CAPS staff consists of licensed psychologists, doctoral and masters level mental health professionals, and advanced graduate trainees in counseling and clinical psychology.
Dr. Ngo has twenty-one years of experience in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, emergency room, forensic, inpatient, community mental health, and private practice. Dr. Ngo's areas of interests and expertise include: Couples Counseling and Sex Therapy, Parenting issues, Diversity and Inclusion, and Crisis Intervention. Dr. Ngo is a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD), and the Texas University and College Counseling Directors Association (TUCCDA). She previously served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for Asian American Family Services. Dr. Ngo currently serves as an oral examiner and professional reviewer of complaints for the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
Dr. Chris Scott has sixteen years of experience in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, community mental health, career services, federal prison, and the Veterans Administration. His areas of interest include: Group Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Career Development Concerns, Supervision and Training, Substance Abuse, Multicultural/Diversity Issues, and International Students.
Dr. Cecilia Sun has twenty-one years of experience in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, community mental health, career services, academic counseling, and neonatal intensive care. Her areas of interest include supervision and training, group therapy, ethnic and LGBTIQ identity development, interpersonal psychotherapy, personality disorders, sexual trauma, and technology. She has served on the Board of Directors (2003-2005, 2010-2012) for the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). She also serves as the e-mail List Manager for the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).
Janet is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 35 years of experience working with individuals (children, adolescents and adults of all ages), couples, and families in a variety of settings including residential treatment, day treatment, outpatient community-based mental health, and, most recently, private psychotherapy practice. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, depression and anxiety, managing anger/intense emotions, emerging adulthood, multiculturalism, life changes and adjustment, ADHD and other learning difficulties, LGBTQ-related struggles, couples and families, and the impact of technology/social media on adolescents and young adults. Janet embraces a team approach to counseling, in which the client and therapist are equal partners in the change process.
Mona has twenty years of experience in a variety of settings including in-patient psychiatric treatment, community mental health, geriatric mental health and adult private practice. Her areas of interest include: mood disorders, life transitions, multicultural issues, and marital and family therapy. Mona utilizes an integrative approach, however primarily, individual psychology.
Dr. Frame has thirteen years of experience in a variety of settings including a university clinic, an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, an adolescent residential treatment center, an after school program for at-risk youth, and a hospital-based marriage and relationship education program. Her areas of interest include: couple therapy and relationship education, depression and anxiety disorders, cognitive behavioral and group psychotherapies, and clinical supervision and training.
Dr. Jimenez has fifteen years of experience in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, school districts, substance abuse clinics, neuropsychological assessment, non-profit organizations, and private practice. Her areas of interest include: Emotion Focused Therapy, Depression and Anxiety Disorders, Substance Abuse, Interpersonal Concerns, Trauma History, Adjustment Disorders, Life Transitions, Family of Origin Issues, Couples Counseling, Outreach, Training and Supervision, Multicultural/Diversity Issues, working with First Generation College Students and Dream Scholars. Dr. Jimenez provides counseling services in English and Spanish.
Dr. Knox has thirteen years of experience working with adults and adolescents in a variety of settings including a university clinic, hospital-based outpatient clinic, inpatient psychiatric hospital, Veterans Administration hospital, and an adolescent residential treatment center, as well as in private practice and clinical research. His areas of interest include: personality disorders and personality development, depressive disorders, identity concerns, interpersonal issues, difficulties with anger management and emotion regulation, psychodynamic therapy, Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), group psychotherapy, training, and supervision.
Dr. Mølbak has eleven years of experience providing psychotherapy for adolescents and adults in community mental health settings, university counseling centers, and private practice. Dr. Mølbak’s areas of interest and expertise include: emotionally-focused couples therapy, psychodynamic, existential, and humanistic approaches to therapy, theoretical and philosophical psychology, supervision, and teaching. Dr. Mølbak has published widely in psychological journals on topics as diverse as multicultural psychology, substance abuse, child development, and philosophical approaches to psychology.
Dr. Ranschaert has six years of experience in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, VA outpatient and substance abuse centers, community mental health and an inpatient psychiatric hospital. He has experience conducting individual and group therapy and administering psychological assessments. His clinical interests include multicultural factors in therapy, adjustment to college and university, working with resident assistants, and working with marginalized groups on university campuses.
