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Clinical Team


Years in Practice: 30+ Years

School: Texas Woman's University

Year Graduated: 1996

License No. and State: 25826 Texas

Christina Della Nebbia

CEO, Psychologist, PhD, BCBA

I am passionate about helping clients and have been doing so for over 30 years. I welcome the opportunity to be of assistance in addressing a variety of mental health issues such as ADHD, OCD, Autism Spectrum, anxiety, depression, and other issues. I treat trauma and other women's issues. I offer all types of counseling, play therapy and psychological and neuropsychological testing for all ages. You are not alone, and I will walk this journey to health by your side. Please call to make an appointment with us so we can get you or your child on the road to wellness! My motto is to help all individuals treat reach their full potential and live happy, healthy and productive lives!

I am a licensed psychologist, licensed specialist in school psychology and a board certified behavior analyst. I provide individual, family and group therapy for adults, children and adolescents as well as psychological and neuro-psychological testing. I offer applied behavior analysis services (ABA) along with a team of professionals.

I work closely with many physicians in the area in order to coordinate care. I provide in person and telehealth sessions. ABA can be provided in my clinic or your home


ADHD, Developmental Disorders, Behavioral Issues, Autism, Anxiety/Depression, Prenatal, Postpartum, Spirituality, Trauma, PTSD and more. 


Years in Practice: 12+ Years

School: Texas Woman's University

Year Graduated: 2020 

Christopher Carter

Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology

Dr. Carter completed his doctoral degree in School Psychology at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in 2020 with a specialization in clinical neuropsychology. Prior to his doctoral training he had completed his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology and his Specialist in School Psychology (SSP) degree from Abilene Christian University (ACU).

Dr. Carter has had extensive training and supervised clinical experience working with individuals across the lifespan who have brain injuries and neurodevelopmental disorders with his patients ranging from toddlers to older adults. Dr. Carter has over 12 years of experience and training working with clinical populations in public schools, residential settings, private practices, hospital settings, non-profit centers, and community mental health centers.

During his doctoral-level training, Dr. Carter has provided school-based supervised psychological services at the Milton Hershey School, the largest residential school in the United States, where he became familiar and trained in crisis intervention, suicide risk assessment, and homicidal risk assessment. Dr. Carter has also worked with victims and perpetrators of domestic and intimate partner violence in individual and group therapeutic settings at Denton County Friends of the Family (DCFoF). Dr. Carter also provided ABA services at public schools and also at ABA centers such as the Behavior Exchange and Real Hope Real Help.

In his spare time Dr. Carter like to play video games, host game nights with friends and family, cook BBQ, write short stories, read fiction and non-fiction books, travel abroad, and is an avid movie buff. 

Jason Smith


Jason Smith is a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) practicing under the supervision of Dr. Christina Della Nebbia. He has worked in the mental health field for more than five years and has provided a variety of services to his local Denton County community as well as communities in rural East Texas. Jason graduated from Texas A&M University – Commerce (TAMUC) in 2018 with a Master’s of Science in Applied Clinical Psychology and began his career during his graduate studies providing assessment and diagnosis at the TAMUC Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic.


After graduation, Jason moved back to Denton County and served as a residential counselor at a psychosocial rehabilitation facility for three years where he helped rehabilitate individuals experiencing mental health crises. Afterwards, he served as a house manager playing a vital role in the development of the programmatic structure of a safe house providing mental health services and more to young men who have survived sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Jason has a wealth of experience treating and testing individuals with PTSD, bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.

“I am proud and excited to be working with this fantastic team of professionals here at Real Hope Real Help! My aspiration is to use my expertise to give back to my community and help folks in need get back to living happy and healthy lives.”

Cintia Martinez


Cintia Martinez is a Licensed Psychological Associate. She is currently under the supervision of Dr. Christina Della Nebbia. She graduated from the Texas A&M University-Commerce in May 2022. During her graduate career, she was trained in conducting assessments and providing therapeutic interventions, specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She completed her graduate internship at Terrel State Hospital, providing short-term mental health services for adolescents and adults with severe mood disorders as well as leading psychotherapy groups.

Prior to her role as an LPA, Cintia worked with individuals on the Autism spectrum as a Registered Behavior Technician for four years. As an RBT, she led social skills groups, provided one-on-one therapy, and provided parent training.

Currently, she is specializing in treating anxiety, depression, and behavior regulation for children, adolescents, and young adults. 

Dakota Lopez


Dakota Lopez is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPC-A) and supervised by Steve Tryling, LPC-S. He has worked in the mental health field for two years and has provided services in the Denton County area. Dakota graduated from the University of North Texas with a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling.

Dakota has been a Denton County resident since 2014 and has a served as a residential counselor at a psychosocial rehabilitation facility for a year and half, where he provided psychoeducation and helped rehabilitate individuals experiencing mental health crises. Shortly after, Dakota transitioned to a new position within the same organization, where he is currently serving as an LPC-A to provide skills training and individual therapy to adolescents, and adults.

Dakota treats individuals with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, and crisis. 


In his free time, Dakota enjoys going on walks with his spouse and dog, playing videogames and D&D, trying out new recipes to cook and bake, reading books, and hiking.

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