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.
- Elizabeth Flores
Elizabeth Flores, BSW
Assistant Director for Transition Programing
Elizabeth Flores is an graduate student at The University of Texas at Arlington in the Social Work department. Elizabeth is in the masters program at UTA with a concentration in Families and Children. Elizabeth plans to continue her education with the hopes to obtain her LCSW and work with children and families. Elizabeth is a mother of two, and enjoys spending her time painting, reading and taking her kids on new . Elizabeth joined the UTH team in January 2020, as an undergraduate practicum student. She has assisted in the grand opening of the Transitional Housing program and continues to be instrumental in the development of the transitional needs of the UTH 16 and older population.
- Shaquan White
Shaquan White is an undergraduate student at the University of North Texas where she is majoring in Rehabilitation Studies and minoring in Social Science to receive her Bachelor of Science. Once she graduates in December 2020, Shaquan plans to attend graduate school to obtain her Master’s in Social Work. Inspired by her mother’s dedication to help others, Shaquan developed a deep passion for volunteering at a young age. She has volunteered with her church Neighbor Feeding Neighbor for the last three years. In her free time, she enjoys family/friends’ cookouts, traveling, baking and scrapbooking. Shaquan joined the UTH team in August 2020 and is currently supervised by Dr. Harrier and her UNT University assigned supervisor.
- Megan Sullivan
Megan Sullivan is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington studying for her Bachelor of Social Work degree. Once completed in December 2020, she plans to obtain her Master of Social Work degree from UTA. Megan has worked with children in various volunteer programs for many years and is very passionate about working with them in her professional future. In her free time, she loves to read, spend time outside, and play with her cat. Megan joined the UTH team in August of 2020 and will be supervised by Dr. Harrier; Andrea Mason, LMSW; and her UTA assigned supervisor.
- Rhonda Hardisty
Rhonda Hardisty, MA
Rhonda Hardisty is a graduate student working on a Masters in Professional Counseling at Texas Woman’s University. She has a Masters in Teaching and Graduate Academic Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. She also has 11 years’ experience teaching in Keller ISD, 3 of those years in High School special education supporting students in a self-contained setting encouraging the use of self-advocacy and other necessary life skills, and 5 of them at the elementary level teaching academics and life skills to student on the Autism Spectrum. For the past three years, Mrs. Hardisty has been a Behavior Intervention Specialist for seven Northwest ISD elementary campuses. After graduation from TWU in May 2021, she plans to pursue a career in both School and Clinical Mental Health Counseling supporting students and their parents with social, emotional learning. Rhonda joined the UTH team in June 2020 as a graduate practicum student and is currently supervised by Dr. Harrier and her TWU assigned supervisor.
- Kim Worsham
Kim Worsham is a masters graduate student at Texas Women’s University and working toward her license in Clinical Mental Health and certification in School Counseling. After she graduates in May 2021, Kim hopes to gain employment working with adolescents and young adults. Kim Worsham grew up in South Carolina where she 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 TWU university supervisor.
- Raven Mims
Raven Mims is currently in the masters graduate program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Texas Woman’s University. Raven received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Texas in 2017. Raven has experience working with youth from ages 5-15 years, assisting clients in activities used to strengthen brain functioning and improving cognitive and behavioral outcomes in children with disabilities. Raven considers herself family oriented and enjoys spending time with her family as well as building rapport with her client’s families. After completing graduate school, Raven plans to obtain her license and become an LPC, eventually working toward her own private practice. Raven joined UTH in May 2020 as a practicum student and is being supervised by Dr. Harrier and her TWU assigned supervisor.
Alicia Crook is a student at The University of Texas at Arlington working towards obtaining her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Health. She received her Bachelor’s from Hampshire College in Film Production and Native American Studies. She has always been passionate about helping others, and is thrilled that she will be able to continue to engage that passion through a career in Social Work. She hopes to work in patient advocacy. Alicia joined the UTH team as an graduate practicum student in May of 2020, and will be supervised by Dr. Harrier; Ms. Andrea Mason Davis; and her UTA assigned supervisor.
Amy Rahim is an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Arlington obtaining her BSW in Social Work. Amy plans to continue her education by obtaining her masters degree in the area of social work to continue working with children within the school system. She currently works at LA Fitness in the kids club! She loves working with children. She loves to travel with her loving husband to super fun resorts and hanging out with her family. On the weekend she loves to sit back and relax with her husband and watch comedy movies. Amy joined the UTH team in May of 2019, and is supervised by Dr. Harrier; Ms. Andrea Mason Davis; and her TWU assigned supervisor.
Andrea Mason Davis
Andrea Mason Davis
Social Work, LMSW