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Saturday, July 22, 2023

Natasha Dominguez, PhD, LPC-A, NCC

And I stand, Board Member

A Central Texas native, I graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2002). I also hold a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (2011) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Marriage & Family Therapy (2017) from Amridge University.


I began my career in mental health as a case manager at MHMR, later enlisting into the US Army as a Medic. After separating from the military, I served as a Telehealth Clinical Technician/Clinical Video Telehealth Clinical Master Preceptor, and most recently served as an Addiction Therapist in an Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program for 10years, also function as the clinic team lead.


Currently, I am an LPC-Associate and National Certified Counselor (NCC) in the state of Texas, providing psychotherapy to individuals via telehealth and in-person under the supervision of Kim Huff-Howard, Med, LPC-S. I am also a LLPC in the state of Michigan under the supervision of Dr. Lisa Walker, PsyD, LPC, providing psychotherapy via telehealth.


I also serve as a board member for And I Stand, (i.e. AIS, &IS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that focuses on challenges and life changing situations that can affect one’s well-being in minority communities. While And I Stand targets the black community, And I Stand supports all communities of color to be empowered and confront the constraints of mental health issues, rape/sexual assault, domestic violence, and alcohol/drug abuse through advocacy, education, and support.


Dr. Jeethu Joseph, PhD

Baylor Scott & White

Dr. Jeethu Joseph is currently a Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at Baylor Scott and White Health (BSW), Temple, TX. In her role as the Integrated Primary Care Fellow, she works at the BSW Santa Fe Clinic with the Family Medicine team, serving a diverse population of patients age 14 and up. Dr. Joseph is a Dallas native and graduated with her PhD from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2022. She completed the first portion of her internship at the Parkland Hospital Consult Liaison service and the second at the Southern Methodist University Counseling Center. Her dissertation work examined cognitive functioning in depression and the intersectionality of race/ethnicity and medical comorbidities. Her particular clinical interests lie in health disparities and equity among minority populations, health behavior change, identity exploration, increased self-worthiness, and increased access to care for minority and underserved/underrepresented populations. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching TV, traveling, henna, and spending time with her family and friends.           

Dr. Alejandra Ferris,PsyD

Baylor Scott & White

Dr. Alejandra Ferris, PsyD is a Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow at Baylor Scott and White Health (BSW), Temple, TX. She is the Consultation-Liaison Fellow, meaning that she spends the majority of her clinical hours at the bedside with patients who are hospitalized. Dr. Ferris received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University (in Hillsboro, OR) and her training emphasized providing psychological services within health settings and additional specialty training for providing culturally sensitive care to Latinxs. Dr. Ferris was born in Venezuela and raised in Miami, FL. Growing up in a minority-majority community made Dr. Ferris feel empowered by her Latina identity her entire life, and provided her with the lived experience and understanding of the nuances and idiosyncrasies of culture that are so often overlooked in psychology and health settings in general. Because of this, she strives to educate and encourage her colleagues on how to reflect on their diverse identities, how their identities influence the services they provide in clinical settings, and how to creatively reduce systemic barriers to ensure equitable access to care for all patients served in the health settings she works in. In her free time, she enjoys rooting for her sports teams, cooking, hiking, gardening, exploring new food, and reading a good book in the sun. 

Reverend Dr. E. Alan Benson, D. Min.

Pastor of St Paul Church and Board Certified Clinical Chaplain

Dr. E. Alan Benson serves as Pastor of the St. Paul Church in Georgetown and is a Board Certified Clinical Chaplain. Dr. Benson is a committed Community Advocate. During Dr. Benson’s 40+ years of Ministry he has served in numerous positions to include President of the Topeka, KS NAACP Branch during the Brown-vs-Board of Education 50th Anniversary with Rev. Jessie Jackson and hosting of Bishop William J. Barber II at the St. Paul Church for the Poor People’s Campaign march to the Texas State Capitol.

Dr. Benson demonstrates a passion to provide and encourage opportunities for ordinary people to achieve extra ordinary social and spiritual competency. Dr. Benson holds an earned the Doctor of Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and the Masters of Divinity in Theology and Pastoral Counseling from Texas Christian University’s Brite School of Divinity.

After the murder of Dr. Benson’s only sibling by IPV (Domestic Violence) he responded by choosing to honor his sister’s life by studying and seeking ways to intervene and reduce the prevalence of IPV. In 2002 Dr. Benson authored Brand New Lives and The Cathedral Curriculum, a spiritually based Workshop for helping women escape the Cycles of Domestic Abuse and re-order new lives free of Intimate Partner Violence.


Dr. MaryKatherine Clemons, PsyD

Baylor Scott & White

Dr. MaryKatherine Clemons is a Clinical Psychologist at Baylor Scott and White Health (BSW) in Temple, TX. She is the Associate Program Director of the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology. She practices in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Department of Supportive and Palliative Care. She completed her doctorate (PsyD) from Nova Southeastern University with an emphasis in Health Psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor Scott & White Health in End-of-Life Care/Grief & Bereavement.  She is passionate about the promotion of mental health and well-being in healthcare, especially for minorities and disadvantaged groups. 


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Temple, TX 76503
Phone: 254.421.7930


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