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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.

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Gary Brown

M.Div., Certified Life Coach

Gary M. Brown, MDiv, has a BA degree from Baylor University with majors in Religion and Psychology/Sociology with an emphasis in Behavioral Science/Counseling. He also has a Master in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with studies in theology and education/counseling. 

Gary surrendered to the Gospel Ministry at the age of sixteen and began preaching almost immediately. He began pastoring his first church as a sophomore at Baylor University and has served as pastor and/or staff member of churches of all sizes through his 47 year ministry, most recently serving as Equipping Pastor at First Baptist of Roanoke, Texas. 

A major part of Gary’s ministry has always been counseling and pastoral care of families and relationships and has done extensive marriage counseling wherever he served. Gary is also a Certified Life Coach and is now actively coaching with an emphasis on marriage relationships, personal and business success, and pastoral care of pastors and church staff. 

Through the years, Gary and his wife have started and grown four businesses, several of which were sold. He has also been actively involved in community affairs serving in leadership positons including president of the local chamber of commerce and chairman of the Main Street Board. He was awarded the Citizen of the Year for his efforts in the Main Street Program which revitalized the central business district. Gary has also been recognized as Outstanding Young Man in America and Who’s Who in American Business.

Contact 

For any questions you have:

4300 Legendary Drive

Suite 218 Bldg C
Destin, FL 32541

 

850-424-5515

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