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Meet Our Staff 

 Alan KorinekDr. Alan Korinek, LMFT-S (Managing Director) Dr. Korinek has worked at the Health Sciences Center since 1998 and he has served as Managing Director of the EAP and PAS since 2004.  He earned his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).  Dr. Korinek is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and he is an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT.  Dr. Korinek enjoys doing therapy with couples when his schedule allows.  He also enjoys providing clinical supervision to the Counseling Center staff and consulting with supervisors, managers, and administrators regarding behavioral health concerns.

Kristie Collins

Kristie Collins, LPC-S, LMFT  (Associate Director) Kristie has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University. She is trained in both EMDR and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has a passion for working with clients who have experienced trauma. Her therapeutic style utilizes both CBT and a Solutions Focused approach. Kristie believes her role as a therapist is to encourage, educate, and train clients to become the author of their own stories.

Madison BishopMadison Bishop, LMFT (Sr. Therapist) Maddie specializes in working with couples and families, as well as individuals. Her experience in systems theories allows her to work with several different units and ranges in topics such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and stress management. Maddie attempts to utilize a client’s own strengths and resources to overcome whatever distress they are currently experiencing. She graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.


Mariah Dillard Davis, LPC (Sr. Therapist) Mariah  specializes mariahin helping people of all ages overcome symptoms of depression and anxiety, among other difficulties. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused CBT interventions, which uses practical tools to deal with daily struggles. She has experience in working with clients who have experienced trauma and is trained to use EMDR interventions. Mariah currently works with individuals, couples, and families. She has received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.

Robert Ragland, LPC (Sr. Therapist)  robert photoRobert has a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Liberty University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is experienced in working with people who have severe mental illness including Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Personality Disorders, as well as marital issues, men’s issues, childhood trauma, and family dynamics. Robert began helping people in the Mental Health field in 2000, and has had the privilege to walk with individuals and couples through difficult times. This experience has given him the perspective that even though we may face extraordinary challenges, if provided with the right tools and understanding, overcoming becomes natural. Robert is trained in EMDR Therapy.

EmileeEmilee Hammond, LPC-Intern (Therapist) Emilee is a LPC-Intern under the supervision of J. Rae Brockman LPC-S. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science - Psychology from Abilene Christian University in 2016 and is recent 2019 graduate of Texas Tech University with a Masters in Education with emphases in Clinical Mental Health. She has experience with adults of all ages ranging from 17-85. Emilee enjoys helping those going through various life transitions, trauma, anxiety/depression, anger management, and boundaries. Her therapeutic style is a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Center Therapy.

arielAriel Kirkland, LPC (Therapist) Ariel has a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lubbock Christian University. Ariel is currently in the doctoral program at Texas Tech University for Educational Psychology. Ariel has been trained in TF-CBT and CBT and specializes in trauma, anxiety and depression.


Mandy Fair, MPA, MS, LMFT (Sr. Therapist) is a Licensed MarriageMandy HSC photo and Family Therapist.  She has over 18 years of experience in grief counseling, PTSD, substance abuse, and mental health treatment.  Mandy realized her love of working with people when she began working with the Rape Crisis Center in 1999.  After receiving her BS from Texas Tech University, she entered the Air Force. She moved back to Lubbock after seven years and worked at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for nine years.  She has worked at LCJJC and The Ranch at Dove Tree. Mandy enjoys spending time with her family that includes three kids and her best friend, also known as her husband. Mandy’s passion lies in encouraging and empowering people to find joy and peace in their lives and how relationships play a part in that journey.

Natalie Harryman, LMFT-A (Therapist) Natalie specializes innatalie photo 2 grieving families adjusting to new family roles and structure. She has three years of bereavement experience and works well with most ages, especially older adults. Her therapeutic approach includes Emotionally Focused Therapy but may include other modalities, as necessary. Natalie received her Bachelor’s degree in Family Studies from Lubbock Christian University in 2017 and received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Abilene Christian University in 2020. She is supervised by Dr. Alan Korinek, LMFT-S.


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The Counseling Center @ TTUHSC provides consultation and therapeutic services to employers, and their employees, with the primary mission being to promote health and wellness in the workplace.

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- C.S.Lewis