Welcome to the Counseling Program at the University of North Texas at Dallas! Our goal is to help our students become multi-culturally competent and well rounded counselors who can become a change agent to promotes wellness in children, adults, families, schools, and the communities they serve. We are committed to the success of our students and consider it an honor to be able to help educate and promote mental health in our community. 


The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNTD) Counseling Program promotes human development through education, research, and service that advance the profession of, and scholarship in, counseling.

  • Through education, the Program develops multi-culturally competent counselors with an applied social justice emphasis who benefit children, adults, families, schools, and communities locally and world wide
  • Through research, the Program creates, applies, and disseminates innovative knowledge, especially in the area of counseling for holistic wellness with at-risk and diverse populations.

  • Through service, the Program enhances the local community through consultation and counseling services and provides leadership within the counseling profession.


The UNTD Counseling Program seeks local, state, regional, national, and international prominence as a collaborative and transformative community engaged in exemplary research, education, and service that benefit the profession of counseling, the public it serves, and humanity at large. 

Full Time Counseling Faculty

Dr. Cyndi Matthews, Program Coordinator, Clinic Director, Counseling Lecturer 

Dr. Dean Aslinia, Graduate Counseling Lecturer

Dr. Jennifer Baggerly, Professor of Counseling

Dr. Trigg Even, Graduate Counseling Lecturer

Dr. Yu-fen Lin, Assistant Professor of Counseling


Graduate Student Advisors:

Dr. Jennifer Baggerly, Non-degree seeking students, CMHC Child/Adolescent

Dr. Trigg Even, School Counseling

Dr. Yu-fen Lin, CMHC Adult (A-H)

Dr. Dean Aslinia,CMHC Adults (I-S)

Dr. Cyndi Matthews, CMHC Adults (T-Z) 


Department of Counseling & Human Services Contact Information

Founder's Hall, 235
7400 University Hills Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75241

What students are saying

"I love UNT Dallas and the people here. The university is filled with genuine people that care about your future and make sure you are on the right path."

Ruhama, Class of 2018

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