Fort Worth Area
Psychological Association

Executive Committee 2019


Elle Lockart, Ph.D.

Dr. Elle Lockart is a Medical Psychologist in private practice and consultant to Clarity Neuropsychology and Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation in Fort Worth.

  program, with an emphasis in chronic diseases. She completed her internship and post-doctoral training in Provo, UT and with the Bureau of Prisons. She has been licensed in Texas since 1998.


Susan Franks, Ph.D.

Susan Franks, PhD, ABPP is a board certified Clinical Health Psychologist and tenured Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of North Texas Health Science Center and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, where she is currently in her 26th year.  She received her PhD in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine in 1992 from UNT- Denton, and completed her internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston with a specific emphasis on behavioral management of health and disease.

At TCOM, she is the primary developer of the Humanistic Curriculum, the Course Director of Clinical Communication Skills for first year medical students, the Co-Course Director of Medical Practice/Clinical Integration for second year medical students, and the Co-Director of Emotional Intelligence Development and Training for UNTHSC programs. She is involved in the TCOM Clerkship rotations where she works toward the integration of behavioral medicine in medical practice. She has numerous publications and presentations in the area of obesity and appetite regulation, and recently has begun investigating emotional intelligence in medical students.


Renee Lexow, Psy.D

Dr. Renee Lexow is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Director of Bella Living Psychological Services in Fort Worth.  She treats children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of psychological issues including behaviorally disordered, high-risk and resistant clients.  She started her private practice in early 2018. 

Dr. Lexow earned her Psy.D. from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology's Clinical Forensic Program in Chicago, with emphasis in Law Enforcement, Child and Adolescent and Adult Offenders.  She completed her internship at a community mental health center in Joliet, IL in the Adult Crisis Program.  She completed her post-doctoral training in Winfield, IL at a private practice that also contracted with the Illinois Department of Child and Family Service to conduct in-home therapy with court-involved families. She has been licensed in Texas since 2017.


Kathleen Cantrell, Ph.D.

Dr. Kathleen Cantrell opened her own private practice in June 2018 (Enduring Hope Psychological Services) where she works with children (age 6+), adolescents, and adults. She left her full-time position as a Licensed Psychologist at Cook Children's Medical Center in February 2019.  Her primary role at Cook was psychological testing and therapy with children and adolescents.

Dr. Cantrell earned her Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Stetson University in Florida.  She immediately pursued her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky.  After taking six years to work as a Career Counselor/Trainer, she returned to school at the University of Denver to complete her doctorate in Counseling Psychology.  At that time, her focus was Industrial/Organizational Psychology.  When her first son was born with significant disabilities, life took a dramatic shift.  Following her Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Texas Woman's University Counseling Center, she took time off to work with her son.  With the focus of wanting to help others, she became involved with The Arc of Greater Tarrant County as a parent leader of the Our Special Children parent group.  She was then voted onto the Board of Directors, and in 2004, became the Executive Director of the Arc.  She remained in that position until she left to complete her dissertation which was completely revamped to focus on Mothers of Children with Intellectual Disabilities.  Following her graduation in 2007, she became a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Cook Children's Medical Center.  This position evolved into a full-time Licensed Psychologist position.  She worked with Cook for over 11 years.


She specializes in treating chronic medical and neurological conditions.  Previously, she worked at BSW All Saints Medical Center where she consulted to the cardiopulmonary rehabilitation group, transplant clinics, and oncology teams, including the Adolescent Young Adult Cancer Unit, a community wide coalition dedicated to this unique population.

Dr. Lockart earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas' Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology

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