Dallas Theological Seminary cares deeply about our students. Training you for future ministry involves ministering to you as well. From pastoral counseling and encouragement to professional counseling for more serious concerns, DTS can help. The Department of Student Life offers advising and counseling to students and spouses for personal matters. The staff and faculty below are available to meet with you. To set up an appointment, please contact the Student Life Office (214-887-5360, firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Director of Counseling Services provides initial counseling and assessment at no cost to members of the Seminary family. When ongoing counseling is required beyond the introductory level, referrals are made to find the best care available within a network of mental health professionals.
The Director of Counseling Services administers a psychological assessment to each entering student in conjunction with New Student Orientation. The purpose of the assessment is to assess whether the student has entered the Seminary with personal struggles that, if not addressed, could be detrimental to his or her future ministries. Based on the results of the assessment, the student may receive additional services such as additional testing, reading assignments, and counseling sessions.
Dr. Gary Barnes (Professor of Biblical Counseling) oversees four types of student led support groups on the Dallas campus.
For more information, contact Dr. Gary Barnes