UT Southwestern Medical Center is home to one of the premier centers in the world for the study, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health and addictive disorders. We have extended the reach of our mental health care to the Behavioral Health Clinic at the Clinical Center at Richardson/Plano.
Our caring board-certified psychiatrists and psychologists offer an extensive range of top-quality mental health services in an outpatient setting. We are dedicated to helping people who are experiencing problems with work or relationships, or with symptoms such as depression or anxiety.
We work with adults, couples, and families.
If you're experiencing distress associated with trauma, major illness, or recent loss of a loved one, our approach to maintaining good mental health is to provide the support and guidance that reduces anxiety, depression, and the physical symptoms that often accompany acute distress.
During times of transition and change, such as family relocation, career change, divorce, college graduation, marriage, and having kids, good counselors serve as an objective observer, pointing out unhealthy patterns or emotional vulnerabilities that often impair decision making.
When depression and anxiety have taken over and left you feeling stuck and experiencing lethargy, hopelessness, and associated physical symptoms, a behavioral health specialist works with you to facilitate insight, to set healthy goals, and learn and master effective coping strategies that can serve you for the rest of your life.
We offer counseling; psychological testing; and expert diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and long-term management for:
Our behavioral health doctors center their care on compassion. They also rely on the strength of their research in the mental health field, using the latest, most effective treatments to deliver outstanding patient care, whether for medication treatment, psychoanalysis, interactive therapies, or inpatient medical treatments.
Charles Eliot deGravelles, M.D., is board certified in psychiatry and practices primarily with adults in outpatient and residential treatment settings. He is medical director of Nexus Recovery Center, a drug treatment center for women and adolescent girls, and consults with the Parkland Violence Intervention Program for mental health treatment for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Dallas County. He also participates in substance abuse treatment research for the Clinical Trials Network associated with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He has previously led a mental health outreach team for Parkland and worked in consult-liaison psychiatry and student mental health at UT Southwestern. He is a graduate of psychiatry residency at UT Southwestern and medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans.
Mary Turner, Ph.D., has a passion for working with people undergoing difficult life-changing events, such as chronic or terminal illness, serious accidents, becoming victims of violent crimes, death of a loved one, head trauma, stroke, dementia, and other neurological disorders. As someone who is always interested in understanding the human mind, she rounded out her psychology training with a minor in history of science with a strong emphasis on history and philosophy. Her beliefs about human nature are strongly influenced by Plato. Every single human being is doing the best they can in whatever way they know. If they can be shown a better way and learn to master better skills, they will have better lives. But for them to be open to learning, they must first learn to trust. Toward the goal of earning that trust, she constantly strives to keep current on technology and improvements in understanding the human brain and its influence on behavior and the quality of our daily lives.