About Us

Betsy is our only therapist who works in Weatherford or does Telehealth

Steve is our only therapist who provides Marriage Counseling

Betsy Kopor,  MA, LPC, LCDC
Master of Arts in Professional Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Don't lose hope when you are suffering, and your life seems unmanageable!  I offer a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental place to be heard and healed, navigate difficult times, process emotions, and develop strategies to achieve your goals.  Whatever unique challenges life throws at you, I am dedicated to helping you thrive. 

I have experience helping those suffering from grief, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, PTSD, guilt and shame, adjusting to life changes, and other spiritual and psychological situations.  God is the ultimate healer, and I deeply believe the most effective way to overcome any challenge is to allow God to be a part of the counseling process.  I am ready to work with you if you are looking for a counselor that shares your faith.  So, don't lose hope!  Step out in faith and schedule an appointment today!  

We have 3 office locations -- in Fort Worth and  in Weatherford

I look forward to our journey together.

Betsy (Elizabeth) Kopor LPC received her Masters in Professional Counseling from Amberton University in Garland, Texas.  She is also a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC).

Betsy's specialties include grief, trauma, depression, anxiety, guilt & shame, and post-abortion and other prenatal loss issues.  She is trained in Trauma Informed Therapy,  PTSD, Psychodrama, Bibliodrama, Sociometry, and Group Therapy; she has also presented on stress reduction.

Betsy is in-network for the following insurances:  Aetna, United Health Care, Cigna, Oxford, and Oscar.

Steven Kopor,  MA, MBA, LPC-S, LCDC, BCPCC
Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership
Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor 
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor

I have about 25 years of counseling experience.  My areas of expertise include Marriage and Relationship Issues, Addictions, Trauma, Grief Work, and various other Personal Issues.  I am especially effective in helping women who are in emotionally abusive relationships.  I volunteer at Church and also for Rachel Ministries.  I practice counseling from a Christian perspective and really enjoy my work helping people.  


Licensed Professional Counselor

In Texas, there are 3 levels of Licensing for Licensed Professional Counselors. They are Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor.

All 3 LPC levels have years of study because they have at least a Master’s degree in counseling or a similar degree in Psychology or Social Work. Each has passed the National Counselor Examination and been issued a corresponding license by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. 

The Licensed Professional Counselor’s methods may include but are not restricted to, the following: individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling, marriage and couples counseling to achieve resolution of problems associated with cohabitation and interdependence of adults living as couples; crisis counseling - to address short term counseling interventions for safety and immediate needs, rehabilitation counseling - to achieve adjustment to a disabling condition and to reintegrate the individual into the mainstream of society, career counseling, consultation, and referral.   

LPCs can use interpersonal, cognitive, cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, play therapy, psycho-dynamic, affective, gestalt, and other expressive interventions like dance, music, or animal therapy. To achieve client abstinence from addictive substances, the LPC can also use addiction counseling and 12-step methods. 

LPCs may use assessments and appraisal instruments to determine strengths, weakness, mental condition, emotional stability, intellectual ability, interest, skill, aptitude, achievement, emotional fitness, and other personal characteristics for occupational, vocational, and career selection and placement in educational settings, and other attributes for diagnosing mental health disorders.

The LPC aims to help clients achieve mental, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, moral, educational, career, and other skill sets to recover their mental and spiritual health.

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors can provide chemical dependency counseling services involving the application of the methods and procedures of the chemical dependency profession. Their scope of practice includes services to help clients develop an understanding of their chemical dependency problems, define treatment goals, and mutually create a treatment plan by using the following counseling core functions.

Patient Screening takes many factors into account. Still, the Licensed Chemical Dependency counselor’s job is to determine whether the client’s substance usage meets the criteria for recreational use or abuse. The LCDC doesn’t only look at the person’s substance use but also at their treatment history, physical condition, psychological functioning, age, legal status, income, motivation, gender, support, etc. They look at the client from a Gestalt perspective.

Patient Intake follows when screening is completed, patient intake begins. Depending on the treatment program, forms are completed. The number and type of forms vary, but all programs that charge money for services always verify insurance eligibility, substance use, legal status, family history, etc. Many legal documents, like consent, confidentiality, and HIPPA forms, are required during patient intake. 

