Our team at Mandala Family Wellness embraces a wholistic approach to assessment, evaluation 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 behavior 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!

Leadership Staff

Katherine Falwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D

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 a 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. 

Matt Delaney

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.

Jennifer Roach

Jennifer Roach

Director of Human Resources and Administration

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.

Melissa Osbon

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.

Erica Whitehouse, RBT

Erica Whitehouse, RBT

Clinic Manager

Erica has over 19 years of experience in the health and wellness field. She attended college in Michigan and studied special education, then received her license in massage therapy, specializing in 12 different techniques. Integrating the two, Erica conducted research on the effects of massage therapy in clients with special needs. Erica is a Registered Behavior Technician and has extensive experience providing therapy to children with behavioral and neurological disorders. She brings a unique professional background including job coaching, tutoring, mentoring, family therapy, and behavior analysis. Erica is a Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) instructor and conducts staff and parent training on crisis management. She also teaches classes on stress reduction, meditation, and farm-to-table cooking. Erica is a Certified First Play Therapist, which enhances child and infant mental health through respectful and caring touch in parent-child relationships. In her free time, Erica loves spending time with her husband, relaxing at the beach, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Senior Clinical Staff

Mercedes Trimble, BCBA

Mercedes earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exceptional Student Education followed by a Master’s in Exceptional Student Education with a Graduate […]
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Registered Behavior Technicians and Developmental Specialists

Veronica Powers, MA, RMHCI, NCC

Veronica Powers received a bachelor’s degree in Religion and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP) from Liberty […]