Our team at Mandala Family Wellness embraces a wholistic approach to testing, assessments, and developmentally appropriate therapies in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Our team embraces a wholistic approach to ensuring we meet each client’s needs with our highly skilled team of licensed psychologists, pediatrician/psychiatrists, board-certified behavior analysts, licensed mental health counselors, registered behavioral technicians, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, certified teachers, education specialists/tutors, and certified yoga and recreational therapy instructors. Make an appointment today to meet with our team!
Katherine Falwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Falwell received her bachelor’s and masters’ degrees from the University of North Carolina, her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University, and postgraduate degree in applied behavior analysis from George Mason University. She completed her predoctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Falwell then completed her postdoctoral residency at the University of Florida and later joined the university faculty in 2006. Her focus shifted to the greater pediatric needs of the North Florida community in 2008. Dr. Falwell’s mission is to improve the lives of the families with whom she works. Truly embracing the notion that “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” she seeks to work with all members of the village who might be involved in supporting members of a family. She utilizes a variety of techniques to improve functioning and strengthen family relations. Treatment modalities, such as cognitive behavior therapy, systems therapy, and solution-focused therapy, are used to help clients cope with a variety of challenges. She also works with couples seeking to strengthen their relationships, recognizing that a couple is the foundation of the family unit. Dr. Falwell’s clinical interests includes child and adolescent development, parenting, family therapy, and educational advocacy. Her professional work includes teaching psychology at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. She is a qualified supervisor in the State of Florida for mental health counseling interns. Dr. Falwell spends her free time enjoying all that coastal living offers with her husband and three young children.
Keri Franklin, PsyD
Program Director – Mental Health
Dr. Franklin received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. John’s University, graduating summa cum laude. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from George Washington University, completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Children’s Institute, Inc., and a post-doctoral residency at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Franklin has experience working with very young children with chronic trauma histories, diverse and underserved populations, and children and families with concerns regarding mood and anxiety, autism spectrum, attachment difficulties, family instability, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, grief/loss, and defiance. Her preferred treatment modality is an integrative approach, incorporating cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, family systems therapy, play, and trauma-informed care to best meet the needs of the whole child. She currently provides a range of services including psychological assessments (developmental, psychoeducational, and diagnostic), individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, school consultation, and parent training.
Niki Theiler, M.A., LMHC
Director of Early Intervention
Niki received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University, master’s degree in mental health counseling from Webster University, and completed her certification for Early Start Denver Model Therapy from University of California, Davis. Her professional experience began as a teacher in early intervention schools and later as a clinician in a variety of mental health settings. Niki conducts developmental assessments and provides regular consultations with schools. As a developmental therapist, she works with children with challenges including Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder to build skills and increase physical, behavioral, and cognitive success. Niki provides services in the center, home, community, and school settings.
Matt Delaney, MSW, BCBA
Director of Operations and Compliance
Matthew Delaney received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University and master’s degree in social work from the University of Memphis. He is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked with a diverse population of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities since beginning in the field in 2009. His clinical work focuses on improving quality of life for each child and their family through individualized treatment planning for reduction of maladaptive behavior, acquisition of socially significant skills, and caregiver training. Prior to working at Mandala, Matthew served as Director of Applied Behavior Analysis as well as Chief Clinical Officer for an interdisciplinary pediatric clinic. Matthew oversees quality and compliance measures for the practice ensuring the services provided across the company meet professional and industry standards.
Jesse Allgood, M.S., BCBA
Director of Training and Development
Jesse received his bachelor’s and his master’s degree in applied behavior analysis and organizational behavior management from Florida Institute of Technology. He completed his practicum and post-graduate training at The Scott Center for Autism Treatment. He is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with extensive experience in the areas of early intervention, feeding therapy, and the assessment and treatment of severe behavior disorders. As a BCBA, Jesse conducts functional behavior assessment, skills assessments, program development and implementation, parent training, and staff training and development. He is passionate about delivering evidence base therapies, and the dissemination of applied behavior analysis. He enjoys spending time at the beach with his wife and kids, going to sporting events, and using the outdoors to teach his children to enjoy all the first coast has to offer.
Director of Human Resources
Jennifer is a Colorado native who moved to the Jacksonville area in 2016. Prior to becoming the Director of Administration, she gained over 15 years of experience in various operational and human resource roles, predominantly in the restaurant and food industry. Her passion and focus are to create an efficient and desirable working environment. Jennifer is the proud mother of two daughters. Outside of work, Jennifer devotes a lot of her free time to serving in the kids’ ministry at Celebration Church.
Program Director – Pediatric Feeding
Dawn received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT and is currently completing her Master’s degree at Florida Institute of Technology. Dawn worked at The Marcus Institute in Atlanta, GA as a clinical specialist where she first discovered her passion for treating children with limited diets. She then moved to Jacksonville in 2010, where she was the Director of Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics’ Feeding Program. Dawn is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with over 13 years of experience in treating picky eaters as well as children with behavioral and neurological disorders. In her free time, Dawn enjoys travel, cooking and reading, and training her cat.
Melissa Osbon, OTR/L
Program Director – Rehabilitative Medicine
Melissa received her degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Louisiana, Monroe. She began her career in Inpatient Rehabilitation at St. Vincent’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Sherwood, Arkansas, where she specialized in brain injuries and joined the hospital’s Multidisciplinary Acquired Brain Injury Program. In 1998, she became a traveling Occupational Therapist and discovered her passion for working with pediatric population. Melissa has practiced in several diverse settings across the country that includes home-based therapy, early intervention, school therapy, and outpatient rehabilitation therapy. She has extensive training and experience in areas of sensory integration, neurodevelopment, autism, visual motor, and handwriting skills. With over 21 years in pediatric therapy, she has found that evidence based sensory integrative strategies improve the clients’ positive interaction in the world around them, create a mind and body ready for learning, and assist with achievement of gross motor and fine motor milestones. She loves working with children assisting parents and teachers with development of client specific sensory diets to improve sleep quality, picky eating, and overall ability to self-regulate and participate in family and school activities. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, reading, gardening, and traveling.