Meet the Counselors

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  • Text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 to communicate with a trained crisis counselor from anywhere in the United States at any time about any type of crisis.
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  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

If you are feeling anxiety or stress related to the coronavirus, there are resources and services to help you manage your concerns. Recommendations for managing stress related to the coronavirus can be found at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Counselors

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Dalia Blell
M.S.W., LCSW-S

North Lake Campus
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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves." — Viktor Frankel

Karen Cuttill
M.A., LPC-S, NCC

Richland Campus
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“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." — Henry Ford

  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • trauma recovery
  • veterans and military connected
  • LGBTQIA+
  • neurodiverse people
  • international students
  • stress management and well-being
  • personal growth
  • first-generation and nontraditional students

Rhonda Dalrymple
Ph.D., LPC

Brookhaven Campus
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“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds." — Carl Rogers

Rachel Estrada
M.Ed., LPC

Richand Campus
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“If we can compassionately remind ourselves in moments of falling down that failure is part of the shared human experience, then that moment becomes one of togetherness rather than isolation." — Kristin Neff

  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • family systems therapy
  • adolescence and young adulthood
  • trauma recovery
  • self-compassion
  • relational issues
  • stress/time management
  • academic distress
  • anxiety
  • LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Cherrender Haynes
M.A., LPC

El Centro Campus
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“Don't be pushed around by the Fears in your mind. But led by the Dreams in your heart." — Roy T. Bennet

Curtis O. Hill
​​​Ed.D., M.S., LPC, NCC

Cedar Valley Campus
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"The challenge with healthy communication in relationships is that 'talking can be the most dangerous thing people do; and listening the most infrequent.'" — Dr. Harville Hendrix

Alan Knox
M.S., LPC

El Centro Campus
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"Your life is your life, Be on the watch. There is light somewhere." — The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski

Timberly Lewis
M.Ed., LPC

​Brookhaven Campus​
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“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you, doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” — Lisa Olivera

Katie K. Neff
M.S., LPC-S

Brookhaven Campus
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“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same." — Anne Frank

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • grief and loss
  • trauma recovery
  • personal growth
  • crisis intervention
  • LGBTQIA+ ally

Socorro Preciado
Ph.D. MFT, LPC-S

Mountain View Campus
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"Even if you're not perfect, you're limited edition." — Kim Namjoon

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adolescence and Young Adult
  • Family Conflicts
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief & Loss
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Genograms

Languages:

  • English
  • Spanish

Brandi Ragsdale
LP, PH.D.

Eastfield Campus
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"What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” — Buddha

  • anxiety (social, test, general, etc.)
  • depression
  • self-esteem
  • trauma
  • relationship concerns
  • adjustment
  • stress/time management
  • anger management
  • crisis intervention
  • grief
  • communication skills
  • mindfulness
  • intellectual disabilities
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • person-centered therapy
  • brief psychodynamic therapy
  • solution-focused brief therapy
  • family systems therapy

Grenalda Spears
M.A., LPC

North Lake Campus
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You can't change what's going on around you until you start changing what's going on within you.  

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • co-occurring disorders
  • substance use and abuse
  • grief
  • trauma recovery
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • managing aggression
  • crisis intervention
  • LGBTQIA+ ally
  • relationship issues
  • family conflict
  • parenting
  • coping skills
  • mindfulness

Jaime Torres
M.Ed., LPC-S

Eastfield Campus
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“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." — Carl Rogers 

  • trauma recovery
  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQ+
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • test anxiety
  • PTSD
  • relaxation
  • meditation
  • mindfulness
  • relationships
  • career
  • domestic violence
  • cognitive behavioral therapy

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • English

Kimberley Toynes
Ph.D.​, LPC, LCDC

Cedar Valley Campus
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“Whatever things you are doing, do them well, because you are not only serving yourself, but others as well." — Paul Tarsus

Louis Daniel Whatley
M.S., LPC-S

Richland Campus
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“Don’t believe everything you think." — unknown

  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • adolescents
  • couples
  • family conflict
  • academic distress
  • time management
  • test anxiety
  • career
  • grief and loss
  • self-esteem
  • adjustment concerns
  • trauma recovery
  • personal growth
  • crisis intervention
  • LGBTQIA+ ally

Nykesha White
M.S., LPC, NCC

Mountain View Campus
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“I did then what I knew to do. Now that I know better, I do better." — Maya Angelou

Qualifications Key

  • LCSW = Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • LCSW-S Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Supervisor
  • LMFT = Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • LMSW = Licensed Master Social Worker
  • LP = Licensed Psychologist
  • LPC = Licensed Professional Counselor
  • LPC-S = Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor
  • NCC = National Certified Counselor
  • M.A. = Master of Arts
  • M.Ed. = Master of Education
  • M.S. = Master of Science
  • PH.D. = Doctorate of Counseling