Certificates in:

Internal Family Systems


EMDR Sandtray

Behavior Analysis
Anger Management
Batter’s Intervention-Duluth Model

Gottman Marriage

Trauma CBT

Illness and Management Rehabilitation (IMR)

My name is Dr. Laurie Downey. I have pursued study and work that allows me to make an impact on the lives of others through a range of therapeutic approaches. I have always been interested in the ways in which different therapies can be applied within different situations. I have worked hard to gain the knowledge and skill necessary to play a proactive and essential role in the lives of those in need. I believe that change can be achieved and that any problem or mental illness can be overcome.
I have over 10 years’ experience in helping others. My background is diverse. I started out waiting on tables, then had a wonderful opportunity to work on a cruise ship dealing games in the casino. I joined the Navy and became an Air Traffic Controller which allowed me to go to college. While in the Navy I saw a lot of pain which changed my direction in life to help people. I currently teach part time at Weatherford College and work in the trauma unit at MHMR while starting in my own private practice.
Prior experience in counseling consists of working at a forensic facility for those who were too mentally ill to stand trial, private practice, and a methadone clinic while finishing my PhD.​

​Bachelor Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Master Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Counseling from Capella University

PhD in Clinical Christian Psychology with a specialization in counseling from the International Institute of Christian Counsel


I have the following certifications:
Licensed Professional Counselor                              
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor               
Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider                
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor                       
Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor                       
Certified Life Coach by AACC

DWI Intervention

DWI Repeat Offender                                  
DOEP certified (Drug Offender Education Program)  

SAP-Substance Abuse Professional 
Child Abuse/Neglect 90 hour certification                 
Alcohol Drug Counselor/ IR&CR                                       
Certified Temperament Counselor                            
Ordained minister    

Behavior Analysis 4- 45 hour certifications

Member of the American Psychology Association

Texas Psychology Association
Member of the American Christian Counseling Association
Member of the American Counseling Association
Clinical Member of the National Christian Counseling Association
Fort Worth Psychology Association
Texas Christian Counseling Association
National Anger Management Association
International Association for Trauma Professionals
National Association for Addiction Professionals

NAADAC The Association for Addiction Professionals

Working on:

Texas Licensed Psychologist

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Amazing Grace Counseling Services (682) 702-1453

Some of the theories used:

Internal Family Systems


Narrative Client Centered






Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Reality




Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT)

Trauma CBT

Brief/ Solution Focused


Play-Sandtray w/EMDR