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“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

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“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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Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 

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Annie DeArmond, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 


  • Individuals, Couples, Families

  • Ages 10 through Adult

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Relationship Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Trauma & Addiction Recovery

  • EMDR-Complex Trauma

  • Certificate in Virtual EMDR

  • Christian Counseling (by request)


Annie DeArmond, MMFT, LMFT is a board licensed Psychotherapist who 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 is trained through EMDRIA in utilizing EMDR for treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, complex trauma, and a variety of other conditions. She 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. Additionally, Annie has completed training in the neurobiology of attachment through the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.

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 and Family Therapy (TAMFT)

Texas State License LMFT #203878

ANN Trammell Qualls 
Licensed Professional Counselor 

complex trauma, EMDR, individual counseling, Christian counseling, addiction, ocd, narcissistic abuse recovery, anxiety relief, sexual abuse, physical abuse, coping with your truama response, yoga, body based therapy


  • Individuals, ages 14 through adult

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Disordered Eating

  • Relationship Issues

  • Addiction Recovery

  • EMDR-Complex Trauma

  • Christian Counseling (by request)

Ann Trammell Qualls, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor 

Ann is a board licensed Professional Counselor and 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)

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

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  • Individuals, Couples, & Families

  • Ages 12 through Adult

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety, Depression, Grief

  • Addiction Recovery

  • EMDR-Complex Trauma

  • Premarital & Marital 

  • Christian Counseling (by request)

John M. Smith, MMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

John Smith, MMFT, is a board licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate who brings his warm and engaging personality into the room with his clients. He enjoys working with a wide range of diversity and has a way of making others feel both accepted and inspired regardless of their background. He holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in marriage and family therapy.

John joined Hope Harbor after gaining experience at both The Marriage & Family Institute Clinic and The Medical and Counseling Care Center in Northwest Texas. His clinical background includes walking with individuals, couples, and families through anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, disordered eating, infidelity, grief & loss, and challenging life transitions. He has also spent extensive time working with high school and college aged individuals as well as couples experiencing conflict and communication difficulties.

John received specialized training in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy for working with individuals and is EMDR trained through EMDRIA for treating a variety of conditions, including trauma. John’s training for working with couples includes Gottman Therapy, which is based on over 30 years of research in the field. He is also a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator through Together in Texas. In graduate school, John was a member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society and completed qualitative research through Qualtrix on Pornography and Long-term Relationships and presented at the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference.

John compassionately and proactively focuses on resolving the past and equipping his clients with the tools needed to navigate and live a more harmonious life. Each evidence-based solution is tailored to fit his client’s goals towards healing. John believes that every person has what it takes to improve but sometimes requires a little guidance along the way. He looks forward to joining with you on finding the way through your challenges to your best self.

John and his family are new to the area. So he gladly accepts any and all recommendations from the locals on favorite spots!


 Member of The Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT)

Texas State License LMFT Associate #204745

Diana DiCesare

Career Advancement Counselor

Career counseling, executive coaching, resume writing, interviewing skills, job placement, interest and skills assessment, how your personality impacts your job performance


  • Career Counseling

  • Strengths/Interest Assessment

  • Resume Writing

  • Life Skills Inventory

  • Interview Preparation

  • Employment Assistance


Licensed 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

Mara B. Edmunds
Clinical Director

Mara B. Edmunds, MA, LMFT is a board licensed Psychotherapist who 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. Her clinical license is through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 

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 specialized in treating both PTSD and complex trauma and is passionate about utilizing evidence-based interventions in helping individuals, couples, and families move past some of life's most complicated obstacles.  


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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 and is also a certified Somatic Attachment Therapist through The Embody Lab.  She is also an affiliate member of the Trauma Research Foundation (founded by Harvard psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.), and formerly served on the advisory council for a nonprofit organization based in Boston, MA. Mara is also a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP) through the Integrative Sex Therapy Institute.


Prior to opening her private practice, Mara gained experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, in drug rehabilitation, with veterans and active military, with survivors of trauma, and with couples and families in crisis. Mara's specialization is in treating cases of complex trauma, addiction recovery, and healing wounds of emotional neglect and a variety of relational and attachment ruptures.

Her approaches in treatment are influenced by the work of Bessel van der Kolk, Francine Shapiro, Laurel Parnell, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, Pat Ogden, Joan Borysenko, Dan Siegel, Ruth Lanius, Janina Fisher, Richard Schwartz, Sue Johnson, and John & Julie Gottman.


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 

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Mara B. Edmunds, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


Specialized Training



  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist              TX: # 203812

  • Masters of Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP)

  • Prepare & Enrich Facilitator ID: #1321283

  • Gottman (Level 1); Treating Couples in Crisis

  • Developmentally-Informed Parenting Strategist

  • Christian Counseling (by request)


  • 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

  • Certified Somatic Attachment Therapist (The Embody Lab)

  • Member of the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine


  • Fully Accredited Professional Addiction Counseling Diploma

  • Certificate in Smart Phone Addiction Counseling 

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Lindsey Clark 
Practice Administrator

Marriage counseling, Mental health, psychotherapy, family counseling, depression and anxiety relief, Christian counseling Keller TX, Southlake, TX
Lindsey Clark,
Practice Administrator

Lindsey is the Practice Administrator at Hope Harbor. She is passionate about solving problems and helping others. Lindsey earned her bachelor’s degree from Sam Houston State University and has extensive experience in customer service, project development, and crisis management. She also has a strong military background coming from a family who served in the United States Air Force. Lindsey is very familiar with navigating urgent situations and has worked in government administrative positions, as a communications operator for the Texas Parks and Wildlife, and even answering 911 calls, dispatching police and other emergency units.



Co-workers and clients alike describe Lindsey as creative, reliable, insightful, upbeat, and as someone who will go the extra mile to get the job done. Her attention to detail, ability to prioritize and multitask, and her propensity to empathize with anyone she encounters makes her a crucial member of our Hope Harbor team!



Lindsey is an avid reader and her favorite genres are fantasy and science-fiction.  She enjoys baking, movies, 3D printing, and light hiking. She loves adventures with her husband and 2 kids such as geocaching, a recent visit to Puerto Rico, and cooking meals outside.  Lindsey has been ticking items off her bucket list and hopes to continue with ventures such as visiting Germany and witnessing the Aurora Borealis. She also loves to create cute crocheted animals and baby afghans to sell at local festivals, in addition to tending to her flowering plants that she has grafted or raised from cuttings. The animal menagerie at the Clark household includes Koda the dog, Orbit the cat, and 2 chickens.    



Lindsey looks forward to being an advocate for you and assisting you on your path to healing!

New Therapists Coming Soon!
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist/Registered Play Therapist


  • Individuals, Couples, & Families

  • Relationship Dynamics

  • Communication Skills

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Anxiety, Depression, Grief

  • Addiction

  • Anger Management

  • Crisis Stabilization

  • Christian Counseling (by request)

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Hope Harbor Counseling & Family Therapy, PLLC is a counseling and mental health practice focused on providing quality, evidence-based care to individuals, couples, and families. Our practitioners have expertise in a variety of areas, including trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting, and more.

At Hope Harbor, we strive to create a safe and supportive environment for our clients to explore their goals and experiences. We believe in the power of collaboration and strive to help our clients find new hope, healing, and connection.

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