WHITESTONE COUNSELING and ASSESSMENT CENTER
“Licensed Mental Health treatment from a Christian Perspective…”
Whitestone is a ministry of the Pecan Grove Church in Greenville, Texas. Whitestone practitioners are dedicated to providing licensed, state-of-the-art mental health services, from a Christian perspective. On the counseling side, these services include: crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, marriage counseling, pain management, play therapy and transitional support for those experiencing change or grief/loss. On the assessment side, services include: all aspects of psychological, career/vocational, health/wellness, and/or psycho-educational testing.
Gail E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Dr. Gail Johnson has been practicing as a Licensed Psychologist for over fifteen years. During that time she has served as the Clinical Manager of the Behavioral Health Service Line of a major VA Hospital, and taught at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She has had extensive practice with children, adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. She is the author of numerous articles in the areas of depression and chronic pain. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Missouri and has completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship with the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Gail Johnson is available on a limited basis.
Richard H. Johnson, D.Min.
Dr. Richard Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. He works full time for the Greenville Independent School District. Richard began his practice of psychology in the public schools in 1991. His practice in the schools has focused upon psychological/psycho-educational testing, counseling, crisis intervention and behavioral management. In private practice, he is interested in work with children, married couples, spiritual direction and issues facing men. This year, he has added a permanent play room to Whitestone, and offers child-centered play therapy for children ages 5-10. Prior to practicing psychology, Richard was a full-time church pastor for 20 years. He has an MA in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
The Whitestone offices are located at:Pecan Grove Church 1306 FM 1570 Greenville, TX 75403 214-542-9724 Dr. Richard H. Johnson 214-542-9749 Dr. Gail E. Johnson
Evening appointments are available to accommodate work schedules.
The name for Whitestone originated in our study of Revelation 2:17, in which the Spirit says, “To those who prevail I will give a white stone, and on the stone a new name is written which no one knows except God, and he or she who receives it.” At the time this was revealed to the churches, there were two prevailing images associated with the gift of a white stone: (1) in the legal system, jurors, in assessing innocence or guilt, placed a black stone in the basket for conviction, and a white stone for vindication. (2) White stones, with the name of the intended guest written on them, were also used as invitations to special celebrations. It was with both of these images in mind that the name of Whitestone was chosen for our Counseling and Assessment Center, as we believe that God is active in the lives of His people and a part of everything we do.
Directions to Whitestone:
From central Greenville, come south on 34 until you reach Jack Finney (FM 1570). Turn left. Go .5 miles to Pecan Grove Church at 1306 FM 1570. Turn left into the first driveway after the blue sign, follow the pecan trees back to Pecan Grove. Come in through the entrance at the west end of the main building (near the playground).