Off-Site LPC Associates

Along with our on-site LPC Associates, Dr. Carlson also supervises these great additions to the Mighty Oaks team!

Tamysn Morison, MS, LPC Associate, NCC

Supervised by Dr. Sarah E. Carlson, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT 200, YACEP


Tamsyn Morison, M.S., LPC Associate, NCC has always had a passion for working with children. Starting with her first job as a little league coach and referee, Tamsyn has always worked with children. Some of her other jobs include, working in a daycare, a Pine Cove camp counselor,  and working with children with autism as a Registered Behavior Clinician in both a clinic and home setting. Tamsyn always knew she wanted to work with children and is so thankful her dream became a reality as she currently works as a play therapist.

Tamsyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas A&M (Whoop!), majoring in Psychology Honors and minoring in Business Administration. She then attended University of North Texas where she graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Play Therapy, at the top-ranked play therapy program in the world. During her program at University of North Texas, Tamsyn worked as an intern counselor at

Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFOF), providing counseling services to children and adolescents who were affected by domestic violence. While at DCFOF, Tamsyn also had the opportunity to co-lead a CPS mandated group, providing psychoeducation on the effects of trauma and parenting techniques.


Tamsyn knew that she wanted to work with children who had experienced trauma and felt passionate that all children should have access to mental health care. However, children from low socio-economic backgrounds often do not have access to counseling.  Therefore, after graduating from UNT, Tamsyn hoped to find a job where she could help close the gap by offering play therapy and empowering parents to become therapeutic change agents in their children’s lives. Tamsyn accepted a job at Vogel Alcove, an early childhood program for homeless children and their families. Tamsyn is the child therapist at Vogel and has set up a

playroom and activity room for her clients to use. Tamsyn has also implemented a socioemotional curriculum in the classrooms. Tamsyn is currently seeing clients aged 3 to 13.

Due to COVID limitations, it has been hard to set up groups, however Tamsyn hopes to set up both parenting and middle school groups in Spring of 2021.


Tamsyn lives in Dallas and is under the supervision of Dr. Carlson. In her free time, Tamsyn enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, exploring her neighborhood, watching reality TV, and playing Pickleball.


Tamsyn spends her time working with children and families at the Vogel Alcove, a childcare center and Head Start school for homeless children and youth . To read more about this wonderful organization, please click here.

Emily Vaught, MS, LPC Associate

Supervised by Dr. Sarah E. Carlson, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT 200, YACEP


Emily is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Emily received her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Western Carolina University in Asheville, North Carolina. While Emily has over eight years of experience working with individuals across the developmental lifespan, she is passionate about working with children, adolescents, and their families.

Throughout her collegiate career, Emily has had the opportunity to work with children and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings. It was during this time that Emily discovered her passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Emily has extensive experience working with children and adolescents struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, suicidal ideation, peer relationships, family dynamics, and ADHD. Emily also enjoys working with individual adult clients and families as they walk though the different hardships that they may be facing. Emily believes that each individual has his or her own, unique story to tell. Due to this, she feels that an individual cannot be defined by his or her present circumstances, but should instead take into consideration the different pieces of his or her story as a whole. Emily is grateful to be in a position that allows her to listen to her clients’ stories, walk alongside children and families as they encounter various struggles, and develop new ways to combat and heal from the hardships that they have endured.

Emily spends her time working with children and families at Kaleidoscope Behavioral Health. To learn more about this private practice, click here