BASEPOINT ACADEMY

WE BELIEVE EVERYONE HAS A VOICE

An Integrative Approach to PHP & IOP Behavioral Health for Teens

Beyond our Psychiatry and Wellness Center, we also proudly serve teens onsite at BasePoint Academy. A teen outpatient program specifically designed to address the unique challenges that teens face today in mental health and substance use. BasePoint Academy’s dynamic program was created with today’s adolescent experience in mind.

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change.

– Wayne Dyer

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The BasePoint Difference

Our providers appreciate and understand teens are now navigating through adolescence in the world of selfies, technology, and social media. We incorporate these realities into all of our teen counseling strategies, while coming alongside them in languages they understand and respond to.

BasePoint Academy’s unique model integrates multiple modalities throughout its holistic curriculum. We believe in treating the whole child. Our program includes a structured curriculum where teen-students have access to both providers and peer-to-peer support opportunities.

The permanently happy face can hide a whole lot of inner turmoil.

Marissa joyfully leads the cheer squad out onto the field or court for each game. The rules are simple: always simile and never look worried. The team and the crowd depend on Marissa’s cheerfulness to keep everyone’s morale sky-high. But what about all the other minutes of each day? Why does everyone expect her to keep smiling no matter what? Why isn’t she allowed to feel sad, hurt or worried? She’s tired of living a double life and wonders if it’s worth living at all.

Excelling at all times takes a toll on high achievers.

Johnathan’s parents are constantly reminding him of how important his grades are. They eagerly tell everyone about his awards and honors. And they just as enthusiastically remind him of his failures and shortcomings, no matter how insignificant. Well-meaning teachers harp on his “potential” and his “gifts,” but all of that feels like a burden to Johnathan Peters think he’s a a know-it-all, so he can’t win. He’s exhausted mentally and physically. He lives in fear of a not-quite-perfect grade. If he fails, does the world even need him?

When Kris was born, her parents gleefully welcomed their baby boy.

But over time, Kris recognized that she did not identify as a male. Her very core being was female. Although she hoped somehow her family and friends would accept her identity, that didn’t turn out to be the case. Her parents are furious and threatening to kick her out. It seems like both her church and school friends don’t understand and are disgusted with her. So where does she go now? If no one wants her as she is, she wonders why she is here at all. She feels like her life is a mistake.

Carrying the team can feel like an unbearable weight sometimes.

On the outside, it looks like Scott doesn’t have a care in the world. He’s athletic and popular, and it seems like the whole town shows up every Friday night to see him perform. But that may be just the problem. When the outside world attaches labels like “superstar” and “big man on campus” it can feel overwhelming. Scott lives with constant stress, worry and anxiety over performing well enough for that next win! Coaches, parents, teammates, and the whole community seems to rely on him. Sometimes the pressure is just too much!

Keeping your nose in a book doesn’t always mean that you want to be left alone.

Ava is the invisible girl at school. And everywhere else. She loves to be with her books and her studies and has a quiet personality. She’s been called a “nerd” more times than she can remember, so she has just absorbed it as who she is. Ava feels forgotten, and as if she doesn’t matter. Her parents have even said, “Oh! I forgot you were here!” But she craves friendship and belonging as much as anyone else does. And she wonders if maybe she just really doesn’t need to be here anymore. No one would miss her anyway, right?

BasePoint Teen Program

PHP/IOP

Our Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs offer your teen the opportunity to receive effective treatment in a safe space to learn and practice new coping skills during the day and return home in the evening.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT

In addition to therapy services, our psychiatrist, along with the medical staff, will complete a thorough examination to address the physical needs along with the mental health medication needs in order to assist your teen in achieving their best self.

EDUCATION

At BasePoint, we value the importance of education. Our school program not only focuses on treatment but appreciates the role of education as part of the healing process.  Our education counselor, along with our entire team, partner with local school districts to formulate a successful education plan while they are in our care.

Your Teen Treatment Team

  • Becca Smith, LPC

    Chief Clinical Officer

  • Dr. Kimberly Dobbins

    Chief Medical Officer

  • Allie Glazener

    Program Specialist

  • Rey Tallud, LCSW

    Clinical Director

  • Dr. Rachel Zettl, M.D. M.Ed

    Medical Director

  • Karlos Lyons, LPC

    Assistant Clinical Director

  • Kei-Trea Wren

    Program Specialist/Discharge Planner

  • Haley Hicks, LCSW

    VP of Admissions

  • Katey Gorsage

    Hospital Account Manager

  • John Bynum

    Lead Transportation Behavioral Health Technician

  • Jacob Villarreal

    Transportation Behavioral Health Technician

  • Emily Gravlin

    Admissions Coordinator

  • Zewditu Jackson, RN

    BPA Nurse

  • Anna Howard, LPC-A

    BPA Primary Therapist

  • Blair Jackman LPC-A

    BPA Primary Therapist

  • Corinne Bruton, LMSW

    Intake Assessor

  • Angie Scalf

    Outreach Liaison

  • Alexyis Roberts, LPC-A

    BPA Primary Therapist

  • Geshe Boyd, RN

    BPA Nurse

  • Isaac Carr

  • Jay Fonteneaux

    Program Specialist

  • Paul Burbulys

    Transportation Behavioral Health Technician

  • Vanessa Zamora

    Medical Assistant

  • Mia Lara

    Front Office Professional

  • Kimberly Finecy

    Education Counselor

  • Alexus Lewis

    Primary Therapist

  • Brandy Cooks-Thomas

    Nurse Practitioner

Becca Smith, LPC

Chief Clinical Officer

Becca is our Chief Clinical Officer for both BasePoint Academy. Becca is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked within the behavioral health field for several years in various leadership roles. Becca’s clinical experience includes inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment, crisis intervention and suicide prevention; as well as providing support and resources to the mental health community.

