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.
Dr. Rebekah Travis is a licensed psychologist, with specialized training in the assessment, evidence-based intervention, and ethical research of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Travis’s clinical interests include the following: early identification, assessment, and effective therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental disorders; identifying and improving psychosocial barriers to mental health treatment; family behavioral therapy including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); and treatment of trauma (Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). As an adult sibling of an individual with autism, Dr. Travis is personally invested in increasing individual, family, community, and societal support and advocacy for all neurodiverse individuals.
Dr. Travis received her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Vanderbilt University, graduating with High Honors in Psychology. She then pursued her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky with a concentration in Mental Health. She completed her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, with a concentration in Child and Family Clinical Psychology. Dr. Travis’s subsequent training includes a pre-doctoral internship at the Tulsa Center for Child Psychology followed by a postdoctoral research/clinical fellowship in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Disabilities at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine. Most recently, Dr. Travis was a member of UT Southwestern as part of the Department of Psychiatry in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, where she was an active member of the early childhood and school-age assessment team, clinical psychologist with the Autism BrainNet international research project, author on several autism treatment research projects, and active supervisor of clinical psychology graduate students.
Barbara Crowley, MS, LPC