Counseling Center

Counseling Center

Genuine care inspired by a sense of hope, healing, and resiliency through life struggles into human flourishing, leading to a more deeply enriched community.


Upstairs Haggar in Health & Wellness Wing

Welcome to the University of Dallas Counseling Center (UDCC), where we provide compassionate care rooted in cutting-edge, well-researched, and evidence-based practices, sound philosophical reason, and the principles of our deep Catholic anthropology. Our center is dedicated to supporting our students' emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being, and we deeply respect each individual's dignity, uniqueness, and the primary goods of the human person.

At the heart of our counseling philosophy is the belief that every person is a child of God, deserving of respect, empathy, and understanding, no matter their faith or chosen way of life. Whether you seek guidance through mental health struggles, personal challenges, academic stress, relationship issues, mental illness support, or spiritual concerns, our counselors are here to accompany you on your journey.

Our services are confidential and offered with the utmost respect for your privacy. We provide individual and couples counseling, case management, occasional group therapy, workshops, and educational programs designed to foster personal growth and resilience. 

In addition to our regular services, we foster a collaborative approach by working closely with other university resources, including campus ministry, academic advisors, health services, and all the Campus with our Wellness Map. This ensures that you, as our student, receive comprehensive support, making you feel supported and not alone in your journey.

We'd like to invite you to explore our services and reach out to us if you need support. Together, we can work towards healing, growth, and a deeper understanding of yourself and the path ahead of you. 


Urgent Cases and Immediately Concerning Emergencies:

If you or someone you know is in immediate risk of bodily harm to themselves or someone else, please contact campus safety IMMEDIATELY at (972) 265-5911. If you are uncertain if they are at risk of immediate harm or are just concerned about their well-being, you may quickly email the Care Team at, and someone from the Care Team will be with the identified student soon. 

Please take a look at the UD Staff & Faculty Red Folder for more information.




If you need a session, you may view openings from the available therapists' times at If there are no openings, having difficulties finding a time, or with the site in general, contact us, and we can put you on the waitlist, provide you with a referral, or work with you to address any immediate needs you may have.portal

Who we are:

Check out our therapists and staff here. If you have any questions, please let us know! We have a busy caseload. However, while we may be booked, we're never too busy for you.

UDCC Clinicians

A brief introduction to the staff clinicians at the UDCC. See our complete list of clinicians and more about us on our staff page.

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UDCC Director • Johnathan Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S

“As a husband and father, his family is his joy. He wants to help all students find their joy in life as well.”

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Case Manager • Anna Sales

“Anna is happy to help you with most questions about the UDCC and the OSA. She's excited to help you. Feel free to stop by and say hello!”

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Susan Ghalibaf, LCSW

“She strives to provide culturally relevant and sensitive treatment safely and inclusively.”

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Debbie Kaluza, LPC

“She is passionate about helping people discover and cultivate their gifts and feels especially blessed to work with the students at UD.”

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Tommy Tellson, M.Ed., MA, LMFT-A, LPC-Associate

“As a counselor, Tommy is passionate about relationships' central role in helping us lead fulfilled lives and sees issues primarily through a relational lens.”

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UDCC Training Program

“We offer a robust training program for soon-to-be clinicians. The UDCC training program is competitive and draws from many universities.”

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Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4