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Meet the Team

Naomi.jpg Naomi Berger-Perez, Director of Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor
Naomi has worked in the field of mental health for over 16 years and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, holding a supervisor status for both.  She has a passion for guiding and teaching other counselors and takes pride in those that she has led to becoming fully licensed. As a native Houstonian Naomi has worked in a wide range of mental health settings starting out in the non-profit sector at a domestic violence agency and an organization for children, adolescents, and families in Houston's inner city.  She has also worked with those populations who have complex medical needs both physically and emotionally, and most recently, as an employee assistance program counselor for a large hospital system, offering a wide range of support through various counseling modalities for children, adolescents, and adults.  Naomi operates from a person-centered approach, and one of open-mindedness in that every day is a learning experience in which we can learn.

Location: OMB S280 (Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays) | OMB S601 (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
TimC.jpg Tim Coulter
Licensed Professional Counselor
“I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston-Downtown and a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Houston. Before becoming a therapist, I spent many years as a banker providing financial solutions to couples and individuals from all walks of life. In addition to financial counseling, I have worked with teenagers, young adults, couples, groups, cancer patients, and individuals in many areas including anxiety, depression, sexual identity, leading a purpose-driven life, career development, substance abuse, anger management, smoking cessation, grief, motivation, and mindfulness. I've worked in many environments including colleges, high schools, residential treatment facilities, private practice, and cancer centers doing both traditional counseling and meditation."

Location: OMB S280

Tamera Tamera Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor
Greetings, I'm Tamera, a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor. For the past 10 years, I have provided mental health services in diverse populations. I believe that every person has the power within to heal and experience a positive transformation. Using a cognitive-behavioral approach, my goal is to work collaboratively with each client to unlock their power potential. Together we will challenge unwanted patterns and reveal new perspectives. With this new awareness, the client with be able to live a more fulfilling life. I specialize in working with clients that are experiencing: adjustments to major life events, young adults, anxiety, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, grief, and managing stress of daily demands.

Location: OMB S280
Zoe.jpg Zoe Douglas
Licensed Professional Counselor
“I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for guiding young adults through tough life transitions and identity shifts. I have 5 years of experience working with a variety of issues and populations ranging from homelessness and substance abuse to bipolar disorder and depression. My personal experience with mental health began in college, therefore, I hold a special place in my heart for college students and the challenges they go through during this critical period in life".

Location: OMB S601
Deborah McGinty

Deborah McGinty, Ph.D
Licensed Professional Counselor

Deborah McGinty has over 20 years of experience in higher education with previous experience as the Dean of Student Development and Director of Counseling. She has worked in private practice for 15 years and is currently an adjunct faculty in counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a LPC Approved Supervisor. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Prairie View A & M University and Doctorate degree in Counselor Education from Texas Southern University. She provides therapy for adults addressing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, stress, mood disorders, family issues, grief and relationship concerns. She's affiliated several counseling organizations and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She uses a holistic approach in counseling from several treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. She believes that therapy should be a safe place where you can open up and speak freely and honestly. Her goal is to provide you with the best mental health care possible in a courteous and efficient manner.

Location: Dr. McGinty is available virtually M-Th from 4-8 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.

Tiffany Wilson Tiffany Wilson
Licensed Professional Counselor
Tiffany Wilson has been with the UHD community for 8 years with experience in the Admissions Department and the Davies College of Business Advising Office. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Prairie View A & M University in May 2014. Tiffany has experience in a variety of settings including residential mental healthcare centers, and community-based and outpatient community mental health centers. She provides therapy for adolescents and adults addressing a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, stress, mood disorders, emotional adjustments to health concerns, and relationship concerns. She uses a holistic approach in counseling from several treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. She believes that everyone has the gift to heal themselves with guidance and support.

Location: OMB S601

 

Master's Level Counselors in Training for Spring 2024:

Teresa George, University of St. Thomas, Master's Level Trainee
Tayo Abijo, University of St. Thomas, Master's Level Trainee
Carrington Slaughter, University of St. Thomas, Master's Level Trainee
Pam Poulter, University of St. Thomas, Master's Level Trainee
Donavon Davis, University of St. Thomas, Master's Level Trainee
Istra Bauza, University of St. Thomas, Master's Level Trainee