Staff

Directors

Dr. Timothy Elliott

Dr. Carly McCord

Dr. Mona Ghosheh

Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Kevin Tarlow

Graduate Assistants and Service Coordinators

Alex Giovanetti

Donnie Kleine-Kracht

Taylor Parks

Counselors

Alexandra Bulovas

Joshua Camins

Yunling Chang

Sidai Dong

Nina Quintana

Brittany Ridge

Practicum and Internship Students

Yuxian Du

Tina Johnson

Volunteers

Josh Philip

Directors

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Executive Director:
Timothy Elliott, Ph.D., ABPP

Academic Training:

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
University of Missouri-Columbia

M.A. Rehabilitation Counseling
Auburn University

Dr. Elliott has dedicated his career to studying the adjustment and well-being of people with disabling health conditions who experience disparities in access, treatment provision, and therapeutic outcomes from existing health care delivery systems. To alleviate mental health disparities, he has used his expertise to provide psychological services through long-distance technologies in the underserved Brazos Valley and other rural communities. Dr. Elliott is also responsible for recruiting, training, and preparing bilingual doctoral students from the APA-accredited counseling psychology program for graduate assistant positions at the Telehealth Counseling Clinic.

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Director of Clinical Services:
Carly McCord, Ph.D.

Academic Training:

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University

M.S. Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University

Dr. McCord is responsible for leadership, management, and daily operations of the Telehealth Counseling Clinic. As the first counselor to deliver telehealth counseling through the TCC in 2009, she has expertise in providing and evaluating high-quality telehealth services. Her work with telehealth in rural Brazos county has given her a strong understanding of the mental health needs in rural areas and how to collaborate with rural communities in order to reduce mental health disparities. Additionally, Dr. McCord is experienced in implementing business plans, policies, and procedures.

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Supervisor:
Mona Ghosheh, Ph.D.

Academic Training:

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology
Ball State University

MSEd School Psychology
Texas A&M University

Dr. Ghosheh is a licensed psychologist supervising trainees at the Telehealth Counseling Clinic. She is passionate about training mental health professionals, multicultural counseling, organizational cultural competence, prevention and outreach, and providing services to marginalized communities.She has expertise in working with millennials that struggle with identity concerns, self-confidence, anxiety, and depression. In addition, Dr. Ghosheh provides telehealth services to Texas residents in her private practice. To learn more, visit drmonag.com

Post-doctoral Fellow 

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Post-doctoral Fellow:

Kevin Tarlow, PhD

Academic Training:

PhD Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University

Ed.M Counseling Psychology
Columbia University

M.A. Counseling Psychology
Columbia University

Areas of Special Interest: Working with men, masculinity, gender identity, racial/cultural identity, and increasing access to mental health care for individuals in rural areas and other underserved communities.

Theoretical Orientation: Researchers have ​found that ​problems in our relationships ​with others often cause more distress than other types of concerns. For this reason, I often take an interpersonal-process approach to therapy. This means that I may ask you questions about how your counseling-related concerns (stress, anxiety, depression, etc.) impact your current relationships, and we may even talk about how those concerns affect​ the counseling process. I​n my experience, this approach to therapy often leads clients to powerful insights about themselves and how they relate to others.

Graduate Assistants and Service Coordinators

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Graduate Assistant and Service Coordinator:

Alex Giovanetti, M.S.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University

M.S. Counseling
Southern Methodist University

B.A. Psychology
University of Oregon

Areas of Special Interest: My primary research and clinical interest areas include PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I enjoy working with individuals and couples in therapy, as well as with veterans and military service members.

Theoretical Orientation: I primarily identify with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, but I integrate elements from a variety of other approaches in order to provide the most appropriate care for the client.

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Graduate Assistant and Service Coordinator:

Donald Kleine-Kracht, M.Ed.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University

M.Ed. Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University

B.A. Psychology
B.A. Sociology
University of Kentucky

Areas of Special Interest: My research interests focus on mental health disparities that affect minority and rural populations, as well as addressing health disparities for military service members. I am currently seeking acceptance into the United States Army in order to work with returning soldiers and veterans who are at risk for a number of mental health concerns.

Theoretical Orientation: I best identify with a Person-Centered approach to therapy, but I am a strong proponent of utilizing the best evidence-based practices for my clients. I am also willing to take the concerns and considerations of the client into account in regard to their care and treatment. As I continue to develop through my training, I anticipate incorporating new theories into my practice to best conceptualize my client’s concerns.

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Graduate Assistant and Service Coordinator:

Taylor Parks, M.Ed.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University

M.Ed. Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University

B.A. Psychology, Communication Studies
Louisiana State University

Areas of Special Interest: My research interests include health disparities and the effects of social support on therapeutic change.

