Our Team

Meet The Olive Branch Team

Our therapists all possess Master's degrees and are recognized by the state of Texas as licensed mental health providers.

We are proud to have therapists at our practice who are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW).

They serve the clients of Olive Branch Family Therapy out of their desire to help individuals, couples and families rediscover hope through healing in their lives and relationships.

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Jill Davis


Jill Davis, co-owner of Olive Branch Family Therapy, holds a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from Oklahoma Christian University, and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. She has served as a therapist in Denton County since 2006 and has vast experience working with individuals, couples, and families presenting with a wide array of backgrounds and challenges. Jill specializes in addiction, trauma, anxiety and grief as well as helping couples heal from infidelity and marital wounds. She is EMDR trained and a Certified Mental Health and Nutrition Clinical Specialist (CMNCS). Jill is passionate about helping her clients work toward improving their mental health with a holistic health/nutritional approach.

The foundation on which Jill practices is in striving to help the hopeless find hope and a clear pathway to healing relationally, emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically.

Jill and her husband, Beau, have been married since 2006 and are together enjoying this busy season of adventures with their three children.

beau davis, therapist

Beau Davis


Beau Davis, CEO and co-owner of Olive Branch Family Therapy, holds a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy, a Master of Arts in Christian Ministry and Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. He is currently licensed in the state of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Since 2000 Beau has had the opportunity to work with people of all ages who have been affected by relationship issues, emotional disorders, traumatic life events, and eating disorders. His experience includes work with individuals, couples, and families in both clinical and ministerial settings helping to mend broken relationships and help families navigate through the teenage years. Beau’s desire is to help people develop a greater understanding of their own personal needs and responsibilities, to grow into emotional maturity and joy, and to deepen their relationship with God and others.

Beau and his wife Jill live in Denton and have been married since 2006. He continues to serve as the Youth and Family Minister at the church where he and Jill have attended since 2006.

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Jerry Heidrich


Jerry Heiderich has been working as a minister and therapist for more than 30 years. He received a Masters in Theology and in Marriage and Family Therapy, both from Abilene Christian University. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the State of Texas.

Jerry works with individuals, couples, families and groups with a keen interest in conflict resolution, trauma, crisis intervention, depression, transitions and minister renewal. He is fluent in Portuguese and intermediate-level Spanish, having lived in Latin America for 30 years. He has worked with people of all socioeconomic backgrounds in a variety of multi-cultural settings. He is a certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, is certified in providing online video therapy and is also certified in Prepare/Enrich pre-marital therapy.

He has lead seminars and retreats on Marriage and Family, Conflict and Crisis Intervention, Spiritual Renewal, Minister Self-Care, Healthy Sexuality, Parenting and Relationship Development. Jerry loves being a part of transformation in people’s lives, relationships and intimacy with God.

Jerry and his wife, Gail, a clinical psychologist, live in Lewisville where they enjoy their kids and grandkids.

aaron norton, therapist

Aaron Norton

Ph.D., LMFT-Supervisor, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, board certified LMFT-Supervisor, and an Approved Supervisor from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He has a Masters and Doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University, one of the nation’s top schools for family therapists. He has worked for more than a decade with couples dealing with challenges around infidelity, high conflict, violence, the brink of divorce, parenting, and sex. He is also experienced in helping individuals, couples, and families with a wide variety of concerns. Dr. Norton believes wholeheartedly in the power of transformational change.

Dr. Norton is also an Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy where he teaches, trains, and mentors masters and doctoral marriage and family therapy students. Dr. Norton brings not only his years of experience in treating couples and families, but also his expertise and knowledge as a researcher and educator.

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Brittany Klabunde

MSW, LCSW, EMDR Certified

Brittany Klabunde is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from The University of North Texas and her Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington.

Since 2013, Brittany has worked in shelters, hospitals, churches, schools, and crisis centers to provide individuals and families with compassionate, trauma-informed care. In each setting, she was an advocate for best practice as it relates to trauma recovery. She specializes in helping clients who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, codependency, anxiety, and depression.

