Practicum Site List

Counseling & Forensic Programs

*=Students have recently attended practicum here

**=Site has expressed an interest in having students

 

Multiple Locations across Texas

*University of Texas Medical Branch/Texas Department of Criminal Justice           

Contact: Tonya Campbell,  MA, LPC

Phone: 281-269-6700

Email: tccampbe@utmb.edu

Type of Practicum: Treatment (Forensic)

Students can be placed at a variety of TDCJ prison units across the state including: Rosharon, Kenedy, Beeville, Gatesville, San Antonio, Huntsville, Livingston, Woodville, Beaumont, Palestine, Tennessee Colony, and Navasota.

***PLEASE CONTACT THIS SITE 8-10 WEEKS IN ADVANCE IF INTERESTED AS THERE IS A LONG BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS***

Angleton:

**Brazoria County Juvenile Justice Department 

Contact: Hortencia Morales MA, LPC-S

Phone: (979) 864-1650

Email: hortenciam@brazoria-county.com

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment and some Assessment

Austin:

*Austin State Hospital   

Contact: Amie Chopra, LPC

Email: amie.chopra@hhsc.state.tx.us

Type of Practicum: Treatment and Assessment (Forensic and Non-Forensic)

 

* Westlake Trial Consulting         

Contact: Matthew Ferrera, Ph.D.

2500 West William Cannon Suite 703

Austin, TX 78745-5252

www.westlaketrialconsulting.com

Phone: 512-708-0502

Email: mferraraphd@outlook.com

Type of Practicum: Forensic Assessment and some Forensic Treatment (Sex-Offender)

 

Hope Alliance Crisis Center         

Contact: Julie Goble, LCSW

Phone: 512-485-2329

Email: julie.goble@hopealliancetx.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

*Discovery Psychological Services            

Contact: David Hill, Psy.D.

Phone: 512-485-2329

Email: david@discovery-psych.com

Type of Practicum: Assessment (Forensic)

Primarily VA Disability evaluations

 

Travis County Community Justice Services                            

Contact: Enrique Covarrubias, Ph.D.

Phone: 512-854-7602

Email: Enrique.covarrubias@traviscountytx.gov

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment and Assessment

               

**Austin Child Guidance Center

Contact: Sara Wakefield, LCSW-S

810 W. 45th Street

Austin, TX 78751

www.austinchildguidance.org

Phone: 512-451-2242

Email: swakefield@austinchildguidance.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment-looking for a student for Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Email Ms. Wakefield with your resume, cover letter, and two completed recommendations. There is a form for the recommendations, so please reach out to me to get that. 

 

*Capital Area Counseling             

Contact: Ashley Blu “Elle” Staats, LMFT-S

Phone: 512-302-1000

Email: bstaats@cacaustin.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment

Site requires a minimum 6 month commitment

Apply online at: https://cacaustin.org/volunteer-internship

 

**Shoal Creek Counseling, PLLC

Contact Shelley Graham, Ph.D., LPC-S, LSOTP-S

8307 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Austin, TX

Phone: 512-323-2894

Email: grahamshelley@sbcglobal.net

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment and Assessment

Provides sex offender treatment and evaluations to both adults and juveniles

               

Bay City:

Matagorda Regional Medical Center-Senior Care              

Contact: Scott Harris, LPC

104 7th St.

Bay City, TX 77414

Phone: 979-241-3452

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

Bryan/College Station:

**Brazos Valley Mental Health and Wellness, LLC             

Contact: Michelle Chmelar, RHIT

Business Administrator

Brazos Valley Mental Health and Wellness

117 E. Royal St

Bryan, TX 77801

Clinical Supervisor is Sherry Haferkamp-Watson Psy.D.

Phone: 979- 777-1683

Email: michelle@bvmhw.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment (some forensic treatment is also available as they provided Battery Intervention and Prevention Program groups

               

**Dr. Jennifer Rockett  

Contact: Dr. Jennifer Rockett

Phone: 979-450-5320

Email: drjenniferrockett@tsecuremail.com

Type of Practicum: Forensic Assessment

Some telehealth options available currently

               

**Texas A&M Counseling and Psychology Services Program         

Contact: Christina Ingram, Ph.D.

