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, United through HOPE, a north Texas based 501c3 nonprofit. Dr. Harrier also has a private practice in the North Texas area that focuses on neurofeedback and neuropsychological evaluations.
Dr. Harrier has also completed the following Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) classes and earned the accompanying credentials: Director, Job Skills Trainer (JST), Job Placement Specialist (JPS), and Vocational Adjustment Trainer (VAT), Supported Employment (SE), and Autism Endorsement (AE), and can also complete Environmental Work Assessments (EWAs). 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 at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsey Thatcher, LPC, NCC
Chelsey Thatcher, MS, LPC, 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 RPT (Registered Play Therapist). Chelsey is also enrolled in the Texas A&M Special Education Masters Program where she is pursuing her masters in Special Education and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). Chelsey strives to be able to adapt her skills to help the varying family and child needs to become an effective integrated BCBA/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 has also completed the following Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) classes and earned the accompanying credentials: Job Skills Trainer (JST), Job Placement Specialist (JPS), and Vocational Adjustment Trainer (VAT), Supported Employment (SE), and Autism Endorsement (AE). Chelsey is able to also conduct ABA therapy under the supervision of the BCBA assigned supervisor provided by Hoomhouse.
- Kim Worsham
Kim Worsham, MS, LPC-Associate
Assistant Director for Transition Programing
Kim Worsham is a LPC-Associate who graduated from Texas Women’s University with a degree in Clinical Mental Health and certification in School Counseling. Kim is skilled at working with adolescents and young adults. Kim Worsham graduated from Winthrop University with a BA in French and a minor in Secondary Education. After graduation, she taught middle and high school for 6 years before taking a break to stay home with her two children. Kim and her family relocated to Texas in 2017. That same year she decided to return to the classroom as a substitute for Lewisville ISD. Working with students again was the catalyst for starting her new career. Kim’s passion and commitment to working with adolescents led her to pursue a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Development.
Kim Worsham joined United Through H.O.P.E. in May of 2020 as a graduate practicum student and is supervised by Dr. Laurie Harrier and her LPC-Associate Supervisor, Dr. Lisa Grubbs, Ph.D., LPC-S, CSC, CG-C, NCC. She has assisted in the grand opening of the Transitional Housing program and all Pre-Transitional and Basic Living Program for the young adults United Through HOPE serves. She continues to be instrumental in the development of the transitional needs of the UTH 16 and older population.
- Madeline Hufstutler
Madeline Hufstutler is a graduate student at Texas Woman’s University and is currently earning her Ph.D. in School Psychology. Upon graduation, she plans on supporting children in school districts as they develop emotional, social, and behavioral skills. Madeline previously worked as a graduate assistant at Texas Woman’s University and a psychometrist at a neuropsychological clinic in the Frisco area. She desires to help children discover their personal strengths, abilities, and potential while also encouraging them to build independence. Madeline joined the UTH team as a graduate practicum student in June 2021. She is currently supervised by Dr. Harrier and her Texas Woman’s University assigned supervisor.
Haley Holmes is a senior undergraduate at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Haley is working towards a Bachelors of Science degree in Human services. Haley’s goal is to attend graduate school to obtain her Masters degree to become a behavioral therapist for children and young adults. Haley wants people to not feel limited by their current state and to help them grow to become the best versions of themselves. She always loved working with kids and the youth and helping them grow emotionally through all areas in life. She is also a mom of a baby and loves watching her grow every step of the way. Haley joined the UTH team as an undergraduate practicum student in August 2021 and is supervised by Dr. Laurie Harrier and her university supervisor.
Ashley Phillips is a graduate student at Texas Woman’s University, where she is earning a Ph.D. in School Psychology. Upon graduating in August of 2023, Ashley plans on supporting children and adolescents and their families through the school systems, as well as through community-based programs. She takes a strengths-based approach to working with children in supporting their growth and success and focuses on recognizing areas of struggle and improvement in their social-emotional functioning. Ashley graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce where she played for the collegiate women’s soccer team throughout her undergraduate degree and earned a B.S. in Psychology. Volunteering and compassion for children, adolescents, and families spring boarded Ashley into the mental health profession and continues to drive her to pursue this field. Ashley joined the UTH team as a graduate practicum student in August 2021. She is supervised by Dr. Harrier and her Texas Woman’s University assigned supervisor.
Kayla Sammons is a graduate student attending the Abilene Christian University and pursuing a LMFT. Kayla joined the UTH October 2021, as a graduate practicum student and is supervised by Dr. Laurie Harrier and her ACU University Supervisor.
Andrea Mason Davis
Andrea Mason Davis, LMSW
Contracted Supervisor for Social Work, LMSW
Charette Dersch, LMFT-S
Charette Dersch, LMFT-S
Contracted Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapy, LMFT