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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, and holds multiple certifications in counseling. Most importantly, she is married to Chad and they have three children: Emerson, William, and Webb. 

Courses Taught

  • BC5210 - Counseling Theory
  • BC5215 - Normal Human Growth
  • BC5240 - Research Methods & Statistics
  • BC5305 - Counseling and Ethics Practicum I
  • BC5310 - Counseling Practicum II
  • BC5315 - Counseling Practicum III
  • BC5325 - Counseling Practicum Elective
  • BC5405 - Introduction to Play Therapy
  • BC5410 - Filial Therapy
  • BC5415 - Group Play Activity Therapy
  • BC5430 - Death and Dying
  • BC5330 - International Counseling Practicum


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
Re-finishing old furniture

DTS Voice Videos

Dealing with Grief and Anxiety
Mothers Working Outside the Home
Cultural Engagement: Busyness, Burnout, and Apathy

DTS Voice Articles

Journal Articles

  • "Addressing the Neglect of Students of Color: The Strategy of Life Coaching." Journal of Sociology and Christianity (8:1). 2018. 23–42.
  • "Research in counseling: A 10-year review to inform practice." Journal of Counseling and Development (Summer 2011:89). 2011. 349-359.