Jaqui R. Otto, Ph.D.
Dr. Otto is a Licensed Psychologist and owner of The Oak Inside. She launched The Oak Inside in 2016 with the express purpose of providing accessible, thorough, high quality evaluation and evidence-based counseling services to the North Texas area.
She has her Bachelors Degree from Texas A&M University and her Masters and Ph.D from The University of Utah in Educational Psychology with emphasis in neuropsychological evaluation and behavioral intervention. She completed her Clinical Internship at Father Flanagan’s Boystown in Omaha, Nebraska. Dissertation research was on behavioral social skills instruction and parent training
She is a Licensed Psychologist in the state of Texas and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and has 19 years of experience in private practice and public/private school settings. Dr. Otto specializes in psychological, neuropsychological, and educational evaluations for children and adolescents. She works from a strengths-based perspective helping families understand the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional factors that impact daily functioning and believes that from this understanding families can learn how to celebrate and encourage their child’s strengths while using those strengths to build up and accommodate areas of challenge. Dr. Otto provides therapy to children and adolescents with a focus on problem-solving and skills building for daily life. She has a special interest in helping children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders improve their social competence through evidence-based social skills instruction.
Kate Stark, Ph.D.
Dr. Kate Stark is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with a background in providing assessment and therapy for a variety of complex developmental, academic, and psychological concerns. Dr. Stark earned her Bachelor’s from Texas A&M University and a master’s and PhD in Educational Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. She completed her predoctoral internship at Lewisville Independent School District, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the Neuropsychiatric Special Care program. She has specialized training in dual diagnoses, particularly in working with individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities (ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability) who have comorbid psychiatric concerns with mood, anxiety, or trauma history. She has experience in a variety of settings, including schools, community mental health, outpatient clinics, and hospitals. She provides individual and family therapy using a variety of evidence-based therapy modalities and focuses on a compassionate, solution-oriented, and strengths-based approach.
Leonard “Coach” Shelby, LPC
Len is a Licensed Professional Counselor, serving adults, children, and teens. Len provides counseling for adults and teens who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and the inability to control their anger and the myriad of relationship issues we all encounter at some point in our living this “daily” life. Coach works with men of all ages helping them navigate major life transitions, setbacks, and issues that challenge every man in each stage of life. He works with couples using a solution-focused approach while honoring the pain and struggle we all experience in our marriages. Len is a trained Symbis Premarital Counselor and collaborates with churches who desire a faith-based approach to marital and premarital counseling.
Len received his bachelor’s degree from Rice University where he was a four-year letterman and All-Conference and All-American catcher. He received his masters from Lubbock Christian University in school counseling and completed his internship hours through Harding University. He worked with Ascent, a mental health agency in Memphis, TN while completing his clinical hours of supervision for LPC licensure. Len has received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), both evidenced based approaches for working with complex trauma.
Coach spent twenty-five years as a Texas High School football and baseball coach before deciding to pursue a second half career as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Because of Len’s background as a player and coach, he has experience working with student-athletes who are struggling with performance anxiety and other mental health issues that athletes are struggling within our performance-based culture today.
- Men (Ages 18 – 65+)
- Families (Solution Focused Approach)
Delorean Purgason – Office Administrator
Delorean joined The Oak Inside in 2021 as the office administrator. Prior to The Oak Inside, she was the practice administrator and medical biller for a family practice clinic for 7 years. During her tenure at the clinic, she helped the company grow from two providers up to 8 and one location to two. She is excited to be a part of The Oak Inside team and looks forward to collaborating with the providers to help the families in our community. Her goal as the office administrator is to ensure client satisfaction.
She received an Associate of Arts and is continuing her education in Practice Administration.
Outside of the office, Delorean can be found traveling with her family, watching movies with her husband or playing with her dachshund, Willow and her kitty, Smokey.