Ellen Dean M.S., LPC-S, LMFT-S, CBC
Ellen Dean has a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University in Family Relations/ Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Women’s University. Ellen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC-S) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor (LMFT-S) with the state of Texas.
Ellen has four Biblical Counseling Certifications. These are from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) Level 3, Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), Institute of Biblical Counseling (IBC), and the International Board of Professional Certified Christian Counselors (IBPCC).
Biblical Counseling and Ministries is a private practice of counseling. The office is conveniently located in Richardson, TX. Ellen uses Biblical principles and Scriptural guidelines in counseling. She prays with and for her clients. Counseling is provided regarding many issues.
Some of these areas of counseling include: premarital; marriage issues; strengthening and restoring trust in marriage; rebuilding closeness; marital oneness; emotional, physical and spiritual intimacy in marriage; infidelity and adultery issues; faithfulness; unfaithfulness; after affairs; marital roles; communication; conflict resolution; confession; forgiveness; abusive relationships (verbal, emotional and physical); abuse recovery; family relationships; financial issues; blended families; singleness; grief and bereavement; divorce recovery; therapeutic separation guidelines; parenting issues; infertility; adoption; addictions; anger; depression; eating issues; image issues; fears and anxieties; jobs and life transitions; friendships; loneliness; life struggles and difficulties; codependency; women’s issues.
Ellen Dean does premarital counseling and is listed with the state of Texas in the "Twogether in Texas" Program that allows for a couple to get a $60 discount on the marriage license when they complete 8 hours of premarital counseling with her. Ellen is certified in the Prepare/Enrich Curriculum and she is also a certified SYMBIS Facilitator. She leads counseling therapy groups on an assortment of relevant topics. Ellen is certified in Couple Communication Levels I and II. She also has certifications in Collaborative Team Skills Training and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
Ellen has been married to Dr. Bob Dean since 1974. They have two grown children, a daughter in law and one precious little grandson. Bob has been the Executive Director of the Dallas Baptist Association since 2006.