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Counseling Staff

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Dr. Mindi Lunday

Ed.D., M.A., M.A., LMHC-S, LPC

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Dr. Mindi Lunday has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling, and a Master’s in Education. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, having been trained in, and practicing, play therapy since her practicum days of graduate school.

Dr. Lunday was trained to integrate Biblical principles into her psychological approach and practices from a faith-based perspective. She is also a Certified Trauma Counselor, Certified Addiction Counselor, and certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), a crisis/trauma intervention program. Although integrative, which means she pulls from many psychological theories, her primary therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Attachment Theory, Child Centered Play Therapy, and Family Systems.

Dr. Lunday has worked with a multitude of backgrounds, including Child Protective Services/Department of Children and Families, an Advocacy Center working with sexually abused children and their families, domestic violence shelters, a homeless shelter, and private practice. This has provided an opportunity to work with a myriad of backgrounds and issues, though her primary areas of experience include trauma/abuse, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Lunday also published an article based on research she conducted regarding how to heal the spiritual impact of trauma in the summer edition of Christian Counselors of Texas, and presented her findings at the American Association of Christian Counselor’s National Convention in Nashville, TN.