group photo of Student Counseling Center staff

Directors

Jenna Temkin, Psy.D. - Director (She/her/hers)

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:Assistant Director & Director of Clinical Services, UT Dallas | 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

Alanna Carrasco Drummond, Psy.D. - Assistant Director, Director of Clinical Services (She/her/hers)

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

Erin Schrader, Ph.D. - Assistant Director, Training Director (She/her/hers)

Education: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University | M.A. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman's University | B.A. Psychology, Baylor University

Experience:Doctoral Psychology Intern, UT Dallas SCC | Postdoctoral Resident, Texas Woman’s University CAPS

Interests: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion| Supervision and training | Disability identity and accessibility | Sexual, romantic, and gender identity and expression | Autism, ADHD & Neurodiversity | Anxiety | Self-compassion | Integrated multicultural, feminist, cognitive behavioral, & interpersonal process therapies

Prachi Sharma, Psy.D. - Assistant Director, Director of Community Engagement and Psychologist (She/her/hers), Bilingual (Hindi/English)

Education: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Wright State University | M.A. Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University | B.S. Biology, University of Akron

Experience: Psychologist, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI | Outreach Coordinator & Psychologist, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV | Doctoral Psychology Intern, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Interests: Mental Health Promotion & Prevention | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion | Relationship/Couples Counseling | Eating Disorders & Body Image Concerns | Adjustment Issues & Identity Development | Multicultural Concerns & Identity Based Stress & Trauma | Autism & Neurodiversity | Training & Supervision | Group Therapy | Integrated multicultural, feminist, cognitive behavioral & mindfulness based therapies

Staff

Phillis Helums, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S – Senior Staff Psychologist (She/her/hers)

Education: Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy, Texas Woman's University | M.A. Counseling, Dallas Baptist University | M.A. Organizational Management, Dallas Baptist University | B.B.A Business Administration, Northwood University

Experience: Director of Clinical Services, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, Plano, TX | Shelter Program Manager, Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, Garland, TX | Program Therapist, The Right Step, Euless, TX | Clinical Counselor, SafeHaven of Tarrant County, Arlington, TX

Interests:Relationship/Couple and Family Counseling | Supervision, Training & Mentorship | Women's issues| Family Systems | Self-Esteem | Communication Issues | Strength-Based Approach | Solution-Focused Therapy | Intimate Partner Abuse and Violence

Bilha Mureithi, PMHNP-BC - Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Education: Master’s in Nursing with specialization in Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at University of Texas in Arlington | Bachelors in Nursing at University of Texas in Arlington | Associate Degree in Nursing at El Centro Community College- Dallas, Texas

Experience: Texas Health Physicians Group in Dallas, TX, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Interests: Mood Disorders | Anxiety Disorders | ADHD | Psychosis | Addiction l Suicide Prevention | Patient Advocacy

Shelly Turner, M.Ed., LPC-S - 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

Beverly Williams, Ph.D. - Psychologist I/Senior Staff Counselor (she/her/hers)

Education:Ph.D. Educational Psychology, Counseling Psychology Program, The University of Texas at Austin | BA, Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

Experience: Director for Multicultural Outreach and Programming & Psychotherapist, Williams College, Williamstown, MA | Psychotherapist, Brown University, Providence, RI | Psychotherapist & Clinical Coordinator, Utah State University, Logan, UT | Practicum Coordinator & Psychotherapist, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX | Doctoral Psychology Intern, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

Interests: Multicultural Concerns in College Student Mental | Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion | Cultural & Ethical Issues in Psychopharmacology | Outreach & Psychoeducation | Training & Supervision | Women’s Gender Issues | First Generation College Students Experience| Structured Workshops & Support Groups | Integrated multicultural, feminist, cognitive behavioral, & humanistic based therapies

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

Doctoral Interns

Erika Hanley, M.A. – (She/her/hers)

Education:Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Auburn University (In Progress) | M.A. Counseling Psychology, Auburn University | B.S. Psychology & B.A. Sociology, University of Central Florida

Experience:Practicum Therapist, Columbus State University Counseling Center | Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University | Practicum Therapist, East Alabama Mental Health | Practicum Therapist, Auburn University SCPS

Interests:Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Social Justice Advocacy | Cultural Identity Development | LGBTQIA+ Identity and Expression | Supervision, Teaching, and Mentorship | Relationship and Interpersonal Concerns | Sexual Health and Wellness | Mental Health Stigma Reduction | Adjustment and Self-Esteem| Humanistic – Person-Centered & Existential Therapy

Camisha Kibble, M.A. – (She/her/hers)

Education: M.A. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College| B.A. Psychology, Texas Tech University | B.A. Psychology, Texas Tech University

Experience: Doctoral Psychology Extern, University of Chicago Medical Center| Extern Therapist, Under the Rainbow Program at Mount Sinai Hospital| Assessment Extern, Central DuPage Pastoral Counseling Center| Extern Therapist, Wheaton College Counseling Center

Interests:Community Care & Collective Care| Supervision| Resiliency| Multiculturalism| Black Identity| Activist Identity & Sustainable Activism | Trauma | Self-compassion |Anxiety| Navigating Faith & Spirituality Stressors| Developmental psychopathology, liberation, multicultural and cognitive behavioral therapies

Practicum Therapist

Peter Gu - (He/him/his)

Education:M.S. Counseling Psychology, UNT | B.A. Psychology, Baylor University

Experience:Practicum Student UNT Psychology Center | Practicum Student UNT CTS

Interests:Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion| Diverse Populations | Anxiety | Self-compassion | Integrated multicultural, feminist, cognitive behavioral, & interpersonal process therapies

Faraha Hasan - (She/her/hers)

Education:M.S. Psychology, University of North Texas | B.S. Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas| B.S. Child Learning and Development, University of Texas at Dallas

Experience: Practicum Therapist, University of North Texas Psychology Clinic | Practicum Therapist, University of North Texas Counseling and Testing Services

Interests:Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion| Anxiety| ADHD & Neurodiversity | Body image concerns | Identity Development | Interpersonal/relationship difficulties | Multicultural Concerns | Identity-based stress & trauma | Relational – Cultural Therapy

KaLynn Terrell - (She/her/hers)

Education:Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Texas Woman’s University, TX (in progress) | B.A. Psychology, Marian University, IN

Experience:Practicum Therapist, UT Dallas SCC (in progress)

Interests:Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion| Black Women's Mental Health |Strong Black Woman Schema| Anxiety | Self-compassion |Gratitude | Identity Development| Feminist-multicultural informed processes

Support Staff

Lilia Hairston, M.A.

Administrative Assistant II

Tessa McGlynn, B.A.

Administrative Assistant I