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Staff Members at our Katy Treatment Programs

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.

Gary Hilliard, BS, LCDC

After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Banking and Financial Institutions at the University of Houston, Gary Hilliard, BS, LCDC worked as abanker for several years prior to a second career as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Gary started his career as an addictions specialist withthe 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.

Regina Lisiecki LPC

I have witnessed some of the darkest moments of people's lives and know the importance of feeling heard.  I believe that by talking about our pain, hurt, and issues, we take control, and we begin to heal.  By developing coping skills, we become better equipped to manage and navigate the stormy seas of life. I believe that we possess everything we need within ourselves to live an authentic and meaningful life.  My therapeutic approach is Person Centered and strength-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. By practicing CBT and challenging our negative thoughts we gain awareness and with awareness we grow.
I believe it’s important to be patient and kind to ourselves as we work towards healing. I earned my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University in 2014 and became a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in 2016.  I joined New Dimensions Day Treatment Center in 2021.
I have worked in various settings ranging from residential treatment, psychiatric hospital, private practice, and corrections. I have assisted individuals with various issues such as transitions, loss, depression, crisis, anxiety, trauma, and addictions.  I enjoy practicing self-care by being creative.  I love spending time with my husband, daughter, and fur-baby Vinny. I hope to travel and see more of nature and the world. I relax by watching Netflix and listening to music.    
“A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor”. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Patrick Hagler LMFT, LCDC

Patrick Hagler, LMFT, LCDC (B.A. Film Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. Clinical Psychology, Antioch University Los Angeles; Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles) joined New Dimensions in the Katy location as Clinical Director in 2021.  Patrick is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Patrick has worked in several inpatient residential and outpatient settings providing mental health and substance abuse counseling for adolescents and adults. Patrick is trained in EMDR therapy (by Rick Levinson) and completed a 2-year Gestalt Experiential Psychotherapy program under the mentorship of Dr. Allen Berger. Patrick’s philosophy is rooted in Gestalt Psychology and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.  He uses a “here and now” approach and helps clients escape from the negative cycle of chronic, debilitating, self-reflective judging.  He believes each person has a true, lovable self that wants to emerge.  His goal is to help each patient reclaim that true self by release from the self-constructed “prison of the mind”.  He teaches mindfulness practices to reduce depression and anxiety in clients by helping them identity maladaptive, unconscious, unhelpful habituated ways of reacting and replacing them with healthy ways of responding. He helps his patients get out of their own way!  In his free time, Patrick enjoys working out, running, and spending time with his wife and three children.      

“For the ordinary man or woman, whose mind is a checkerboard of crisscrossing reflections, opinions, and prejudices, bare attention is virtually impossible; one’s life is thus centered not in reality itself but in one’s ideas of it.  So long as the winds of thought continue to disturb the water of our Self-nature, we cannot distinguish truth from untruth.  It is imperative, therefore, that these winds be stilled.”

Philip Kapleau, “The Three Pillars of Zen, pgs. 12,35”

Chris Rodriguez MSW, LMSW

My name is Chris Rodriguez, MSW, LMSW (he/she/they) and I joined New Dimensions as an Adolescent Psychotherapist in 2021. As a queer, transgender, person of color I am committed to promoting respect, empowerment, and social justice. Professionally, my focus areas include: gender and sexual minorities, communities of color, education equity, behavioral health, restorative-transformational justice, socioeconomic mobility, and program planning, development, and evaluation. I have experience practicing social work in the community, school, and hospital setting. I am practiced in Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). 

I earned my undergraduate degree in Social Work from Texas Southern University in 2019 and my graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Houston in 2020.

I obtained my status as Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in 2020.

Terri R. Yanoviak LCDC

Terri is the counselor for the Chemical Dependency Program in Katy. Terri is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor specializing in adult and adolescent outpatient treatment. She received her LCDC from St. Thomas University Houston. Through my own lifetime journey with addiction and recovery I discovered a passion in working with people who are battling substance abuse issues. I have a natural innate calling to help people and can quickly establish a great rapport and harmony with all my clients.

It is my goal to help you reach your full potential in life and realize that you can enjoy happiness substance free. Take that first step and come meet me where you are, this is a judgement free area. I know you will love our dynamic group setting where we practice didactic techniques and process through internal and external barriers to recovery. Stop hurting and begin your recovery today! In my spare time I like to travel, sail, hike, cook and read while lounging on a beach. 

I do not think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains

-Anne Frank

Sharnell Holden LPC

Balancing life and the challenges that come with it can be difficult and navigating through it on your own can be very frustrating. Each person’s experience is unique. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, relationship issues, self-doubt, or feelings that are unmanageable and overwhelming. You do not have to carry life’s burdens alone. The counseling process is helpful to relieve from everyday stress and life experiences that you are carrying. My role as your counselor is to help support you through difficult times, provide a safe environment to achieve the life you desire, and guide you in becoming the best version of yourself. In my counseling approach, I utilize person-centered, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and therapeutic tools that help to guide each session to focus on your needs while providing techniques like mindfulness, relaxation, and self-motivation. I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2020 and became a licensed professional counselor associate in 2021. I joined New Dimensions as an Adolescent Psychotherapist in 2022. I have had the opportunity to counsel individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, stress, trauma, grief, behavioral issues, and social anxiety. I have worked with individuals, families, couples, and juvenile groups. I believe that mental health is

important in creating a positive life and provide healthy coping techniques to overcome difficult times.


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-Mariska Hargitay

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