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James T. McLaughlin, PhD, LP-HSP, BCPCC

James T. McLaughlin, PhD, LP-HSP, BCPCC

Dr. McLaughlin is a licensed psychologist–health service provider, and a board certified professional Christian counselor.  A native Texan, he has earned degrees at the Univ. of North TX, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in CA, Louisiana Tech, and a counseling psychology doctorate from Univ. of Southern MS.   He was in vocational ministry as a chaplain, student minister, and a pastoral counselor before entering mental health work.  Working initially as a licensed professional counselor in inpatient psychiatry, he then became a psychologist 25 years ago.

In that capacity he’s served in a variety of roles, including: interning at a VA hospital, being a community mental health clinical director, and doing psychotherapy and evaluations in several private settings. He’s also worked as staff psychologist in diverse settings like a male psychiatric prison, general hospitals, and chronic pain hospital clinics.  Recently, he served at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth for over 8 years,  where he helped establish the Martin Center for Chronic Pain Management.

Dr. McLaughlin has taught as adjunct faculty at four different universitie, and currently is teaching for Criswell College in Dallas. He has taught mostly in graduate psychology and counseling.

He is a member of several professional organizations, such as: American Academy for Pain Management, Amer. Assoc. of Christian Counselors, Amer. Psychological Assoc., Christian Assoc. for Psychological Studies, & the Texas Psych. Assoc.  He’s also on the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.  Most importantly, however, has been redeemed by the Son of God and is a member of a local Baptist church.

He’s been counseling at Focus for Living for over a year, where he seeks to honor God’s ways in helping people deal with their problems.  Dr. McLaughlin works with adults of all ages concerning a wide range of issues. 

He can be contacted via email at jtmclaughlin@focusforliving.net.