Dr. Timothy A. Boyd, MA, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
- Doctorate of Psychology - 1981 Rosemead Graduate School of Professional Psychology
- Masters of Clinical Psychology - 1978 Rosemead Graduate School of Professional Psychology
- Masters of Social Work - 1974 University of Chicago
- Bachelors in Sociology - 1972 Wheaton College
- North Carolina Licensed Psychologist (License #: 3896)
- Member – American Association of Christian Counselors
Tim moved to Hickory in December of 2009 with Anita, his wife of 37 years. They moved here to be close to family (they have 5 grandkids), and to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation in the area. Tim has been in counseling practice since 1974, and has been a therapist in different settings in the US and across the world.
Tim has a strong interest in the integration of Biblical truth with the practice of psychology. He went to a doctoral program that had the distinctive of being a seed-bed of integrative thinking. In his counseling he utilizes the appropriate therapies , and weaves the timeless truths of the Scriptures with those practices. He seeks to individualize his counseling based upon the individual needs and personality of each person.
Tim has been a therapist, teacher, and supervisor. He developed a family practice in Bend, Oregon and helped start a counseling and growth center in Pennsylvania for pastors and missionaries. In addition to teaching at Biola College and Oregon State University, he was a professor of Psychology and Social Work at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York, where he taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Tim and Anita became full-time supported missionaries in 2004 and joined the counseling department of Wycliffe Bible Translators, and then served with Barnabas International, a pastoral counseling and support organization for missionaries and their families. They were global counselors and traveled to Africa, Asia, Europe, Asia, and South America. This gave Tim the opportunity to lead marriage retreats in Afghanistan, psychological assessments for children in Pakistan, post-earthquake counseling in Sichuan, China, and counsel the victims of the World Trade Center disaster in New York. He sought to come alongside cross-cultural workers who are out in the front lines.
He believes that God takes the painful and traumatic experiences of our life and transforms them into growth and wholeness (creates beauty from the ashes).
Tim is a voracious reader, loves to invent new “Grandpa” games, and is an artist. He has been working on a series of art pieces that depict various images from the Scripture. He is a writer and has co-authored a book on marriage and was a writer for the Christian Parenting Today magazine.