I am a counseling psychologist who is licensed in the state of Texas (no. 36135) and practices in the Dallas area. I received my M.S. in Community Psychology from Lamar University in 2003. I then went on to work at a juvenile correctional facility for several years assisting youth offenders with chemical dependency concerns and their families before furthering my education. I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas Counseling Psychology Program, an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited program, with a specialty in couple and family psychology.
I provide therapy to mid-late aged adolescents and adults across the lifespan. In addition to providing numerous evidence-based (i.e., scientifically supported) psychotherapies to address a broad range of emotional and relational difficulties, I also specialize in:
• Anxiety/Mood Difficulties
• Relationship Concerns
• Infertility and reproductive trauma
• Pregnancy and postpartum anxiety and depression
I advanced my expertise in these areas through my predoctoral training experiences at the University of North Texas Psychology Clinic, the UNT Counseling and Testing Center, and the Dallas VA Medical Center. Moreover, I completed my Predoctoral Internship and Postdoctoral Fellowship at the VA North Texas Healthcare System. Before going into private practice in 2014, I worked as a staff psychologist serving Veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center in an outpatient mental health clinic. My job duties included conducting psychological assessments, counseling Veterans and their partners/spouses/families, supervising trainees, and teaching. I continue to serve military service members, Veterans, and their families through the Give An Hour organization, a non-profit organization which provides free mental health services for U.S. military personnel and their families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information about this organization please visit their website at giveanhour.org.
I became interested in infertility when I experienced my own unexpected difficulties starting a family, giving me a deep personal understanding of fertility struggles. I understand the emotional, medical, psychological and relational aspects of infertility and pregnancy. I am a professional member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the International Marce’ Society for Perinatal Mental Health and RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association.
In addition to my private practice, I am also an adjunct faculty member for the psychology department at UNT where I supervise graduate doctoral students in their therapy and assessment work as well as teach courses on adult psychopathology.
I have been married for over two decades and I have two children, a lovable Labradoodle, and three crazy cats. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, planning Disney vacations, watching The Great British Baking Show and most televised cooking programs, and spending time with family and friends.
Allison is working towards a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas. In 2018, she graduated from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington with a master’s degree in psychological sciences. Allison has worked with adults of various backgrounds and identities. Clinical areas of focus have included depression, anxiety, trauma, interpersonal functioning, and emotional/behavioral dysregulation.
Allison believes in a safe, non-judgmental therapy space that builds upon a collaborative therapeutic alliance. Being in service to guide clients toward a better understanding of themselves and the world around them is of central importance. Allison’s approach is integrative, pulling from a variety of different theoretical orientations to best serve each client’s unique needs in session. In Allison’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and being out on the water (any kind of water—lakes, rivers, oceans).
Lamia is pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas. She earned her master’s degree in psychology at the University of North Texas. Lamia has worked with clients of diverse backgrounds and identities to help manage symptoms of trauma, depression, and anxiety. Her research interests are in increasing access to quality mental health care among racial and ethnic minority individuals.
Lamia views therapy as an open, safe space to process one’s experiences, thoughts, and emotions and develop tools to better address the problems in their life. She strives to foster a therapeutic relationship based in empathy and unconditional acceptance. Lamia’s theoretical orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioral, though she also enjoys integrating values-based interventions consistent with acceptance and commitment therapy. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting, and spending time with family and friends.