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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

  • adults
  • couples
  • veterans
  • military connected
  • adolescents
  • trauma recovery
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • academic distress
  • career
  • relational issues
  • interpersonal and family violence
  • LGBTQIA
  • BIPOC
  • mindfulness and meditation
  • certified EMDR therapist
  • certified AS+K suicide prevention instruction

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • English

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
  • test anxiety
  • social anxiety
  • math anxiety
  • personal growth
  • first-generation and nontraditional students

Rhonda Dalrymple
Ph.D., LPC

Brookhaven Campus
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“When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner. I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds." — Carl Rogers

  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • international students
  • self-esteem
  • adjustment concerns
  • body image/eating concerns
  • positive psychology
  • stress management
  • mindfulness
  • wellness
  • time management
  • test anxiety

Joane Davis
M.A., LPC-S, NCC

Richland Campus
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“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." — Maya Angelou

  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • mindfulness
  • expressive therapies
  • trauma recovery
  • PTSD
  • relationship issues
  • parent-child relationship iss
  • ues
  • intimate partner violence
  • self-esteem
  • international students
  • spiritual
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • adolescents
  • crisis intervention

Ellicia Money
M.S., LPC-S, NCC

Richland Campus
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“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." — Maya Angelou

  • intimate partner violence
  • sexual assault
  • self-esteem
  • relationships
  • LGBTQIA+
  • trauma recovery
  • dialectical behavior therap

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

Eastfield 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

Kaitlin Short
M.S., LPC, NCC

Brookhaven 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

  • relationship concerns
  • sex and intimacy
  • trauma-informed
  • depression
  • anxiety and worry
  • stress management
  • family co
  • nflict
  • grief
  • adolescence and young adulthood
  • women's issues
  • life transitions and adjustment
  • mindfulness and relaxation
  • person-centered therapy
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • solution-focused brief therapy
  • family systems therapy
  • LGBTQIA+
  • BIPOC
  • sex positive-allied

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

  • anger
  • anxiety
  • d
  • epression
  • cognitive behavioral therapy
  • family conflict
  • highly sensitive people
  • identity
  • grief/bereavement
  • life transitions
  • LGBTQIA+ ally
  • panic
  • parenting
  • mindfulness
  • relationships/nontraditional relationships
  • relaxation skills
  • self-esteem/self-worth
  • sexuality
  • social anxiety
  • social skills
  • spirituality/existential issues
  • stress
  • substance misuse
  • test anxiety
  • trauma recovery

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 behavioural therapy

Languages:

  • Spanish
  • English

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

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
  • LPC = Licensed Professional Counselor
  • LPC-S = Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor
  • NCC = National Certified Counselor
  • M.Ed. = Master of Education
  • M.S. = Master of Science
  • PH.D. = Doctorate of Counseling