471 Houston Street

College Station, TX 77843

Phone: 979-845-4427

Email: cingram@caps.tamu.edu (preferred method of contact)

Type of Practicum: Treatment

 

Columbus:

*Village Counseling and Assessment      

Contact: Staci Ulrich, M.A., LPC, ASOTP

2540 Hwy 71

Columbus, TX 78934

Phone: 979- 732-4250

Email: staci_ulrich@yahoo.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment and Assessment (Forensic and Non-Forensic)

 

Conroe:

*Counseling Center of Montgomery County       

Contact: Rebecca Smith, MA, LPC-S

212 Conroe Drive

Conroe, TX 77301

Phone: 936-760-1880

Email: rebecca@counselingcentermoco.com

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment and some Assessment

Site works with high conflict divorce cases, CPS cases, DWI/Drug Court Cases

If interested please email Rebecca Smith directly

Note that his site also has an office in Houston and is currently doing telehealth

 

Corpus Christi:

**The Grey Matters Group         

Contact: Leigh Motes, M.S., LPC-S, LSOTP

2727 Morgan Ave., Suite 200

Phone: 361-980-1080

Email: leigh@tgmg.net

Type of Practicum: Forensic Assessment and  Treatment

Site works primarily with sex offenders

               

Cypress:

*H.O.P.E Psychotherapy of Houston       

Contact: Debbie Edmunds, M.A., LPC

17510 Huffmeister Rd.

Cypress, TX 77429

Phone: 281-373-5200

Email: Debbie@hopepsychotherapyofhouston.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

Dallas:

*Dallas County Juvenile Probation Department 

Contact: Sarah Turman, MS, LPC, LSOTP-S

Mental Health Clinician and Intern Coordinator

2600 Lone Star Drive

Dallas, TX 75212

Phone: 214-698-2273

Email: sarah.turman@dallascounty.org

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment and Assessment

***This site requires a one year commitment

 

Promise House

Intake, Assessment and Diversion            

Contact: Monica Jeter-Johnson, Psy.D.

224 W. Page Ave.

Dallas, Texas 75208-6631

www.promisehouse.org

Phone: 214.941.8578 ext. 377

Email: Monica.Jeter-Johnson@promisehouse.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment (possible Assessment)

Provides care to youth ages 0-24 who are experiencing homelessness

 

Edna:

Edna Independent School District (Fall and Spring only)  

Contact: Marla Sample, LPC

Phone: 361-782-1576

Type of Practicum: Assessment

 

El Campo:

*Turning Leaf Counseling and Education Center

Contact: Stacy Schmermund-Romo, MA, LPC, LSOTP, CCATP

403 E. Hillje Street

El Campo, TX 77437

Phone: 979-253-3849

Type of Practicum: Treatment and Assessment (Forensic and Non-forensic)

 

Galveston:

The Children’s Center, Inc.          

Contact: Hilda Tobias, MSW

Phone: 409-370-7926

Email: Htobias@tcc1878.org

Type of Practicum: Assessment

 

Houston:

The Adolescent Center & Mental Health Services, PLLC   ***PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS SITE, AS I NEED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH THE FIRST***

Contact: 3730 Kirby Drive  Suite 904

Houston, TX 77098

Phone: (832)484-2635

Website: www.theadolescentcenter.com

Type of Practicum: Assessment and Treatment

               

**BeAtitudes Wellness Center  

Contact: Patricia Johnson

11511 Katy Freeway, Suite 120

Houston, TX, 77079

Phone: (832)230-4158

Email: Pat@BeAtitudesWC.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment (some Assessment)

               

*Charis Psychological Associates              

Contact: Dr. Pauline Clansey

8303 S.W. Freeway

Suite 640

Houston, TX. 77074

Phone: Phone: 713-777-8633

Email: Charis_Associates@hotmail.com

Type of Practicum: Assessment

               

*Crosscreek Counseling Center 

Contact: Heather Dean, LCSW, LSOTP

1001 Texas Avenue

Suite 570

Phone: 713-226-8490

Phone: 713-226-8490

Email: Heather@crosscreekcounseling.net

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment & Assessment

               

*Fowler & Tidwell Counseling    

Contact: Jenai Tidwell, LPC-S

7155 Old Katy Rd.

Suite S245

Houston, TX. 77024

Phone: 832-831-8379

Email: Jenai@fowlerandtidwell.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

*Harris County Juvenile Probation           

Contact: Nicole Dorsey, Ph.D.; Director of Intern Training

Phone: 713-222-4257

Email: Nicole.dorsey@hctx.net.

