Internship: Training Staff

Cynthia A. Cook, Ph.D.

Executive Director of Counseling, Health and Wellness

  • Licensed by: Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Doctoral Degree: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Counseling Psychology
  • Doctoral Internship: Texas A&M University Student Counseling Services
Dr. Cook has been on staff at UHCL since 1999 as the clinical director and training director prior to becoming director. She has had prior training experiences in other counseling centers, military settings, and community mental health. Dr. Cook believes strongly in the importance of developing a collaborative relationship with clients.
 
Her approach to clinical work involves integrating a variety of approaches based on the needs of the client, often informed by Relational-Cultural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Her interests include couples therapy and relationship issues, women’s issues, managing stress and anxiety, spirituality, vocational counseling, multicultural issues, and training and supervision.
Jason Boothe, Ph.D.

Associate Director and Clinical Director

  • Licensed by: Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Doctoral Degree: Fielding Graduate University, Clinical Psychology
  • Doctoral Internship: University of Houston-Clear Lake Counseling Services

Dr. Boothe has trained and worked in numerous settings, including VA hospitals, where he completed specialty rotations in general mental health, spinal cord injury (SCI), and complex trauma/PTSD units; community mental health clinics dedicated to working with refugees and asylees from other countries; pain management clinics, and college counseling centers.  His approach to therapy consists of a clinical integration with psychodynamic perspectives (relational and contemporary object relations theories) as the dominant organizational frame. 

Clinical interests include working with disability and chronic health/medical issues, trauma, mindfulness, interpersonal and relational concerns, identity development/existential concerns, multicultural issues, and group therapy.

David Ranschaert, Psy.D.

Associate Director and Training Director

  • Licensed by: Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Doctoral Degree: Spalding University, Clinical Psychology
  • Doctoral Internship: University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services

Dr. Ranschaert has been working in the UH System for 7 years, serving multiple roles including practicum coordinator for UH CAPS and now Training Director of UH Clear Lake Counseling Services. They have had prior training experiences in other counseling centers, VA mental health and substance abuse clinics, community mental health and inpatient psychiatric hospital. His clinical interests include supervision and training, multicultural factors in therapy, adjustment to college and university, and working with marginalized groups on university campuses.

David’s approach to therapy consists of integrating CBT, interpersonal and person-centered approaches, and will single-session therapy when beneficial for the client.

Shavonne Fuller, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

  • Supervised by: Dr. Cynthia A. Cook
  • Doctoral Degree: Adler University, Clinical Psychology
  • Doctoral Internship: University of Houston- Counseling and Psychological Services

Dr. Fuller has several years of experience working in college counseling centers providing individual and couples therapy, group therapy, and outreach. Shavonne has also gained professional and clinical experience within community mental health, group homes, and juvenile detention settings providing an array of services including program development. Shavonne has a passion for working with college students during various developmental stages in life and their subsequent matriculation through college. She views her clients through a multicultural lens utilizing Relational Cultural Therapy as her primary orientation. Shavonne incorporates various techniques to build rapport with her clients and advocates for the de-stigmatization of mental heath. Shavonne posits that authenticity, deepened empathy, establishing trust, and introspection are key to building and sustaining any relationship.

Clinical interests include working with Black women, students who have been impacted by racial, community, and trans generational trauma, persons who are survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence and those wishing to explore their multicultural identity.

 

 

 

 

Contact

  • Counseling Services

    Phone: 281-283-2580
    Fax: 281-283-2602
    www.uhcl.edu/counselingservices

    SSCB 3103
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 331
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular office hours:
    Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.