Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Dr. Janice Caudill

Dr. Janice Caudill


I grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. From that background, I bring a down-to-earth, practical approach to my therapy and deep respect for the importance of relationships and family.

I’ve gone through my fair share of pain in life and know what it takes to move beyond it. If you want to change your life, and you are ready to do what it takes to heal, I will ask a lot of you. But I’ll never take away your choice about if and when to make those changes. We’ll share both laughter and tears. And I won’t ask you to do something I haven’t done myself. I know how scary it can be to take those steps toward rebuilding your life — and I know how empowering healing can feel.


  • Psychologist – Approved PSYPACT telehealth provider in 40 states (SEE STATES)
  • National Register of Health Service Providers, #52680
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist-Supervisor
  • Certified Clinical Partner Specialist-Supervisor
  • Certified Partner Trauma Therapist-Supervisor
  • Certified Clinical Disclosure Guide - Mentor
  • Intimacy Anorexia Therapist
  • Partner Recovery Therapist
  • Partner Betrayal Trauma Therapist
  • Sexual Recovery Therapist
  • Certified Daring Way FacilitatorTM
  • Shame-Informed Treatment Specialist
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Philosophy of Therapy

I believe that my clients are the experts in their own lives and have the right to determine the course of their own therapy. You can improve your life and feel better about yourself without a lengthy commitment to therapy. For clients whose goal is to focus on specific, time-limited objectives, I use my background in brief therapies and solution-focused treatment to encourage an action-oriented approach to change.

For clients looking for a deeper level of change or recovering from traumatic life events, addiction, betrayal, infidelity or an intimacy disorder, our journey together may be longer. Our task becomes one of transforming suffering into meaning, empowering, and transforming your lives.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to be trained in a variety of theoretical perspectives and use a combination of these to meet the unique needs of each client. This includes solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, experiential and various family systems therapies. I use a flexible approach that may include the practice of EMDR, Brainspotting, in combination with Somatic Experiencing for more rapid change.

Professional Background

I am a psychologist with over 25 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and adults. I counsel individuals, couples, and families, helping them to restore hope, find solutions and transform their lives. I have a background in brief therapy and strength-based approaches, which I use to help my clients focus on realistic action plans to deal with problems, improve their relationships, and heal from relationship and life difficulties.

My specialty is working with relationship trauma and intimacy disorders, such as sex or pornography addiction, betrayal trauma, intimacy anorexia, unresolved family of origin issues, and PTSD. I work with individuals to help them strengthen their personal boundaries and improve their self-esteem, as well as assist couples to rebuild trust and renew commitment after their relationships have been challenged by betrayal. As the first Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and partner betrayal trauma specialist in my hometown of McKinney, Texas. I support recovering addicts and spouses/partners, couples, and families to heal from the impact of pornography and sexual addiction. Additionally, I provide group therapy, customized intensives, and workshops to help spouses and partners empower themselves and heal from the wound of betrayal.

My professional foundation was in marriage and family therapy, and included specific training in the unique psychological needs of women. However, as a psychologist in the Dallas Veterans Administration, I also gained in-depth experience counseling men, particularly those dealing with depression, PTSD, and addiction.

I have extensive experience working with trauma issues, from the little hurts and rejections we go through every day that chip away at our spirit to childhood abuse and neglect to Complex-PTSD to betrayal trauma, to combat-related PTSD. My current Big 3 for trauma: Somatic Experiencing®, EMDR, and Brainspotting. The higher-level picture for finding and maintaining life balance I credit to my training with Pia Mellody in Post-Induction Therapy and Peter Levine in Somatic Experiencing.

I am also the co-author of multiple books about the full disclosure process, including Full Disclosure: How to Share the Truth after Sexual Betrayal and Full Disclosure: Seeking Truth after Sexual Betrayal. I am a co-creator of Kintsugi Recovery Partners, a business that creates resources for couples participating in a disclosure process, trains professionals to guide disclosures using the Restoring Truth ModelTM, and provides workshops to help partners and disclosers prepare to complete a therapeutic disclosure.

Training Path

The pain my clients bring to me is profound, so I put a great deal of time, effort, and investment in the training I believe is necessary for helping others heal. I consider knowledge and training an important investment in my skills as a professional. I’m proud that I have chosen wisely in the pockets of knowledge I’ve put a great deal of time and effort in pursuing. Sometimes I followed the training choices of the colleagues surrounding me; sometimes I’ve had to lead the pack.

