Education

PhD, University of North Texas; MA, Dallas Theological Seminary, BS, Texas Tech University

Research Interests

Play therapy, filial therapy, expressive arts in therapy, interpersonal neurobiology

Background

Dr. Thacker has been in the counseling field for 9 years and has worked in numerous clinical settings, including inpatient psychiatric facilities, private practice, community agencies, and schools. She spends the majority of her professional time as a contributing faculty member at Walden University and an assistant professor of counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. She is also in private practice, where she specializes in play therapy for children and adolescents. Dr. Thacker is a board-approved supervisor and supervises several LPC interns. She has been at Walden University since 2012.

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