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North Texas Area

Christian Counseling

For All Walks of Life

What Are The Benefits of Counseling at Samaritan’s Well?

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A safe and compassionate space

Wisdom and guidance

A path towards peace

Inner healing

Spiritual freedom

Our Focus of Treatment at Samaritan’s Well

We primarily focus on the issues of relationships, anxiety, grief, trauma, anger, and depression. View the videos below to hear our counselors walk through who we help and how we help our clients in these areas. 

Relationship Counseling

Grief Counseling

Trauma Counseling

Anxiety Counseling

Anger Counseling

Depression Counseling

What Sets Samaritan’s Well Apart?

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We emphasize both spiritual and relational growth

We focus on spirit, soul, and body

We have decades of experience behind our treatment

We offer resources for a variety of core topics

We provide essential workshops and podcasts

Our Counselors

Mark Verkler

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Mark Verkler (MSSW, LMFT) is the founder of Samaritan’s Well, an Elder at UPPERROOM Dallas, and has over 30 years of counseling (individuals, marriage, and family) and ministry experience. In the 90’s he was the Clinical Coordinator at the Dallas Suicide and Crisis Center. Mark has also been the Program Director of an Inpatient Treatment program.  Since 2003, He has owned a private counseling practice in Richardson, Texas. He is experienced in hosting seminars, podcasts, and intensives teaching essential principles on healing and growth. 


Areas of Specialty:

  • Trauma
  • Individual Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Affair Recovery
  • Grief

Rod Beck

Licensed Professional Counselor

As a Christian Counselor, Rod believes God’s desire is for us to have greater intimacy with Him and others He has blessed us with in this life’s journey. He feels it is a privilege to come along side clients in the midst of their challenges to assist them in growing in these areas. Rod chose to earn a Master in Marriage and Family Ministry at Talbot Theological Seminary to become better equipped in the Word prior to receiving my LPC license in 1998. He worked for several years as a therapist in private practice before embarking on a twenty- year professional career as an Employee Assistance Counselor and a Human Resource Management Consultant with a large government organization. In 2019, Rod took early retirement so he could return to his true passion of once again helping individuals and couples work through life’s stressors and challenges that greatly impact one’s overall wellbeing. He focuses primarily on adults, using a number of therapeutic strategies to help you not only gain insight into your issues but more importantly develop practical tools so you can better manage and resolve the challenges you are currently facing.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Individual and couples counseling
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Emotional, physical, and sexual abuse
  • Spiritual abuse
  • Stress reduction and management

Testimonies From Clients of Samaritan’s Well


Serving The North Texas Area

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