Physicians

Southwest Psychiatric Physicians is an independent doctor group on our campus that provides inpatient and outpatient psychiatric health care to the children we serve.

Claudio Cepeda, MD
Lizmarie Gonzalez-Vega, MD
Lucille Gotanco, MD
Corey Hough, MD
Carlos Macedo, MD
Thomas L. Matthews, MD
Soad Michelsen, MD, Senior Medical Director
Steven R. Pliszka, MD
Kacy Reeves, DO
Graham Rogeness, MD
Candace A. Romo, MD
Tiffany N. Thomure, MD

Clinicians

Rosa A. Aguilar-Delgado, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Inpatient Service

rosa-aguilar-delgado-14.jpgRosa Aguilar-Delgado is a licensed master social worker with over 10 years experience in the mental health field.  Ms. Aguilar-Delgado provides individual, family and group psychotherapy for children and adolescents in the Acute Care, Residential and Partial Hospital programs. Her work also includes conducting psychosocial assessments and writing treatment plans. Ms. Aguilar-Delgado’s clinical interests include group therapy, family interventions, individual psychotherapy with children and adolescents, reality therapy and crisis intervention. Ms. Aguilar-Delgado is bilingual thus allowing her to provide services to our Spanish-speaking populations.

Tara Branchizio, M.Ed., LPC

Psychotherapist, Outpatient Service

tara-branchizio.jpgTara Branchizio is a licensed professional counselor and has been counseling for thirteen years.  She provides individual and family counseling for children and adolescents.  Her clinical interests include depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, family and school issues, grief issues, and self-esteem.  She is also a member of the Texas Counseling Association.

Maria del Carmen Mejia, LCSW

Psychoeducational Instructor, Outpatient Service

maria-mejia.jpgMaria Mejia leads the English and Spanish Clarity Child Guidance Center Parenting Classes on campus, and is available to present to community agencies and school districts. Originally from Mexico, she completed a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Kansas. She has experience with different issues to include: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional and social problems. Her clinical interests include parent education, communication and family systems, and the resiliency theory. Ms. Mejia believes in a holistic approach to wellness and health.

Melissa Dilworth, LPC-AT/S, ATR-BC, RPT/S

Psychotherapist, Inpatient Service

melissa-dilworth-14.jpgMelissa Dilworth received her Masters in Art Therapy from The College of New Rochelle. Her credentials include LPC-AT/S (Licensed Professional Counselor-Art Therapy licensure and Approved Supervisor), ATR-BC (Board Certified Registered Art Therapist), and Registered Play Therapist/S (Registered Play Therapist and Approved Play Therapist Supervisor). Melissa is one of only few Licensed Art Therapists in the city of San Antonio. Melissa is also trained as a Trauma and Loss Consultant and School Specialist. She has been counseling children and families for over 15 years in a variety of settings. Melissa's primary clinical interests include trauma recovery and non-verbal therapies.

Rick Edwards, LPC

Director of Inpatient Services, LPC Supervisor

rick-edwards.jpgRick Edwards directs the Acute, Residential and Partial Hospital Programs. He has worked at the Center since 1976. He has provided individual and family therapy to countless children and adolescents. His experience includes supervision of counselors and interns, as well as training psychiatric residents. Mr. Edwards' clinical interests include perpetrators of abuse, self-injurious behaviors, family dynamics, and anxiety disorders. He is also a member of the Texas Counseling Association.

Wayne J. Ehrisman, PhD, ABPP

Chief Psychologist, Director of Psychological Services

wayne-ehrisman.jpgDr. Wayne Ehrisman began working at the Center over 33 years ago. He directs the Psychological Assessment Services, provides supervision, training and consultation to clinical staff and trainees and supervises the psychology residency rotation. Dr. Ehrisman is affiliated with several organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology, San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, Texas Psychological Association, Bexar County Psychological Association, and the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology. His academic affiliations include Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and Adjunct Faculty at the Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Ehrisman's clinical interests include psychoanalytic/psychodynamic approaches to diagnostic assessment and psychotherapy with children, adults and families.

Joshua Essery, PsyD

Psychologist

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Dr. Joshua Essery provides outpatient family, group and individual psychotherapy as well as psychological assessment services. He is involved in the supervision and training of psychology residents at Clarity Child Guidance Center. His clinical interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, family therapy, personality assessment, interpersonal process oriented group therapy, existential psychology and the integration of psychological and spiritual perspectives. Dr. Essery is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a member of the San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.

Steven Fields, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Outpatient Service

steve-fields.jpgSteven Fields is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, and their families since 1988. He is recognized as a Board-Approved Supervisor and has experience providing clinical supervision to social work students and clinicians. Mr. Fields’ clinical interests include Cognitive –Behavioral Therapy with children and adolescents suffering with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and anger problems.

