Dr. Dhiren Patel
Dr. Dhiren Patel is well known for creating highly structured programs tailored to the needs of his patients. As one of our three primary treatment providers, Dr. Patel enjoys working hand-in-hand with his clients' referring mental health professionals to create a pathway to recovery.
Performing research on new and existing drugs for addiction and mental health is another area of interest with Dr. Patel. Over the years, his work in this arena has expanded remarkably both in treatment approaches and the use of cutting edge medications.
In his spare time, Dr. Patel serves on voluntary advisory boards for several large insurance companies to help improve access and care for clients. He also works with several pharmaceutical companies as both an advisor and speaker.
John draws upon his years of experience as a therapist and program director to ensure the quality of our clinical services. He manages our budgets and personnel, ensuring that our program maintains current licensure standards along with the administrative support it needs to provide exceptional levels of treatment.
He has over 10 yrs experience as a therapist since graduating from Texas Tech University in 1995 with a masters degree in counseling. He has been licensed by the state of Texas as a professional counselor since 1998. Prior to embarking on the journey that is Solace Counseling, John worked at Homeward Bound, Inc first as a senior counselor and then as a program manager and program director. Previously, John was employed by South Plains College in Levelland, Texas as counselor responsible for students in Technical programs.
In his time away from Solace, John enjoys travel, spending time with friends, playing piano and home improvement projects. He is also a fan of the Dallas Stars.
Alice Hudson MSN, PMHNP-BC
Alice Hudson MSN, PMHNP-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Solace Counseling. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at The University of Texas at Arlington. Alice provides evaluation and medication management for children, adolescents, and adults with ADHD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, OCD, PTSD, and panic disorder. She is experienced treating mental health conditions which co-occur in patients who have HIV/AIDS. Alice also treats developmental & childhood disorders such as autism, asperger, and reactive attachment. In addition to her psychiatric practice, Alice has extensive experience as a neonatal intensive care nurse, working closely with parents and families under distress.
John Freeman LPC
John Freeman LPC is Licensed as a Professional Counselor by the State of Texas, and has worked in a variety of settings with different populations providing effective, compassionate and directive counseling. Making use of the therapeutic relationship itself as a vehicle for honesty and exploration, John states that his goal for individuals under his care is "to integrate different aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based-stress reduction and the 12-step 'design for living' to promote change and long-term recovery from mental illness and addictions".
John Freeman LPC
Dr. Chad Collom DNP
Dr. Chad Collom is a Board Certified Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP). He has been in practice since 2004 treating adults for psychiatric disorders such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Schizophrenia. Dr. Collom has also served as Associate Clinical Professor in the Graduate Nursing Program at The University of Texas, Arlington.