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About Betsy Kopor

About Rachel Ministries in Fort Worth

About Steven Kopor

About Christian Counseling of Fort Worth



About Betsy Kopor

My legal name is Elizabeth but please call me Betsy. 

Elizabeth Kopor, LPC Intern Supervised by Andrew Gill, LPC-S   Betsy also has a Masters Degree in Counseling.

From 1999 to 2019, Betsy was the Founder, Manager, and Counselor at Rachel Ministries in Fort Worth.  During those 20 years she provided pastoral counseling to groups and individuals, as well as aftercare programs to help trauma victims of abortion, miscarriage, rape, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. Many had diagnoses such as  PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, addiction problems, and bereavement. She also helped the overwhelmed, burnt out, and emotionally exhausted regain their strength and balance.   < These are Betsy's areas of expertise.  If you can't make it into the office, Betsy also provides telehealth counseling.  

A Statement from Betsy

After 20 years of ministry service I've discerned to retire from managing a large ministry and continue my ministry work as a LPC Intern under Andrew Gill, LPC-S.  I have been preparing my whole life for this season to help others without the clutter of running a large ministry and I feel privileged that God is continuing to use me.  I want you to know that with me as your counselor you have a safe place to privately share everything that is important to you.  I provide spiritual and psychological help for men and women, in a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental setting.  Since I ran a Post Abortion Ministry for 20 years I am very experienced in providing those interventions.

In addition to her extensive counseling experience, Betsy has presented at national and local conferences to the general public, clergy, and licensed mental health professionals.  She has been interviewed on Christian television and radio.  Betsy also has extensive experience as an event planner producing marathon healing retreats, Christian plays, and conferences.  She marketed Rachel Ministries through social media, print, and radio commercials (which she wrote).  Betsy holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, Passed the National Counselor Exam and is an LPC Intern.  She is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the North Central Texas Counseling Association.   

About Rachel Ministries in Ft Worth

Rachel Ministries in Ft. Worth provides a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental setting filled with people who will listen compassionately and with understanding.  We have a variety of programs and services available to you.

We provide spiritual and emotional help to both men and women through weekend retreats, weekly groups, post abortion aftercare, a telephone help line, and peer counseling, with referrals to licensed mental health professionals and clergy.  

We also provide technical assistance and training to other abortion recovery groups in several states. 

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About Steven Kopor   

Steve Kopor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, BCPCC

Steve Kopor is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor with a private practice in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a MA in Psychology, a MBA in Strategic Leadership, and has over 25 years counseling experience. His areas of expertise include Clinical Disorders, Marriage and Relationship Issues, Addictions, Trauma, Grief Work, and a variety of other Personal Issues. He is especially effective in helping women who are in emotionally abusive relationships. He volunteers at his local Church and also for Rachel Ministries a post abortive healing ministry. He practices counseling from a Christian Perspective.  He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and also the North Central Texas Counseling Association.  Sometimes he hires licensed mental health professionals and sometimes he rents office space. I provide counseling services to emancipated 25 year old and older adults.  I don't see children or teens or practice family counseling.  


About Christian Counseling of Fort Worth

Christian Counseling of Fort Worth is the DBA of Christian Counseling of Texas PLLC.  Sometimes we hire licensed mental health professionals or LPC Interns.  At this time my wife Elizabeth works at Christian Coiunseling of Ft. Worth.  We provide Christian Counseling in the Service of Jesus.

At Christian Counseling of Fort Worth we think there are 3 parts to successful counseling: 1) God's healing kindness to our client, 2) The counselors gifts & talents, knowledge, skills and abilities, and most importantly, 3) Your hard work.  We also believe that counseling success is dependent on prayer, especially intercessory prayer, and having the Holy Spirit on the treatment team.

We think Professional Christian Counseling is a wonderful specialization in which the psychologically trained licensed mental health professional integrates their knowledge, skills and abilities with their Christian faith, values and beliefs. We think it's a match made in heaven, giving you the best of both.  We understand the secular science of counseling and the sacred science of Christian Counseling. Be assured that your fundamental Christian beliefs are valued.

As Christian Counselor's we respect people of all faiths as well as those with no religious or spiritual beliefs. We never coerce non-Christian clients, apply undue pressure, or proselytize.  We don't even presume that all clients want spiritual interventions. We are not judgmental and more charismatic than legalistic.

Christian Counseling of Fort Worth is a Christ Centered Place of Healing. We are a team of licensed and credentialed mental health professionals who feel called and blessed to be of service to people who are hurting, have lost direction, or are facing difficult life obstacles. Christian Counseling of Fort Worth meets with clients in their office and as well remotely using telehealth platforms. 


Licensed Professional Counselors

In Texas, there are 3 levels of Licensing for  Licensed Professional Counselors.  They are:  Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern,  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. 

Betsy is a LPC - Intern.  All LPC - Interns work under the supervision of a LPC - Supervisor.  Betsy is supervised by Andrew Gill who is a LPC-Supervisor.  Andrew web page is www.tauhealing.com  LPC-Interns meet regularly with their supervisor to review the LPC Interns cases.  LPC-Interns are not paid by insurance companies. So  your health information is not reported to insurance companies.  Betsy's Fee schedule.

The Licensed Professional Counselors 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, referral, hypnotherapy which Christian Counseling of Fort Worth never uses because of its affilation with new age and occult practices, despite its scientific applications.  

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

LPC’s may use assessments and appraisal instruments for the purpose of determining strength, 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 characteristics for diagnosing mental health disorders.

The LPC’s goal is 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  Patient screening takes many factors into account, but they 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 persons 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  Once the patient’s screening is completed, patient intake begins. Depending on the treatment program forms are completed. The number and type of forms varies but all programs that charge money for services always verify insurance eligibility, substance use, legal, family, etc., history. During the patient intake there are also many legal documents required, like: consent forms, confidentiality forms, HIPPA forms. 

Patient Orientation  Once 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 programs 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  Assessment is a very important because it determines each patient’s proper treatment. A Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor will assess the clients strengths, weaknesses, and any other problems.  There are so many formal assessments a LCDC can use.  Some of the more popular assessments are:  SBIRT which is a 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 snap shot of the patients progress or lack there of.  Basically there is continuous patient assessment. 

Treatment Planning  This process takes the collected information derived from screening, intake, orientation, and assessment and turns them into treatment goals, treatment objectives, and treatment strategics 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 identifies, the LCDC works with the patient to identify treatment methods.

Counseling  There are many different treatment venues. For example there are individual, group, and family venues.  There are many different treatment model’s for the counselor to draw from: there is solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior therapy, psycho dynamic therapy, narrative therapy, gestalt therapy, the12 Step Model, etc.  In our experience the criminal justice system prefers the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and the 12 Step Model. Just like us counselors in private practice 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 continuity of services.  The LCDC’s case management function provides continuity of client services in a seamless way.

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. Patient’s with co-occurring psychiatric disorders can experience a myriad of acute crises. The LCDC who is trained in crisis intervention can quickly respond to a client in a crisis. 

Patient Education  An important part of the counselors job is to teach and inform patients about the problems with addiction and the difficulties of recovery.  Psycho education at a drug and alcohol treatment program can include teaching patients about relapse, recovery, the 12 Step Model, withdrawal symptoms, the physiology of addiction, etc.  It’s also good to up date patients on their progress.

Referral  When patient treatment needs can’t be met by either a therapist or a treatment facility a referral must be made. During the referral process it’s important to adhere to applicable local, state, and federal laws as well as regulations.  There are patient considerations when making a referral.  Best practice is to rule out any reasonable accommodations to prevent discharge.

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

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


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