About

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Our history

In His Image Counseling Center began in San Antonio in the early 1990’s, where Sue Baars began her counseling practice. The name “In His Image” came to her as she was contemplating what name to give her private practice. She wanted something that would articulate the focus of her work which was grounded on the psychology of St. Thomas Aquinas and that of her father, Conrad Baars, M.D., and his colleague, Anna Terruwe, M.D. After moving to Dallas in 2002, Sue began working with Maribel Laguna in their Irving office, and the practice became officially incorporated. Sue and Maribel chose Mother Teresa as the patroness of In His Image Counseling Center. While referrals to the practice have grown, so has the practice itself, with the addition of a number of therapists who all share the same Catholic vision of the human person. The words of St. Mother Teresa inspire the clinicians at In His Image Counseling Center. “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.”

 
 
 

Our Team

 
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Maribel rodriguez laguna, M.A.,lpc-s

assistant clinical director

Maribel Laguna is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Irving, Texas, where she is the co-owner of In His Image Counseling Center, PLLC. She is also a board member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. Maribel has worked as a counselor in a variety of settings including the Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center, Genesis Women’s Shelter, and Dallas Independent School District Youth and Family Centers. Ms. Laguna specializes in pre-marital preparation, marital counseling, vocational discernment, as well as Affirmation Therapy. Additionally, Maribel is a presenter at Catholic events in the Diocese of Dallas and a bi-monthly guest on La Red de Radio Guadalupe, "Alegre La Mañana." 
Hablo español y tengo mucha experiencia trabajando con la comunidad Latina.

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suzanne baars, Ph.d,LPC-S,LMFT,LCDC

clinical director

Sue Baars is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and Marriage and Family Therapist in Irving, Texas, where she is the co-owner of In His Image Counseling Center, PLLC. She is a founding member of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association. Sue has worked in the field of counseling since 1986 in both hospital and outpatient settings, and focuses her work on the integration of the Christian anthropology of St. Thomas Aquinas with the treatment of a variety of emotional & spiritual problems, among them Emotional Deprivation Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Scrupulosity.  She is also a popular presenter at Catholic conferences around the country, and has been a frequent guest on EWTN’s Women of Grace.  She often presents the work of her late father, psychiatrist and author Conrad Baars, a pioneer in the field of Catholic psychology.

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anna wiebold, m.S., lpc

Anna graduated from Christendom College in Virginia with a B.A. in Philosophy. Immediately following, she pursued graduate studies at the Institute for Psychological Sciences also located in Virginia, obtaining M.S. in Clinical Psychology, which she completed in 2013. She continued her training in southeast Massachusetts where she worked with at-risk families, providing home-based family counseling services. Anna provides services to children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups. She has significant experience in treating anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship conflict, parenting difficulties, and many more. She utilizes an integrated approach to treatment, incorporating interventions drawn from play therapy, art therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and dialectical-behavioral therapy.

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eleanor moser, m.a., lpc

Ellie graduated from the University of Dallas with a B.A. in English Literature. Since obtaining her Master’s Degree in Counseling Mental Health, she has worked with adults in group settings as well as individual sessions. She works with clients who struggle with a variety of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, communication, relationships, anger, grief, low self-worth, and emotional deprivation. Ellie’s belief is that every person is created by God with an innate dignity and inherent goodness, and she encourages her clients to rediscover that goodness in themselves and find solutions to their personal life challenges. Ellie is trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).


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elizabeth andrews, m.a., lmft

Liz graduated from the University of Dallas with a B.A. in Theology and from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has experience working with individual adolescents and adults, families with children of all ages, and couples. As a marriage and family therapist, she takes a systemic approach to working with all her clients, keeping in mind the importance of relationships and how they affect and shape us. As a couples and marriage therapist, Liz relies heavily on the principles and methods of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), a well-researched method of couples therapy.  As a Catholic therapist, her understanding of healing is grounded in a profound belief in the dignity of each person as a creation of God.