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Counseling is an important part of our ministry at Wells Branch Community Church. We want our church members, visitors, and the Wells Branch and North Austin community at large to have access to professional counseling. Our counseling services are subsidized by our counseling ministry fund. If you need financial assistance for counseling, please reach out to us at counseling@wellsbranchchurch.com.

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Counseling Team

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Hayley Hengst

Counselor

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Michael McGinnis

Counselor

Hayley Hengst

Supervised by Solome Skaff, LPC-S #68560
Life can be a strange blend of “good” and “bad.” Sometimes there are things we can do to control our circumstances, other times, we cannot. In situations where we can, it can still be difficult to know where to begin, how to start, and which direction to move in. Even in situations that we cannot control, we still have some control over how we think about the situation, how we frame it in our minds, and how we make meaning of it. Thoughts dictate emotions, and emotions very often drive behavior. Helping people identify some of their thoughts and emotions, and then equipping them with tools to move forward in a positive and healthy way, is something I am passionate about. I have found these tools to be as helpful to me in my own personal life as they have been as a clinician. I would love to get to know you and help you explore the role your own thoughts and beliefs play in your emotional and behavioral life. We can also explore your story, the meaning that you make of it, and how the different relational systems you are a part of have contributed to your development and current situation. I would love to hear from you - let’s get started! Email Hayley at hayley@wellsbranchchurch.com to set up a session.

Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Codependency
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life transitions/life plans
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Narrative Therapy

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications, from Texas A&M University
  • Current student at Liberty University, pursuing MA in Clinical Mental Health

Michael McGinnis

Hello WBCC family in Christ. My name is Michael McGinnis and I'm a Certified Biblical Counselor and founder of A Space Of Grace Counseling in Round Rock Texas. I am a retired schoolteacher, an empty nester, and an active member of Mosaic Church Austin. I've been in practice 3 1/2 years. My idea clients are married and engaged couples, families, teens, and pre-teens. I also specialize in working with men dealing with anger, anxiety, depression, addiction, communication challenges and childhood wounds. My counseling paradigm is biblically rooted and yet clinically informed. My motto is: "Providing a graceful space to unpack your pain points." If you have a need for any of my services, please email michael@spaceofgracecounseling.com and let me know you're with WBCC. Thank you and God's blessings to you!

Session Fee Schedule

To keep our counseling ministry running, we require payment for each session after the first. See the table below for our fee schedule. You will be billed through Bill.com for each session after the first.

Counselor Session 1 Session 2-6 Session 7+
Michael McGinnis FREE $50 $100
Hayley Hengst FREE $50 $100

 

Join Our Team

If you're a counselor with a heart for Biblical counseling, we'd love to have you join our team! Let us know at info@wellsbranchchurch.com.