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Nazila Nazifi, M.A., Psy.D.

Dr. Nazila K. Nazifi is a Provisionally Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides therapy to adults, adolescents, children, groups, couples, as well as psychological assessments to a diverse population. She obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from John F. Kennedy University. Her clinical training experience and interest includes working with anxiety related disorders, depression, trauma, grief, eating disorders, substance use, and relationship challenges. Dr. Nazifi’s treatment approach pulls from the integration of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, and emotional focused therapy. Her aim is to provide a safe therapeutic environment, to understand the individual’s unique experiences, and to validate, support, and help individuals make sense of their experiences while providing the necessary tools to create positive change.

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Peter Secola, Psy.D.

Dr. Peter Secola obtained his Psy.D. in clinical psychology at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. While he has worked with all ages, his area of specialty and his greatest passion are helping children, adolescents, and families to overcome their struggles. As such, the majority of his 12 years of education and experience has been with youth and families. This experience varies across settings (inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient facilities), types of therapy (individual, family, and group), and even languages (English and Spanish). In the last two years, he has gained significant expertise in working with traumatized youth and their families, using trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). Moreover, he enjoys his continuing work with youth on the autism spectrum and their families. Dr. Secola may miss the fall in his native Connecticut, but he really loves his new home in the great state of Texas!

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Eva Cedillo, M.A., LPC

Eva Cedillo, M.A., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who treats individuals and families of all ages, backgrounds, and life experiences. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindful Based Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma and Grief Focused Therapy, EMDR, Behavior Modification Therapy, and Parent Interactive Therapy. Her areas of interest and experience consist of treating clients with anxiety/panic, depression, grief, trauma, ADHD, relationship issues, attachment disorders, trauma, self-esteem, and purpose development. Beginning a journey in healing can be intimidating and challenging. Her objective is to guide you through this journey — wherever that may lead — and to support you in attaining your goals. Her philosophy in creating a therapeutic relationship is rooted in a client-centered approach that promotes diversity and individuality in a non-judgmental, compassionate and unimposing manner.

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Gina Bolanos, LPC-S

Gina Bolanos, LPC-S is a Licensed Professional Counselor who obtained her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Ms. Bolanos has extensive research, assessment, and counseling background experience in mood and attention disorders. Ms. Bolanos provides mental health services to children, teens, and adults with emotional, behavioral, social, and attentional difficulties. Additionally, Ms. Bolanos specializes in intervention treatment services to improve working memory, attention, and executive functioning skills in children, teens, and adults.

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Michelle Mateus, LPC

Michelle Mateus, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who obtained her Master of Science degree in Counseling at Texas A&M Commerce. Michelle's experience includes treating adolescents and adults with eating disorders in Residential Treatment Centers, Partial Hospitalization Programs, and Intensive Outpatient Programs as well as working in outpatient settings. Michelle is trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Michelle also has a level 2 certification in SandTray therapy. Michelle is bilingual, uses a strength-based approach, and is skilled in helping people suffering from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, dysfunctional family relationships, and more. 

 

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Kevin Wrenn, LPC

Kevin Wrenn, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received his Masters Degree in Counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce. His Bachelors degree was acquired from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Kevin served in the US Navy for 6 years in San Diego, CA and he has a lot of insight on the transition period from military to civilian life. He believes in strengthening families and empowering individuals. He is currently seeing individuals (adolescents to adults) and families for therapy and has expertise in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral issues, and couples therapy.

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Salena White, Psy.D.

Salena White, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from The Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Dallas, Texas. Dr. White works with individuals to help them overcome feelings of depression and anxiety, build healthier relationships with food and their bodies, and learn ways to be more intimate and connected with themselves and those around them. Dr. White has experience with psychological and neuropsychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings, including psychiatric hospitals, outpatient, pre-employment testing, and academic evaluations. She believes in taking a collaborative approach to help people reach their goals. Dr. White utilizes a variety of techniques, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Therapy, and Stress Management. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults to find their passion in life, remove blocks that keep them from being their most awesome selves, and learn to live a life they have always dreamed of.     

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Wendy Perry, M.Ed., LPC

Wendy Perry, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is an honors graduate from Texas Tech University and holds a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas State University. She is a former adjunct professor of communications from Collin College and the Alamo College District. She has been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years and works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Her areas of specialization and expertise include: Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety, Gender dysphoria, ADHD, and child/adolescent behavioral problems. Wendy has a rich background working with pre-teens and adolescents and their families. Treatment planning is adapted to each individual’s path towards healing and growth.  

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Baqi Martin, LCSW-S

Baqi Martin, LCSW-S is a highly accomplished mental health professional with 18 years of experience in the field. He obtained a Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from New Mexico Highlands University. He possesses a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding mental health and the various therapeutic approaches available. His expertise extends across a wide range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and relationship issues. He has worked with diverse populations, including children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly; tailoring his approach to address the unique needs and circumstances of each individual. He is skilled in various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based techniques. By staying abreast of the latest research and best practices, Baqi ensures that he provides the highest quality of care and support to his clients. With a warm and nonjudgmental demeanor, Baqi creates a safe and trusting environment where individuals can openly share their experiences and work towards personal growth and healing. 

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Megan Podlaski, M.A., LPA, RBT

Megan Podlaski, LPA is a Licensed Psychological Associate who obtained her Bachelor of Science at Grand Valley State University in 2012. She obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology in 2013. She has been a part of numerous research teams from various hospitals, universities, and has presented her data at conferences across the United States. Megan has extensive training and experience in psychological testing, administration, and report writing. She has worked with many diverse populations including community mental health, college counseling, sports psychology, bariatric surgery evaluations, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, autism behavioral therapy, ADHD, foster care, and students in grades EC-12. Although Megan primarily conducts psychological evaluations at this time, she is also extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness practices. Megan focuses her therapy on promoting self-esteem, encouraging self-acceptance, and improving one’s ability to live in the present moment through self-awareness.

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Kim Meador, MA., LPA

Kim Meador, LPA is a Licensed Psychological Associate who obtained her Bachelor of Arts at Austin College in 1989. She subsequently obtained a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1995. She has worked at MHMR Services of Texoma and with the Center for Psychological Development in Sherman, Texas. She has been working with Dr. Falkstein since 2003. She has extensive experience in psychological testing administration and report writing and currently works with some adolescents and adults providing therapy using an eclectic approach.

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