• Dr. William A. McBride, III- Dr. McBride is a Clinical Psychologist, licenses in both Texas and Louisiana.  He earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute  in Santa Barbara, California and has done specialty training at Harvard University with Dr. Samuel Osherson in Men;s Issues, and attended Neuropathology Conferences through LSU Medical School under Dr. Larry Embree, Neurologist. He has also completed advanced training in Neuropsychology, Geriatric Psychology, Hypnotherapy, Health Psychology, and Psychopharmacology. He holds a Master's of Science Degree in psychopharmacology from Alliant University. In addition, he is certified in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is on staff at East Texas Medical Center in Athens, Texas and is owner and Clinical Director of East Texas Psychological Services. He has worked in mental health services for over 49 years. He is currently preparing for the Psychopharmacology Boards through the American Psychological Association for licensure as a Medical Psychologist in Louisiana. Dr. McBride takes great pride in his association with the Medical Community of Athens, Texas and the surrounding area. He is a perpetual student and teacher and is active in the Texas and Lousiana Psychological Association. He carries a full time practice at East Texas Psychological Services which is comprised of psychotherapy with both young and mature adults, consultation in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the region, consulting at the local hospital, testing and psychotherapy for Texas Department of Child Protective Services, and testing for ADHD, Depression etc. and for differential diagnosis/treatment planning with adults, children, and older citizens. He is currently enjoying incorporating Mindfulness, as per the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, into his eclectic treatment approach.

  • Carol Mantooth, MS LPC LCDC- Carol is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She attended The University of Texas at Tyler where she obtained her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. She has provided mental health counseling to teens, adults, famalies and seniors for over thirty years. She specializes in counseling in senior and residential facilities. In her free time she enjoys fishing and going to see a good movie. 

  • William Pace, MA LPC- William is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He attended the University of Texas at Tyler where he received a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. William specializes in adolescents and young adults with focus in Client Centered Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He has 10 years of experience. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, going to concerts and playing video games.

  • Kathy McLelland, MA LPC- Kathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She attended The University of Texas at Tyler where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in education; she also attended Texas A&M Commerce where she received her Master's degree in Counseling.  She also holds a Fine Arts degree in Music from Tyler Junior College. Kathy has worked as an educator in the East Texas area for 17 years and was a school counselor for 9 years. She has been in practice for the last 12 years, specializing in child and adolescent therapy. In her free time she enjoys attending her granddaughters school activities and cattle ranching with her husband of 40 years.

  • Lynn Negrete, MA LPC- Lynn is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon where she received a Master in Counseling Psychology with a Minor in Addiction. Lynn takes a holistic approach to healing while offering seventeen years of experience in helping couples, families, and individuals. She specializes in trauma and addiction in teens and adults. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her dogs, nature walks, as well as cooking and photography.

  • Dawn Lowe,PhD MA LPA- Dawn is a Licensed Psychological Associate. She attended the University of Texas at Tyler where she received a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. Dawn has worked as an educator in the East Texas area for 9 years. She has been in private practice for the past 3 years, specializing in psychological assessment and child and adolescent therapy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and reading.

  • Robert Nicks, PhDRobert is a PhD candidate currently attending Stephen F. Austin State University where he graduated Magnum Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. He attends the School Psychology dual licensure readiness program for prospective Licensed Psychologists and Licensed Specialists in School Psychology. He has two years of experience workin in Texas public schools, providing therapy, assesments, and behavior management services for children and teens, In his free time he enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing games with friends. 

  • Andrea Ellison, LCSW-Intern

  • Curtis Pickle, MA LPC- Curtis is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He attended North Texas State University where he received a Masters of Education with a minor in clinical psychology. He has provided counseling services for over thirty years to adolescents, adults, couples and seniors. He specializes in gender identity issues and domestic abuse. In his free time he enjoys yard work and gardening with his neighbors and helping his brother build.


East Texas Psychological Services

(903) 675-9570

(903) 675-9577

700 S Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751, USA

Hwy 19 S, Right on Bryson Ave and Immediate Left into our parking Lot