Meet the Staff

Clinical Staff

Jim Marsh, Ph.D.
Jim Marsh, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Counseling Services
Degree/Training: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, University of Tennessee
Licensed Psychologist
At Baylor Since:
Areas of Interest: College Student Mental Health, Ethical and Legal Issues in University Counseling Centers, Anxiety Disorders, facilitate the Social Confidence Group
Responsibilities: Adjunct Faculty in the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
Professional Affiliations: Texas University and College Counseling Center Directors Association, American Psychological Association, and Texas Psychological Association, Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors
Annie Mathew, Psy.D.
Annie Mathew, Psy.D.
Assistant Director Specialty Services & Supervising Psychologist
M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Areas of Interest: Diversity and Multiculturalism, Couples Therapy/Relational Difficulties, Family of Origin issues, Identity Development, Trauma, and Spirituality.
Randal W. Boldt, Psy.D.
Randal W. Boldt, Psy.D.
Supervising Psychologist, Associate Director & Training Director
Degree/Training: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Baylor University
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
At Baylor Since: 2007
Areas of Interest:Relational Cultural and Feminist theory, cultural humility and social justice issues, creative arts in therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, trauma recovery, and men's issues.
Professional Affiliations: Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA)
Texas Psychological Association (TPA)
Texas University & College Counseling Center Professionals Association (TUCCCPA)
Brooke Hill-Allen, Ph.D.,LMFT,LPC-S,NCC
Brooke Hill-Allen, Ph.D.,LMFT,LPC-S,NCC
Assistant Director of Community and Diversity Programs & Senior Staff Clinician
Degrees/Training: B.A. Sociology, Baylor University
M.Ed in Counseling , University of Houston-Victoria
PhD in Marriage & Family Therapy, Texas Tech University
Areas of Interest: Diversity and Multiculturalism
Couples/Relationship Therapy
Family of Origin issues
Identity Development
Eating Disorders
Favorite Quote: You can never be overdressed or overeducated. Oscar Wilde
Favorite Scripture: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
Teran Yaklin, LCSW
Teran Yaklin, LCSW
Associate Director of Clinical Operations & Supervising Staff Clinician
Degree/Training: B.S. Social Work, Texas A&M Kingsville
M.S. Social Work, Baylor University
At Baylor Since: November 2013
Areas of Interest: Have been an addiction counselor in the community for the last 7 years, currently facilitating the Family and addiction group at the Counseling Center
Cheryl Wooten, Psy.D.
Cheryl Wooten, Psy.D.
Coordinator of Trauma Recovery& Senior Psychologist
Degrees/Training: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), Wheaton College
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
At Baylor Since: 2011
Areas of Interest:
I enjoy working with 99.9% of the Baylor students who come to the Counseling Center and helping them on their journey to healing no matter what the problem is that they are facing. I also have a special interest in helping students who are recovering from traumatic experiences, whether this is a sexual assault, the loss of a home, a car accident, the death of a friend or family member, or any other life-threatening experience. I also like working with students struggling with anxiety as sometimes I think that can feel "life-threatening" as well.
Professional Affiliation:
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).
Hometown: North Carolina, but Waco is home now.
Strengths: Positivity, Responsibility, Input, Learner, and Belief.
Advice to BU Students: Asking for help is a sign of strength, not of weakness, and there is a caring Christian community here that wants to help you whenever you face difficult circumstances.
Favorite Quote: "There is no pit so deep that God's Love is not deeper still." From Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom
Lauri Rogers, Psy.D.
Coordinator of Assessment and Evaluation, Senior Psychologist
Degree/Training: Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
At Baylor Since: February 2013
Areas of Interest: I love to work with Baylor Students in walking alongside them through their journey of self-discovery, growth and learning. To equip students in establishing healthy relationships, empowering them to gain confidence in their abilities and to aid them to reach their future goals. I have training in multiple areas, including trauma of various kinds (physical and sexual assault, witness to a crime, death of a loved one), families of substance abuse, student's dealing with self-esteem issues, depression, families of divorce, grief and loss.
Jamie Lopez, Psy.D.
Jamie Lopez, Psy.D.
Psychologist& Coordinator of Multicultural Services
Degree/Training: Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Ponce Health Sciences University, B.A. Psychology and mental health, University of Puerto Rico
At Baylor Since: 2015
Areas of Interest: Relationships, diversity and multicultural issues, social justice, depression, identity development.
Hometown: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Favorite Quotes: "We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us so that we become increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder and more open to what scares us. We always have this choice."
"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others."-Pema Chödrön
Ed Rogers, Psy.D.
Ed Rogers, Psy.D.
Psychologist & Practicum Coordinator
Degree/Training: Masters in Clinical Psychology, Loyola University Maryland
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D), Baylor University
At Baylor Since: 2015
Areas of Interest: I enjoy developing authentic relationships and accompanying people through the suffering that leads to growth. In therapy, I work to help students identify what is meaningful to them, tune in to their own experience, and choose to do what matters. I have a passion for relationship-oriented work, including work with couples, those with sexuality concerns, those who have experienced loss or trauma, and those developing their identity. I also enjoy discussing leadership and helping form future leaders.
Favorite Quotes: "The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater." J.R.R. Tolkien
Vincent Walford, Ph.D
Vincent Walford, Ph.D
Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow & Coordinator of Outreach
Degree/Training: B.A. Psychology, Baylor University; MPH Health Education Health Promotion, Morehouse School of Medicine; Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Howard University
Clinical Internship: University of Houston Counseling Center
Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow (Trauma/Anxiety): Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Areas of Interest: I have over 7 years of experience conducting individual and group therapy with adults, children and veterans. I have worked in a variety of settings including university counseling centers, VA hospitals, private practice and the court system. I identify as a multicultural provider who has a great passion for social justice and working with marginalized groups. My primary clinical interests are in using cognitive and behavioral techniques to treat anxiety, trauma and adjustment issues. As far as research, my interests include men's health issues and sexual trauma.
Favorite Quotes: "We must never lose sight of the fact that we must take part in the development, not only of ourselves but of all humanity."Jewel Charles Henry Chapman
Don Arterburn, Ph.D., LMFT
Don Arterburn, Ph.D., LMFT
Coordinator of Addictive Behavior Services & Senior Staff Clinician
Degree/Training: PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
At Baylor Since: 1991 -1996: Student Outreach Coordinator
2009 - 2011: Adjunct Professor/Contract Therapist
2011 - present: Addictive Behavior Specialist in Counseling Center & Wellness Department
Areas of Interest: Men's Issues, Addiction Recovery, Relational Attachment and Satisfaction, Spiritual Attachment and Development
Professional Affilitaion: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals
Association of Recovery in Higher Education (Board Member)
Erin McGinty Fort, MS,LPC,CEDS
Erin McGinty Fort, MS,LPC,CEDS
Coordinator of Eating Disorder Services & Senior Staff Clinician

