Our Team

Gideon Therapists 

Cole Dawkins, MA, LPC


“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:38-39 (ESV)

I believe part of my role as a counselor is to help empower those who feel powerless or stuck. I am passionate about providing a safe environment for others where we can walk one step at a time toward healing and recovery from the challenges life brings. I take an empathetic approach, and I’m sensitive about respecting your starting point, thoughts, and opinions. In working collaboratively with others, my goal is to help others find solutions that will be most helpful for them. There is often the opportunity for good to come out of difficult circumstances, for beauty to come out of ashes. My desire is to help others search for and find the inner serenity they are hoping for.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” -Victor Frankl. With God’s help we can meet this challenge.  Change is possible.

Cole is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He has over three years of previous counseling experience from Dallas Baptist University, and has worked in other settings as well.  His areas of clinical expertise include working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and a variety of other concerns.


Kennedy Collins

LPC-Associate (under the supervision of Dr. John Spoede, LPC-S)


Dr. Alexander Drobnjakovic

LPC-Associate (under the supervision of Dr. Angela Waggoner, LPC-S)


Nicole Heller

Graduate Student Therapist (under the supervision of J. Cole Dawkins, MA, LPC)