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Our Mission

At the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health, our mission is to empower individuals to achieve mental well-being and lead fulfilling lives. Through evidence-based practices, compassionate care, and innovative solutions, we are dedicated to providing accessible and comprehensive behavioral health services that promote healing, growth, and resilience for individuals and communities alike.

Our Vision

Our vision at the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health is a world where the technology of behavioral science is universally understood, embraced, and nurtured. We envision the use of technology and measurement to promote access to world-class healthcare. By fostering a culture of empathy, collaboration, and continuous learning, we aim to lead the way in shaping the future of behavioral health care, driving positive change, and inspiring better lives for all.

Leadership Team

Dr. Angela Coreil

Angela Coreil, PhD, LP - Chief Executive Officer

Angela Coreil, PhD, LP, stands as a visionary leader in the realm of healthcare, particularly in the arena of behavioral health. With a formidable background in launching units for large hospital systems, and fortified by her completion of prestigious programs such as the NSF I-Corps Business Training and the SBA Goldman Sachs 10,000 Businesses Program, Dr. Coreil has propelled herself to the forefront of innovation and excellence. As the esteemed founder and CEO of the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health, she has been unwavering in her commitment to revolutionizing healthcare systems for the betterment of individuals and communities.

Dr. Angela Coreil

Gabriel Martinez - Chief Operations Officer

Gabriel Martinez is a distinguished professional renowned for his dynamic leadership and unwavering commitment to operational excellence in the realm of behavioral healthcare. As the esteemed Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise that has been finely honed through his past role as COO of Texas Behavioral Health. With a keen eye for process optimization, strategic planning, and transformative change, Martinez has consistently been a driving force behind the elevation of healthcare standards.

With a career spanning over two decades, Martinez has solidified his reputation as a transformative leader with a knack for cultivating efficient and effective operational strategies.

Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP

Dean McKay, PhD, ABPP - Chief Clinical Science Officer

Dr. Dean McKay, a distinguished authority in the field of behavioral health, stands as the Chief Clinical Science Officer at the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health. With a formidable academic background and an illustrious career, Dr. McKay has consistently exhibited an unwavering dedication to advancing clinical science and elevating the standards of patient care. His exceptional contributions have left an indelible mark on the organization and the broader landscape of behavioral health.

With a wealth of experience spanning decades, Dr. McKay has garnered recognition as a thought leader in clinical psychology. His research portfolio is prolific, encompassing a diverse array of topics including anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and the nuances of evidence-based treatment methodologies. His work has been instrumental in shaping the clinical landscape, providing clinicians with empirically validated insights that catalyze transformative patient outcomes.

Kelly Duckworth

Kelly Duckworth - Clinic Manager

Kelly Duckworth, a seasoned healthcare professional with a passion for operational efficiency and patient-centered care, serves as the Clinic Manager at the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health. With a background in healthcare administration and a track record of transformative leadership, Duckworth plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the center operates seamlessly and delivers exceptional services to patients.

As Clinic Manager, Duckworth wears many hats, seamlessly managing the complex web of administrative tasks that underpin the center’s operations. Her responsibilities encompass resource allocation, scheduling, staff management, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. With a meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering dedication to excellence, she ensures that the center functions as a well-oiled machine, allowing clinicians to focus on what matters most: providing top-tier patient care.

Clinical Team

Dr. Angela Coreil

Angela Coreil, PhD, LP - Clinical Director and Director of Clinical Training & Research

Angela Coreil, PhD, LP is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with over a decade of experience helping individuals overcome their anxiety and live more fulfilling lives. She has dedicated her career to researching and implementing evidence-based treatments for anxiety and has made significant contributions to the field. She is the Director of Research and Clinical Training and Clinical Director at Better Living Center for Behavioral Health.

As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Coreil provides a warm and supportive environment for her clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. She takes a personalized approach to treatment, tailoring her interventions to each individual’s specific needs and goals. Angela is skilled in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and she utilizes these approaches to help her clients manage their anxiety symptoms and improve their quality of life.

In addition to her clinical work, Angela is also committed to advancing the field of anxiety research. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, the role of mindfulness in anxiety treatment, and the impact of anxiety on daily functioning. Dr. Coreil also regularly presents her research at national and international conferences, where she shares her expertise with other professionals in the field.

Kelly Duckworth

Hiba Khan, LMSW, LCDC - Assistant Clinical Director & Behavior Therapist II

Hiba Khan, LMSW, LCDC, emerges as a rising force at the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health, where she serves as the Assistant Clinical Director and a proficient Behavior Therapist. With a distinctive blend of clinical mastery, a compassionate approach, and a commitment to inclusivity, Hiba is reshaping the landscape of behavioral health care through her unwavering dedication to patients and their well-being.

Hiba’s journey in the field of behavioral health is distinguished by her extensive experience in handling complex cases with a deft touch. Her adeptness in navigating intricate clinical scenarios has earned her a reputation as a go-to expert for intricate cases that demand a nuanced understanding of human behavior and psychology. Her innate ability to provide comprehensive support while utilizing evidence-based interventions sets her apart as an invaluable asset to both her colleagues and the individuals under her care.

