2019-2020 Board of Directors
Anne Strain, LCSW

Anne is a depth-oriented psychotherapist in private practice; her expertise and clinical interests include dream analysis and the intersection of physical and psychic realms.

Immediate Past - President
Jamie Loveland, PhD, LCSW

Dr. Jamie Loveland is a licensed clinical social worker in Houston, TX. She obtained her MSW at Smith College School for Social Work, and her PhD at the Institute for Clinical Social Work where she majored in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Over the years she has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings including the Yale Parenting Center and the Menninger Clinic. Currently, Dr. Loveland divides her time between her private practice, where she specializes in couples/relationships, expatriate repatriation, parenting, adolescent issues, trauma, and addictions, and Baylor College of Medicine where she is an Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Ariela Alpert, LCSW

Ariela Alpert is a licensed clinical social worker(LCSW) and she provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. She graduated with a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. She completed a fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies in 2008 and post-graduate studies at the Houston-Galveston Trauma Institute in 2010. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Ariela has experience counseling patients  and their families in such areas as family and marital conflict, anxiety, PTSD, sexual abuse and mood disorders. She also specializes in working with families dealing with a neurological diagnosis and other chronic illnesses. A member of the Houston Group Psychotherapy Society, Ariela facilitates psychodynamic process groups. She is also a board member and active musician on Houston's Orchestra on Call (www.orchestraoncall.org). 

Daniela White, MD

Dr. Daniela White is Board certified in General Psychiatry and Board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She trained at Baylor College of Medicine in adult psychiatry followed by two years of fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She also completed her fellowship training in Psychodynamic therapy at Houston – Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute (now CFPS). She started her private practice after her graduation and she has an integrative approach in treating her patients, focusing not only on treating the mental illness but also promoting a sense of wellbeing. She integrates psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and alternative treatments, like neuromodulation in addressing the psychiatric conditions. The practice focuses on educating the patients on changing and improving their lifestyle to ensure prevention of relapses. She is trained in delivering Transcranial Magnetical Stimulation and is an assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine. www.midtownpsychiatrytms.com

Membership Chair
Jessica Spofford, PhD

Felecia Powell-Williams, EdD, LPC-S, RPT/S

Felecia Powell-Williams is a native Houstonian, where she earned her degrees, Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Counseling . She completed her post graduate education at the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, formerly known as Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute, and recognized by the American Psychoanalytic Association as an adult, adolescent and child psychoanalyst.  Dr. Powell-Williams is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor, and also a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, who provides clinical supervision for the State of Texas licensing board.  Along with maintaining her private practice, Felecia has volunteered multiple hours training clinicians from Baylor and University of Texas medical schools.  She also teaches on a collegiate level, and provides consultation and professional training with many state and local agencies on recognizing the need of mental health services for children, adults, and families.  Among her many roles at the CFPS she is currently a faculty member in the Adult and Child & Adolescent training programs, Chair of the Child Program, and board secretary.  Felecia also holds board positions with the Alliance of Psychoanalytic Schools and Association of Child Psychoanalysis, along with other national mental health organizations.  Throughout her distinguished career, she has generously donated her time and talents to numerous organizations serving children throughout Houston. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends and actively serving in her church.

Alternate Councilor
Kacie Liput, LCSW

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