Counseling Staff

 

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.
 

Vanessa Garcia, LPC

Office: Haggar University Center, 2nd floor
E-Mail: vanessa@udcounselingcenter.com
 
Vanessa Garcia, MS, LPC holds a master’s degree in Counseling from Amberton University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Arlington, majoring in psychology and minoring in Biology. After UTA she worked in a Psychiatric hospital. Her love for the mental health profession led her to attain her masters in counseling as a licensed professional counselor from Amberton University. She continued her work for a non-profit mental health facility in Dallas and worked with other mental health professionals and facilities throughout the metroplex.  Vanessa worked with English and Spanish speaking individuals, couples, and families. Her experience and vocation led her to open her own private practice in 2015 where she works and treats conditions like depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sexuality, sex abuse, spirituality, anger management and eating disorders. Vanessa sees clients from different backgrounds and different walks of life as doctor referrals are also part of her caseload. Vanessa lives in Arlington with her husband and two children.