Therapists

LaDwanee (Dwane) Allen, Ph.D.,LPC-S, Clinical Director & Education Consultant

DwaneAllenBHFSDr. Allen has graduate degrees in psychology and education with emphases in psychopathology/emotional disorders and research/statistics. He has completed one-year of post-doctoral training at the University of North Texas’ Neurotherapy Lab in which he provided neurotherapy and QEEG services for patients diagnosed with PTSD, Autism/Asperger’s, Substance Abuse Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities. Dr. Allen is a licensed professional counselor, board certified LPC-Supervisor, certified school principal, certified special education teacher, and certified educational diagnostician.

Dr. Allen has made over 100 national, regional, and local presentations along with published articles in the fields of education, mental health, and traumatic brain injuries.He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Society of Social Scientists and an editor for the Journal Of Social Scientists.

Treatment specializations include:

ADHD & Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Traumatic Brain Injuries
Depression & Anxiety
Alcohol & Drug Disorders
Family & Marriage
Pain & Stress Management
Neurotherapy & Biofeedback

                         LPC-Intern Openings (Only 1 Slots Remaining)

If you are interested in becoming an LPC-Intern with Dr. Allen, you are invited to call and set up an initial meeting to see if we are a good fit for you at 866-943-7779 (business office) or 940-230-7273 (business cell).

What Will You will get from Dr. Allen?
1) Training on Neurotherapy & Biofeedback
2) Training on cognitive, educational, and mental health assessments along with client progress analyses.
3) Training on the latest therapies and research based interventions from local, regional, and national presenters, experts, and professors.
4) Training on the DSM V and psychiatric disorders for both children and adults.
5) Training on Special Education Diagnoses (IDEA) versus Clinical Diagnoses (DSM); marketing services to schools and non-school organizations
6)  Best practices in operating a Mental Health Practice: Human Resource Management, Taxes, Business Operations, Real Estate, & Accounting.

What you need to provide?
1) One letter of recommendation or a personal reference from professors, counseling site supervisors for practicum, or other professionals.
2) An Appreciation for Business dress codes
3) Knowledge and willingness to follow counseling standards, as set out in the LPC Code of ethics
4) Counseling Malpractice insurance with the same company we use HPSO.

For more information on Dr. Allen, please visit his website http://www.askdrallen.net/

 

Bessye Karolyn Gray, M.Ed, LCDC, Clinical Coordinator

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Karolyn Gray holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the Texas Southern University. She has served as a Clinical Director for the State Of South Carolina and as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor for the State Of South Carolina.  In Texas she works as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Case Manager for Behavioral Health & Family Services.

Treatment specializations include:

Addiction, Depression and Anxiety
Addiction & Recovery
Addiction & Family/Marriage Counseling
Addiction & Work and Career issues
Addiction & Self-Esteem
Addiction & Stress Management

Lauren Wallach, Ed.D., LPC-Supervisor, Clinical Coordinator

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Lauren Wallach has Master Degrees in Education and Counseling and her Doctorate in Youth and Family Studies. She is a certified Educational Diagnostician and Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. Her experience spans over 28 years dedicated to improve the lives of children. She shares her expertise with teachers, parents and counseling interns through consultation, supervision, and workshops. Dr. Wallach focuses on the Mind-Body connection to improve and enhance clients’ emotional well- being; blending physical fitness and mental health.

Treatment specializations include:

Depression and Anxiety
PTSD / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Family/Marriage Counseling
Yoga
Grief Counseling
Work and Career issues
Self-Esteem/ Body Image
Stress Management
Addiction & Recovery
OCD / ADHD

Kari Unterbug, M.A., SLP-CCC, Speech Language Pathologist

Kari Unterbug began her career as a special education teacher within the Carrollton Farmers Branch School District before becoming a Licensed Speech Pathologist. Kari’s specific areas of expertise include Autism, feeding, augmentative communication and Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS).

 

Temeca Morris, M.A., Psy.D., Candidate, LCDC

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Temeca is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with a Master’s degree in Professional Development and a Bachelors’ degree in Psychology. Temeca also is doctorate candidate in psychology. She has been in the mental health field for 10 years and the substance abuse field for five years. She offers counseling for both youth and adults.

Treatment specializations include:

Drug & Alcohol Recovery
Addiction & Depression and Anxiety
Addiction & Social Skills
Work and Career issues
Stress Management

William Eck, M.D., Neurotherapist

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William Eck, M.D. has graduates degrees specializing in medicine, neurophysiology, and biology. He has multiple years experience as a Physician’s Assistant, and board certified neurotherapist working with adolescents and adults with neurological and addiction disorders. Dr. Eck has over twenty years of biofeedback and neurotherapy experience. He served as a neurotherapist for several mental health institutions in the Southwest Region of the United State before arriving at Behavioral Health & Family Service years.

Treatment specializations include:

Biofeedback & Neurotherapy
Addiction & Recovery
Pain Management
ADHD
Cognitive Disorders & TBI
Learning Disorders

Ron Fritsch, Ed.D., Behavioral Analyst

N1050915-ppRon Fritsch, Ed.D. holds graduate degrees specializing in education and emotional/behavioral disorders. He has thirty years experience working within universities, schools, and juvenile detention centers as a Professor, Special Education Director, Special Education Teacher, and Behavioral Consultant. Dr. Fritsch has over twenty five published articles and have conducted over 100 national and regional presentation on child psychopathology, classroom behavior management, and prevention education seminars.

Treatment specializations include:

ADHD/OCD
Emotional & Behavioral Disorders
Social Skills
Asperger’s Syndrome & Autism
Applied Behavioral Analysis
Parent & Teacher Training

Rhonda Gist, M.A., LPC-Supervisor

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Rhonda Gist holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling. She has over fifteen years of clinical and organizational mental health experience. She also serves as a Clinical Supervisor.

Treatment specializations include:

Depression and Anxiety
Addiction & Recovery
Family/Marriage Counseling
Work and Career issues
Self-Esteem/ Body Image
Christian Counseling

Annette Jerome, Ph.D, LP, LSSP is a well known school psychologist in the North Texas area. She boosts over twenty years of experience. Dr. Jerome has taught at the university level and public school levels. She was named as the California Special Education Teacher of the Year during her tenure as a classroom teacher. She provides both clinical and school evaluations for Behavioral Health & Family Services.