Dr. Cathy Kirkland, Ph.D. is a Pastoral Counselor with a clinical emphasis through the National Christian Counseling Association in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Cathy is also a Certified Temperament Counselor. Dr. Cathy Kirkland is the founder of Beautifully Broken Counseling, "Bringing Beauty to the Broken Hearted." She and her husband, Dr. Todd Kirkland, manage the practice as a family friendly and welcoming place for hurting people to find a place of acceptance and healing. Many of Dr. Cathy's patients experience complete and lasting healing but they will come in whenever new challenges arise.
Dr. Michael Todd Kirkland, Ph.D. has enjoyed being a lifelong student. He has attended and completed programs from North Greenville College in South Carolina, Mars Hill College In North Carolina, and Trinity Theological Seminary in Indiana. Todd decided to retire from the preaching ministry in 2019 and joined his wife in pastoral counseling with Beautifully Broken Counseling. He and his wife, Dr. Cathy Kirkland, own the counseling practice and have worked to create a safe, family-oriented environment. Todd is also an avid reader. But THE Book he loves the most is the Bible. He has completed his 30'th reading. He believes the Bible is the map that we need to explore for the navigation of life.
Paul Andrew Boyd, M.Div. grew up in Fayetteville, Georgia and moved to Murfreesboro in 2007. Paul is a Pastoral Counselor with Beautifully Broken Counseling. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mass Communications and a Minor in Psychology from West Georgia University in Carrollton, Georgia. He also earned a Master of Divinity (MDIV) from Covenant Theological Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. It has been said of Paul, by those that know him best, that Paul possesses a powerful ability to listen with grace and truth and draw others to Jesus' healing through a Gospel-centered approach to counseling. His experience in both college and pastoral ministries uniquely equips him to help his clients navigate life's struggles and transitions.
Cynthia Gray is a Pastoral Counselor who is certified by Prepare/Enrich as a facilitator for couples. She and her husband Jacob went through the training before getting married and again after a couple years of marriage. Seeing the positive results of this training, Cynthia became certified in Prepare/Enrich in order to provide this helpful service to other couples. She has been married to Jacob for eight years. After having a previous marriage that was extremely difficult, Cynthia understands how important it is to have a relationship built on love of God and love for each other.
Sativa Albers, a dedicated Commissioned Pastoral Counselor, Health & Wellness Coach, and seasoned professional, weaves a tapestry of experiences to guide individuals and couples towards profound healing and growth. Her life's journey, from her roots in Covina, California, to her fulfilling 25 years in rural Philomath, Oregon, and her recent relocation to Murfreesboro, Tennessee in July 2022, equips her with an empathetic understanding of life's challenges.
Dr. Jennifer Myers is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association where she also received her Certification in Temperament Counseling and Advanced Certification in Integrated Marriage and Family Therapy. She was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel by New Life Ministerial Association, a ministerial fellowship of pastoral counselors, and is a member of the Nashville Area Association of Christian Counselors.
Jennifer has an immense love of learning. She attended Middle Tennessee State University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Special Education in 2002 and a Master of Education in School Guidance and Counseling in 2008. She is grateful for the extensive experience she gained during her 20-year career in the school system by providing consultation and counseling to children and their families. She went on to earn her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Christian Counseling from the Colorado Theological Seminary and N.C.C.A.
Dr. David L. Thompson has been a faithful counselor for over three decades, finding deep fulfillment in guiding individuals and families towards liberation from strongholds and profound healing from trauma. His academic journey includes a Bachelor of Arts in religion and psychology from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, a Master's Degree in Education with a focus on counseling and pastoral psychology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and a Doctorate in Christian Counseling from Christian Bible College and Seminary in Blue Springs, MO.
While serving within the (SBC) denomination, Dr. Thompson has taken on various roles, including serving as the Secretary Treasurer of the SBC's annual convention (Pastor's Conference) in 2006 and being a featured speaker at the Tennessee Baptist Annual Evangelism Conference. He also shares his insights as a contributing author in numerous books by Thomas Nelson on preaching and sermonic teaching.
In 1999, Dr. Thompson assumed the role of Chairman of the Evangelism and Church Planting Divisions of the North American Mission Board, maintaining this executive-level Trustee position for a decade. During this time, he provided direct oversight to a multitude of chaplains under NAMB's guidance. His commitment to chaplaincy and counseling dates back to the early 1990s, serving as the Chaplain for the Hawkins County Sheriff's Department and Mt. Carmel Police Department in the Tri-Cities.
Continuing his chaplain ministry, Dr. Thompson served as a corporate chaplain for the "Lee Company" in Franklin and the "Coca-Cola Company" in Nashville, Tennessee, partnering with Corporate Chaplains of America. A member of the American Association of Christian Counselors since 1992, he embraced the role of Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Carthage, Tennessee, later founding and leading North Pointe Community Church from 1999 to 2014. Currently, he serves a church in Warren County.
Beyond counseling, Dr. Thompson has been a devoted life coach for over two decades, actively engaging as an entrepreneur in the business community, using his marketing expertise to uplift both personal and collective endeavors. Presently, he serves as a board member of the Tennessee Christian Chamber of Commerce and Eden Shores Ministries in Panama City Beach, Florida - a Christ-centered recovery center.
Above all, Dr. Thompson's fervor lies in assisting "broken people" in discovering the absolute freedom that only Christ can provide. He firmly believes in standing up and prevailing, guided by the conviction that God uses brokenness for greater success, as illustrated in Psalm 51: "A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise."
For Dr. Thompson, counseling serves as a means to facilitate a holistic transformation of body, mind, and spirit. This transformation transpires when individuals embrace authentic transparency and accountability within the context of pure counsel from a qualified professional.
Residing in middle Tennessee with his wife Marie and their three grown sons, three grown daughters, and six grandsons, Dr. Thompson is recognized as a steadfast professional, channeling healing and hope at the highest spiritual level. Clients have testified to his role in breaking strongholds and overcoming oppression, acknowledging the profound impact of his counseling in dealing with life's most challenging traumas.
For those seeking spiritual guidance and support, reach out to Dr. David L. Thompson at (615) 944-3679.