Angie Knight Buja has been a Liscensed Professional Counselor since 2004. A native of Dallas, she headed to the plains to attend Texas Tech University where she received her BA in History. While in college, she began working with Young Life, an outreach to high school students, and continues to have a good relationship with local area Young Life programs. She then returned home to attend Dallas Theological Seminary, where she graduated with her MA in Counseling.
Over the last few years while in private practice, Angie has worked with adolescents, their families and women of all ages to help them work through a variety of struggles. Angie’s innovative work with teens is due to the fact that she includes the family in the process of healing and recovery. She has found that this family work is vital to the process. She specializes in anxiety disorders, trauma, and addiction with an emphasis on eating disorders and substance abuse, as well as family counseling. Her specialties are born out of her own journey of recovery and specifically her freedom from an eating disorder during her adolescence and early adulthood years. She deeply values the recovery community believing life change often times comes in the context of relationships.
Angie’s philosophy of life is simple: Life is to be LIVED – not survived. She hopes that as she works with others, they will understand their value and self worth allowing them to live in freedom and truth. When not counseling, Angie enjoys traveling with her husband, time with family and friends and trying to learn new skills!
Becky Page has been practicing counseling in Dallas since 2004. She originally hails from Fort Worth and received her Bachelors degree from Texas Tech University in 1998. It was there that she began to study addictions and developed a love for the recovery community. Her background in Young Life and Kanakuk Kamps honed her skills with adolescents and upon graduation she pursued work with teens via local churches and eventually K-Life Ministries.
During her time in youth ministry, Becky began to see the effects of her own issues with performance, codependency and insecurity. The result was clinical depression but the gift of that was a healthy therapeutic relationship that eventually pushed her to receive her Masters in Counseling from Dallas Seminary. Her own recovery work in Celebrate Recovery helped build an understanding of addictions, relationship issues and the relevance of living in a community of vulnerability.
Becky’s history with adolescents has provided rich fodder for working with them in counseling. Her own work in recovery has given her the desire to counsel women seeking healing from addiction, codependency, relationship issues, sexual and emotional abuse, obsessive thinking, worry, control and other struggles. For the past several years, she’s also enjoyed working with couples seeking to improve their marriages and takes great delight in marriage counseling.
Therapy can be a scary experience, but the right therapeutic relationship can facilitate growth, healing, and freedom from the past. That was Becky’s own experience and she hopes her clients will find renewed hope in life. Becky takes great joy in good friends, the outdoors, music, running and most of all, her husband, daughter and young son.
Dr. Steven Lytle is a licensed psychologist who has been counseling in Dallas since 2002. He attended the University of Oklahoma where he received a B.A. in Psychology. He later graduated with an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma. Dr. Lytle acquired his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University.
Previously, Dr. Lytle worked as a therapist with Green Oaks Hospital in Dallas, Texas as well as counseling adolescents and families through the Juvenile Probation department in Dallas County. Steven also served as clinical director of adolescent services at the Cedars Hospital in DeSoto, Texas. Prior to pursing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Steven taught Psychology at Richland College.
He specializes in adolescent, family, and marital therapy, but also works with adults and couples in the area of depression, anxiety, grief, substance abuse, conflict resolution, sexual addiction and anger management. Furthermore, Dr. Lytle provides assessment services, including personality testing, assessment of cognitive skills, and testing for learning disabilities including ADHD. In addition, he offers various psychological consultation services, including consults to medical practitioners, forensic services, and speaking engagements.
Personally, Steven enjoys spending time with his wife Kristin, daughter Remy, and son Luke.
Wendy has called the Park Cities home for over 15 years. Before moving to Dallas, she completed her undergraduate work at Oklahoma State University in the field of Family Relations and Child Development, and then spent a year serving at Shelterwood, a residential center for teens of families in crisis.
Wendy first moved to Dallas to work for Highland Park K-Life. As the Women’s Director she spent seven years mentoring and discipling adolescent girls and working with families in the community. In 2001, Wendy decided to pursue a Masters in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary in order to use her gifts and skills in a professional setting.
During her time in graduate school, Wendy served as a counseling intern on the Trauma Floor at Timberlawn Mental Health System. Wendy has been in private practice since 2004 and has cultivated experience with individual, couple, and group counseling. She worked closely with those struggling to overcome childhood trauma, sexual abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, codependency, mood disorders, depression, and family of origin issues.
Now in practice at Sparrow House Counseling, Wendy enjoys working with individuals and families as they seek to take the next step in their personal recovery and healing. Due to her extensive experience with teenagers and their families, coupled with her long term proximity to the Park Cities, she feels especially called to the dilemmas and struggles germane to local families. It is Wendy’s hope that she will use her experience and insight, marry it to her formal education, and serve this community well.
