Mental Health Team
Director of Mental Health, Vice President and Co-Owner of DFWC
Patricia Wright, Ph.D
Dr. Wright earned her doctorate in psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1992. Prior to completing her Ph.D. she earned her undergraduate degree from Mississippi College. She has had the privilege of working in private practice for the majority of her professional career. Other settings include her providing professional services to schools, hospitals, intensive outpatient programs, and a drug and alcohol treatment program for adolescents. Dr. Wright furthered her educational studies by pursuing additional training in psychopharmacology and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Wright provides psychological services to ages across the lifespan, focusing primarily on children from 6 years of age through adults in their 60’s. She conducts psychological evaluations for individuals, for the school systems, and for other providers including counselors, physicians, and psychiatry. Most of her patients are referred for treatment of trauma, the many forms of anxiety, depression, eating disorder issues, grief, learning disabilities, AD/HD, and other adjustments in life.
Dr. Wright is blessed by having her husband, Carroll Hoselton, come along beside her, and through a faith-walk, opened their own practice in August 2015, and expanded to Desoto Family Wellness Center in March 2021. She and her husband are trained as facilitators in the program Prepare/Enrich, a program that utilizes Christian principles in either helping engaged couples prepare for an upcoming marriage, or by enhancing a married couples’ relationship. She takes no credit for the success of their practice, but claims Matthew 5:16 “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Lacy earned her bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology from Mississippi State University in 2011. She continued her studies at MSU through graduate school where she earned her Master’s degree in Psychometry and her Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology. Lacy is also nationally certified as a School Psychologist through NASP. While she was at MSU, she worked in school-based and clinical settings performing interventions, one-on-one counseling with students, consultation, psychoeducational evaluations, social skills sessions, and completed the coursework for her BCBA. Lacy completed her internship in a school district setting in Columbia, SC. She then returned to Mississippi to be closer to family. Lacy has worked in Desoto County Schools as a School Psychologist since 2015 and she recently made the transition to private practice where she is conducting psychological evaluations. Lacy is married. She and her husband have two children. In her free time she enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with family and friends. One of Lacy’s favorite bible verses is: Ephesians 4:32 - “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you"
Michelle Ruder, P-LPC earned her master’s in counseling from Delta State University in 2020. Prior to completing her masters, she earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from The University of Mississippi in 1991. She started her career as a social worker practicing as a medical social worker in public and private industry. As a counselor, she has completed her TF-CBT certification and is a trauma informed clinician. She is also trained in substance abuse and has worked in both adolescent and adult inpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs, as well as an intensive outpatient program. Michelle has furthered her educational studies with training in psychopharmacology and motivational interviewing. Michelle has experience working with children starting as early as age 4, and extensive experience working with adolescence 13–18. She also works with adults 18 and up. Michelle provides services to those who suffer from trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, ADHD, adjustment issues, and other mental health issues.
Michelle is blessed with three adult sons and a grandson. Her faith and family are central to her life. She has asked God not to allow her trials to be in vain, but for Him to work through her to help others. Michelle’s life verses are Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who gives me strength.” and Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderful made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Claire earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mississippi State University. She went on to earn her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mississippi. Claire is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi. She worked in the Oxford, MS area in a variety of settings, such as a residential treatment facility for children and adolescents, an inpatient substance abuse treatment center, and as an outpatient therapist at a group private practice. Claire has experiences working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma/PTSD, and substance abuse. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EDMR) therapy. She and her husband relocated to Desoto County in the fall of 2021. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, practicing yoga, and attending Mississippi State sporting events.
Mandy earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Northwest Community College in 2003. From there, she started work at St. Jude Children’s Hospital as a Pediatric Oncology Nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, and worked on that unit for 10 years. While there, she went on to pursue her Family Nurse Practitioners Degree and earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Union University in 2012. Mandy has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner and provides primary care services to all ages. She is compassionate about developing relationships with her patients and caring for them in all aspects of health and wellness.
