ABOUT OUR THERAPISTS
Amy Eichler, Ph.D., LP, LSSP
Clinical Services Director
Dr. Eichler is a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and has been working with children and families since 1997. She began her career in the school setting and is experienced in assessments, including autism and bilingual evaluations.
Dr. Eichler primarily works with children and families on parenting, step-parenting, adjustment issues, relationship issues, addiction, anxiety, depression, grief, and anyone trying to make a change in their lives. She has been recognized for her work and research in parental alienation and continues to work with families struggling in this area. Amy testifies in court as a therapist and has also served as an expert witness in the areas of child abuse (sexual, physical, and emotional), child development, and parental alienation. Other services include forensic consultation and presentations. Amy is also a certified New Ways for Families therapist and an assistant professor at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.
Jonita Arogun, Psy.D.
Dr. Arogun is a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist completing her Post-Doctoral Residency under the supervision of Dr. Eichler. She received her Psy.D. from California Southern University.
Dr. Arogun has worked with people of all ages and admires diversity. She is passionate about mindfulness-based approaches, self-empowerment, and creating strategies for overcoming anxiety, depression, trauma, and crisis intervention. Dr. Arogun has a strong desire to help individuals become the best version of themselves by bringing healing to individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Arogun has experience helping children, adolescents, and adults to develop healthy perceptions of themselves. She has also worked with individuals dealing with body image, self-injury, personality disorders, and skills training for parents
Amanda Durgin, LPC-Associate
Amanda Durgin is a licensed professional counseling associate supervised by Tammy Corrales, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Amanda completed her undergraduate in psychology and master’s in counseling at Lubbock Christian University with a heavy emphasis on childhood.
Amanda has worked with children aged 18 months to young adult. She completed internships with early childhood education, school counselors, Buckner Children's Home, and working with foster children at Texas Boys Ranch in Lubbock. She has worked with issues of attachment, separation, anxiety, depression, reunification, adoption and permanency, life skills, and trauma.
Amanda’s goal is to create a safe space where children can process and communicate their feelings more fully, learn coping skills, and improve attachment within their families. Amanda has training and experience in play therapy, sand tray, bibliotherapy, and trauma-focused therapy. Amanda believes that the behavior children show is their communication of needs which can be met by further attachment to those they care about. Given the right help, she believes everyone can heal.
Christina Sanner, Ph.D.
Dr. Sanner is a Licensed Psychologist. She received her Master’s in Psychology with a concentration in Counseling at The State of New York at New Paltz, and her Ph.D. from The University of South Dakota.
Dr. Sanner has worked with people all ages, including individuals, couples and families. Throughout her training, she has learned to approach emotional and behavioral issues in a number of different ways, including examining thought processes, family systems, interpersonal functioning, and the impact of one’s current and past environment. She has helped children, adolescents and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and trauma.
Prior to joining Turning Point, Dr. Sanner has worked in a variety of settings, including student counseling centers, outpatient mental health, inpatient hospitals, and residential treatment centers. She has also taught in college and university.
Ryan Martin, LPC-Associate
Ryan Martin is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate supervised by Wendy Salazar, PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with an Addictions Concentration from Southern New Hampshire University. Ryan then earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from SNHU.
Ryan has been involved with the mental health field since 2015. He has worked in a variety of settings including in-patient hospital, community based, residential crisis, outpatient clinics, and substance use.
Ryan is interested in offering a safe place for people of all ages to develop understanding of themselves with a focus on the present moment and healing. He specializes in working with individuals, families, depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, and crisis. Ryan has received training in Play, Recreation, and Sand Tray therapies. He brings a variety of approaches and flexibility to sessions with a goal of fostering wellness, health thinking, improvement of relationships, and hope.
A short term method designed to strengthen conflict resolution skills between parents as the family is reorganized.
An organization designed to increase awareness of parental alienation.
An organization to support those who have lost a child