Terry R Tinsley, PhD LPC, LMFT, NCC, CSOTP Vice President for Residential Program Services
Dr. Tinsley joined Youth For Tomorrow in March of 1997 as its first full time professional counselor. Following his arrival, he developed a professional counseling program for YFT residents and subsequently a Clinical Services Team consisting of licensed clinicians, clinical psychologists, registered nurses, case managers, and a psychiatrist. Dr. Tinsley was appointed Vice President for Residential Services in 2019 and became responsible for all campus based mental health, case management and residential programs.
Prior to joining YFT, Dr. Tinsley worked for the Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center in their dual diagnosis adolescent psychiatric unit. His other areas of service have included out-patient counseling centers, Charter Psychiatric Hospital, an in-patient substance abuse treatment program, and two years with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board serving in Mali, West Africa.
Dr. Tinsley has served on the Prince William County Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT), Community Policy and Management Team (CPMT), and the Northern Virginia Coalition of Private Providers (NOVACO). He has also served on the Boards of the Virginia Coalition of Private Provider Associations (VCOPPA), the Virginia Association of Children’s Homes (VACH), Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities (VAISEF) and was also an appointed member of the Prince William County DSS Board of Advisors. Dr. Tinsley serves on the Virginia Board of Counseling as a gubernatorial appointee appointed by Governors Robert McDonnell (R), Terry McAuliffe (D), Ralph Northam (D) and Glenn Youngkin (R).
A Mississippi native, Dr. Tinsley graduated from William Carey College with a degree in Psychology, Southwestern Baptist Seminary with a degree in Marriage and Family Counseling, and Walden University with a PhD in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Tinsley is also credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP).