TMB suspends license of Dallas psychiatrist and author after aggravated assault charges

The Texas Medical Board has temporarily suspended Dallas psychiatrist Dr. David Livingstone Henderson because his practice of medicine is a threat to the public welfare. He was arrested in April in Dallas County for aggravated assault, and the board documents he was charged twice with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

CBS DFW reported that the victims are his wife and a family law attorney named Michael Wysocki, who had worked with Henderson for years when Henderson served as an expert witness in trials. Wysocki told CBS that Henderson was not mentally well and that he asked Henderson to see a psychiatrist, but Henderson reacted badly. He sped his car into oncoming traffic, swerved towards Wysocki (who was in his vehicle), and pointed a handgun at him. Wysocki told CBS he was arrested near NorthPark Center and grounded with a loaded handgun in his belt.

Henderson pleaded not guilty, and his attorney Chris Lewis told CBS he had an episode of mental health and was “legally insane” when the incident occurred. He says Henderson is now getting the help he needs and is fit to stand trial. Henderson is being held in the Dallas County Jail on $10 million bond.

This is Henderson’s photo from the Dallas County Jail. CBS reported that he was restrained to a chair for the safety of officers when he was picked up. (Courtesy of Dallas County).

Henderson is no stranger to media coverage. Over the years he has appeared on many local news shows and been interviewed by D CEO Healthcare among others. Medical Council documents list the address of Four Stones Collaborative, a psychiatric practice he founded whose website no longer functions. The CEO of D Healthcare spoke with Henderson in 2019 about an initiative called Psyched30 (whose website also no longer works) involving a mental health video series helping people find purpose and balance. The videos were paired with questions that viewers were supposed to answer in a diary.

From our 2019 story: “The videos tell fictional stories meant to help others discover what they want to do in life, especially when they feel lost and in transition, like finishing school or finding themselves in a dead end job. They will be accompanied by 30 launch parties at each of the locations where the films were filmed, including 1900 Pacific, Circo Dallas, The Library at the Warwick Hotel, Magnolias Sous le Pont, Bam Beauty Bar, Dallas Glass Art and Octagon MMA. . Henderson also offers coffee and counseling forums where he will set up shop at local cafes and be available to talk about mental health.

There is also an Amazon page for Dr. David Livingstone Henderson, who says he is a Dallas psychiatrist and author for the book he wrote called Find purpose beyond our pain. The book’s description says it’s “a revolutionary approach to dealing with life’s challenges that guides readers on how to face them and recognize them as gifts from God.” The page says Henderson was an assistant professor of Bible counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. The book is listed on the DTS Media website.

In a 2019 interview with Voyage Dallas, he said he was the chief medical officer for Fort Behavioral Health, which offers residential drug addiction programs for adults and adolescents. He also talked about another book called MY TEENAGE ZOMBIE: Raise the undead teenager in your house, published in 2016, on adolescent parenting. He told Voyage that the book featured some of his original work.

Criminal charges are not always enough for TMB to permanently suspend a license, as earlier this month Onboard reinstated the license of a doctor accused of sexually assaulting an elderly family member. In this case, the arrest was enough to temporarily suspend the licence. The board concluded that Henderson “is currently impaired and unable to practice medicine safely and competently”.


Will Maddox

Will is the editor of CEO magazine and editor of D CEO Healthcare. He wrote about health care…