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Welcome to the New Horizons Center for Healing team page. We are proud to be the most comprehensive outpatient counseling and mental health center in the state of Texas.

Our team consists of every type of licensed professional under the umbrella of mental health. This includes but is not limited to Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Play Therapists, AASECT Certified Sex Therapists, Eating Disorder Specialists, etc…

Our professional work endlessly to provide cost effective and quality healing and treatment for our patients. Our providers belong to a score of associations across the nation, the state, and the McKinney community. We offer both treatment programs for you as an individual and for family matters.

It is our goal to provide you with the best possible outcome to your challenges, whether you’re dealing with something physical, social, mental, or emotional. We can’t wait to help you reclaim the happiness and relief you deserve. Feel free to give us a call, schedule and appointment, pay us a visit, or continue read to learn about our highly qualified and skilled North Dallas counselors.


New Horizons Psychiatrists and Medical Staff

Yee Yee Thein
Dr. Yee Yee Thein

Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist

Dr. Yee Yee Thein is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. Dr. Thein has focused on many different areas of psychiatry and is well versed with working with adolescents 17 years of age and older. Dr. Thein completed her residency training at The University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where she supervises residents and medical students. Her past clinical and practice experiences include inpatient and emergency psychiatry, diagnosis and management of Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Eating Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).

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Dr. Maximus Anitube

Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist; Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Maximus Anitube is a Board Certified Child Psychiatrist and a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist. He has focused his clinical training and experience on many different areas of psychiatry and is well versed with working with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Anitube is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. M. Sarfaraz Khan
Dr. M. Sarfaraz Khan

Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist; Child, Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. M. Sarfaraz Khan is a  Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist and a Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Khan has focused on many different areas of psychiatry and is well versed with working with children and adolescents as well as addressing addiction and geriatric population concerns. Dr. Khan is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.

Babak Abbassi
Dr. Babak Abbassi

Medical Operations Consultant

Dr. Babak Abbassi, holds a Masters of Science in Medical Sciences and Master of Business Administration with specialization in Health Care Management and Administration. He obtained his M.S. from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and obtained his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.  He completed his Doctorate in Medicine from Texas A&M University Health Science Center. With his vast educational background and experience in health care, and Corporate America, he has served in the capacities of Operations Director and Medical and Health Care Operations Consultant.

New Horizons Therapists and Clinical Staff

Amir Abbassi
Dr. Amir Abbassi

Clinic Director, Licensed Professional Counselor- supervisor (LPC-S), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor (LMFT-S), and a Certified Sex Therapist

Dr. Amir Abbassi is the Clinic Director, a Licensed Professional Counselor- supervisor (LPC-S), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor (LMFT-S), and a Certified Sex Therapist by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Dr. Abbassi completed his doctorate degree at the University of North Texas and continues to research and teach graduate courses at a regional institution of higher education. Dr. Abbassi’s clinical background includes working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He is a former president of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He also is a Clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).

Sanaz Adibian
Dr. Sanaz Adibian

Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Adibian received her Bachelors and Masters in Psychology from The University of Houston. She completed her doctor of psychology work at Argosy University. Dr. Adibian works with children, adolescents, adults, and families struggling with various disorders. She utilizes therapeutic methods such as play therapy, art therapy, and the unique approach of Sufi therapy (mindfulness and self-balance) to achieve the goals of her clients. Dr. Adibian is an active member of her profession and is currently serving as the President-Elect of Collin County Psychology Association.

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Mr. Jeff Quan

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Mediator, EMDR provider, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern, Certified Trauma Model Therapist, Certified Aggression Management Trainer, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist

Jeff Quan is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Mediator, EMDR provider, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern, Certified Trauma Model Therapist, Certified Aggression Management Trainer, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist.

Jeff earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Development from Amber University in 2001 and his Master’s Degree in Counseling from Amberton University in 2004. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision through Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Jeff has provided extensive therapy to trauma survivors through his clinical and private practice. Additionally, he has successfully mediated numerous cases of conflict management in various environments, including Higher Education and Hospital Administration.

Jeff is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm and enjoys spending time with his family and rescuing and caring for animals through the non-profit corporation, Petite Paws Pet Advocates, he founded with his wonderful wife, Judy.

