Our Psychologists and Counselors

JoAnna Snider Anderson, Psy. D. is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical, Clinical Child) who received her Doctorate of Psychology from Spaulding University with an emphasis in childhood disorders and a specialty in the full spectrum of Pervasive Developmental Disorders including Autistic Disorder, Rett’s Disorder and Asperger’sDisorder. Dr. Anderson also has significant experience in the AD/HD assessment process which enables her to consider other conditions or developmental disorders that might co-exist with AD/HD or in some cases better explain the difficulties found within the family seeking help for their presenting problems. In addition to her testing and therapy contributions with Premier Psychological Services, she also provides comprehensive developmental services for infants and children with neurological differences. Dr. Anderson’s experience also includes the psychological assessment of children with: communication disorders and delays, affective disorders, learning disabilities, adjustment issues, and behavioral disorders. Dr Anderson has a strong reputation and experience in providing Forensic Services. She has provided court ordered evaluations as well as therapy for a variety of issues. She also has experience with testifying in court as well as consulting with attorneys and other professionals. 


Stephen L. Tate, Psy. D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who obtained his doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, IL. Dr. Tate brings more than 15 years of experience as a clinician combining cognitive behavioral therapy with psychodynamic theory to assist children, adolescents, and families in working through a wide variety of mental health issues, including depression, trauma and anxiety disorders. He has a strong commitment to children and families and firmly believes in helping people learn how to develop proactive solutions to daily life situations. Dr. Tate also seeks to create change in interpersonal relationships and the family system and improve the lives of children, adolescents, and adults by understanding them as whole persons.


Cynthia Orrego, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist who received her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas-Pan American and a Doctorate of Psychology in School Psychology from Texas A&M University.  Dr. Orrego completed her internship training in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical School, located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center and completed her post-doctoral work at Houston Independent School District.  Dr. Orrego specializes in the assessment of autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, as well as the treatment of emotional/behavioral issues.  She also has significant experience in the assessment of individuals with attentional disorders and learning disabilities.  In addition to her work at Premier Psychological Services, Dr. Orrego works with Spanish-speaking families of infants and children with disabilities.  Dr. Orrego uses a family systems approach in which parents are involved in the treatment of their child, including learning positive parenting techniques.


Lindsay E. Asawa, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical, Clinical Child) who received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Asawa completed her internship at Baylor College of Medicine and her post-doctoral fellowship at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Asawa specializes in working with children and families to evaluate and address many of the common problems that arise in the home and school setting. She has extensive experience treating anxiety and behavioral concerns, as well as providing parent training in both group and individualized settings. In addition, Dr. Asawa has experience with the treatment and evaluation of children with a history of trauma, child maltreatment, and involvement with foster care. Dr. Asawa utilizes both cognitive-behavioral and family systems approaches to the evaluation and treatment of children.


Michelle Marion Rhodes, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical, Clinical Child) who obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She then obtained a master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Rhodes completed an internship in clinical psychology at Baylor College of Medicine, which included training at DePelchin Children’s Center. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Behavioral Science. With over 10 years of clinical experience, she is trained as a scientist-practitioner with experience providing evaluation and therapy services to those experiencing problems with fertility and reproductive and sexual health. Dr. Rhodes has training in health psychology and ethnic minority studies and also works with families and children. Her theoretical orientation is primarily cognitive-behavioral. In addition to her work at Premier Psychological Services, Dr. Rhodes also holds a faculty appointment in the Clinical Adolescent Psychology program at Prairie View A and M University.


Tanya Y. Banda, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist with advanced training and expertise in child psychology. She obtained her PhD in School Psychology at Texas A&M University, College Station. Dr. Banda completed a clinical child internship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she also completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in early childhood mental health. Dr. Banda specializes in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of early childhood disorders, including autism spectrum disorders, behavioral disorders, impact of stress and trauma, and developmental delays. Her areas of interest include assessment of children whose primary language is Spanish, as well as providing parents with developmental guidance in order to improve the parent-child relationship. Dr. Banda has extensive experience with addressing parent-child relational problems within foster families. In addition to early childhood mental health, Dr. Banda also has experience in collaborating with and providing mental health consultation to Head Start and other preschool programs.


Dinorah Zanger, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who received her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology and Doctorate in School Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Zanger completed her internship in the Learning Support Center at Texas Children's Hospital and completed post-doctoral training in a private practice specializing in neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Zanger is also a Licensed Professional Counselor and additionally she holds a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling. She has over eight years of experience as an educator in Texas.


Kimberly Rennie, Ph.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist who received her doctoral degree from Texas A&M University. She completed her internship in pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics-Minneapolis. Dr. Rennie then went on to complete a 2 year fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Rennie has significant experience with the evaluation of children and adolescents with acquired and traumatic brain injuries, neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD and Autism, as well as patients with medical and genetic conditions that impact their neuropsychological functioning . Dr. Rennie came to us from a pediatric rehabilitation hospital where she provided both neuropsychological evaluation and intervention services. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Rennie maintains an adjunct faculty position in the School Psychology Department of the University of Houston. She has also authored a number of articles and presentations on understanding the neuropsychological sequelae of chronic and acute medical conditions.


