Therapists & Instructors

Donnalyn Watt, LPCLicensed Professional Counselor
Texas License Number: 63127

Donnalyn Watt (LPC) integrates the therapeutic disciplines obtained as an alumnus of St. Edward’s University, where she earned a graduate degree in counseling, with her practical know-
ledge acquired through a fifteen year commitment to clients served in an outpatient detoxification facility, culminating in a strong ability to join with clients offering them support in their paths of recovery.

She also has an interest in the food mood connection and is a recent graduate of the Natural Epicurean, a plant based culinary school. She believes that healthy, tasty cooking meets our most primal needs, fundamentally providing a sense of possibility and well-being supporting a shift in dietary changes affording physiological as well as psychological healing.

Donnalyn is an avid reader, writer, quilter, and gardener and plans to one day experience a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail.

Eric Gates, MDiv - Spiritual Advisor Mind, Body & Spirit 
Support Counselor

Eric Gates, MDiv – Spiritual Advisor
Gates is particularly well qualified to help veterans reconcile military service with their spiritual beliefs and helping individuals who are struggling with addiction issues find a healthy meaning, purpose, and direction for their lives. In addition to holding a Bachelor’s degree in military history and a Masters degree in Divinity, he served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps as a reconnaissance Marine, nine years as an Austin police officer, and continues to serve as a Spiritual Director for several alcohol and drug treatment centers in the central Texas area.

Offering his unique brand of “Mind, Body & Spirit” Educational Support classes, at 8 am and 10 am, on Tues and Thursdays. Please see our Support Classes page for more information and to verify class times.