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Saralyn McMorris, LCSW

Saralyn McMorris, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and mental health clinician in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine. She provides mental health evaluation and therapeutic intervention services at the UH Health Family Care Center, working primarily with children, adolescents and families.

Previously, she worked at Rice University as the associate director of wellbeing programs and education. There, she worked with students to brainstorm challenges to their personal and/or academic goals and provided many workshops on various wellbeing topics. She was the advisor and educator for the peer health educators, aiding students to support the overall health of other students. She also served as instructor for critical thinking in sexuality and critical dialogues of diversity workshops for new incoming students. As a family educator at ESCAPE Family Resource Center, she provided child abuse and domestic violence prevention programs to vulnerable populations. Furthermore, she has experience teaching dating violence prevention to middle and high school students.

McMorris is an alumna of the University of Houston, having received her master’s in social work from the Graduate College of Social Work. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Prairie View A&M University where she graduated magna cum laude.