Our Purpose:

To help you become your best self, at the core.

Mind

We understand that the body and the mind work together to create ultimate well-being.

Body

Noyau has designed a unique approach to healing, wellness and fulfillment that integrates this principle to help you create the life you have always wanted.

Noyau is Not Like any Other App you will find.

At Noyau, we understand that the body and the mind work together to create ultimate well-being.  Noyau has designed a unique approach to healing, wellness, and fulfillment that integrates this principle to help you create the life you’ve always wanted.  Noyau counselors work with their clients through mental challenges and hurdles while also offering methods and ideas to increase healing and fulfillment through the body.

Noyau counselors understand that there are practical steps and goals that can be integrated into healing of the mind to create lasting change.  We want to work collaboratively with you to make the transformation you never thought possible.

Noyau counselors understand that there are practical steps and goals that can be integrated into healing of the mind to create lasting change.  We want to work collaboratively with you to make the transformation you never thought possible.

Charity Hagains MA, LPC-S

Chief Clinical Development Officer

As a Co-Founder of Noyau Wellness Center, Charity Hagains is a highly respected, educated, and experienced Senior Therapist and Coach. Charity’s engaging and outgoing personality makes her a preferred therapeutic media consultant and guest speaker on topics including: Parenting, Relationship Issues, Multiculturalism, Anger Management and Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence. Charity has appeared on many local media outlets including 106.1 Kiss FM, CBS 11, Fox 4, News 8 Day Break and the CW.

Working to create a collaborative therapeutic relationship between herself and her clients, Charity uses an eclectic mix of therapeutic techniques. Chief among these techniques are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Charity uses these therapeutic styles in combination with her empathic personality and unconditional positive regard for clients to create a caring, focused and goal oriented atmosphere.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered amongst the most rapid in terms of obtainable results. Using CBT, Charity works with clients to effect how they feel by reassessing their thinking on subjects regardless of situational change. In simple terms, the way a client thinks effects how they feel and thus how they react to any given situation. Charity has success in utilizing this approach in working with issues including: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and PTSD.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is goal oriented, outcome focused and directed towards developing and achieving the client’s vision of solutions. Charity works with clients to help discern definable goals and previous success that can be incorporated into a current action plan for achievement. Charity effectively uses this approach with: business and leadership enhancement, couples and family therapy, parenting issues, and working with adolescents.

As a graduate of Southern Methodist University, Charity served as an officer in the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology while working with many of the University’s esteemed faculty members on various research projects. During her time at SMU, Charity worked within the learning therapy department as well as completed an internship with the Shelton School for children with learning disorders.

After graduation she used her skills in working with area domestic violence and sexual assault organizations as a community education and crisis counselor. During completion of her Masters in Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University, she devoted her time to Communities in Schools of Dallas and North Texas. While there, she counseled at-risk students and their families to increase success in areas of both personal and academic life.

Charity moved on to gain significant experience with a prestigious private psychotherapy practice in the Dallas area where she gained experience and training in CBT, SFBT and Psychodynamic application. During that time she effectively treated individuals, couples and families with a variety of issues and developed her specialty areas: anxiety/depression, family/parenting issues, self-image/confidence issues, and ethical leadership.

Angela S. Taylor MA, LPC-S

Chief Clinical Services Officer

Angela S. Taylor is Co-Founder of Noyau Wellness Center, Senior Therapist, and Executive/Business Coach. In addition to maintaining her private practice, Angela is consistently sought out as a mental health and relationship expert to lend her opinion to media outlets such as CBS, Fox, ABC, and the CW. Additionally, Angela has leant her expertise to various print medias including, Community Health, Dallas Moms Blog, CultureMap, and DailyMail.com.  She also frequently develops and trains other therapists and practicing counselors. Angela works to empower individuals, couples, and families to reach success and fulfillment in life and in career.

Angela works with various mental health issues including depression, anxiety, women’s issues (i.e. body image, self esteem, etc), relationship and sex issues, grief, and various other concerns. She uses a collaborative approach to understand how her clients’ backgrounds, belief systems, and personalities affect their abilities to operate and succeed in their environments.

Angela works with clients to eliminate obstacles and barriers, mentally, emotionally, and physically, to reach the goals and fulfillment they desire. Angela believes everyone has the ability to reach complete happiness and ultimate achievement and helps her clients see and reach this level in their own lives. She creates a warm environment that is interactive while providing challenges along with a unique understanding of each person’s individual life and struggles.

Angela is an experienced Executive/Business Coach who works with clients to achieve success in their careers and personal life. She understands the challenges of maintaining a balance and actively helps her clients develop a life that is fulfilling both personally and professionally. She works with her clients to find the best path for them and discovers ways to succeed in that journey.

