A Trusted Resource
For more than 50 years, The Center has been a trusted resource to help individuals and families navigate life’s changes and challenges through counseling and psychological services that are accessible and honor the role that faith plays in people’s lives.
New Name. Same Mission.
The Center (formerly Pastoral Counseling and Education Center) was founded in 1968 by the Greater Dallas Council of Churches and immediately became a nationally respected leader in the integration of theology and psychology in counseling. The first executive director was the renowned Dr. Kenneth Pepper "Dr. Pepper," an expert in the field of pastoral counseling who took on the call the make counseling accessible to the community.
Under Dr. Pepper's trailblazing leadership, The Center became an established, trusted resource through church partnerships and other collaborations. The Center's therapists continue this legacy and mission helping people of all ages and stages navigate and grow through life's challenges making a generational impact.
In 2019, we introduced a new name and redesigned logo – The Center for Integrated Counseling and Psychology (The Center). Our new name reflects the expanded breadth of our work, the same mission and the continued legacy.
Trustworthy and Compassionate Care
In 2019, we provided 26,000+ counseling sessions, served 3,500+ children, teens and adults with counseling and assessments, and led workshops and mental health education for 7,000+ individuals. We provide services at 29 locations including our main office, churches, physician group offices, a Waco office, and multiple sites for our Partnerships for Accessible Counseling and Training (PACT) program. The Center's staff focus on offering trustworthy and compassionate care.
Child therapists bring hope and healing in our Child and Family Wing created through funding from the Crystal Charity Ball in 1993. The Ambassadors, a volunteer leadership group founded by Sue McCoy, raised funds that began our assessments and psychological testing program which continues to grow through the work of our four licensed psychologists.
see how we are embracing our past and pointing toward a bright future in the video below.
Committed Community Partners and Friends
Our success is traced to the support of friends and foundations across the community and those who came before us. We look forward to the new and exciting opportunities ahead as we continue our mission and honor the role that faith plays in people's lives.
The Center provides counseling where people live, work, play, and pray.
We have a convenient location near you
The Center encourages healing and growth across North Texas and the areas immediately surrounding our main office on MacArthur Avenue in the heart of Dallas.
We provide education on parenting and mental health in churches, schools, and businesses across North Texas.
With locations in Dallas, Arlington, Garland, Highland Park, Lake Highlands, Lakewood, McKinney, Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Plano, Richardson, Waco, Waxahachie, and West Dallas, our services reach families with a wide variety of cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels.
Everyone we serve shares common experiences - loss, stress, fear, mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, pain, and trauma. We make mental health education, counseling, and support services, which are generally thought to be only available to people with financial resources, accessible to all.