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Valette Liedtke-Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Hendrickson is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. She obtained her doctorate in Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology from the University of North Texas in 1989. She has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from SFASU, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Baker University. Dr. Hendrickson has specialized training in eating disorders and obesity, as well as stress management.

She has worked in the Mid-Cities area for 28 years in hospital, clinic, private practice, and corporate settings. She has also worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a Stress Management Specialist. She has extensive experience and training in individual and group therapy, consulting services, and program design and development for medical and psychological issues.

Dr. Hendrickson offers cognitive-behavioral treatment geared towards short-term, structured interventions for adult psychology issues, behavioral medicine/health psychology disorders, and corporate psychology issues. Dr. Hendrickson focuses on teaching concrete, behavioral, goal-oriented skills that can be easily transferred outside of therapy. Her therapeutic style is action-oriented and results-oriented. Talking is great - but action is better.

Dr. Hendrickson is actively involved in her community. She won Hurst's Citizen of the Year for the Women's Safety Awareness and Self-Defense Program she developed in partnership with the Hurst Police Department. She mentored high school students at L.D. Bell High School for several years, and has been recognized for her volunteer work in educating parents, students and school districts in recognizing the warning signs of and responding to suicide and homocide in schools.


Disorders Treated:

  • Eating disorders - anorexia, bulimia, and obesity
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety, panic, and phobic disorders
  • Depression and bereavement
  • Relationship/marital issues and divorce recovery
  • Women's issues - coping with infertility, PMS, aging, cancer, etc.
  • Adjustment to illness, pain, and disability
  • Workplace stress
  • Aging parent/caretaker stress
  • Lifestyle coaching

Additional Certifications and Training:

  • Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) 
  • Certified, Stress Management (CSM)
  • Certified, Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management
  • Certification of Obesity Professionals
  • Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist
  • Certifed Sports Nutritionist
  • Certified Personal Training
  • Certification in Healthcare Management and Administration