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Ryan Tompkins

Resident

Supervised By
J. Scott Davis, LPC-S
Credentials
  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate
Practice Locations
  • Central Office
  • Lake Highlands United Methodist Church
Life Stages
  • Children, 5-12 years
  • Adolescents, 13-17 years
  • College, Young Adults
  • Adults
  • Seniors, 65+ years
  • Couples
  • Families
Areas of Focus
  • Faith and spirituality
  • Life changes/transitions
  • Marriage, couples
  • Men's issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
Education
  • Masters of Professional Counseling, Amberton University
  • Doctor of Ministry, Baylor University
  • Master of Divinity, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, The University at Buffalo

Always having a passion for teaching, Ryan started his professional career teaching at both public and private schools in New York State. Ryan eventually wanted to concentrate on teaching in the church, so he attended seminary in Philadelphia and then joined the staff of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC. After several years in the Big Apple, Ryan assumed the senior leadership role at Rockwall Presbyterian Church.

Matthew chapter 25, with its emphasis on the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, and prisoner, and James's emphasis on the widow and orphan, have always been important landmarks for Ryan's journey. These priorities played out in serving the poor in Rockwall County, partnering with several projects in India, and currently in his role as a chaplain at Children's Medical Center.

"I have three teenagers, and my hobbies on most weeknights include persuading them to finish homework or managing a bit of drama," says Ryan. "I am passionate about reading and learning, particularly as such activities pertain to pursuing answers to the bigger questions of life. I like to work out, but find myself moving slower and slower as time marches on. I enjoy long walks with my wife and a good fire."

Additional areas of focus:
Anger management
Boundaries
Bullying
Child and play therapy
Children with disruptive and oppositional behavior
Chronic pain
Codependency
Coping with divorce, blended families
Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts
Domestic violence recovery
Educational testing
Faith and spirituality
Family therapy
Gambling
Grief and loss
Group therapy
Guilt and shame
Identity and self-image
Infertility, miscarriage
LGBTQ+
Life changes/transitions
Marriage, couples
Men’s issues
Parenting
Pre-engagement, pre-married
Relationship issues
School-related issues
Screen/internet addiction
Sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse
Social skills
Stress management
Substance abuse/addiction
Testing and assessments
Trauma
Women's issues, young women

Certifications

  • Ordained in the Presbyterian Church