Rachel Oppenheimer, PsyD
Dr. Oppenheimer, the practice owner, is a licensed psychologist. She also is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), allowing her to provide school recommendations and consultation, as well as provide independent evaluations for both private and public schools. Dr. Oppenheimer’s areas of interest includes assessment, evaluation, and consultation for individuals impacted by developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as individuals within the LGBTQIA spectrum. Dr. Oppenheimer utilizes an integrated approach, combining family systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and existential therapeutic approach. Upside Therapy serves all members of an individual’s family and Dr. Oppenheimer offers consultation and support for ASD and related difficulties, adjustment and self-esteem, and identity concerns. She enjoys conducting psychological evaluations as well as providing consultation services for treatment and educational teams.
Dr. Oppenheimer also provides trainings and speaking events for UTSW, Children’s Medical Center, Scottish Rite Hospital, and other local organizations, and supervises doctoral students from local universities, such as Texas Woman’s University (TWU). Research consultation has also been offered for University of Texas Dallas (UTD). Dr. Oppenheimer completed her postdoctoral training at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Medical Center / UT Southwestern. She earned her doctorate at Florida Institute of Technology, after completing an internship at Lewisville Independent School District.
Barbara Crowley, MS, LPC
“Accept, choose, and take action.” Those are key components of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) style Mrs. Crowley embraces. This particular type of therapy encourages individuals to seek a deeper understanding of the sometimes unpleasant realities of the world and then choose to develop new behaviors which allow them to interact more successfully within that world. Because anxiety, depression and stress can interfere with living an enriched, meaningful life and realizing your valued goals, ACT serves as a way to “reboot” your thinking. In addition to utilizing instruction in ACT, Mrs. Crowley believes the therapist/client relationship is a unique social connection providing individuals a safe space to explore their past, adjust their present, and plan for their future. Mrs. Crowley also feels strongly about “team care” and willingly collaborates with physicians and psychiatrists to maximize client health outcomes.
Barbara Crowley received a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from University of North Texas in 1997. She is a member of the Texas Counseling Association, American Psychological Association, and the American Society on Aging. Mrs. Crowley is a volunteer mental health professional on the Critical Incident Stress Management team with the Dallas Fire and Rescue Department.
Lauren Roth, M.S.
Lauren Roth is a recent graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Lauren utilizes a Choice Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, helping individuals and groups create stronger relationships and improve upon their personal reflection. Lauren has worked in several mental health settings, including a psychiatric inpatient hospital, psychiatric outpatient clinic, domestic violence women’s shelter, UNT Community Clinic, and several non-profits in Dallas. Throughout these roles, she counseled individuals and groups with various social and mental health needs. Her longest previous tenure was employed at The Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, working to change the scene of substance abuse in the Dallas Fort Worth region.
Currently Lauren spends her time outside of Upside Therapy working at Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute as an Evaluation Project Manager; here she strives to improve mental health for individuals in the State of Texas. Lauren graduated Phi Betta Kappa with her Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences at Purdue University.
Taryn Colgrove, Office Manager
Taryn Colgrove is a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Dallas, where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and Child Development. She is currently the office manager at Upside Therapy, handling all client and office needs. She is pursuing a Master’s level degree to eventually become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.