Type of Practicum: Forensic Assessment

               

*Harris County Juvenile Probation Department-Psychological and Social Services

Contact: Adrianne Trevino, M.A., LPC-S

1200 Congress St. Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-222-4238

Email: adrianne.trevino@hcjpd.hctx.net

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment

Students must apply in advance (please contact me for the application)

2-semester commitment is required

Not available until Summer 2021 currently

 

*Harris County Juvenile Probation Department-Leadership Academy      

Contact: Kimberly Richter, MS, LPC-S, RPT

Serious Offender Program Clinical Supervisor

9120 Katy Hockley Road

Katy, Texas, 77493

Phone: 713-222-4651

Email: kimberly.richter@hcjpd.hctx.net

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment

 

*Hope & Harmony Counseling   

Contact: Debbie Martin, M.Ed., MA, LPC, LMFT

3880 Greenhouse Road Suite 10

Houston, TX 77084

Phone: 281-900-9575  (voice & text)

Email: Debbie@hopeandharmonytherapy.com

Website: www.hopeandharmonytherapy.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

*Lesajean Jennings, Ph.D.           

Contact: Leesa Jennings, Ph.D.

1319 Live Oak St.

Houston, TX

Phone: (713) 225-2280

Email: drljennings@aol.com

Type of Practicum: Assessment

 

**Global Counseling and Testing              

Contact: Joseph A McDaniel III, PhD, LSOTP-S, LPC-S

6343 Skyline Dr. #4

Houston, TX 77057

Mailing Address:             

9823 Montana Sapphire Lane

Iowa Colony, TX 77583

Phone: 832-244-8769

Email: drjam45@gmail.com

Type of Practicum: Forensic and Non-Forensic Treatment and Assessment

Practice work with sex offenders

Provides bilingual services

 

*McLean OCD Institute

Contact: Blanca Simmons, M.A.

Email: bsimmons@houstonocd.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

*Melody Jones Comprehensive Assessment Center         

Contact: Melody Jones, Ph.D.

5445 Almeda Rd #407

Houston, TX 77004

Phone: 832-264-4454

Email: mmjones36@gmail.com

Type of Practicum: Assessment

 

Montrose Counseling Center     

Contact: Brittany Burch

401 Branard St.

Houston, TX 77006

Phone: 713-529-0037

Email: Interns@montrosecenter.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment

Not For Profit Agency. Works with LGBT issues.  Requires an 8 month (2 semester) commitment

               

Premier Psychological Services  

Contact: Lera Fischer

River Oaks Tower

3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 800

Houston, TX 77098

Phone: 713-521-7575

Website: www.premierpsychservices.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment & Assessment (Forensic and Non-Forensic)

               

**Ross Counseling Service, PLLC

Contact: Dr. William Ross, LPC-S, LSOTP

4141 North Freeway, #200

Houston, TX 77022

Phone: 832-582-7112

Email: rosscounseling3@gmail.com

Type of Practicum: Forensic Treatment and Assessment

Practice works with sex offenders

               

*The Stewart Center at The Westview School     

Contact: Natalie Montfort, PhD

Clinical Psychologist/Director

1830 Kersten Dr.

Houston, TX 77043

Phone: 713-973-1900 x323

Email: nmontfort@westviewschool.org

 

Type of Practicum: Assessment

***Supervisor prefers contact via email

               

*LG Counseling

Contact: Debbie

Phone: 281-394-1379

Email: scheduling@lgcounseling.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment (including Neurofeedback)

Contact: Please email resume to Debbie at address above

Student needs to be available Tuesday/Thursday most of the day. Must also be interested in learning about Neurofeedback.

