Matthew LaGrange PhD – Founder & Executive Director
Dr. LaGrange founded His Story Coaching and Counseling in 2011 and his goal has been to develop an affordable, high quality coaching and counseling practice that meets the needs of individuals, families, and organizations throughout our community. He has put together an outstanding team of certified life coaches and licensed counselors offering comprehensive mental health care located right in the heart of the DFW Metroplex.
Born and raised in southern Indiana, Dr. LaGrange lettered in basketball, track, tennis, and cross-country at Washington Catholic High School graduating in the top ten in his class. He then went on to attend Marian College in Indianapolis majoring in psychology. While at Marian, he played on the collegiate basketball and tennis teams and served as the president of the student body. After graduating cum laude, he went on to St. Louis University where he studied clinical psychology, earning a Masters of Science Degree with distinction in 1992. He completed his doctorate at Purdue University in clinical psychology in 1996.
Dr. LaGrange came to Texas in 2003 after being called into full-time ministry at Highland Meadows Christian Church. Shortly after arriving, he was asked to oversee the pastoral care ministries at the church that includes pastoral counseling, Stephen Ministry, and Celebrate Recovery. Over the past 10 years, he saw amazing growth in these relational ministries that resulted in the need to add additional staff, ultimately leading him to launching His Story as a stand alone ministry in 2011.
Outside of His Story, Dr. LaGrange has served for the past 4 years as the chair of psychology at Dallas Christian College. He is active in his church and several missions programs. He has led or participated in sports, educational, and construction trips to Poland and Mexico. During his career he has served on the Board of Trustees at GRACE
He is devoted to his beautiful wife of 20+ years, Melissa, and is actively involved with his children, Lucas and Ellie. He is an active sports enthusiast, and loves reading, cooking, traveling, and working.