Joye L. Henrie, Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Henrie is clinical psychologist providing outpatient, individual psychotherapy to adults. She is a psychodynamic therapist specializing in treating individuals in high stakes occupations (e.g., those where a license, clearance, or position/reputation may make them reticent to go to therapy…such as military members, medical professionals, therapists, aviators, first responders, business owners, and executives). Dr. Henrie primarily treats trauma/PTSD, grief, stress, life transitions, and depression. She also provides expert consultation to legal professionals and clinical supervision to therapists in training. Dr. Henrie earned a double bachelor’s (i.e., psychology and sociology) at the University of Utah and her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Arkansas. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Lackland Air Force Base’s (AFB) Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, after which she served as an active duty psychologist in the U.S. Air Force where she was also Kirtland AFB’s Suicide Prevention Program Manager.

Dr. Henrie’s full Curriculum Vita can be viewed here.


Heather M. Parker, M.Ed. – Therapist in Training

Heather is a therapist in training at Desert Wise and a graduate student at Northwestern University in a CACREP accredited program.  She obtained her Bachelor’s in Sociology from The University of North Texas and a Master’s in Education from Argosy University. Heather has employment experience as a Life Skills Trainer working with clients with brain injuries, as well as a Milieu Counselor working with high risk youth. She has served as a volunteer Victim Advocate in the areas of sexual assault and domestic violence. Heather utilizes a foundation of psychodynamic theory, while drawing from aspects of other theories including humanistic and solution-focused. Her therapeutic approach emphasizes individualized growth, wellness, and empowerment. Heather’s current clinical focus is working with patients experiencing anxiety and/or depression. Ultimately, she plans to work with adults who are experiencing PTSD and/or grief, and she aspires to empower patients to process, adapt, and grow through their experiences with grief, trauma, and adverse events. At Desert Wise, she is receiving foundational clinical training, as well as specialized training to provide culturally competent care to military-connected individuals and veterans.

Heather is currently accepting new patients on a sliding scale fee basis. Her services are supervised by Dr. Henrie.

Administrative Personnel 

Russell V. Henrie – Business Manager

Russ joined Desert Wise full-time in 2019 and serves as the Business Manager. Russ’ professional history spans the highway department and private construction industries. He served as a level-3 foster parent for several years and put in his time as a military spouse. Russ brings to Desert Wise a wealth of varied personal and professional experiences and an enthusiasm for supporting the best care for our nation’s military members and veterans.