Dr. David Wheeler, PhD, Licensed Psychologist

Ruston Office · Counseling Center

Depression · Anxiety · Substance Abuse · Teenage Concerns · Marital Counseling · Grief & Loss · Family Therapy · Psychological Testing

Dr. David Wheeler has a limited private practice in the Ruston area and is excited to provide outpatient counseling to individuals and families from the community. David is a graduate of Northeast Louisiana University (Now University of Louisiana at Monroe) in 1984 with a BA in Psychology and later obtained a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1987. After graduating with his Master's Degree, he worked as a Family Worker at the Louisiana Baptist Children's Home in Monroe for 2 years. During that time, he married Christie Sims and together they moved to College Station, TX in 1989 for David to work on his doctorate in psychology. After 3 years in College Station, they moved with their firstborn baby daughter to Louisville, Kentucky to complete his internship at the Jefferson County Internship Consortium. This included working in community mental health and at the State Hospital in Louisville.

They then moved to Ruston for David to work at the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home, where he has been employed since that time. Starting as a Family Therapist, he become the first staff psychologist after completing his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1996 from Texas A&M and becoming a Louisiana licensed psychologist in 1997. He became the Director of Clinical Services in 2002 and served in that capacity for 10 years. He provided outpatient counseling services through most of those years through the Family Counseling Center (FCC) in Ruston, a ministry of the Louisiana United Methodist Children and Family Services. At the FCC, he was privileged to work with clients of a wide variety of age and life challenges. David also taught a number of courses at Louisiana Tech University through the years and provided some assessment services at a local rehabilitation hospital. He enjoyed often working with older individuals in that capacity.

Since moving to Ruston, he and Christie raised 3 children and Christie later entered the field of Real Estate. They have been active in Christ Community Church (later merging to become The Bridge Community Church) where David has served in various capacities, including the roles of teacher in the Learning Center, leader of adult small groups, member of the worship team, and as an Elder for several years.

Dr. Wheeler's passion is helping people to experience increased wholeness, in body, soul (mind and emotions), spirit, and relationships.



  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist
  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


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