Angela graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. While there, she was recruited to work with the Central Intelligence Agency and went on to work for them for two years in Washington DC. Angela decided to leave the CIA and pursue her passion for therapy at Texas Woman’s University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with an MA in Counseling Psychology.

Angela began her therapy career working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors at Friends of the Family in Denton, TX. She went on to work as a personal counselor at Collin College where she worked with various ages and numerous issues including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, career coaching, etc. From there, Angela moved onto working for a prestigious private practice in Dallas where she worked as a senior therapist, program supervisor, media consultant, and executive/business coach. Angela provided counseling for individuals, couples, and families as well as providing group therapy and leading various seminars. She gained significant experience with DFW’s professionals further developing her unique knowledge, therapeutic skills and technique, outlook, and insight of the mental health and professional issues that affect our society and community.

Melissa Opoku

Counseling Specialist

Melissa Opoku is a highly experienced, well sought out counseling specialist, parenting expert, and life coach. Melissa has over 15 years of experience in leadership, development, and communication, thus providing her with a unique and deep understanding of a wide variety of circumstances and issues. Melissa effectively uses her professional experiences in conjunction with her extremely skillful counseling methods and technique to deliver a novel pathway towards growth and healing for her clients.

With commitment and willingness to work towards change, Melissa works with her clients to reach known and unforeseen goals. She helps her clients recognize new ideas and reach a better understanding of themselves to create and maintain a life that is invigorating and empowering. Melissa works with her clients to better identify problematic mindsets and common practices that are standing in the way of circumstantial and life long change.

Melissa is firm when needed while still providing a respectful and comfortable atmosphere. She has an exceptional ability to understand what each client needs from her and when to adequately deliver a new idea or concept. Melissa will work in partnership with you to facilitate the change you are hoping to achieve in your life.

Melissa graduated Cum Laude from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Sociology Minor. Additionally, Melissa holds two Masters degrees from Amberton University in Professional Development and Licensed Professional Counseling. Melissa’s achievements also include holding executive offices on the Psi Chi National honor society and working alongside Southern Methodist University’s esteemed faculty members as a research assistant.

Melissa has extensive experience in guidance in parenting, especially with newborn-elementary age children. She served as the Executive Director at Primrose Schools for 15 years where she developed curriculum and special skills in team building, training, and cooperation. Melissa also worked at Hope Strategies Counseling where she provided life skills training, anger management, and drug and alcohol counseling.

Gisela Sanchez

Counseling Specialist

Impassioned to support and guide her clients through life’s challenges, Counseling Specialist Gisela Sanchez is committed to creating a welcoming and positive environment where growth and change occur. Working tirelessly to help clients develop a more accurate view of their experiences, themselves, their relationships and the world around them, Gisela’s clients experience a renewed sense of self and fulfillment.

Working in private practice and various community settings, Gisela has help hundreds of people achieve a deeper understanding of their needs and desires, as well as overcome the barriers that have prevented them from achieving their goals. She strongly believes in her clients resilience and capacity for change, and uses that to help clients build on their innate strengths to overcome adversity.

Through a collaborative relationship built on mutual respect and trust, Gisela provides insight and compassion as clients move through life’s difficulties. Specializing in Anxiety, Trauma Recovery, Relationship Issues, Divorce Recovery, Life Transitions and Codependency, Gisela is a champion for healing and change. Her extensive work with adolescents, adults, and couples has given her a unique and specialized expertise to guide her clients towards success.

After receiving her BA in Psychology from the University of Texas, Gisela went on to complete her Graduate Degree in Community Counseling at the University of North Texas. Her Bilingual skills as a fluent English and Spanish speaker create a valuable link between Noyau and the Latino community.

Merlyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She is passionate about healing the whole person and enjoys helping others journey toward both emotional and physical well being. Merlyn approaches counseling as a collaborative process and employs the use of behavioral relaxation training, solution-focused, and person-centered counseling techniques. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Merlyn strives to create an atmosphere where clients feel accepted as they are while simultaneously working towards the changes they desire.

Merlyn has extensive experience working within medical settings helping clients heal after occupational trauma, medical illness, and disability. She enjoys helping people explore their strengths, discover new dreams, and journey towards living a life of joy. Merlyn has also served at various non-profit agencies and community settings.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University and earned her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical Center. Merlyn has experience providing counseling to individuals and families in a variety of settings and a range of treatment focus areas including depression, anxiety, grief and loss, vocational counseling, cancer recovery, body image, cultural issues, trauma, stress management, and adjustment to medical illness and disability.