Patient Orientation happens after the admission process is completed, the client will have the goals of the treatment program explained. The patient is taught the rules of conduct, program goals, program expectations, and the program disciplinary actions they may be subject to if the rules are broken. These rules vary between treatment programs. For example, inpatient rules would not include regulations about leaving the treatment facility or visitation.

Patient Assessment is critical because it determines each patient’s proper treatment. A Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor will assess the client’s strengths, weaknesses, and other problems. There are so many formal assessments an LCDC can use. Some of the more popular assessments are SBIRT, which is an early intervention assessment for those at risk of developing substance abuse disorders. AUDIT (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test) screens for hazardous or harmful alcohol consumption. DAST-10 (Drug Abuse Screen Test) is a 10-item, yes or no self-report instrument. It was designed to provide clinical screening and treatment evaluation. During the treatment process, there are regular assessments to get a snapshot of the patient’s progress or lack thereof. Basically, there is continuous patient assessment. 

Treatment Planning takes the information collected from screening, intake, orientation, and assessment. It turns it into treatment goals, objectives, and strategies to meet the patient’s needs. The LCDC ranks the patient’s problems to establish and prioritize treatment goals. Long-term and short-term goals are defined for every patient to take care of their most severe problems first. Once the treatment goals are identified, the LCDC works with the patient to determine treatment methods.

Counseling There are many different treatment venues. For example, there are individual, group, and family venues. The counselor can draw from many different treatment models: solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, psycho-dynamic therapy, narrative therapy, gestalt therapy, the 12-step Model, etc. In our experience, the criminal justice system prefers cognitive behavioral therapy and the 12-step Model. Like us counselors in private practice, we draw from many of the above-listed models, but we do counseling from a Christian perspective.  

Case Management The LCDC uses case management when necessary, and it is generally always. The LCDC coordinates patient services. It brings people, services, and agencies together for the continuity of services. The LCDC’s case management function seamlessly provides continuity of client services.

Crisis Intervention The most serious patient crisis is the act of completed suicide, closely followed by a suicide attempt. Substance users in treatment often experience recovery and relapse issues. Patients with co-occurring psychiatric disorders can experience a myriad of acute crises. The LCDC, trained in crisis intervention, can quickly respond to a client in a crisis. 

Patient Education an essential part of the counselor’s job is to teach and inform patients about the problems with addiction and the difficulties of recovery. Psychoeducation at a drug and alcohol treatment program can include preparing patients about relapse, recovery, the 12-step Model, withdrawal symptoms, the physiology of addiction, etc. It’s also good to update patients on their progress.

Referral A referral must be made when a therapist or a treatment facility can’t meet a patient’s needs. Adhering to applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations is essential during the referral process. There are patient considerations when making a referral. The best practice is to rule out any reasonable accommodations to prevent discharge.

Record Keeping Progress notes, treatment plans, discharge summaries, reports, etc., and other records must be kept confidential and stored in a secured area.

Consultation counselors also communicate with other professionals for patient care. They may review a difficult case with their supervisor, other counselorsCDCs, or medical staff. Consultation services can be with in-house or outside resources. The goal of consultation is to provide quality patient care.

Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor

The BCPCC credential is the gold standard for Christian Counselors. It represents a commitment to providing professional counseling in the service of Christ.

Master of Arts Degree in Psychology

Steve’s MA provided him with a solid, broad-based graduate education in general psychology. He acquired knowledge and skills in research methods, perception, psychotherapy, psychopathology, psychological testing, social psychology, and more. Steve’s career path led him to become a licensed professional counselor running ministries and private practices.

Master of Arts Degree in Counseling

The degree prepares graduates to work with individuals, couples, families, and groups in community, social service, religious, and private practice settings. A graduate with a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the functional areas of professional counseling.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in developing a framework for counseling diverse client populations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues in mental health and related settings.

Master of Business Administration in Strategic Leadership

Steve’s MBA in Strategic Leadership focused on competencies for implementing organizational systems, resolving conflict, and managing change. Degree holders are equipped to fill executive leadership roles in management, consulting, and financial services or assume positions in healthcare, government, and education. The MBA in strategic leadership is a modern managers’ degree designed for future leaders in a changing business landscape, allowing them to make long-term, visionary decisions.