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About Dean Aslinia

Dr. Dean Aslinia is a Licensed Mental Health Expert and University Professor. He holds a license as a Professional Counselor-Supervisor and a National Certified Counselor in the State of Texas. Dr. Dean’s educational background includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston, and a second master’s and doctoral degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Over the past decade, Dr. Dean has been engaged in professional trainings, clinical mental health practice, graduate higher education teaching, research, writing, and advocacy for greater mental health access for all Americans. In 2011 he co-found and created New Horizons Center for Healing in north Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan area. The clinic over a five-year span grew and became the most comprehensive mental health clinic in the State of Texas. Housing more than 30 licensed mental health professionals, ranging from adult, child, and addiction psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and chemical dependency counselors, AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors, and Therapists) certified sex therapists, play therapists, and eating disorder specialists. His peers in the profession consider Dr. Dean a leader, as he is the Past-President of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, a member of the Texas Counseling Association’s Governance Council, and currently serves on the Texas Counseling Association’s Executive Board. He was also appointed by the Collin County (North DFW) Commissioner’s Court to serve on the Collin County Local Behavioral Health Authority (MHMR) Life Path System’s Board of Trustees. He has also on several occasions, testified in front of the Texas House and Senate Health and Human Services Committees as well as the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for advocacy of mental health related bills. Dr. Dean’s passion, strong leadership, and desire to create a greater social interest with his work has led him to creating Ulead Ulearn Professional Training Company, to provide companies, universities, schools, and organizations with a better understanding of the impact of behavioral and emotional health in their environment. Furthermore, helping companies achieve their goals by fully understanding their work-force, and addressing their concerns. Dr. Dean is an engaging, fun, inspirational, and high energy speaker with expertise in business and leadership development, relational health and communication, team building and trust, mental health legal and ethical compliance, emotional intelligence, workplace environment, and anger and conflict resolution. Dr. Dean has researched and taught on topics that hold individuals, employees, and executives from producing at their ultimate capacity. He in a concise, clear, and highly motivational delivery method communicates and delivers his message to his audience and calls for them to begin to take action on their lives. Media & Press Requests Please Email: [email protected]

Fine Line between Helping and Enabling

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Helping a loved one struggling with a mental health illness or addiction can be a difficult challenge. Oftentimes, there is a huge rate of comorbidity (simultaneous presence of two conditions or diseases) when it comes to different types of addictions and mental health struggles. Similarly, the fine line of helping [...]

By | 2018-10-11T21:12:00+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

As A Sex Therapist, I Weep Today

By Dr. Dean Aslinia As a mental health professional and a sex therapist, I have spent hundreds of hours hearing the stories of sexual abuse victims. I have spent every ounce of my emotional, psychological, and physical energy to remain strong and support, counsel, and empower these individuals. Each time hoping that my efforts [...]

By | 2018-09-30T17:51:05+00:00 September 30th, 2018|Public Mental Health, Sexual Health|0 Comments

University Counseling Chair Shares Advice for Suicide Prevention Month

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Originally Published for the University of Phoenix (PhoenixView) Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. and September is designated as Suicide Prevention Month. It is important to know that suicide is seldom an isolated incident. It is often associated with years of pain, pressure, anxiety, unhappiness, [...]

By | 2018-09-08T17:11:10+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

Anthony Bourdain – A life Celebrated – Suicide Awareness Month (September)

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Over the past decade, as a mental health professional, I have sat through hours of excruciatingly painful counseling sessions with many. Some hopeless, beaten, ashamed, tired of life, and contemplating suicide. Others heartbroken, devastated, and shocked by the abrupt death of their loved ones through suicide. Trying to make sense [...]

By | 2018-09-08T16:59:09+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

What the U.S. does better than Europe to prevent home-grown terrorism, and what I should tell my children about the dangerous world we all live in.

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Watching the news these days, it is filled with grim realities of the uncertain and dangerous world we live in. As a psychotherapist and professor of counseling, I am often faced with questions from parents of “what do I tell my children?” “How do I keep them away from danger [...]

By | 2018-04-07T05:35:16+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Public Mental Health|0 Comments

The Power of Graduate School: A Professor’s Experience

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Tonight, (March 12, 2018) I experienced something I don’t think I had ever experienced at this level and with this emotional intensity. Teaching my Advanced Clinical Counseling Skills class, my students requested that I do a demonstration of an individual counseling session, as I would do in my private practice. [...]

By | 2018-04-07T05:33:40+00:00 April 2nd, 2018|Graduate School, Public Mental Health|0 Comments

Keeping the Ring? Life after Infidelity

By: Dr. Dean Aslinia Infidelity. A word that seems so terrifying to so many. It sparks so many negative and panic feelings that most individuals don’t even want to think of the possibility of it happening in their relationship, much less actually having a plan for it when it does. I say, “when” it [...]

By | 2018-02-04T04:47:51+00:00 February 4th, 2018|Marriage & Family|0 Comments

Justice Served 40-175 Years in Prison, So Little, So Late

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Yesterday we all saw and heard the reactions as the defamed child abuser of more than 150 young girls, a former medical doctor, Larry Nassar received his prison sentence of 40-175 years. As a mental health professional I was infuriated with several things: The letter and comments that Dr. Nassar [...]

By | 2018-03-30T23:22:20+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Public Mental Health, Sexual Health|0 Comments

Does Sexual Addiction Exist? or is it Out of Control Sexual Behavior? What’s the Difference? 

By Dr. Dean Aslinia Over the past decade much controversy has been created over the notion of "sexual addiction".  Some believe this label is a true mental health disorder, and in fact qualifies as a "brain disease" that one cannot cure.  To these believers the only option you have left after you've been "diagnosed" [...]

By | 2018-03-30T23:23:04+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Sexual Health|0 Comments