Meet Our Therapists

Our clinicians are well informed!

All of our therapists participate in a minimum of thirty hours of continuing education every two-year licensing period. They also spend another eighteen hours per year attending HBC in-house peer review sessions. One-on-one case reviews are also done as each clinician deems necessary.

Our HBC professionals stay current on new empirical findings and strive to offer you quality counseling, as evidenced by our ratings by the OptumHealth Campaign For Excellence survey. Of the over 88,500 mental health professionals in the OptumHealth network, only 1,364 qualify as tier one professionals across the United States. Yet, all of our clinicians who have been with us for at least three years are rated tier one. 

For more information on this rating process, feel free to email Miles Morrison at, who is a member of the CFE committee.

Cynthia Jane Morrison, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

Cynthia Jane Morrison is the co-founder of HBC along with Dr. Rebecca Jones. Dr. Morrison earned both her Master of Science degree in Social Work and her PH.D. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her doctoral research focused on assessment of trauma on childhood sexual abuse victims.  She has extensive experience in treating sexual abuse victims as well as children, teens and adults suffering from depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, ADD/ADHD, marriage and family issues.

Dr. Morrison is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and The Academy of Certified Social Workers. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She and Dr. Jones partnered to form HBC in 1986 and have grown the practice into a regional outpatient clinic serving Collin County, Northern Dallas County, and Denton County.

Rebecca S. Jones, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

Rebecca S. Jones is the co-founder of HBC along with Dr. C. Jane Morrison. Dr. Jones earned both her Master of Science degree in Social Work and her PH.D. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her doctoral research involved a national study of professionals who treat child sexual abuse. She has also taught in The UTA Graduate School of Social Work and at The University of North Texas. She uses a cognitive behavioral approach in treating children, teens and adults in the full spectrum of emotional and psychological problems. She has extensive experience in treating her clients who suffer with symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders and relational issues. She began her studies in Brussels, Belgium before completing her under-graduate degree at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Jones is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She and Dr. Morrison formed HBC in 1986 and have together grown the practice into a regional facility serving the citizens and employees of Collin County, Northern Dallas County, and Denton County.

Dr. Jones enjoys travel. Her favorite destinations are London, Paris and Brussels.

Miles I. Morrison, LCSW, CMFSW, SAP

Miles Morrison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a U.S. Department of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional, and a Certified Master Forensic Social Worker. He earned his Master of Science degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an appointee to the OptumHealth/United Behavioral Health National Clinician Advisory Council and has served on a number of national and regional committees related to the betterment of clinical service delivery.

In addition to serving as practice administrator for HBC, Miles also provides court-ordered Parenting Facilitation and Coordination services through HBC’s wholly-owned branch, What’s Best For Kids, which insures the wellbeing of children whose parents are involved in high-conflict divorces. (

Miles provides counseling to children, teens and adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, mood and adjustment disorders, and to couples struggling with relationship issues.  When requested, he also provides Christian-based counseling. He is a member of many national organizations including The National Association of Social Workers, NAADAC, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, National Organization of Forensic Social Work, and the American College of Forensic Examiners International.

Sandra K. Walton, MSW, LCSW

Sandra K. Walton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sandra earned her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Bard College and her master's degree in Social Work from The Rockefeller School of Social Welfare. She has practiced clinical social work since 1989, including both program administration and counseling and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, families and couples. She has presented papers on addiction as a public health concern at The University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and on managed care from a community health perspective in Kingston, New York. Sandra taught Social Psychology at a community college and has been published by the National Association of Social Workers, New York state chapter. She treats a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns, including depressive and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, addiction concerns, grief and loss, anger and stress management, relational issues, lesbian and gay issues, and both women's and men's issues. Sandra is fluent in Spanish and is culturally competent in working with clients of Hispanic ancestry.

Alice Bradley-Harmon, MSSW, LCSW

Alice Bradley-Harmon is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years experience working with all age groups. She received her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from the University of Dayton in Ohio. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Alice has experience with Children, Adults, Couples and Families in the office, inpatient and home settings. Additionally, Alice trained at the Dallas Child Guidance Clinic and worked with Dallas County MHMR Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services. Alice has also facilitated the parenting class “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent.”

Alice uses creativity, humor and compassion to connect with clients. Specialties include adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief, parenting issues, marital or relationship stress, self-esteem issues, trauma or abuse issues, chronic illness, caregiver stress, and aging issues.

Leslie E. Shepherd, MSSW, LCSW

Leslie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her license in 2004. She received a Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington where she was a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport where she graduated Cum Laude.

Leslie has worked in community mental health in outpatient and intensive outpatient settings. She also ran a part-time clinic within the community mental health center that allowed her to gain experience in program development. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults providing individual, couples, and family therapy. She has also worked with the chronically mentally ill in a residential setting. She is certified in Anger Management.

For many, Leslie was the only female therapist in an outpatient clinic which cultivated a passion for working with women's issues. She also has experience with men's issues as well as depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, transition issues, chronic illness, grief, parenting issues, trauma and abuse issues, self-esteem, stress, LGBT issues, substance abuse, ADHD, intellectual disabilities, and crisis intervention. Leslie uses eclectic therapies designed to reach each individual and family. She focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, client centered therapy, strength-based approaches and mindfulness. Leslie believes the most important part of the therapeutic process is the relationship between the client and therapist.

Leslie enjoys movies, music, and spending time with her family, especially her nephew.

Lauren Kellersman-Saliba, MSW, LCSW

Lauren Kellersman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in practice since 2004. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Connecticut College and further studied psychology during a semester abroad at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She earned her Master's degree in Social Work from New York University, and maintains licenses in New York, Pennsylvania and Texas.

Lauren practiced in New York City from 2005 to 2012, in a variety of outpatient and day treatment settings, as well as at The New York Psychoanalytic Institute. Upon her move to Texas in 2012, she has worked with school-aged children and teens as well as adults suffering with issues such as, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, abuse, self-harm, personality disorders, relationship issues, stress management and life changes. Lauren provides individual, couples and family therapy, implementing a variety of cognitive behavioral techniques.

Kristen Welton, MSW, LMSW

Kristen Welton is a Licensed Master Social Worker who received her Master's Degree at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She graduated Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, from St. Andrew's Presbyterian College in Lauinburg, North Carolina. Kristen completed her internship here at HBC, under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Jones. In addition, she has worked with Domestic Violence Perpetrators as well as court ordered clients. Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), her areas of specialty include, but are not limited to: chronic pain, mood/ personality disorders, grief and bereavement issues, ADHD, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, anger management and crisis intervention. Successfully navigating the many challenges that come with living with a physical disability since birth, Kristen offers a strength-based approach to therapy. This belief asserts that every indvidual or family has something to contribute and possesses unique strengths that can be tapped into to overcome any difficulties and that, all struggles provide opportunities for growth. In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her dog, Giovanni, and trying new restaurants.

Akisha Simon, LBSW, LPC

Akisha Simon is both a licensed professional counselor and a licensed social worker. She obtained her Bachelors in Social Work from University of Louisiana at Monroe and a Masters in Counseling and Guidance from Louisiana Tech University. Since earning her LPC in 2009, Akisha has worked in a variety of settings with different populations.

Akisha has experience working with family, group and individual therapy. She has specialized training and experience working with a variety of issues including healthy relationships, family violence, adult survivors of childhood sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, women's issues and more.

Akisha utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and tailors each session to meet the needs of the client. Her goal is to help you gain insight and develop techniques to live life on purpose.