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Providing Professional Counseling Services

John Whaley

M.S., LPC Intern - Supervised by Mary Sanger, M.A., LMFT Supervisor, LPC Supervisor, LCDC

Dallas, Texas Therapist Specializing in Geriatrics, Caregiver Support, Grief, Financial Counseling, Career and Life Transitions

Why do people think and behave the way they do? Early in life I was looking for answers to these questions and decided to major in psychology. I thought I had discovered all the answers. After a forty-year career working primarily for local governments and universities I realized I had just touched the surface. It made me want to learn more and use what wisdom I had to help others. I became a student again and recently earned a master’s in counseling from SMU. What I can offer is life experience coupled with professional training and a strong desire to help make a positive difference for the client.

I provide counseling for teens, adults, older adults (senior citizens), family caregivers,and couples. I understand that life can be challenging, and people can often become discouraged in love, work, and friendship. My role is to help people solve problems by developing strategies that promote healthy functioning while taking into account the welfare of others.

Before becoming a licensed counselor, I focused on financial management, first with the University of Chicago and more recently with Southern Methodist University. There I advised deans, faculty, and staff regarding financial expenditures.  I also guided college students who received special funds to conduct projects that would complement their studies. When it comes to managing your money, I realize how important it is to establish financial goals, identify and prioritize objectives, and persevere in spite of setbacks.  Success can lead to a state of financial andemotional wellness.

Outside of the office, I am a member of the Rotary Club of Park Cities where I pack boxes for the North Texas Food Bank, fill bags of popcorn for the Salvation Army, and serve as a walking marshal in the July 4thparade. I enjoy international travel and dancing with my wife of 40 years. We have two grown sons, who take delight in retelling all of their father’s little idiosyncrasies.

My rate is $100 for a 50-minute session; $150 for an 80-minute session. Click here to request an appointment.

A quote that resonates with me:

Don’t give up. Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door. -- Paulo Coelho


What are these forms?

  1. Adult Intake Form, Minor Intake Form. These forms provide information about you or your child so Insights can craft therapy to be as effective and efficient as possible. Some questions are personal and may be sensitive or even uncomfortable. They are asked in an effort to quickly begin building a complete picture of who you or your child are, which in turn will save valuable therapy time. All client records are strictly confidential and will not be seen by anyone without your written permission unless required by law. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your therapist.
  2. Informed Consent to Treat form.  This form details your rights and responsibilities as a client and consents for me to treat you.

 Which forms should I use?

If you are an adult, use these forms:

If your child is the new client, use these forms:

 What do I do with these forms?

Please print, complete and bring your Adult Intake Form or Minor Intake Form and Informed Consent to Treat forms to your first session. That way, we will be able to begin your therapy at the start of the first appointment.