Eric Tooley, Lead Coach & Certified Pastoral Sexual Addiction Specialist
Eric values the institute of marriage and he strongly believes in fighting for your marriage rather than giving up. Although he has been happily married for the past 15 years, Eric’s first marriage ended in divorce. After his training with The Marriage Place, he realizes he chose all the wrong strategies in trying to save it. He specializes in helping individuals, couples and families who are dealing with pornography issues. For more than twenty years, he has led workshops and given presentations all over the country on healthy sexuality. Most of all, he has a heart for helping people make good choices in all areas of their lives.
Eric will complete his masters program in professional counseling this year. He is an ordained minister and can do pastoral counseling as well as life coaching from either a faith-based or secular approach.
Bonnie Estes, Certified Relationship Coach
Bonnie Estes is a certified life coach who graduated from Coach U, an institution accredited by International Coaches Federation in 2005 and one of the top US coaching institutes.
She has years of experience helping clients meet their goals of a more fulfilling life and has worked with a long list of well-known coaches in the field.
Bonnie is the author of Know Thy Self – Engage Others, a personal development workbook that helps master what Bonnie calls Ego Behaviors. She believes ego behaviors can be one of the blocks that keep people from life success. The tool has been well received by counselors, coaches and clients.
In January of 2014 Bonnie joined Engage With Love because she shares Kim’s vision for helping to change the world’s view of marriage.
Dan Umphress, Marriage & Family Pastoral Therapist
Dan knows full well it takes two people to decide to marry but only one to decide to end it. He understands the feelings of helplessness and fear that come when your spouse wants out of the marriage and he can relate to your struggle on a deeply personal level. He knows the pain of going through an unwanted divorce but he also knows how to recover from the experience and has now been happily married for 14 years.
Dan is a believer in the importance of saving a marriage whenever possible, and building a happy life upon the renewed marriage or the life that can be found on the other side of a marriage that could not be saved. He has many years of experience working as a marriage and family counselor in the Dallas area.
David J. Bryan, M.A., LPC Intern Supervised by J. D. Dickerson, LPCS
David’s calling to coaching and counseling began with a transformational experience where his eyes were opened to his own struggles and what life and marriage could be. Since then, he has shared a passion with his wife to encourage and teach hurting couples the skills for growth and connection. David is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of J.D. Dickerson, LPCS, as well as, a seasoned life coach. David has served as a mentor for individuals and couples for over 7 years through various programs and ministries. He has worked with a number of addiction issues including substance abuse and sexual addiction. In his 22+ years of marriage, he has experienced the low of approaching the brink of divorce to the high of having his wife become his best friend. Having traveled this road, it is his personal mission to help couples and individuals find freedom, passion and inspiration in the midst of pain, fear and uncertainty.
Through encouragement, a listening ear and words of wisdom, David guides couples to discover connection, intimacy and hope. Marriage does not have to be a prison of misery. It can be so much more. Let David join you in the trenches as you fight for a fulfilling and enriching marriage.
Mandy’s heart is to encourage marriages to flourish. That’s a difficult goal relationally; especially taking into account the many differences couples possess. However, great goals are worth the time and effort, which is what Mandy is willing to give clients who are ready to learn to love and the process it takes to get there. She brings maturity and confidence to her work with couples. While an incredibly humble, generous and kind human being, she’s a powerhouse in the therapy room.
Mandy has a Masters degree in Counseling and has been helping others understand who they are and how to love others for the past 30 years.
Michael Popovici, Certified Relationship Coach
Michael’s marriage of more than thirty-four years and raising six children with his wife, combined with mentoring and training from counselors, coaches, and ministry leaders, brings discernment and understanding of the challenges confronted in a marriage. Michael’s first marriage ended in divorce with consequences brought about by his own behavior. From that experience, he realized the necessity for change in his thinking and his behavior.
With compassion, wisdom, and experience he engages each person and couple, helping them to realize the reality of who they are and how they show up in their relationships. He helps his clients realize what their relationship can be and helps them get there so they realize greater intimacy and connectedness.
Sara Snyder, Certified Relationship Coach
Sara is a strong believer in the value of marriage and working to keep your relationship alive through all stages of life. Married for more than 39 years, she and her husband have moved together through both pleasant and difficult seasons. Especially during the last 5 years, they have weathered multiple waves of loss and grief. Sara has a heart for hurting people, and is especially gifted at listening for what is beneath the surface. Many years of practice walking alongside those who have been brought into her life, along with her training as a Life Coach make her a person who can help you find a way through the hard places.