The Wellness Team
Dr. Michael G. Selders
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
The well-known Nigerian Igbo adage declares, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and according to Dr. Mike, “We must promote wellness in that village.”
Dr. Mike was introduced to community health at a very young age by watching his father serve his hometown community as a medical professional and advocate for quality healthcare for all people. He witnessed the many benefits of access to quality care and its importance to underserved communities, and he knew he wanted his life’s work to involve the health and wellness of others, particularly impacting those within predominantly African American communities.
Dr. Mike is a licensed psychologist with over twenty years committed to “Wellness in the Village.” He specializes in the psychological assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and adults, and he delivers cognitive behavioral therapies and other evidence-based approaches to treat a wide range of psychological, emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems. In addition to managing a private practice in South Dallas, he also serves as Chief Psychologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Hospital. He has authored and co-authored various publications, and he has served on the faculty and clinical staff of several universities. He travels extensively lecturing, promoting mental wellness, and empowering individuals to seek therapy and other resources.
A major part of Dr. Mike’s personal and professional development and mission has been guided by the African proverb based on collectivity, “I am because we are, and because we are, therefore I am.” It is this principle, along with experience and training across a variety of settings, that have helped shape his understanding of and clinical approach to bringing healing and wellness to individuals, families, and communities. Dr. Mike is a graduate of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Loyola University of Chicago, where he earned a Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Studies and a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Multicultural Counseling and Consultation.
Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Lorraine Victorian-Burks is an experienced, licensed, board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in Dallas, TX who specializes in the psychiatric assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Mrs. Victorian-Burks provides medication management and other evidence-based approaches to treat a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioral problems.
Mrs. Victorian-Burks has been in the medical profession for over 15 years. In addition to being a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, she is also a licensed, certified Adult/Gerontology Nurse Practitioner who works in family practice. She has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Texas Woman’s University, teaching Junior 1 nursing students on becoming registered nurses. She is also actively involved in teaching and training future psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners and is currently working in the role as preceptor for Walden University. She is an alumnus of Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas where she obtained her undergraduate degree and earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing. She also graduated from the University of Cincinnati where she earned her Certification in Psychiatric Mental Health.
Lorraine Victorian-Burks is an active member of North Texas Nurse Practitioners Association (NTNP) and Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of North Texas Association (PAPN). She is certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated and also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing-Beta Beta Chapter (Dallas).
Lorraine Victorian-Burks is a native of the famous state of Louisiana and maintains that sense of family mentality. She has resided in the great state of Texas for many years. She is married to her wonderful and supportive husband, Nathaniel Burks and has 3 beautiful children.