Linda Payne, Ph.D

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    Hi, My name is DR. LINDA PAYNE and thank you for your time.
    I have always had a heart to help struggling people.  I have spent a life of helping others.  My husband and I started a church and served for 4 years in that capacity.  I counseling many people as a Pastors wife. I started a number of food banks to help feed the poor and ministered to street people.  I did jail ministry for several years as well.  I decided to go back to school and get my degree in Christian Counseling.                                                                                              
    I graduated from a bible college; Ministry International Institute in Powell, Tenn., earning my Doctorate..  I specialized in Anger and Abuse Therapy.  I have had an individual practice now for 10 years. In that 10 years I have helped many people to walk in freedom. I also am a facilitator for" Symbis," pre-marriage counseling. I am also an Ordained Minister.  As a Christian Counselor I believe that many problems can be spiritual in nature, resulting from either not understanding biblical truth or from sinful behavior.  I also recognize that personal problems can arise because of physical, social and environmental influences and psychological pressures. 
    I have done extensive work with Married Couples, and Relational Issues.  I have helped children, teenagers, adults.  I am well trained in teaching healthy Communication and Conflict Resolution techniques. I also have worked with many who struggle with Narcissism, Co-Dependency, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Addictions,  and Communication Problems. I believe there is no problem too big, and there is always hope for freedom.
    My heart is to reach as many people as I can, and help those who financially can not afford counseling.  When you are struggling with issues in your life; the last thing you need to worry about is your finances, as well.  Another reason is that I am counseling out of my office at home right now; so I do not have a large overhead.
   I believe every answer for life comes from the word of God.  I rely heavily on the Bible. and the leading of the Holy Spirit; but I also use many tools that I received from my years of training.  I am committed to praying often for my clients and the issues they are experiencing.  


Linda Payne Reaches

Tyler TX