Joan Harwood, MA, LPC, LMFT
After graduating from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 1999 with a master's degree in family therapy, Joan worked as a family therapist for DePelchin Children's Center. A few years later she entered private practice where she currently focuses on family intervention for addictive family systems, creative couples therapy, personal growth and gender/cultural/sociological issues. Joan is happily married to her best friend, and in their spare time, they enjoy nature, volunteering, traveling, half-marathons and fun with their 15 nieces and nephews.
|Past - President
Sally Eisen Miller, PhD, LMSW, ACSW-ACP, Board Certified Diplomat, LMFT-S
Sally received a PhD in Family Sciencein Washington, D.C. under Murray Bowen at The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family. Afterwards, she began her career in marriage and family therapy in Phoenix where she helped create the Family Team for Diagnosis & Treatment at Good Samaritan Hospital. Later, she worked in Germany as a supervisor, consultant and clinician in a drug and alcohol program before moving to Houston. Here she served as faculty of the Houston-Galveston Family Therapy Consortium, CSNSF, BCM, TCH and UHSSW. Sally currently runs a private practice and enjoys family, volunteering and travel in her free time.
Delee D'Arcy, MA, LPC, LMFT
Delee graduated from the University of Houston - Clear Lake in 1994 with a master's degree in family therapy. After 10 years of working for agencies in Brazoria, Harris and Galveston counties, she began a private practice where she works with individuals and couples. Clinical areas of interest for Delee include women's issues, grief/bereavement and personal growth. When she isn't working with clients, Delee helps cultivate the professional growth of newly licensed counselors as an LPC/LMFT Board Approved Supervisor. She also enjoys CrossFit, reading and travel.
||Public Relations Co-Chair
Tracy Kottwitz Lehman
Tracy holds a Master's degree in Family Therapy from the University of Houston - Clear Lake (UHCL). She has experience as a smoking cessation researcher at M.D. Anderson, a child behavioral researcher at UHCL, a clinical intern at Texas Child & Family Institute and a board member with HAMFT. Currently, Tracy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate at Nick Finnegan Counseling Center as well as Sugarland Counseling Center. Her clinical areas of interest include grief, trauma and veterans' issues. When she isn't with clients, Tracy enjoys CrossFit, cooking, entertaining friends and being a newlywed.
|Public Relations Co-Chair
With a Master's degree in Family Therapy from the University of Houston - Clear Lake (UHCL), Paige's clinical experience includes working with children and families at UHCL, DePelchin Children's Center and Salvation Army Family Residence. She recently began Houston Family Therapy -- a private practice in the Energy Corridor -- and also spearheads communications for Nick Finnegan Counseling Center.
Purva is an LMFT-Associate and graduate of the University of Houston - Clear Lake (UHCL). She is currently working as a therapist at Child Advocates of Fort Bend, where she works with survivors of child abuse. While at UHCL, she contributed to research on guidelines for working with Asian Indian American couples, and she interned at Family Services of Greater Houston. There she enjoyed working with couples and families and facilitated marriage workshops. She also presented at national workshops on culturally responsive therapy with minorities. Having worked as a journalist prior to entering the mental health field -- most recently for the Houston Chronicle -- Purva brings her writing skills to her position on HAMFT's Board.
|Programs Committee Chair
Christie Farris, MA, LMFT, LPC
Christie graduated from the Family Therapy program at the University of Houston—Clear Lake in 2008. Since then she has worked for a family outpatient clinic and an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Christie also volunteered extensively at a crisis pregnancy center offering free counseling to women and families needing direction. She is currently in private practice with the Woodlands Family Institute primarily working with teens, young adults, couples and issues affecting whole families.
Before becoming a family therapist, Warren worked as a medical ethicist as his graduate work included religious studies and ethics. He serves as organizer of HAMFT's annual ethics workshop and as a liaison with the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (TAMFT). He is also currently the Professor of Behavioral Science and Director of Faculty Health & Well-Being at MD Anderson Cancer Center. His areas of interest include work-life balance, ethics, community mental health, doctor-patient relationships, anger management and spirituality. When he isn't working, Warren enjoys writing plays and spending time with his wife, children and pets.
|Ethics Committee Co-Chair
Rochelle Bridges, LMFT-Associate
Rochelle graduated in August 2013 with an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and immediately opened Friendswood Family Counseling that fall. She has three years experience working with individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. During her year-and-a-half internship at the Family Enrichment Center in Houston, she developed a solution-focused approach that helps clients achieve lasting growth. For the individuals, couples and families interested in being connected to loved ones; she gives them effective tools to strengthen their coping skills, enhance communication, address conflict and recognize their behavior patterns. Rochelle also works with premarital couples using a bio-psycho-social-spiritual assessment to help couples find their strengths and weaknesses. Another one of her specialties includes grief work with individuals.
| Mulitcultural Committee Chair
Sam earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&M University and is working on her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Her most recent clinical experience includes an Internship at Family Services of Greater Houston. In addition to school and internship, she enjoys spending time with her family, boyfriend, friends and two Welsh terriers.
|Awards Committee Chair
Angie is currently a third year year student at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) earning her Masters in Family and Individual Psychotherapy. She is a member of SPA and and current vice president of OLLU's chapter of Psi Chi. She will be interning at the Montgomery County Women's Center in the Fall of 2013 and looks forward to graduation in August of 2014.
|Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) Student Representative
Shawn is in her final year of the M.S. Psychology program at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) and is currently a graduate assistant to Dr. Leonard Bohnaon. She is an intern at the Montgomery County Juvenile Probation Center and holds an assistantship at the Montgomery County Managed Assigned Counsel Mental Health program. Prior to her current position with HAMFT, Shawn was the organization's Banquet Chair.
|Membership Committee Chair
Adrienne Armstrong, LMFT, LPC
Adrienne holds a Master's Degree from Our Lady of the Lake University-Houston. She has experienced working for the Montgomery County Women's Center where whe worked with children and families who experienced sexual trauma. Adrienne also has experience working in facilities and behavioral health hospitals with clients experiencing dual diagnosis issues related to severe mental health and substance abuse issues. Currently, she works in private practice in Spring where she enjoys working with couples, families, and utilizing play therapy techniques. Outside of the professional realm, she enjoys traveling with her husband, volunteering, and spending time with her three rescued Labradors.
|Elections Committee Chair
Brandon Wheeler, LMFT
Brandon values committed engagement of the larger profession and hopes to grow HAMFT Board participation during his term. He operates an independent private practice, working with clients of all stages and ages of life. In addition to his clinical work, Brandon also conducts workshops for adolescents about high risk behaviors and is currently involved in several research projects. He has served as Co-President and Treasurer of HAMFT and as Executive Director of TAMFT.