Experience...an understanding therapist who focuses on your needs, concerns, and issues without a judgmental attitude.
Explore...your life and relationships with depth, love, and humor.
Discover...new horizons and the untapped gifts that lie within you through Pastoral Counseling.
Encounter...an intuitive pastoral counselor who can bring the gift of spirituality--not just doctrine--to the counseling process.
Individuals, Couples, Adolescents, & Families
- Anxiety, Depression and Grief
- Adolescent and Family Counseling
- Relationships, Premarital and Marriage Counseling
- Sexual Addiction / Pornography Addiction
- Gay and Lesbian Issues / ”Coming Out”
- Resolving Faith Struggles
- Personal Growth / Life-Stage Crisis
- Crisis Counseling
- Growth Groups
- Sexuality and Ethics Programs for Teens, Parents, and Adults
- University Campus Presentations
- Young Adult Retreats
- Marriage Enrichment Seminars
A Resource for Clergy
- Pastoral Leadership development and coaching
- Counseling and consulting for clergy and their families - initial sessions without cost and additional sessions deeply discounted
A Resource for Congregations
- Retreat leader for congregations and staff
- Special event speaker for inspiring and/or funding ministry
- Conflict management using Family and Congregational Systems Theory combined with biblical principles
- Biblical or topical program leader
- Critical Incident Recovery (traumatic or other significant incidents impacting congregational life)
Corporate Training & Retreats
- Inspiring interpersonal and intrapersonal excellence
- Motivating result-oriented superior customer service
- Increasing employee retention through job satisfaction
- Integrating value-oriented relationships for reduced conflict and improved performance
- Assessing work styles and emotional needs for team building and organizational effectiveness
“Your presentation was wonderful, inspiring, and motivating. Our associates are still talking about it. We have a diverse workforce and you were sensitive to the needs of everyone.”
Executive & Management Development
- Executive Coaching to bring clarity to vision
- Manager Coaching to build confidence and self-awareness of leadership style
- Conflict management through systems/interpersonal dynamics approach
- Critical Incident Recovery from emotional trauma following co-worker death, workforce violence/crime, lay-offs/firings “fall out”, or other critical incidents
“Your coaching was instrumental in helping us position ourselves for the next level. Thank you.”
Fequently Asked Questions
Q: Is counseling affordable?
A: Yes! Payment methods accepted include Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, checks and cash. A sliding fee-scale is also available for those with compelling financial need.
Q: What does it mean that Dr. Kindley is a Pastoral Counselor?
A: Dr. Kindley is a clinically trained Pastoral Counselor with over 28 years experience working with people of many backgrounds, creeds, and lifestyles. Pastoral Counseling integrates the therapeutic practice of psychotherapy with the Divine gift of spirituality. Prayer, faith, and spirituality are added components which can be brought to the counseling process. Persons without religious or spiritual orientation who enter the counseling process will find the same cognitive and behavioral therapy of a conventional counselor. They can also discover the added benefit of exploring the spiritual component of life if they choose to do so.
Q: I need a counselor that is convenient for me. What if I cannot come during the day?
A: Evening and weekend appointments are available. The office is centrally located at 3906 Lemmon Ave, one block West of Oak Lawn, above LaMadeleine French Bakery. Ample free parking is available off Lemmon Ave. or Reagan St.
Q: Do you accept insurance?
A: Although insurance is not accepted, cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card make payment convenient. Receipts are provided if you choose to file insurance on your own. Pastoral Counseling is a covered mental health expense for most Medical Reimbursement Plans, and client’s report that they have successfully filed claims with their major medical or mental health insurance providers. Dr. Kindley is an “out-of-network” provider, so you can inquire about coverage for counseling in this category.
Q: Do I need to be religious or a Christian?
A: No, Pastoral Counseling is for any seeking to grow in their understanding of themselves and in their relationships. Spirituality is a genuine component of the human experience, but spiritual or doctrinal beliefs are never forced upon anyone. People of all faiths or with no spiritual creed are welcome.
