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Directors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (in progress), University of North Dakota | M.S. Clinical Psychology, Southern Illinois University | B.A. Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Experience: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of North Dakota | Group Facilitator, Community Violence Intervention Center | Doctoral Practicum Student, University of Minnesota-Crookston

Interests: Intimate Partner Violence | Psychological Development and Issues related to Socioeconomic Status | Psychology and Law | Trauma Recovery | First Generation College Students | Diversity, Social Justice, and Advocacy | Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, and Interpersonal Therapies

Aaron Dembe, M.Ed. - Doctoral Psychology Intern

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (in progress), University of Utah | M.Ed. Educational Psychology, University of Utah | B.A. Music, Skidmore College

Experience: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Utah | Practicum Counselor, Holistic Medicine – Integrative Health Clinic, SLC VA | Practicum Counselor, Medical Student Wellness Program, U of Utah School of Medicine | Practicum Counselor, Jewish Family Service of Utah | Assistant Director, Educational Assessment and Student Support Clinic, Dept. of Educational Psychology, U of Utah | Practicum Counselor, U of Utah Counseling Center

Interests: Relationships to self and other | Gender roles in society | Men and masculinity | Diversity, social justice, & advocacy | Non-traditional relationships | Psychoeducational Assessment | Identity development | Mindfulness, meditation, & spirituality | Creativity and self-actualization | Nonviolent Communication

Jimmy McGuffin, M.S. - Doctoral Psychology Intern

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology (in progress), University of North Texas | M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas | B.A. Psychology, University of North Texas 

Experience: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of North Texas | Doctoral Practicum Counselor, UNT Psychology Clinic | Doctoral Practicum Counselor, UNT Counseling and Testing Services | Practicum Clinician, Fort Worth Veteran Affairs Outpatient Clinic | Practicum Clinician, Cohen Military Family Clinic

Interests: Student Veterans | LGBT+ | Couples/ Healthy Relationships | Trauma Recovery | Anxiety & Depression | Identity Development | Diversity, Social Justice, and Advocacy | Mindfulness | Group, Relational, Person-Centered, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Practicum Students

Alexandra Amersdorfer, M.S.

Practicum Counselor

Chrissy Davis, B.A.

Practicum Counselor

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Practicum Counselor

 

Support Staff

Lilia Hairston, M.A.

Administrative Assistant II

Genelly Ramos, B.S.

Administrative Assistant I