Counseling Staff - Student Affairs - University of Dallas

Counseling Staff - Student Affairs - University of Dallas


Genuine care inspired by a sense of hope, healing and resiliency through life struggles into human flourishing, leading to a more deeply enriched community.


Alphabetically, by title.


UDCC Case Manager & AdminAnna Sales, BA

Haggar University Center, Second Floor

Anna moved to Texas from Alberta, Canada in 2022 to grow their family ministry. She graduated with a degree in Communications from Miriam College in the Philippines,a Catholic institution committed to the development of effective women leaders who are active agents of social change.She is a wife, mother and grandmother. Anna has over 20 years of professional experience in administration, education and social services case management. Outside of work and ministry, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading. Anna is happy to help you with most questions about the UDCC and the OSA. She is looking forward to assisting you. Feel free to stop by and say hello!

*Difficulties scheduling? Can't find a time that works? Unsure if therapy is for you? Need resources like food, shelter, safety?
**OR - you have questions where you just don't know where to start, contact Anna to see what options would be best for you!


Johnathan SumpterJohnathan Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S

Office: Haggar University Center 340

Johnathan Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S, NCC, is a graduate of West Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, Marquette University with an Master of Arts in counseling, and the University of Dallas with a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in health services management. He also attended the University of Dallas as an undergrad seminarian in the early 2000s. He is a licensed professional counselor and a national certified counselor. He is a husband and father, and his family is his joy. He wants to help all students find their joy in life as well. Jonathan's clinical perspective has been informed by work in various clinical settings: providing psychoeducational groups and aiding clinical assessments at a children’s psychological assessment center, working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families, providing marriage and family counseling in a hospital's neonatal intensive care unit and acute care unit, providing psychotherapy in inner city outpatient centers, an inpatient psych-hospital, and a drug rehab, and in owning mental health services businesses.


Catherine BrocketteCatherine A. Brockette, MA, LPC 

Catherine Brockette is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is passionate about supporting others on their journey. Originally from Southern California, Catherine earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California and her M.A. in Psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. Catherine has worked as a teen and family therapist for court-referred and adjudicated adolescents and has designed and implemented arts and education programs for youth in North Texas; including a life skills program. Catherine was clinically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Suicide Risk Assessment, and Motivational Interviewing at The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare. There, she counseled veterans, youth, and families with a focus on anxiety, depression, PTSD, adjustment issues, and suicide risk assessment and prevention. She has served students and their families at Bishop Lynch High School as a counselor and musical theater director (another passion!). Catherine lives with her husband, daughter, and two dogs.

Susan Ghalibaf

Susan Ghalibaf, LCSW

Susan Ghalibaf, MSW, LCSW, graduated from the University of Texas system with a BA in Sociology in 1991 and MSW in 1998. She has been licensed for over 20 years. Her clinical experience includes inpatient psychiatric care at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano as well as outpatient therapy in various clinical settings. Susan specializes in providing therapy services to adolescents, young adults and families. She strives to provide culturally relevant and sensitive treatment in a safe and inclusive manner. In addition, she speaks three languages due to her travels and living in various countries. Susan cherishes her time with her husband and two adult children. 


Debbie K

Debbie Kaluza, LPC-Associate

Supervised by David Mora, LPC-S
Fluent in English and Spanish.

Debbie graduated from the University of Dallas with a Masters degree in Catholic Educational Leadership.  Before she started counseling she spent many years as a Teacher and as a Children's Ministry Director.  Debbie has a Masters degree in Christian Counseling and a Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Amberton University.  She has a passion for helping people discover and cultivate their gifts, and feels especially blessed to be working with the students at U.D. Debbie is fluent in Spanish and enjoys interacting with and learning about different cultures. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother, and believes her life experience is one of her greatest strengths as a Counselor.

Tommy T

Tommy Tellson, M.Ed., MA, LMFT-A, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Chris Stravitsch, D.Min, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Tommy graduated from Sam Houston State with his clinical degrees, studied engineering as an undergraduate, earned a graduate degree in Montessori Studies, served in the military and spent a year in seminary. He enjoys spending time with his wife, reading and making pilgrimages. As a counselor, Tommy is passionate about the central role that relationships play in helping us lead fulfilled lives and sees issues primarily through a relational lens. He is excited for this opportunity to serve the UD community and looks forward to meeting with you.


Supervised by Johnathan M. Sumpter, MBA, MA, LPC-S

Debbie K.

Isabella de Cardenas, B.S.

Fluent in English and Spanish.
My name is Isabella, a Cuban-American Californian turned Texan. I moved to Texas 8 years ago to get my B.S. in Applied Physiology and Health Management at SMU. After working at an ER throughout the pandemic, I identified a greater need for mental health and familial healing, motivating me to change my plan for Medical School to pursue a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northwestern University. I am a UD clinical intern who is passionate about teaching people how to recognize patterns, build strength from within, and grow in confidence. My approach is kind and encouraging while working through challenges. I look forward to meeting and working as a team for your best success.

Zofia DangZofia Dang, B.A.

Fluent in English and Vietnamese.

Zofia was born and grew up in Vietnam. She came to the US with her family in 2015. She graduated from University of North Texas with a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in addiction studies. She is currently pursuing a master’s in counseling at Our Lady of the Lake University and is expecting to finish her degree in August 2024. Zofia is also a leader of the Young Adult Ministry at Mother of Perpetual Help Parish and has a great passion for helping young people in the community connect and grow spiritually. With a creative heart and hands-on experience at Dallas Art Therapy (Richardson, TX), she would love to accompany her clients through their healing journey using expressive art therapy.

Nathan Dickey

Nathan Dickey, B.A.

Nathan graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in history and is currently pursuing a master of psychology at UD. He has lived abroad doing volunteer work, taught basic Spanish and teaching skills to missionaries and mentored young adults at a residential treatment center. His clinical experience primarily involved working with young men who struggled with anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD and technology-related addictions. Nathan takes joy in helping those around him to recognize their values and live by them with greater devotion. Some of his interests include philosophy, indie music, hiking, landscape photography and video games.

Phu NguyenPhu Nguyen, B.A.


Phu graduated from University of North Texas at Dallas with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of North Texas at Dallas. She is currently a UD clinical intern with a strong desire to help individuals navigate life's challenges. She find fulfillment in witnessing the transformative impact of support and guidance, and value each individual's unique journey. Her joy stems from offering a compassionate ear, sharing insights, and facilitating personal growth. She welcomes the chance to support others on their journeys to self-discovery and healing, knowing that she is privileged to contribute to the resilience and well-being of others.


Matthew TerraMatthew Terra, B.S.

Matthew graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a BS in chemistry and is currently pursuing a Master of Psychology with a Clinical Concentration at UD. He previously served as a full-time Catholic missionary with FOCUS at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, and most recently as an undergraduate admission counselor at UD. Aside from spending time with his wife and two dogs, he enjoys listening to folk music, working out, visiting craft breweries, and most importantly growing closer to Christ through prayer and the sacraments. Matthew looks forward to serving the students of UD with an emphasis on empathy, compassion, and understanding in hopes of healing and greater well-being.

(Non-Clinical Professional Interns)


(Accepting applications for 2023-2024)