Jim counsels individual adults as well as couples. He holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and is Certified as a Hypnotherapist and Anger Resolution Therapist. He is also trained to provide Christian /spiritual counseling for those who make that specific request.

Katie Deen, M.S., N.C.C., L.P.C.-I

Supervised by, Craig W. Spillman, Ph.D., P.C.

Kari views counseling as a journey of self-discovery.  Through this self-discovery, the therapist and client work together to explore the client’s inner world.  The ultimate goal is to increase self awareness and facilitate change in the client’s life.  Most people come to counseling because they want to be happier and counseling helps to explore what is getting in the way of this happiness.  Through hard work and collaboration, the therapist and client work together to remove these obstacles so he or she can go on to lead a happy and fulfilling life.

James Larson, M.A., L.P.C.

Dr. Spillman earned his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. He is licensed by the Texas State Board of Health; the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, and the Texas State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists and holds supervisory status with both boards.  He is a National Certified Counselor and works as an EAP for many businesses.  He offers consultation, testing, assessment and counseling for adults, families and teens. His philosophy of diagnosis and treatment is based on a compassionate, caring style that recognizes the dignity of all people. Dr. Spillman is a contracted, in-network provider for most insurance plans, please call the office directly for up to date information.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 972-550-8369 or

Email: DrCraigWSpillman@gmail.com

About Us

Student Interns:

Our practice sponsors counseling interns from several universities, some local and some out of state. They represent both doctoral and master's level students with specialty backgrounds as diverse as their own. All interns work under the direct supervision of Dr. Spillman. Our intern program is designed to offer services at a discounted rate for those who would like counseling services but do not have sufficient means to see one of our other therapists. Please feel free to write and ask about our current internship staff and their qualifications to help.

Call us: 972-550-8369

​Craig W. Spillman, Ph.D., P.C.

​Clinical Director

​Kari Peters, M.A., L.P.C. 

Dr. Spillman & Associates

Counseling Institute of Irving

Katie holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from the University of North Texas. She sees individuals across the lifespan, specializing in children and adolescents. Katie utilizes play therapy and activity therapy when working with children and adolescents to communicate with the child in a way that makes sense for them. She believes in the importance of incorporating parents into treatment and provides skills training, parent education, resources, and support for the entire family unit