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Directors

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: Functional analytic psychotherapy | Marriage and relationship counseling | Psychological and neuropsychological testing | Acceptance and commitment therapy

Ellie Hakim, Ph.D. - Associate Director, Training Director and Psychologist

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas | M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas | B.A. Psychology, DePauw University

Experience: Assistant training director, UT Dallas Student Counseling Center | Clinical counselor and coordinator for peer education and wellness, DePauw University | Psychology intern, Southwest Texas State University Counseling Center

Interests: Supervision and training | Ethics/legal/professional issues | Women's issues | Trauma recovery | Positive psychology | Family of origin relationships | Integrated interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and process-oriented therapies

Ellen Greenwald, Ph.D. - Assistant Director of Community Engagement, Practicum Program Director and Psychologist

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University | M.A. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University | B.F.A. Film, Radio, and Television, New York University

Experience: LEEP Initiative, Chair of Education (SafeZone) sub-committee | Private practice, Counseling Center of Denton | Pre-doctoral psychology intern, Dallas Metropolitan Consortium in Psychology

Interests: Multiculturalism and diversity | Supervision and training | Sexuality and sexual orientation | Gender identity and gender roles | Relationship/couple's work | Trauma recovery | Relational cultural therapy and process oriented therapy approaches

Jenna Temkin, Psy.D. - Assistant 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

Mallaree Blake, Psy.D.- Staff Psychologist

Education: Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology | M.A., Mental Health Counseling, Boston College | B.A., Sociology and Psychology, University of Dayton

Experience: Pre-doctoral internship, Texas Woman’s University Counseling Center | Advanced extern, Chicago Women’s Health Center | Therapy extern, HIV Care Program at Mercy Hospital

Interests: Sexual health and sexuality | Women’s issues | Diversity and intersectionality | Relationship dynamics | Expressive art therapy | Group therapy | LGBTQ affirming counseling | Health psychology | Substance use | Outreach and advocacy

Sharon Bowles, LCSW - Counseling Specialist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Education: M.S. Social Work, University of Texas-Arlington | B.A. Communications, University of Texas-Arlington

Experience: Staff therapist, UT Dallas Counseling Center | Group and individual therapist, Southwest Center for Abuse Recovery and Education | Social worker on adult inpatient unit specializing in chronic pain at a private psychiatric hospital

Interests: Trauma | Social anxiety | Lifestyle change | Developmental issues | Grief and loss | Eclectic use of cognitive behavioral and insight-oriented strategies

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

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

Archandria Owens, Ph.D. - Staff Psychologist

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Memphis | M.A. Clinical Psychology, University of Detroit Mercy | B.A. Psychology, Texas Tech University

Experience: Pre-doctoral psychology intern, Texas Woman's University

Interests: Diversity and multiculturalism issues | Interpersonal relationships | Identity development | Trauma recovery | First-generation college experience | Spirituality and psychotherapy

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

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

Shelee-Ann Flemmings, M.A. - Doctoral Psychology Intern

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Alyna Huennekens, M.A. - Doctoral Psychology Intern

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Jantel Jordan, M.A. - Doctoral Psychology Intern

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Practicum Students

Erin Albert, M.S.

Practicum Counselor

Andrew Pereira, M.A.

Practicum Counselor

Courtney Porter, M.A.

Practicum Counselor

 

Support Staff

Lilia Hairston, M.A.

Administrative Assistant II

Genelly Ramos, B.S.

Administrative Assistant I