Becca specializes in trauma-informed care and is a creative force behind BasePoint Academy’s Resiliency Program.

Becca is passionate about reducing the stigma of mental health by working closely with community partners and empowering individuals to find healing and stability.

Dr. Kimberly Dobbins

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Dobbins brings over a decade of experience and is double board certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry. In addition to being a professor at UT Southwestern in Dallas, her experience comes from multiple care settings to include high acuity Psychiatric ER, VA outpatient mental health clinic and a community Child Psychiatry clinic. Dr. Dobbins will lead the BasePoint Academy’s client treatment as well as seeing patients individually in BasePoint Psychiatry and Wellness.
Dr. Dobbins received her undergraduate degrees from Xavier University of New Orleans and the University of Detroit Mercy. She earned her medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX and her Child Psychiatry training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.
In her free time, Dr. Dobbins enjoys spending time with her family, reading novels, traveling and tries to limit her Amazon shopping..

Allie Glazener

Program Specialist

Allie joined Basepoint November of 2020. Allie comes to us with 4 years of experience in various administrative roles.  Allie loves working with our patients and families and was recently promoted to Front Office Lead.  Allie is a newly-wed and enjoys time with her family to include her niece, Corgi and Siamese cat.

Rey Tallud, LCSW

Clinical Director

Rey is our Clinical Director for our BasePoint Academy-McKinney. Rey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a decade of experience working throughout the behavioral health continuum of care from inpatient, residential, PHP, and IOP. During her career she has served in a senior leadership capacity at American Addiction Centers and UHS both nationally recognized behavioral health organizations. Rey’s clinical experience includes behavioral health treatment, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and addiction. Rey graduated with her Masters degree from University of Texas Arlington-School of Social Work. She graduated from McKinney High School and is proud to lead BasePoint’s clinical program in her hometown community.
Rey is passionate about helping others, providing training and education, and support to the clinical team members.
In her free time, Rey enjoys spending time with her family, dining, and exercising.

Dr. Rachel Zettl, M.D. M.Ed

Medical Director

We are please to welcome our Medical Director of BPA McKinney, Rachel Zettl, M.D., M.Ed.!

Prior to pursing her career in medicine, Dr. Zettl had a four-year teaching career at a public high school, where she taught subjects including biology, physics, chemistry, and biomedical science. Her passion for working with the adolescent population coupled with her curiosity in understanding human behavior and the brain, gave rise to Dr. Zettl’s pursuit of a master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Studies where she also provided in-home ABA therapy for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. She then attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 2016. Following medical school, Dr. Zettl completed both the four-year General Psychiatry Residency and two-year Child and Adolescent Fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center. While training, she worked in multiple settings including Children’s Hospital Dallas, Children’s Hospital Plano, Parkland, UTSW Clements, Zale, and the VA. During that time, she worked with patients of many walks of life, ages, and backgrounds to help treat a plethora of psychiatric disorders that included mood disorder, substance use, eating disorders, early childhood care, psychosis, and many more. Dr. Zettl is currently a volunteer faculty member with UTSW and provides supervision and education for trainees who are also working towards careers in psychiatry. She has multiple publications and feels lifelong learning is the path to success and the best way to ensure patients always get the best care.

She is very excited about being a part of the BasePoint team because, as someone who grew up in a rural community, she recognizes the importance of access to care. Dr. Zettl enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and hanging out with her pug. She is an avid fisher and enjoys doing crochet in her free time.

Karlos Lyons, LPC

Assistant Clinical Director

Kei-Trea Wren

Program Specialist/Discharge Planner

Haley Hicks, LCSW

VP of Admissions

Katey Gorsage

Hospital Account Manager

John Bynum

Lead Transportation Behavioral Health Technician

Jacob Villarreal

Transportation Behavioral Health Technician

Emily Gravlin

Admissions Coordinator

Zewditu Jackson, RN

BPA Nurse

Anna Howard, LPC-A

BPA Primary Therapist

Blair Jackman LPC-A

BPA Primary Therapist

Corinne Bruton, LMSW

Intake Assessor

Angie Scalf

Outreach Liaison

Alexyis Roberts, LPC-A

BPA Primary Therapist

Geshe Boyd, RN

BPA Nurse

Isaac Carr

Jay Fonteneaux

Program Specialist

Paul Burbulys

Transportation Behavioral Health Technician

Vanessa Zamora

Medical Assistant

Mia Lara

Front Office Professional

Kimberly Finecy

Education Counselor

Alexus Lewis

Primary Therapist

Brandy Cooks-Thomas

Nurse Practitioner