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Directors

Kimberly Burdine, Ph.D. - Assistant Director, Training Director and Psychologist (She/her/hers)

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Oklahoma State University | M.S. Counseling (School Counseling), Oklahoma State University | B.S. Mathematics Education, Langston University

Experience: Diversity Coordinator & Psychologist, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX | Staff Psychologist, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX | Doctoral Psychology Intern, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA | Practicum Counselor & Graduate Assistant, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK | Practicum Counselor, Wings of Hope (formerly Stillwater Domestic Violence Services), Stillwater, OK | School Counselor, Putnam City Public Schools, Oklahoma City, OK | Counseling Intern, Payne County Youth Services, Stillwater, OK

Interests: Mental Health Promotion, Awareness & Stigma Reduction | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Mental Health | Interpersonal Violence Awareness & Harm Reduction | Family of Origin, Young Adult Development & Identity Concerns | First Generation College Student Experience | Relationship Concerns | Spirituality, Spiritual Identity Concerns & Religious Trauma Recovery | Cultural Identity Development (i.e. Race, Ethnicity, Age, Ability, Gender Identity, Size, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Nationality, Gender Expression, Spirituality, Socioeconomic Status), Cultural Identity Based Stress and Trauma | Group Counseling Services | Mentoring & Training Future & Early Career Mental Health Professionals

Prachi Sharma, Psy.D. - Assistant Director, Director of Community Engagement and Psychologist (She/her/hers), Bilingual (Hindi/English)

Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Wright State University | M.A. Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University | B.S. Biology, University of Akron

Experience: Psychologist, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI | Outreach Coordinator & Psychologist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV | Doctoral Psychology Intern, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Interests: Mental Health Promotion & Prevention | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion | Relationship/Couples Counseling | Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns | Adjustment Issues & Identity Development | Multicultural Concerns & Identity Based Stress & Trauma | Autism & Neurodiversity | Training & Supervision | Group Therapy | Integrated multicultural, feminist, cognitive behavioral & mindfulness based therapies

Laura Smith - Interim Director

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Jenna Temkin, Psy.D. - Assistant Director, Director of Clinical Services and Psychologist (She/her/hers)

Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago | M.A. Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago | B.A. Psychology, University of Kansas

Experience: Doctoral psychology intern, UT Dallas

Interests: Eating disorders and body image issues | Women's issues | Trauma recovery | Relationship/couples counseling | Identity development | Training and supervision | Integrated use of interpersonal, psychodynamic and dialectical-behavioral therapies

Staff

Stacey Appiah-Opoku, M.A., LPC - Mental Health Professional (She/her/hers)

Education: M.A., Counseling, Wake Forest University | B.S. Elementary Education and Psychology, Vanderbilt University

Experience: Diagnostic Assessment Services, Dallas Texas | University Behavioral Health, Denton Texas

Interests: Suicide Intervention and Prevention | Family Counseling | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Anxiety & Depression | Diversity and Multiculturalism | First Year College Students

Alanna Carrasco, Psy.D. - Staff Psychologist (She/her/hers)

Education: Psy.D. Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University | M.S. Counseling Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University | B.A. Psychology, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Experience: Staff Psychologist/Outreach Coordinator, UT Dallas Student Counseling Center | Postdoctoral Fellow, Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services | Doctoral Psychology Intern, Emory University Counseling and Psychological Services

Interests: Outreach & Consultation | Group Therapy | Bi-ethnic/Multi-ethnic identity development | Multi-cultural Issues & Social Justice | Anxiety & Depression | Issues of spirituality | Mind-Body Health & Wellness | Integrated interpersonal, strengths-based and cognitive behavioral therapies

JaeHee (Melanie) Chung-Sherman, LCSW-S - Mental Health Professional (She/her/hers)

Education: MSSW, Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington | BFA in Theatre Arts, Texas Wesleyan University

Experience: Private Practice/Psychotherapist, North Dallas | Clinical Director for Post Adoption Services, Dallas, TX | Program and Clinical Director for Foster Care Services, Arlington, TX | Adjunct Professor of Social Work, Collin College | DFPS Investigator, Dallas, TX | Medical Social Work, Texas Health Resources

