Meet the Team

Soneakqua J. White, LPC

Soneakqua White, M.A.,LPC is co-founder of the Kelson Institute. She has been in the mental health field for the past fourteen years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Child Development and Family and Consumer Sciences from Baylor University in 1998. She completed a Master of Arts in Counseling from Amberton University in 2002. Her credential as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) was granted by the Texas State Board of Examiners in January 2006. She received the certification to supervise counseling interns in 2008.

Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD

Kelley Haynes-Mendez, PsyD is co-founder of the Kelson Institute. Dr. Haynes-Mendez has been a provider of psychological services and a professor of psychology for more than 15 years. Her specialties include the provision of culturally affirming psychotherapy as well as the teaching of psychology through a lens of diversity and inclusion. Her professional interests also include the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as global citizenship education. Dr. Haynes-Mendez completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She is currently licensed as a psychologist through the Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

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