IMG_0066Counseling and Consulting Associates of North Texas is pleased to announce a partnership with a McKinney company that specializes in providing delectable, locally sourced group meals.

McKinney Culinary Incubator will provide chef services to guests of the Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center, a 5,000-square-foot cabin on 160 wooded acres near the Texas-Oklahoma border owned by CCA North Texas founder Dr. Suzanne Hales. The Crescent Moon Lodge is beautiful, spacious lodge that is available to rent for vacations, family gatherings, group meetings, weddings, and corporate, church and nonprofit retreats.

McKinney Culinary Incubator is the brainchild of foodies Michele Stevens Bernard and David Bernard, a cooking extraordinaire.IMG_1260

Counseling and Consulting Associates of North Texas (CCA North Texas), a longtime Chamber of Commerce member, is proud to be known as the first counseling center in the McKinney community. CCA North Texas holds retreats and workshops at the Crescent Moon. The new partnership guarantees that groups at the Crescent Moon will enjoy unique, mouth-watering group meals tailored to the nutritional needs of guests.

“I’ve been a fan of Michele and David’s for a long time, and the meals that they create are simply amazing,” Dr. Hales says. “I’m excited that they’ve agreed to this partnership, and I cannot wait for our guests to enjoy many wonderful group meals to come.”

Stevens Bernard says her husband is responsible for her love of all things delicious. He spends his time creating culinary delights for family, friends and customers of his specialty food company, Game Day Foods. She is a self-professed foodie who writes for, her online blog and quarterly print magazine. Together, the couple co-founded McKinney Food Incubator, which promotes and facilitates local production of specialty food products and the growth of food-related start-ups, services and businesses.

Any guest who books a stay or an event at the Crescent Moon may opt for group meals to be provided by McKinney Food Incubator and then choose from a wide array of menu possibilities. There are choices to suit every taste and every dietary need.

To book a stay at the Crescent Moon, please visit or call 214-926-2074. For menu options during your stay at the Crescent Moon, please contact Stevens Bernard at McKinney Culinary Incubator via email at or by calling 214-726-2203.

IMG_1859“I’m very happy that McKinney Culinary Incubator will be providing food at the Crescent Moon, because Michele and David share my goal of ensuring our guests have every opportunity to fully immerse themselves into the beautiful surroundings and enjoy a truly relaxing stay with us,” Dr. Hales says. “The ability to enjoy carefree, delicious, farm-to-table meals is part of that experience.”

Dr. Hales opened the Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center in 2013 to provide a unique place for fellow therapists and counselors to hold workshops, group sessions and retreats. The Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center also welcomes nonprofits, churches, scout troops, quilters, scrapbooking enthusiasts, corporate retreats, family vacations, weddings – and anyone looking for a serene setting with luxurious accommodations in which to relax and unwind. It’s an incredible cabin in the woods.

Amenities include sleeping accommodations for 24, three bathrooms, a large open living area with a stunning oversized stone fireplace, a full kitchen, laundry facilities, a wrap-around porch and a hot tub. Visitors enjoy panoramic views, cultivated gardens, a five-acre pond, three docks, a river, catch-and-release fishing, bird and wildlife watching, a stone labyrinth and trails for jogging, hiking and exploring.Crescent Moon Logo 200 x 200

For more information about the Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center, located in Rattan, Oklahoma, a pleasant drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex or the Oklahoma City area, please go online to

To obtain answers to any questions, please call 214-926-2074.

About the Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center:

Join us for a retreat into nature. The Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center is a relaxing, tranquil respite for groups, families and friends. The 5,000-square-foot lodge stands on 160 acres of wooded hills in the town of Rattan, Oklahoma, near the Texas-Oklahoma border. The Crescent Moon Lodge and Retreat Center provides comfort and quiet reflection amid natural beauty. For more information, please go online to

 About CCA North Texas:

CCA has provided counseling services to residents from McKinney and the surrounding area for more than 25 years. Founded by Dr. Suzanne Hales, CCA offers a staff that includes licensed professional counselors, social workers, therapists and a psychiatrist who provide counseling, psychotherapy and psychiatric care for adults, children, couples and families. CCA is located at 2750 W. Virginia Parkway, Suite 104 in McKinney. To make an appointment, please call 972-542-8144. For more information, please go to CCA’s therapy provides encouragement, support, information and assistance to help you in the changes and transformations you seek in your life. We are honored to be a part of your process of change, and we applaud your courage in seeking assistance to make changes in your life.

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