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Life is a journey, and is rarely linear.

Our team is here to meet you where you are, highlighting your growth, working with your innate strengths and abilities (they are there... we promise!), and normalizing mental health and caring for our mind and body.

Angela

Raychel

Amanda

Kierstin

Community Partners

Founder of AP Counseling + Yoga

She/Her

We try so hard to not feel something that is unpleasant or overwhelming and the next thing we know we have created an entirely new set of feelings and usually unhelpful experiences.

The paradigm is when we embrace those feelings we were trying to not feel in the first place is when we actually can begin to move through them and let go. 

Therapy is that vehicle that we can use to get there: to that place where we can feel our feelings, move through them, and keep living that life we desire.

TX License 57320

Angela Prior, lCSW-S, E-RYT, CIEC

Media + Speaking 

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The Daydreamer

I could get lost in my head and think the day away dreaming about all the places to go and things to do. During our work together, you'll probably hear me say "dream with me for a moment" more than once because getting into the headspace of envisioning the future is a crucial part of self-discovery.

I feel deeply, which can make those feelings a little on the tricky side and yoga and meditation have been an integral part of keeping me grounded long enough to sit, be present, and feel.

We'd be a good fit if...

You are ready to dig deep and face all the avoidance in your life and feel those damn feels so you can embody your life without disordered eating, over working, or panic attacks.

You want to experience the magic of yoga and meditation to help you with just "being."

You desire a life with boundaries around work so you can continue to explore your passions.

You believe in a life well-lived and know that living to work is not the best definition of that. 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-S)

How I became a social worker some would say was me answering a calling, others would say was on impulse, and I would say was pure intuition. Despite declaring an education major, during freshmen orientation when we were on the way to the education building we passed the social work department. I had an immediate feeling this was where I was supposed to be. I completed my Master of Social Work (MSW) from The Ohio State University in 2010 and my BA in Social Work from The University of Findlay in 2009. 

 Yoga became part of the practice because I firmly believe in the benefits of somatic healing by connecting both the body and the mind. My vision was to bring the healing benefits of yoga and therapy together in one place that was supportive of mental health. I completed my 200 hr certification in yoga and I am registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

972-638-0948 
ap@angelaprior.com

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Angela's Rates

60 Minute Intake Session | $165
50 Minute Ongoing Session | $150

Work with Angela

Media +
Speaking

972-638-0948 
ap@angelaprior.com

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How I became a social worker some would say was me answering a calling, others would say was on impulse, and I would say was pure intuition. Despite declaring an education major, during freshmen orientation when we were on the way to the education building we passed the social work department. I had an immediate feeling this was where I was supposed to be. I completed my Master of Social Work (MSW) from The Ohio State University in 2010 and my BA in Social Work from The University of Findlay in 2009. 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker- (LCSW-S)

Registered Yoga Teacher...

 Yoga became part of the practice because I firmly believe in the benefits of somatic healing by connecting both the body and the mind. My vision was to bring the healing benefits of yoga and therapy together in one place that was supportive of mental health. I completed my 200 hr certification in yoga and I am registered with the Yoga Alliance.

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

My Human Side...

I could get lost in my head and think the day away dreaming about all the places to go and things to do. During our work together, you'll probably hear me say "dream with me for a moment" more than once because getting into the headspace of envisioning the future is a crucial part of self-discovery.

I feel deeply, which can make those feelings a little on the tricky side and yoga and meditation have been an integral part of keeping me grounded long enough to sit, be present, and feel.

The Daydreamer

We'd Be A Good Fit If...

Angela's Rates

We'd be a good fit if...

You are ready to dig deep and face all the avoidance in your life and feel those damn feels so you can embody your life without disordered eating, over working, or panic attacks.

You want to experience the magic of yoga and meditation to help you with just "being."

You desire a life with boundaries around work so you can continue to explore your passions.

You believe in a life well-lived and know that living to work is not the best definition of that. 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker...

