Dana K. Taylor, Ph.D., LMFT
It has been my joy and privilege to work as a Marriage and
Family Therapist for over 25 years. I believe that it was my
early life experiences that propelled me into this field and
resulted in my completion of three degrees in Human Development and
Family Studies from Texas Tech University. I have had the joy
of teaching with this same university, both undergraduate and
graduate students, where I am constantly in awe of the vast
expansion of the self that the academic world can evoke. My
passion is honoring the therapeutic process with another as it
unfolds within them, encouraging steps both small and large towards
intentionally living. My current therapeutic emphases include
couples' relational and sexual issues, life transitions, spiritual
growth, and personal or relational development. I always
relish the opportunity to share wisdom that this work with clients
has taught me, believing their truths offer inspiration to us
all. To this end, I welcome the privilege to offer my
experience and my (hopefully) ever-growing knowledge as an invited
speaker or presenter of the human developmental process.
Kary S. Reid, Ph.D., LMFT
I received my license as a Marriage and Family
Therapist by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and
Family Therapists in May, 1992, and completed my doctorate degree
in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University in August,
1993. I continued my academic relationship with my alma mater
as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and part-time instructor teaching
graduate and undergraduate courses in such topics as family
studies, marriage and family therapy, and human sexuality.
This affiliation with Texas Tech University included serving as
Director of Clinical Training for the Marriage and Family Therapy
Program from September, 2000, until December, 2004, at which time I
decided to return to full-time private practice with my wife,
Dana. My current therapeutic emphases include couples'
relational and sexual issues, adult individuals' personal growth,
and divorce collaboration and co-parenting strategies.
We consider ourselves true partners in all endeavors, both
personal and professional. We look forward to any opportunity
to work with couples as a co-therapy team, and feel soulfully fed
when we get to experience each other as co-facilitators of
workshops, seminars, and retreats. We have been growing our
marriage for over 18 years and share three adult married children.
When not journeying with clients, you will almost always find us
outdoors hiking, biking, gardening, or maybe even
geocaching. We treasure those rare opportunities to retreat
with our grown family or to experience quiet weekends at home, just
the two of us.
In welcoming you home to begin exploring your capacity for
intentional living, we welcome you to our
home. In 2007, we elected to move our offices from a
traditional business space into a residential setting which we feel
offers a greater level of intimacy and privacy. Feedback from
our clients, many of whom we worked with at our previous location,
seems to indicate that following that intuition was a good choice -
both for our clients as well as for ourselves. We hope you
will find our facilities to your liking should you decide to
arrange for a free initial consultation that will offer you the
opportunity to experience this setting for yourself.
We appreciate the opportunity to share
our facilities with you. Providing services out of a
home-based office presents some distinctive differences as compared
to an office located in a business or medical setting. We
will do everythingwe can to make your visit comfortable and
conducive for your therapeutic work with us.
Due to the absence of a reception
room, we ask that you arrive no more than five (5) minutes early
for your appointment in order to allow the clients(s) ahead of you
ample time to leave. Please don't ring the doorbell; instead,
come in the front door and go directly to your therapist's
In order to maintain a boundary
between our professional and personal facilities, we ask that you
not enter any other portion of our home via a closed door.
Restroom facilities are available so please don't hesitate to
ask. In addition, we ask that you not visit our home except
during your scheduled appointment time. If you feel you are
in a crisis and must speak with one of us immediately, please call
our office telephone number, 806-794-1336, and follow the
instructions for notifying us via our emergency cell phone.