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Dr. Milton Gearing

Milton Gearing

Dr. Milton Gearing is a leading expert in communication, conflict resolution, relationship therapy, psychological evaluation, individual psychotherapy and child and adolescent psychology. A well-known clinical psychologist, author, and speaker, he has treated thousands of people in the North Texas area over the last twenty-five years. He is known for his compassionate, straightforward approach and for his rapid ability to move his individual clients, couples and families from challenge to resolution.

Dr. Gearing completed his undergraduate education at the College of William and Mary. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at acclaimed program at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Gearing then pursued his post-doctoral training at the prestigious Masterson Institute in New York City. He worked for several years with internationally known Dr. James Masterson and presented at several professional conferences with him. Dr. Gearing was the chief psychologist at the Substance Abuse Unit at Terrell State Hospital for several years. For several years, Dr. Gearing was the executive director of the Plano Child Guidance Clinic. From 1987 to 1989, he headed up the Psychology Department at Charter Hospital where he specialized in children, adolescents and their families. He has been in private practice in Plano since 1986.

Over the last twenty five years, Dr. Gearing has conducted hundreds of evaluations and has worked with area schools, psychologists, physicians, counselors and educators to achieve the best results for adults, teens and children. His programs-"Industrial Strength Parenting" and the "Defiant Teen Program" (Please See Our “Your Children” Pages)-have won him a wide following in the Dallas area and continue to be popular programs with excellent results.

Deeply committed to successful relationships, the Gearings offer the unique CoupLinks Relationship Program. Using their cutting-edge communication techniques, innovative conflict resolution strategies, and research findings in cognitive psychology, the Gearings will teach you the best relationship skills available in Dallas. (For Detailed Information, Please See the “Your Marriage” Page.)

Listed with the National Register of Health Service Providers, Dr. Gearing has been married for over twenty-seven years to Dr. Sylvia Gearing. Their oldest son, Charles Gearing, a graduate of Duke University and Vanderbilt Law School and is an attorney. Their younger son, Christopher Gearing, graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2009 and is applying to business school.