Mr. Leza (Reza) Kazemi-Mohammadi
Mr. Leza (Reza) Kazemi-Mohammadi

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Mr. Leza (Reza) Kazemi-Mohammadi, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Leza received his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from SMU (Southern Methodist University), and is pursuing his doctoral degree in Family Studies at Texas Woman’s University. Leza works with adolescents, adult individuals, families, and couples. He strives to help individuals find meaning and motivation in their difficult life situations, using approaches including, but not limited to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Child-Centered Therapy approaches, and Solution Focused Counseling. While working with adolescents he works hard to empower each person and increase their confidence in their abilities, so that they can stand up for their personal beliefs and rights. Leza additionally, has advanced training in sexual therapy, working with Transgender, Transsexual and other LGBT community members.

 

Ryan Smith
Mr. Ryan Smith

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Mr. Ryan Smith, M.S., is a is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He currently serves in the position of Chapter Liaison of the board of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. Ryan received his Master’s in counseling and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University-Commerce. In addition to his counseling work, Ryan spent the eight years as a public school teacher at both the middle school and high school levels. He has extensive clinical experience working with the parents of school-age children who struggle behaviorally and academically to establish family-based solutions. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings involving couples and individuals of all ages, though his main specialty area is marriage and family therapy. Ryan’s clients can expect a warm and compassionate atmosphere with a focus on building a trusting relationship whether the presenting struggles are individual, couple, or family based.

Mr. Timothy Sneed
Mr. Timothy Sneed

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate (LMFT-A)

Mr. Timothy Sneed, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Provisional Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate (LMFT-A). Tim received his Master’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is pursuing his doctoral degree at the Texas A&M University-Commerce. His main area of specialty is in marriage and family therapy, though he has extensive experience working in variety of clinical settings. Tim has specialized training and extensive experience in creative, expressive, and play therapy, as well as in parent- child relationships.

Travis Trayler
Mr. Travis Trayler

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, Supervised by Dr. Amir Abbassi, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Mr. Travis Trayler, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern supervised by Dr. Amir Abbassi. He is also a Certified School Counselor (CSC) and has worked with children and families for a number of years in the school system. Travis earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his master’s degree from Texas A&M University – Commerce. He has a vast amount of experience collaborating with and supporting families and children with academic, social, emotional and behavioral difficulties. His clinical background includes working with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families. Travis uses a wide range of evidence-based and strengths-based approaches with his clients to help them reach their goals and promote integration, wellbeing and vitality in their personal lives and cultivate deeper and more meaningful relationships.

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Dr. Heather Quast

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate (LMFT-A)

Dr. Heather Quast, M.S., Ph.D.,  is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate (LMFT-Associate). Dr. Quast received her Master’s and Doctorate in counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Quast has also spent the past 8 years as a school counselor and public school teacher at the middle school and high school levels. Her diverse professional background has allowed her to gain experience in working with families, children, and adolescents. Her areas of interest include working with stress management, anxiety, depression, ADHD, LGBT, gender identity, and anger management.

Mrs. Mary Keyhan
Mrs. Maryam Keyhan

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-(LMFT)

Mrs. Mary Keyhan, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Mary received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Texas Women’s University and is a doctoral candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy at the same school. She works with individuals, families, and couples, and also has advanced training in Emotion Focused Couple Therapy.  Her other areas of interest include medical family therapy (working with families who are dealing with chronic or terminal illness), gender identity, acculturation, and women’s issues.

Kim Hekmatyar
Mrs. T. Kim Hekmatyar

(Bilingual Therapist - English - Vietnamese) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) - Trained EMDR Therapist

Mrs. Kim Hekmatyar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a clinical focus on adults in distress from trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, relationship difficulties, or stressful life events. She has counseled adolescents, adults, couples, and families from diverse populations in a variety of settings that include high schools, a youth and family counseling center, and a domestic and sexual violence shelter and crisis center. Kim completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. She has undergraduate degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Houston and Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Kim has advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy treatment approach designed to alleviate distress associated with traumatic memories.

Tannaz Moein
Mrs. Tannaz Moein

Licensed Professional Counselor

Ms. Tannaz Moein M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Tannaz received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts of Psychology from University of Texas at Dallas and Master’s degree in Science of Counseling at Southern Methodist University and is currently working on her Doctor of Psychology degree from California Southern University. She works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and the elderly population. Tannaz has gained advanced training in substance dependency and adolescence counseling. As an Adlerian counselor, Tannaz believes people are holistic, phenomenological, creative, teleological, and social. In counseling, she pays close attention to the importance of the complete system of individuals. She believes in experiences, consciousness, and that people are creative and can shape their own personality and have the freedom to affect their destiny. Her approach to counseling is to help clients believe in themselves and develop the capacity for growth through better understanding of their perceptions and beliefs.

