Heart of Texas Region MHMR provides mental health, developmental, and substance abuse services. We serve 6 counties including McLennan; Bosque; Hill; Limestone, Falls, and Freestone Counties. Services and planning efforts are coordinated collaboratively with law enforcement, hospitals, juvenile justice entities, city and county stakeholders, crisis response services, homeless coalition, schools, daycares, and numerous other social support agencies. We have services available for all age groups, including early childhood intervention.
Please visit the HOTRMHMR website for additional information on specific programs. HOTRMHMR

Individual and Group:
For an appointment call: 254-297-7171
Time of Services Provided: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. or by appointment.

Dana LaFayette
Dana is the Associate Division Director for Adult Mental Health and the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Heart of Texas Region Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center. She has been in the field of mental health and substance use for over 26 years. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has a passion for working with individuals experiencing behavioral health challenges as well as developing other staff to provide quality services for individuals. She is frequently called upon to provide trainings in the local area for individuals, law enforcement, as well as community organizations.

Phillip Ludwig,
Phillip is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who specializes in anxiety, mood and trauma disorders. He has been working with active duty and veteran populations for over fifteen years. He works with the treatment of military and veteran families, including spouses, children and extended family. He has over 5 years experience working inpatient psychiatric care and over 10 years experience in private practice.  He currently has expertise in the assessment and treatment of depression, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Amy Perkins
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who specializes in interpersonal family issues, mood, trauma and grief and loss. She has almost twenty years experience helping people heal from trauma, to include childhood and adult abuse issues and forging pathways towards an emotionally healthy future. Amy provides individual therapy, group therapy, and family counseling with active duty military, veterans and their family members of all ages.

Sue Robinson
Sue began serving as a counselor to veterans and their families in February of 2017. Prior to counseling at the One Stop, Sue was a tenured professor at Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX, in the Master program in Counseling and Human Development. She retired from teaching in August of 2016. She lived in the Waco area over 20 years ago and decided to return to the area to be near family. Sue earned a Doctorate of Philosophy from Regent University, Lynchburg, VA, in Counselor Education and Supervision, a Master of Education from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX, in Counseling and Human Development, a Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences from Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX, in Criminal Justice, and an Associate of Applied Arts & Sciences from McLennan Community College in Radiologic Technology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and Licensed Professional in the Healing Arts. Sue has earned a Diplomate in Logotherapy, is a Transactional Analysis Practitioner, a certified Practitioner in Myers Briggs Type Indicator instruments, certified Teacher Grades PK-6 (taught 5th grade), certified School Counselor (high school juniors & seniors), FIEP (Objective Facilitator for ARD meetings, and a Freedom Writer Educator.

Sue has been married to Mike for over 40 years and has one daughter (Melissa), a son-in-law (Beau), a Chihuahua (Lacy), and a Granddog (Sam). She loves sports, sewing, music, theatre, and forensic psychology. Sue feels privileged to advocate for, honor, and serve the veterans/families of Central Texas and blessed to be a part of the team at the Veterans One Stop.

Rick Allen
Rick is a caseworker who is a 5th generation Texan who has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stephen F Austin State University. He finished 120 graduate hours at Texas Woman’s University in Marital and Family Therapy. He has taught college, middle school and high school. He has been a HS counselor and HS Principal. He has twice had a career in psychiatric social work, working in three psychiatric inpatient facilities , one day treatment clinic and now an outpatient clinic. He has been a Waco City Councilman and has been married to his wife, Pam for 36 years.

Katrinas Hanson
Katrina is a caseworker who moved to Texas from the island of Oahu in January 2012. She worked in a social work department on Fort Hood, TX where she gained her passion for helping the military gain better access to resources. With encouragement and support from many people, Katrina decided to apply to the Master of Social Work program at Baylor University and was accepted into the fall 2013 program. Katrina graduated with her MSW in May 2016 and is currently working for the Veterans One Stop in Waco, TX utilizing the skills and knowledge gained from personal experience on Fort Hood as well as through the MSW program at Baylor University.