The Charis Behavioral Health Team

Your Allies in Healing

Over the course of their individual careers, each member of this team has spent years serving children and families. This team believes they were serendipitously brought together because of their passion for healing and helping children. They are master’s level clinicians, executives, and people who care deeply about children. They are proud of the work they do and the work family they have become.
Barry Levinson - CEO - Charis Behavioral Health

Barry Levinson

CEO

Barry has been very happily married to his wife, Katrina, for 33 years. They have 3 children, one Baylor Bear and 2 Aggies (but, sadly, no Longhorns!).

Barry has a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UT Austin and he has been an entrepreneur since 1986. He started his first company, XL International, Inc., upon graduation from UT. His consulting client list included large petrochemical companies like Texaco, Arco, Union Carbide, Amoco, Alcoa, AEP and others. From 1998 to 2001, he consulted with Mental Health Network (MHNET), a carve out mental health provider for health plans.

In 2002, he had the great pleasure of starting a small clinic in Austin for disadvantaged kids on Medicaid. By 2014 when he sold to his partner, they had developed 21 clinics seeing over 175,000 patient visits for pediatric medical, pediatric dental, orthodontics, physical, occupational, speech therapy and mental health. They were very proud to be named one of the highest quality large Medicaid practices in Texas by the largest Medicaid insurance company in the country. 

In late 2014, Barry was invited to join Tyler Technologies, the largest software company in the world focused on the public sector. Barry is fluent in Spanish and speaks passable Portuguese and was named Vice President, Latin America, for the Courts and Justice Division, Barry was honored to spend the next two and a half years working with Supreme Court justices and high-level justice officials all over the region. During that time he became a catalyst at Tyler to build a pro-bono software tool in what is now used by governments around the world to help them count, track and ultimately find forever homes for the millions of children who live in institutions. Tyler partners with Both Ends Believing to carry out this important mission.

In 2018, Barry became President and CEO of Accelerated Fleet Services, a leading provider of mechanical services to large regional and national trucking fleets.

Charis Behavioral Health wasn’t something Barry ever planned on, but felt called to do. At this time in Barry’s life, he felt strongly about continuing to help children and specifically those impacted by mental health struggles. Barry was introduced to Angel and Kyle by his sister Cherilyn, and they all have been like family ever since. Barry plans to have a profound and measurable impact on the mental health and well being of our youth, just like he had on patients at Carousel.

If you come by and meet Barry, expect to hear a dad joke or a proverb that is just right for the day or situation. Charis is thrilled to be under his leadership and proud to carry out his vision.

Angel Logan - Executive Director - Charis Behavioral Health

Angel Logan, LPC​

Executive Director

Angel is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the State of Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University.

As a double major, she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and Psychology in 2008. Following graduation, she and her husband moved to Texas to be closer to her family. She immediately began pursuing a career focused on helping children and families achieve mental and emotional well-being. This began with her employment at Catholic Charities as a Child Care Specialist. After several years in this role, Angel wanted to play a larger role in serving this specific population so she joined the Texas Department of Child and Family Services. In her role as a Child Protective Services Investigator, she investigated allegations of abuse and neglect and provided social work services for children and families. 

Angel attended Tarleton State University where she earned a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology. It was around this time that she also began employment as a community liaison for a child and adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program. Her gifts didn’t go unnoticed and Angel was offered an opportunity as Assistant Clinic Director at a psychiatric office that provided psychiatric and substance use services to children, adults, and seniors.  She worked in a business development role as a Territory Manager for an addiction treatment center providing support for families and professionals as a liaison for the facility. Angel has also worked as a therapist in the intake department of a behavioral health hospital where she offered assessments for children in need of behavioral health services. 

Angel is thrilled to put into practice the culmination of her career experience as the Executive Director of Charis Behavioral Health. Many times Angel has said serving kids is what she was born to do. If you come by, you may find her with her shoes off, sitting on the floor helping a child regulate, playing uno with the kids or just helping her staff. If you can’t find her, just give it a minute and listen for her big, infectious laugh.

Dr. Costello - Medical Director - Charis Behavioral Health

Louis E. Costello, M.D.

Medical Director

Bio coming soon!

Kyle Pillans - Director of Business Development - Charis Behavioral Health

Kyle Pillans

Director of Business Development

Kyle is a Texas native and the mother of 2 precious girls. She was raised and lives in the community that CBH will serve. Kyle describes herself as a professional helper…

and her 15 years in the behavioral health services community supports this title. 

