Staff Members at our Katy Treatment Programs
Carol Cash, LMSW, LCDC
Carol Cash, LMSW, LCDC completed her Masters degree at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work in 1996. She completed her Bachelors degree at Antioch University in Santa Barbara, California in 1991.
Carol has enjoyed working with a variety of populations, including adolescents, adults and and older adults. The majority of her career has been working with adolescents and familes. Carol has a special love for young people. She is experienced in working with both mental health and substance abuse challenges.
Carol has been with New Dimensions since 2006 and is currently the Executive Director of the Katy location.
Carol looks forward every year to spending 2 weeks sitting on the beach gazing out at the gorgeous blue Caribbean ocean.
Gary Hilliard, BS, LCDC
Executive Director of Substance Abuse Services
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.
Zaki Moin, MD
Zaki Moin, MD has a private practice in Richmond, TX, as well as admitting privileges at a renowned psychiatric hospital. Dr. Moin graduated from Dow Medical College in 1986 and has been in practice for 32 years. He completed a residency at University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. Dr. Moin is board certified in Psychiatry. He joined New Dimensions Day Treatment Centers in Katy, TX as the Medical Director of the Adult Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Programs upon it’s opening in October 2017.
Ateka Zaki, MD
Ateka Zaki, MD has a private practice in Richmond, TX as well as inpatient privileges at a renowned psychiatric hospital. Dr. Zaki graduated from Sindh Medical College in 1990 and has been in practice for 27 years. She completed a residency at University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. Dr. Zaki is board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent psychiatry and has been the Medical Director of New Dimensions Day Treatment Centers Adolescent Program since it’s opening in October 2017.October 2017.
Channing Belford, M.A., LPC Intern completed her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Colorado in 2019. Channing completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. For the past four years, Channing has worked with adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm, negative body image, and disordered eating in both private practice and outpatient settings. In 2020, Channing joined New Dimensions Day Treatment Centers where she works as a Therapist. Channing’s treatment approach includes Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Edna Balboa, M.Ed, LPC
Edna Balboa, M.Ed, LPC received her Master of Education in Counseling form Texas Southern University in Houston. Edna 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. Edna has also had the opportunity to work with young adults, adults, and seniors. Edna is also a trauma informed yoga teacher that has worked using mindfulness and meditation with trauma survivors
Elaine Herzer joined New Dimensions Day Treatment in September 2019. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston in Business Administration. She has over 30 years of administrative experience in several different fields. This is her first experience working with patients in the mental health field and is enjoying being part of a team that is helping people.
Clinical Director of Substance Abuse Program
James Harris, MSW, LCDC completed his Master of Counseling Education and Masters’ of Criminal Justice from University of Arkansas: Little Rock, and most recently he completed his Masters of Social Work degree at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work in 2017. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology the University of Arkansas: Henderson in 1987. He received his CADC in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1991. After playing two and a half seasons with the Denver Broncos, James began his recovery journey and started working in the Substance Abuse field and has continued that for 30 years.
James brings a wealth of experience to his position as Clinical Director of both the Adolescent Dual and Adult Substance Abuse Program at New Dimensions Day Treatment in Katy. He has enjoyed working with diverse populations, including a wide range of ethnicities and cultures in a variety of settings. He has worked with adolescents and families in schools, juvenile correctional facilities, community clinics, and in various hospital and outpatient programs. He has worked with adults in various settings as well, including the Veterans Administration, correctional facilities, university and community-based programs in addition to hospital and intensive outpatient programs. My philosophy is that my life was saved as a result of people not giving up on me, and so, I don’t give up on anyone, “We don’t have a person to waste.”
Clinical Director of Adolescent Program
Matt has been a therapist for 25 years. During that time, he has worked in various settings including Community Mental Health, Public Education, Inpatient Psychiatric, and Private Practice too. Matt’s approach to treatment is integration of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Dynamic Attachment Reprocessing experience (DARe), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Matt finds that this integrative approach helps both adolescents and their families move toward resolution of the underlying problems that bring them to seek help. Matt earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Findlay (Ohio), and an M.Ed. in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University.