Melanie (JaeHee) Chung-Sherman, LCSW-S (she/her)
Melanie (JaeHee) Chung-Sherman, LCSW-S, PLLC (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker and TSBSWE-Board approved clinical supervisor through the State of Texas. She also holds a clinical social work license in Oklahoma and Louisiana. She is a Certified Theraplay® Practitioner and EMDR trained clinician. JaeHee is the founder and director of a private practice in North Dallas where she specializes in working with predominantly QTBIPOC-identified clients and transracial adult adopted individuals. She was a Clinical Manager for a nationwide eating disorder clinic in the south-central region--and will soon be joining UT Southwestern’s Paul Bass Psychiatry Clinic as a psychotherapist. She was the Regional 3 Representative for the NASW-Texas State Board of Directors from 2019 to 2022. She has worked in the field of child welfare, mental health, university counseling, medical social work, and as an adjunct professor of Social Work. She is a DSW/doctoral clinical social work student at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (Roll Tide!). Her passion includes education and elevating the voices of marginalized and oppressed groups, particularly adopted folx & women/femme of color, to combat mental health stigma, address power-based violence, and combat structural oppression.
Katy Perkins, LCSW-S (she/her)
Katy Perkins, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and TSBSWE-Board approved clinical supervisor in the state of Texas. In private practice, she provides therapy, professional training, case consultation and policy analysis, and is licensed in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. Katy specializes in family separation, post-adoption, sexual and domestic violence recovery, cultural competence, and childhood trauma. Her practice is a teaching clinic, with most services provided by clinical interns being trained to specialize in family separation trauma and cultural competence. She is a founding board member of STAR (Support TX Adoptee Rights), a member of the TX Association Against Sexual Assault, the TX Council for Family Violence, the National Association of Social Workers, and Adoption Knowledge Affiliates. Katy was selected as the 2014 Black Trans Men Inc. Ally of the Year, nominated for Altrusa Richardson 2018 Healthcare Professional of the year, and selected as the NASW-North Central Texas Dallas Area 2018 Social Worker of the Year.
Her experience includes community, state, and national level advocacy as a leader and volunteer. Katy is committed to bridging social justice movements and advocating for marginalized populations.