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!
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.
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.
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, 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.
Rachel Grue, M.A., BCBA
Director of Community Outreach
Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences from the University of Vermont. While attending, she began working in a facility for children diagnosed with Autism. She gained a passion for working with children who display severe problem behavior and then pursued her master’s degree in applied psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from Jacksonville State University. During this time, Rachel worked as a case manager, research assistant, and instructor for graduate level psychology courses. Upon receiving her BCBA, Rachel has served as a clinical supervisor in a variety of settings, with specialization in severe problem behavior and dual diagnosis. Rachel’s professional interests include complex behavior, vocational training, and parent training. During her free time, Rachel enjoys time with her two dogs, spending time outdoors, and relaxing at the beach.
Erica Whitehouse, RBT
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.