Dean Wisdom

Dean Wisdom

I am married to my wonderful wife Jill and together we have four sweet little girls:  triplets + 1.  To me, being a husband and dad are intimately tied to who I am as a man.  This is why I enjoy helping people with issues in marriage and parenting so couples, parents and children are the primary focus in my private practice.

Professionally, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).

I felt the desire to have more specialized training working specifically with couples so I have completed Level I Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I use Gottman Method Couples Therapy in my practice.  You can find out more about this therapy by clicking here.

Being a Registered Play Therapist means I have advanced education, training, and supervision working with children in play therapy.  In fact, I am the only male Registered Play Therapist in the Plano – Frisco – McKinney – Allen – Richardson area.  All that is to say is that some parents specifically prefer a male to work with their child.   One thing that distinguishes me I think is that I work well with all ages and genders which gives me an up-close perspective on what different people are experiencing in a family or marriage.

Here is some info on my education, licensure, and professional associations.

Licensure and Certifications

  • 2012 Licensed Professional Counselor
  • 2013 Registered Play Therapist
  • 2009 National Certified Counselor

Education

  • 2008 Master of Education University of North Texas, Counseling
  • 1998 Master of Theology Dallas Theological Seminary, Educational Leadership
  • 1985 Bachelor of Science Texas A&M University, Agriculture Economics

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Membership in the American Counseling Association
  • Professional Membership in the Association for Play Therapy