Q: What can I expect at my first session?
A: Your initial session will typically be about 75 minutes. This will be an opportunity for you to meet and know your therapist, complete some informational documents, and determine your method of payment. In order to focus on you and your concerns, payment of fees and other business-related tasks will be handled before your session begins. Scheduling of future appointments will be done at the end of the session.
About Dr. Kindley
Gary G. Kindley, D.Min., LPC Intern, CSAT (4)Pastoral Counselor - CCIA, LLC(Supervised by Randy Martin, MA, LPC-S 214-392-8247)
BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
Dr. Gary G. Kindley has over 29 years of counseling experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents, families, corporations, organizations, and people of many faiths, backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences. A Texas native, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University (magna cum laude), as well as a Master of Divinity Degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling from Texas Christian University. He has done additional graduate counseling studies at the University of North Texas at Dallas, and is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Candidate ( CSAT-4) through the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals where he studied with Dr. Patrick Carnes, Dr. Ken Adams, Dr. Stefanie Carnes, and Rob Weiss.
TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
He has received clinical training in hospital, parish, and counseling center settings, including over 2-1/2 years of supervised counseling experience at the TCU Pastoral Counseling Center and UNT Dallas Counseling Clinic, combined. He received CPE training at Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Hospital-Fort Worth, and has served on the Crisis Intervention Suicide Hotline in Fort Worth.
A gifted speaker, educator, and author, he has been a resource for corporations and entities such as Nordstrom Stores, the United States Army, the Lions Eye Bank, Zale Lipshy Hospital, Tarrant County College District, UMCOR, Killeen ISD, Georgetown ISD, private investment and healthcare companies, as well as city and county governments in Central Texas and the DFW metroplex.
His studies have included psychology, systems theory, conflict management, pastoral psychotherapy, personality typing, addiction/twelve-step counseling, spiritual direction, leadership coaching and team development, with post-graduate studies in sexual ethics, men’s spirituality and life-stage crisis. He has participated in continuing education events in Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, Houston, Austin, Arlington, San Antonio, Jerusalem, Athens, and London, as well as at Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Southwestern University.
He has served as a Sexuality & Ethics Educator with the United Methodist Church for almost 30 years, leading sexuality and intimacy seminars for organizations, churches, and schools throughout Texas including Southwestern University and Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (now UNT Health Science Center).
PASTORAL COUNSELOR & AFFILIATIONS/CREDENTIALS
Gary Kindley is a UNITED Church of Christ (UCC) minister, affiliated with the Cathedral of Hope UCC and the North Texas Association of the United Church of Christ (the mainline Protestant denomination, not to be confused with local "Churches of Christ" throughout Texas and other states). Previously, he has served as a Senior Minister and Pastoral Counselor working with United Methodist congregations, as well as ecumenical, non-denominational, and non-profit community service organizations throughout Central Texas.
Officially endorsed by several North Texas area churches representing United Methodist, United Church of Christ (UCC), and independent Evangelical traditions, he holds membership with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, the Texas Counseling Association, the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and the DFW Chapter of the Association for Professional Type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner). He is licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, supervised by Randy Martin, MA, LPC-S.
A pre-marital counseling provider through the Texas Twogether Program, he provides premarital counseling to couples for reduced fees and is available to officiate for couples in need of a clergy/officiant for weddings or holy unions.
Dr. Kindley is the father of two sons, and adoptive-parent to a 3-year-old Springer-Spaniel named Benson. His hobbies include travel, piano, movies and skeet shooting (the challenge of hitting a moving target that doesn't bleed)! An advocate of educational travel, he has led tours of the Middle East, Greece, Scotland, and England.
phone: 817-312-9919 (DFW Metro)
3906 Lemmon Avenue, Suite 207
Dallas, TX 75219
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