Lena Pope Therapist - Weatherford

Name:  Kristen B. McNeill            

Credentials:  MA, LPC                                                              

Schools attended:  Undergraduate – University of Oklahoma (B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Criminology); Graduate – Texas Wesleyan University (M.A. in Professional Counseling)

Where you are from and how long you have lived in this area, brief work history:  I was born and raised in Fort Worth, with the exception of my time in Oklahoma as an OU Sooner.  For the first five years of my career I worked with children and families as a Behavior Interventionist with Lena Pope Home, and then as a Family Specialist with Arrow Child and Family Ministries.  These roles provided me the experience of working with at risk youth and their families, as well as children in the foster care system and adoptive home environments.   The last four years of my career have been spent providing therapeutic counseling to geriatric and chronically ill clients within long term care facilities through Deer Oaks Behavioral Health.  While I have enjoyed all of these opportunities and experiences, I am most excited to be rejoining Lena Pope as a Family Therapist to continue my work as a Licensed Professional Counselor.

Personal mission statement of goal:  I feel it is an honor and a privilege to provide therapeutic counseling services to individuals and families, and it is my goal to guide clients toward a path of emotional and interpersonal health.  By providing counseling services and reinforcing positive choices, I hope to assist clients in feeling capable of managing life’s ups and downs through increased insight into their own strengths and management of their thoughts, feelings, and behavior.                                                                                

What you do in the free time:  I’m proud to be a wife and mother who enjoys spending time with my wonderful family and friends, running, going on walks with our sweet rescue dog, and trying out new cooking recipes.