|Sarah Feuerbacher, Ph.D., LCSW-S
Dr. Sarah Feuerbacher earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work,
Master of Social Work, and Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational
Psychology from Baylor University.
Dr. Feuerbacher is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor,
Practical Parent Education Certified Parent Educator, State of Texas
Parent Facilitator, State of Texas Parent Mediator, State of Texas
Social Study Evaluator (under the supervision of Dr. Ron Stone),
member of a variety of professional associations, and owner of
Serenity Counseling & Wellness, PLLC.
Dr. Feuerbacher is currently employed by Southern Methodist
University as Clinic Director of the Family Counseling Center. Dr.
Feuerbacher has served on graduate and undergraduate faculties for
several universities and has taught in positions of academia
including collegiate, secondary, and elementary education. Dr.
Feuerbacher sits on various boards for community organizations; has led many program developments and evaluations; been
awarded multiple grant designations; written for numerous
publications; completed extensive quantitative and qualitative
research; and, specializes in public speaking, providing numerous
presentations for international, national, state, and local
conferences. Dr. Feuerbacher’s clinical focus is on holistic
approaches to working with diverse individuals in their
intrapersonal and environmental systems, as well as multifaceted
themes of family abuse and healthy relationships.
|Sabine Rakos, LCSW
Assistant Clinic Director
Sabine Rakos received her Master of Social Work from the University
of Texas Arlington in 1986. She served as director of psychiatry and
chemical dependency leading a multi disciplinary team of psychiatric
professionals for both Charter and HCA hospitals. In 1994 she opened
a group private practice. She has specializations in marriage and
family, psychiatry, chemical dependency and employee assistance
programs serving children, adolescents and adults. Sabine has
provided consulting service to psychiatric hospitals, physical
rehabilitation companies and has presented on employee mental health
and family care to numerous companies. She taught chemical
dependency classes at Midwestern University in Wichita Falls as an
instructor. She continues to provide solution focused cognitive
behavioral therapy in private practice located in Flower Mound
Texas. Sabine is a member of the National Association of Social
|Misty Solt, Ph.D., LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC
Dr. Misty Solt is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor in
the state of Texas. Dr. Solt is also a National Certified Counselor
and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. Dr. Solt received her
Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Illinois
University in 1998 and completed her Doctorate in Counseling with a
specialty in Play Therapy at the University of North Texas in 2003.
For over a decade, Dr. Solt has worked as a counselor in the
following areas: school crisis counseling, in-home counseling,
agency counseling, and private practice. Dr. Solt was the Assistant
Director of the Center for Play Therapy and has been a Supervisor
for the Intensive Play Therapy Supervision component of the Summer
Institute for eight years. She has served as an Adjunct Professor in
the Counseling Department at both Southern Methodist University and
the University of North Texas, teaching in the areas of Practicum,
Assessment and Child Counseling. In May of 2003, Dr. Solt opened the
Child and Family Counseling Center in Frisco, Texas, which provides
counseling services to children, adolescents, and families, as well
as supervision to LPC-interns. Dr. Solt has served on the Frisco
Independent School District Hope Rising Team, which is a trauma
response team to assist children and teens that have experienced a
trauma or loss. Dr. Solt is also on the Board of Directors for Camp
C.O.P.E., which is an intensive counseling experience offered to
children of a deployed or injured parent serving in the War in Iraq.
Dr. Solt is currently on staff at Southern Methodist University in
Plano, Texas, where she serves as a Lecturer. Dr. Solt has authored
various articles in the area of play therapy and is the author of
“My Special Playtime”. Dr. Solt owns a book publishing company that
focuses on producing books that creatively help engender a sense of
predictability in a child’s life. Dr. Solt is married, is a mother
of three children, and resides in Frisco, Texas.
|Gay McAlister, Ph.D.
Instructor/Assoc. Director of Supervision
Dr. McAlister received her Master's of Education in Supervision at
Lamar University and her Ph.D. in Family Studies at Texas Woman's
University in 2006. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a
Registered Educational Diagnostician. She served, by Gubernatorial
appointment, to the Texas State Board of Examiners of LPC's from
1999 to 2003. Since 2004, Gay has supervised more than 44 school
counselors in Dallas ISD. As an Adjunct Instructor, she taught at
Lamar University in Beaumont and the University of Texas, Tyler. She
is a member of numerous associations in the field with presentations
at Texas Education Association meetings and state conferences.
National conference presentations include the American Counseling
Association in Detroit in 2007 and many others. Her research
interests include family behavior patterns, female relational
aggression, Adlerian perspectives in the classroom as well as
counselor ethics and induction of new counselors.
|Maggie Keeling, Ph.D.
LMFT, Practicum Instructor
Dr. Keeling received her doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy
from Texas Tech in2005. Prior to becoming a therapist, Dr. Keeling
taught for several years in secondary schools and served as a
missionary for 10 years in Indonesia. She has bachelor's degrees in
advertising art from Texas A & M Commerce and in secondary
education/journalism from Southwest Texas State University. Dr.
Keeling obtained her master's degree in Social Sciences from Azusa
Pacific University in 1994 while residing overseas. Dr. Keeling is a
licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in Texas and an
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved
Supervisor. Dr. Keeling's clinical, teaching, and research interests
include innovative treatment in marriage and family therapy, and
gender and culture issues in therapy. She has published in scholarly
journals including the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy,
Contemporary Family Therapy, Traumatology, and the Journal of
Feminist Family Therapy. She serves on the editorial boards of the
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Family Process, the Journal
of Family Psychotherapy, and the Journal of Systemic Therapies.
|Brandy Schumann, Ph.D.
LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC Practicum Instructor
Dr. Brandy Schumann is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor,
Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and National Certified
Counselor. Dr. Schumann holds a Doctoral and Master’s and degree in
Counseling, with a specialty in Play Therapy from the University of
North Texas. She has worked as a counselor in a variety of
counseling settings including private practice, agencies, crisis and
schools. Her specialties include counseling children, adolescents,
and families. Dr. Schumann taught as a lecture and adjunct professor
for the University of North Texas and Southern Methodist University.
She has presented internationally, nationally and published in the
child counseling field. Dr. Schumann currently services the field
through her private practice located in both McKinney and Dallas
where she offers both LPC Intern supervision and services for
children, adolescents and families. Most of all she loves spending
time with her family.
Tonda Crenshaw has worked in the field of counseling since 1995,
most recently with the Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD and with the
Brenham ISD. Prior to that, she worked at Austin College in Sherman,
TX, and at Blinn College in Brenham, TX.