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 email@example.com
- Samantha Tharp
Samantha Tharp is an undergraduate student at the University of North Texas with a focus in Rehabilitation Studies with a double minor in Addictions and Counseling. She is planning on attending graduate school to become a Registered Play Therapist. She is currently working as a preschool teacher and has worked in similar programs for the past several years. Samantha has a passion for aiding in the development of children helping them succeed. Samantha joined the UTH team as a practicum student in August 2019 is under the supervision of Dr. Harrier along with her UNT university assigned supervisor.
- Lisa Lujan
Lisa Lujan is an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Arlington in the Social Work department and is in the final stages of achieving her BSW. Upon graduation, in May 2020, she plans to obtain her LBSW and attend graduate school to obtain her Juris Doctorate. Upon completion, Lisa aims to work with juveniles who are captured in the justice system. She currently works full time assisting individuals who are transitioning between careers. Lisa is devoted to helping people realize their personal and professional goals. She has previous experience working in the preschool environment and with elementary aged children involved in afterschool programs. Lisa is a mother and has a furry family of two she enjoys spending time with. Lisa joined the UTH team in August 2019 and is currently supervised by Dr. Harrier, Andrea Mason, LMSW, and her UTA University assigned supervisor.
- Jill Palmer
Jill Palmer, CRC, and qualified mental health professional graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in applied behavior analysis in 2015. Upon graduation, she returned to school to complete prerequisites for medical school. She is currently completing her master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and will graduate in December of 2019 from the University of North Texas. Jill is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and has experience working with a diverse population of individuals to improve their mental health and focus on enhancing their skills associated with vocation, social, and independent living. She is working toward earning her LPC and plans to pursue her PhD in clinical psychology. She’s interested in having a career serving underrepresented populations of individuals living with mental illness and providing services that reflect a holistic approach toward recovery. She is passionate about the field of mental health and is devoted to advocating for inclusion and bridging the gap that the stigma of mental illness has caused within our society today. Jill enjoys cooking, watching movies, walking her beloved dog, Kal-El, and spending time with her friends and family. Jill joined the UTH team in August 2019 and is currently supervised by Dr. Harrier in addition to her UNT assigned university supervisor.
- Joselin Zambrano
Joselin Zambrano is an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Arlington and intends to graduate in December of 2019 with her Bachelor’s in Social Work. Once she receives her BSW, she plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work focusing on children and family services. She has been passionate about children and knew she wanted her career to involve children ever since she was in high school. Joselin joined the UTH team in August 2019 and is supervised by Dr. Harrier, Andrea Mason, LMSW, and her UTA university assigned supervisor.
- Alyssa Eilerman
Alyssa Eilerman is currently enrolled at the at the University of Texas at Arlington working towards her Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Children and Families. She received her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas in 2016. Alyssa has always had a passion for working with children and helping them be successful in their community. Professionally, Alyssa has five years experience working with adolescents in the juvenile justice system. Alyssa joined the UTH team in August of 2019 as an internship student and is supervised by Dr. Laurie Harrier, Andrea Mason, LMSW, and her UTA assigned university professor.
- Candice Hutchings
Candice Hutchings is enrolled in the Masters of Science program in Licensed Professional Counseling at LeTourneau University. She is working toward obtaining her LPC. Candice graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s in Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in human development. She enjoys working with children and families and has experience as a caseworker for CPS and as a teacher for children with varying abilities. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She joined the UTH team May 2019 and is supervised by Dr. Harrier and her LeTourneau University assigned university supervisor.
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.
- Sean Stokes
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
- Karen Egstrom
Social Work, LMSW
- Charratte Dersch
Marriage & Family Therapist, Ph.D, LMFT-S
Social Work, LMSW