We provide psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families looking to repair hurt and strengthen their sense of connection, hope, and meaning in their lives.

At The Mendery, we help you repair the parts of your stories that keep you stuck in distress, isolation, and shame. We cannot erase your stories of pain and suffering, but we can help you to heal and to find new ways of understanding yourself and others that lead to connection, understanding, and hope.

We are here for you.

2600 State Street | Dallas, TX 75204

Located in a historic home in Uptown Dallas, we provide a warm and comforting space for our clients.

Our Space

The Mendery works with a team of caring professionals devoted to comprehensive care. We strive to provide you with the most cutting edge and evidence-based practices available with multidisciplinary collaboration. 

Compassionate. Experienced. Collaborative.

Our Core Values

Delight
Community

Witnessing
hope

Inherent worth
connection

Vulnerability
curiousity

tenderness

Meet Our Team

Ally Wagner

Alyssa Strenger, PSYD

Juan DeSantiago, LCSW

• PSYD IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FROM FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 
• PREDOCTORAL INTERN AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 
• POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT RICHLAND OAKS COUNSELING CENTER  


• PSYD IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY FROM FULLER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 
• PREDOCTORAL INTERN AT UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
  COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES 
• POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT RICHLAND OAKS COUNSELING CENTER 

education. training. community engagement.


Alyssa enjoys working with individuals who desire more connected relationships, a deeper understanding of themselves and others and a renewed sense of purpose in life. She works from an attachment informed perspective, which means she subscribes to the belief that we are healed through our important relationships. Alyssa provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults and enjoys working in a variety of formats including individual, family, couples and group therapy. She offers both in-person and virtual sessions. When not in the office, you will find Alyssa running around Dallas or spending time with her husband (also a psychologist!) and daughter. 

Licensed Psychologist #37331
She, Her, Hers

Alyssa Strenger, PSYD

• BA in Psychology from Colorado State University 

• BA IN PSYCHOLOGY FROM COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY 

education


Ally loves connecting those looking to better their lives with the people who are passionate about helping them do so. She provides a warm welcome to anyone reaching out to The Mendery. When she’s not tending to the needs of others, Ally enjoys listening to music, travelling the world, and drinking inordinate amounts of tea.

Ally would love to speak with you if you have any questions regarding services, availability, billing, etc.
You can reach her at The Mendery by calling 469.890.0459 or emailing hello@themendery.com

Care Facilitator 
She, Her, Hers

Ally Wagner

• MSW from the University of Texas at Arlington
• Post Grad Fellowship at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center
• Co-Chair of the Dallas Society FOr Psychoanalytic Psychology Public Relations Committee
 

• MSW from the University of Texas at Arlington

• Post Grad Fellowship at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center

education. training. community engagement.


Juan enjoys working with individuals who are looking to discover and accept the parts of themselves that keep them from thriving and having meaningful relationships. He is non-judgmental, collaborative, and eclectic in his approach to therapy which allows him to tailor each session to the needs of his clients. Juan provides psychotherapy for adults in individual and group formats. He offers both in-person and virtual sessions. When not in the office, you will find Juan spending time in his backyard where he is trying his hand at raising chickens and growing vegetables. He can be found running around with his wife and two young children.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker #65159
He, Him, His

Juan DeSantiago, LCSW

“I am not what happened to me. I am who I choose to become.” -Carl Jung. Your grief, pain, and suffering do not make you broken, they make you human. We believe that every person has value and resources inside of them. Behaviors are not judged as good or bad, rather they are a way to understand your needs and the ways you have learned to survive. Your care providers at The Mendery share their own humanity through humor, tenderness, and vulnerability.  

Human Beings

The most generous thing we can do is listen to your stories with warmth and compassion and not try to fix it. We approach your pain with curiosity and respect and commit to not turn away. You will also find us celebrating in your joy, observing your resilience, and delighting in even the smallest of victories.

Witnesses

We believe in the wisdom of multiple minds. Collaboration with other professionals and our clients is an essential part of what we do. We may be experts in psychology, but you are the expert on yourself. At The Mendery, we will help you put words to your questions and concerns as we work towards solutions together. 

Collaborative

We give people permission to stop striving. If you feel like you are never enough and the shame you carry has gotten you stuck, The Mendery is a place to be met exactly where you are. Change is an inevitable part of life and we arrive at one place only to be moved on to the next. Therapy is a space to try out new ways of being in the world and in relationships. Every experience is an opportunity to grow.

Growing

We believe you are not meant to go through life alone. The Mendery is a place for people of all cultures and identities to come for mental health support. We are a collective of hope holders for our clients, seeking to lighten the load of pain and suffering, not through quick fixes but through sustained, long-term relationships. 

A Community

We Are