Geoff Gentry, PhD

Psychologist, Vice President of Clinical Services

geoff-gentry.jpgDr. Geoff Gentry is Clarity's Vice President of Clinical Services and Joint Commission Accreditation Survey Coordinator. He also oversees Clarity's clinical training program and provides clinical supervision/consultation and individual and family therapy. Dr. Gentry is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he teaches and provides supervision for psychiatry and psychology residents and Fellows. He has provided training at Clarity and in the community in several areas of child and adolescent mental health, including Trauma-informed Care, Collaborative Problem Solving and the Child/Adolescent Symptom Intensity Instrument (AACAP Certified Trainer). Dr. Gentry is a member of the American Psychological Association, APA Practice Organization, Bexar County Psychological Association, Community Advisory Board of the Nurse-Family Partnership of San Antonio, and the San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. His professional/clinical interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, integration of individual and family assessment and therapy, staff development, and clinical consultation.

Carrie George, PhD

Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

carrie-george-13.jpgDr. Carrie George provides outpatient therapy, psychological evaluations and early childhood assessments. Her clinical interests include developmental disabilities, anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. George specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems therapy. Previously, she directed an on-campus autism clinic at Texas State University. Dr. George is also a member of the National Association of School Psychologists and the American Psychological Association.

Elva Barnett-Glover, MS, LPC

Psychotherapist, Inpatient Service

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Elva Barnett-Glover is a licensed professional counselor providing psychotherapy for children and adolescents in acute care, residential and partial hospital programs. Clinical interests include individual psychotherapy, group therapy and family interventions. Mrs. Barnett-Glover is bilingual thus allowing her to provide services to our Spanish speaking population.

Jeffrey Grimes, PhD

Psychologist

jeff-grimes.jpgDr. Jeffrey Grimes provides outpatient psychotherapy, psychological assessments, and inpatient consultations.  He is actively involved in the training of psychology residents and the inpatient staff at Clarity Child Guidance Center.  His clinical interests include clinical case formulation, projective assessment, and psychoanalytically-informed psychotherapy. Dr. Grimes is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.

Lauren Groves, MA, LPC, LCDC

Director of Substance Abuse Services

lauren-groves-13.jpgLauren Groves is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Mrs. Groves provides individual and family counseling for children and adolescents.  She also provides psychoeducational services by leading inpatient teen groups on substance abuse and prevention. She is experienced counseling children and adolescents who have been impacted by family alcohol or substance abuse. Mrs. Groves is a member of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, the Texas Counseling Association, the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. She is a past secretary of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Antonio, and past president of the Medical Center Rotary.

Katrina L. Hallmark, PsyD

Psychologist Specializing in Neuropsychology

Dr. katrina-hallmark.jpgKatrina Hallmark specializes in child neuropsychological assessments, evaluating developmental and neurocognitive skills and abilities, and providing educational and behavioral management recommendations. Dr. Hallmark’s extensive training and years of experience expands the Center's psychological assessment and treatment capabilities in the area of early childhood disorders, developmental disorders, and learning disabilities. Dr. Hallmark earned her Doctor of Psychology degree from the Miami Institute of Psychology in Miami, Florida and received her Master of Education degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Dr. Hallmark is a member of the American Psychological Association, the American College of Forensic Examiners, and the Bexar County Psychological Association.

Dino Hernandez, LPC

Psychotherapist, Outpatient Service

dino-hernandez.jpgDino Hernandez graduated from St. Mary’s University, with a Master of Arts in Community Counseling.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who has been in practice for over 12 years.  Dino is also bilingual thus allowing him to provide services to our Spanish speaking populations.  He has a great deal of experience dealing with a myriad of mental health issues, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Oppositional Defiance, and Mood disorders.

Jan Marie Hernandez, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Inpatient Service

jan-marie.jpgJan Marie Hernandez provides individual, family and group psychotherapy for children and adolescents in the Acute Care and Partial Hospital programs. Ms. Hernandez has 15 years experience in mental health and is trained in CPR, Basic First Aid and non-violent crisis prevention (CPI). She is a member of the San Antonio Society for Psychoanalytic Studies, Texas Association for Play Therapy, Alamo Area Mediators Association, San Antonio Group Psychotherapy Society, American Group Psychotherapy Association and the National Association of Social Workers. Her clinical interests include family dynamics, mediation, psychodynamic therapy, psychotherapy groups, solution-focused brief therapy and therapeutic game play.

Karl Koch, PhD

Psychologist, Clinical Director - Outpatient Campus

karl-koch.jpgDr. Karl Koch is responsible for direction of the clinical programs at the outpatient campus. He also provides clinical and administrative supervision for the therapists at that location. He has been with the Center since 1998. He is a native of San Antonio who earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include working with children and adolescents experiencing depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, school and family issues, and developmental disabilities.

