Meet the Counselors



If there is an emergency on campus, call the Dallas College Police Department at 972-860-4290.

If this is an emergency off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you or someone you know would like to speak by phone or text with a trained urgent care professional, there are nationwide services available:

  • 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.
  • Students of color can text STEVE to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 to speak with an urgent care counselor dedicated to supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of students of color.
  • 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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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

Cherrender Brown
LPC, M.A.

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

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

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 Ronald Knox
LPC

North Lake 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
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

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

Kaitlin Hill
M.S., LPC, NCC

Mountain View Campus
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“I now see how owning our own story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do." — Brené Brown

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

David Thompson
M.A., LPC-S

El Centro Campus
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“… come celebrate with me that every day something has tried to kill me and has failed." — Lucille Clifton

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

Richland 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