Angela's Rates

60 Minute Intake Session | $165
50 Minute Ongoing Session | $150

Often, the tendency is to avoid those painful moments of falling, to just keep doing what you were doing before. The therapist is there to help you get back up and approach the hard things again and again until they are the new norm. 

You do the hard work of moving forward, taking steps, sometimes falling, then getting back up again.

Therapy is a relationship between equals. You come with your own rich history of experiences, as does the therapist. We can both use these experiences to connect with each other and with the deeper, more hidden parts of ourselves.

The therapist is there to help guide you on the journey, encouraging and challenging you along the way.

Therapist at AP Counseling + Yoga

She/Her

Raychel Yearsley, lPC, NCC, RYT

 TX License 75030

work with raychel

Intuitive + Creative

Creative processes endlessly fascinate me. I love knowing how things (almost anything!) are made. This is probably because I prefer the softer and gentler side of life and try to live a little bit on the slow side.

As an Enneagram Four, I see the beauty in things and am quick to point it out. My environment is important to me and if it doesn’t feel right, I don’t feel right. I lean hard into the feel of something and into nostalgia.
I feel deeply, which can make those feelings a little on the tricky side and yoga and meditation have been an integral part of keeping me grounded long enough to sit, be present, and feel.

We'd be a good fit if...

You are ready to do some work to change the way you think about yourself and treat yourself.

You prefer texting to calls/emails.

You are open to trying some new things and being (mostly gently) challenged. 

You desire more gratitude and acceptance in your life, or at the very least, neutrality.

You want to do all of that with a sense of humor and some serious moments sprinkled in between.

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Therapy is serious work, but it can be fun. I promise I don't bite, but I also won't bullshit you and all I ask for is the same. I want you to know that I believe in you and that you can do this, whatever “this” is. My hope is that you will avoid less and approach more. This looks like connection to yourself first and foremost.

I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and my Master’s of Science in Counseling from SMU.

Joining the AP Counseling + Yoga team was a dream because I get to blend mind, body, and spirit- all of which we must address if we want true healing. I am well known for asking “where do you feel that in your body?” and you'll likely be asked to reflect on how your body holds onto your feelings.

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

469-616-7719
raychel@angelaprior.com

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Raychel's Rates

60 Minute Intake Session | $165
50 Minute Ongoing Session | $155

work with raychel

469-616-7719
raychel@angelaprior.com

Contact me at

Therapy is serious work, but it can be fun. I promise I don't bite, but I also won't bullshit you and all I ask for is the same. I want you to know that I believe in you and that you can do this, whatever “this” is. My hope is that you will avoid less and approach more. This looks like connection to yourself first and foremost.

I received my Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and my Master’s of Science in Counseling from SMU.

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Registered Yoga Teacher...

Joining the AP Counseling + Yoga team was a dream because I get to blend mind, body, and spirit- all of which we must address if we want true healing. I am well known for asking “where do you feel that in your body?” and you'll likely be asked to reflect on how your body holds onto your feelings.

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Intuitive + Creative...

Creative processes endlessly fascinate me. I love knowing how things (almost anything!) are made. This is probably because I prefer the softer and gentler side of life and try to live a little bit on the slow side.

As an Enneagram Four, I see the beauty in things and am quick to point it out. My environment is important to me and if it doesn’t feel right, I don’t feel right. I lean hard into the feel of something and into nostalgia.
I feel deeply, which can make those feelings a little on the tricky side and yoga and meditation have been an integral part of keeping me grounded long enough to sit, be present, and feel. I feel deeply, which can make those feelings a little on the tricky side and yoga and meditation have been an integral part of keeping me grounded long enough to sit, be present, and feel.

Intuitive + Creative

We'd Be A Good Fit If...

We'd be a good fit if...

You are ready to do some work to change the way you think about yourself and treat yourself.

You are open to trying some new things and being (mostly gently) challenged. 

You desire more gratitude and acceptance in your life, or at the very least, neutrality.

You want to do all of that with a sense of humor and some serious moments sprinkled in between.
You want to experience the magic of yoga and meditation to help you with just "being."

