The predominant perspective at Wellspring Behavioral Health is holistic. which regards people and communities as wholes, not just parts pieced together. That means that one’s physical, psychological, spiritual, behavioral and other “selves” are all intertwined, acting together and impacting one another. Similarly, each person lives in a family/workplace/community which influence and are influenced by that person. In concrete terms this means that any difficulty that may bring you to see a psychologist is seen from a broad perspective opening a wealth of insight and ability to respond.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Abigail McNeely, PsyD
She received her Doctor of Psychology in counseling psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota and a Master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Texas in Austin. In addition to her graduate coursework, Dr. McNeely completed a neuropsychological practicum at Austin State Hospital, a health psychology internship at The Everett Clinic in Everett Washington, and a counseling internship at New Life Institute in Austin, Texas.
Dr. McNeely’s started her career as a paramedic in Florida, then in Texas. The experience of working with sick and injured people prompted her interest in the underlying psychological elements that drive us as humans.
In her downtime, Dr. McNeely enjoys hiking, camping and hanging out with her family and fur babies.
Kaye Draper, BA
Director of Support Services
Kaye Draper is our favorite office manager!! The warm smile that greets for appointments and the kind voice that answers your call, yup that’s Kaye! Kaye brings extensive knowledge of project management and process development. She supports all of our day-to-day operations and ensures quality patient service. Kaye has an Associates Degree in Photographic Technology from Austin Community College and a Bachelors of Science in Radio, TV, and Film from the University of Texas at Austin.
In her downtime, Kaye enjoys cheering for her Longhorns (Hook ‘em!), Facebooking with friends and family all over the country, and wrangling her fur family of five cats and one silly dog.
Jim Heffernan, MA
Jim Heffernan is a 1993 graduate of the University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program. He completed a 13 month externship with the VA Medical Center in Houston, working with veterans and their families. Prior to joining Wellspring, Jim spent more than 15 years administering psychological evaluations to help kids be their best.
Originally from Galveston, Texas, Jim and his three rescue dogs have called Austin home since 2014. In his down time, he enjoys hiking, swimming, and tubing in and around Austin.
Dan Manning, MA
Dan Manning is a licensed Professional Counselor generalist who works with adults and teens. He is cognitively oriented which means how and what we think, affects how we feel and how we behave. Dan has a special interest in trauma recovery and is currently working on a doctoral degree at Liberty University.
Dan has served our country in the military reserves and in addition to WBH is working with the VA to help soldiers and their families.
Tina Pineda, CMA
Tina, the office coordinator. Tina is a nationally certified medical assistant and currently in school to complete a degree in healthcare management. Tina has a fun house filled with three children, a husband and many animals. On her free time, Tina loves to read, is very creative and loves to travel. Tina keeps the company on track! 🙂
Gabbie and Gussie
Gabbie (L) and Gussie (R) love their job greeting office visitors. Before coming to work with us, Gabbie was a stay-at-home bird longing for adventure. A tragic accident left her without her partner and home, so she joined us. After a short time, Gabbie was finally able to let us know she doesn’t sing solos. In came Gussie and what a beautiful duo they make.