Meet Our Staff

Counseling & Evaluations

Adam L. Saenz, Ph.D., D.Min. L.S.S.P.

Psychologist, Founder

Specialties: Stress management, self-care, anxiety disorders, Fully bilingual (Spanish/English).

Evaluations: Children, Adolescents, Adults, DDS/DARS

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay, Aetna, BCBS, Humana, Traditional Medicaid, Superior

Business email address: adamsaenz@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Adam.

Erin Sandoval, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Concerns, Personal Growth, Stress Management, LGBTQA+  issues, Phase of Life Issues (Adjustment to College, Motherhood, Pregnancy, Retirement, Divorce)

Evaluations: Children (ages 6-12), Adolescents, College Students, Adults, DDS/DARS

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay, Aetna, BCBS

Counseling: College Students, Adults

Business email address: erinsandoval@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Erin.

Emily A. Brewer, Ph.D., L.S.S.P.

Psychologist

Specialties: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Behavior Management, Parent Training, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mood Related Disorders, Emotional Disturbance, Problems at School, and Special Education.

Evaluations: Children, Adolescents, College Students

Counseling: Children, Adolescents, Families, College Students

Accepted Payment Methods: BCBS, Superior, Medicare, Traditional Medicaid, Private Pay

Business email address: emilybrewer@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read about Emily.

James Deegear, Ph.D.,ABPP

Licensed Psychologist 

Specialties: 

Testing: 

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: jamesdeegear@oakwoodcounseling.com

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Olivia Baze, Psy.D.

Pre-Licensed Clinician Under the Supervision of Adam Saenz, Ph.D., D. Min, L.S.S.P. 

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Disordered Eating, Trauma, Multicultural/Diversity Issues, Family Issues, Relationships, Life Transitions and Adjustments, EMDR-Trained, and LGBTQ+ Ally.

Counseling: Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Couples

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: oliviabaze@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read about Olivia.

Counseling

Cameron House, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

Specialties: Grief and loss, depression, relationship issues, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, lack of direction/discerning vocation and life changes, LGBT+ friendly

Counseling: College Students, Adults, Couples, Families

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: cameronhouse@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Cameron.

Jeremy Dew, LPC-S

Clinical Director, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor

Specialties: Grief and loss, depression, relationship issues, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, behavioral concerns, lack of direction/discerning vocation and life changes, issues related to faith/spirituality, LGBT+ friendly, EMDR-trained

Counseling: College Students, Adults

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay, Aetna, Scott & White

Business email address: jeremydew@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Jeremy.

Jackie Womack, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Specialties: Relational Struggles & Communication, Depression, Anxiety, Life Transitions

Counseling: Adolescents, Families, Adults, Couples

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay, BCBS

Business email address: jackiewomack@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Jackie.

Jared Meyer, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:depression, life-adjustment issues, anxiety, marriage & relationship difficulties, infidelity, male unwanted sexual behaviors and identity struggles

Counseling: College Students, Adults, Seniors, Couples 

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: jaredmeyer@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Jared.

M. Elizabeth Eaton, LCSW-S

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Supervisor

Specialties:Anxiety, depression, relational issues, grief & loss, caregiver stress, identity
development across the lifespan

Counseling: Professional Students, Adults, Elders

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay, Medicare

Business email address: elizabetheaton@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Elizabeth.

Mollie McKee, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Specialties: Co-Occurring Disorders, Trauma, Addiction, Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, LGBT-Q

Counseling: Adults, Couples, Families, College Students

Accepted Payment Methods: BCBS, UnitedHealth Care,Private Pay

Business email address: molliemckee@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Mollie.

Matthew Sanchez, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties:Men’s Mental Health, Masculinity, Gender, Ethnic identity, Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Stress-Reduction

Counseling:Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Couples, Families

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: matthewsanchez@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Matthew.

Dalila Aldrich, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Parenting Support, Behavioral Issues, Multicultural/Ethnic Identity, Play Therapy

Counseling: Children, Adolescents, College Students

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: dalilaaldrich@oakwoodcounseling.com

Click here to read more about Dalila.

Taylor Arnett

Office Manager

Business email address: office@oakwoodcounseling.com

Oakwood Roots

Jessie Lee, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Specialties: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Stress Management, Adjustment Concerns, Behavioral Issues, Bullying & Friendship Issues, Work Satisfaction/Vocational Uncertainty and Concerns, OCD, Eating Disorders

Counseling: Children, Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Couples

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: jessielee@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Jessie.

Angel Byrd, LMFT Associate Under the Supervision of Cynthia R. Carter, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Relational Concerns, Life Adjustment Issues, Self-care

Counseling: Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Couples

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: angel@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Angel.

