INTERN TEAM

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Sasshey, Psychometrician

I am originally from El Paso. I have two sons and a fiancé. I have a M.S. from the University of Texas at Tyler. I plan on pursuing licensure as a Licensed Psychological Associate and hope to serve underserved populations, such as the Hispanic community. The areas that interest me include neuropsychological/memory tests, autism spectrum disorder, and trauma. Prior to joining the practice, I was a graduate teaching assistant for cognitive and physiological psychology classes at the university and a contracted translator for a children's therapy company. Much of my free time is spent with family and friends.   

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Sarah A., Master's Intern

I am originally from Portland, Tx. I graduated from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am currently working toward a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Neuropsychology at the University of Texas at Tyler. My current interests include working with children with developmental disabilities and the impact of early adversity on the developing brain.

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Kirsten, Counseling Intern

I am from Katy, Texas. I graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and a minor in child and family studies. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Texas at Tyler. I hope to become a LPC and work with a wide range of clients on their mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and stress.

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Ethan, Master's Intern

I am originally from Crandall, Tx. I graduated from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am currently working towards my master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Tyler. I plan to obtain my LPA and LPC after I graduate and continue in outpatient mental health care, working with a wide variety of individuals. Some of my areas of interest include depression, anxiety, bipolar and other mood related struggles, trauma, and personality disorders.. 

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Sarah G., Master's Intern

I was born and raised in Garland, TX. I graduated from Texas A&M Commerce in 2018 with degrees in Biology and Psychology. I current am completing my M.S. at the University of Texas at Tyler in Clinical Psychology, with a focus in Neuropsychology. While taking a few years off after I completed my undergraduate degree, I volunteered at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, where I engaged with children about dinosaurs using puppets, stuffed animals, and books. This sparked my interest in research of establishing rapport with children, especially in neuropsychological assessment. Currently, I also work at the Memory Assessment and Research Center at the Alzheimer’s Alliance in Tyler as well, doing memory assessment with older adults beginning to show signs of dementia and studying rapport in that context. I want to go on for my PhD. in Pediatric or Lifespan Neuropsychology in the future and complete my dissertation on rapport in neuropsychological testing with children. I am super excited to be at Kranz this semester! 

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Lara Jane, Counseling Intern

I am originally from Arlington, TX. I currently occupy several life stages and roles. I have been married to my husband, Marshall, for 24 years. We have 4 biological children (ages 22, 20, 18, and 16) and are in the process of adopting our 2-year-old foster son. I graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences, focusing on Human Development and Family Studies. I am pursuing an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Colorado Christian University. In addition to my university coursework, I have training in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and Play Therapy.

I hope to become an LPC and serve children (age 3+) and adults. I am committed to providing individualized care to meet each client’s unique needs. My clinical focus includes client development, early experiences, trauma, and attachment as significant contributing factors to relationships and mental health. Regardless of age, I believe each client is worthy and capable of making decisions and contributions to their therapy. This belief drives my commitment to develop therapeutic relationships that honor clients as equals.

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Kaelyn, Master's Intern

I am originally from Odessa, Texas. I graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am currently working towards my master’s degree in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Tyler. After I graduate, I plan to obtain my LPA and work with a wide variety of individuals. Some of my areas of interest include depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma.

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Ric, Master's Intern

I am originally from southeast Texas. I relocated to Wichita Falls, TX after enlisting In
the United States Air Force (USAF). While stationed at Sheppard AFB I was attached to Euro-
NATO Joint jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) during which I operated as an aircrew life support
technician. I obtained both an Associates of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology
with a minor in Sociology in 2019. Currently I am pursuing my Master of Science in Clinical
Psychology, Subplan Neuropsychology. My experience consists of principally of inpatient care. I
have accomplished a psychology internship for the North Texas State Hospital and was a mental
health case manager for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Upon completing my Masters
I intend to obtain my LPA and return to inpatient care working with individuals who suffer from
severe impairment.