DWC is located in Waxahachie, Texas, a community just south of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area. Our facility employs caring mental health professionals and administrative staff who are available and eager to answer your questions and address your concerns.
At DWC, our clinicians specialize in providing psychotherapeutic and assessment services to people who are in need of psychological support and assistance. Our areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:
If you think we may be able to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Katherine Donaldson
Katherine Donaldson, PsyD is a psychologist and the founding owner of Donaldson Wellness Center. She is an accomplished therapist and psychometrist who mentors and coaches other psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, pre-doctoral interns, and masters and bachelor psychology students. Dr. Donaldson developed Donaldson Wellness Center with the mission to provide comprehensive mental health care to individuals who experience psychological, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Donaldson Wellness Center is committed to maintaining the highest professional standards of care while ultimately recognizing the individual needs of each patient they serve. Practitioners at Donaldson Wellness Center strive to provide a therapeutic environment where patients can grow as individuals. This is accomplished through the development of a trusting relationship with a caring professional who can assist them in understanding themselves and learning how to cope with stress and obstacles in their lives.
Dr. Donaldson received a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She completed her doctoral internship at the North Texas Veteran’s Health Care System, Dallas, Texas. She received an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas. Dr. Donaldson has won numerous awards and distinctions such as Golden Key National Honor Society Chartering President and Outstanding Senior in Psychology Award (UTA). She is affiliated with The American Psychological Association, The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy, and The Dallas Psychological Association.
Dr. Donaldson is an expert in individual, family, couples, and group therapy. She offers group therapy for bereavement, cancer support, caregiver support, chronic pain, and mood disorders. Her experience with assessments is unparalleled in North Central Texas as she is capable of administering and supervising psychological testing to assess intelligence, achievement, learning disorders, personality, ADHD, developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum in children and adults, neuropsychological, dementia, law enforcement evaluations, and competency to stand trial full battery assessments. Dr. Donaldson has completed numerous workshops and presentations on topics such as Conflict Resolution, Communication Styles, Ethics, Empowering Others, Health Awareness, and Coping with Tragedy.
Dr. John Robert Skinner, Jr.
Dr. Skinner is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 28 years’ experience in a variety of settings with a number of patient populations. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. There, he also completed an APA Approved Clinical Internship, gaining experience with children, adolescents, adult outpatients and inpatients, juvenile offenders, pain management, and in the Parkland Memorial Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room. Following graduation, he participated in a research program involving substance abusers and PTSD at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center before moving to Terrell State Hospital. Initially working as a Ward Psychologist, he was promoted to become the Unit Chief Psychologist for the Acute Unit and, later, the Unit Director for the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Unit. Dr. Skinner also served as assistant to the Director of Psychology and as chair of the hospital Psychology Internship Committee, on several hospital committees, and as the hospital representative to the statewide Psychosocial Rehabilitation Committee. Seeking a change of pace, Dr. Skinner joined a consulting company to work with Seniors in Long Term Care. Now, he maintains a full-time private practice and also works with residents of Group Homes, in addition to supervising interns. His areas of practice include Adults, Seniors, Late Adolescents, Couples, and Family issues. Dr. Skinner has adopted a Pragmatic approach to psychotherapy, utilizing interventions that are most appropriate to the needs of a given patient.
Marilee Block, M.S., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Marilee's therapeutic approach combines CBT, REMAP, and other eclectic interventions. She attained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Governors State University in IL. As a licensed professional counselor, she is considered a generalist. She currently works with individuals of various ages at the Donaldson Wellness Center.
Yvonne Fritz, Psy.D.
Supervised by Dr. Skinner
Yvonne is currently obtaining her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a wide range of experience providing therapeutic services to individuals and families across the lifespan but has focused her training in working with children and adolescents struggling with ADHD and mood disorders. Yvonne's therapeutic approach combines cognitive behavioral therapy with the practices of mindfulness and acceptance commitment therapy. She believes the patient is their own best expert in their experiences and not one shoe fits all people, therefore, she also individualize my treatment approach for each patient’s goals and needs.
Alyssa Navarro, M.S., LPC-Intern
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
Supervised by Shannon Wolf
Alyssa enjoys working with adolescents, young adults, adults and soon families. She has gained experience from ministry work in her church, The Avenue, as a small group leader at youth camps, leads bible study for the college group, and is a junior high leader at The Landing. She enjoys spending time with her family that consist of her husband and three stepchildren. From camping outdoors to watching the latest movie, or simply relaxing at home, Alyssa enjoys the simple things in life with her family. Alyssa received her dual Master's Degree in Counseling and Christian Education from Dallas Baptist University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from East Texas Baptist University.
Vincent Miceli, M.S., LPC-Intern
Supervised by Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw,LPC