Molly is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate in the State of Texas. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Amberton University and holds her undergraduate degree from Dallas Baptist University in Psychology and Biblical Studies. Molly offers individual counseling for both adolescents and adults of all ages.
Prior to working at Nikao, Molly served as a counselor in the counseling department at Dallas Baptist University. In her time there she worked with college students and full time staff dealing with a wide range of issues. Before joining staff at DBU, Molly began her counseling career by working at The Dallas Life Foundation – a homeless shelter and relief organization in downtown Dallas. This first experience in counseling gave Molly a well-rounded view of the human experience and struggle. It also instilled in her a passion to provide mental health care to anyone in need, particularly the marginalized and underprivileged. Before Dallas Life, immediately after departing her undergraduate studies, Molly served on staff at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall as the Middle School Girls Minister. This experience stirred a desire in her to eventually counsel adolescents as they navigate the many challenges of being a teenager in today’s world.
Molly specializes in:
- Depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders such as bipolar disorder
- Spiritual issues
- Relationship struggles and boundary issues
- Explorations of identity, purpose, and meaning in life
- Church hurt and spiritual abuse
- Performance and perfectionism
- Life transitions
Molly loves to create a space in counseling where clients feel safe and cared for. Molly believes that counseling should be a collaborative space where clients feel heard as well as guided. She believes that true healing and joy are found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ, but she loves to meet people where they are, even if they don’t share her worldview. Her goal is to help individuals walk in more freedom, better understand themselves, and become more grounded in the lens through which they see the world.
Molly is happily married to Chris Hatley who attends Reformed Theological Seminary in pursuit of a Masters in Divinity. Molly loves watching movies, playing games, shopping, dancing and having the most fun at all times!
Molly’s favorite quote comes from the end of a poem by Levi the Poet titled “Joy Seekers.” It says: “His resurrection is all we have. His resurrection is all we need. Jesus, if you’re not alive, call us pitied, call it off, call it empty. But if the tomb is empty, call us family, call us finished, say that our seeking can cease. Joy seekers, you have found him. You have been found by him. You are free.”
Molly is supervised by Liz Casteel, M.A., LPC-S