You desire a life with boundaries around work so you can continue to explore your passions.

You believe in a life well-lived and know that living to work is not the best definition of that. 

Raychel's Rates...

Raychel's Rates

60 Minute Intake Session | $165
50 Minute Ongoing Session | $140

Licensed Professional Counseling...

Individual therapeutic yoga sessions are an opportunity to bring an empowering, experiential component to the therapeutic experience. When words aren't enough to fully access or describe an experience, movement can enrich your therapeutic work by integrating the benefits of emotional regulation, grounding, centering techniques, strength, balance, and a sense of release.



Therapeutic Yoga Teacher+ Administrative Assistant
 at AP Counseling + Yoga

She/Her

Amanda Cockerham, RYT-500, YACEP,

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Pricing Options

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amanda@angelaprior.com

Amanda has a bachelor's degree in fine arts with a minor in psychology from UNT. She trained in Yoga and Yoga Therapy at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Ananda Seva Mission. Amanda has completed trainings in mindfulness based stress reduction, accessible yoga, and is currently finishing a comprehensive certificate in Pilates and personal training. She has been teaching in the mental health and addiction recovery space for over 12 years, and she teaches with an inclusive, accessible approach that integrates movement into life.

Registered Yoga Teacher

My Movement Philosophy 

Movement is a bridge that connects our bodies and our minds, and moving mindfully can be an integrative process- enriching our lives and allowing us to become a more whole version of ourselves.

We'd Be a Good Fit if...

You already have a therapist and looking to add on a somatic and experiential component to your work

You are wanting to explore trauma informed movement

You want to cultivate a sustainable movement practice free from diet culture

 You are looking to experience movement without judgement

You’re curious about embodiment

Work with Amanda

My movement Philosophy

Movement is a bridge that connects our bodies and our minds, and moving mindfully can be an integrative process- enriching our lives and allowing us to become a more whole version of ourselves.

We'd be a good fit if...

You already have a therapist and are looking to add a somatic and experiential component to your work.

You are wanting to explore trauma informed movement.

You want to cultivate a sustainable movement practice free from diet culture.

 You are looking to experience movement without judgment .

You’re curious about embodiment.

You have Saturday Morning availability

You are interested in connecting locally in Dallas or virtually



Registered Yoga Teacher 

Amanda has a bachelor's degree in fine arts with a minor in psychology from UNT. She trained in Yoga and Yoga Therapy at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Ananda Seva Mission. Amanda has completed trainings in mindfulness based stress reduction, accessible yoga, and is currently finishing a comprehensive certificate in Pilates and personal training. She has been teaching in the mental health and addiction recovery space for over 12 years, and she teaches with an inclusive, accessible approach that integrates movement into life.

amanda@angelaprior.com






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Individual therapeutic yoga sessions are an opportunity to bring an empowering, experiential component to the therapeutic experience. When words aren't enough to fully access or describe an experience, movement can enrich your therapeutic work by integrating the benefits of emotional regulation, grounding, centering techniques, strength, balance, and a sense of release.



Yoga Therapist at AP Counseling + Yoga

She/Her

Kierstin Graham, E-RYT-500, YACEP

Work with Kierstin

Pricing Options

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kierstin@angelaprior.com

YACEP, Trauma Informed E-RYT 500, Yoga Therapist, Mindful-Self Compassion Guide, Community Resiliency Model Teacher Trainer

Kierstin received her 200 hour in Dallas Texas which led her to Trauma informed yoga with Soulwork, and then Yoga Therapy with Breathing Deeply. She currently offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga at recovery spaces, juvenile Court, and crisis centers. Kierstin's goal is to empower individuals in finding what feels supportive to them by creating a space for curiosity and exploration vs. judgement (on and off the mat)!

Registered Yoga Teacher

My Movement Philosophy 

As a trauma informed yoga therapist I see the strength in empowering a person to find what feels supportive to them. To foster their choice and experience by holding space for their curiosity and exploration vs. judgement.

