David L. Falkstein, Ph.D. and Associates

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Mona Noorizadeh, Psy.D.

Dr. Noorizadeh is a Licensed Psychologist who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Dallas.  She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Biology from University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Noorizadeh sees individuals (children, adolescents, emerging adults, and adults) and families for therapy and has expertise in treating anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, emotional impairment, and relational difficulties as well as many other mental health issues. Dr. Noorizadeh also conducts comprehensive evaluations of psychological and emotional functioning. She primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral and Solution-Focused treatment modalities. 

Michele Kliewer, LPC

Michele Kliewer, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She received her Masters of Science Degree from UNT in Rehabilitation Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Addictions. Michele spent several years counseling children in residential treatment centers with emotional disturbance, trauma, disabilities, and severe behavioral challenges in collaboration with CPS, various school districts, and a comprehensive team of counselors, teachers, psychiatrists, and occupational, physical, and speech therapists. She went on to take a clinical role in a hospital inpatient psychiatric intensive care stabilization unit for 5 years serving persons in crisis with acute and chronic mental illness. From there, she moved on to consult and launch a gender specific, trauma informed, dual diagnosis residential addiction recovery program for women. She specializes in the treatment of dual diagnosis, chronic mental illness, addictions, and trauma. She can work with all ages and utilizes an eclectic approach in order to meet each client’s individual needs. Michele combines her training and experience in EMDR, Play Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, and various counseling approaches such as CBT, REBT, DBT, Sand Tray, Motivational Interviewing, and Spiritual approaches; depending on the ability, diagnosis, age, experiences, and past treatment of each person. Michele holds the belief that all clients contain their own ability to heal and, like a puzzle, they possess each piece. She feels counseling is a means of assisting in guiding each piece into the proper place to become whole. She uses humor, genuine, and a relaxed interaction in session to connect with client and take the “clinical feel” out of sessions. 

Jillian Calip, M.Ed., LPC

Jillian Calip, M.Ed., LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who received a Bachelor of Sciences in Sociology and a Masters of Education in Applied Behavioral Studies from Oklahoma City University. Her studies of human behavior led her to existential theory which, in addition to being her counseling orientation, has taught her that there is value in all we do, if we choose to see it. She views clients as experts on themselves, and tailors each treatment plan to the client’s individual needs. She uses creative and unique methods to teach clients core skills for healthy mental health functioning. She explores different religions, philosophies, art forms, entertainment, and educational practices to find peace for her clients on a holistic level. She works with children, adolescents, and adults to help them alleviate anxiety, lift depression, ease insomnia, increase emotional awareness, encourage career growth, gain organizational skills, foster healthy relationships, develop coping skills, treat substance abuse, improve social skills, manage mood disturbances and advance psychological and philosophical development. 

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!

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.

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.

Dawn McKinney Botefuhr, M.Ed., LPC-S

Dawn McKinney Botefuhr, M.Ed., LPC-S is a knowledgeable, experienced, friendly, and approachable counselor. Since 1991, Dawn has been working in the mental health care industry in North Texas. She graduated from University of North Texas in 1994 with a Master of Education (M.Ed.). She then earned a BA In Psychology from East Texas State University in 1990. Dawn is a Native Texan; growing up in Greenville, Texas. There, she developed friendships, perfected her “Texas Twang,“ attended church, and was taught values by her parents. 

Dawn’s specialties include: Clinical Supervision, ADHD Interventions (children, adolescents and adults/ for parents and teachers), Play Therapy Skills, Mood and Anxiety Disorders and Skill Building, and Child/Adolescent Behavior Problems and Solutions. Dawn's vast knowledge and experience also includes trauma, chronic pain and TBI. Dawn also has a unique knowledge of IDEA2004 and 504 Plans; therefore, she makes an excellent advocate and resource for families who are involved in an ISD Special Education System or would like guidance in preparation for ARD Meetings. 

Dawn applies Mindfulness meditation techniques, art, and other expressive medians along with CBT and/or Schema Therapy when guiding clients to their personal treatment goals. Dawn provides a safe, nonjudgmental and encouraging environment for counseling services. An environment conducive to meeting your treatment goals and producing the most effective personal change.

Rachael Merritt, M.Ed., LPC

Rachael Merritt, M.Ed., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor who obtained her BA in Psychology from the University of South Alabama in 2001 and her M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. Rachael has worked in a variety of clinical settings including residential treatment, outpatient mental health, and community health and has also served as an advocate for those involved in Special Education using knowledge of IDEA2004, IEP, and 504 plans. Rachael has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Play Therapy. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Social Skills training. She creates unique, individualized treatment plans tailored for each client. Rachael specializes in child behavior disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, and interpersonal challenges as well as working with couples. For Rachael, the relationship between client and therapist is of great value, and she aspires to create a safe, comfortable, and nonjudgmental environment for each client.

Kimberly Meador, M.A., 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 runs the Play Attention neurofeedback attentional training program.   

Kimberly V. McCain, M.A., LPA

Kimberly V. McCain, LPA is a Licensed Psychological Associate who received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in 2009. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Business Administration, from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2006. She has been working with Dr. Falkstein since 2008. She has extensive experience in psychological testing administration and report writing and currently conducts Intellectual Disability and Autism Evaluations with Dr. Falkstein at Lifepath Systems.