Meet Our Team | Corsicana
Philip R. Taft, Psy.D
Dr. Taft earned a bachelors, masters and doctorate in psychology from Baylor University. He completed his Clinical Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1999 where he studied adult forensic assessment and clinical counseling extensively. He has been a licensed psychologist since 2000. He has served the Corsicana community in private practice since 2002 and was the Director of Clinical Services at the Corsicana Residential Treatment Center from 2000-2005
Randy Smith, Ph.D.
Dr. Smith joined our group part-time in 2010. Since 1994 Dr. Smith has practiced as a licensed psychologist in Texas, working with children and families in Dallas. After seven years as a community mental health provider, he began working for the Texas Youth Commission as a Director of Clinical Services, starting in 2000. The majority of his ten years at TYC was spent at the primary treatment center, providing treatment for emotionally disturbed youth in the state of Texas.
Brandi Read, M.S.
Brandi Read is not only our Public Safety Psychological Evaluations, Assessment, and Communication Director but also our Practice Manager here at Taft and Associates.
Brandi earned her Masters Degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix in 2011. Previous to that she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association where she began her journey for more understanding of mental health issues.
Lara Proctor, LPC
Lara Proctor is a Licensed Professional Counselor who completed her undergraduate study at Texas A&M University in 1996 and earned a Masters Degree in Counseling from Texas A&M – Commerce in 2012.
Lara taught elementary school for 10 years before deciding to enter into the counseling field, the driving force of which was her oldest son. Born prematurely, he has faced developmental delays and learning differences, and the entire family has dealt with the struggles right along with him. Lara has worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of issues, such as anxiety, OCD, relationship issues and grief.
Carin Palmer, MS, LPC
Carin Palmer has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2013. She believes one of the hardest things you may ever have to do is ask for help. It takes courage to be vulnerable in what may be a monumental hurt, life-changing event, or unbearable task.
She wants to meet you right where you are and walk with you in your healing journey.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor she work with adults and adolescents experiencing symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and the effects of trauma.
Lucie Black, LPC
Lucie Collins Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor who completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in 1985 and her Masters of Science in Educational Psychology at Baylor University in 1999.
Kevin Jeffries, LCDC-Intern
Kevin Jeffries provides mental health services for inmates at the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office. He is also accepting new clients in the office and assist on some psychological evaluations.
Kevin earned his Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration in 2013 and a Masters Degree in Psychology and Behavioral Health in 2015 from the University of Phoenix.
Suzanne White, LMSW
Suzanne is our counselor for adults, couples, older teens, and in some cases, children. She is a Master level Social Worker, with a degree from Baylor University, who was a counselor in Waco for three years before joining this practice. She is currently earning hours toward her clinical license.
If you are having trouble with depression or anxiety, have a history of trauma or have experienced sudden change or loss in your life, or if you are having family or interpersonal problems, including marital conflict, Suzanne would be honored to work with you.
Alyssa is our Office Manager. She was born and raised in Corsicana, Texas. She graduated in the top 10 of her senior class from Kerens High School in 2009. She attended Navarro College for two years before leaving to be a full time mom. Alyssa is now a mother of two beautiful kids, Ian and Mia.
Here at Taft and Associates Alyssa is in charge of the daily running of the office.
Maggie is our Receptionist. She was born and raised all over Texas. She planted her roots in Kerens, Texas. Where she later graduated from in 2020. She enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew when she is not being a wonderful receptionist here at Taft and Associates.
Dr. Charles Motsinger, M.D., DFAPA, LAc.
Dr. Motsinger, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, is a clinical psychiatrist with over twenty years experience in the medical field. He is an Air Force Academy Graduate, and served in the Air Force for 25 years. He has performed various clinical duties including outpatient psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry and emergency psychiatry. Dr. Motsinger holds licenses to practice in Texas and Pennsylvania.
Bobby has administered over 10,000 polygraph examinations to Clients such as: Defense Attorneys, Governmental Agencies and Entities, Business, Sex Offender Treatment providers and private citizens. He is licensed or certified to perform examinations in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and California.
The majority of the examinations involve crimes or allegations of crimes committed against other persons (ie: violence or sexual nature). He has specialized training and experience in sexual offenses/allegations and crimes against persons cases.
Charles Dunnahoe, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Charles earned a bachelors, from UT Tyler School of Nursing and his Master’s from Walden University. He completed his Clinical rotations in multiple site throughout Texas, where he studied adult assessment, OB/GYN and sports medicine.
He has served the Corsicana community in private practice since 2016.