Therapeutic Services

Dr. John B Hertenberger  “Dr H” - Therapeutic Services

John B. Hertenberger, PhD. (aka: Dr. H) is a licensed psychologist and licensed sex offender treatment provider with over 30 years experience in the mental health field. Since 2004, he has been Clinical Director at Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center (RRJJC).

Dr. H’s duties include overseeing and supervising the individual, group, and family psycho therapy for RRJJC residents. Along with Dr. Fred Dooley, he runs the Central Texas Internship in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, which employs four doctoral-level interns every year.

It is Dr. Hertenberger’s and RRJJC’s goal to deliver the highest level of mental health care to RRJJC residents and be of maximum service to the county probation departments in the state of Texas.

Dr. Alfred R., “Fred” Dooley - Therapeutic Services

Dr. Alfred R., “Fred” Dooley  is a graduate of Christoval, Texas High School, earned his B.A. at Rice University, then earned his M.A. in counseling psychology and Ed.D. in school psychology, both at Texas Tech, where he worked as a counselor and as a pre-doctoral psychology intern with Tech’s University Counseling Center. He spent most of the 1980’s as a staff psychologist for Southwestern University’s Counseling Services.

 Fred had a part-time private practice in Williamson Co. Texas for 27 years, specializing in family therapy,  typically involving  adolescents  and parenting issues,  and co-lead 2 weekly treatment groups for sex offenders starting in 1987.

Dr. Dooley is  licensed in Texas as a psychologist,  a marriage and family therapist,  and as a provider for the treatment of sex offenders. Dr. Dooley has  been a  member of the American Psychological Association since 1977 and a clinical  member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) since 1979.   Fred served as  president of the Austin Area Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Capitol Area Psychological Association (CAPA), and was named CAPA’s Psychologist of the Year in 1993 for community service.

Dr. Dooley is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and has been married to the same (patient!) woman since 1968. Fred and Linda have 2 adult daughters.


Krista Barney - Doctoral Intern

Krista Barney works as a Doctoral Intern. She holds Masters Degrees in Psychology (M.A.) and Clinical Psychology (M.A.). Krista is working on her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, CA.

She has had experience working with at risk adolescents in community and forensic settings.


Karen Harris  - Doctoral Intern 

Karen Harris an intern at Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center, from Argosy Professional School of Clinical Psychology. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Karen has worked with female, male, and adolescent offenders since 1993, and enjoys working with this particular population. At one time, Karen was a Court Appointed Special Agent (CASA) and enjoyed the opportunity to represent the best interest of the child.

She is an Air Force veteran who was deployed in Support of Desert Storm. Mrs. Harris was blessed with an opportunity to serve our country and strongly encourages others to do so.

Karen’s favorite quote:

“Pick A Day”

Author Karen Harris

“‘Pick A Day’ is what I tell my residents in relation to a specific day that they have decided is going to be the staring day to focus on and work diligently towards making those positive changes in their lives that is so desperately needed. This is not only for the adolescent population, but any person that needs to make positive changes.”

Avind Karwan  -  Doctoral Intern

Arvind Karwan is an intern therapist at Rockdale Regional Juvenile Justice Center.  He currently has an M.S. in Counseling Psychology, and is working toward a Ph.D. in this field. 

 Mr. Karwan has worked in multiple settings with teens and young adults with conduct problems, drug and alcohol issues, gang-related issues, sexual behavior problems, trauma histories, depression, anxiety, and learning disabilities.

Lisa Matthews - Doctoral Intern

Lisa Matthews is a student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology. She has previous experience working with both the adolescent and adult population through her practicum throughout graduate school.