Staff Psychologists and Allied Mental Health Professionals

Tim F. Branaman, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Dr. Branaman completed his doctoral training in psychology and obtained his degree from Texas A&M University/Commerce. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and is Board Certified in the specialty area of Forensic Psychology. He is a Licensed Psychologist with Texas certification as a Health Service Provider (Texas License #22443) and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Providers. Dr. Branaman is credentialed as “Master Addiction Counselor with Co-Occurring Disorders Component” (NCCAP-MAC) by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (previously the Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Disorders from the American Psychological Association’s College of Professional Psychology). He is among a group of psychologists first trained in Texas according to standards of the American Psychological Association for prescribing psychologists. His specialized experience includes substance abuse disorders (alcohol and other substances), sexual behavior disorders including sexual offense behavior, incest and sexual victimization. Presently, Dr. Branaman’s practice is solely dedicated to forensic consulting and evaluations including forensic evaluations of adult and juvenile populations. His forensic case work includes criminal and civil case evaluations and consultation as well as law enforcement and other fitness for duty evaluations. He has testified in state, federal, military and administrative courts and been retained by both defense and prosecution in criminal matters and plaintiffs’ and respondents’ attorneys in civil cases.

Shaalon Joules, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Dr. Joules graduated with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2007. She is a Licensed Psychologist (Texas License #34129) and is credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Her practice focuses on the treatment of younger through older adults utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy.  Her special interests include mood disorders, anxiety disorders, cultural/spiritual issues, personality disorders, issues related to aging, and psychological testing.

Virginia Secrest, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Dr. Secrest completed her doctoral training in psychology in 1982 at State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a Licensed Psychologist (Texas License #23007). Her practice includes treatment of preadolescents, adolescents, and adults. Treatment utilizes individual, conjoint, and family therapy as appropriate. Dr Secrest’s experience includes treatment of women’s issues, eating disorders, and disorders associated with sexual trauma.

Diana Boone, M.A., LPC

Professional Counselor

Diana Boone is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas License #13666) who has been licensed for the practice of professional counseling since 1996. She has advanced doctoral level training beyond the completion of her LPC training program. Ms. Boone provides a range of counseling services to adult, adolescents, and children.