More About Me
In addition to telling you about my services I hope that in working together I am able to create a lasting and successful therapeutic relationship with you. Here is a bit more about me.
My name is Kurt Bannert. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor practicing out of Longview, Texas. I am happily married to the most beautiful woman in the world, Macy (who runs an ice cream business you have to check out - Wild Honey Creamery), and am a dad to the most adventurous young boy, Lane and the happiest little girl Josie. My wife and I also love the outdoors, cooking and spending time with our two fun dogs, Puggle and Lottie and our cat Rosie.
For over a decade I have been working with youth and their families providing mental health counseling services as well as speaking and teaching classes on Mental Health Awareness, working towards eliminating the stigmas associated with mental health issues and suicide. I have worked with families in a multitude of countries, across nearly all continents (only Antarctica remaining) and from varying cultural backgrounds.
I was raised in Southern Europe as a Missionary Kid (TCK) and have a passion for helping TCKs navigate through the different stresses and transitions that are unique to them. Having grown up as a TCK I bring a very unique and special approach to therapy that is tailored to the life experiences of an expat living abroad.
I received my high school education at Black Forest Academy in Kandern, Germany followed by dual degrees in Russian Language and Psychology from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (Go Tigers!). Following graduation I attended East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas obtaining a Master of Arts degree in Counseling.
I love to travel, spend time with friends over some good BBQ and a campfire, and to help others in any way that I can. If you would like to know anything more about me feel free to ask.
Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (Texas)
Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor
First Aid Certified
Experienced Child & Adolescent Therapist