Interim Community Counseling Clinic Director School of Human Services
Ph.D. - Counselor Education & Supervision, CACREP-Accredited, Texas A&M University-CommerceM.S. - Community Mental Health Counseling, CACREP-Accredited, Texas A&M University-CommerceM.A. - Psychology - Behavioral Sciences - University of HoustonB.S. - Psychology - University of Houston
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Dr. Dean Aslinia is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and an approved Counselor Supervisor by the Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors in the State of Texas. Dr. Dean's educational background includes a bachelor's and master's degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, and a second master's and doctoral degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Over the past 10 years he has served as a graduate faculty member and adjunct professor of psychotherapy at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Texas A&M University-Commerce, Lamar University, Walden University, and University of North Texas at Dallas. He also has extensive private practice experience having owned and operated 2 private practice offices, and 2 mental health clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the most comprehensive mental health clinic in the North Texas region.

His peers in the profession further consider Dr. Dean a leader. He is the Past-President of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, a member of the Texas Counseling Association’s Governance Council, and also serves on the Texas Counseling Association’s Board of Directors.
In July 2016, Dr. Dean was also appointed by the Collin County Commissioner's Court to the LifePath Mental Health Authority Board. 

Dr. Dean’s passion and strong leadership in the profession has led him to advocate for greater mental health access for all Texans. On several occasions, he has testified in front of the Texas House and Senate Health and Human Services Committees as well as the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for passage of mental health related bills.