Dr. Brenna K. Vickers

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Dr. Brenna K. Vickers
Counseling Psychology Department Chair; Professor of Counseling bvickers@tfc.edu


  • D. Coun – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.S. – University of North Georgia
  • B.S. – Toccoa Falls College


  • 2019-2020 Faculty of Impact Award
  • 2017-2018 Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2016-2017 Faculty of Impact Award
  • 2015-2016 Faculty of Impact Award


  • Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
  • Counseling Skills
  • Family Therapy
  • Premarital Marital Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Group Counseling
  • Senior Seminar
  • Counseling Internship


Publications & Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • Third Culture Kids
  • Member Care
  • Balancing self-care, resiliency, & mental toughness

Scholarly Work and Publications:

  • Doctoral Dissertation: Parental Influences and Behaviors that Support Adult Children in Overseas Missionary Service
  • Masters Thesis: The Effects of Missionary Children’s Third Culture Experience on their Overall Wellness and Cultural Assimilation at the College Age: A Comparative Survey
Professional Associations
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, State of Georgia
  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
Hobbies & Fun Facts

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Spending time with my family and summer trips to the beach

People might be interested to know:

  • I was one of five students who were able to switch majors and graduate with a full Christian Counseling major at TFC–the first year it was offered as a full major. Prior to that, it was a concentration under the Bible Theology Department.
Favorite Verse/Quote

Corinthians 12:27-28

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues.”


I love working with the students and watching them grow and develop during their time at TFC and I love the courses I teach! I feel an overwhelming responsibility to share as much information with the students as I can in order to best prepare them for life after college, whether that includes graduate school or working in the helping field right out of college.