Elizabeth is a Licensed Professional Counselor in good standing in Texas and in Oklahoma. Elizabeth has several years of clinical experience conducting individual and group therapy with adults, adolescents, couples and families. She has worked and volunteered in a variety of settings, including a university counseling center, psychiatric hospitals, community based programs and in community mental health settings. She has provided treatment, conducted assessments, intakes, and on-going service plan reviews with a diverse client population. Elizabeth worked for two years as a therapist on the PACT multidisciplinary team with clients struggling with chronic severe mental illness and co-morbid issues involving substance abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), among others. Elizabeth has worked with a diverse population and assisted clients with self-esteem, anger management, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, social skills training, anxiety, depression and crisis intervention, among others. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy utilizing an eclectic counseling technique and individualizing it for each client. Her preferred approaches in counseling include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with elements of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused and Narrative Therapy.
Leah has eleven years of experience in a variety of settings including non-profit Christian counseling organization, crisis center, outpatient multidisciplinary Samaritan center and now, a university counseling center. Her areas of interest and expertise include: individual, pre-marital, couples, sexual health and dysfunction therapy, communication and conflict resolution, spirituality issues, life transitions, relationship enrichment and public speaking. Utilizing integrative psychotherapy, focusing primarily on psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapy style, she aims to create a safe place to explore life’s challenges. Leah has co-authored a relationship workbook/DVD enrichment series and is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist, a Prepare/Enrich Assessment Facilitator and a Level 2 PAIRS Certified Instructor.
Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology
Alison has four years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, including a university counseling center, high school health clinic, juvenile detention facility, community mental health clinic, and VA medical center. She has conducted psychological assessments, court-ordered forensic evaluations, and individual, group, and family therapy with diverse client populations. Her areas of clinical interest include the psychology of women, social justice and multiculturalism, trauma, emerging adulthood and the adjustment to college, psychological assessment, and the intersection of psychology and technology.
Psy.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology -The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Chris has four years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, including private practice, an elementary school and university counseling centers. His clinical interests include identity concerns, personality disorders, forensic populations, and first-generation issues. Chris utilizes an integrative approach between psychodynamic and existential treatment modalities. He has experience conducting psychotherapy in both English and Spanish.
Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology – University of Houston
Andrea has four years of experience conducting individual and group therapy with adults, children, couples and families. Andrea has worked in a variety of settings including a university counseling center, community mental health clinic, private practice, and couples therapy center. Her primary clinical interests are in using cognitive and behavioral techniques to treat anxiety, adjustment issues, and romantic relationship distress. Her research interests include marital distress prevention and intimate partner violence.
Psy.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology - Wright State University
Jenn has five years of experience in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, disability assessment, community mental health centers and private practice. Her experience includes conducting individual, couples, family and group therapy as well as the administration of extensive psychological assessments of personality, parenting competence and disability/academic skill. Jenn is a multicultural and bilingual provider who has a great passion for social justice and working with marginalized groups. She enjoys working with Spanish-speaking clients, adjusting to college, and romantic partners working on their relationship. Specific areas of interest include multiculturalism utilizing feminist theory to mitigate social injustices and the injuries they create. In addition, Jenn has an interest in developing effective outcome measures of diversity training as well as challenging the exclusion of disability as a diversity variable.
Ph.D. Student, Clinical Psychology – University of Houston
Susan has three years of experience providing individual and group therapy to adults and couples. She has garnered clinical experience in a variety of settings, including a community mental health clinic, anxiety disorder clinic, couples therapy center, and a federal prison. Her primary clinical interests are in working with clients with depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. Her research interests include intimate partner violence, substance use, and personality disorders.
Ph.D. Student, Counseling Psychology - Texas A & M University
Tania has experience providing individual and group counseling. She has also provided assessment services to children and university students. In addition, she has worked in an array of settings including community mental health centers, a Telehealth counseling clinic, Veteran’s hospital, and student counseling center. She works from an Adlerian theoretical framework, and combines Adlerian, Interpersonal Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. Her current research interests include multicultural psychology and disability research.
Ph.D. student, Clinical Psychology – University of Houston
Hannah has three years of clinical experience in a variety of treatment settings including a community mental health center, inpatient psychiatric facility, and a private practice. She has conducted psychological assessments and individual, group, and couples therapy with a diverse client population. Her clinical areas of interest include anxiety, OCD, body-focused repetitive behavior disorders, depression, and emotional difficulties in relationships.
Doctoral Degree (In Progress)
University of Houston
Whitney received her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Miami and completed her practicum in two community mental health clinics conducting therapy with adults, children, and families for a variety of concerns. She also served as a bereavement group facilitator and as a therapist on a violence prevention grant in a historically under served community. Whitney is interested in researching autism spectrum disorders, particularly early identification and intervention.
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