Meet our Therapists

Dr. Kristy Donaldson

PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CHST

Clinical focus: I work with children, teens, and adults with a range of diagnoses, with extensive experience in treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


I am an animal-assisted counselor and routinely bring my Great Pyrenees, Willow, to the clinic to work with individuals and families to achieve their goals.


Along with counseling services, I provide CANS assessments, bariatric evaluation for surgery, pain evaluations for pain stimulator pump trials, and am available for speaking engagements.


Professional Experience: I have the honor and privilege of owning Premier Neurofeedback and Counseling Services and am credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and LPC Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist and Registered Play Therapy Supervisor, and Certified Humanistic Sand Therapist and Supervisor with a PhD in Psychology, specializing in Forensics. Currently, I am fulfilling the Texas requirements to hold practice as a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas in post-doctoral supervision with NeCole Rivers PhD, MOT, OTR.

I am a speaker and adjunct professor, most recently teaching at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. My work is published with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS). I currently serve as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Advocacy Center of Waco and President-Elect for the Texas Association for Play Therapy.


Philosophy of Care: I believe in finding the therapeutic approach that best meets the need of the individual client. I see my client as a whole person and utilize whichever modality provides the most cathartic response. I am grateful for the opportunity to spend time with each client and guide their story toward healing the mind, body, and spirit.

Clinton Dennard

M.S., LPC

Clinical focus: Anxiety, Depression, Career Goals and Transitions, PTSD, Substance Abuse and Dependence, and ADD for Children, Teens, and Adults.


Professional Experience: I have practiced counseling as an LPC since 2010. I am currently an instructor in undergraduate Psychology for Tarleton State University, Waco campus, and am currently pursuing my doctorate through Texas A&M Commerce. I have been involved as a member in the Texas Counseling Association and served as President of the Heart of Texas Counseling Association from 2014-2015.


Philosophy of Care: Whatever your situation may be, I am here to help you grow and build a strong therapeutic alliance in attempt to establish a helping relationship that will help you reach your desired outcome. I will work with you to provide individualized service which is appropriate for your needs.

Roxanne Fratus

M.S., LPC, Registered Play Therapist, CCLS

Clinical focus: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD/ADD, Childhood and developmental concerns, Grief and bereavement, Coping with physical illness, and Attachment disorders in Children 12 years old and under.


Professional Experience: Before becoming an LPC and Registered Play Therapist, I worked in the pediatric hospital setting for 10 years as a Certified Child Life Specialist providing diagnosis education and helping children cope with physical illness. My job as a Certified Child Life Specialist offered experience providing support to children with a caregiver diagnosed with a chronic or serious illness as well as children suffering from a chronic physical illness requiring multiple hospitalizations or medical treatments.


Philosophy of Care: I utilize various types of play therapy to meet the needs of each individual child and family. I am a collaborative clinician and include the family in the treatment process.

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Martha Thomas

M.A., LPC Associate

Clinical focus: Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Issues, Depression Disorders as well as Stress Management for Individuals over 18 years of age and Couples.


Professional Experience: I have worked in several different settings clinically, from a maximum-security prison to a small clinic serving the local community. I have experience in dealing with clients with anxiety, depression, grief, family and relationship issues, career changes, and other various life-stage concerns. I am currently undergoing training to provide EMDR therapy.


Philosophy of Care: My counseling approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution-focused counseling. I am a collaborative and goal-focused clinician who understands that you are the expert in your own life, and I will work with you to tailor our discussions and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

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Alexandra Vannatta

M.S., LPC Associate, SLPA

Clinical focus: Anxiety, Relationship Issues, and Stress Management for Children, Teens, and Adults


Professional Experience: I have worked as a Speech Therapist in pediatrics for 6 years and have worked in Counseling under Dr. Kristy Donaldson since 2019.


Philosophy of Care: My clinical philosophy & approach is a combination of cognitive-behavioral, DBT, and solution-focused therapies. I like to do a collaboration of approaches when working with clients because not every client fits directly with a certain approach. I will work closely with you to find the best treatment that fits you.

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Cairen Wealand

M.A., LPC Associate

Clinical focus: Anxiety, trauma-related issues, life transitions, adults, children, and adolescents.


Professional Experience: Before becoming an LPC-Associate, I worked at Denver Children’s Home. There I supported youths overcoming trauma and various behavioral issues in their day-treatment and equine therapy programs. Most recently, I worked at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s student counseling center and their community clinic counseling clients of all ages. I am currently under the supervision of Dr. Kristy Donaldson and also working towards becoming a Registered Play Therapist.


Philosophy of Care: I typically take a strengths-based approach, often utilizing a solution-focused framework. I use a variety of techniques like sensorimotor and cognitive-behavioral therapies as suits my clients' needs. I strive to fully engage clients in every part of their unique therapeutic journey, from planning to progress monitoring. I especially enjoy getting creative with clients to develop goals and solutions that work for them.

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Carrie Salinas

Licensed Massage Therapist, CPT, CYT,

Clinical focus: Relaxation, stress management, pain relief and management, increase immune function and improve flexibility of all age groups.


Professional Experience: I have practiced massage therapy since the beginning of 2020 and fell in love with being able to help people feel their best. I specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, post and prenatal, as well as children's massage. I am very excited to continue my massage education to add other modalities and techniques to my range of abilities.


Philosophy of Care: Massage has so many benefits for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Pain relief from sore muscles, increased flexibility, relaxation, mental clarity, improved circulation, sports recovery and injury prevention. I became a massage therapist because I want to help others achieve optimal health and wellness. I believe in healing from within to properly maintain the body.

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