Specializing In Helping Children, Adolescents, Couples & Families
FIND FREEDOM, ACCEPTANCE AND JOY
Everyone has something. Every family has something – something we struggle with, hoping it will magically disappear, fix itself, or that we can throw away.
We try stuffing away feelings of frustration, anxiety, anger, guilt, sadness, disappointment, fear, regret, or shame… Until they resurface again.
No matter what you or your family’s “something” is, identification and acknowledgement is the first step in beginning a personalized journey of discovery, understanding, awareness, and lastly, acceptance.
Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
Whether I am working with frantic parents of a newborn, a toddler who has elected himself boss of the home, a child who has continues to disobey at school, an adolescent believing his parents are stupid, a broken-hearted college girl, a couple dealing with infidelity, or a family who has experienced the death of a child, I make a practice to meet my patients where they are emotionally.
I want each person I work with to know they do have a voice, and by becoming accountable, they can change their lives for the better.
Our Unique Approach
My patients describe me as having an “out-of-the-box” approach with kids as well as adults. My office is purposefully designed to not be the typical clinical setting. Having no desire for a standard office setting, I created instead an atmosphere of uniqueness, comfort, and safety.
My support team includes a 39-pound Sulcata Tortoise, our Golden Retriever therapy dog and chicks!
Our Unique Services
Mental Health Tools
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The holidays are rapidly approaching. New Flash! Not everyone experiences the warm and fuzzies, viewing the holiday season as “The most wonderful time of the year”. I have walked along side of countless people in my practice over the years who have learned to despise and fear the holiday season. People who dread the upcoming holidays […]
In my 25+ years of counseling patients, many of my cases also involve attorneys and the legal system. As a Certified Mediator for many law firms in Dallas, Denton and Tarrant Counties, I’ve seen this story I am about to share happen far too often. Dax’s Story. Dax, age 9, walked into my office carrying […]
Puberty Tween Boys ages 9-14 Our sweet little love angel boys grow up and find themselves in the complexity and confusion of puberty, and we are right there with them. Puberty for boys is complicated. It seems to sneak up on them and they feel as though an alien has entered their body, creating things […]
Tween Girls Ages 8-12 At a blink of an eye, the baby girl you once knew as an innocent precious princess will experience the confusing process of puberty. Knowing what to look for can ease your mind (kind of) and hopefully help your tween through these enormous physical and emotional changes. While some of the […]
Meet Nathan. Nathan’s lethargic little self came to my office with his energetic vociferous mom when he was 15 years old. He grudgingly plopped down on my couch where he immediately situated himself in that slump thing teenagers do. Where they are half on and half off the seat, legs spread out in front, one […]
When she was good, she was very, very good. But when she was bad, she was horrid. Teenage Girls. “I hate my f*cking mom.” Katie, age 16, and all of about 95 pounds, entered my office with her mom Amber, choosing to sit in the two chairs at my art therapy table. Amber began sharing […]
Dexter: Annie, age 15, was extremely hesitant to come see me. I spoke with her mom, Ashley, on the phone prior to Annie coming in. Ashley explained her concerns about Annie’s lack of social skills and friends, isolative behaviors at school, unwillingness to interact with anyone outside of the family, and low self-esteem. We scheduled […]
Becky has an exceptional way of getting kids to communicate in some form of art, then handing it to parents like myself who don’t seem to realize the world they are creating for their children.
Becky literally saved our son from growing up and becoming just like me and my mother. She brought organization and realness to my marriage. She had the guts to meet me head on and not allow me to repeat the behaviors my mother had taught me. Our family is enterally grateful to what we see as an angel who came to our home.
Becky tamed the parents. Her input, guidance, and hands on approach literally changed our families and the extended family involved. Becky addressed issues between the parents, parenting styles, atomicity between the family, and the deep seeded guilt harbored by us all. Becky gave us permission to parent and that parenting wasn’t about us but about our child.
Becky was nothing like I expected nor was she like the other three counselors we had seen before. She addressed our marriage and the mess we created upon our first meeting. I remember saying, “What? I thought we were here for our defiant disobedient kid, not us!”