Andi Thacker

Andi J. Thacker

As a professor in the Counseling Ministries 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. 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 J. Thacker’s Publication 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 J. Thacker’s Contributions

Dallas Seminary Commencement Ceremony 2024 at Prestonwood Baptist Church

Commencement Ceremony 2024

The DTS Centennial Commencement Ceremony at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.
May 11, 2024

Trauma Revisited

In this episode, Kasey Olander, Andi Thacker, and Josh Freeman revisit the subject of trauma focusing…
November 14, 2023

Understanding Trauma

In this episode, Kasey Olander and Andi Thacker discuss the effects of trauma and how it…
April 25, 2023

The Way Back to Abundance: Arts in Trauma Healing

UKRAINE’S WAR: TRAUMA IN LIFE On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a military invasion of Ukraine…
March 30, 2023

Mothers Working Outside of the Home – Classic

In this classic episode, Kymberli Cook, Drs. Andi Thacker, and Christina Crenshaw discuss various issues related…
March 28, 2023

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
Guest speaker recording The Table podcast

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
Dr. Bock and guests recording The Table podcast

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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