Theoretical Orientation: I identify with the person-centered approach to therapy. I also seek to incorporate elements from other theories in order to best meet the needs of clients.

Counselors

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Counselor:
Alexandra Bulovas, M.Ed.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University

M.Ed. Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University

B.S. Psychology
Texas A&M University

Areas of special interest: My research interests focus on third culture kids, or kids who grow up in a culture other than that of their parents for a significant part of their early developmental years.

Theoretical orientation: I use an integrative approach in counseling with a strong emphasis on interpersonal process. I also utilize elements from relational-cultural therapy. I pull from other theoretical orientations as needed, tailoring the experience to best meet the client's particular needs.

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Counselor:
Joshua Camins, M.A.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology
Sam Houston State University

M.A. Clinical Psychology
Sam Houston State University

M.A. Clinical Psychology
Towson University

B.A. Psychology
B.S. Criminal Justice
University of New Haven

Areas of special interest: My research lies in the intersection between psychology and the legal system. My primary research interest is military trauma and forensic assessment with military offenders. My dissertation focuses on identifying unique risk factors for veteran justice involvement.

Theoretical orientation: I primarily adhere to a cognitive behavioral framework when working with clients. However, when appropriate, I will also integrate aspects of dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, and client-centered therapy.

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Counselor:
Yunling (Lina) Chang, M.S.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University

M.S. Psychology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

B.Ed. Educational Psychology and Counseling
National Taipei University of Education

Areas of Special Interest: My current research and clinical interests include anxiety and PTSD. I enjoy working with individuals of underserved population and minority groups.

Theoretical Orientation: I practice from an integrated framework with the core value of client-centered therapy and the elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy in order to provide proper and effective care for the client.

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Counselor:
Sidai Dong, M.Ed.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology
Texas A&M University

M.Ed. Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University

B.S. Psychology, Statistics
Central Michigan University

Areas of Special Interest: My research interests focus on the psychological health of families with children with disabilities, immigrant families, people with chronic illness, and underserved population.

Theoretical Orientation: I identify with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as my orientation. At the same time, I am open to other orientations and trying to integrate different components to provide better services for clients.

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Counselor:
Nina Quintana, M.Ed.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology
Texas A&M University

M.Ed. Educational Psychology
Texas A&M University

B.S. Psychology
Texas Christian University

Areas of Special Interest: My research focuses on utilizing feedback-informed treatment to monitor the process of therapeutic change as a way to increase the effectiveness of treatment and empower the client’s voice. I am particularly interested in interpersonal relationships and dynamics within the context of couples and families. As a bilingual counselor, I enjoy working with Spanish-speaking clients.

Theoretical Orientation: I operate under a holistic and integrative approach with an emphasis on a person-centered framework combining elements of interpersonal process, emotion-focused, insight-oriented, and cognitive-behavioral interventions. I conceptualize counseling as a collaborative therapeutic endeavor providing empathy and support to assist clients in gaining a better understanding of themselves to facilitate personal growth, achieve goals, and improve functioning.

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Counselor:
Brittany Ridge, M.A.

Academic Training:

Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology
Sam Houston State University

M.A. Clinical Psychology
Sam Houston State University

B.A. Psychology, Sociology
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Areas of special interest: My primary research and clinical interests involve evaluating and treating forensic populations, as well as other underserved communities.

Theoretical orientation: My theoretical orientation is based on a Dialectical-Behavioral framework, but is integrative in that I seek to flexibly incorporating other treatment approaches based on the specific needs and progress of the client.

Practicum and Internship Students

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Research Intern:
Yuxian Du, B.S.

Academic Training:

PhD Candidate, Health Services Research 
Texas A&M University

B.S. Biological Sciences
Tsinghua University 

Areas of Special Interest: My graduate research interest has revolved around disease prevalence, patient welfare, hospital costs, long-term care, geographical access to care and insurance system reformation. With a background in biology, economics, and data mining, I would like to utilize big data and statistical modeling to facilitate understanding of current health issues and provide evidence for policies to improve access to care.

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Practicum Student:
Tina Johnson, B.S.

Academic Training:

Master's Student, Public Health
Texas A&M University

B.S. Biology
Abilene Christian University 

Areas of Special Interest: I am interested in chronic disease epidemiology -- studying conditions that affect populations for prolonged periods of time. Specifically, this includes oral health, cardiovascular disease, substance abuse (e.g. the opioid epidemic), as well as anxiety and depressive disorders. By researching these conditions, I hope to improve healthcare for disadvantaged and underserved populations.  

Volunteers

Volunteer:
Josh Philip

Academic Training:

B.S. Psychology - May 2018
Texas A&M University

Areas of Special Interest: Multicultural issues and self-esteem development