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Andi Thacker

Assistant Professor of Biblical Counseling

BS, Texas Tech University, 2003; MABC, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2006; PhD, University of North Texas, 2010

As a professor in the Biblical counseling department, Dr. Thacker is passionate about teaching counseling students to integrate scripture and psychology and apply those concepts to real life counseling situations. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at DTS, Dr. Thacker maintains a small private practice in which she specializes with children and adolescents and supervises LPC-Interns. Dr. Thacker completed her training with a master's degree in biblical counseling from DTS and a PhD in counselor education and supervision from the University of North Texas. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board Approved Supervisor, a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Most importantly, she is married to Chad and they have two children, Emerson and Will.

Andi Thacker
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  1. Davis, E., Huang, L., Humphrey, D., McGill, Jenny, Pak, J., Thacker, Andi, and Tom, J., "Addressing the Neglect of Students of Color: The Strategy of Life Coaching." Journal of Sociology and Christianity, Vol 8, no. 1 (2018). 23-42.
  2. Thacker, Andi, "Research in counseling: A 10-year review to inform practice." Journal of Counseling and Development Summer 2011, no. 89 (2011). 349-359.

Academic Interests

  • Teaching areas of Play Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Human Development
  • Integrating Expressive Arts in the Therapeutic Process

Personal Interests

  • Family activities (married with two children)
  • Spending time with family
  • Playing the guitar
  • Antiquing
  • Re-finishing old furniture