               

Humble:

*FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center           

Contact: Morgan Tuck

Email: morgandtuck@gmail.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment

Agency works with children, individuals and families affected by domestic sexual violence. They have locations in Humble and Dayton, TX.

Interested students should email Ms. Tuck and indicate that they are from UHV and interested in applying for practicum.

               

Katy:

Katy Child Psychology Associates             

Contact: Teresa Lyle-Lahroud, Ph.D.

21384 Provincial Blvd

Katy, TX 77450

Phone: 281-829-1599

Email: admin@katychildpsychology.com

 

Website: www.katychildpsychology.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment & Assessment

 

Krause Children’s Center             

Contact: Amanda Martin, Ph.D, LPC, LMFT-S, LCCA

25752 Kingsland Blvd.

Katy, TX 77494

Phone: 281-392-7505

Email: amanda.martin@upbring.org

Website https://www.upbring.org/programs-and-services/childrens-centers/krause-childrens-center/

Type of Practicum: Treatment

This agency works with adolescent girls who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect.  While practicum students are not able to provide the trauma counseling, a variety of other clinical experiences are available.  ***Please express interest in this site one semester ahead of time, as the site has requested extra time to interview students and conduct background checks.

               

*Martin Counseling        

Contact:  David Martin, MA, LPC-S

472 Park Grove Dr.

Katy, TX 77450

Phone: 713-489-5473

Email: info@houstonlpc.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment

Please email to address above with resume and express interest in interviewing for practicum spot

               

League City:

*Bay Area Turning Point               

Contact: Sybil Winters-Little

Phone: 281-338-7600

Email: swinterslittle@bayareaturningpoint.com

 

Type of Practicum: Treatment

Provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault

               

Lulling:

*Next Step Counseling Center   

Contact: Delores White, LPC-S, LSOTP

4702 N. Laurent

Victoria, TX 77901

Phone: (361) 572-0202

Email: delores.e.white@att.net

Type of Practicum: Treatment and Assessment (Forensic and Non-Forensic)

               

Pasadena:

*Unlimited Visions Aftercare     

Contact: Karen Haynes, Ph.D., LPC-S

Phone: 361-552-1982

Email: khanesphd@gmail.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment and Assessment

Residential and Outpatient substance abuse treatment services

               

Richmond:

*Fort Bend County Behavioral Health Services    

Contact: Veronica Gaytan, Administrative Assistant for 

Connie Almeida, Ph. D.

Director of Fort Bend County Behavioral Health Services

301 Jackson St. Ste. 520

Richmond, TX 77469

Phone: 281-238-3079

Email: Veronica.Gaytan@fortbendcountytx.gov

Type of Practicum: Forensic Assessment and Treatment

Assessment includes competency to stand trial, court-ordered psychological evaluations, risk assessment, sanity, substance abuse assessments for adults and sometimes juveniles

Treatment services for children and families involved in family court/child welfare system (parent-coaching, visitation facilitation, parenting assessment)

               

Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department-Psychology Services   

Contact: Jennifer Adair, MA, LPC-S, LSOTP

122 Golfview Dr.

Richmond, TX 77469

Phone: 281-633-7357

Email: Jennifer.Adair@fortbendcountytx.gov

Type of Practicum: Forensic Assessment and Treatment

               

Fort Bend Women’s Center        

Contact: Students must complete internship application in order to apply. It can be found at: https://fbwc.org/who-we-are/join-our-team/internship-application.html

Phone: 281-344-5750

Type of Practicum: Treatment

Works with survivors of domestic violence

Site indicated that students need to apply in November for possible Spring 2021 practicum. They require at least a 2 semester commitment as any practicum students will need to complete s 40 hour training prior to starting

 

San Antonio:

Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department    

Contact: Lilia I. Zuniga, M.A., LPC-S

Mental Health Transition Services Coordinator

600 Mission Road

San Antonio, TX 78210

Phone: 210-335-7672

Email: lzuniga@bexar.org

Type of Practicum: Forensic Assessment and Treatment

***This site requires a two semester commitment

 