I am the first Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and CSAT supervisor in McKinney, the first certified Sexual Recovery Therapist in Texas, the first professional to be certified as a Partner Recovery Therapist and Partner Betrayal Trauma Therapist, as well as the first to be certified as an Intimacy Anorexia Therapist, and first Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area.

I am the founder and clinical director of Intensive Recovery Healing, McKinney Counseling & Recovery, and Intensive Recovery Coaching – the three sisters in the Intensive Hope family. I was a founding member and vice-president of the nonprofit Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists, the first organization dedicated to the needs of partners of sex addicts and creators of the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model, a then radical shift in recognizing and treating partner betrayal trauma. I continue to serve as a board member for APSATS and provide supervision consultation for Certified Clinical Partner Specialist candidates. I also utilize this model when working with those in recovery for sexual or pornography addiction and have found incorporating this partner sensitive approach crucial in helping both parties restore trust.

The discovery of intimacy anorexia was an absolute game changer – the missing piece in understanding how to conceptualize both sex addiction and betrayal trauma recovery. The SA-IA field is in its infancy and, although a difficult relationship pattern to effect change, the quest to understand it has sparked my most recent training quest – unlocking the mysteries of attachment issues.

Somatic Experiencing, developed by Peter Levine, was a 3-year intensive training process that transformed my own nervous system in the process. I foolishly thought would end when my certification was achieved. What happened instead is I was awakened to limitless curiosity and the smorgasbord of advanced and master class trainings in pursuit of deepening my knowledge of trauma resolution, the nervous system, polyvagal inputs and the body. Additionally, I continue to assist at Somatic Experiencing trainings.

I have also trained with Dr. Brené Brown and have been a Certified Daring Way Facilitator TM since 2016. Brené’s work on shame resilience and vulnerability, and much that I learned from Pia Mellody and Peter Levine, provides an important superstructure that all healing fits into.

Additional training includes:

  • Trained with Dr. Patrick Carnes, the foremost authority in the field of sexual addiction recovery, and utilize his task-oriented approach in treating internet pornography and compulsive sexual behavior. Trained with Dr. Doug Weiss, president of the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy and utilize his trauma-based approach to the treatment of spouses/partners of sex addicts. Continue to mentor with Doug on a weekly basis.
  • Sexual Compulsivity Clinical Training with Maureen Canning, MA, LMFT, clinical consultant for the Meadows Dakota, extended care for sexual recovery.
  • Early Recovery Couples Empathy Model-Candidate (ERCEM)
  • Level 2 PACT trained by Dr. Stan Tatkin in use of the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy.
  • Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), an empirically based therapy created by Dr. Susan Johnson.
  • Basic level trained in Trauma First Aide, a method of working directly or indirectly with the nervous system to help re-establish the mind-body connection that is lost as a result of trauma.
  • Completed all modules of Body and Somatic Relational Work (BASE), a study of Relational Bodywork, Polyvagal Structures, Viscera and the Autonomic Nervous System; Social Engagement, Orienting and Trust, Fascia, Muscle; Bones, Joints, Soft Power, Cranium, Concussions and PTSD; and Eyes, Joints, Somatic Relational Work, Sensory Motor Tools
  • Completed training in identifying and addressing work and financial disorders issues as part of Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist requirements.
  • EMDR: Completed training in Feeling-State Addiction Protocol, a form of EMDR used to disconnect the pleasurable experience associated with an addictive behavior, thus eliminating the reinforcement that maintains the addictive behavior.
  • EMDR: Completed training with Dr. Laurell Parnell on Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Developmental Deficits and Adults Abused as Children.
  • EMDR-PRECI: Training in Therapy Protocols for Early Intervention and Ongoing Traumatic Stress.
  • Completed all training modules for NARM, the NeuroAffective Relational Model of attachment.
  • Completed all modules of Diane Poole Heller’s Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe)
  • Attachment: Completed Relational Development Rupture and Repair: A Somatic Developmental Perspective

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Aja Fields

Aja Fields

Aja Fields, Executive Assistant and Coach

In addition to acting as the intensive coordinator and clinical team leader for trauma intensives, I’ve been a part of developing Intensive Recovery Healing and Intensive Recovery Coaching into services that will better serve your needs. I try to bring the down-home warmth and big Texas welcome to your intensive experience. I take it as a mission to see to your needs and the small comforts that allow you to focus on change, growth, and healing when you are at one of our intensives. As a coach who specializes in self-regulation, I’ll also work with you during your intensive to help you learn some self-soothing and coping strategies you can use during and after your time with us.

