See staff bio’s below the contact form.
Individual outpatient appointments are available with any of the Project Bliss clinicians.
Please call 1(800)789-7703 or 817-584-5399 to inquire about Project Bliss.
Our confidential fax is 817-200-7557.
The National Council on Health and Wellness Board of Directors (below) recognized a need to serve the community by promoting healthy intuitive eating habits and positive body image, as well as raising awareness of eating disorders. One of the ways we feel this can be done is through providing a space for the promotion of normalized eating, body, and general mental and physical health…Project Bliss.
This is not a place for the fear-mongering message that is promoted in the media and many ‘health facilities’. This home provides a space for healing for those who have been negatively impacted, many of whom have developed disordered eating and eating disorders.
We hope to address body image issues that are propelled by society’s focus on physical appearance. Since body dissatisfaction and body dysmorphia can lead to an unhealthy relationship with food and weight, early intervention is essential. Realizing this, we decided to form a non-profit with the goal of reaching as many people as possible to educate them on healthy eating and body image, and prevent or alter dietary misconceptions and unhealthy eating habits.
We also noticed a discrepancy in the approach to treating negative body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders among health care professionals. Unfortunately, nurses, physicians and therapists are not thoroughly educated in nutrition. Even registered dietitians can be uneducated in regards to eating disorders. Due to this lack of knowledge in the fields of health and nutrition, there is a lack of awareness, diagnosing and treatment of these disorders. We plan to address the issue by educating students and professionals in the above mentioned fields, and hope that they will continue to educate other health care professionals. Awareness is the first step to success for NCHW.
Almost 75% of Americans are affected by issues relating to their weight. Nearly 24 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, all of which are fueled by society’s “war on obesity” and the media’s obsession with being thin. Approximately one half of the affected individuals will never recover, due partially to a lack of proper treatment. Diets, which are tirelessly advertised through the media, are the most common behavior that leads to disordered eating. To prevent this from being an ever-growing problem and to help those who already suffer from this epidemic, we hope to instill good eating habits (through a non-diet approach) and a positive message about body image.
Debbi Dunbar, LPC-Int
Every person can grow through life’s challenges to become in some way enriched by the experience. Each person has inner resources and the capacity to look at past (if necessary) as well as current behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs to move towards creating a better today and tomorrow. Debbi Dunbar’s focus is to help co-create solutions that work for you.
Ms. Dunbar’s specialty areas include recovery from eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, and learning to increase self-acceptance and self-esteem. With two decades of fitness experience she also specializes in helping people identify and incorporate healthy lifestyle changes.
I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) by the EMDR Institute.
Dr. Morgan Lucas, PsyD
Dr. Lucas received her PsyD from Wright State University’s School of Professional Psychology in 2008. She is licensed to practice psychology in North Carolina (#3822) and Texas (#34930). Dr. Lucas is a generalist trained clinician, but her specialty areas include treatment of eating disorders, work with juvenile offenders, and consultation/training. Dr. Lucas also has training in the treatment of self injury and an extensive history working with African American clients in many settings (school, college counseling, correctional).
“I believe that clients are the true experts of their lives. I take pride in working along side people to help them cope and solve the issues causing them distress. I use various interventions that are practical in and outside of sessions. I believe in empowering clients and honoring their diverse backgrounds and perspectives.”
Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She has been in private practice since 2006 providing nutrition therapy, specializing in eating and behavioral food issues. She graduated in 2013 with her Masters in Professional Counseling.
Jennifer has worked with clients across the spectrum of weight and wellness: from those with anorexia/eating disorders to chronic dieters to those having gastric bypass surgery. It is her goal to help people remember the natural relationship with food with which we were all born.
She provides services through Project Bliss, private practice, and online/phone.
Casey Voorhies, RD, LD
Ms. Voorhies is a Texas Christian University graduate with a BS in Coordinated Dietetics. Her experience in various fields includes clinical, foodservice management, nutrition education, long term care, diabetes, community, and private practice. Her main passion is for working with patients with eating disorders.
Casey is a Registered Dietitian providing individual, group, and family nutrition counseling to achieve a healthy relationship with food. Specialities include eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Other areas of practice are weight management and general health and wellness. Her style of nutrition counseling utilizes intuitive eating and a non-dieting approach to a healthy and balanced lifestyle. All sessions can be customized on an individual basis. Currently accepting new patients.
Roger has many years of experience in Healthcare Administration and brings great leadership, management and marketing skills to NCHW.
In 1991, he graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from the Federal University of Espirito Santo. He continued his education to compliment his Business Management Degree and has added an array of computer program skills and a Certification for ALF Administrator Core Training to his repertoire.
Roger’s experience as a District Manager at Summit Services Group has left him with management, marketing and accounting experience. He was also involved in budget planning and implementation at Westchester Assisted Living where he worked as an Administrator. This role allowed him to implement his marketing skills, and gave him experience with federal and state law abidance, as he was responsible for ensuring that the staff and faculty adhered to the law. Since 2006, Roger has been the Co-owner and President of Nutrition Paradox. He has taken on the responsibility of Accounting, Payroll, Budget Planning, Staff Management and Marketing for the private practice he and his wife, Jennifer own.
Susie has been in the Behavioral Health profession for 10 years. She has been a Program Therapist on an adult inpatient and intensive out-patient detox and psychiatric hospital unit, she has established her own private practice and has participated as a Court-ordered Group Leader for adult and juvenile offenders.
Susie currently runs a private practice for adolescents, adults and families and facilitates two female adolescent groups, including one eating disorder group.
- Addictions: Substance Abuse/Dependence
- Anorexia/Bulimia/Distorted Body Image
- Assertiveness Training
- Health Management of Disabilities such as: MS, Diabetes, Lupus
- Career or Work-related Issues
- Strengthening Relationships with: Family, Friends and Life Partners
- Loss or Grief
Through her extensive experience and action-oriented approach she is able to promptly assess a client’s needs and empower them to attain their therapeutic goals.
Holly graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 1999 as a licensed therapist. She has been in the field for over 11 years, specializing in Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues, Addiction, Anxiety, Gay/Lesbian Issues, Depression, Loss/Grief and Spirituality. Holly works with all age groups and does individual, group and couple sessions.
Having experienced hardships in her own life, she is passionate about helping others through the means of therapy and sharing knowledge. She uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral, brief solution-focused therapy and understanding to help clients make the best out of their lives. Holly firmly believes that supportive counseling and passing on wisdom can help everyone sort through their issues and find practical solutions to their problems. She is committed to helping her clients rediscover their own innate wisdom and ability to enjoy life in a warm and supportive environment.
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4409 Kelly Elliot Rd.
Arlington, TX 76017