Ramona Leonards, LPC

Psychotherapist, Outpatient Service

ramona-leonards.jpgRamona Leonards has over 27 years experience in mental health counseling and consultation services. She came to the center as a liaison between Clarity Child Guidance Center and the Northside ISD, providing consultation and counseling services to students in regular education who did not have access to mental health services. She has worked with various school districts throughout her career and has a wide knowledge of community resources. Her clinical interests include depressive disorders, trauma recovery, anxiety disorders, sexual abuse recovery and developmental disorders, such as Asperger's disorder.

Marina Martinez, LMSW

Psychotherapist, Inpatient Service

marina-martinez.jpgMarina Martinez is a Licensed Master Social Worker. Ms. Martinez provides individual, family and group psychotherapy for children and adolescents in the Acute Care, Residential and Partial Hospital programs. Her clinical interests include family dynamics, individual psychotherapy with children and adolescents, psychotherapy groups, reality therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Kelli Mathias, LPC

Psychotherapist, Outpatient Service

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Kelli Mathias is a Licensed Professional Counselor providing outpatient individual, family and group counseling.  She uses an array of therapeutic techniques, such as play therapy, parent education, and cognitive behavioral therapy in treating children and their families.  As often as possible, Kelli will work in a team-approach with parents, teachers, doctors to help children overcome life's challenges.  She works with children who experience depression, anxiety, attention problems, defiance, anger, and abuse.

Daphney Morgan, LPC

Psychotherapist, Inpatient Service

daphney-morgan-13.jpgDaphney Morgan is a licensed professional counselor providing inpatient care to patients within the partial and acute program. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Daphney attended Texas State University of San Marcos attaining a Bachelor Degree in Psychology, and completing a Master's Degree in community counseling at University of Texas at San Antonio. Her experience includes providing individual, group and family therapy to adolescents and their families within the juvenile probation system. Therapeutic techniques include play therapy, DBT- awareness exercises, reality testing using a collaborative problem solving model when working with individuals and their families.

Poul C. Poulsen, MA, LPC

Assistant Director Inpatient Programs

poul-poulsen.jpgPoul Poulsen provides individual and family therapy for children and adolescents at the Center. Mr. Poulsen's training and experience includes cognitive behavioral therapy, psychological assessment and behavior analysis. With over 11 years of experience, his clinical interests and previous work experience include depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, anger management, group therapy, behavior problems and family issues.

Diana Treviño, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Inpatient Services

diana-trevino.jpgDiana Treviño provides individual, group, and family counseling for children and adolescents at the Center. Ms. Treviño has over 12 years experience in counseling. Her clinical interests include trauma, depressive and personality disorders.

Nanette White, LPC

Psychotherapist, Outpatient Services

nannette-white.jpgNanette White is a licensed professional counselor supervisor.  Ms. White provides psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and group therapy for children and adolescents ages 3-17.  Ms. White has 12 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults.  Ms. White's experience includes inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, chemical dependency treatment, foster care and adoption treatment, and supervision of LPC interns.  Her clinical interests include play therapy, psychodynamic therapy, family therapy and behavior disorders.  Ms. White also enjoys working with individuals with mild autism spectrum disorders.

Catherine Widder, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Outpatient Service

catherine-widder.jpgCatherine Widder is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the States of Texas and Illinois.  Mrs. Widder has been working with children, adolescents and families since 1996.  Her experience includes foster care, juvenile probation, supervision of MSW interns and 12 years as a School Social Worker.  She is highly knowledgeable and skilled in addressing the social-emotional needs of at-risk youth and families, as well as families in crisis.  She uses a variety of therapeutic techniques, including play therapy, brief solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral therapy, strength-based crisis intervention and parent education.  Her clinical interests include anger/aggression, behavior disorders, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and family therapy.  Mrs. Widder is dedicated to helping individuals and families to reach their goals toward optimal well-being.

Leslie Wood, LCSW

Psychotherapist, Outpatient Service

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Leslie Wood is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents in the field of mental health.  She is currently a clinician at the Clarity CGC Westover Hills Clinic for both the partial hospitalization as well as outpatient program, where she coordinates individual, group, and family therapies.  She has experience in all levels of care including residential, inpatient/acute, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient therapy/counseling.  Ms. Wood is an experienced educator in both graduate and undergraduate courses in social work and family studies programs. Ms. Wood is a member of the Texas Society for Clinical Social Workers and the Texas Play Therapy Association.  Clinical interests include cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and solution focused brief therapy to assist with problems of depression, anxiety, ADHD, family, and survivors issues.

 
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