Behavioral Health

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 Behavioral Health

Cassie Collins, PhD, LPC-S, NCC, TXDADS Certified Psychologist

Plainview Clinic

Dr. Cassie J. Collins received her PhD in counselor education from Texas Tech University.  She holds two master’s degrees (psychology and counselor education) from Angelo State University and Texas Tech University and a Bachelors of Arts degree in graphic design from Angelo State University.  She is a member of the Texas Tech graduate faculty and serves as an associate professor for the graduate counseling program at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas.  She has taught many different classes in the areas of psychopathology, human development and counseling.

In addition to her teaching, she has worked for many community agencies including outpatient mental health and intellectual developmental disorder facilities, inpatient hospitals, medical clinics, and group homes for individuals with intellectual developmental disorders.  Dr. Collins is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and a Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities certified psychologist.  She has many years of experience doing group counseling and individual therapy with children, adolescents, and senior adults.  She has worked with relationship problems and conflict, victims of trauma and abuse, and also works with adults with depression, anxiety, and related disorders.

Perry L. Collins, EdD, LPC-S, LPA, NCC, TXDADS Certified Psychologist

Amarillo, Hereford, and Plainview

Dr. Perry Collins is a Licensed Professional Counselor and state board approved supervisor.  He holds a BA in Psychology from Lubbock Christian University, two masters’ degrees in Counseling Psychology and Public Administration from Angelo State University, and a doctoral degree in counseling from Texas Tech University.  He was graduate faculty at Texas Tech and serves as the program coordinator for the graduate counseling program at Wayland Baptist University.

Dr. Collins has advanced training in infant/early childhood mental health assessment and treatment.  He is also a licensed psychological associate, a nationally certified counselor, and a Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities certified psychologist. Dr. Collins has experience with children and adolescents as well as working with senior adults.  He has experience in group counseling as well.  He has worked with couples and families and has experience with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and eating disorders.

Joseph Dad, LPC Intern, CTTS

Amarillo

Joseph Dad is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern and a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology form West Texas A&M University and Masters of Arts in Psychology from West Texas A&M University. He is an instructor at Amarillo College in the Social Sciences Department and teaches classes with an emphasis on psychology and human development.

In addition to his 5 years experience working for the Local Mental health Authority, Texas Panhandle Centers, as a case manager, Joseph Dad M.A. serves in a very special role providing Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration. Integrating mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services produces the best outcomes and proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs. He has experience in individual and group therapy with children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults. He can provide relationship counseling, anger management, trauma focused therapy, as well as working with patients struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. While performing his role to integrate health care needs he also provides behavioral interventions aimed at weight management, diabetic behavioral tailoring, sleep hygiene management, and other interventions geared at improving overall health.

Joseph Dad has also started a Tobacco Cessation Program that provides specialized cessation education along with combination NRT therapy to help people successfully quit for life.