AboutWholehealth PLLC

At Wholehealth PLLC, we help patients receive the customized mental health treatment they need to begin the path toward a healthier and fulfilling lifestyle. Our goal is to help patients learn to cope with and manage the symptoms of their condition so they can live their lives to the fullest. Since each patient is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment solution for mental illness.

Our team will help to customize a treatment plan following a psychiatric evaluation. We will also take the patient’s current physical condition and medical history into account. While medication can help with certain situations, the treatment plan can involve a combination of medication, therapy, and other treatment techniques. We may use neurostimulation therapy to help with symptoms of various illnesses.

To begin the treatment process, call us at 832-831-3183 to schedule an appointment and meet with Dr. Huiping Xu to receive a psychiatric evaluation.

Sherby John Guillory, LMSW, LCDC

I, was born and raised in rural southern Louisiana in a framing family who were dedicated to instilling education and community service into their children. This spurred a love for the basic and hard science throughout his life and led him to studying and graduating from Louisiana State University-Eunice, Loyola University New Orleans, and Tulane University of Louisiana. While completing studies he was trained at New Orleans Adolescent Hospital, DePaul Tulane Behavioral Health Center, Odyssey House of Louisiana, and Acadian Hospital.

His dedication to community service and advocacy led him to public service with organizations such Legacy Community Health Service, University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, Harris Center’s Neuro-Psychiatric Center at Ben Taub, and Memorial Hermann Psychiatric Response Team, as well as volunteering within the community for patient advocacy issues and programs.

He lives by the belief that, “Truth is rarely pure and never simple” Oscar Wilde. But in truth is where we have hope. He continues his mission of providing services to the community through WholeHealth PLLC as a therapist since 2018.

Joy Welch LCSW

Joy Welch, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work and her Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies/Psychology both from the University of Houston. She completed her internship at UT Mental Sciences Institute. Ms. Welch has special training in Pregnancy and Adoption, Child Development, Domestic Violence, Group Therapy, and Family Therapy. Ms. Welch’s professional career of over 25 years includes work as a Parent Educator, Women’s Counselor and Executive Director in non-profit agencies, and as Director of Child & Adolescent Units and Adult Therapist with several psychiatric hospitals. Ms. Welch works with children ages 10+, teens, adults and seniors.

Dr. Huiping Xu

Dr. Huiping Xu

Dr. Huiping Xu is a board-certified physician who specializes in Holistic treatment philosophy. She previously served as Assistant Professor of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Xu received a master's degree in neuroscience with a focus in learning and memory mechanisms, development an regeneration of the central nervous system. She then completed her psychiatry residency at McGovern Medical School at UT Health Science Center. Dr. Xu founded Wholehealth PLLC in 2015 to offer individualized and personalized care to patients. In 2018 Dr. Xu was awarded Top Psychiatrist in Houston, TX by the Patient Reviews for Top Doctors.

Dorothy Aguwa, LMSW, ACSW

Dorothy completed her master’s degree in Social Work at Wayne State University in 1989 in Detroit, Michigan. She has over 30 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including outpatient specialty clinics, crisis intervention, structured outpatient programs, inpatient psychiatric, large nonprofits, and private practice and case management. She has provided clinical and administrative supervision to social work student, interns, and professionals. She has a broad range of clinical experience working with individuals and groups across the life span in the following areas of mood disorders, psychotic disorders, anger and stress management, family and relationship issues, anxiety disorders and borderline personality disorder.

Dorothy’s approach emphasizes the mutual development of goals for therapy and provision of ongoing evaluation of the therapeutic approach. Services can include individual, family, and group therapy across the lifespan. Dorothy is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She continues to seek ongoing updates to her skills and knowledge base. Dorothy is committed in an approach emphasizing a more integrative, dynamic, and holistic approach to mental health.

Credentials: LMSW - Licensed Master Social Worker

Allison Bates, MSW, LCSW, LCDC

Allison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She is currently in the process of completing her Doctorate in Social Work (DSW) at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ with an anticipated graduation date of May 2021. Allison has experience in a variety of settings to include a private practice specializing in serving clients with substance abuse disorders, working with pediatric and adult oncology patients experiencing difficulty adjusting to their diagnosis and end-of-life issues, early head start behavioral intervention services, crisis prevention and intervention (CPI) instructor, and provision of trauma informed therapy for children and caregivers within the child welfare system. Additionally, Allison has worked with a diverse array of teenagers and adults who present with a variety of issues and concerns to include Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Bi-Polar Disorder, and PTSD. Allison has training and experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy. However, when working with clients, Allison uses a mix of therapeutic modalities as opposed a one side fits all approach. She acts as a facilitator and partner in helping clients identify the root causes of their current struggles. Allison also assists her clients in developing positive coping strategies and learning how to use their current strengths to work toward personal goals.

Prior to her career in social work, Allison was an active duty staff sergeant in the United States Army and served in a unit which completed two 12-month deployments to Baghdad, Iraq. Prior to pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Work, Allison earned a bachelor’s degree in music performance with a flute concentration and is an accomplished flutist who has performed overseas and throughout the United States, to include Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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