The Charis Behavioral Health Team

Your Allies in Healing

Over the course of their individual careers, each member of the Charis team has spent years serving children and families. This team believes they were serendipitously brought together because of their passion for healing and helping children across Dallas-Fort Worth. They are master’s level clinicians, executives, and people who care deeply about children. They are proud of the work they do and the work family they have become.

Tae Lee, MD

Medical Director

Barry has been very happily married to his wife, Katrina, for 33 years. They have 3 children, one Baylor Bear and 2 Aggies (but, sadly, no Longhorns!).

Charis Behavioral Health wasn’t something Barry ever planned on, but felt called to do. At this time in Barry’s life, he felt strongly about continuing to help children and specifically those impacted by mental health struggles. Barry was introduced to Angel and Kyle by his sister Cherilyn, and they all have been like family ever since. Barry plans to have a profound and measurable impact on the mental health and well being of our youth.

If you come by and meet Barry, expect to hear a dad joke or a proverb that is just right for the day or situation. Charis is thrilled to be under his leadership and proud to carry out his vision.

Matt Hooten, LPC-S

Executive Director

Cherilyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Education in Counseling at the University of North Texas.

Cherilyn has worked in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings. She has a passion for helping teens, adults, and families develop new ways of managing day to day life and mental health concerns, as well as increasing communication within families. She specializes in working with teens struggling with a variety of issues from everyday life stressors and transitions, to depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, and suicidal ideation.

She utilizes several modalities in her treatment approach, incorporating CBT, DBT, sand tray therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. She works collaboratively with patients, working together as a team with the goal of helping patients to gain new ways of coping and thinking.

Ola Iranloye, RN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Kathy Edwards, RN, PMH-BC


Jana MacKay, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Elizabeth Kailey, LPC-A

Family Program Therapist & Marketing Outreach Specialist

Allison Schumacher, LMSW

Program Therapist

Ramiro Reta

Therapeutic Assistant

Laken Pak

Education Coordinator

Chris Covington, LPC-S

Equine Therapist

Carolyn Taluja

Yoga Instructor

Britney Nobles

Front Office Coordinator

Tanner Stephen

Marketing Coordinator

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