One of Hiba’s standout attributes is her prowess in crisis management. In the face of challenging and urgent situations, she exhibits remarkable composure and a swift yet thoughtful approach. Her exceptional decision-making skills and her capacity to provide emotional support during times of distress have been pivotal in stabilizing critical situations and guiding individuals toward a path of healing.

Hiba’s toolkit of therapeutic approaches includes Exposure Therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Skills training. Her skillful implementation of these techniques showcases her versatility and commitment to providing tailored interventions that resonate with individual needs. Her expertise in utilizing Exposure Therapies demonstrates her willingness to confront fears head-on, allowing patients to overcome obstacles and move towards empowerment.

Beyond her clinical expertise, Hiba’s proficiency in multiple languages, including Urdu (Hindi), enhances her ability to create an inclusive environment that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers. Her dedication to ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their background, feel welcomed and understood fosters a sense of trust that is essential in therapeutic relationships.

As an advocate for diversity and inclusivity, Hiba takes pride in being BIPOC and LGBTQ+ allied. Her personal understanding of the importance of representation and cultural sensitivity informs her interactions, ensuring that every individual’s unique experiences are acknowledged and respected. Her commitment to creating safe spaces for marginalized groups is emblematic of her genuine desire to foster positive change in the behavioral health landscape.

Kelly Duckworth

Chaise Edwards, MA, LPA under the supervision of Angela Coreil, PhD, LP - Behavior Therapist I

Chaise Edwards stands as a remarkable figure within the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health, where she serves as a highly skilled Behavior Therapist. Known for her distinct blend of directness, warmth, and unparalleled expertise, Chaise is spearheading transformative change within the realm of behavioral health care.

Chaise’s journey is characterized by her exceptional proficiency in addressing intricate cases, particularly those involving complex trauma and OCD symptoms. Her remarkable ability to navigate the intricacies of these conditions stems from her extensive experience and unwavering commitment to providing individuals with the tools they need to heal. Her precision in assessment and intervention has earned her recognition as a go-to expert for cases that demand a nuanced understanding and a compassionate touch.

An attribute that sets Chaise apart is her warm yet direct approach to therapy. She is unafraid to delve into challenging conversations while maintaining an atmosphere of compassion and understanding. Her ability to strike a balance between direct guidance and genuine empathy creates a therapeutic environment in which patients feel heard, supported, and empowered to embark on their healing journey.

Chaise’s expertise extends to her skillful use of therapeutic modalities that address complex trauma and OCD symptoms. Her proficiency in deploying Exposure Therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Skills training underscores her commitment to tailored interventions. Her adeptness at guiding individuals through Exposure Therapies demonstrates her dedication to helping patients confront their fears and reclaim control over their lives.

Garrett Hadley

Garrett Hadley, BCBA, LBA - Behavior Therapist I

Garrett Hadley, BCBA, LBA, stands as a steadfast advocate for individuals grappling with OCD and anxiety-related disorders at the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health. With a wealth of expertise as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA), Garrett is a beacon of hope and transformation for those seeking liberation from the grip of these challenging conditions.

Garrett’s journey into the field of behavioral health is driven by a profound passion to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals burdened by OCD and anxiety. Armed with a BCBA and LBA designation, he wields evidence-based practices as potent tools to guide his clients towards freedom from the shackles of their conditions. His approach reflects a unique blend of clinical acumen and compassionate understanding, creating an environment that nurtures growth and empowerment.

Kelly Duckworth

Cooper Reed, BS - Behavior Therapist I & Practicum Student

Nicholas Cooper Reed brings a fresh perspective and unwavering dedication to the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health, where he serves as a dynamic Behavior Therapist and clinical intern. As a graduate student pursuing his studies at Midwestern State University, Cooper embodies a fervent commitment to learning, growth, and providing compassionate care to those in need.

Cooper’s journey into the field of behavioral health is marked by his unquenchable thirst for knowledge and his passion for making a positive impact on individuals’ lives. As a graduate student at Midwestern State University, he approaches his clinical intern role with a genuine enthusiasm to translate theory into practical, meaningful interventions that drive real change.

As a Behavior Therapist, Cooper draws upon the wealth of knowledge he has gained through his academic pursuits to deliver evidence-based interventions that resonate with the unique needs of each individual. His dedication to fostering an environment of trust and respect is evident in his interactions with patients, where he prioritizes their well-being and journey towards healing.

Kelly Duckworth

Sarah Rehmetullah - Behavior Specialist I

Sarah Rehmetullah embarks on a transformative journey as a Behavior Specialist during her gap year following the completion of her bachelor’s degree. Amid this pivotal juncture, she demonstrates an unwavering commitment to growth, learning, and paving the way for her future endeavors in behavioral health.

As a recent graduate, Sarah’s decision to immerse herself in the role of a Behavior Specialist reflects her dedication to harnessing her academic knowledge and translating it into meaningful, real-world impact. With a bachelor’s degree in hand and a heart brimming with ambition, she steps into the realm of behavioral health with a determination to enrich the lives of those she encounters.

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