I’m in the process of putting together a dynamite coaching team for Intensive Recovery Coaching. We aim to offer professional services in a way that is the best fit for you and your recovery, whether that recovery is from sex or porn addiction, partner betrayal trauma, infidelity, intimacy, or traumatic stress. Our coaches and therapists work together to provide the help you need to move beyond your pain and create new meaning in your life. Our motto: HOPE, HEALING, EMPOWERMENT.


  • Executive Assistant at McKinney Counseling & Recovery
  • Intensive Coordinator at Intensive Recovery Healing
  • Trauma Healing Intensive Team Leader
  • Executive Director at Intensive Recovery Coaching
  • IPEC and APSATS Trained Coach
Laura Fletcher

Laura Fletcher


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas and offer online sessions for counseling and intensives. I am a partner advocate with a heart for those who have experienced betrayal trauma in a relationship and am honored to work with you regardless of relationship status, meeting you where you are on your path back to self through boundaries, self-trust, addressing grief, and clarity around wants and needs.

I am also Helping Her Heal trained for conducting groups for those wanting to help repair relationship betrayal.

As a trauma therapist, I have expertise in how your body and health bear the burden of betrayal. I also have a particular interest in dealing with the immediate and longer-term fallout to the family, working with you to address parenting concerns for teens and young adults, as well as working with Adult Children of Sex Addicts who often experience issues with life and relationships. 


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Health and Well-being Coach (Wellcoaches)
  • APSATS Certified Clinical Partner Specialist (CCPS)
  • EMDR Level 1 and 2
  • Disclosure Guide Candidate
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis – Level I and II
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Individuals, Advanced, and Groups
  • Comfort Talk®  Trained by Dr. Elvira Lang, MD
  • Trauma-Informed Care Trained
  • Crisis Response Trained

If you have experienced the discovery of a spouse or significant other’s infidelity,  problematic sexual behavior, or issue of integrity, you no doubt have lots of questions but your anxiety may be too high to make sense of your dilemma. You may be experiencing sleep issues, your appetite may be different, and you may even find that you are easily startled or quick to anger – the gravity of the grief you are experiencing is without compare.  

I understand the powerful and sometimes baffling feelings that arise and are present within the grieving process so work with others on this path as well.

I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client’s individual needs to help attain the personal and/or post-traumatic growth they are striving for and provide a nurturing, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where the full range of emotions can be explored all through a lens of integrity, curiosity, and compassion. Give me a call; we'll talk through where you are in your journey and see if I'm a good fit to collaborate with you.

Additionally, I have experience in working with a range of emotional and behavioral issues and providing services that span from assistance in navigating the healthcare process and providing support and resources for chronic and terminal illnesses, lifestyle behavior change, and self-regulation/stress-management training to grief counseling and beyond. 

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Michelle Northam


I am part of the Intensive Recovery Healing and trauma teams. I specialize in working with partners of sex addicts, those dealing with compulsive sexual addiction issues, intimacy anorexia, and other addictions such as gambling. I offer traditional counseling services, online sessions, intensives, and groups for men struggling with sex addiction-intimacy anorexia, and their partners dealing with sex addiction-intimacy anorexia induced intimacy deprivation..

Everyone has a story, and those stories are full of experiences of pain, hardship, and disappointment. These experiences are not what defines a person, we are so much more than our past and present.

Let's work together to move you from the pain, turmoil, hurt, and brokenness in your life toward a place of healing, joy, freedom, and hope.


  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor (Texas, Maryland)
  • Intimacy Anorexia Therapist-C
  • Partner Recovery Therapist-C
  • Sexual Recovery Therapist-C

I look forward to coming alongside you on your journey to healing. We will work together to find meaning, purpose, and healing. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor for Texas and Maryland, a follower of Jesus Christ, the wife of a veteran, and a mother. Let's work together to move you from the pain, turmoil, hurt, and brokenness in your life towards a place of healing, joy, freedom, and hope.

Karen Norwood

Karen Norwood

As the embodiment whisperer of the Intensive Recovery Healing team, I am a licensed massage therapist and specialize in trauma-informed bodywork including Somatic Experiencing. Primarily working with chronic pain sufferers, I noticed that massage helped but wasn’t fixing the root cause. Through various trainings including Somatic Experiencing, I learned healing trauma stored in the body has been the missing link in wellness.


