Steve Ball was awarded the PhD degree in psychology by Texas Tech University, and he was licensed as a Texas psychologist early in 1973, offering clinical services to the public since then. He has directed and supervised developing clinicians in the Community Psychology Clinic at Texas A&M University – Commerce since the mid 90’s. He is currently in private practice in Commerce, Texas, specializing in the psychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults of all ages, as well as psychotherapy with adults and older adolescents.


Linda Hawkins Ball received her EdD degree in 1984 from East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University – Commerce). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor, and a Board-Approved Supervisor in both disciplines. She is also a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. She has extensive experience in a variety of mental health settings, from inpatient acute psychiatric care to residential care, working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing psychiatric and addiction concerns. She has served as board member at large for the Texas Counseling Association. Her interests include outcome clinical research and its relationship to supervision of developing professionals, as well as the relationship among ethical conduct, moral development, and spirituality. In her practice, Linda works with people of all ages, including young children, and in all combinations: individuals, couples, families, and groups.