TMB Suspends Psychiatrist and Author’s License After Assault Charges

The Texas Medical Board last week temporarily suspended the medical license of Dallas psychiatrist Dr. David Henderson “after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare,” according to a TMB press release.

David Henderson PHOTO: Dallas County Jail

Henderson was arrested in Dallas County in April charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Dallas County jail records show.

CBS DFW reported the victims were his wife and family law attorney Michael Wysocki, who worked with Henderson for years when Henderson served as an expert witness in trials. 

Wysocki told CBS DFW that he believed Henderson was not mentally well and tried to get him to get an appointment with a psychiatrist, but Henderson reacted poorly.

Wysocki told CBSDFW Henderson pulled his car out into traffic, then drove toward Wysocki (who was in his vehicle) and pointed a handgun at him before Henderson was later taken into custody around NorthPark Center and found to have a loaded pistol in his waistband. 

Chris Lewis, one of Henderson’s attorneys, told the station that Henderson pleaded not guilty, experienced a mental health episode, and was “legally insane” at the time of the incident. Lewis said Henderson is getting help and is competent to stand trial. 

Over the years, Henderson has been interviewed by numerous local media outlets. There is also an Amazon page for a Dr. David Livingstone Henderson who says he’s a psychiatrist in Dallas for a book he’s listed as co-author of called Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain

Read more from our sister publication D Magazine here.

Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at rachel.snyder@peoplenewspapers.com

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