Staff Members at our Clear Lake Treatment Programs
Tracie Bein, MA, LPC
Clinical Director of the Adult Mental Health Program
Tracie Bein, MA, LPC is the Adult Mental Health Clinical Director and has worked at New Dimensions Day Treatment Centers in the position since 2000. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Ms. Bein received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Tufts University in Boston. She has over 27 years of experience in the field as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Besides working at New Dimensions she has worked in numerous adult partial hospital programs in Texas doing individual, family and group psychotherapy. She also has experience in geriatric outpatient mental health and in the past served as the Clinical Director for the Rape Crisis Center in San Antonio, Texas. Her clinical specialties include trauma counseling, bipolar, depression and anxiety disorders and grief work. She also is certified in Reiki II.
Maritza Martinez, MA, LPC
Adult Mental Health Therapist
Maritza Martinez, M.A., LPC received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Houston and her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health from Sam Houston State University. Maritza has experience in both outpatient mental health and private practice and a considerable amount of knowledge in areas such as: bipolar disorder, addiction, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Maritza has also had the opportunity to work with young adults, adults, and the elderly.
Clinical Director of the Adolescent Program
Mieasha Edmonds, MA, MDiv, LPC has received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Sam Houston State University. Mieasha has served as a local youth pastor while at SHSU. Mieasha went on to attend seminary to fulfill her goal of becoming a Chaplain for the United Methodist Church. It was during that process that she fell in love with counseling and changed her life’s direction. She earned her Masters of Arts in Counseling and Masters of Divinity from Houston Graduate School of Theology. Since graduating, Mieasha has grown to love all aspects of spirituality and counseling. She has over 7 years of experience in the counseling field. She has worked with adolescents, elderly, and adults who struggle with addiction and mental illness. Mieasha has worked as a psychotherapist in both inpatient and outpatient settings and has experience in providing services and support to those who are struggling with grief and loss, anxiety, trauma, depression, substance use, psychosis, and life stressors.
Ali Aronowitz, LMSW
Ali Aronowitz, LMSW received her Bachelors degree with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology at the University of Arizona and then went on to receive her Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Houston. Ali has specialized in working with adolescents and adults over the last 10 years through her experience and involvement at previous internships, fellowships, and organizations representing Bellaire High School, the University of Arizona and the University of Houston. Over the last 3 years Ali has had the experience of working as a pediatric social worker in the healthcare setting where she provided individual therapy, group therapy, and case management services to adolescents and young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, trauma, and other life stressors. Ali’s passion is providing a safe and supportive environment to adolescent patients by using Person-Centered Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Gary Hilliard, BS, LCDC
Clinical Director of the Adult Chemical Dependency Program
After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Banking and Financial Institutions at the University of Houston, Gary Hilliard, BS, LCDC worked as a banker for several years prior to a second career as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Gary started his career as an addictions specialist with the Cenikor Foundation in Dayton, Texas, where he worked for four years. In 2011, Gary joined New Dimensions Day Treatment Centers where he works as the Director of Substance Abuse Counseling.
Jeanie West, LCDC
Adult Chemical Dependency Counselor
After receiving an Associates in Applied Science of Nursing degree at Alvin Community College, Jeanie West, LCDC, worked as an RN for several years before returning to school to pursue a career change as an Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Jeanie began her career as an addictions counselor with New Dimensions in 2013. Jeanie is also a certified Yoga and Meditation instructor.
Mohammed Ayoub, MD
Mohammed Ayoub, MD is a practicing Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist in Houston, Texas. After finishing General Psychiatry Residency at Loyal University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, Dr. Ayoub has been practicing in Clear Lake since 2002. He has been with the New Dimensions Day Treatment program of Clear Lake as the Medical Director of their Adolescent Program since 2002.
Syed Ahmed, M.D.
Psychiatrist - Medical Director of the Adult Program
Dr. Syed Ahmed is a board certified psychiatrist. He is board certified in general psychiatry and as well in addiction psychiatry. He did his residency at university of Texas medical branch in Galveston. He was awarded best research paper by Texas society of psychiatric physician. He has thirty years history of treating patients with general psychiatric conditions and as well as addictions. He held several different positions including department chair of Baptist hospital in Beaumont. He was assistant clinical professor at the Medical school in Houston. He serves on the CME committee of IMANA. He presented scientific papers in international conference held by IMANA. He is currently in private practice and is medical director of New Dimensions day treatment hospital.
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