*Eating Recovery Center             

Contact: Landry Weatherston-Yarborough,  LPC

250 East Basse Rd.

San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: 210-503-4579

Email: Landry.Yarborough@eatingrecovery.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

Family Violence Prevention Services       

Contact: Amanda M. Nevárez, Ph.D., LPC

1 Haven for Hope Way

San Antonio, TX 78207

Phone: 210-220-2526

Email: amanda.nevarez@fvps.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment

May be able to take students Spring 2021

Email Dr. Nevarez if interested and also include

Leslie Schultz in the email leslie.schultz@fvps.org

 

*Texas Psychological and Consultation Services 

Contact: Ann Marie Hernandez, Ph.D.

Phone: 210-233-6148

Email: office@tpacs.com

Type of Practicum: Assessment

               

Sugar Land:

Sugar Land Counseling Center   

Contact: Russel Distefano (or Dr. Mishra via email)

4665 Sweetwater Blvd #110

Sugar Land, TX 77479

Phone: 832-876-3232

Email: Dr. Kiran Mishra kdmishra@hotmail.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

Victoria:

*Gulf Bend Center of Victoria-MHMRA  

Contact: Lane Johnson, LPC

Phone: 361-582-2351

Cell phone: 361-935-7721

Email: ljohnson@gulfbend.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment

 

Believe Behavioral Health           

Contact: Joseph Smullen, LCSW

1402 Village Dr. Suite A

Victoria, TX 77901

Phone: 361-894-8734

Fax: 361-894-8735

Type of Practicum: Treatment

               

*Hope of South Texas-Child Advocacy Center     

Contact: Ellen Vallejo, LPC-I

111 N. Glass St.

Victoria, TX 77901                                                                     

Phone: 361-722-9067

Email: ellen@hopecenterstx.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment (Assessment available if student completes at least one semester of treatment focused practicum at site)

Site works with children (and some families) that have made outcries of abuse. Extensive practice in delivering trauma-informed services

               

*Next Step Counseling Center   

Contact: Delores White, LPC-S, LSOTP

4702 N. Laurent

Victoria, TX 77901

Phone: 361-572-0202

Email: delores.e.white@att.net

Type of Practicum: Treatment and Assessment (Forensic and Non-Forensic)

Site works with sex offenders providing assessment and treatment as well as non-forensic clients

               

Victoria Regional Juvenile Justice Center:              

Contact: Pama Hincerling

97 Foster Field Dr.

Victoria, TX 77904

Phone: 361-575-0399 

Type of Practicum: Treatment (Forensic)

               

**Billy T. Catten Recovery Outreach       

Contact: Elma Saenz, LMSW, LCDC

802 E Crestwood Dr.

Victoria, TX 77901

Phone: 361-576-4673

Email: esaenz@btcro.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment (Substance Abuse)

               

**Reclamation Counseling Center
***PLEASE CONTACT THIS SITE EARLY IF INTERESTED, AS THEY HAVE A BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS THAT WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO COMPLETE

Contact: Wendy Holder, LPC-S

506 Glascow

Victoria, TX 77904

Phone: Office: 361-576-3385

Cell: 361-564-7166

Email: wendyholderlpc@gmail.com

Type of Practicum: Treatment and Assessment (Substance Abuse)

Site has indicated that they are actively seeking a student interested in doing substance abuse work

 

Emmaus Center         

Contact: Ashley Silvas, M.Ed. LPC,

Registered Play Therapist, CCST

1508 E. Airline

Victoria, TX 77901

https://emmauscounselingcenter.com/

Phone: 361-212-0830

Email: asilvas@victoriadiocese.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment

May be able to take students in the future. Please contact if interested

               

South Texas Children’s Home Ministries

Contact: Lorraine Turner, MA, LPC

303 E. Airline, Suite 4

Victoria, TX 77901

Phone: 361-575-5151

Email: lturner@stchm.org

Type of Practicum: Treatment

May be able to take students Spring 2021