Evelyn Locklin, MA, LPC

Board Member

Director, Emergency Services and Residential Programs

The Harris Center

Evelyn Urdiales Locklin is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Houston—Clear Lake. Evelyn has over 20 years of experience in community mental health working providing care to those in crisis with experiences of complex trauma and critical incidents. Her scholarly interests include organizational leadership, clinical supervision, and trauma-informed, resilience-oriented care.

Evelyn currently serves as the Director of Emergency Services and Residential Programs for The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. She is responsible for the emergency programs at the Neuropsychiatric Center; including the Psychiatric Emergency Service and Crisis Stabilization Unit, two Crisis Residential Units, PEERs for Hope House, Jail Diversion, Jail Re-Entry, Hospital to Home, State Hospital Step Down, Outpatient Competency Restoration, Detox SUD Recovery Services, and a 24-unit Single Room Occupancy named Independent Living.

Evelyn is the Trauma Informed Care Implementation Team Lead for The Harris Center, the Zero-Suicide Transition Subcommittee Co-Chair, and has most recently organized a Resilience in Stressful Events program “We RISE” to provide peer support and care for the caregivers of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD. Evelyn is a member of the Texas Council’s Crisis Special Interest Group focused on innovation and sharing information across the state to assist in Psychiatric Crisis Programs. Evelyn has provided Technical Assistance through SAMHSA’s GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation. She is currently pursuing a Medical-Legal Partnership to benefit the consumers of The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD.