Kathleen Mills, LPC-S, CEAP
Meet Kathleen Mills!
Where Have Our Critical Thinking Skills Gone?
Wisdom. Listen. Pictures.
My story? Well, let’s see…I was born and raised in Michigan but got to Texas as quickly as I could. I have a degree in performance flute and was a band-leader at Lake Highlands High for 10 years, working with some of the brightest minds in the music space, before deciding to go back to school and become a counselor. Been married to the same guy forever, we have two grown sons, and here I am. To get to the point I believe I’ve hit just about every pot-hole there is along the way and I’m still rolling.
I love music. I love God. I love America. I love my family, and I love what I do.
What Is Wisdom?
A friend of mine once asked me what makes a good counselor and I replied, “Wisdom. A good counselor is one that knows how to listen”.
“So, listening is wisdom?”, he asked. I thought about that and said, “No, wisdom is the self-aware application of godly principles coupled with our own experiences, for the benefit of ourselves and others.”
“Where does it come from?”, he asked. “Wisdom comes from experience, and experience comes from living”, I said. “And since life comes from God, wisdom emanates from Him as well.”
What Is A Good Listener?
“And the listening?” he inquired. “Listening is the natural posture we assume after we realize that we don’t know all the answers!”, I told him. He began to smile.
“So, what makes a good listener, then?” to which I replied, “Wisdom! Wisdom enables a person to know when to listen, when to speak, and when just a smile is appropriate.”
We’re all given adequate wisdom by our Creator to keep us alive and answer most of the deep questions we have about ourselves and the world around us. Despite that, sometimes things can get a bit overwhelming, can’t they? What we need then is someone who can listen, and with the wisdom that only comes with, “been there, done that”, help us put the pieces together and make sense of what’s before us.
What Do I Need?
The irony of it all is that you already have all the pieces, you may just need an experienced listener to help you put them all together and admire the picture! I’ve been told many times, by reliable sources, that I’m a good listener. And, I like good pictures. I’d be delighted to help you with yours. Schedule some time with me and I’ll look forward to meeting you. Call me at 972-234-6634 x104.
Schedule An Appointment With Kathleen
- By Phone.
You may call 972-234-6634 x104 and leave her a message. She routinely returns calls left before 3pm within an hour (really!). So, keep your phone handy! She will answer any questions or concerns you might have and then go from there. All calls after 3pm will be returned the next business day. You will still need to complete your pre-appointment paperwork so you'll want to arrive 15-20 minutes early if you choose this route.
2. By Online Portal
This route will allow you to:
- Setup your client portal.
- Complete the required paperwork, necessary prior to the first visit.
- Simply go to the calendar icon (on your dashboard) to self schedule your first appointment.
- Select the FIRST APPOINTMENT option and scheduled, If you are EAP please let me know! Thank you!
Seen us before and already completed your account setup and paperwork? This is the button for you!
- Simply go to the calendar icon (on your dashboard) to self schedule your next appointment.
Years In Practice
- Codependency/Relational Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Life Transitions
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Christian Counseling
- SYMBIS Pre-Marital Counseling
- SYMBIS + Marriage Jumpstart!
- Debt-Free Financial Solutions Coaching
Master of Education in Counselor Education, University of North Texas
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
Certified Employee Assistance Professional
Certified SYMBIS Assessment Facilitator
- Is This Your Child? by Doris Rapp, MD.
- Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody
- Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud
- Finding Purpose Beyond our Pain, by Dr. Paul Meier and Dr. David Henderson
- Save Your Marriage Before It Starts, by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott
- Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey
"Dealing With Covid" Information
Kathleen stages training workshops for counselors through her sister company, PracticeMentors.us. This is an article in which she warns of the unique issues counselors should be ready to discuss with their clients, and why. Click the title above to see it.
Our business is run on a finite number of business hours scheduled. We recognize that things sometime happen and you may need to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If so, please call at least 24 hrs in advance (no emails, please) and give us an opportunity to help someone else in that time slot.
Failure to cancel (24 hrs in advance) or show up for your scheduled session will constitute permission to bill you for the time you scheduled.