Caroline Dillard, LMFT Associate Under the Supervision of Tara Dekkers, Ph.D., LMFT-S

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Specialties:Couple & Family Dynamics, Life Transitions, Grief & Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Alcohol & Substance Use, Adjustment to Motherhood, Stress Management, Social Justice
Concerns, Dual/multiple Heritage Identity Recognition & Development, LGBTQIA+ friendly.

Counseling: Children (+11), Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Couples, Families

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: carolinedillard@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Caroline.

Jess Rios, LPC Associate Under the Supervision of P. Jeremy Dew, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Specialties: Anxiety, depression, anger, relational concerns, life transitions, grief and loss, spiritual concerns, identity development, behavioral concerns, recovery from trauma, parenting support, Spanish/bilingual speakers

Counseling: Children, Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Couples, Families

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: jessrios@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Jess.

Sarah Contreras, LPC Associate NCC Under the Supervision of Jennifer Cain, LPC-S, RPT-S

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss, Stress, Self-esteem Issues, Multicultural Issues, Play Therapy for 5-9 year old children, Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Counseling: Children, Adolescents, Teens, College Students, Adults

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: sarahcontreras@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Sarah.

Tiffany Hammond, LPC Associate Under the Supervision of P. Jeremy Dew, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Specialties: Family issues, couple relational difficulties, depression, life adjustment issues, anxiety

Counseling: Children, Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Couples, Families, Groups

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: tiffany@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Tiffany.

Hannah Rutherford, LPC Associate Under the Supervision of Celeste Johnson, LPC-S, RPT

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Specialties:Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Self-Esteem Issues, Life Transitions/Adjustment Issues, Emotional Trauma, Self-Care & Stress Management

Counseling:Adolescents, College Students, Adults

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: hannahrutherford@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Hannah.

Luis Ponte, Ph.D., Pre-Licensed Psychologist Under the Supervision of Jason Hindman, Ph.D.

Pre-Licensed Psychologist

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Relational Issues, OCD, Men’s Issues, Trauma, Life Transitions and Adjustment Issues

Counseling: College Students, Adults

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: luisponte@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Luis.

Hope Van Dyk, Oakwood Roots Training Manager

Training Manager

Business email address: hopevandyk@oakwoodroots.com

Oakwood Roots Students

Dawn Ament, Lamar University Student Under the Supervision of Jared Meyer, LPC

Lamar University Graduate Student

Specialties: Texas A&M Corps of Cadets issues, Veterans, First Responders, Life Transitions, Parenting, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Concerns, Bullying and Friendship, Self-esteem Issues, High-achieving Students, First Gen Students, Stress Management

Counseling: Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Families, Elders

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: dawnament@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Dawn.

Melissa Silva, Sam Houston State University Student Under the Supervision of Cameron House, LPC-S

SHSU University Graduate Student

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Multicultural/Ethnic Identity, Racialized Trauma, Relational Issues, LGBTQIA+ friendly, Emotional Trauma, Self-Care & Stress Management

Counseling:Adolescents, College Students, Adults, Elders

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: melissasilva@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Melissa.

Taylor Arnett, Sam Houston State University Student Under the Supervision of Jared Meyer, LPC

SHSU University Graduate Student

Specialties:Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Parenting Support, Behavioral Issues, Life Transitions/Adjustment Issues, Relational Issues, LGBTQIA+ friendly, Emotional Trauma, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Self-Care & Stress Management

Counseling: Children,Adolescents, College Students, Adults

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: taylorarnett@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Taylor.

Ashley Colville, Wake Forest University Student Under the Supervision of Cameron House, LPC-S

Wake Forest University Graduate Student

Specialties:Self-Esteem Issues, Parenting Support, Life Transitions/Adjustment Issues, LGBTQIA+ friendly, OCD, Emotional Trauma, Caregiver Stress

Counseling: Adolescents, College Students, Adults

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: ashleycolville@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Ashley.

Bryanna Wetherell, Westfield State University Student Under the Supervision of Cameron House, LPC-S

Westfield State University Graduate Student

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem Issues, Parenting Support, Self-Care & Stress Management

Counseling:Children, Adolescents, College Students, Families

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: bryannawetherell@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Bryanna.

Danielle Porter, Texas A&M University Ph.D. Student Under the Supervision of Erin Sandoval, Ph.D.

Texas A&M University Ph.D. Student

Specialties: Anxiety, Depression, Grief & Loss, Parenting Support, Behavioral Issues, Multicultural/Ethnic Identity, Self-Care & Stress Management

Counseling: Children, Adolescents, College Students

Accepted Payment Methods: Private Pay

Business email address: Danielleporter@oakwoodroots.com

Click here to read more about Danielle.