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Meet Rachael...

DFW Child Mom Approved Provider 2X

Teens, Women Issues, Young Adults, Parenting, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Depression, Self-Harm, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Adoption

Welcome to TrueSelf! Glad you are here!

Rachael Hackler is the owner and lead therapist at TrueSelf Counseling and Coaching. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and has been practicing therapy in a variety of settings for more than 12 years. 


Rachael obtained a master’s degree in Community Counseling from Texas Woman's University and also a bachelor’s degree in Family Studies/Child Development from the University of Central Oklahoma. 


Early in her career, Mrs. Hackler spent years working with individuals throughout the process of adoption by providing specific services to birthparents as well as assisting adoptive parents. Rachael later began serving as an in-home therapist for a local agency providing trauma informed therapy with children ages 0-17 while also providing therapeutic services through Tarrant County Early Childhood Intervention. During this time, Rachael was trained in TF-CBT (Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention), and Child-Parent Interaction Therapy. Most recently, Rachael has cared for adolescents and adults seeking emergency mental health evaluations and care through a local behavioral health hospital.  

Rachael is also a wife, a mother, a born and raised Okie *Oklahoma*, and a lover of the outdoors. She has been married to her husband for more than10 years and together they have almost 7 year old twins. Needless to say, there isn't much time for "extra" stuff, but when she has a moment, she enjoys camping in the family's RV, hiking, anything and everything Christmas, OU Sooner football, and going on family adventures. 

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Meet Laura...

Play Therapy, EMDR I/II, Parent/Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma, Loss and Grief, Divorce, Transitions, Attachment, Teens, Parenting

LPC-S, RYT-200
DFW Child Mom Approved Provider 2022 

Laura Wright is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in the state of Texas. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counseling from University of North Texas. Laura started her journey in the mental health field in 2004. Over the years, she has practiced in a variety of settings including a local children’s hospital, residential treatment center, youth inpatient hospital, MHMR clinics, early childhood intervention, law enforcement, and children’s advocacy centers. She is currently a member of the Association for Play therapy, American Counseling Association, American Psychological Association and Yoga Alliance.


Recently, Laura decided to fuse her personal passion for yoga and wellness into her professional work by obtaining a 200-hour teacher training certificate from Yoga Renew. She is currently working towards a 500-hour advanced yoga certification to provide clients of all ages with an even more profound and holistic therapeutic experience. 


Laura specializes in working with young children, adolescents and families. She has a passion for working with children and caregivers to promote a healthy parent/child bond and to assist parents in finding peace and joy in raising humans. Laura also has experience in helping clients with an array of issues including, but certainly not limited to: developmental trauma, special needs, parent-child/attachment issues, gender/identity issues, behavioral issues, domestic violence, depression, anxiety and divorce/separation. She incorporates an interpersonal neurobiology approach and uses various modes of therapy based on each client’s needs individually or in group setting, including cognitive behavioral therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, trauma-conscious yoga and child centered play therapy.


With a passion to promote healing and growth, Laura accompanies her clients in their journey through life’s ups and downs. She believes giving clients the space to be free from judgment, unconditionally accepted, to feel seen, safe and deeply understood is the key to healing. Laura would be honored to work with you and/or your child to guide you in growing into the best version of yourself.


Fun facts:

Laura has two boys, one in the US Army and the other approaching the tween years. They have a ginormous dog, Ace and a quirky kitty, Sukha. Laura loves adventures and learning new things. Running, hiking, cycling, hip hop dance, yoga/meditation, keeping houseplants alive, veganizing recipes, rollerblading and family play time are some favorites. Right now, she is learning how to play the electric guitar with her youngest son. In between all these things Laura finds joy in exploring local coffee shops. Vive la vida!

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Meet Jennifer....

Young Adults, New Moms, Family Therapy, Teens, Life Transitions, Relationships, Depression, Self-Esteem, Post-Partum, Parenting

LPC-Associate Supervised by Gracie Moncibaiz LPC-S

Jennifer Van Kesteren holds a Masters in Counseling from Texas Wesleyan University as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

She has worked in the helping field for 5 years now at different agency’s here in Fort Worth. During her undergrad studies she worked as a counseling intern at the Excel Center in Fort Worth helping children and adolescents with various emotional and behavioral needs. She has also worked as a communications liaison for MHMR and JPS hospital, serving to bridge the gap between the two mental health organizations. Jennifer completed her internship hours during her graduate program here at TrueSelf Counseling well holding a full-time position at Mesa Springs Psychiatric Hospital. 

With the belief that clients already have the strengths and tools they need to get through life’s struggles, Jennifer provides reflective discussions in a nonjudgmental environment. Jennifer builds substantial connection for all of her clients and encourages them to take control of their power and infinite strength.

Jennifer is originally from New York but has been living in Texas for 7 years now, she is practically a Texan now right!? Jennifer is also a dog mom to a fluffy German Shephard and a sweet Border Collie. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her dogs going on hikes and walks. She also enjoys practicing yoga and traveling new places in the great state of Texas!  

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TrueSelf Counseling

Counseling and Coaching for the Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families of Fort Worth, Aledo, Burleson, Keller, Lake Worth, Arlington, and surrounding areas

What We Do:

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Play Therapy

Talk Therapy for Individuals and Families

Walk and Talk Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT


Trauma Informed Yoga

Parenting Education/Connection/Positive Parenting 

Behavioral Intervention

Family Therapy

What We Treat:


Parent-Child Conflict


Infant/Toddler Mental Health

Life Transitions

Behavioral Concerns 

Emotional Regulation

Relationship Issues 

Adoption Triad


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