About the Clinicians
Kimberly Porter Demby, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist who received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She received a Master of Arts in Clinical/Counseling Psychology from Southern Methodist University, and worked for 2 years at the Connections Center providing evaluation and therapy for children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Demby received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas. During her academic tenure, Dr. Demby completed 3 years of training in an elementary school setting where she provided individual and group therapy and psychoeducational evaluations. She also has extensive experience with late adolescence/college-aged populations through completion of training at 3 college counseling centers. Dr. Demby completed her postdoctoral training in a private practice specializing in neuropsychological evaluations, and has provided therapy and evaluation services for clients of all ages. With over 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, Dr. Demby has a broad skill set that allows her to be flexible in meeting the unique needs of each client she sees. Above all, she is passionate about her work and honored to be a part of each client’s journey.
Kimberly Porter Demby, Ph.D.
- Health Service Psychologist with expertise in preventative and consultative services, assessment and treatment
- B.A. – Spelman College
- M.A.- Southern Methodist University
- Ph.D. – University of North Texas
- Clinical Internship – Texas Women’s University Counseling and Psychological Services
- Postdoctoral Residency – Neuropsychological Associates – Private Practice specializing in evaluations
- Licensed Psychologist in the state of Texas
Sophia C. Edukere received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Emory University and undergraduate degree from Cornell University. During her graduate academic tenure, she completed 6 years of psychotherapy clinical experiences in university outpatient clinics, adult rehabilitation clinics, medical center settings and community mental health clinics to help children, adolescents, adults and families. She also has extensive experience conducting neurocognitive and psychoeducational evaluations across the lifespan to clarify if patient’s meet criteria for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), learning disorders, executive functioning difficulties, autism spectrum disorders and psychological components of fetal alcohol syndrome. Dr. Edukere completed a specialized 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital that focused on the psychological needs of adolescents and young adults who had depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, prenatal depression, non-suicidal self-injury, and adjustment issues. She has an integrative therapy approach that heavily draws on evidence-based psychotherapy treatments including cognitive-behavior therapy, behavior therapy and dialectical behavior therapy.
Dr. Edukere also has had rich research experience focused on trauma, maternal stress, early child development and resilience. While working at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, her research aimed to better understand how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are developed and maintained. Overall, Dr. Edukere is passionate about utilizing client’s strengths to help propel them closer to their personal, social, academic and/or career goals.
Sophia C. Edukere, Ph.D.
Clinician and Evaluator
Lauren Long Barron, Ph.D. is a Post-Doctoral Resident and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Barron received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&M University and completed a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at the University of Houston-Clear
Lake. Dr. Barron received her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University, and completed her doctoral internship at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Waco, Texas. Dr. Barron has been working with clients since 2013 and has experience
working in private practice, VA facilities, university counseling centers, community-based telehealth counseling organizations, and nonprofit agencies supporting children and families exposed to childhood physical and sexual abuse. Dr. Barron is skilled at using
evidence-based treatments for PTSD such as Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure. As a person with a disability herself, Dr. Barron also particularly enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families adjusting to disability or chronic illness. In addition
to trauma and disability, Dr. Barron enjoys working with premarital couples, couples dealing with infidelity, and couples hoping to improve their communication and conflict resolution skills. Overall, Dr. Barron values genuineness and authenticity when working with clients and is excited to help you build upon your strengths to find meaning and hope in your life.
Lauren Long Barron, Ph.D.
Salim H. Salim, Jr., M.S.
Mr. Salim H. Salim Jr. earned his B.A in Psychology from the University of Akron and his M.S. from Prairie View A&M University. Mr. Salim is currently completing his final year of his Ph.D. at Prairie View A&M University in Clinical Psychology. He has completed his academic coursework and is concurrently completing his dissertation and Doctoral Internship. Mr. Salim has five years of counseling experience in private practice, university counseling centers, and community mental health settings. Mr. Salim has extensive experience working with grief, adult-ADHD, pre-marital counseling, and adjustment issues.
Katina Harris, M.S.
Ms. Harris is a proud alumna of North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. While conducting clinical research at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, she also attended the University of Cincinnati. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Texas A & M system at Prairie View, where she also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Ms. Harris has experience working with children, adolescents, emerging adults, adults, pre-trial diversion clients, and couples. She has experience conducting psychological evaluations to detect learning difficulties, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and other mental disorders. Ms. Harris has experience providing therapy for depression, grief, work-life balance, stress management, self-esteem, and anxiety. She also has experience facilitating groups for at-risk youth and women. Ms. Harris enjoys helping clients realize and maximize their potential.
Ready to find out more?