Arlether Wilson, PhD
Dr. Arlether Wilson earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Walden University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Behavioral Health from the University of Houston-Clearlake. Dr. Wilson completed her pre-doctoral training at Harris County Juvenile Probation in the Forensic Unit & Harris County Protective Services for Children. Her doctoral internship training was completed at Ashar Counseling & Psychological Services and at Charis & Associates in Texas. Dr. Wilson also received additional training in forensics psychology at Walden University.
Dr. Wilson is a Board Certified, Licensed Therapist, and Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor. Her work involves the treatment of several psychological difficulties which include but are not limited to depression, anxiety disorders, anger management, addiction, trauma, grief, and forensic services for adults and adolescents. She is also nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). In addition, she is certified as a Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (QSAP). As a QSAP, Dr. Wilson works with employees who have violated the Department of Transportation’s drug and alcohol regulations. She also works with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) prescribers to provide therapeutic services to patients struggling with opioid and alcohol addictions. Providing treatment for opioid addiction is not a one size fits all approach. It requires an individualized evidence-based treatment approach. Dr. Wilson works with her clients by addressing the whole person, focusing on physical, emotional, and mental health.
As an experienced professional, Dr. Wilson understands the importance of providing comfortable and confidential services to her clients. She has extensive clinical experience working with juveniles, adults, and victim services clients. In 2017, she was a partner in Awakened Mind, PLLC. In 2019, she combined her experience as a veteran police officer and her passion for mental health advocacy and established Wilson Psychological & Forensic Services, PLLC. Forensic services include mediation services, court-ordered evaluations & assessments, court-mandated therapy, fitness for duty assessments, alcohol & substance abuse evaluations, and immigration and psychological evaluations.
As part of her commitment to serving others, Dr. Wilson volunteers with various organizations in her community. She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member for PIMA Institute. In the past, she has volunteered as a research assistant at the Children’s Assessment Center and the Texas Youth Commission as a Volunteer Board Member. She is also a member of NAADAC.
Dr. Wilson is the author of the award-winning memoir “Rewriting the Script,” and she has a chapter in the “Beautiful Women,” which is an Amazon Best Seller. During the Covid Pandemic, she created several children and adult coloring books and a gratitude journal to assist clients with healthy tools to process their anxiety and other mental health struggles. Please visit www.amazon.com for more information on her publications.