Rachel Oppenheimer, PsyD

Clinical Director

Dr. Rachel Oppenheimer is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (#36445; expires 04/2023), and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (#70292; expires 04/2023). For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov. For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.

Dr. Oppenheimer, the practice owner, is a licensed psychologist. She also is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), allowing her to provide school recommendations and consultation, as well as provide independent evaluations for both private and public schools. Dr. Oppenheimer’s areas of interest includes assessment, evaluation, and consultation for individuals impacted by developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as individuals within the LGBTQIA spectrum. Dr. Oppenheimer utilizes an integrated approach, combining family systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and existential therapeutic approach. Upside Therapy serves all members of an individual’s family and Dr. Oppenheimer offers consultation and support for ASD and related difficulties, adjustment and self-esteem, and identity concerns. She enjoys conducting psychological evaluations as well as providing consultation services for treatment and educational teams.

Dr. Oppenheimer is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Dr. Oppenheimer also provides trainings and speaking events for UTSW, Children’s Medical Center, Scottish Rite Hospital, and other local organizations, and supervises doctoral students from local universities, such as Texas Woman’s University (TWU). Research consultation has also been offered for University of Texas Dallas (UTD). Dr. Oppenheimer completed her postdoctoral training at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Medical Center / UT Southwestern. She earned her doctorate at Florida Institute of Technology, after completing an internship at Lewisville Independent School District.

Dr. Oppenheimer is not currently accepting any appointments, though highly recommends the other members of her qualified, empathic, and collaborative team.


Rebekah Travis, PsyD

Dr. Rebekah Travis is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #36977; expires 10/2021). For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov. For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.

Dr. Travis is a licensed psychologist, with specialized training in the assessment, evidence-based intervention, and ethical research of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Travis’s clinical interests include the following: early identification, assessment, and effective therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disorders; identifying and improving psychosocial barriers to mental health treatment; family behavioral therapy including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); and treatment of trauma (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). As an adult sibling of an individual with autism, Dr. Travis is personally invested in increasing individual, family, community, and societal support and advocacy for all neurodiverse individuals.
Dr. Travis received her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Vanderbilt University, graduating with High Honors in Psychology. She then pursued her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky with a concentration in Mental Health. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, with a concentration in Child and Family Clinical Psychology. Dr. Travis’s subsequent training includes a pre-doctoral internship at the Tulsa Center for Child Psychology followed by a postdoctoral research/clinical fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Travis was a member of UT Southwestern as part of the Department of Psychiatry in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, where she was an active member of the early childhood and school-age assessment team, clinical psychologist with the Autism BrainNet international research project, author on several autism treatment research projects, and active supervisor of clinical psychology graduate students.

Charleen Wilder, PsyD

Dr. Charleen WIlder is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #38640; expires 05/2023).  For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov.  For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.

Charleen Wilder, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist who enjoys and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Wilder values a holistic, collaborative approach that takes into consideration every aspect of the client’s life (e.g., medical history, religion/spirituality, psycho-social stressors, family dynamics). Dr. Wilder utilizes evidenced-based treatments that include parent behavioral management (when working with children), family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal strategies to help each individual better manage their symptoms and engage more fully in their lives. Dr. Wilder has experience working with a diverse range of concerns including (but not limited to) trauma, behavioral difficulties, depression, anxiety, and relational challenges. Dr. Wilder is also experienced in conducting psychological assessment of personality, trauma, attention difficulties, and learning concerns.
Dr. Wilder received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary following the completion of her pre-doctoral APA-accredited internship at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, MN. During her graduate school career she completed her therapy training at a community mental health clinic and private practice and her assessment training at the University of California, Los Angeles. In these settings, Dr. Wilder performed individual, couples, group and family therapy, and psychological and neurodevelopmental assessments. She recently completed her post-doctoral training at Great Life Counseling Center.

Natalie Raff, PhD

Dr. Natalie Raff is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License #38989; expires 06/2023). For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov. For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.

Natalie Raff, PhD is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities as well as their families. Dr. Raff has training and experience providing counseling, behavioral intervention, parent training, consultation, and assessment. Dr. Raff’s clinical interests include the following: ASD and co-occurring mental health conditions, emotional regulation, social skills, adaptive skill building, mindfulness, parenting stress, and the transition to adulthood.

Dr. Raff is passionate about finding individualized and creative ways to support her clients in developing skills that will contribute to their overall wellness, independence, and social connection. In her clinical work, Dr. Raff integrates cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and her knowledge and experience with applied behavior analysis (ABA) as well as other evidence-based strategies to best meet the needs of her clients.  Dr. Raff works to understand and incorporate the people and systems involved in supporting her clients (e.g., family/caregivers, school/vocational supports, other providers) to work toward sustainable progress.

Dr. Raff has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Houston.  She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders with a focus on intervention and assessment across the age range. Prior to joining Upside Therapy & Evaluation Center, Dr. Raff was a staff psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder where she provided and supervised adolescent services focused on skill-building and supports to improve the transition to adulthood.


Barbara Crowley Ms-lpc-iBarbara Crowley, MS, LPC, NCC

Barbara Crowley, MS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (#68950, expires 04/2022). For information on how to verify a license, please go to https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_search.shtm. Barbara is a registered telehealth provider for the state of Florida, #TPMC1506.  For additional information, please visit:  https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/,For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_complaint.shtm

“Accept, choose, and take action.” Those are key components of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) style Mrs. Crowley embraces. This particular type of therapy encourages individuals to seek a deeper understanding of the sometimes unpleasant realities of the world and then choose to develop new behaviors which allow them to interact more successfully within that world. Because anxiety, depression and stress can interfere with living an enriched, meaningful life and realizing your valued goals, ACT serves as a way to “reboot” your thinking. In addition to utilizing instruction in ACT, Mrs. Crowley believes the therapist/client relationship is a unique social connection providing individuals a safe space to explore their past, adjust their present, and plan for their future. Mrs. Crowley also feels strongly about “team care” and willingly collaborates with physicians and psychiatrists to maximize client health outcomes.

