Monica is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern under the supervision of Karen Brown, LPC – Supervisor and Dr. Mark E. Cartwright- Licensed Psychologist. Monica earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Honolulu and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Amberton University here in Dallas, Texas.
Monica is a bilingual (English and Spanish speaking) therapist. She works with teens, adults, and families who suffer from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and relationship problems. Monica’s clients range from children age 11+ to middle age adults.
Her approach to therapy is to help clients identify their strengths, current processes that are working in their life, and attributes that have worked in the past. Her focus on prior successes and possibilities rather than on mistakes and failures sets her apart from other therapists. In fact, she hates the word “failure”. Monica prefers to call each misstep in a person’s life a growth opportunity! Monica helps her clients learn how to make better and more effective choices to gain more control over their lives.
At Carewright Clinical Services PLLC, Monica does disability interviews as well as assist with psychological testing. In addition to working at Carewright Clinical Services she is also in private practice at Dallas Counseling and Wellness Center. Her background includes working at mental health clinics and psychiatric hospitals with individuals, teens, and families who suffer from severe mental illness to those struggling with everyday stresses, who have difficulty coping with life’s challenges.
Her favorite quote is “People take charge of their lives rather than being the victims of circumstances beyond their control.” - Gerald Corey
Dr. Andria McCarty completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She did her Masters and PhD in Clinical Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University in Fresno, California.
Her pre-doctoral internship was completed at the Portia Bell Hume Behavioral Health and Training Center in Fremont, California. Through her training, she has worked with developmentally delayed sexual offenders and adult outpatient. She was trained in providing evaluations for children and adults. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Carewright Clinical Services where she did evaluations for disability and chronic pain. She also did clinical evaluations for children and adolescents with mood and anxiety related disorders, learning disabilities, ADHD, and Autism.
She currently specializes in doing a variety of assessments including neuropsychological, forensic, socio-emotional/personality and disability examinations. In addition, she provides active psychotherapy in assisted living facilities and nursing facilities throughout Texas.
Dr. Cartwright is the founder and CEO of Carewright Clinical Services (CCS). CCS is a mental health organization providing mental health services throughout Texas and the United States.
Dr. Charway completed her undergraduate studies at Howard University in Washington D.C and earned her Ph.D. in School and Counseling Psychology from the University at Buffalo. At the University at Buffalo, Dr. Charway was trained in psychoeducational and psycho-diagnostic assessments, functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, consultations, individual counseling, and group counseling. She was also trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Rogerian Therapy. Dr. Charway completed her APA accredited internship at the Fort Worth Independent School District where she was trained in school-based assessments, individual education plans, school-based intervention plans, and school consultation. Throughout, Dr. Charway’s educational and professional career she has practiced in several different settings such as a long-term inpatient psychiatric hospital, school, community counseling center, and partial outpatient treatment program.
Currently, Dr. Charway is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP) and a Licensed Psychologist (LP). She provides counseling, assessment, and consultation to children, adolescents, and adults. She is trained to work with children, adolescents, and adults with mood disorders, autism and developmental disorders, attention disorders, neurocognitive disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma, and behavior disorders. Her professional interest includes but are not limited to children, adolescents, and adults with behavioral difficulties, learning disabilities, emotional dysregulation, and significant trauma.
At Carewright Clinical Services we believe in creating a relaxed but knowledgeable environment in order to allow our patients the opportunity to work toward healthy breakthroughs with our doctors and staff. Our staff stays up-to-date with contemporary developments in diagnosis and treatment in order to ensure that they are always treating our patients in the most effective method possible.
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Janice received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas and went on to earn her Masters degree at Amberton University in Professional Counseling. She had the unique opportunity to work as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in a correctional setting for several years. During this time, she addressed a wide range of mental health concerns on an individual and group counseling basis. She also served as a liaison between the Rockwall County Jail and the Rockwall Courts to assess the mental health needs of inmates and helped assist in the coordination of services upon their release.
