Rachel Oppenheimer, PsyD

Founder

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 is not currently accepting any appointments, though highly recommends the other members of her qualified, empathic, and collaborative team.  Dr. Oppenheimer founded Upside Therapy & Evaluation Center in 2016 with the help of her husband, Gil, after having been in private practice since 2013.  Prior to that, Dr. Oppenheimer completed a post-doctoral fellowship 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.  After tragically and unexpectedly losing her husband in July 2021, Dr. Oppenheimer has stepped away from clinical practice.  She continues to offer consultation support to the Upside Therapy team.

 


Charleen Wilder, PsyD

Clinical Director

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. She subsequently completed her post-doctoral training at Great Life Counseling Center in Dallas, TX. 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.


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.


Beth Carpenter, LMFT-S, LPC-S, CEDS

Beth Carpenter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the  Texas Department of Health and Human Services (TX License #201493; expires 03/31/2024) and a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (TX License #66258; expires 03/31/2023). 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.

Beth Carpenter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Beth is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).

Beth received her Master of Science degree from the COAMFT accredited Family Institute at Northwestern University. Beth has been practicing as a therapist for over ten years and worked in hospital, community clinic, nonprofit, and private practice settings.  She has given presentations at conferences, and she continues to be an active member in therapist organizations.

Having specialized training in family systems, Beth sees the importance of working with relational dynamics.  We were born for connection, and our relationships with ourselves, our families, and our communities are ever evolving.  Beth sees each person as the expert to their own experiences, and she believes that therapy involves collaboration and exploring social connections to provide corrective experiences.  Her clinical style is influenced by Narrative therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and other experiential therapies, and she uses strength-based, evidenced-based approaches to help her clients feel supported.

There are many reasons why people seek therapy, and Beth considers it a true honor to support others in this courageous journey.  Beth seeks to provide a nurturing, non-judgmental space where it is safe to be vulnerable, and she helps her clients feel empowered to shift dynamics towards growth.  Beth provides individual, couple, and family therapy for children, adolescents, and adults.


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 04/30/2024). 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.

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 # 39207; 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, M.A. is a licensed psychological associate who enjoys working with adolescents and adults. Savannah values a collaborative approach and considers all aspects of a client’s identity and life (e.g., ethnic identity, current stressors, medical history). Savannah utilizes evidence-based treatments that include cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, trauma-focused, multicultural, and person-centered strategies to help each client better manage their symptoms and engage more fully in their lives. Savannah has experience with a diverse range of concerns including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment challenges, attention difficulties, and diversity issues. Savannah also has experience in conducting psychological assessment of learning concerns, attention difficulties, and autism spectrum disorder.

Savannah Pham is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology. She received her Bachelor’s 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. Savannah is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Trauma and Crisis Counseling through Regent University.


Jessica Faber, MA, LPA

Supervised by Charleen Wilder, PsyD, LP # 38640

Jessica Faber, MA, is a Licensed Psychological Associate with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX License # 39351; expires 07/31/2024).  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.

Jessica Faber, MA, LPA, is a licensed psychological associate who thrives when working with children and adolescents, and seeks to empower her clients and their families. Jessica’s approach involves appreciating how diverse learning styles can influence the therapeutic process and tailoring sessions to the client’s needs. In addition to being trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Jessica has experience providing a variety of evidence-based practices to families from a diverse array of backgrounds, including parent behavioral management (when working with children), cognitive-behavioral therapy, and interpersonal therapy. Jessica has experience working with a diverse range of concerns including (but not limited to) learning differences, neurodevelopmental concerns, behavioral difficulties, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Jessica is also experienced in conducting pediatric psychological assessment of attentional difficulties and learning concerns.

Jessica received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. In pursuit of providing the highest standard of compassionate care, she completed her assessment training within the Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Jessica’s therapy training was thoughtfully constructed to provide both breadth and depth across evidence-based modalities. She completed her training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center – Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the University of Minnesota Physicians – Behavioral Health Clinic for Families, and as a volunteer at a crisis counseling community clinic in Minneapolis, MN.


Ashlea Miller, MA

Supervised by Natalie Raff, PhD, LP #38989

Ashlea Miller, MA is a doctoral student with the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her undergraduate training at Southwestern Assemblies of God University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pre-professional clinical psychology. She has previous experience working in a community mental health setting, administering various psychological assessments, including ADHD evaluations, learning disability evaluations, pre-surgical bariatric evaluations, and  neuropsychological evaluations to assist with diagnostic clarification. Ashlea has also provided services to assess a client’s abilities, needs, and eligibility for disability services. In this setting, she has experience in evaluating children, adolescents, and the geriatric population. Ashlea operates from a cognitive behavioral therapy framework, while incorporating a person-centered approach. She is eager to work with adolescents and young adults.

 

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.