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Empowering individuals, couples, and young adults through transformative counseling.


Meet Dan Kirkland, MS, LPC-S

Born in the vibrant landscapes of South Louisiana, Dan's journey through life has been marked by the transitions of time and place, ultimately leading him to a profound passion for counseling. At the tender age of eight, Dan's family uprooted to Mississippi, immersing him in the rich tapestry of country living. Surrounded by the beauty of nature and embraced by a close-knit community, he discovered his affinity for horses, the art of fishing, and the joys of genuine human connections.

These experiences have uniquely equipped Dan with a deep understanding of the transformative power of connections. Having navigated the changes and challenges that come with moving, adapting, and connecting with others, he knows firsthand the importance of empathy, understanding, and effective communication. It's this wealth of personal experiences that enables him to connect with you on a profound level.

Telehealth Relationship and Individual Therapy

At the core of Dan's practice is a deep commitment to nurturing healthy relationships and individual well-being. Specializing in Gottman Relationship Therapy, he empowers couples to navigate their partnerships with expertise honed over decades. Dan's evidence-based approach helps couples build stronger foundations, enhance communication, and cultivate lasting intimacy. Dan's expertise isn't confined to relationship therapy; he also excels in individual therapy. Employing a holistic approach, he guides clients on journeys of self-discovery and personal growth. With years of counseling mastery, he creates a nurturing space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and challenges.

Gottman Relationship Therapy

Gottman Relationship Therapy aims to address conflicting verbal communication, boost intimacy, respect, and affection, as well as break down barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy. The goal is to create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Counseling

People on the autism spectrum are largely misunderstood and underestimated. Even on the spectrum, every human being is different from the other. If you are on the spectrum, Dan would be honored to be your therapist. We could do this individually or with your partner utilizing Gottman Relationship Therapy.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is offered for older adolescents (17 and older) and adults who are not coming in with a significant other. In our first session, we get to know each other. You will be able to tell me about your life and the struggles you are currently facing.

Serving Communities Across Texas

Our counseling services are not limited by geographical boundaries. While based in Richardson, Texas, we proudly extend our support to individuals, couples, and young adults throughout the entire state. From the bustling energy of Houston to the vibrant culture of Austin, and from the scenic beauty of San Antonio to the warmth of Dallas, we are here for you. Our commitment to accessible and transformative counseling knows no bounds. Whether you reside in the heart of a major city or a quaint town, our virtual telehealth services bridge the gap, making quality mental health care accessible from the comfort of your space. Your well-being is our priority, no matter where you call home.

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Counseling Meets Comfort

In a world where technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, Dan's commitment to his clients' well-being has led him to seamlessly integrate telehealth into his practice. This innovative approach, known as telecounseling or teletherapy, represents a powerful union of convenience and quality care. Telehealth, in Dan's practice, is not merely a response to changing times; it's a proactive step toward improving the accessibility of counseling services. With the rise of digital communication, Dan recognized the potential to extend his therapeutic reach beyond the confines of a physical office. By offering virtual sessions, he's breaking down geographical barriers and eliminating the need for his clients to travel long distances. Whether you're in a rural area, a bustling city, or anywhere in between, Dan's expertise is now just a virtual connection away.

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Transparent Service Fees

We understand the importance of accessible mental health care, and we offer multiple ways to make our services available to you. We are pleased to accept insurance and are affiliated with various insurance networks. To confirm our participation in your specific network, we kindly ask that you reach out to your insurance company directly. You may find us listed either as Dan Kirkland or under the name Kirkland Clinical Associates. Additionally, we offer the option to pay for our services out of pocket. Our pricing for a comprehensive 50-minute session is $150. This option provides flexibility and control over your counseling journey. Your mental health journey is personal and unique, and we are here to support you in whichever way best suits your needs. 

Learn More About Our Services

Nurturing Love and Connection: A Guide to Gottman Relationship Therapy in Texas through Telehealth

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | November 21, 2023

Love is a beautiful journey, but it isn’t always smooth sailing. In the vast and diverse state of Texas, couples from various cities and towns seek ways to strengthen their relationships. Enter the renowned Gottman Relationship Therapy, a proven approach to improving and nurturing love and connection. In this article, we’ll explore the principles of…

Empowering College Students with Autism

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | November 6, 2023

College life is a transformative journey marked by new experiences, personal growth, and academic challenges. For college students with autism, this transition can be particularly complex. As we continue to champion neurodiversity, it’s crucial to recognize the unique strengths and difficulties that are encountered and, most importantly, to provide the support needed. In this article,…

Addressing Men’s Issues: The Role of Therapy in Texas

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | October 31, 2023

Men’s issues encompass a broad spectrum of challenges that men encounter within the realms of their personal and professional lives. While therapy may not always be the initial consideration, it emerges as a potent and effective means of confronting and resolving these issues. In this insightful blog post, we delve into the significance of therapy…

Embracing Neurodiversity: Thriving as Adults with Autism

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | October 24, 2023

Autism is a complex neurodevelopmental condition that manifests uniquely in each individual. As society embraces the concept of neurodiversity, celebrating differences and recognizing that neurological variations, including autism, are natural facets of the human experience, it becomes crucial to understand the distinct strengths and challenges that adults with autism face. In this comprehensive exploration, Dan…

Navigating the Storm: What to Do When Panic Strikes

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | October 17, 2023

Panic attacks can feel like a sudden and overwhelming storm, leaving you feeling helpless and out of control. If you’ve experienced panic attacks, you know how debilitating they can be. In this comprehensive guide, Dan Kirkland, LPC-S, will walk you through what panic attacks are and offer a range of practical strategies to help you…

Thriving in a World Designed for Extroverts: Life as an Introvert

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | October 10, 2023

Are you an introvert navigating a world that often seems designed for extroverts? You’re not alone. Many introverts face unique challenges and strengths in their personal and professional lives. In this in-depth exploration, Dan Kirkland, LPC-S, will take you on a journey to understand what it means to be an introvert and provide actionable advice…

Unlocking Your Potential: The Benefits of Individual Therapy

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | October 3, 2023

Are you facing challenges in life that seem insurmountable? Do you often find yourself struggling with stress, anxiety, or relationship issues? Individual therapy, also known as counseling or talk therapy, could be the key to unlocking your potential and living a happier, more fulfilling life. In this comprehensive guide, Dan Kirkland, LPC-S, will explore the…

Understanding the Mechanics of Gottman Relationship Therapy: Building Lasting Love

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | August 16, 2023

Hey there, it’s Dan, and today I’m excited to take you on a journey into the world of Gottman Relationship Therapy. As someone who’s seen the incredible transformations it can bring to couples, I’m eager to share how this methodology works its magic in helping partners build stronger, lasting connections. Laying the Foundation: The Sound…

Unveiling the Power of Virtual Telehealth: Convenience and Confidentiality in Counseling

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | August 16, 2023

Hello, readers! Dan here, and today I’m excited to dive into a topic that’s been shaping the landscape of counseling: virtual telehealth. As a licensed professional counselor supervisor (LPC-S) with over three decades of experience, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative impact that this technology has brought to the world of mental health care. In this…

Bridging the Gap: Virtual Telehealth’s Impact on Counseling in Rural Texas

By Dan Kirkland MS, LPC-S | August 9, 2023

Greetings, everyone! It’s Dan here, and today I want to delve into a topic that’s close to my heart as a licensed professional counselor supervisor (LPC-S) in the state of Texas: the transformative power of virtual telehealth in enhancing mental health services, particularly in rural areas. Living in the digital age has opened up unprecedented…