Interests: Intersectional Diversity & Inclusion within Mental Health Provision | Mental Health Stigma Reduction | Attachment through the Lifespan | Complex Neurodevelopmental Trauma | Sexual Assault Prevention and Education | Adoption and Foster Care | Autism Spectrum Dynamics | Suicidality and Prevention with Marginalized Communities | Anxiety & Depression | Group Therapy | Community Outreach

Aisha Evans, Psy.D. - Staff Psychologist

Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology | B.A. Psychology, Wright State University

Experience: Psychology Resident, Florida State University | Psychology Intern, Bowling Green State University | Psychology Assistant, Private Practice in Psychology

Interests: Diversity and multicultural issues | Relationship and interpersonal concerns | Intimate Partner Violence | Grief

Alexavery Hawkins, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist (They/them/theirs)

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology & Graduate Certificate in Women's and Gender Studies, Texas Tech University | M.A. Psychology, Texas Tech University | B.S. Psychology, Texas A&M University

Experience: Doctoral Intern, Iowa State University Student Counseling Services | Sports Psychology Counselor, Texas Tech University Athletics Counseling Services | Student Intern & LGBTQIA+ Liaison, Texas Tech University Career Center | Behavioral Health Counselor, University Medical Center Southwest Cancer Center

Interests: Gender Identity & Expression| LGBTQIA+ Identity Development | Feminist & Multicultural Therapy | Body Image & Eating Disorders | Social Justice Advocacy | Couples & Relationship Counseling | Outreach | Supervision & Training

Markelse Jordan, M.S., LPC - Mental Health Professional

Education: M.S., Mental Health Counseling, Capella University | B.S., History and Sociology, The University of Central Arkansas

Experience: Lead Behavioral Health Counselor, Prism Health North Texas | Crisis Counselor, Behavioral Health Connections| Group Therapist, The Heart Program

Interests: Mental Health Wellness | Coping-skills and psychoeducation | HIV/STI Prevention and education | Addressing barriers to HIV care for those people living with HIV/AIDS | LGBTQ wellness | Sexual health | Crisis intervention | Drug Addiction | Sex Addiction

Bilha Mureithi, PMHNP-BC - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Education: Master’s in Nursing with specialization in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at University of Texas in Arlington | Bachelors in Nursing at University of Texas in Arlington | Associate Degree in Nursing at El Centro Community College- Dallas, Texas

Experience: Texas Health Physicians Group in Dallas, TX, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Interests: Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders | ADHD | Psychosis | Addiction l Suicide Prevention | Patient Advocacy

Erin Schrader, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist (She/her/hers)

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University | M.A. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University | B.A. Psychology, Baylor University

Experience: Pre-doctoral psychology intern, UT Dallas

Interests: Social justice and advocacy| Supervision and training | Disability Identity | Sexual, romantic, and gender identity and expression | ADHD | Autism and Neurodiversity | Self-compassion

Shelly Turner, M.Ed., LPC-S - Counseling Referral Coordinator

Education: M.Ed. Counseling, University of North Texas | B.S. Psychology, Colorado State University

Experience: Private practice, Lewisville Texas | Intake coordinator/crisis response, Mental Health Co-op, Nashville, TN | Counselor for foster children, Mentor Inc, San Antonio, TX | Counselor for adolescent children in residential treatment, Cumberland Hall, Nashville, TN

Interests: Pre/ post adoption issues | Parenting | Neuropsychology and development | Life stage transitions | Anxiety and depression | Grief and loss

Gabe Yeamans, M.D. - Psychiatrist

Education: M.S. Cell and Molecular Biology University of Texas at Dallas | UT Southwestern Medical School | Research, UT Southwestern, Kyba Lab | Postgraduate training: psychiatry residency UT Southwestern

Experience: Microbiology lab assistant, UT Dallas | Staff psychiatrist, UT Dallas | Private practice outpatient psychiatry