 

Barbara Crowley received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from University of North Texas in 1997. She is a member of the Texas Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and the American Society on Aging. Mrs. Crowley is a volunteer mental health professional on the Critical Incident Stress Management team with the Dallas Fire and Rescue Department.

Mary Neill, MS, LMFT

Mary Neill, MS, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (#202932, expires 03/2023). For information on how to verify a license, please go to https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_search.shtm. For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_complaint.shtm

Mary Neill is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from Southern Methodist University. Mary understands that people are inseparable from their network of relationships and recognizes the importance of using a family and systems based approach to help children, adolescents, and adults work through their struggles. Mary is a trauma informed therapist that utilizes a Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to work collaboratively and compassionately with her clients to help them discover the best methods to resolving difficulties, while challenging negative thought processes and behaviors that can create obstacles for clients in their work towards creating the change they want. Mary is a LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist.
Mary is a highly sensitive person who works with other highly sensitive children, teens and adults. Mary also works with parents of highly sensitive children. When not working with clients, Mary enjoys dabbling in graphic design, enjoying nature, and spending time with friends and family.

Jessica “Jessy” Coleman, MS, RBT, RYT, LPC

Jessica Coleman, MS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (#81098; expires 11/30/2021). For information on how to verify a license, please go to https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_search.shtm. For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_complaint.shtm

Jessy is also licensed to provide telehealth services in the state of Colorado, LPC (#0017261; expires 08/31/2023). To verify license status, please visit https://dpo.colorado.gov.

Jessica “Jessy” Coleman is a graduate of the Oklahoma State University, where she earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling. Jessy will complete a second Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in May of 2021. She is also LISPY trained as a 200-RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher), specializing in psychotherapeutic yoga. Jessy utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches integrated with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Behavioral Therapy principles when working with her clients. She has worked as a behavioral technician with individuals diagnosed with ASD in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for about three years and holds her Registered Behavior Technician Credential. Jessy has worked in several therapy settings, including a youth emergency shelter, nonprofit clinic, transitional living residence program, university counseling clinic, university success program for students with ADHD and ASD, community counseling clinic, public school, private school (including therapeutic schools), and home based. Jessy also has experience in case management for a transitional living program for homeless LGBTQ+ young adults. Throughout these roles, she has counseled individuals and groups, primarily children and adolescents, with a range of mental health needs with a focus on social interactions. Jessy has been an advocate and a part of research committees for LGBTQ+ issues, body image concerns and was the American Psychological Association Psychology of Women campus representative in 2016-2017.
Jessy spends what spare time she finds with her family playing board games or enjoying the outdoors and community of trail running while training for ultramarathons and other endurance events. To learn more about offerings outside of Upside Therapy, visit https://linktr.ee/jessycyoga

Lauren Roth, MS, LPC

Lauren Roth, MS, is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (#79509; expires 04/2023). For information on how to verify a license, please go to https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_search.shtm. For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/lpc_complaint.shtm

Lauren Roth is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Lauren utilizes a Choice Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, helping individuals and groups create stronger relationships and improve upon their personal reflection. She also has an interest and passion for helping athletes using motivational and sports psychology techniques. Lauren has worked in several mental health settings, including a psychiatric inpatient hospital, psychiatric outpatient clinic, domestic violence women’s shelter, UNT Community Clinic, and several non-profits in Dallas. Throughout these roles, she counseled individuals and groups with various social and mental health needs. Her longest previous tenure was employed at The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, working to change the scene of substance abuse in the Dallas Fort Worth region.
Currently Lauren spends her time outside of Upside Therapy working at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute as an Evaluation Project Manager; here she strives to improve mental health for individuals in the State of Texas. Lauren graduated Phi Betta Kappa with her Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. While at Purdue, Lauren was a two-time Honorable Mention All-America, three-time U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier, and proud Team Captain as a member of the Purdue Women’s Swim Team.

Savannah Pham, MA, LPA

Supervised by Charleen Wilder, PsyD, LP # 38640

Savannah Pham, MA, is a Licensed Psychological Associate with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License # 329207; expires 12/31/2023).  For information on how to verify a license, please go to www.tsbep.texas.gov.  For information on how to file a complaint, please go to the following page: https://www.tsbep.texas.gov/how-to-file-a-complaint-enforcement.

Savannah Pham is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She received her undergraduate degree in Asian American Studies and Psychology from Stanford University. Savannah has published research concerning the effects of cultural orientations, intergenerational cultural conflict, and ethnoracial discrimination on the mental health outcomes of Asian and Latinx American individuals. Her clinical interests include assessment and working with individuals from underserved backgrounds. Savannah recognizes the importance of understanding individuals within the framework of their cultural and social contexts, and strives for cultural competence when working with clients of diverse backgrounds.

 

Independent Contractors


Michelle McFarlin, MS, CCC/SLP
The Social Communication Connection
Michelle McFarlin, MS, CCC-SLP, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Southern Methodist University; and a Masters of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas-Callier Center for Communication Disorders. Mrs. McFarlin is a certified, clinical Speech-Language Pathologist at The Social Communication Connection who specializes in early childhood language, social communication disorders, autism testing, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). From undergraduate studies to present, Mrs. McFarlin has over 20 years experience in research and clinical service to young children with speech-language and social communication challenges and their families.