During her post-graduate internship, Janice was a Program Therapist for an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) addressing substance abuse and co-occurring mental illnesses. Additionally, she gained extensive experience working with children and adolescents within the foster care system by providing in-home behavioral therapy to foster children, as well as family counseling to promote stabilization within the home. These experiences have given her a unique perspective in counseling and has bred a true passion for working with individuals from all backgrounds.
She firmly believes the most significant aspects of a therapeutic relationship are Trust, Acceptance, and Safety. It is important that you feel able to fully express yourself in counseling and feel supported while you venture down this path. Janice draws inspiration for counseling from a variety of places, but wholly believes, for it to be successful, therapy must be tailored to the individual. Her greatest hope for every person she encounters is to be able to help them find practical solutions for whatever areas of need they may have, so that the experience of counseling may be one of empowerment and, ultimately, healing.
Dr. Cartwright is Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. He completed his undergraduate study at Ohio University in the undergraduate psychology honors program and earned his Masters and Ph.D. in School Psychology from The Ohio State University. As a post-doctoral fellow in the Outpatient Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, he was trained as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Clinical Psychologist providing evaluations and therapy for children and adolescents. As a PostDoctoral Fellow, he provided therapy and a variety of clinical evaluations to children and adolescents with mood and anxiety related disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, and School Refusal. In addition, he was part of the Autism clinic and conducted psychoeducational and psychological evaluations specializing in the diagnoses of Autism, Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Cartwright is also a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and completed his APA accredited Doctoral Internship in the Fort Worth Independent School District. There he was trained in School Based Multi Factored Evaluations, IEP planning, group and individual therapy, crisis intervention, and consultation.
Currently, Dr. Cartwright provides psychological and forensic evaluations along with psychotherapy to children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations. Dr. Cartwright specializes in the diagnoses of Traumatic Brain Injury, PTSD, Alzheimers Disease, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and other serious behavioral and/or mental health disorders. He administers a variety of psychological assessments including intelligence/psychoeducational, neuropsychological, forensic, immigration/bilingual, and presurgical evaluations for Spinal Cord Stimulator procedures and bariatric surgeries. He also helps with IEP planning and can provide a needed Special Education classification for your child.
Dr. Parker is both a Licensed Psychologist (LP) and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). Dr. Parker completed undergraduate study at University of New Hampshire, Specialist degree at Arkansas State University, and obtained a PhD at Texas Woman’s University. She has worked with a wide variety of ages and currently accepts clients age 6-99. She is currently the training director for internships accredited by the American Psychological Association, works in a public school district, and is a member of the Carewright Clinical Services Team. She engages in interactive therapy utilizing a variety of modalities tailored for the client. Dr. Parker also offers clinical evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults. Clinical interests include Anxiety, Drug/Alcohol dependence and recovery support, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Geriatrics, Major Depressive Disorder, Developmental Disorders, and Learning Disabilities. She has been trained in crisis intervention using CISM, Advanced CISM, and NOVA models. Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Ms. Drake spent her early years working in office management, payroll, and collections. After her dream of owning an antique store failed due to the poor economy, she gave herself a blank canvas to create her future. She decided to go back to school. She earned her associates degree at Roane State Community College. While there, she was Vice President of Membership for Phi Theta Kappa from 2008 to 2009. She then went on to attend the University of Tennessee, before transferring to Ashford University to obtain her bachelor’s degree. She majored in psychology, minored in sociology, and became a member of the Golden Key Honor Society. In 2010, she moved to Texas and enrolled with Walden University. In 2013, she earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology. Penny did her practicum at Rockwall County Jail where she counseled inmates. She also worked as a parole officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice where she focused on recidivism. For the past year, she has been a doctoral intern for Carewright Clinical Services working under Dr. Cartwright and Dr. Louanne Parker. Currently, she is working on her dissertation which is focusing on pain management and opiate addiction. She plans to continue with Carewright as a Licensed Psychologist upon completion of her licensure.