Clinic Staff

Interim Clinic Director

Kiarra Watts, MS, LMFT-Associate

Kiarra Watts
MS, LMFT-Associate

Kiarra Watts holds a master’s degree in Couples, Marriage, & Family Therapy from Texas Tech University, and she is a TWU doctoral candidate in Marriage & Family Therapy.

Watts has worked in behavioral health care, private practice, and non-profit agencies. She has primarily worked with underserved populations consisting of child abuse survivors, child behavioral challenges, intimacy issues in couples, and family life transitions.

She has presented research on the topics of Black women and intergenerational trauma, perceptions of violence against Black women, best practices for treating PTSD, and responding to mental health concerns of minoritized students at predominantly white institutions (PWIs).

Watts has also been invited to present workshops on topics such as cultural sensitivity in therapy, self-care for educators, being a supportive mentor, and trauma & teens. 

Counseling and Supervision Framework
Watts utilizes a strength-based, solution focused, multicultural lens when providing therapy to clients. She also conducts supervision using a collaborative, solution-oriented framework to support student therapists’ development of clinical competencies and professional growth. 

Clinic Staff Roles

Clinic Managers

Doctoral students in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program work as clinic managers and provide clinic oversight and supervision of clinic assistants and student therapists during clinic hours. 

Clinic Assistants

Clinic assistants are students who work in the front office and provide clinic support. They are the first contact a client has with the clinic, as they answer the telephone, return messages, and have other supportive duties to help the clinic run effectively.

Student Therapists

Graduate students from Counseling & Development and MFT provide therapy services in the clinic. They have all completed required coursework and received initial training in therapeutic methods. All student therapists are also supervised by the clinical faculty from C&D and MFT, or by a licensed clinic manager or the clinic director. 


Supervision of student therapists is performed by clinical faculty, clinic managers, or the clinic director. All supervisors are licensed (LPC or LMFT) or associates in the state of Texas.

Supervisors who are students are under the supervision of the clinical faculty in the MFT program.  At times, supervisors provide live supervision, and all supervisors meet with their students on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to discuss clients. All sessions are recorded for research and training purposes only.

Page last updated 4:39 PM, October 9, 2023