I believe that this experience can begin to translate off the mat and be integral to someone's journey and recovery. 

We'd Be a Good Fit if...

You already have a therapist and are looking to add a somatic and experiential component to your work.

You are wanting trauma sensitive yoga as an additional trauma modality.

 You are open to exploring through the lens of curiosity

You are open to exploring self-compassion

You are interested in Mindful Movement

You are interested in connecting virtually 

Work with Kierstin

My movement Philosophy

As a trauma informed therapeuticyoga teacher I see the strength in empowering a person to find what feels supportive to them. To foster their choice and experience by holding space for their curiosity and exploration vs. judgement.

I believe that this experience can begin to translate off the mat and be integral to someone's journey and recovery. 

We'd be a good fit if...

You already have a therapist and are looking to add a somatic and experiential component to your work.

You are wanting trauma sensitive yoga as an additional modality.

 You are open to exploring through the lens of curiosity

You are open to exploring self-compassion

You are interested in Mindful Movement

You are interested in connecting virtually 

Registered Yoga Teacher 

YACEP, Trauma Informed E-RYT 500,  Mindful-Self Compassion Guide, Community Resiliency Model Teacher Trainer

Kierstin received her 200 hour in Dallas Texas which led her to Trauma informed yoga with Soulwork, and then a certification in Yoga Therapy with Breathing Deeply. She currently offers Trauma Sensitive Yoga at recovery spaces, juvenile Court, and crisis centers. Kierstin's goal is to empower individuals in finding what feels supportive to them by creating a space for curiosity and exploration vs. judgement (on and off the mat)!


kierstin@angelaprior.com






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Community Partners

Community partners are affiliated providers that operate independently with their own practices.  You can learn more about our community providers by looking below and contacting them directly.

Michelle Spurgeon

Charisse Johns

Julia Fisher

Chelsea billups

LCSW, EMDR Certified Therapist,
EMDRIA Approved Consultant  

MS, LPC, EMDR Trained 

ATR-BC,LPC

LPC, RYT

Michelle Spurgeon is the owner of Steady Healing and specializes in working with young adults & adults tackling:

-abuse and trauma (whether a one-time event or lifelong experiences)
-anxiety
-life transitions
-perinatal mood & anxiety disorders

She also offers counseling services for problematic substance use, or those wanting to improve their emotional well-being.

 Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Texas (#54060), Florida (#TPSW2894), Oklahoma (#8805), and Louisiana (#17688).

Charisse is the founder and owner of Mind-Body Connection
 Therapy and works with adults 18+ specializing in:

-Trauma/PTSD
-IFS informed EMDR
-Eating Disorders/Disorder Eating/Chronic Dieting
-Body Image Concerns
-Nervous system regulation
-Inner-child work and reparenting

Charisse believes in Trauma-Informed care, is HAES and Intuitive Eating aligned, and works from a Non-Diet approach. Charisse also enjoys working with those who are exploring deconstruction or wanting to heal past hurts from religion.

Charisse is Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas (#82038)

Julia Fisher is a Board-Certified Art Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is the founder of CALM Together which provides art therapy to adult individuals in any life stage and to groups of any kind including staffs to enhance cohesion and team-building, families to allow for a creative way to relate and communicate, friends in order to deepen a bond in a therapeutic way, and to mothers in CALM groups (Creating Art, Linking Moms) both virtually and in-person in the DFW area.

Her specialties include:
-maternal mental health
-life transitions, parenting
-burnout
-self-esteem
-anxiety
-depression
-relationships. 

 She is licensed in both Texas and Pennsylvania.


As a therapist and yoga teacher, I value blending intuitive movement, sensuality and embodiment as an expression of the ancient wisdom yoga and our bodies have to offer in healing.

My classes are an opportunity to be gently led back into your body, discovering the power of presence and the magic that unfolds when mind, body and soul unite.

Her specialties include:
-Couples counseling
-Sex Therapy
-Yoga


 She is licensed in Texas 


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