Donavon Derusse, LMSW

Donavon Derusse, LMSW

Donovan Derusse Therapist Discovery Point Retreat

Donavon Derusse is a therapist at Discovery Point Retreat. He holds a Master’s in Social Work- Direct Practice from the University of Texas at Arlington where he double majored in Military Science with Army ROTC and was commissioned as an Army Medical Service Corp 2nd Lieutenant. He held a dual career of Social Work and Army Medical Service Corp graduating with both an MSW and an Army Commission at UTA in 2010. From here Derusse worked as a case manager for the Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative at the The Potter’s House in South Dallas. Here he supported the non-profit’s mission to reduce the recidivism rate of clients that were in the wrap-around program. As a case manager he oversaw clinical groups and supported clients in recovery with AA/NA, anger management, parenting classes, employment assistance, and completing case management for the High Risk Population, gaining a passion for helping people improve their lives and future. Donavon also worked at Millwood in Arlington, an acute care facility offering co-occurring mental health and substance abuse treatment, and The Guidance Center of Fort Smith in Arkansas. He also gained four years of clinical experience working with the Community Mental Health Clinic working with court referred cases with a good level of success in supporting reintegration. His military career was largely spent as a Army Medical Service Corp Officer stationed at Seagoville and Camp Robinson working with patients from active war zones taking on the full accountability of reporting wartime casualties in the battlefield. Donavon is currently enlisted and participates in annual training and evaluations before refocusing back to social work.

At Discovery Point Retreat, Donavon works with our clients to help process the underlying trauma at the root of substance abuse. His experience working with people across a variety of backgrounds helps him connect with clients on a personal level, creating a safe, judgement-free space focused on healing.

MORE TEAM MEMBERS

Brian Hoppe, LPC-S
Brian Hoppe, LPC-S

Clinical Director

learn more
Dorraine Acosta-Smith, LPC-S, CCM
Dorraine Acosta-Smith, LPC-S, CCM

Clinical Director

learn more
Felicia Roberts
Felicia Roberts

Case Manager

learn more
Trisha Broadright Dallas Therapist
Trisha Broadright

Therapist

learn more
Dr Syed MD Psychiatrist
Dr. Syed Quadri

Psychiatrist

learn more
Lorraine Victorian-Burks, PMHNP-BC, AGNP-C
Lorraine Victorian-Burks, PMHNP-BC, AGNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

learn more
Jasmine Jackson Alumni Counselor
Jasmine Jackson, MSW

Alumni Counselor

learn more
Donovan Derusse Therapist Discovery Point Retreat
Donavon Derusse, LMSW

Therapist

learn more
Michaella Hinds Nurse Discovery Point Retreat
Michaella Hinds APRN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

learn more
Luke Kientzle Case Manager
Luke Kientzle

Case Manager

learn more
Dylan Jamnik
Dylan Jamnik

Facility Director, Ennis

learn more
Emily Parham, MSW
Emily Parham, MSW

Facility Director, Waxahachie

learn more
Greg Powers, MSW, LCSWS, VPCS
Greg Powers, MSW, LCSWS, VPCS

Clinical Director

learn more