Wendy Pierce
Mrs. Wendy M. Pierce

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC)

Mrs. Wendy Pierce is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She received her Master's in counseling from Liberty University. She completed her graduate and post graduate internships in non-profit and private settings working with domestic abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, bariatric programs and non-specialized practice. Wendy works with adolescents (12+) and adults, men and women, individuals, families, and groups. Wendy's specialties include the assessment and outpatient treatment of eating disorders, psychological evaluations, counseling and pre-surgical evaluations for bariatric surgery patients, crisis intervention and trauma/ abuse counseling. Wendy also works with individuals struggling with body image, self-esteem/identity, depression, stress/anxiety, adjustment challenges and personal growth.

Ms. Jennifer Akins
Ms. Jennifer Akins

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified School Counselor (CSC)

Ms. Jennifer Akins, M.Ed., is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified School Counselor (CSC). Ms. Akins earned her Master’s in Education with a specialty in School Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. She has also worked in the school setting with adolescents and their families for the last ten years. Ms. Akins has experience working with individuals and couples to address issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, stress management, trauma and abuse, interpersonal concerns, and family relationship struggles, including the unique needs of adoptive and blended families. She has professional interest in the areas of intrapersonal neurobiology and emotional regulation. Ms. Akins provides outpatient counseling to couples and to individuals aged 10 and up.

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Ms. Sarah Khan

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, Supervised by Dr. Amir Abbassi, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Ms. Sarah Khan, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, supervised by Dr. Amir Abbassi. Sarah completed her Masters in Mental Health Counseling in 2015 through Texas A&M University – Commerce, and is also a graduate of Austin College, where she completed her Bachelors in Psychology. Sarah has extensive experience working in a non-profit setting with adults, adolescents, families, and groups. She utilizes rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) to help clients work through issues of depression, family violence, domestic abuse, trauma, loss, addiction, anxiety, self-harm, and stress management. She particularly enjoys working to explore family systems and group dynamics that reinforce behaviors and influence choices. Sarah also has experience in inpatient settings and enjoys working with a wide spectrum of mental health disorders.

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Ms. Tammi Saffell

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern, Supervised by Dr. Amir Abbassi, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Ms. Tammi Saffell received her Bachelor of Science and Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M University – Commerce in May 2010. Tammi has been a part of the administrative staff at New Horizons Center for Healing since June 2014. During her years working at our center she earned her Master’s of Science degree in Counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce and obtained her licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern and is supervised by Dr. Amir Abbassi. Her clinical focus is on working with children through play therapy services, as well as working with adolescents and adult individuals facing maladjustments in life. Tammi has had extensive experience working as a College Advisor in the McKinney Independent School District and thus is able to guide and easily navigate adolescents with their career choices and academic struggles. 

New Horizons Administrative Support Staff

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Mr. Parker Garcia

Front Office Associate

Mr. Parker Garcia has been a part of New Horizons Center for Healing's Staff since August 2016. He has substantial experience in customer service and data entry.
He is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. He prides himself in greeting every client with a smile, and providing an excellent experience while assisting our clients with their scheduling, billing, or other office needs.

Erin Perry
Mrs. Erin Perry

Office Manager

Mrs. Erin Perry earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology from the University of Montana.  Her graduate studies were in Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern, followed by earning her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Westwood College.  Erin Has been part of the administrative staff since October of 2014. She will be happy to assist you in scheduling appointments, answering questions about fees and insurance, and any other concerns you may have. Erin takes great pride in ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience for each and every client at New Horizons.

Candice Mack
Ms. Candice Mack

Front Office Associate

Ms. Candice Mack has been a part of the New Horizons staff since July 2017. She has several years of experience in the medical field. Candice would be happy to assist you with scheduling, records and referrals, or any other concerns that you may have. She takes pride in assisting all of our clients and in making sure their experiences with our office are enjoyable .

Stacey Riggs
Mrs. Stacey Riggs

Front Office Associate

Mrs. Stacey Riggs has been with New Horizons since July 2017. She recently moved to Texas from Michigan. Stacey has an extensive background in business and customer service. She attended Grand Rapids Community College where she received her certification in phlebotomy. Stacey will be happy to assist you with your scheduling needs. She also strives to ensure that all clients have a positive experience at our office.