Lanny McFarland, MA, LPC


Licensed Professional Counselor
Missouri License CS001467
National Certified Counselor


Background and Experience

Lanny has been a therapist for over 30 years. He and his wife, Julie, began what was known as the Minirth-Meier Clinic of St. Louis in 1992 and the national radio program broadcast from Richardson, Texas, was heard locally on WCBW.  He was Director at Minirth-Meier for 11 years and then served 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.  In 2018 he started LifePointe Counseling, LLC where he is owner, director and continues to counsel full time.  He graduated from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas with a Master’s Degree.  He is licensed in the state of Missouri (CS001467) and also board certified through the National Board of Certified Counselors (760334).

Special Interests and Services

Lanny is skilled as an individual, marriage, family and group 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 • Tricare (Standard) • 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