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.
Dr. Denise Lucero-Miller is the center's Director. Dr. Lucero-Miller began at the center in 1996 and has served in a variety of roles. Prior to assuming the Director role, she served as the Assistant Director and Director of Training for 11 years. Dr. Lucero-Miller received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her doctoral internship training at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. Dr. Lucero-Miller's professional interests include women's issues, trauma recovery, multiculturalism, and supervision/training. TX 25413
Dr. Carmen Cruz is Associate Director and Director of Training. 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. She completed her doctoral internship training with Texas Woman's University's Counseling and Psychological Services department. Dr. Cruz's professional interests include training/supervision, the psychology of gender, sexual orientation identity issues, multicultural psychology, cultural/spiritual development, existential theory and the impact of the stigma of psychotherapy. TX 31258
Dr. Victoria Henderson is a Staff Psychologist at TWU CAPS.Dr. Henderson received both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech University. She completed her doctoral internship training at Texas A&M University. Dr. Henderson’s professional interests include trauma recovery, multiculturalism, grief and loss, relationship concerns, self-worth, gender issues, interpersonal psychotherapy, training and supervision. Supervised by Carmen Cruz, TX 31258
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. Kristina Rodriguez is a Staff Psychologist and also serves as the Embedded Housing Psychologist. 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 interests include first-generation college students, intersectionality of cultural identities, relationship dynamics and issues, grief and loss, and resiliency. Supervised by Denise Lucero-Miller, TX 25413
Dr. Wen Chong is a Staff Psychologist and Cultural Diversity Liason at TWU CAPS. Dr. Chong completed her M.A. and Ph.D in Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her professional interests include diversity and intersectionality of cultural identities, trauma recovery, self-compassion, life transition, cross-cultural issues, and supervision/training.
Sandy Fanning, M.S. is one of the center’s three doctoral interns. Sandy earned her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.S. in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University as well. Sandy’s professional interests: the effects of racism, LGBTQ+, gender discrimination, anxiety and stress management, cross-cultural psychology, intersections in identity, and trauma.
Sathya Baanu Jeevanba, M.A is one of the center’s three doctoral interns. Baanu earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire through a degree transfer program at INTI International College Subang, Malaysia. She then completed her M.A. in Counseling and Guidance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where she is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Baanu’s professional interests include: intersectionality of cultural identities, life transitions, international and immigration issues, gender and sexuality, liberation psychology, and decolonizing therapy.
Vy Tran, M.Ed. is one of the center’s three doctoral interns. Vy earned her B.S. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University as well. Vy’s professional interests include multiculturalism, childhood trauma, sexual abuse recovery, identity development, life adjustment/transition, self-esteem work, relationships, and supervision/training. Supervised by Dr. Enny Torres-Yanez and Dr. Cheronda Steele.
Practicum Student Therapists
Joudan Bartels, Meredith Higgins, Kitzia Moreno, Roshni Shukla
Dr. Linda Louden is the Associate Director for both Dallas and Houston CAPS departments, as well as a full-time Licensed Psychologist at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center campus. Dr. Louden has been with the center since 2004. After serving as the Cultural Diversity Liaison on the Denton campus for four years, she transitioned to Dallas CAPS. Dr. Louden received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas, and her doctoral internship training took place at the TWU Counseling Center. Dr. Louden's professional interests include university student development, non-traditionally aged students in transition, women's issues, trauma recovery, spirituality, social justice, and supervision and training of future psychologists. TX 33237
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
Dr. Kate Winderman is a half-time staff psychologist at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston campus. Dr. Winderman received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston, completed her doctoral internship at the University of Maryland Counseling Center, and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago Student Counseling Service. Dr. Winderman’s professional interests include LGBTQ+ concerns, intersectionality of cultural identities, women’s issues, working with survivors of trauma and sexual violence, navigating life’s transitions, interpersonal and feminist psychotherapy, mindfulness, and outreach/advocacy.
Filing a complaint regarding the practice of psychology
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