Lakeside Life Center, Psychiatry and Counseling Services

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Meet the Practice

The practice at Lakeside Life Center provide a variety of services, offering individual and couples therapy, family and group therapy, psychological testing, medication management, psychiatric evaluation and referral services, as well as short term stabilization, and inpatient / outpatient hospitalization.


Dr. Nishendu M. Vasavada, M.D., Director

 Serving Denton and Collin counties in private practice since August 1980.
Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Distinguished Fellow of APA
Certified by American Society of Addiction Medicine
Voted as one of D Magazine's "Top Docs", Dr. Vasavada also holds a position as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas.


Dr. Tae Y. Lee, M.D.

Specializing in child psychiatry and childhood depression.

A recent addition to the physician team at Lakeside Life Center, Dr. Tae Lee comes to us from U.T. Southwestern. Dr. Lee grew up in Wichita Falls, TX and completed his undergraduate education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Midwestern State University. Following that Dr. Lee obtained his medical degree from U.T. Southwestern. Dr. Lee’s clinical training in adult psychiatry was at John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth, TX, and Parkland Hospital, Dallas, TX. Following his training in adult psychiatry, Dr. Lee was a fellow at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, where he had the opportunity to serve as the chief resident in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program.


Dr. C. Steven Manley, Ph.D

Specializing in ADHD, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder.

Dr. Manley comes to Lakeside Life Center with over 20 years’ experience as a licensed psychologist - completing his undergraduate work from North Texas State University, as well as his Master of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Manley has special interest in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Mood and Behavior Disorders in children, adolescents and adults as well as expertise with Psychological, Emotional and Sexual Dysfunctions in Men.

Jim Savage, LCDC

Jim Savage, LCDC brings 28 years of experience in the chemical dependency field to Lakeside Life. Jim received his training in Minneapolis, Minnesota and began his career at Fairview Deaconess Hospital, a nationally recognized adolescent treatment facility during the 1980’s. In 1986 he came to Texas to serve as the first Executive Director of the McKinney Council for Chemical Awareness (now Avenues Counseling Center) in McKinney, Texas, providing student assistance services in the local school district. From 2000 to 2010 he owned a highly successful adolescent outpatient program in Plano Texas. Jim is known for his creative approach to treatment.


Krista Ketcham, M. Ed., LPC

Specializing in play therapy, family therapy, and treatment of eating disorders.

Krista Ketcham, M.Ed., LPC, is a licensed professional counselor with over ten years’ experience working with children, adolescents and families. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas and a went on to complete her Master of Education, specializing in Counseling and Play Therapy at the University of North Texas as well. Krista has worked as a clinical therapist in a variety of settings. Areas of specialty are anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders and abuse/sexual assault. Other special interests include play therapy, family therapy and sand tray therapy.


Anna Lucchesi, M.Ed., LPC Supervisor

Anna Lucchesi, M.Ed., LPC-S, completed her Master’s Degree in Counselor Education at the University of North Texas and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Intern Supervisor. Her 20 years of experience enables her to have rapport, respect and understanding of people from a wide variety of background and professions. Her specializations are Couples, Relationship Issues, Life Transitions, Mentoring, Anxiety and Depression. She also created the Professionals Coaching Program for Physicians, CEO/Executives, Law Enforcement, Public Officials and Therapists, which provides a specialized experience for high profile professionals tailored to the unique challenges and demands of their career field and support for their families. Specific accommodations for privacy made upon request. LGBT clients welcome. Anna is highly regarded for her energetic educational presentations.


Bridgette Turbiville, MS, LPC-Intern, CSAT

Bridgette Turbiville brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her work in Co-dependency, Addictions and Marriage Therapy. Uniquely qualified and accepting, Bridgette works with people of interdenominational faiths. Bridgette comes to Lakeside Life Center from St. Andrews United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas, where she continues a strong, supportive relationship with her LPC Supervisor, Jenny Gomez, LPC-S, CSAT, PIT. Bridgette’s experience and training expands several states having settled in Texas with her family in 2008. She has trained with Pia Melody and Dr. Patrick Carnes having received certifications in The Meadows Post Induction Therapy for Trauma and Carnes Sexual Additions Therapy. Bridgette will be working directly with Dr. Nishendu Vasavada providing pre and post session follow up assessments.

Dani Larsen, MS, LPC  

Dani Larsen M.S., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who completed her Undergraduate degree in Psychology at Southern Methodist University and her Graduate Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University.  Dani currently sees individuals, older adolescents, couples, and families, and is comfortable in helping clients sort through issues such as anxiety, depression, communication & parenting struggles, and marital issues.  Dani uses a warm and compassionate approach to her counseling to make sure each client feels comfortable and secure, and can accomplish the goals set for therapy. Dani will work with your schedule and accepts Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Aetna insurances.

Stephanie Haraburda, M.Ed., LPC

Stephanie Haraburda, M.Ed., LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor working with adults, adolescents and couples. She earned a Master's Degree at the University of North Texas and a Bachelor's Degree at Baylor University. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents who struggle with anxiety/fear, PTSD, compulsive behaviors, low self esteem and relational skills, such as social skills and communication skills.  She has training in Collaborative Law, which allows her to work with couples experiencing issues that arise during the process of separation and divorce, while remaining consistent with the collaborative law process. Stephanie has experience working in an inpatient treatment setting seeing adults and adolescents with severe depression, anxiety, self harm and suicidal and homicidal ideation.  Stephanie strives to provide a highly collaborative/teamwork approach in the counseling process.  Evening and Weekend appointments available.

Lakeside Life Center Reaches

Carrollton TX
Lewisville TX
Denton TX