Degrees/Training: Master of Science in Community Counseling, MoUnt Mary University
Master of Health Administration, Ohio University
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Saint Mary's College
At Baylor Since: January 2017
Areas of Interest:Eating Disorders: Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Relational Attachment, Trauma, Training and Outreach.
Professional Affiliations: Academy of Eating Disorders, International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Kathleen Haas, LCSW, MA Ed, A.D.C
Kathleen Haas, LCSW, MA Ed, A.D.C
Senior Staff Clinician
Degrees/Training: M.A. Christian Education,Union Theological Seminary-PSCE,
M.A. Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. Psychology, University of Maryland College Park
At Baylor Since: February 2017
Areas of Interest: Supporting, identification and development of healthy individual self-awareness and couple relationship needs. Counseling and education on addiction issues and recovery, communication skills and assertiveness training, positive stress and anxiety management, and faith and spiritual awareness in cognitive, behavioral and emotional development.
Favorite Verse: 1 Peter 2:9: "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light."
Grace Kallimel, Psy.D.
Grace Kallimel, Psy.D.
Degree/Training: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.), Regent University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
M.A. in Biblical Studies, Fuller Theological University, Pasadena, CA
M.Div, Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK
B.A in Psychology, Economics and Sociology, Bangalore, India
At Baylor Since: September 2016
Areas of Interest: Religion & spirituality, forgiveness, couples therapy, multicultural issues, outreach focusing on mental health awareness, mindfulness, grief and loss, depression and anxiety.
Professional Affiliations: American Psychological Association
Favorite Quotes: "The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"There is the great lesson of 'Beauty and the Beast,' that a thing must be loved before it is lovable." - G.K. Chesterton
Susanna Doss, LMSW
Susanna Doss, LMSW
Crisis Care Counselor
M.S. Social Work, Baylor University; B.S. Social Work, Baylor University
At Baylor Since: April 2019
Areas of Interest: I believe that one of my most important roles as a clinician is normalization of the human experience, especially around pain and taboo subjects. Finding that we are not alone is a powerful thing. My interests include but are not limited to: Crisis intervention, Trauma therapies, Anxiety and OCD (particularly relationship OCD), Multicultural mental health, Mindfulness and meditation, Integrated Behavioral Health
Favorite Quote: Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. C.S. Lewis
Heather Harris, M.E.D.,LPC-S,NCC
Heather Harris, M.E.D.,LPC-S,NCC
Senior Staff Clinician
Degrees/Training: PhD. Psychology Candidate-Texas A&M University-Commerce(pending dissertation completion)
Masters Degree-Counseling and Human Development- Hardin Simmons University
B.A. Psychology, LeTourneau University
At Baylor Since: March 2017
Areas of Interest: College Student Mental Health, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in college Counseling Centers, Christian Counseling, Personality Disorders, Crisis Intervention, Trauma Counseling, Forensic Psychology, Complicated Grief, Treatment Resistant Depression and anxiety Disorders.
Professional Affiliations:Texas Christian Counselors Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, National Organization for Victim's assistance, and Logotherapy Associate
Favorite Verse: "To know that God knows everything about me and yet loves me is indeed my ultimate consolation."- R.C. Sproul
Kathryn Lee, LCSW
Kathryn Lee, LCSW
Initial Assessment Counselor
Degree/Training: B.S. Bennett College,
M.S.Baylor University
Areas of Interest: Interpersonal Violence, Crisis Intervention, Diversity and Multicultural Concerns
Favorite Quote: Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light -Brene Brown.
Jessica Raddin, LCSW
Jessica Raddin, LCSW
Senior Staff Clinician
Degree/Training: B.A. in Psychology, M.A. in Social Work with Specialization in Trauma and Victim Services, Baylor University
At Baylor: Since Sept 2016
Areas of interest: I have a passion for helping individuals who are grappling with interpersonal violence, grief, anxiety, and low self-esteem and strive to bring them positivity, peace, and encouragement. I believe there is always hope on the other side of these stories of pain. I also enjoy teaching others new ways of thinking and coping to help them reach their goals and live life to the fullest.
In Her Spare Time: I enjoy listening to various kinds of music, playing the piano, going to church activities, and soaking up quality time with family and friends.
Favorite Quote: "When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." - Henri Nouwen
Regina Mastin, RD, LD
Regina Mastin, RD, LD
Clinical Dietitian
Degree/Training: B.S. Dietetics, Baylor
Graduate work in Nutrition, Texas Women's University
Internship: Houston VA Medical Center
At Baylor Since: 2006
Areas of Interest: Eating Disorders
Professional Affiliation: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals
Favorite verse: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God will go with you wherever you go."Joshua 1:9
Esther Hooley, Ph.D.
Esther Hooley, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
Degree/Training:Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Andrews University, M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, B.A. Psychology, Indiana University South Bend
At Baylor Since: 2019<
Areas of Interest:Identity development, diversity and multicultural issues, social justice, women’s issues, relationship concerns, anxiety, and depression.
Stephen P. Case, Psy.D.
Stephen P. Case, Psy.D.
Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow
Degree/Training:Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College
At Baylor Since: 2018
Areas of Interest:Relational approaches to therapy, diversity and multiculturalism, family of origin concerns, spirituality, and creative arts therapy.
Favorite Quote:Ive learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel -Maya Angelou.