  • Founding Member of Texas State Massage Therapy Advisory Board TDLR
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Massage Instructor
  • Professional Member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals
  • Advanced Student of Somatic Experiencing Training Institute

As an important part of the somatic healing and Intensive Recovery Healing team, I also specialize in helping to repair self-esteem, boundaries, and consent. I have extensive training and experience with the ways the body keeps score and utilizes that knowledge in my work with intensive clients. This includes orthopedic massage for common injuries, cervical, low back, knees with Ben Benjamin; myoskeletal alignment techniques with Erik Dalton; massage for cancer patients; deep massage for psoas; massage cupping; Qi Gong; work with the pelvis: structure, power, posture and trauma; trauma massage, and trauma-sensitive yoga. My current training interests are Somatic Sex Educator and Relational Body Somatic Education.

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Debra Larsen

Debra Larsen

I am part of the Intensive Recovery Healing team and serve as a parent consultant in intensives when there are concerns about the impact of addiction and betrayal trauma recovery on adolescents and young adult children. I am also a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and APSATS certified therapist who specializes in teens and young adults struggling with addiction.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
  • Certified Clinical Partner Specialist
  • Sexual Recovery Therapist
  • National Board of Certified Counselors

I welcome the opportunity to help you make sense of what you are going through with your teen or young adult and to develop a plan to deal more effectively with your challenges. I offer a direct approach, laced with humor, and filled with compassion. If your adolescent or young adult struggling with the impact of addiction and/or betrayal, or if you are struggling with guilt or uncertainty – let the team know you would like to include a parental consult in your intensive.

I am also trained in working with intimacy anorexia and often work with couples following intensives.

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Ingela Edwards

Ingela Edwards

I am part of the Intensive Recovery Healing team and offer EMDR for intensive and aftercare clients. In addition to EMDR and treating relational and life trauma issues, I was a founding board member of APSATS and, along with Janice, participated in the development of the Multi-dimensional Partner Trauma Model. I’m also certified as a Sexual Recovery Therapist.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Clinical Partner Specialist
  • Sexual Recovery Therapist
  • National Board of Certified Counselors

On a personal note, I was raised in Sweden and lived there for 12 years. I lived in Kuwait for 5 years, where I attended British and American schools. I have been in the US for over 30 years. My multicultural background serves me well in my work, as I understand cultural differences, family structures and religions. I was raised in Sweden and lived there for 12 years. I’ve been in the US for over 30 years.

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Linda Franke

Linda Franke

I am the Senior Consultant for the Somatic Experiencing and intensive trauma team, offering guidance on a collaborative body psychotherapeutic approach for a wide array of physical, developmental, relational, shock trauma, and life transitions. I assist in developing a healing roadmap for interpersonal trauma stemming from childhood neglect and abuse, shame, and attachment wounds by integrating body/mind/spiritual healing techniques grounded in the body and honoring the individual's healing journey. I have been a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and an Alexander Technique teacher since 2001. I am also a Certified Clinical Partner Specialist, APSATS-trained to treat partner betrayal trauma. I also lead a Somatic Experiencing/polyvagal-informed study group for CSATs, CPTTs, and APSATS. I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor in the state of Virginia.


  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor
  • Certified Clinical Partner Specialist
  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
  • Alexander Technique Teacher
  • Dynamic Attachment Re-patterning experience (DARe)
  • Bodywork and Somatic Education (BASE)

I am trained in several healing modalities. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing in VA, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and an Alexander Technique Teacher. I have advanced somatic skills training with Kathy Kain, Steve Terrell in touch work, and Diane Poole Heller Ph.D. - DARe Attachment workshops, Dave Berger - BASE. I have also trained with Raja Selvam, and Ana Do Valle, OT. Additionally, I am trained in Brainspotting, Deep Brain Reorienting, and Inner Relationship Focusing, working on the attachment relationship we have with ourselves.

I have coordinated multiple Somatic Experiencing trainings and have assisted multiple training facilitators, including Peter Levine, originator of Somatic Experiencing. I am approved by SETI to offer consults and personal sessions for students at all levels of SE trainings.

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Willie’s formal name is Willie Cauley-Stein. She is named after a 7-foot basketball player who made Kentucky proud. He can slam dunk with attitude and get down and defend every position on the court. Our Willie’s ball-handling skills aren’t much to speak of but, like her namesake, she rocks attitude. There has never been a piece of food that has gotten past her.

On a more important note, she knows her worth and on the rare occasions she sneaks into the J. Shepard Building, she struts her stuff with regal pride. Self-esteem is not an issue for Willie. She has a voice and isn’t afraid to use it. She knows her needs and wants and makes no apologies for being exactly who she is: the terribly sweet, ferociously loyal, incredibly stubborn, willful queen of the Shepard Building.

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