Counseling Staff

Mary Armstrong

Mary Armstrong, LPC, LCDC

Office: Haggar University Center, 2nd floor
Phone: 972-935-3691
E-Mail: mary@udcounselingcenter.com
 
Mary is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.  Mary earned her undergraduate degree in Addiction Studies through the Graceland University in Independence, Missouri and she earned her Master of Professional Counseling degree through Amberton University in Garland, Texas.  Mary is a native of Dallas and was educated at St. Augustine Elementary and St. John Nepomucene in the Dallas Catholic Diocese.   In her early career Mary served as mental health technician and gained experience and expertise in working with children and families in the Texas Foster and Adopt Programs and was trained at Boys Town in Omaha, NB in the Teaching Family Model.  In service to children and families, the reality of trauma, the human condition and the need for a spiritual solution, Mary gained training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive processing therapy and integrative treatment for complex trauma.  Training in evidence based treatment strategies and substance use, abuse, and addiction, has also been enhanced by ongoing training in St. Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises.  The transition from home to university parallels with the transition from late adolescence to early adulthood.  As the student is learning, growing and shaping their future, so too are they experiencing mental, physical, emotional and spiritual growth.  When normal stress (eustress) meets anxiety, fear and/or homesickness or depression, access to counseling services supports navigating this transition well and helps prepare student for transitions to come. 

Doug ScottDoug Scott, LCSW

Office: Haggar University Center, 2nd floor
Phone: 214-998-1742
E-Mail: doug@udcounselingcenter.com
 
Doug Scott, MA, MSW, LCSW holds a master’s degree in clinical social work and a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Boston College.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas, majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish.  After UNT, he served as a lay missionary in Bluefields, Nicaragua, with the Capuchin Franciscans for two very formative years.  Returning from Nicaragua, he worked at a non-profit organization in Worcester, MA, before going to graduate school. Between 2001 and 2015, Doug worked as a mental health counselor to English and Spanish speaking individuals, couples, and families, including four years with Catholic Charities in Chicago, IL. In the fall of 2015, Doug joined the Counseling Center at the University of Dallas and has taught as an adjunct professor through UD’s Ann and Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry.  His clinical interests include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, vocation, sexuality, sex abuse, spirituality, and mindfulness.  The college experience is a powerful catalyst to learn about oneself and he considers it a great privilege to walk with young adults during this time in their lives. Doug lives in Carrollton with his wife and three children.