Our Texas Team

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Nichelle Wiggins

Ph.D., Psychologist

Hope and faith are what drives my passion to help individuals live their

fullest life no matter where they come from or their circumstances. My

experience covers helping people work through depression, anxiety, bipolar,

PTSD, trauma, anger management, conflicted family relations, and adjustment

issues. My commitment is that you will always be welcomed and supported on

your journey to obtain genuine inner peace with treatment tailored to your

specific needs.

As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Wiggins received her doctorate

degree from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. For over 20 years, Dr.

Wiggins has extensive experience working with adults and children using

evidence-based methods to bring about positive changes. Dr. Wiggins also has

experience conducting VA disability examinations, assisting individuals

applying for disability benefits, and conducting comprehensive psychological

assessments. Dr. Wiggins has been married for 30 years, has three children,

and two dogs. She is actively involved in her local community and is

constantly seeking ways to serve others.

Oran Pryor

LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor​

Oran Pryor is a Certified Anger Management Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern School of Allied Health and Dallas Baptist University. He has over 19 years of experience working with men in correctional treatment and 13 years with adolescent boys with behavioral problems in community mental health settings. Mr. Pryor specializes in marriage and family counseling, as well as substance abuse and addiction treatment.

It is his mission to provide specialized service, through the integration of sound psychological and relational principles. As a Christian counselor, Mr. Pryor believes in a holistic approach to treatment that integrates the...spirit, mind, and body.

In response to school dropout rates, delinquency, substance abuse, and lack of vocational and educational development, particularly with boys. It is his contention that this growing problem can be resolved through Life Skills Training (Anger Control, Building Responsible Beliefs, and Social Skills). Mr. Pryor understands the correlation between behavioral difficulties and mental/emotional health problems. Therefore, it is his mission to provide specialized services (individual, family, group), that foster responsible and mature growth. He aims to equip male youth with the skills necessary to succeed in skillful living as they mature into manhood. 

Sandra Teniente,M.A., LPC, LCDC

Sandra F. Teniente is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Texas A&M – Kingsville and received her Master’s Degree in Counseling with a Specialty in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently working on obtaining her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Forensic Psychology. She has over 15 years of direct experience in the behavioral & mental health, substance abuse, and forensic fields.

She currently provides counseling services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families by providing services in social and emotional areas. She has extensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of group, family, and individual counseling utilizing various intervention strategies and counseling theories consisting of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Multisystemic and Person-Centered therapies. She assists individuals in coping with life issues including dual diagnoses, behavioral, mental health, substance abuse, relationships, personal conflicts, sexual issues, problem-solving, decision making, and developmental concerns using an integrative and eclectic therapeutic approach supported by evidence-based research.

She has experience working in varied settings including mental health mental retardation centers, psychiatric hospitals and facilities, criminal justice systems, and substance abuse treatment centers (residential and outpatient). In addition to working with a diverse population, she also works with the LGBT community, military families, children, and adolescents in the foster care system and provides familial counseling for adoptive families. She also works collaboratively with adolescents and adults involved in the juvenile/criminal justice systems.

Chris Hjortnaes, LMFT

Chris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Chris received her Masters of Science degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Clinical Counseling, from California State University, San Bernardino.

Chris provides a warm, calm, non-judgmental, supportive and safe environment. She believes the therapy session is the client’s and she moves at a pace that is comfortable for each individual client. She instills hope and understanding; that each client will feel like they are not alone on their journey to wholeness.

Chris uses various techniques and therapeutic methods which are tailored to meet the client’s specific needs. She works collaboratively with her clients to help find solutions or better-coping methods for their struggles. She likes to build on strengths that are already present within each client.

Chris has experience working in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationship rebuilding, and self-worth, in addition to other areas.

Chris offers services for individuals (18 years and older), couples, and families. She is LGBTQ-affirming and works with a variety of cultures.

Spirituality is an important part of Chris’s life and she welcomes anyone who wishes to make this a part of their therapy experience.