Terra Wagner, Ph.D., LPC

Clinic Director

Dr. Terra Wagner received her Ph.D. in Counseling from the University of North Texas, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. Dr. Wagner primarily teaches practicum, group counseling, and diverse communities as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Additionally, she serves as the Clinic Director, overseeing operations at all SMU counseling clinics.

She owns a private practice in uptown Dallas where she specializes in working with clients who have extensive psychiatric history and trauma; essentially, high-risk clients needing a therapist that understands the complexity of continual hospitalization and chronic mental illness. She has years of clinical experience in emergency rooms, shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and psychiatric hospitals. Also, she specializes in assisting overwhelmed and stressed professionals in achieving a work/life balance.

Most of Dr. Wagner's research and passions are related to crisis, cultural diversity, inclusion, and best practices for new clinicians. She was a key figure in organizing and providing crisis counseling services for UNT Dallas Law School and El Centro students and police officers after the 2016 Dallas police shooting. Through her supervision work at the Resource Center and working with students on LGBTQ+ and multicultural inclusion research for conference presentations, she has been able to connect with aspects of each of her interests. Dr. Wagner has done numerous presentations about cultural humility and inclusion, including speaking as a panelist at the DFW Urban League Young Professionals Conference, speaking on the ASC LGBTQ+ panel, and serving as a facilitator on Conversations on Hate and Bias at SMU.

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Grace Grant, M.S.

Clinic Coordinator

Grace Grant received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Child Development from Vanderbilt University where she graduated with honors. Upon graduation, Grace worked as a research assistant at Yale University’s Child Study Center. A desire to sharpen her clinical skills brought her to Southern Methodist University where she graduated in 2018 with a Master of Science in Counseling. Grace has gained experience working with adults, teens, and couples on a variety of issues including trauma, mood disorders, relationship concerns, and gender and identity questions among others. She is excited to return to her alma mater as the SMU Center for Family Counseling’s Clinic Coordinator.