Dr. Laurie Harrier

Executive Director: Dr. Laurie Harrier, LP, LSSP, NCSP

Dr. Laurie Harrier has 12 years of experience working as a LSSP (Licensed Specialist in School Psychology) in various districts in the north Texas area including Arlington, Lewisville, and Denton ISD. Within the school setting she was responsible for group and direct counseling, social skills interventions, evaluations for various disabilities, and consulting with teachers and parents. She developed and ran a summer camp for children with social challenges. Dr. Harrier is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Texas. She has created, and is the Executive Director, for a north Texas based 501c3 nonprofit called United Through HOPE, which has various social programs geared to help individuals age 3 through adulthood overcome their social challenges by developing strong “social skills” to act as a leader in various settings. Dr. Harrier also has a private practice in the North Texas area that focuses on neurofeedback and neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Harrier often acts as an advocate in IEP and 504 meetings for her families. She has partnerships with various universities to supervise interns and practicum students, and her sites are often used for field experience and volunteer options for various disciplines. Throughout her training Dr. Harrier has focused on the developmental, biological, behavioral, and neurological underpinnings to various disabilities and disorders, and strongly believes that a varied and open minded approach leads to better understanding and generalization of skills. She has published and spoken at various conferences on social skills programming, executive function challenges, and generalization approaches in the school setting. To contact Dr. Harrier either email info@unitedthroughhope.org or dr.harrier@unitedthroughhope.org

Aja Moore

Aja Moore

Aja Moore is enrolled at University of Texas in Arlington in the Masters Social Work to practice Marriage and Family Therapy. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Development and Family Studies. Aja has had experience working with children and families as a child care worker, and through mentoring, and volunteering. Aja joined our team starting in January 2015, as a practicum student with our organization. She has a passion and enthusiasm to work with children, families, and couples.

Monique Adkins

Monique Adkins

Monique Adkins is enrolled in the Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Abilene Christian University. She is working toward obtaining her LPC and LMFT. Monique grew up in Torrance, California and moved to Dallas, Texas for graduate school. She is currently is a live in nanny and has been working with children for 9 years and counting! She enjoys her nanny job and going on adventures with the kids. When she isn’t nannying she is going to the movies with friends, doing crafts, and reading. Monique joined the UTH team in October 2017 as a masters level Family Counseling Internship. Monique is currently supervised at UTH by Dr. Laurie Harrier for her masters level fieldwork and also by Dr. Charette Dersch, LMFT-S.

Jessica Chambers

Jessica Chambers

Jessica Chambers is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington majoring in social work. In 2015 she received her Bachelor’s in social work from UTA and immediately started working at Abigail’s Arms Cooke County Family Crisis Center where she is the primary prevention specialist. As the primary prevention specialist, Jessica facilitates group discussions with youth about having safe and healthy relationships, setting boundaries within those relationships, and the importance of consent. After graduating in December of 2018, she will pursue her LMSW and further advance her work with the youth. She joined the UTH team as of June 2018 and is supervised by Dr. Harrier at UTH and by Dr. Karen Egstrom for LMSW-S.

Whitney Box

Whitney Box

Whitney Box is a graduate student at University of North Texas. Whitney graduated in August 2018 from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Special Education. She’s already actively working on her next career goals by being enrolled in UNT’s Academic Certification in Special Education (IMPACT) Program to earn a master’s degree in Special Education. Her ultimate career aspiration is to become a very highly qualified special education teacher and we are glad she continues to be part of our team as she is passionate about helping children learn grow and excel in all areas of their lives. Whitney is passionate about helping children, especially children with exceptionalities. Whitney enjoys UTH because it is great to be a part of a team that helps children learn, grow and thrive. She joined the UTH team as of April 2018, and completed her undergraduate practicum with UTH over summer 2018. is a graduate student at University of North Texas. Whitney graduated in August 2018 from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Special Education. She’s already actively working on her next career goals by being enrolled in UNT’s Academic Certification in Special Education (IMPACT) Program to earn a master’s degree in Special Education. Her ultimate career aspiration is to become a very highly qualified special education teacher and we are glad she continues to be part of our team as she is passionate about helping children learn grow and excel in all areas of their lives. Whitney is passionate about helping children, especially children with exceptionalities. Whitney enjoys UTH because it is great to be a part of a team that helps children learn, grow and thrive. She joined the UTH team as of April 2018, and completed her undergraduate practicum with UTH over summer 2018.

