Dr. Ohlenforst received her doctoral degree from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults. She subsequently completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at Stanford School of Medicine's Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic, where she provided therapy and assessment for children and adolescents with anxiety and mood disorders, eating disorders, and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Ohlenforst's clinical training and education have provided her the invaluable opportunity to work in diverse therapeutic settings, with a wide variety of diagnoses, and in close collaboration with psychiatrists, physicians, teachers, and family members. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and as volunteer Dallas Clinical Director of A Home Within, a national nonprofit coordinating provision of pro-bono outpatient psychotherapy to current and former foster youth. Additionally, she speaks Spanish fluently.

Licensure and Education
Texas License #34408
California License #21664
Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
PhD in Clinical Psychology
The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Design




Dr. Horton received her doctoral degree from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center, where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of therapeutic settings. She completed her APA-accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at Children's Health, where she specialized in treating depression and suicidality. Throughout her fellowship and subsequent work as a licensed psychologist on the Children's Health Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, Dr. Horton provided evidence-based individual, group, and family-based interventions tailored to acutely distressed youth and their families. Her specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for depression and anxiety and Parent Consultation for a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Additionally, she is experienced in interventions for suicidal thoughts and behavior, nonsuicidal self-injury, bipolar disorder, and psychosis. Dr. Horton enjoys collaborating closely with with psychiatrists, teachers, family members, and other health professionals, as she has done across a variety of outpatient, school, and hospital settings.

Licensure and Education
Texas License #37338
Children's Health / Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Suicide/Depression Specialization
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
PhD in Clinical Psychology
Rice University, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Cognitive Science




Dr. Desai (formerly Parikh) received her doctoral degree from the APA-accredited School Psychology Graduate Program at Texas Woman's University, where she worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families across a variety of school settings. Throughout her training, she provided therapy and assessment for children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, neurological disorders, and low-incidence disorders. Her background in school psychology has awarded her the privilege of consulting and collaborating with teachers and school faculty, behavioral specialists, physicians, other health professionals, and family members. Having joined Therapy Dallas as a Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Dr. Ohlenforst, Dr. Desai specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety Disorders and Parent Consultation for a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Additionally, she is fluent in Gujarati and has a basic understanding of Hindi.

Education and Training
Therapy Dallas, Dallas, TX
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology
Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
PhD in School Psychology
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology




Ashley Scott is a Registered Play Therapist specializing in Play Therapy and Activity Therapy for children and pre-teens with a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Additionally, Ashley works frequently with adolescents and adults in the context of traditional psychotherapy. She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University, where she trained in Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Activity Therapy, Group Counseling, and Crisis Intervention. Having trained at various outpatient and inpatient settings, Ashley has provided individual and family-based intervention for children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of settings. Experienced in treating individuals who are suffering from trauma and/or wishing to develop more robust coping skills, Ashley employs a variety of interventions to aid her clients in developing mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.

Licensure and Education
Texas License #67855
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Master's in Counseling
Austin College, Sherman, TX
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology




Katlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor who specializes in Play Therapy and Activity Therapy for children and preadolescents with a variety of presenting concerns. Katlin also works frequently with adolescents and adults in the context of traditional psychotherapy. She earned her Master's of Education in Counseling from the University of North Texas, where she trained in Play Therapy, Group and Family Counseling, and traditional psychotherapy. Katlin's experience working in school and agency settings has allowed her to gain extensive training in treating patients struggling with anxiety, depression, divorce, self-esteem, relational conflict, and child/parent relationship concerns. Katlin works to meet her clients where they are, supporting their growth toward increased self-awareness, insight, and emotional regulation, and reducing their overall distress.

Licensure and Education
Texas License #68931
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Master's of Education in Counseling
University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies