About Us

 

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:

  • Adult Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Play Therapy
  • Mood Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Couple’s Therapy
  • Family Therapy

If you think we may be able to help, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

Dr. Katherine Donaldson

Founding Psychologist

7/24/1957 - 6/10/2020

Forever in our hearts

 

 

 

 

Kerry Donaldson, Ph.D., PLP

Postdoctoral Fellow

Supervised by Nicole Keehn, PsyD

 

Dr. John Robert Skinner, Jr.

Licensed Psychologist

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie Rosenberger, LCSW, DCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bible Based Counseling

214-399-3918

Marilee Block, M.S., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

mblocklpc@gmail.com

 

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. 

 

                                                                            Vincent Miceli, M.S, LPC-I

                                                                           Supervised by Heidi Tournoux-Hanshaw,LPC

 

Vincent Miceli, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern practicing at the Donaldson Wellness Center. He graduated from TWU with a Masters of Science in Counseling and Development. Vincent incorporates CBT strategies in his therapy and works from a person-centered & existential perspective. He has experience working within a variety of areas serving populations that include adolescents, college students, adults, and children.
Areas of focus include Stress/Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Teen Violence, Impulsivity Issues, Coping Strategies, Self-Esteem Concerns, Loss, Relaxation & Self-Care, Relationship & Marriage Issues, Trauma, Self-Empowerment, Addiction, Careers, Life Transitions & Adjustment, and LGBTQ Issues.

 Tyrannie Anderson, M.S., LPC

 Licensed Professional Counselor

 

Tyrannie Anderson earned a Masters of Science in Community Counseling at Texas A&M University-Commerce and also holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University-Commerce.  She has experience working with a variety of populations including children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Some of her areas of expertise include working with those who suffer from anxiety, depression, marital/relationship issues, trauma/abuse, and anger. Tyrannie has a passion for working with individuals to assist them with thriving in their relationships with others by establishing healthy boundaries and prioritizing self care.  She uses an integrative approach to therapy along with utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused Techniques to individualize each treatment method to the needs of her clients. Tyrannie enjoys spending quality time with her family that consists of her husband, children, and extended family.

 

Annie Keesen, M.A., LPC-I

Supervised by: Brenda Elledge, M.Ed., LPC-S

 

Annie just graduated from Dallas Baptist University where she received her undergraduate in psychology and Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling. She is excited to continue to work at Donaldson Wellness Center, hoping to enrich the lives of children, adolescents, and young adults. She is comfortable working with clients who are dealing with all kinds of challenges such as anxiety, depression, autism, and adjustment difficulties. Her goal is to make sure that all of her clients feel secure, intently listened to, and know that they are not alone on this journey. She is very excited to engage with others and understand their unique perspectives.

                                                                                                             Lindsey Steger, M.S., LPC-I

                                                                                                             Supervised by: Robert Mapes, Ed.D, LPC-S

Lindsey Steger is a graduate from Southwestern Assemblies of God University where she received her Associates of Arts degree in Bible, her Associates of Science degree in Psychology, her Bachelors of Science degree in Counseling, and her Masters of Science degree in Counseling Psychology. She is also a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Lindsey has been an ABA Therapist for 2 ½ years and has experience working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) between the ages of 2 and 10. Lindsey also has worked with students ranging from the ages of 12 to 27. In addition, Lindsey has seen a variety of clients of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, self-management and self-care difficulties, addiction, ADD, and trouble with adjusting to lifestyle changes. She is certified in Prepare-Enrich Premarital Counseling and she enjoys working with couples and families of all different backgrounds and cultures. Lindsey has obtained training and is seeking further training in Animal Assisted Counseling (AAC) and she will soon obtain her certification in Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC). Her favorite theoretical approaches to counseling include Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Lindsey seeks to empower clients to reach their full potential and to become who they truly are. She is an encourager and someone who has a heart for people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, and backgrounds. Lindsey is open to having sessions with everyone and has a desire to become knowledgeable about all mental health issues.

 

Kristen McFarland

Office Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Meshia Sellers             

Front Office Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Daniella Ramirez, M.S.

 

 

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