About Our Practice

Dan Kirkland, MS, LPC-S, is the driving force behind our Telehealth Counseling Services. With a mission to enhance relationships and individual well-being, Dan's practice is centered on empowering clients to flourish. His expertise lies in Gottman Relationship Therapy, backed by decades of wisdom, enabling couples to navigate their partnerships with finesse. Through a fusion of skill, empathy, and innovation, Dan's Telehealth Counseling Services break geographical barriers, making transformative counseling accessible to all Texans, regardless of their location.

Drawing from evidence-based methodologies, our practice approach aids couples in constructing solid foundations for their partnerships. Through tailored guidance, couples enhance their communication dynamics, fostering deeper understanding and lasting intimacy. This expertise, however, extends beyond relationship therapy alone. Our practice has extensive proficiency in a holistic approach to individual therapy. In the realm of individual therapy, our approach involves acting as a compassionate guide on the journey of self-discovery and personal evolution. Years of counseling mastery provide the tools and safe space necessary for individuals to delve into their thoughts, emotions, and challenges. Every session becomes an opportunity to explore one's inner landscape, fostering growth and healing.


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.

Dan was an active participant in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the Rodeo Team, fostering a deep appreciation for discipline and teamwork. Upon graduating from R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas, Dan embarked on his academic journey at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where his enthusiasm for the human mind and heart led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in Counseling and Psychology. This academic odyssey paved the way for his realization that his life's calling was intricately tied to helping others navigate the complexities of their own emotions and experiences.


Dan's quest for personal and professional growth continued as he pursued a Master of Science degree in counseling, a crucial milestone in his journey toward becoming a licensed professional counselor supervisor (LPC-S). The culmination of his academic pursuits was accentuated by a three-year internship, a rigorous period of hands-on learning that fortified his expertise and honed his counseling skills. Dan is a Gottman level-three therapist.. This dedicated journey prepared him to undertake and conquer the Texas State Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors exam, solidifying his place in the realm of counseling.


Today, Dan stands as a testament to the transformative power of life's experiences. His upbringing in South Louisiana, his immersion in Mississippi's countryside, his academic voyage at Texas A&M-Commerce, and his commitment to personal and academic growth have all converged to shape the compassionate and skilled counselor he has become. With an unyielding dedication to his craft, Dan is poised to guide and support individuals, couples, and young adults on their own unique journeys toward self-discovery and healing. His journey is a reminder that every step, every chapter, and every transition contribute to the tapestry of who we are and who we strive to be. Dan invites you to embark on a transformative path of growth, connection, and healing together.

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.

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…