Brittany believes in the redemption of our most painful life experiences and is committed to journeying with clients as they do the courageous work of confronting the adverse effects of trauma.

Brittany and her husband Chris have been married since 2016, and live in Denton with their twin daughters. She enjoys cooking community meals, hiking, and family bike rides.

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Jana Kay McHam


Jana Kay McHam is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Communication from Oklahoma Christian University and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. She has experience working with individuals of all ages and families addressing various concerns. Her specialty work is in marriage therapy including pre-marital counseling, marriage check-ups and reconciliation as well as a focus on work with foster families. Her work with foster families includes treatment for trauma experiences for adults and children.

Jana Kay and her husband Travis have been married since 2007 and they have three young children. They reside in Lantana and she is active in their church and the Arms of Hope ministry.

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Sharon Montcalm

M.ED., LPC, RPT, EMDR Trained

Sharon Montcalm is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Angelo State University and Master of Education in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University. She has experience working with children of all ages, parents, and adult clients going through life transitions. She specializes in play therapy services for children struggling with anxiety, behavior concerns, depression, school refusal, divorce aftercare and developmental adjustments. Over time, Sharon believes play helps children and families move from hurt to healing, chaos to calm, and fear to fun again.

Sharon and her husband Ryan have been married since 1999 and live in Denton. They have three dogs and a son who is in college at Texas A&M. Sharon is active in community groups, loves to sing, walk the dogs and spend time with family and friends.

moriah barr, therapist

Moriah Barr


Moriah Barr is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and EMDR trained therapist. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Woman’s University, where she worked as the graduate assistant for the program. Moriah has experience working with diverse individuals from all walks of life with a wide variety of concerns. Her specialties include work with adolescents and adults as well as couples therapy, premarital therapy, and family sessions. She is experienced in helping those struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, infidelity, infertility, parenting, grief, and much more. Moriah believes that with a little help and encouragement, individuals have the strength and resources in themselves and to build the life they want.

Moriah and her husband David have been married since 2016 and live with their young daughter and rescue dog, Zoey. Moriah enjoys a variety of self-care activities including writing, being in nature, and spending time with friends and her very large family.

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Marshal Maiwald

M.MFT, LMFT Associate

Marshal Maiwald is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and EMDR trained therapist. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Freed Hardeman University and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christain University. Marshal has experience working with a wide variety of clients including families, couples, individuals, and groups. He specializes in working with couples, pre-marital, families, blended families, adolescents, young adults, and more. He has experience helping people with anxiety, parenting, grief, depression, family conflict, trauma, and more. Marshal believes that all individuals have strengths within themselves, and with some support and learning new perspectives they can achieve their goals.

Marshal and his dog Nala live in Denton where he is currently working on his Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. He enjoys playing games with friends, hiking, writing, and learning new baking recipes.

Supervised by Dr. Marcus Tanner, LMFT-S

wade bates, therapist

Wade Bates

M.MFT, LMFT Supervisor, LPC Supervisor

Wade Bates holds a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Youth and Family Ministry from Abilene Christian University. He is recognized in the State of Texas as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Since 2003 Wade has provided counseling through churches, in-home counseling through Youth Villages, crisis counseling for Denton County MHMR, and mental health coaching for Evernorth Behavioral Health. Additionally, he has worked with individuals, couples and families in a variety of other settings such as schools, probation, courtrooms, hospitals and correctional facilities.

Wade enjoys helping people “unravel the raveled” and move toward a deeper appreciation of themselves and others in connection with their Creator. Wade’s work across cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds has equipped him with a direct but caring approach toward helping people find the imago dei within themselves.

Wade and his wife Becky have been married since 2001. They live in Denton with their two active teenage children and beloved pets Mya (dog) and Wasabi (cat). They enjoy long road trips, hiking, board games, food adventures and visiting national parks. While Wade has hung up his marathoning shoes, he still enjoys running, early morning quiet time and a well-brewed cup of coffee.

liz valls, receptionist

Liz Valls