Susan Laukoter M.Ed., L.P.C.

Susan's desire to help people experience relational healing is at the core of her work with people. She believes that God created us a relational beings and with needs that can only be met through relationship with Him and others. It is because of broken relationships, then, that most of our problems arise. It is from this framework that Susan encourages/challenges her clients toward emotional and spiritual maturity so that wholeness and healing can be found.


Susan also believes that a strong client-counselor relationship is imperative for true healing to take place and works hard to foster this therapeutic relationship. Susan firmly believes that the Word of God is "useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness" (II Timothy 3:16), and she is committed to using Scripture to help illuminate God's purposes and plans for each client.


Susan received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M and completed her graduate studies in Marriage and Family at The University of North Texas. She has been counseling since 1992. Her specialties include working with couples, families, adolescents, and women's issues.

Mark Gomez M.Ed., L.P.C.

God has used Mark's personal life experiences to greatly enhance his formal education and training in helping people. His experience with depression lends itself to helping others in their journey through it. His 14 years of marriage have provided keen insights into helping couples. His work with young people in church, school settings (mentoring) and as a parent have allowed him to stay connected with the challenges of youth.


Mark also specializes in anger management. He conducts seminars throughout the year. Many issues in anger management or "life management" are covered with the teaching model he uses - forgiveness, anxiety, grief, abuse, etc. It is all about "the God who heals" - Jehovah Rapha!


Mark has been in the people helping professions for 14 years. He graduated from the South Houston Bible Institute in 1988 and served as a pastor in churches in Houston and Irving. He received his counseling training at the University of North Texas and at Rapha, where he has worked for three years. Mark has also served as a part time Chaplain at Irving Baylor Hospital for the past three years.


Steven Armstrong M.A.C., M.Div., L.P.C.


Steven Armstrong brings giftedness and experience as well as scriptural and psychological insights to help individuals, couples, and families. He has the experience to help with various forms of relational struggles and personal brokenness. Steven sees every person as a creation of God with immeasurable value and eternal worth. He extends to all the unconditional love and mercy God has shown him. His caring sensitivity and genuine acceptance provide a safe place for clients to share their thoughts and feelings, enter into the healing process, and receive assistance in adjusting to life transitions. Steven's greatest joy is to see people experience God's transforming love and healing grace!


Steven has a Master's degree in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. His undergraduate degree includes concentrations in psychology, Biblical studies, and music. Steve is licensed as a professional counselor (L.P.C.). As a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Steven receives updates on ongoing training opportunities and the latest counseling resources available from a Christian perspective.


Steven and his wife Kay, a registered nurse, have three married daughters. They have lived and served as cross-cultural missionaries for over sixteen years in Africa. Steven has thirty years experience in Christian ministry professions. They both currently enjoy leading weekly Bible study groups in their local church.

Dayna March Phillips Ph.D., LMFT

Stress, grief, depression, anxiety, family conflict, blended families, family of origin issues, aging and life transitions are just a few of the many presenting situations that hinder living a more satisfying and authentic life.  Psychological, physical and spiritual well-being is an important part of life’s journey. Dr. Phillips brings warmth, therapeutic competence and life experience to individuals, couples, families and groups as they seek to manage a myriad of life decisions and circumstances. Her goal is to work with people in order to integrate healthy thinking with healthy biblical theology.

Dr. Phillips received her BFA from the University of Oklahoma, her M.Ed. at the University of Central Oklahoma and her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Woman’s University.  Along with her counseling, she and her husband have led a ministry for single parents and their children at their church for 15 years. 

Rapha Christian Counseling

6300 N Belt Line Rd

Irving, Texas 75063


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