Dr. F. Alan Pickering’s private practice is offered at different sites in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Sites include downtown Ft. Worth, Dallas, Springtown, Haltom City, Arlington, McKinney, Garland, and Plano. If you are interested in counseling, please contact him on his cell at 817.807.6869 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about counseling? Fortunately we are living in an era when
having a therapist and getting counseling is quite the thing to do.
Counseling is no longer a stigma that it used to be, because there has
surfaced a realization that we are all quite flawed and need help in
life, and there are no exceptions—“all have sinned and fall short of the
glory of God.” From a theological standpoint, we are depraved and have
been dramatically affected by living East of Eden on a fallen planet. We
have been sinned against (abused, neglected, rejected, ridiculed,
ignored, etc.). Sadly, we all walk with some kind of emotional,
cognitive, or behavioral “limp.” To admit that then allows a person to
face himself and consider seeking resources for growth. Alan believes
that many people will not make significant progress in life without
specific instruction, input, strategies, unconditional acceptance, and
“coaching.” Counseling helps a person learn how to deal with the issues
of his/her life, become more effective, and experience God’s best.
Counseling is ultimately about getting life right, finding the most
appropriate wisdom for your relationships, marriage, parenting,
finances, family, etc., and living in the most effective, productive,
significant, and rewarding way that is possible for your life.
Alan’s joy is in serving people to become more effective with life and
thus bringing glory to God. Alan will assess your thinking, emotions,
and behavior, relationships, and develop interventions, strategies, and a
game plan that will help you move down the road of life in the best
Alan has conducted over 800 people-helping seminars throughout the United States and abroad. He is a member of the American Association of Christian counselors, a certified instructor for the Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis, and developed the Marital Intimacy Inventory. Alan has been married for 32 years and raised five children into young adulthood. He received a Master of Divinity from Abilene Christian University, M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Bethel Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Harding University. He has been intermittently working on a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Alan serves as a pastoral counselor at Park Hill Church, Haltom City Christian Church, Northeast Church, Hillcrest Christian Church, Cross Bend Christian Church and Destiny Church in the DFW Metroplex area. He is also a grief and spiritual counselor for AllStar Hospice.