Donald Echols, LPC- Associate at Salience Health

Donald Echols, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor - Associate

McKinney Office

Miss the beat, you lose the rhythm, And nothing falls into place, no, Only missed by a fraction, Slipped a little off your pace, oh, The more things you get, the more you want, Just trade in one for the other, Workin' so hard, to make it easier, whoa, Got to turn, c'mon turn this thing around, Hey, It's your tomorrow, (Right now), C'mon, it's everything, (Right now), Catch that magic moment, do it, Right here and now, It means everything." -"Right Now" by Van Halen

Personalized, Compassionate Care

Donald Echols, LPC-Associate  seamlessly merges creativity with empathy to support individuals through life's challenges. Born in Stillwater, OK, Donald's upbringing in Louisiana instilled in him a deep appreciation for community and connection.

After earning his degree from Louisiana Tech University, he initially pursued a career in the creative industry. However, his path eventually led him to Texas, where he discovered a passion for mental health. He completed his master's in Clinical Mental Health at Texas A&M University - Commerce, marking the beginning of his dedicated career in counseling.

Donald is deeply involved in the local community, recognizing the importance of giving back. His tenure as President of The Dallas Society of Visual Communications from 2021 to 2022 reflects his commitment to service and leadership.

Outside the office, Donald cherishes time spent with his family – his wife and two children – bonding over shared interests like movies, music, and gaming. As an avid Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast, he enjoys running adventures for his family while also delving into his own gaming pursuits.

Donald's hobbies extend beyond the gaming table. He's an adventurous foodie, always on the lookout for new culinary experiences, and a skilled bass guitarist. With a collection of over 2,500 films under his belt, Donald's passion for cinema is evident.

For patients seeking a therapist who brings a unique blend of warmth, creativity, and expertise to the table, Donald Echols is ready to guide you on your journey toward healing and growth.

About Donald Echols, LPC


  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design – Louisiana Tech University
  • Master of Science: Clinical Mental Health – Texas A&M University Commerce 

Ages Seen

  • Ages 18+

Insurances Accepted

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield PPO
  • United Health
  • Cigna
  • Aetna