Mandy and her husband, Jeremy have two children. They are active members of Compel Church in Olive Branch. In her spare time, Mandy enjoys reading, traveling, and watching her son play baseball and her daughter play golf. Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 4:23. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
Angela graduated from nursing school in Tallahassee, Florida in 1997. She has been in the nursing profession for 25 years, working at a Pain Management and Rehab facility, Midsouth Anesthesia, and a primary care clinic. Angela and her husband have a 21- year old son named Caleb. In her time away from work, Angela enjoys working in the yard, watching movies, appreciating birds and flowers, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son.
She has 2 favorite Bible verse passages, one of which is Galatians 5:22-26. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.” The other passage is Ephesians 6:10-18.
Amy has over 12 years of experience in accounting and billing. She has spent five years in insurance, credentialing/coding, marketing, and human resources. In addition, with her career she has been in management for over 15 years, which gives her immense joy.
Amy is the mother of three children and two grandchildren. Her family and friends are her passion, with Jesus Christ being in the center of her life. In Amy’s free time, she loves traveling, kayaking, camping, and fishing. Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 16:14 “Let all that you do be done in love”.
Krista earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Delta State University allowing her to spend 33 wonderful years of teaching in both public and private school settings. She spent 19 years in the DeSoto County School System and 14 years at Northpoint Christian School. After being nudged by God, Krista took a leap of faith and left teaching. Little did she know that God would move her to the business world at Desoto Family Wellness Center. Krista embraces the role and responsibilities of her job as Executive Assistant to Carroll Hoselton, President and Owner. She is also committed to providing information and assistance to her co-workers in both the mental health department and the medical department.
Krista and her husband live in Southaven, and their son lives in Olive Branch with his wife and 2 dogs. In her spare time, Krista enjoys serving on the Prayer Ministry Team at Getwell Church, spending time with family, shopping, watching movies with her husband, and encouraging family, friends, and strangers! One of her favorite Bible verses is I Thessalonians 5: 16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Receptionist / Scheduler / Billing
Lauren has over 10 years experience in the Medical field helping patients and office administration. She is married, has 2 children and a new puppy who completes the family. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with family and being involved in church activities. Lauren also loves to cook and bake especially around the Holidays. She enjoys being able to serve wherever needed. Her favorite scripture is Numbers 6:24-26 "The Lord Bless You and keep you; The Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you and give you peace."
Billing Assistant / Scheduler
Carly recently moved to Mississippi in the past year and currently resides in Hernando with her husband, 4 children, and 3 dogs. She comes from a military family, thus has lived and traveled to many places throughout the world. She enjoys gardening, traveling, cooking, baking, and spending time with her loved ones. Carly’s favorite quote is, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
Tiffany lives in Olive Branch with her husband Billy, 4 of our 7 kids, and our 3 dogs! She is a Medical Assistant and has worked in the Medical field for nearly 15 years. She currently works at Desoto Family Wellness Center doing billing and credentialing. She is a member of Hope Chapel UPC in Olive Branch, and is involved in the Praise team as well as the Care team. She enjoys singing, painting, movies, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her favorite verses is Phillipians 4:6: "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
Hunter O’Daniel is the Billing Assistant for both mental health and medical. He is currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Accounting with plans to obtain his Master’s degree after graduating with his Bachelor’s degree.
He enjoys spending his time with his friends, family, and pets in his free time. His favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13, “For I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Living by this, he knows that any obstacle is not bigger than our God.
Receptionist / Scheduler
Laurie Beth O’Daniel
Laurie Beth earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Mississippi College in 2018, her master's degree in psychometry from Mississippi State University in 2021, and will soon be pursuing a master's degree/LPC in counseling. She loves to travel, sing, cook, visit historic locations/museums, and go thrift shopping. She also adores her Desoto Family Wellness Center family! Her favorite verse is Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
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Jenna is a wife to an electrician, mother to two energetic boys, has three dogs, and is very involved with their church, Hope Chapel in Olive Branch. Life keeps her busy but happy. Jenna is very family and faith oriented. She enjoys trying new places to eat with family and friends. She is a food lover all the way! Jenna has been involved in customer care for over ten years now and in the last four years in medical administration. Her favorite Bible verse is "God is within her, she will not fall" Psalms 46:5.
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Skylar is a student at the University of Memphis majoring in health services. She loves traveling and being around her family and friends. Skylar's favorite bible verse is Isaiah 41:10, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."