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Welcome to the New Horizons Center for Healing team page. We are proud to be the most comprehensive outpatient counselling 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
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.

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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 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.

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Dr. Babak Abbassi, holds a Masters of Business Administration degree 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.

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New Horizons Therapists and Clinical Staff

Clinic Director, Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor (LPC-S), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor (LMFT-S), 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).

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Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Dr. Blagg is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology who received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Texas School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Dallas. She also holds two Master’s degrees in General and Clinical Psychology. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from the University of Texas at Dallas. After becoming a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, she spent the following 13 years working with children, ages 2-21, diagnosing and treating a variety of learning, emotional, and behavioral disorders.

In addition to working with children and their families, Dr. Blagg completed her post-doctoral fellowship in adult neuropsychology, conducting neuropsychological evaluations for dementia, Alzheimer’s, adult ADHD, and psychological disorders. Working with families to coordinate care and accurately diagnose individuals is Dr. Blagg’s passion.

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

Dr. Ryan Smith, 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 his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University-Commerce. In addition to his counseling work, Ryan spent 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.

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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 adolescents and adults struggling with various disorders. She utilizes therapeutic methods such as 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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Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Dr. Tannaz Moein is a Doctor of Psychology. Tannaz received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of Texas at Dallas, her Master’s of Science degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, and 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.

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Jeff Quan

Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Mediator, EMDR Therapist, 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.

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Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Mr. Travis Trayler, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) as well as a Certified School Counselor (CSC). He 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, well-being and vitality in their personal lives and cultivate deeper and more meaningful relationships.

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Mrs. Fariba "Fay" Abbasi

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Mrs. Fariba Abbasi received her Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychotherapy from Johns Hopkins University. Fariba is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She has over 7 years of mental health experience in a variety of clinical settings. She has worked with clients suffering from depression, attachment disorder, eating disorders, addictions, bipolar disorder, ADHD, and other mental health issues. Fariba has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Her goal is to help clients achieve balance to live a more complete, fulfilled life. Additionally, Fariba has done her research and thesis on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a child and adolescent specialist, Fariba has extensive experience working with traumatized youth, young adults, and their families. She uses several treatment modalities in her practice including, but not limited to, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT).

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Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Mrs. Sarah Khan, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor. 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. Sarah is also EMDR trained. 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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Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), EMDR Therapist

Kim Hekmatyar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a passion for helping adults overcome suffering due to issues such as trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, phobias, grief, stress, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties. She seeks to deeply understand her clients and provides a warm and supportive therapeutic environment with a great respect for the strengths and wisdom that each person possesses. Kim listens intently and works collaboratively with clients in pursuit of their goals. Kim is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy treatment approach that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress caused by disturbing life experiences. Kim has diverse training that is uniquely applied to each individual’s personal needs to help them access a healthy, authentic, and fulfilling life. Kim is currently pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She completed her Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin and has undergraduate degrees in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Houston and in Psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Ms. Jennifer Akins

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), 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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New Horizons Administrative Support Staff

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 2014. She will be happy to assist you with any insurance or billing questions as well as 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.

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Assistant Manager

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.

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Senior Front Office Associate

Mrs. Micayla Partridge joined the staff at New Horizons Center for Healing in March of 2018.  She has prior experience working in the mental health field as well as vast customer service experience.  She will be attending Collin College in the Fall of 2018 to pursue a degree in Mental Health Services.  Micayla would be delighted to assist you with scheduling and ensuring that your experience at our office is a pleasant one.

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