About Us

TWU CAPS is staffed by professionals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. All staff members adhere to the ethical principles of the American Psychological Association and the rules and regulations of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

Denton Campus

Dr. Carmen Cruz (she/her) is Interim Director.  Dr. Cruz has been part of the TWU CAPS team serving in different capacities since 1997.  Dr. Cruz completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Criminal Justice at Florida International University in Miami, Florida and received her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Dr. Cruz is dedicated to educating others about cultural differences and creating safer spaces for marginalized communities. Her professional interests include training/supervision, multicultural psychology, the psychology of gender, sexual orientation identity issues, cultural/spiritual development, existential theory and the impact of the stigma of seeking help. TX Licensed Psychologist # 31258 

Dr. Kristina Rodriguez (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Psychologist and also serves as the Assistant Director of Clinical Services. Dr. Rodriguez obtained her B.A. in Psychology from St. Edward’s University and completed both her M.S. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of North Texas, with an emphasis on couple and family psychology. She completed her doctoral internship at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Rodriguez’s clinical and professional interests include first-generation college students, intersectionality of cultural identities, social justice, relationship/interpersonal dynamics and issues, grief and loss, and supervision/training. License TX 38839

Dr. Rakhi Sen is a Licensed Psychologist at the TWU CAPS. Dr. Sen received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She completed her doctoral internship at Arizona State University's Counseling & Consultation in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Sen has over 15 years of experience working in college counseling centers. Her professional interests include diversity issues, identity development, gender issues, trauma concerns, interpersonal psychotherapy, use of stories and metaphor in therapy, spirituality issues, role and nature of counseling in non-western cultures, supervision and training. TX 37470 

Dr. Angela Adams (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Psychologist at TWU CAPS and also serves as the Group Therapy Coordinator. Dr. Adams obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia Southern University. She completed her doctoral internship at Texas Woman’s University and her post-doctoral fellowship at University of California Santa Cruz. Dr. Adams' professional interests include identity development, intersectionality of cultural identities, LGBTQIA+ issues, self-compassion, and mindfulness. Texas License 39447.

Cyndi Grady (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician at TWU CAPS. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from TWU, after which she worked for 15 years in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault with a local nonprofit, culminating in a grant-funded position that intersected her nonprofit work and working with students on the TWU campus. Following the end of that grant, Cyndi joined the TWU CAPS clinical team. Her professional interests include domestic and sexual violence and trauma recovery; disenfranchised grief/loss; cultural, gender, and spiritual identities; religious/spiritual trauma; and mind/body engagement. TX LPC 62138

Taylor Hinton (she/her/hers), one of TWU CAPS Licensed Mental Health Clinicians, is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (supervised by Beverly Neu Menassa, LPC-S). Taylor earned both her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. She has gained experience as a therapist working with teens and adults in university counseling, community non-profit organizations, and private practice settings. She is familiar with addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, social anxiety, grief, interpersonal issues, and adjustment to life changes. Taylor’s professional interests include trauma recovery, multiculturalism and intersectionality, the impact of capitalism on mental health, and reducing the stigma around mental health diagnoses and treatment. She enjoys working with individuals collaboratively to discover more about themselves and work toward their goals. Texas License #86237

Tammi Adams-Nerdahl is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and approved supervisor (LMFT-S) at TWU CAPS. She completed her B.S. in Psychology at California State University, Fresno and her M.S. in Counseling Psychology at University of Phoenix-Central Valley. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and CBT. Her therapeutic approach is relational, authentic, validating, and collaborative. Tammi’s professional interests include psycho-education, skills training, life stages, trauma, attachment, interpersonal relationships, supervision, and teaching. License TX LMFT-S # 204164. 

Practicum Student Therapists

Dallas Campus

Dr. Rebecca B. Lapidus is a half-time Licensed Psychologist at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center campus. Dr. Lapidus received her Ph.D. in Clinical and Community Psychology from Georgia State University. She completed her doctoral internship training at The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Center and her post-doctoral residency at the Georgia Institute of Technology Counseling Center. Dr. Lapidus' professional interests include emotion focused therapy for couples, resiliency, empowerment, curiosity, continuous growth mindset, finding meaning, and attachment/sense of belonging. TX 37445

Houston Campus

Ashley Barrera is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate, who is a Licensed Mental Health Clinician at TWU CAPS, and is supervised by Audrey Omenson, M.A., LPC-S. Ashley received her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Thomas, during which she gained clinical experience at the Salvation Army Family Services and the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center. She has experience treating severe anxiety and depression, OCD, grief, major life transitions, and relational trauma. Ashley’s clinical and professional interests include trauma recovery, women’s issues, grief and loss, anxiety and stress management, LGBTQIA + issues, identity development, diversity, intersectionality of cultural identities, mindfulness, and self-compassion. TX LPC-Associate #85409

Erin Rasbeary (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, under the supervision of Audrey Omenson, M.A., LPC-S, who serves as a Licensed Mental Health Clinician at TWU Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center. She received her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University. She completed her internship training at the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center in Houston, where she provided individual therapy for residents of the Salvation Army Family Residence, middle school students at Lanier MS, and adolescents/young adults at NFCC, as well as co-leading support groups “Suicide Survivors of Loss” and homeless LGBTQIA+ youth/young adults through Tony’s Place. Erin’s professional interests include providing person-centered therapy to individuals in education settings focusing on women issues, body image, depression, anxiety, couples therapy, LGBTQIA+ counseling/sexual orientation discovery, and religious/spiritual trauma. License #85357

Filing a complaint regarding the practice of psychology

Be it known that the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists receives questions and complaints regarding the practice of psychology. To file a complaint, please go to the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council site.

You may also call the Complaint Hot Line at 1-800-821-3205

The Psychology Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability in employment or the provision of services. Services are available to the hearing and speech impaired through Relay Texas 1-800-754-2989.

Page last updated 3:01 PM, January 19, 2023