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


UDCC Case Manager & AdminAnna Sales, BA

Haggar University Center, Second Floor

Anna moved to Texas from Alberta, Canada in 2022 to grow their family ministry. She graduated with a degree in Communications from Miriam College in the Philippines, a Catholic institution committed to the development of effective women leaders who are active agents of social change. She is a wife, mother and grandmother. Anna has over 20 years of professional experience in administration, education and social services case management. Outside of work and ministry, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading. Anna is happy to help you with most questions about the UDCC and the OSA. She is looking forward to assisting you.

Feel free to stop by and say hello!



Coming soon

Emily Braun, MS

Supervised by Johnathan M. Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S

Emily graduated from Texas Christian University with a BA in Psychology and from the University of North Texas with an MS in Behavior Analysis. She is pursuing a Master's in Counseling from Divine Mercy University. From a young age, Emily has been fascinated by behavior change, motivation, and meeting individuals where they are in their healing and growth journey. Her professional career has followed these passions and interests, evolving from providing applied behavior analysis services to individuals with autism, working as a special education teacher for middle and high school students focusing on job training and independent living, and then serving as a training director at Chick-fil-A. In her personal life, Emily finds great joy in spending time with her husband and two children. They love to travel, hike and cook. As a therapist, Emily believes that each individual is a whole person worthy of healing, growth and flourishing. She is excited to meet with you and walk alongside you no matter where you are on your journey.

Coming soon

Rebecca Dance, MA

Supervised by Johnathan M. Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S

I am Rebecca Dance, currently a graduate student at UD pursuing a master of psychology degree with a clinical concentration. I also have an MA from UD in psychology which has helped enrich my understanding of the field. Now, I want to put what I know into practice to help you. I believe that we are all on a journey of constantly trying to better understand ourselves and others and that therapy is a tool to help us accomplish just that.

Nathan Dickey

Nathan Dickey, BA

Supervised by Johnathan M. Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S

Nathan graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in history and is currently pursuing a master of psychology at UD. He has lived abroad doing volunteer work, taught basic Spanish and teaching skills to missionaries and mentored young adults at a residential treatment center. His clinical experience primarily involved working with young men who struggled with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD and technology-related addictions. Nathan takes joy in helping those around him to recognize their values and live by them with greater devotion. Some of his interests include philosophy, indie music, hiking, landscape photography and video games.

Susan Ghalibaf

Susan Ghalibaf, LCSW

Susan Ghalibaf, LCSW, graduated from the University of Texas system with a bachelor’s in sociology in 1991 and a master’s in social work in 1998. Her clinical experience includes inpatient psychiatric care at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano as well as private and outpatient therapy. She specializes in providing therapy services to adolescents, young adults, families and couples. She strives to provide culturally relevant and sensitive treatment in a safe and inclusive manner. In addition, she is fluent in three languages as a result of living in various countries. She cherishes her time with her husband and her two college-aged children.

Cesar Herrera

Cesar Herrera, BA

Supervised by Johnathan M. Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S

Cesar Herrera graduated from University of Dallas with a bachelor’s degree in business leadership and history. He is completing his master's in family and marriage at Lamar University. From his many years working at Catholic Charities, he has gained much experience in assisting people through financial hardships and adapting to new environments. He also has experience working with people who are coping with loss and grief. He wants to provide an environment where all people can feel seen, heard and supported, no matter what they are struggling with, because he believes that every person has value and deserves happiness. 

Tommy T

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

Supervised by Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Tommy graduated from Sam Houston State with his clinical degrees, studied engineering as an undergraduate, earned a graduate degree in Montessori Studies, served in the military and spent a year in seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, reading and making pilgrimages. As a counselor, Tommy is passionate about the central role that relationships play in helping us lead fulfilled lives and sees issues primarily through a relational lens. He is excited for this opportunity to serve the UD community and looks forward to meeting with you.


Johnathan SumpterJohnathan Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S

Office: Haggar University Center 340

Johnathan Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S, NCC, is a graduate of West Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Marquette University with an Master of Arts in counseling, and the University of Dallas with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in health services management. He also attended the University of Dallas as an undergrad seminarian in the early 2000s. He is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor. He is a husband and father, and his family is his joy. He wants to help all students find their joy in life as well. Jonathan's clinical perspective has been informed by work in various clinical settings: providing psychoeducational groups and aiding clinical assessments at a children’s psychological assessment center, working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, providing marriage and family counseling in a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit and acute care unit, providing psychotherapy in inner city outpatient centers, an inpatient psych-hospital, and a drug rehab, and in owning mental health services businesses.

(Non-Clinical Professional Interns)

(Accepting applications for 2023-2024)