Dr. Dyanna Martinez Villesca Licensed Psychologist Owner
I am a Licensed Psychologist (and also a child psychologist) currently practicing in Katy, Texas. I earned my doctorate from the University of Houston, an evidenced-based program approved by the American Psychological Association. I have been practicing for over 13 years combined in school districts and in private practice. I specialize in conducting psychological evaluations and psychoeducational evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. I assess many areas including ADHD, autism, oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorders (including bipolar), depression, and anxiety. I conduct psychological evaluations for clients from toddler to adulthood. I also provide therapy for these conditions, using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). I have advanced training in testing for learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia (reading, writing, and math disorders). My specialization also includes expertise in assessing for issues regarding memory, attention, visual-spatial processing, language, and executive functioning. I am also bilingual (English/Spanish).
A note about the LSSP I am licensed as a school psychologist (called the LSSP in Texas). The Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) requires specialized training to work within the school system. I am well-versed on school laws/regulations that are required by the Texas Education Agency (evaluations from outside professionals are not considered if they do not meet these standards). I also conduct Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE's) for parents who want a second opinion from a school district evaluation.
Degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 2009 from the University of Houston (Psychology) Master's Degree (M.A.) in 2003 from Texas State University (School Psychology) Bachelor's of Science (B.S) in 1999 from the University of Arizona (Psychology)
Professional Titles: Licensed Psychologist (LP) School Psychologist (LSSP) Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology (ABSNP)
Kelly Chappuis, M.Ed., LPC Licensed Professional Counselor I enjoy working with children, adults, couples, and families who want something different or more out of life, and are ready for change. I have worked with adults and children in private practice, individually and in a group setting, as a teacher, a case manager in social services, and at an outpatient partial hospitalization program. These rich experiences have allowed me to be a part of many peoples journey to success and provided a greater understanding of how our mind and body work.
In life, we have many choices and opportunities. My philosophy is that if you believe that things will work out, you will see opportunities, and if you believe that things will not work out, you will only see obstacles. You hold the power to mold your life into the one you deserve; choose happy now. Theoretical models for therapy include person-centered, positive psychology, emotion-focused, strength-based, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
Degree: Master's of Education in Counseling, University of Houston, 2013 Professional Title: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Dr. Sarah Dross-Gonzalez Licensed Psychologist
I am a Licensed Psychologist who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and I earned my doctorate degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have been practicing psychology for over 15 years in various settings such as community mental health centers, private practices, hospitals, and schools. I enjoy providing both therapeutic and diagnostic services to all age groups, as well as providing clinical supervision to trainees. I conduct diagnostic evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. In conducting Psychological evaluations, I assess for many potential diagnoses such as autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), depression, and anxiety. Additionally, I provide individual therapy services to aid individuals in managing their symptoms and coping with life stressors. I tend to approach therapy from a cognitive behavioral perspective, aiding individuals in understanding how their core beliefs effect their behaviors and emotional development. Lastly, I enjoy working with families to aid them in re-establishing balance within their family system.
Degrees: Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in 2006 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Master's Degree (M.A.) in 2003 from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Bachelors of Arts (B.A) in 2001 from the Purdue University
Professional Title: Licensed Psychologist (LP)
Dr. Dinorah Zanger Bilingual Licensed Psychologist
I am a licensed psychologist in Houston, Texas. I earned a doctorate in school psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. I completed a pre-doctoral internship at Texas Children's Hospital. My post-doctoral training in a private practice focused on providing neuropsychological evaluations for individuals with traumatic brain injury. I am a licensed psychologist in the State of Texas. I am also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.
I have a background as an educator and my compassion for troubled students and worried parents is what drove me to pursue an advanced degree. I use a cognitive-behavioral and family systems framework in my approach to therapy. I have extensive experience in providing psycho-educational, neuropsychological, and developmental evaluations for individuals ranging from toddlers through adults. I am bilingual in English and Spanish.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 2008 from The University of Texas at Austin Master of Arts in educational psychology 2005, The University of Texas at Austin Masters Guidance and Counseling 1998 UT Pan American Edinburg, TX Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in 1995 from The University of Texas at Austin