Cristina is a licensed professional counselor and is also pursuing her licensure in marriage and family therapy. In 2003, Cristina graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While in college, Cristina developed her interest in working with adolescents and families through her internship with Student Venture, a Campus Crusade high school ministry, and through her work at Hope Pregnancy Center. Cristina also served as a volunteer leader with Lake Highlands Young Life for six years. After college, Cristina pursued her Masters in Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. In 2009, Cristina began a Doctorate Program in School Psychology to further specialize in child and adolescent issues at Texas Women’s University.
Professionally, Cristina has had a variety of experience including home based counseling, the family preservation program with the juvenile department, and recently as a treatment manager at Green Oaks Psychiatric Hospital. These experiences have developed Cristina’s professional specialties in family conflict, adjustment issues, crisis intervention, mental illness management, self esteem, body image, defiance, and anger issues as they relate to the adolescent and family. This variety of work experiences also has enriched the knowledge and skills Cristina provides to families and adolescents.
After experiencing healing from her parent’s divorce as an adolescent, Cristina set forth on her passion to help build healthy families. Cristina partners with parents to develop healthy, well adjusted young adults that are equipped to face new challenges in life. Personally, Cristina loves to spend time with her family, friends, and especially her husband, Greg. Additionally, Cristina loves to play tennis, run, and be outside in the sun!
Calli has been counseling kids and adolescents at Sparrow House over the past year. Originally from Dallas, she attended Lake Highlands High School and received her Bachelors degree from Texas A&M in 2009. It was there that her family of origin issues came to a head and she was able to embark on her own
journey of recovery. After college, she went on to Dallas Theological Seminary, where in May 2012 she completed a Masters in Biblical Counseling.
While in college, Calli spent her summers working at Kanakuk Kamps, tutoring high schoolers, and directing family leadership conferences for incoming students. Calli’s background with kids and adolescents, combined with her own experience of her parents’ divorce in high school, has fostered a love for and a unique understanding of her clients. She is especially passionate about helping others gain a sense of identity and ﬁnd their voice, after struggling for years with codependency, anxiety, and unforgiveness. She believes healing happens within the context of relationships, and thus remains committed to cultivating the abundant life that can be found for kids and families.
Personally, Calli enjoys spending time with her friends and family, decorating, reading up on new research, and planning her wedding in December!
Richard was born and raised in Bossier City, LA. He then moved to Arkadelphia, AR to attend Ouachita Baptist University where he received a Bachelors degree in Student Ministry in 2003. He moved to Dallas in 2009 to marry his wife, Erin, and found himself back in school at Dallas Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters in Biblical Counseling. Richard will complete his degree in the Fall of 2012.
For over 8 years he has worked in student ministries in both Arkansas and Texas, including his current position on staff at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas. His passion for teenagers, combined with his own experience in personal counseling, has led to an ability to connect with and have an appreciation for what teens are going through physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Through his studies, Richard has also been ignited with a passion for marriage therapy. No matter who he counsels, he hopes he can help his clients get “unstuck” and move forward in life and relationships.
In addition to being a husband to Erin, Richard also enjoys spending time with their daughter, Isabel.
Andrew grew up right down the road in Richardson, Texas. He attended Texas A&M University where he received his Bachelors degree in Organizational Development. It was during these years that Andrew noticed a need for passionate counselors who want to reach out to teens and young adults. After college Andrew returned to Dallas to work in his field of study and, at the same time, he began volunteering with Young Life. Through his time hanging out with young adults and students in Young Life, he soon realized that his passion was in walking alongside these people during life’s challenges and difficulties while helping them focus on hope and change. Over the past several years Andrew has served as a Youth Pastor at Dallas Bible Church, a Young Life leader in Richardson, a student at Dallas Theological Seminary, and a husband to his wife Abby. He is looking forward to focusing his next year on completing his Masters in Counseling program at DTS and helping young adults find hope throughout the many challenges life can bring.
Kate was born in Dallas,Texas and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and Denver, Colorado before she returned to Dallas as a freshman at Highland Park High School. She received her Bachelors degree in Art History from Southern Methodist University. It was during this time that she went through her own struggles with alcohol, people-pleasing, and co-dependency. She learned the value of recovery programs like Celebrate Recovery, and the importance of community in healing and facing your struggles.
With her own journey of recovery coupled with her love for people, she decided to pursue her Masters in Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. She will complete her degree in the spring of 2012. Kate feels passionate about helping others find wholeness, freedom, and peace in their own lives.
In her free time, Kate loves to be with her husband and their black lab, Koby.