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Counselors

 
 
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Cynthia Morrison Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT

 Dr. Morrison earned both her Master of Science degree in Social Work and her PH.D. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her doctoral research focused on assessment of trauma on childhood sexual abuse victims.  She has extensive experience in treating sexual abuse victims as well as children, teens and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, ADD/ADHD, marriage and family issues.

 

 

Education

University of Texas at Arlington
Ph.D, 1985

 

Activities & Affiliations

• National Association of Social Workers
• The Academy of Certified Social Workers
 

Licenses

• LCSW, LMFT

 

 

 
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Rebecca Jones, Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT

Rebecca S. Jones is the co-founder of HBC along with Dr. C. Jane Morrison. Dr. Jones earned both her Master of Science degree in Social Work and her PH.D. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her doctoral research involved a national study of professionals who treat child sexual abuse. She has also taught in The UTA Graduate School of Social Work and at The University of North Texas. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach in treating children, teens and adults in the full spectrum of emotional and psychological problems. She has extensive experience in treating her clients who suffer with symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders and relational issues. She began her studies in Brussels, Belgium before completing her under-graduate degree at the University of Connecticut.

 

Education

University of Texas at Arlington
Ph.D

Activities & Affiliations

• National Association of Social Workers
• The Academy of Certified Social Workers

Licenses

• LCSW, LMFT

 

 
 
 

 
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Sandra K. Walton, MSW, LCSW

Sandra K. Walton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sandra earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Bard College and her master's degree in Social Work from The Rockefeller School of Social Welfare. She has practiced clinical social work since 1989, including both program administration and counseling and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, families and couples. She has presented papers on addiction as a public health concern at The University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and on managed care from a community health perspective in Kingston, New York. Sandra taught Social Psychology at a community college and has been published by the National Association of Social Workers, New York state chapter. She treats a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns, including depressive and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, addiction concerns, grief and loss, anger and stress management, relational issues, lesbian and gay issues, and both women's and men's issues. Sandra is fluent in Spanish and is culturally competent in working with clients of Hispanic ancestry.

Activities & Affiliations

 

Education

The Rockefeller School of Social Welfare
MSW

 

 
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Leslie E. Shepherd, MSSW, LCSW

Leslie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her license in 2004. She received a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington where she was a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport where she graduated Cum Laude.

Leslie started her career in community mental health in outpatient and intensive outpatient settings. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual, couples, and family therapy. She has also worked with the chronically mentally ill in a residential setting.

For many, Leslie was the only female therapist in an outpatient clinic which cultivated a passion for working with women's issues. She has extensive experience with depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, transition issues, chronic illness, grief, parenting issues, trauma and abuse, self-esteem, stress, LGBT issues, ADHD, addiction, Bipolar Disorder, work issues, and crisis intervention. Leslie uses eclectic therapies. She focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and strength-based approaches to wellness. Leslie believes the most important part of the therapeutic process is the relationship between the client and therapist.

Activities & Affiliations

 

Education

University of Texas at Arlington
MSW

 

 
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Lauren Kellersman Saliba, MSW, LCSW

Lauren Saliba is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice since 2004. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Connecticut College and further studied psychology during a semester abroad at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from New York University, and maintains licenses in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Lauren practiced in New York City from 2005 to 2012, in a variety of outpatient and day treatment settings, as well as at The New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Upon her move to Texas in 2012, she has worked with school-aged children and teens as well as adults suffering with issues such as, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, abuse, self-harm, personality disorders, relationship issues, stress management and life changes. Lauren provides individual, couples and family therapy, implementing a variety of cognitive behavioral techniques.

Activities & Affiliations

 

Education

New York University
MSW

 

 
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Kristen Welton, MSW, LMSW

Kristen Welton is a Licensed Master Social Worker who received her Master's Degree at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, from St. Andrew's Presbyterian College in Lauinburg, North Carolina. Kristen completed her internship here at HBC, under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Jones. In addition, she has worked with Domestic Violence Perpetrators as well as court ordered clients. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), her areas of specialty include, but are not limited to: chronic pain, mood/ personality disorders, grief and bereavement issues, ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, anger management and crisis intervention. Successfully navigating the many challenges that come with living with a physical disability since birth, Kristen offers a strength-based approach to therapy. This belief asserts that every indvidual or family has something to contribute and possesses unique strengths that can be tapped into to overcome any difficulties and that, all struggles provide opportunities for growth. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her dog, Giovanni, and trying new restaurants.

Activities & Affiliations

 

Education

Texas A&M University - Commerce
MSW, LMSW

 

 
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Kelly King, LPC

Kelly King is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her BS from the University of Texas in Denton and her Masters of Science from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She has worked extensively with adolescents and adults, providing individual and family counseling. She also has experience helping clients with issues such as, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, parenting issues, grief, trauma, relationship issues and self-harm. Kelly utilizes Family Systems therapy, Client Centered therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to meet the needs of each client. Kelly believes the most important part of the therapeutic process is the relationship between the therapist and the client.

Activities & Affiliations

 

Education

Southern Methodist University
MS, LPC


 
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Yas Farrokh, M.S., LPC

Yas Farrokh is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over eight years of clinical experience. She works with children, teens, adult individuals, couples and families, using a variety of therapeutic techniques. She has vast experience working with issues related to trauma, substance abuse, stress and anger management, mood disorders, anxiety, and grief.

Yas specializes in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, anger, ADHD, and ADD.
She tries to cater the therapeutic techniques to meet the need of her clients. She works to see everyone's situation from their own perspective and as their counselor helps clients to find the right tools, so they can begin to see their world positively.

Activities & Affiliations

Education