Dr. Sandy Davis
My area of specialty involves the treatment of adolescents and young adults, particularly individuals who have suffered trauma as well as those in the LGBTQ community.
I have acquired a diverse range of skill sets as a result of my supervised clinical experience and work history, and have conducted individual, group, family, and couples' therapies with clients of various backgrounds and ages, though the bulk of my training and experience included working with young people. I received neuropsychological training during my practicum, and was privileged to gain a breadth of therapeutic and assessment experience during internship My background also includes a breadth of experience working in community mental health and with homeless populations.I graduated with my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Dallas, in August 2012, having also obtained a Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Dallas in 2010, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Austin College in 2006.
Lindsay Ballinger, PhD, LPC-S
I have always had a passion for helping those in need. This need can come in many forms, but I have built my life on the need to seek change. Life has its ups and downs, and sometimes talking with someone not living in those changes can provide a new outlook and comfort. I believe that through the therapeutic relationship, individuals can receive the support they need to help them through the up and down moments of life.
Currently, I am a post-doctoral resident with a PhD in clinical psychology. I have two master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Applied Psychology and a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, and have used this license in many settings, including private practice, non-profit, hospital, and community mental health. I currently supervise master's-level interns under this license. I have experience teaching at Texas A&M-Commerce in the undergraduate psychology department. I have also worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of diagnoses. I am Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy certified, as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy certified. Additionally, I have training in Nurturing Parenting and Skills Streaming. Through all of my experience and training, my passion has been rooted in helping others find comfort in seeking change. I focus on what each individual client needs and desires to change in the therapeutic setting. Therapy is a personal and individual journey, but I believe the journey does not have to occur alone.
Emily Courtney, PsyD
I began working with children in the mental health field over seventeen years ago while obtaining my B.A. at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. During my master's and doctoral education, I worked with adults as well as elementary-aged children in area schools, Boys and Girls Clubs, and other community-based locations in San Diego and the surrounding areas. After graduation I relocated to Texas, where I worked with children and their families inside their homes throughout Collin County in North Texas. This incredible experience provided me an amazing opportunity to experience the dynamics that home life and environment have on behavior and functioning in children and their support network. Due to my rich and diverse experiences with children and their families, my techniques are rooted in the belief that children are amazingly adaptable and capable beings. The families of these children are resilient beyond their own comprehension, and my work utilizes the innate strengths of families to help them work beyond life's inevitable obstacles, and on to a stronger functioning family.