Faculty & Staff

Caroline Albritton, LPC, LCDC (Staff at CMHC since 2014)

Substance Use and Recovery Counselor

  Graduate Training: University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas Christian University; MBA candidate class of 2020 Theoretical Orientation: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy Professional Interests: Substance Use Disorders, co-occuring disorders, Collegiate Recovery, relationships, academic and personal success Quote: “An addict needs shame like a person dying of thirst needs salt water.” Brene… Read more »

Cathy Elrod, LCSW, ACP (Staff at CMHC since 2014)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Graduate Training:  University of Texas at Arlington, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1985 Theoretical Orientation:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Professional Interests:  Relationships, grief and loss, multicultural and diversity issues, mood disorders Quote:  “Once you have heroes, you diminish yourself.” Sheldon Kopp

Kristin Harris-McDonald, Ph.D. (Staff at CMHC since 2010)


Graduate Training:  Texas Woman’s University, Counseling Psychology, 2009 Theoretical Orientation:  Integration of interpersonal, emotion-focused, and cognitive-behavioral theories within a multicultural framework. Professional Interests:  Depression, Anxiety, Women’s issues, LGBTQ+ issues, Grief and Loss, Supervision/training. Quote:  “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.”  Marie Curie

Matthew Johnson, Ph.D. (Staff at CMHC since 2009)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Graduate Training: Sport Psychology, University of North Carolina, M.S., 1996; Education with Specialization in Sport Psychology, University of Tennessee, Ph.D., 1998; Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), 2009. Theoretical Orientation:  Eclectic use of interventions from Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Professional Interests:  Anxiety, PTSD/Trauma Recovery, Relationships, Resilience, ADHD, Meditation/Mindfulness, Stress… Read more »

Lindy Lotz, Psy.D. (Staff at CMHC since 2017)


Graduate Training: Nova Southeastern University, Clinical Psychology, 2016 Theoretical Orientation: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Process Professional Interests: Adjustment difficulties, identity development, self-worth concerns, stress management, mindfulness/meditation, anxiety, depression, diversity issues, interpersonal/relationship concerns, couples and group therapy, supervision/training

Amanda Swartz, Psy.D. (Staff at CMHC since 2012)



Graduate Training: Widener University, Clinical Psychology, 2011 Theoretical Orientation: Integrationist, including: Relational dynamic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) informed treatment, and Cognitive Behavioral interventions Professional Interests:  Identity Development, LGBTQ issues, Health psychology, Group Psychotherapy, DBT, Supervision / training, Body image and eating concerns, Outreach, and Adoption Quote: “Be yourself and say what you feel because those that mind… Read more »

Linda Wolszon, Ph.D. (Staff at CMHC since 2006)

Director of Counseling and Mental Health

Graduate Training:  University of Texas at Austin, Counseling Psychology, 1997 Theoretical Orientation:  Integrationist, including: Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Family Systems Theories, informed by feminist and multicultural perspectives Professional Interests:  Relationships and Healthy Communication, Identity Development, Trauma Recovery, Addictions, LGBTQ concerns, Group Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Well-being, Organizational Consultation and Change, Ethical and Philosophical Underpinnings of Psychology Theory and… Read more »