Lanny McFarland, MA, LPC


Licensed Professional Counselor
Missouri License CS001467
National Certified Counselor 760334


Background and Experience

In May of 2018, Lanny founded LifePointe Counseling, LLC.   He has a long history in the mental health field as he and his wife, Julie, began what was known as the Minirth-Meier Clinic of St. Louis in 1992.  Minirth-Meier had a national radio program broadcast from Richardson, Texas, and heard locally on then station WCBW.  Lanny was the Director at Minirth-Meier for 11 years.  He left Minirth-Meier to serve as Family Life Pastor, in addition to other responsibilities including counseling, at a local church.  After serving the local church for 11 years, he went back into the counseling profession full time in 2014.  He graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas with a Master’s Degree in Counseling and served at Minirth-Meier headquarters in Richardson, Texas.  There he completed his hours for licensure in the state of Texas.  He also assisted in the producing of and periodic guest on Minirth-Meier’s national radio program.  He is licensed in the state of Missouri (CS001467) and board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC 760334).

Special Interests and Services

Lanny is skilled as an individual, marriage and family therapist.  He works with clients as young as 14 through senior adults.  His approach is mainly from a cognitive standpoint but also strongly values a client’s emotions. He is available for speaking engagements/seminars on the following topics: marriage, depression, anxiety, addictions, anger, and does a series currently called, “Understanding the Truth About Lying.”  He is also available for preaching and teaching. To obtain more information about these, please call him at 314-266-1424.

Treatment Issues

Abuse • Addictions • Anger • Anxiety • Depression • Grief & Loss • Marital & Premarital
Parenting Issues • Sexuality Issues • Spiritual Issues

Insurance and Payment Options

Aetna • Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield (PPO and Traditional) • Optum • United Behavioral Health • United Healthcare • Private Pay

Education and Training

Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling, Southwestern Seminary

Bachelor of Arts, Criswell College

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) – Missouri
  • National Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Ordained Pastor