Kyle graduated from the University of North Texas in 2004 with a Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitation Studies. At UNT, she learned to work with individuals who experience physical, mental, emotional difficulties and disabilities.

For 2 years following graduation, she worked in the admissions department, co-facilitated group therapy, and assisted with operations at an addiction treatment center for adults.

Over the next 12 years, Kyle continued to work in the addiction field as a Children’s Counselor with Hazelden Betty Ford Children’s Program where she worked with children impacted by a loved one’s addiction. Her work at Betty Ford not only included working with children and families, but also with school districts, behavioral health and addiction professionals, and government agencies to provide training, education and increased awareness regarding the impact of addiction on children, families, and communities. 

Kyle had the privilege of meeting Angel Logan and started a Partial Hospitalization Program with her.  Together they shaped programming and established the company’s mission, vision, and guiding principles.  Kyle believes that it takes a village and loves being part of the mental health community.  She feels it is more important now than ever to support one another as we all work together to serve our next generation. #kidsfirst

Cosalyn Young - Business Operations - Charis Behavioral Health

Cosalyn Young

Business Operations Manager

Cosalyn is the proud mom to a beautiful daughter, Cami. Cosalyn is currently pursuing her BSN in nursing as well as a degree in healthcare administration…

management with a focus on leadership from Capella University. She is the infrastructure that silently and brilliantly supports Charis Behavioral Health and we are so lucky to have her.

Cosalyn’s career in healthcare began in 2009. She was hired as a medical assistant at an Outpatient and Clinical Research Facility in Plano, Texas. It wasn’t long before she was promoted to Lead Medical Assistant, then Clinical Research Coordinator and finally the office management position.

During her time as an office manager, she was responsible for leading a team of three nurse practitioners, one psychiatrist, four medical assistants, and three licensed professional counselors.  

Her efforts didn’t go unnoticed and it wasn’t long before she was recruited by another psychiatric practice. There she led a team of 15 employees, including medical assistants, therapists, TMS technicians and nurse practitioners. Cosalyn worked to develop new policies and procedures that were successful in streamlining the billing and scheduling.  

After being approached by several therapists and nurse practitioners, Cosalyn decided to start her own billing company. Since starting her company, she has been able to assist in the start-up of two private practices owned by psych nurse practitioners, has collected over $300,000 for her billing clients, and has been successful in credentialing, two PHP/IOP facilities, four licensed therapists and three psychiatric nurse practitioners with major insurance companies. 

Angel Logan, her former Clinical Director, approached Cosalyn to assist her in the start-up of a PHP Program. Cosalyn is missional and makes every effort to run our business office putting kids first. She is a true team player and even though she is the business operations manager, you might find her consoling a parent, helping a child with a science project or quietly keeping the staff on track. She is a wonderful person and Charis is thrilled to have her.

Kelsi Blout - Lead Therapist - Charis Behavioral Health

Kelsi Blout, LMSW

Lead Therapist

Kelsi is a Licensed Master Social Worker and the lead program therapist at Charis Behavioral Health. She received a Bachelor of Social Work at Texas Tech…

University and a Master of Social Work at Texas Christian University. Kelsi is currently undergoing clinical supervision to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has extensive experience working with youth ages 7-18 and their families. Kelsi is devoted to working with kids and teens struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-harm, school related issues, and dysregulated behaviors.

Kelsi specializes in using a variety of treatment approaches including Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. Kelsi is passionate about youth thriving and families flourishing. With her systems-based approach Kelsi believes that hope heals, and family plays a significant part in the healing process.

Cassie Barerra - Therapist - Charis Behavioral Health

Cassie Barerra, LPC LCDC

charis@home Therapist

Bio coming soon!

Cherilyn Schutz - Clinical Team - Charis Behavioral Health

Cherilyn Schutze, LPC

Clinical Team

Cherilyn is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her Master of Education in Counseling at the University of North Texas.

Cherilyn has worked in both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings. She has a passion for helping teens, adults, and families develop new ways of managing day to day life and mental health concerns, as well as increasing communication within families. She specializes in working with teens struggling with a variety of issues from everyday life stressors and transitions, to depression, anxiety, emotion dysregulation, and suicidal ideation.

She utilizes several modalities in her treatment approach, incorporating CBT, DBT, sand tray therapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapy. She works collaboratively with patients, working together as a team with the goal of helping patients to gain new ways of coping and thinking.

Jana MacKay, PsyD

Psychologist

Bio coming soon!

Chris Covington, LPC-S

Equine Connected Therapy

Bio coming soon!

Robin Donato

Yoga Therapist

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