Counseling Services Center

1112 St. Joseph Street

Stearns Hall (Located in the Basement) 

Dallas Campus

Robert Duckworth, M.A., PhD, LPC-S

Director of Counseling Services
Adjunct Professor of Counseling Ministries

Joy Ahern

LPC Associate

Sarah Gibson

LPC Associate

Kim Lusk

Counseling Services Administrator

Michael Parker

Pastoral Counselor

Michelle Peterson

LPC Associate

Steve Sainato

LPC Associate

Additional Campuses

Alexis Beebe


Rebeca Luo

LPC Associate
Houston Campus

Bob Thornton

LPC Associate
DC Campus

Mission and Purpose

DTS Counseling Services seeks to alleviate psychological suffering by helping clients cope with and navigate the challenges of daily living. Our mission is to provide mental health support services to the current students, faculty and staff of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Our counselors work to enhance the emotional well-being of clients by providing confidential short-term individual counseling, couples counseling, and family counseling. Support groups, assessments, educational resources, wellness programming and referrals to community mental health professionals are also provided.

Some of the most common issues encountered by our clients are depression, anxiety, stress management, grief, loneliness, low self-esteem, cultural adjustments, life transitions, and difficulties with establishing and maintaining relationships. If a client has particular concerns about their spiritual life, our therapists are trained to help the client discern how spiritual matters intersect with emotional health.