Andi Thacker

Andi Thacker

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.

Andi Thacker’s 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.

Andi Thacker’s Contributions

The Ability to Apologize

Dr. Andi Thacker, professor of Biblical Counseling, encourages listeners toward leadership that mirror empathy, compassion, and…
October 2, 2021

Rest for Weary Souls: Rhythms of Renewal for Those in Ministry

Dr. Andi Thacker, assistant professor of Biblical Counseling, reminds believers how compassion fatigue and burnout plague…
March 5, 2021
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Dealing with Grief and Anxiety

In this episode, Kymberli Cook, Bill Hendricks, Dr. Andi Thacker, and Joe Riegel discuss grief, focusing…
September 29, 2020
Guest speakers recording The Table podcast

Mothers Working Outside the Home

In this episode, Kymberli Cook, Drs. Andi Thacker, and Christina Crenshaw discuss various issues related to…
May 14, 2019
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Cultural Engagement: Busyness, Burnout, and Apathy

Dr. Darrell Bock, executive director of The Hendricks Center, talks with Dr. Andi Thacker, assistant professor…
February 19, 2019

3 Lessons Christian Parents Can Learn from Play Therapy

How can parents integrate insights from the art of Play Therapy with Scripture?
November 6, 2015
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