Interests: Mood disorders | Anxiety | ADHD | Psychosis | Sleep | Mindfulness

Doctoral Interns

John Adams, M.S. (He/him/his)

Education:M.S. Counseling Psychology, Colorado State University | B.S. Psychology, Texas Christian University

Experience:Assistant Director of Therapy Services, Psychological Services Center, Fort Collins, CO | Staff Therapist, Psychological Services Center, Fort Collins, CO | Extern, Platte Valley Youth Services, Greeley, CO | Staff Therapist, Colorado State University University Counseling Center

Interests:Grief & Loss | Disenfranchised Grief | Existentialism | Trauma Recovery | Feminist Therapy | Developing Men's Emotion Awareness and Fluency | Supervision, Teaching & Mentorship | Interpersonal Process Therapy

Alexandra Amersdorfer, M.S. (She/her/hers)

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University (in progress) | M.S. Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University | B.A. Psychology and Political Science, University of Detroit Mercy

Experience: Contract Therapist, Texas Woman's University, Dallas, TX | Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, Practicum Therapist, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX | Practicum Therapist, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, Practicum Therapist, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

Interests:Relationship Concerns | Couples Therapy | Anxiety Disorders | Psychological Assessment | Cultural Identity Development | College Adjustment | First Generation College Student Experience | Group Counseling

Kathryn Page, M.S. (She/her/hers)

Education: M.S. Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy concentration, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX| B.S. Biology, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Experience: Practicum Student Kerrville State Hospital, Kerrville, TX| Practicum Student Center for Miracles, San Antonio, TX| Co-Supervisor Assessment Team, San Antonio, TX| Practicum Student, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX| Co-Supervisor Masters and Doctoral students, Community Counseling Service, San Antonio, TX

Interests:Multicultural Diversity in Mental Health (race, ethnicity, spirituality, intersectionality, identity, gender)| Anxiety & Stress Management| Depression and Coping Skills| LGBTQIA+ identity and expression| Motivation and Getting “Unstuck”| Adjustment and Self-Esteem| Relationship Concerns|Group Counseling| Psychological Assessment| Strengths-based, goal oriented therapy| Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Practicum Counselors

Madison Hurley, B.A. (She/her/hers)

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University (in progress); BA Psychology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Experience: Practicum Therapist, UTD Student Counseling Center (in progress)

Interests:Feminist & Multicultural Therapy | LGBTQIA+ Identity Development| Sex Positive Therapy | Relationship & Interpersonal Concerns | Anxiety & Depression

Sasa Vann, M.A., M.S., CRC (She/her/hers)

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University (in progress); Buffalo State College, Psychology and Hospitality Management BA Program; Ball State University Kinesiology, MS, Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology MA; Texas Woman’s University, Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program

Experience: Hillcroft Services Inc, Children in Change Summer Camp, Ball State University Practicum Clinic, Burris Academy Track and Field and Cross Country Sport Performance Consulting

Interests:Pregnant or parenting students, LGBTQIA+ community, student-athletes, family dynamics, adjustment disorders, neurodiversity, first-generation college population

Denzel Wilson, M.A. (He/him/his)

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University (in progress)| M.A. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University | B.S. Psychology, The University of Texas at Dallas

Experience: Contract Therapist, Richland Oaks Counseling Center, Richardson, TX | Practicum Therapist, Irving Family Advocacy Center, Irving, TX | Practicum Therapist, Richland Oaks Counseling Center, Richardson, TX

Interests:LGBTQIA+ Identity Development and Related Concerns, Gender Identity and Expression, Affectual and Romantic Expression and Orientation, Interpersonal Relationship Dynamics, Young Adult Development and Identity Concerns, Sexual Health and Wellness, Neurodiversity, Men's Relational and Emotional Development, Couples Therapy, Cultural Identity Based Stress and Trauma, Anxiety & Depression, Mood Management

Support Staff

Lilia Hairston, M.A.

Administrative Assistant II

Tessa McGlynn, B.A.

Administrative Assistant I