Meet the Team

Karen | 469-794-8260

Karen Christensen, LPC, LSOTP, CSAT
Karen Christensen, LPC-S, LSOTP-S, CSAT is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider Supervisor, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist who specializes in the treatment of sexual addiction, sexual trauma, and adult relational and behavioral concerns. Additional areas of interest include assisting adults who struggle with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and grief. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences with a major in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling. Karen is the owner and founder of Rinnovare Counseling Center.

Karen provides a confidential, discrete, and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where clients can safely disclose and process painful life events, as well as sensitive and oftentimes embarrassing intrusive thoughts and/or behaviors. All counseling approaches are evidence-based and include but are not limited to EMDR, psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, experiential, and relapse prevention.

Dayjha | 940-703-4497

Dayjha Cheatham, LPC, LSOTP, CAMS-II
​DJ is a therapist who specializes in treating youth, young adults, and families experiencing maladaptive behaviors, problems with conduct, issues with self-esteem, and conflict within the family system. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a BA in psychology and then pursued an MA in Professional Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Anger Management Specialist-II. Prior to entering private practice, she gained experience working with many individuals learning how to better manage or cope with depression, anxiety, and anger; as well as those with a history of antisocial and sexually offending behavior.

While Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the primary approach she uses in her work, DJ is also trained to meet the unique needs of clients by using various other therapeutic approaches and treatment modalities as necessary. Her practice with youth is developmentally informed and uses techniques pulled from child-centered protocols and training. She builds treatment with all her clients around evidence-based interventions. She maintains an ever-growing list of resources, and enjoys providing clients with the information and the tools they need to feel equipped for their world when walking out of her office.

Sara Shelton
Sara is an LMFT Associate supervised by Christian Love Hutcheson, Ph.D.  She has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master’s in Special Education, which has equipped her to work with neuro-diverse couples and individuals. She is Gottman Level 1 Certified and has been a Prepare/Enrich facilitator for 13 years. It is a research-based assessment that quickly helps couples get to the heart of their relationship strengths and weaknesses. Sara is a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP), an Associate Partner Trauma Therapist (APTT) candidate, and an American Association of Sex Addiction Counseling (AASAT) candidate. Sara enjoys helping individuals with general counseling needs such as depression, anxiety, self-worth, and grief. She specializes in:

  • Neurodiverse couple therapy
  • Partner Betrayal
  • Christian Counseling
  • Marriage/ premarital therapy
  • Trauma
  • Divorce
  • Individuals newly diagnosed or questioning if they are neurodivergent.

Sara’s unique skills, coupled with her passion for helping others, help struggling individuals, couples, and families who need someone to walk alongside them through their various life challenges. It takes courage to reach out and ask for help when you are going through difficult times and need someone unbiased to listen. Sara would humbly assist you and your family in finding hope and strategies to help you handle the hard things life has thrown at you.

Abigail and Henry
Including animals in the therapeutic process can help increase trust, enhance the ability to bond and reduce symptoms related to several mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, and anger. Abigail and Henry are miniature Goldendoodles, which Karen owns and handles, who have earned Canine Good Citizen certification through The American Kennel Club. As trained therapy dogs. Abigail and Henry are available for Karen’s clients on request.