Camille Shea, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical, Clinical Child) who obtained her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Shea holds a B.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology as well as an Associate in Arts degree in Biblical Studies. Additional training in neuropsychology allows her to share with families valuable insight into the interaction of mental and physical health. Dr. Shea, a certified Child Advocate, is the Director of Psychology for the nonprofit “I'm Bully Free!” whose mission is to protect all children and provide a safe environment.  Dr. Shea has a passion for working with children and a commitment to providing effective therapy and comprehensive psychoeducational testing services and unbiased custody evaluations. She recently completed state of the art trainings  with the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts during their 11th symposium entitled: Child Custody Evaluations in 2014.   Dr. Shea is devoted to representing the voice of choice for children and victims. She has additional experience providing court appointed evaluations for competency to stand trial cases, mock jury consulting as well as working with traumatic brain injury clients involved in litigation. She regularly provides individual, family and group therapy as well as testing services and has significant experience working with victims of violence and abuse.


Clare Clarke, D.Clin.Psy. is a Licensed Psychologist who received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. She completed her specialist training within the Scottish National Health Service, focusing on severe and enduring mental problems and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Clarke has more than 8 years experience providing evaluations and clinical assessment and treatment of psychological problems across a wide variety of settings. She works with children and families dealing with a range of problems including anxiety, depression, mood and behavioral problems, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and ADHD. She has significant experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with complex behavioral and mental health needs.

Guided by evidence-based research, Dr. Clarke’s approach draws on a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. She works collaboratively with families to ensure a shared understanding of the current situation and uses this solid foundation to build effective interventions.


Gladys Rodriguez, Psy.D.

Gladys Rodriguez, Psy.D. is a Licensed Psychologist (Clinical, Clinical Child) who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Tulane University. Several years after, Dr. Rodriguez completed a doctoral degree at Carlos Albizu University, Miami Campus, where she received a rich exposure to culturally diverse populations through the program's academic training and applied experiences. Dr. Rodriguez completed her predoctoral internship at the Goodman Psychological Services Center in Miami, Florida, where she was trained in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of children, adults, and adolescents with a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. A year after, Dr. Rodriguez completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s Crisis Care Center, a division of the Harris County Protective Services for Children and Adults. During her fellowship, Dr. Rodriguez was trained in the evaluation of children and adolescents with a history of trauma. With over ten years of teaching experience, Dr. Rodriguez also holds a Masters degree in Education from the University of Florida. Dr. Rodriguez is fully bilingual and enjoys working with individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds.


Gladys Rodriguez, Psy.D.

Kimberly Porter Demby, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist who received her Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Southern Methodist University, and worked for 2 years at the Connections Center providing evaluation and therapy for children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Demby received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. During her academic tenure, Dr. Demby completed 3 years of training in an elementary school setting where she provided individual and group therapy and psychoeducational evaluations. She also has extensive experience with late adolescence/college-aged populations through completion of training at 3 college counseling centers. Dr. Demby completed her postdoctoral training in a private practice specializing in neuropsychological evaluations, and has provided therapy services for children in the foster care system. With over 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, Dr. Demby has a broad skill set that allows her to be flexible in meeting the unique needs of each client she sees. Above all, she is passionate about her work and honored to be a part of each client’s journey.


Dennette R. Hall, Psy.D

Dennette R. Hall, Psy.D is a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist who received her undergraduate degrees in Neurobiology and Psychology from the University of Iowa. She successively received her Master’s and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology with an emphasis in the child/adolescent population and neuropsychology. Dr. Hall completed her pre-doctoral internship training at American Addiction Centers, an adolescent inpatient substance abuse facility focusing on dual diagnosis through individual, group, and family therapy. Here she received extensive experience conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations. Dr. Hall completed her post-doctoral residency in private practice where she continued her specialization in the psychological and developmental evaluation and therapeutic intervention for pediatric emotional/behavioral health issues, learning disabilities, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and intellectually gifted children. Dr. Hall enjoys facilitating parenting workshops and structured group therapy with such topics as social skills and executive functioning enhancement. Dr. Hall’s therapeutic approach draws on evidenced based cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal paradigms while working collaboratively with families throughout the evaluation and treatment of children.


Michelle Christopher, Ph.D., LSSP

Michelle Christopher, Ph.D., LSSP is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. Dr. Christopher completed her predoctoral internship and post-doctoral experience with the Houston Independent School District. Dr. Christopher has extensive experience diagnosing autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, and mood and behavior-related disorders. Additionally, Dr. Christopher has extensive experience with treating ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, grief and loss and trauma. She is also passionate in her work with parent training and social skills training. Additionally, her experience working in school settings allows Dr. Christopher to help families seek appropriate assistance for their children at school, including ARD meetings. Dr. Christopher believes in taking a strength-based approach in her treatment of children as she believes every child has unique skills that can be built upon to help each child achieve their fullest potential.


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