Counseling Staff


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Lizett LaStrape, MS, LPC

Director, MCC Student Counseling Center for McLennan Community College

Email: llastrape@mclennan.edu

Lizett received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. She earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas. Her therapeutic approach is mainly based on Cognitive-Behavioral and Person-Centered strategies and techniques, but comfortably pulls from many other approaches to address the needs of the individual. She is experienced in working with community college students with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns, such as: life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, grief/loss, relationships, student parents/parenting skills, women’s issues and crises intervention.

 

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 Dr. Chris Wilder, LPC-S           

Assistant Professor and Clinic Coordinator,  Tarleton State University Department of Counseling             

Director, MCC Student Counseling Center  for Tarleton State University

 

Dr. Chris Wilder is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Board-Approved Supervisor with over 30 years of professional counseling experiences in outpatient clinics, college counseling centers, public high schools, and faith-based settings. He is Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas.

Dr. Wilder has been trained in counseling clients across the lifespan, including adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Wilder earned his Master’s degree and doctorate in Counseling from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.

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 Haley Black, MA, LPC               Counselor                                       Email: hblack@mclennan.edu

 

Haley received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Baylor University then earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from St. Edwards University, Austin. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas. Haley believes that asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness, and operates from a person-centered, strengths-based approach. Her therapeutic approach is based in Humanistic and relational theories of mental health. She is experienced in working with community college students with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns, such as: chronic stress, life transitions, anxiety, depression, trauma, identity development, grief/loss, relationships, student parents/parenting skills, diversity, and crises intervention.

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 Lindsay Burroughs, MS, LPC -   Associate                                 Counselor                                       Email: lburroughs@mclennan.edu

Lindsay received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. She earned a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Tarleton State University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-Associate) in the State of Texas. Lindsay's therapeutic approach to counseling is based on Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral theories of mental health to help individuals across the lifespan.

Supervised by Dr. Chris Wilder, LPC-S

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Alex Farrington
Masters Counseling Intern

Alex is working towards her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Tarleton State University. 

Practicing under the professional license of Dr. Chris Wilder, LPC-S

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Elizabeth Stewart
   Senior Administrative Assistant  
   Email: estewart@mclennan.edu 

Elizabeth is a graduate from Midway High School. She received an Associate's Degree in Child Development from McLennan Community College.