Training / Specialization

” It is not  people, places or things that upset us, but instead the meaning we attach.”   Epictetus (A.D. 135)

I received my B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Counseling Psychology, graduating in 1980. Early in my career I enjoyed teaching and held Associate Professorships at Central Michigan University, Illinois State University, and Texas Women’s University. I also taught at three of the Collin College sites in the Dallas area. As I transitioned to clinical work, my experiences have included everything from University Counseling Centers to Community Mental Health Centers to Psychiatric Units of Hospitals for both adolescents and adults with mental health issues as well as addictive disorders. For the last 20 years I had my own practice in the Plano-Allen-McKinney area.
I especially enjoy working with couples and families and have had the good fortune of studying and training couchwith several  pioneers in the field.  This holds true for the addictive disorders as well. I have made a point of staying current in the field and have received additional training from the  generation of psychologists who take a more empirical, scientific approach.  Albert Ellis, Ph.D., the father of Cognitive Therapy, is one such individual. Another who stands out is John Gottman, Ph.D. It is safe to say, he has studied couples more than anyone practicing today, with seven elaborate longitudinal studies currently running over 30 years. He has dedicated his career to empirically determining predictors of divorce and the essential factors that go into a successful marriage. He has also written what I consider to be some of the best books on marriage and the single best book on child rearing. (“The 7 Principals for Making Marriage Work” and “How To Raise an Emotionally Intelligent Child”)


I am comfortable with a wide variety of psychological problems including, but not limited to, the following:


  • depression
  • anxiety and panic disorders
  • anger management
  • blended family issues
  • marriage and family struggles
  • Mid-Life Crisis
  • Phase of Life Issues
  • self-esteem issues
  • addictions, e.g. alcohol, drugs, sex, etc.

Daniel C. Corley, Ph.D.

I am a Licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and a National Health Service Provider.  I am a member of Collin County Psychology Association and we meet monthly to cross pollinate. I have spent thirty years practicing in the Irving, Plano, Allen, and now the Historic Court House Square McKinney area, where I live as well as practice. My areas of expertise include marriage and family counseling, individual therapy, and the addictive disorders. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, parents, families and blended families in whatever combination the situation warrants.

Contact Information

201 1/2 East Virginia St.,
Suite 2,
McKinney, TX. 75069

Hours: 9:30a - 7:30p  Monday - Friday
Phone: (214) 263-5515
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