Administrative Staff

Ta'Nesha  Ward
Ta'Nesha Ward
Administrative Manager for Counseling Services
At Baylor Since: September 2013
Degree/Training: AAS McLennan Community College
BBA Management, Tarleton State University
Strengths: Responsibility, Discipline, Includer, Restorative, Relator
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Favorite Quote: "Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort" Theodore Roosevelt
Linda Cortes
Linda Cortes
Administrative Associate
At Baylor Since: October 2016
Strengths:Responsibility, Restorative, Input, Relator and Learner
Hometown: Bartlett, Tx
Favorite Quote: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things" - Phil 4:8
Kirk Crist
Kirk Crist
Mental Health Appointment Associate
At Baylor Since: June 2017
Hometown: Lorena, TX
Interest:Family, coaching my kids little league sports, volunteering and being active in church ministry, love playing softball and golf, love music and movies.
Favorite Quote:"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind." Timothy 1:7.
Amy Palacios
Amy Palacios
Mental Health Appointment Associate
At Baylor Since: August 2016
Hometown: Waco, TX
Interest: I love playing softball, going on dates with my wonderful husband and spending time with my family. I am a mommy of 6 beautiful kids and I love to watch them grow and participate in all their sports and school events! I enjoy making crafts for my kids classroom, I enjoy movie night and sitting around the fire roasting marshmallows.
Renita Rodriguez
Renita Rodriguez
Mental Health Appointment Associate
At Baylor Since: March 2017
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Interest:I love running and antique shopping. I also love to spend time with my husband and children, hiking, camping, and riding bikes. My favorite city in Texas is San Antonio! I am currently working on my bachelors in Social Work at Tarleton through MCC.
Sharon Still
Sharon Still
Mental Health Appointment Associate
At Baylor Since: September 2016
Strengths: Individualization, Context, Restorative, Analytical and Harmony
Hometown: Waco, TX
Interest: Loves to volunteer with daughter's extra curricular activities.