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Directors

Kimberly Burdine, Ph.D. - Assistant Director, Director of Community Engagement

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Jim Cannici, Ph.D. - Director and Psychologist

Education: Ph.D. Counseling and Clinical Psychology, University of North Texas | M.A. Psychology, State University of West Georgia | B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan

Experience: Counseling Center Director, Texas Wesleyan University | Staff psychologist, Federal Correctional Institute, Fort Worth, TX | Psychology intern, Medical University of South Carolina/VA, Charleston | Private practice in psychology

Interests: Marriage and relationship counseling | Psychological and neuropsychological testing | Acceptance and commitment therapy

Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D. - Assistant Director, Training Director and Psychologist

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of North Dakota | M.A. Community Counseling, University of North Dakota | B.A. Psychology and Sociology, Grand Valley State University

Experience: Practicum Coordinator/Co-Chair Social Justice and Inclusion Committee, The Ohio State University – Counseling and Consultation Service | Post-Doctoral Fellow, The University of Michigan – Counseling and Psychological Services | Doctoral Intern, The University of California, Santa Cruz – Counseling and Psychological Services

Interests: Supervision and Training | Social Justice, Diversity, and Advocacy | Multiculturalism and SES Concerns | Men's Issues | Anxiety | Obsessive Compulsive Disorder | Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral, Person Centered Therapies

Jenna Temkin, Psy.D. - Assistant Director, Director of Clinical Services and Psychologist

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

Natalie Anderson, M.S., LPC - Mental Health Professional

Education: M.S., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of North Texas | B.B.A. Marketing, University of Texas at Austin

Experience: Dallas County Juvenile Department, Dallas Texas | The Family Place, Dallas Texas | The Turning Point Rape Crisis Center, Plano Texas

Interests: Trauma Recovery | Diversity and Multiculturalism | Identity Development | Life Transitions and Adjustment | Healthy Relationships | First-Generation College Students | Social Justice

Stacey Appiah-Opoku, M.A., LPC - Mental Health Professional

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

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

Brittany Escuriex, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist

Education: Ph.D. Clinical/Counseling Psychology, University of South Alabama | M.S. Applied Psychology, University of South Alabama | B.S. Psychology, University of Florida

Experience: Doctoral internship, Kansas State University Counseling Services

Interests: Social justice advocacy | LGBT+ wellness | Training and Supervision | Mind-body interventions, including mindfulness and biofeedback | Interpersonal functioning | Adjustment concerns | Group and couple counseling

Aisha Evans, Psy.D. - Staff Psychologist

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Garyn Gulbranson, Psy.D. - Staff Psychologist

Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Pacific University | M.A. Clinical Psychology, Pacific University | B.S. Behavioral Science and Psychology, Utah Valley University

Experience: Staff Psychologist, UT Dallas Student Counseling Center | Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado State University Counseling Services University | Psychology Intern, University of Kansas Counseling and Psychological Services

Interests: Suicide Intervention and Prevention | Psychodynamic Therapy | Dialectical Behavioral Therapy | Group Therapy | Training and Supervision | Anxiety & Mood Disorders | Personality Disorders | Family of Origin Issues | Men’s Issues | Religion/Spirituality

Danica Harris, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist

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

Experience: Psychology intern, University of Texas at Dallas|Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas Woman's University| Staff Counselor, Denton County Friends of the Family| Doctoral Practicum Student, Veteran's Affairs of North Texas| Master's Practicum Student, Brookhaven Community College

Interests: Supervision and Training | Diversity and Multiculturalism| Intimate Partner Violence | Healing from Sexual Trauma| First Generation College Students| Mentorship | Interpersonal Process| Issues related to Socio-econmic Status| Advocacy| LGBTQ+ Ally

Erin Schrader, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist

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 | Sexual, romantic, and gender identity and expression | Ability status and disability issues | ADHD | Interdisciplinary consultation

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

Shelly Turner, M.Ed., LPCS - 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

Interns

Stephanie Bono, M.A. - Doctoral Psychology Intern

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Aaron Dembe, M.Ed. - Doctoral Psychology Intern

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James McGuffin, M.S. - Doctoral Psychology Intern

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Practicum Students

Alexandra Amersdorfer, M.S.

Practicum Counselor

Christine Davis, B.A.

Practicum Counselor

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Support Staff

Lilia Hairston, M.A.

Administrative Assistant II

Genelly Ramos, B.S.

Administrative Assistant I