Aimee Thompson

MA, LPC Intern - Supervised by Jack D. Dickerson

      • education

    BS in Sociology from Texas A & M University
    MA in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University

      • background

    Worked in Human Resources for Baylor Healthcare System.

    Full-time mom for more than thirteen years.

    Enjoys studying and teaching God’s Word and actively serves her church in a variety of ministries to children, preteens, and women.

    Her experience with seasons of physical pain gives her compassion and understanding for those in crisis.

      • passions

    Passionate pursuer of help and hope for fellow strugglers. Desires to see others find fullness of life in Christ and hope for their relationships.

      • works with

    Individuals | Women | Pre-Teens | Teens | Couples | Parents | Families

      • areas of concentration

    Anxiety | Depression| Anger Management | Stress | Grief | Trauma | Chronic Pain | Identity | Career and Life Purpose | All Aspects of Family Life

    Email Aimee at:

    athompson@counselgodsword.com

    Contact Aimee directly at 214-566-5964

    Aimee’s Personal Website http://counseling4hope.com

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  • Aimee Thompson Counseling Counselor McKinney

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    The Parenting Teens Shift, Part 2-Changing How You Parent

      Last blog we talked about the unique challenges your teen is experiencing due to their brain development and stage of life. If you haven’t read it, please read part 1 before you go any further. Click here to read the part 1. We are continuing to look at four more parenting shifts that help enable […]

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    The Parenting Teens Shift-Changing How You Parent

    I’m going to spend the next two weeks talking about the parenting teens shift. No, that’s not the latest dance craze, nor is it a funny YouTube video gone viral. The parenting teen shift is the shift all us parents of teenagers have to make as we are thrust into the teen world. Over the […]

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    Grief, A Vital Process For A Healthy Life

    Loss. Death. Mourning. Sadness. All these words come to mind for many of us when we think of grief. Most of us associate grief with a big loss, like the death of someone we love. In America, there is an unspoken expectation that grief happen quickly or privately. We rally around people during crisis and […]

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    Seeing a Counselor/Therapist? What’s Wrong with You?

    You’re seeing a counselor/therapist? What’s wrong with you? I think this is the automatic thought most people have when we find out someone is seeing a counselor/therapist. Frequently this thought is accompanied by judgment. For those who decide to seek counseling, the shame and fear that comes with that predominant thought may contribute to many […]

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    Embracing Imperfection and Finding Freedom

    That’s a strange thought for me. Embracing imperfection. Several years ago, I sat in my counselor’s office and he challenged me with this idea. Hi, my name is Aimee and I struggle with perfectionism. Anyone who knows me well will laugh at that statement…because it’s painfully true. I’m a first born, high-achiever, minister’s daughter. I […]

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    Shocked by Suffering

    Not sure how to start this blog on suffering. It’s been a while since I’ve written. The unexpected happened in our family during the holidays. It doesn’t matter how much you intellectually know that we all experience suffering in life…it still catches you off guard and knocks you flat out! Trust me…I hear suffering all […]

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    Pulling Down the Double Bind Stronghold

    August, 2015 We all do something to one degree or another that puts us in an unnecessary box. In the 1950s, Gregory Bateson and colleagues published a seminal work in psychotherapy called Towards a Theory of Schizophrenia. In that work, was described a theory, otherwise known as the double bind. I think this past two […]

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    Dry and Dirty: The Daily Struggle with Addictions and Idolatry  

    “For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” Jeremiah 2:13 We all do this…in a million different ways throughout our lifetimes. Sometimes it’s pursuing good things like a job, career, or relationships with people. […]

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    What Are You Reacting To?

      Reactions are strong emotions (i.e. anger) that we have in response to external events (i.e. being cut off in traffic) or to people. For example, let’s say my spouse points out a mistake or corrects me in some area (this is a made up example…ha ha). I feel hurt, frustrated, and angry. Seems simple enough, a […]

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    The Not Perfect Christmas

    I love Christmas.  I love the cooler weather, the warm clothes, warm coffee, and snuggling under blankets with family.  I love buying gifts, wrapping gifts, giving gifts, attending Christmas eve service, being with family, and watching Christmas movies.  Yet, let’s be honest ladies…Christmas for moms (or women in general) can be STRESSFUL.  As if we don’t […]

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    Be a Friend to Yourself

    We tend to be much harsher in our thoughts than we would ever be with a friend.  When we mess up or make a mistake or fall into tempation….most of us tend to then terrorize ourselves in our mind. What kinds of things are you saying to yourself?  Does it fall into this category:  I should have done […]

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    The Six C’s for Managing Anxiety, Biblically

    Anxiety is a powerful emotion that can develop into a vicious cycle.  It may start for one reason but the cycle can continue for different reasons.  See my previous post on anxiety for a more detailed explanation of how this cycle starts and continues. Now, understanding anxiety is helpful but what someone struggling with anxiety really […]