Counseling Staff

Dr. John Baughman

Dr. John Baughman (Ph.D., LPC-S)

  • Director, Counseling Center for McLennan Community College
  • Triage/Crisis Specialist for the MCC Student Counseling Center.

Dr. Baughman receive his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University. He holds a Master’s degree in Biology/Biochemistry from Southwest Texas State University and Master’s and Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology from Baylor University. Dr. Baughman has 22 years of counseling experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. He specializes in triage and crisis counseling.


Lizette LaStrape (MS., LPC-Intern)

  • Counselor, Counseling Center for McLennan Community College

Lizette 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 Intern 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. As a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, Lizette is equipped to educate clients with coping strategies, promote effective decision-making skills and facilitate healthy behavioral changes.

Supervised by Dr. Shelly Rogers-Sharer, PhD, LPC-S, NCC


Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth is the Senior Administrative Secretary for the Counseling Center. She is a graduate from Midway High School. She received an Associate's Degree in Child Development from McLennan Community College.


Dr. Chris Wilder (LPC)

  • 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 25 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.