recovery

  • Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions


               Annie DeArmond, MMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate


Annie DeArmond, MMFT, holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. Her clinical background includes working with individuals, couples, and families. In addition, she has experience facilitating group therapy for trauma survivors and their families and with adolescents seeking addiction recovery in a residential treatment center setting. Annie has also received training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Method (L1) and integrates its methodologies into her work with couples.


Annie spent her graduate internship working with trauma survivors and their families at a community advocacy center located in the DFW metroplex. Annie also served as head research coordinator with Courtroom Sciences, Inc. and has training in adolescent therapy.

Not one person or family is alike, and this is why Annie utilizes a systemic perspective to incorporate your unique attributes in walking alongside you towards healing and growth. Annie has had the opportunity of working with a variety of cases to build better connections and relationships that foster hope and resilience. Your mental health matters and your relationships matter. Don’t hesitate in prioritizing the importance of reaching out when you or a loved one needs support.

Member of the Texas Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (TAMFT)

ANN Trammell Qualls 
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate


  • Individuals, ages 14 through adult

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Addiction Recovery

  • EMDR-Complex Trauma

  • Christian Counseling (by request)


Ann Trammell Qualls, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, under the supervision of Dr. Cassie Reid, PhD, LPC-S.

She holds a bachelors degree in psychology, a dual-track masters degree in professional counseling and marriage & family therapy, and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. After working in the corporate world for many years, she decided to follow her dream of helping others as a counselor.

Ann is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and specializes in helping people heal from trauma. Traumatic situations can sometimes get stuck in the brain causing people to believe irrational and/or incorrect things about themselves, their lives, and those around them. This can cause many different issues which may include anger, depression, anxiety, or addictive tendencies. Ann believes everyone, no matter where they are in life, is capable of healing and deserves to live their best life!

She and her husband have two adult daughters, a three-legged rescue pit bull named Henry, and a cat named Zoe. When Ann is not working with her clients, she enjoys volunteering, being active in her church, spending time with her family and friends, and fostering dogs and cats that need forever homes.

Ann’s desire is to meet you where you are and walk alongside you to help you meet your goals.  She welcomes people from all walks of life!

Member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)

Patrick  Gilliland
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


  • Individuals, Couples, & Families

  • Relationship Dynamics

  • Communication Skills

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Anxiety, Depression, Grief

  • Addiction

  • Anger Management

  • Crisis Stabilization

  • Christian Counseling (by request)


Patrick Gilliland, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

***Virtual Only Until Fall 2022***



Patrick joined Hope Harbor after over a decade in private practice in Georgia. His 16 years experience as a therapist has also included working in private hospitals, a juvenile treatment center, in managed care, and directly in the community. Patrick received his Bachelors in Psychology and his Masters in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy. He completed his clinical internship at A New Leaf Juvenile Treatment Center and Jewish Family & Children's Services in Arizona.


He is passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families, treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, addiction, grief, infidelity, and pervasive mood disorders.


Couples often find themselves struggling with communication and conflict resolution. Patrick helps repair and rebuild the connection between partners. He teaches evidence based skills on how to state needs, set healthy boundaries, resolve conflict, and bring harmony back into the relationship.

All of us have times in our lives during which help is useful to make better sense of our circumstances and how to better navigate them. Patrick cares greatly about people experiencing more peace of mind and becoming confident in facing their challenges. Please complete the contact form to schedule your FREE 15 minute consultation with Patrick.

American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

Georgia State License LMFT #MFT001143

Texas State License LMFT #202450

Diana DiCesare

Career Advancement Counselor


  • Career Counseling

  • Strengths/Interest Assessment

  • Resume Writing

  • Life Skills Inventory

  • Interview Preparation

  • Employment Assistance



Master of Social Work


Diana worked thirty-four years in sales, sales management, and human resource development.  She has a passion for science and human behavior dynamics.  During her corporate management career, she led teams from ten to a hundred people. Her passion for helping people develop professionally and stretch personally is demonstrated as she mentored over thirty individuals for positions of greater responsibility.


Diana DiCesare completed her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society. Her MSW focus area is healthcare and she enjoys supporting and advocating for people with complex physical and mental health conditions.

Personally, Diana and her husband have been married over 27 years and their daughter attends UT in Austin.  She loves to travel, read, scrapbook, vegan cooking/baking, and volunteers for a variety of organizations in the community.     

Member of the National Association of Social Work

and the Association of Oncology Social Work

Kristina O'Donnell 

Administrative Assistant


Kristina has a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in creative studies from Texas A&M University.

Her heart for mental health care is what drew her to this field and position. Kristina’s appreciation for human dignity is reflected in her belief that everyone, regardless of race, class, or religion, should have access to resources when it comes to mental health care.


Her professional and friendly approach at Hope Harbor provides efficient and helpful support to our therapists and clients alike. Kristina is passionate about our mission to provide compassionate, ethical, and professional care to our clients and community.

In her free time she loves to cozy up with a good fiction book, spend time with her husband and pets, or travel and explore new places.


Mara B. Edmunds

Clinical Director & Founder

Mara B. Edmunds, MA, completed a clinical mental health counseling internship with MHMR of Tarrant County. She holds an associate’s degree in behavioral science, a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and a dual-track master’s degree in marriage & family therapy and professional counseling.  Mara’s professional experience includes working with individuals, couples and families, and facilitating groups and classes for addiction recovery and survivors of trauma.

Mara is passionate about utilizing evidence-based interventions in helping individuals, couples, and families move past some of life's most complicated obstacles.  


Are you ready for something new?


Clients describe Mara as: "Compassionate, intuitive, life-changing, practical, and hilarious when appropriate." She will collaboratively work alongside you to customize a treatment plan to move you forward.


Mara is trained in EMDR, Gottman Method (L1), and is a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator. She is also an affiliate member of the Trauma Research Foundation (founded by Harvard psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.), and she serves on the advisory council for Colorful Bridges, a nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA.  Her professional experience includes working in drug rehabilitation, with veterans and active military, with survivors of trauma, and with couples and families in crisis. 






Mara's Most Popular 


  • Terminating the Roots of Addiction

  • The Emotional Intelligence Boost

  • Life Purpose: Why Am I Here?

  • Relationships: Conflict Resolution

  • Dating 911: Connecting in a Distracted Word 

     Request Mara as a guest speaker here.

View samples of Mara's work here.

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Mara is a member of the National Institute for the
Clinical Application of
Behavioral Medicine


Specialized Training



  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate TX: # 203812

  • Masters of Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Complex Family Trauma Professional

  • Prepare & Enrich Facilitator ID: #1321283

  • Gottman (Level 1); Treating Couples in Crisis

  • Developmentally-Informed Parenting Strategist


  • Post Graduate Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies, Trauma Research Foundation, Boston, MA

  • Trauma healing training under Harvard psychiatrist, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (CCTS-I)

  • EMDR Trained (EMDRIA)

  • Certificate in Virtual EMDR

  • U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs,

       Complex PTSD: MST Trained 

  • Somatic Brain & Body Trauma Recovery

  • Trauma Research Foundation Affiliate


  • Fully Accredited Professional Addiction Counseling Diploma

  • Certificate in Smart Phone Addiction Counseling 


  • Professional Accredited Life Coaching Certification (IICT)

  • Personal & Relationship Growth Coaching

  • Career Development

*Please note: Certified Life Coaching is separate from clinical mental

healthcare services. Each require its own intake, practice policies, and consent forms.