My name is Derek Laughlin, and I am currently finishing a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling at Amberton University. I am also currently on staff with The Village Church based in Flower Mound, Texas where I have been a member since 2005.

During my undergrad coursework through the University of Texas at Dallas and concurrently working as an engineer for a tech startup, God began to do a work in me to serve college students as well as foster a deep passion for gospel success within marriages and family. I have served my local church as a homegroup leader for the past 8 years. My wife and I currently lead a multi-generational group where I’m afforded the opportunity to counsel individuals and couples struggling with various issues involving depression, anxiety, anger, and relational dysfunction. Additionally, through Redeemer Seminary, I’ve had the privilege of teaching and preaching family discipleship to pastors of the national Senegalese Presbyterian Church. I have also conducted premarital counseling through a curriculum created thorough a collaboration of The Village Church and myself.

My interest in biblical counseling is to see men and women grasp Jesus as Hope. This model of counseling employs the Scriptures as they illumine the person and work of Christ and his continual intercession and presence in a person’s life. My goals as a counselor is to aid and help the believer and seeker to see God who deeply cares for them and to lift their vision beyond their circumstance and toward God’s larger redemptive story at work in their life. I have a passion for seeing a Trinitarian view of relationships radically transform lives and marriages as gospel love takes root in an individual's heart.

My wife, Miranda and I live in the Lakewood neighborhood located near downtown Dallas with our son, Dietrich.

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Derek's Background

Education:

  • B.S. Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas
  • M.A. Counseling, Amberton University
  • M.Div, Redeemer Seminary

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association of Biblical Counselors
  • Equipped to Counsel, Biblical Counseling Coalition
  • CCEF (Christian Counseling & Education Foundation)