Dr. Kerin Groves is a Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas #69302) and Board-approved clinical supervisor. She is also a Nationally Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC #611559).

Research interview with a couple married for 69 years


Consulting with an animal-assisted therapy program


From a young age, I was deeply curious about why people do what they do, and why they don't do what they don't do. It became my life's work: today, I'm an expert in human behavior and communication, specializing in workplace challenges.

Experience counts when selecting a coach! I have both life wisdom and professional credibility. As an award-winning, degreed expert in the social and behavioral sciences, I have over 25 years of experience working with individuals and teams in corporations, small businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, civil and criminal courts, health care systems, and higher education.

My own career path went from forklift driver and trash collector, to college professor and psychotherapist, to professional coach and business consultant. I earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master of Science from the University of North Texas, and a PhD from Texas A&M University in Commerce. My research areas include aging, corrections, spirituality, relationships, and emotional wellness. 

Sometimes a fresh, outside perspective is best. My coaching approach is positive, practical, and strengths-based.  I particularly enjoy consulting with work teams on barriers to peak performance as well as helping individual clients with career barriers such as internationals, older adults, ex-offenders, and the disabled. If you are trying to figure out what you'll do NEXT, let's talk.

Preparing to teach a professional workshop

Training a large group

Feeling right at home

Conflict Management Institute, PLLC
4401 N. I-35, Suite 112, Denton, TX 76207
Phone 940.453.7594

Career Coaching | Business Consulting | Speaking | Training

Dallas/Ft. Worth area

Speaker at a spiritual retreat weekend

Research interview with a 101-year-old woman


Recent speaking events:

Flow: The Spiritual Side of Work
Marriage: The Fist Fifty Years are the Hardest

The Second Half of Marriage
Why I Hated College But Still Got a PhD
Career Series: Self-Employment 101
Career Series: College vs. Trades

In November 2016, Kerin taught a workshop on cultural competence in counseling older adults at the Texas Counseling Association's annual conference in Dallas, TX.

The November 2016 cover story of Counseling Today (the magazine of the American Counseling Association) features Kerin and several other professional counselors in their story on counseling for grief and loss: ​​Walking with clients through their final days.

In April 2016, Kerin gave a presentation for American and Canadian counselors on counseling older adults at the joint international conference of the American Counseling Association and the Canadian Counseling Association in Montreal, Canada.

The January 2015 cover story of Counseling Today (the magazine of the American Counseling Association) includes an interview with Kerin and several other professional counselors for their story on resistance:
Scaling Client Walls. http://ct.counseling.org/2015/12/scaling-client-walls/

Kerin authored two sections in the group counseling book, Group Work Experts Share Their Favorite Activities for the Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. The book was published in 2015 by the Association for Specialists in Group Work, a division of the American Counseling Association.

Kerin's presentation on counseling with older adults was awarded the Best Poster Session at the January 2015 conference of the Texas Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, in Austin Texas.