Joslyn Wilson

Joslyn Wilson

Joslyn Wilson graduated at the University of North Texas with Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. She is passionate about working closely with people and intends on pursuing a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Joslyn has been part of our team since May 2015, when she began first as a volunteer, underscoring her dedication to the field.

Jazmine Payne

Jazmine Payne

Jazmine Payne is an undergraduate at the University of North Texas and intends to graduate in December of 2018 with her Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science with a concentration in administration. Jazmine will be working closely with Dr. Harrier to learn and gain experience in nonprofit administration. After graduation she plans to get her masters degree in Human Development and Family Science so that she can better understand and effectively help children and families with the hope of one day opening her own nonprofit that is child centered. Jazmine joined the UTH staff in August 2018 and is supervised by Dr. Harrier.

Jamie Huckaby

Jamie Huckaby

Jamie Huckaby is a graduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington majoring in social work. Jamie received her Bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk , VA in 2015 majoring in human services with a minor in psychology. Jamie has a passion for working with children and helping them learn the life skills needed to get through this journey called life. Jamie will graduating in December of 2018 and plans to pursue her LMSW and begin working on her LCSW. She joined the UTH team as of June 2018 and is supervised by Dr. Harrier at UTH and by Dr. Karen Egstrom for LMSW-S.

Alison Drost

Alison Drost

Allison Drost is currently enrolled in the Master’s program of Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Woman’s University, where she is pursuing her LMFT. She graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in psychology and a minor in child development. She greatly enjoys working with children, especially those with special needs. She has work experience with individuals who have intellectual disabilities as a camp counselor and a dance chaperone, and has also worked as a pre-school assistant. She is passionate about all aspects of health care and because of this has also worked at a physical and occupational therapy office. In her spare time, Allison can be found outside enjoying a good book, spending time with friends, or playing with her puppy, Presley Anne. She joined the UTH team as of April 2018 and is supervised by Dr. Harrier.

Chelsey Thatcher

Chelsey Thatcher

Chelsey Thatcher is enrolled in the Masters in Counseling Program at the University of North Texas where she is pursuing her LPC licensure. Chelsey strives to be able to adapt her skills to help the varying family and child needs so that she can become an effective LPC. Chelsey has an incredible amount of energy and passion for children, especially those with special needs. The Child Relational Therapy class that UTH offers is designed in conjunction with her need in mind to adapt the traditional CRT for those families with a special needs child. Chelsey joined the UTH team in January 2016 as a volunteer and then in August 2016 transitioned to a practicum and internship student, again underscoring her dedication to the field. Chelsey is currently supervised at UTH by Dr. Laurie Harrier for her masters level fieldwork.

Maddison McKay

Maddison McKay

Maddison McKay is completing her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development from the University of North Texas. Maddison intends to graduate in December 2016 and following graduation, she intends to pursue a Master’s degree in counseling to become a LPC (Licensed Practicing Counselor). Maddison has experience working with children with those with special needs, and has been a part of the team since August 2015 when she began as a volunteer and most recently transitioned to a practicum student. Maddison is currently supervised at UTH by Dr. Laurie Harrier for her undergraduate level fieldwork

Joslyn Wilson

Joslyn Wilson

Joslyn Wilson is currently completing a graduate degree in counseling from Texas Woman’s University. She expects to obtain her masters and graduate and move onward to an LPC in May 2019. Joslyn graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies in May 2016. She is passionate about working closely with people and children and family, particularly those with special needs. Joslyn has been part of our team since May 2015, when she began first as a volunteer and then an undergraduate practicum student, underscoring her dedication to the field.

Maddison McKay

Maddison McKay

Maddison McKay is graduate student at Arizona State University and through their online program is completing her masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Maddison completed her undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development from the University of North Texas in December 2016. Maddison has experience working with children with those with special needs, and has been a part of the team since August 2015 when she began as a volunteer and an undergraduate practicum student.

Whitney Folabe

Whitney Folabe

Whitney Folabe is enrolled in the Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy program at Abilene Christian University. She is working toward obtaining her LPC and LMFT. Whitney graduated from the University of North Texas back with an emphasis in psychology and rehabilitation and family studies. Whitney is energentic, open minded, and very passionate about working with families. She joined the UTH team in May 2017 as a masters level Family Counseling Internship. Whitney is currently supervised at UTH by Dr. Laurie Harrier for her masters level fieldwork and also by Dr. Steven Stokes, LPC-S, LMFT-S.

Brad Kearney

Brad Kearney

Brad Kearney is the president of CBK3 Consulting where he helps individuals and businesses achieve the future they desire. After graduating from the USAF Academy, he served around the world for a total of 24 years. Lt Col Kearney retired from the US Air Force after his final assignment of commanding an operational F-16 fighter squadron. At Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, he leveraged his leadership expertise to conduct capabilities assessments and build strategic plans for their multi-billion dollar fighter programs. He holds two advanced degrees: an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Master’s Degree in Military Operational Art & Science, Air Command & Staff College. Over the years Lt Col Kearney has passionately been involved with the development of youth through years of coaching, school events and speaking engagements, and a wide variety of church youth activities. Today he leverages his executive leadership development and coaching expertise to share the same for our youth and young adults. Brad joined the UTH team in January 2017 to help expand UTH programs to our late teens and young adults.

Chelsey Thatcher

Chelsey Thatcher

Chelsey Thatcher, MS, LPC Intern, NCC graduated from University of North Texas with a Masters in Counseling specializing in Play Therapy and received her BS in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. Chelsey is pursuing her Texas requirements to become a LPC/RPT (Licensed Professional Counselor/Registered Play Therapist). Chelsey strives to be able to adapt her skills to help the varying family and child needs to become an effective LPC/RPT. Chelsey has an incredible amount of energy and passion for children, especially those with special needs. She combined her passion and goals together in the Child Relational Therapy class UTH offers which is designed to adapt the traditional CRT for those families with a special needs child. Chelsey joined the UTH team in January 2016 as a volunteer, completed her master’s internship with UTH, and in October 2017 transitioned to an LPC Intern again underscoring her dedication to the field. Chelsey is currently supervised at UTH by Dr. Sean Stokes, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S for her LPC Intern work and by Dr. Harrier at UTH.

Sydney Daus

Sydney Daus

Sydney Daus is completing her undergraduate Bachelors of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of North Texas. Sydney intends to graduate in December 2018, after graduation she plans on going into prenatal and maternity services. Sydney has always had a passion working with children, watching them grow, develop new skills and independence. She joined the UTH team in June 2018 as a volunteer and then transitioned in August 2018 as an undergraduate internship student. Sydney is currently supervised at UTH by Dr. Harrier for her undergraduate level fieldwork.

Amy Drysdale

Amy Drysdale

Amy Drysdale is currently a graduate student completing her Master of Social Work at the University of Texas at Arlington, with an emphasis in mental health. She completed her undergrad at Brigham Young University in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. Her passion is in working with families, focusing on relationships, parenting, and authenticity. She has three small daughters so when she is not working on school related aspects, she is going on adventures with them. She loves traveling and tries to hike in the mountains and relax at the beach as often as possible. Amy joined the UTH team in August 2018 and is supervised by Dr. Harrier while at UTH and her social work aspects by Ms. Egstrom LMSW.

Sean Stokes

Contracted Supervisors

Sean Stokes

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Karen Egstrom

Karen Egstrom

Social Work, LMSW

Charratte Dersch

Charratte Dersch

Marriage & Family Therapist, Ph.D, LMFT-S