Carolyn Moorman, MA LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 5713 Vickery Blvd, Dallas
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As a counselor, I see children ages 4-12 every day in my school counseling position. I've also taught k-8 for 20 plus years as well as been a parent to two children and a step-parent to a daughter who is an adult now. Children involved in play therapy are usually able and willing to work through problems. Involving the parents in the therapy is an important part of this process, as well.

Cody Ely, MA, LPC Intern, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, National Certified Counselor, Supervised by Vicki Moody, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, NCC

Location: 1701 Gateway Blvd., Suite 385, Richardson
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Children can often frustrate us more than any other age group. Well, maybe not teenagers. But have you forgotten that you were once a child? Yes, we have all been there before. We have all been through that period of life where we are curious about the world, curious about ourselves, have an incredible imagination, and playing is the greatest thing ever. Yet, we're still trying to learn about what's right and wrong. We don't understand the world and why things happen. We just know we're sad, but we don't know why.

Julia Stacy, MA, LPC-S

Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor

Location: 16800 Dallas Parkway, Suite 150, Dallas
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Play Therapy is utilized with young children so that they are given the opportunity to express their feelings, practice constructive behaviors and work out solutions to problems. Unlike adults, children use play and toys as their language. Though children have often not yet developed the verbal capacity to express their feelings and experiences using words, they naturally express themselves though play. It is effective in addressing a variety of issues such as behavior problems, divorce, family conflict, school difficulties, attachment and peer issues. Ms. Stacy facilitates problem solving and acceptance of responsibility so that the child is empowered to make better choices.

Abel Tomatis, PhD (Spanish-speaking)

Abel Tomatis, PhD (Spanish-speaking)
Child Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist (Tx License #: 34306)

Location: 17762 Preston Rd. #104, Dallas
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Wouldn’t it be wonderful if kids came with owner’s manuals? Well, as parent’s know all too well, they don’t, which means that parenting oftentimes can feel like a series of trial-and-error experiences. These experiences, in turn, can sometimes leave us feeling frustrated, exhausted, exasperated and perhaps even afraid that we might be doing more harm than good. Because of this pressure and uncertainty (especially among first time parents), when I work with young children and their parents, our focus is to identify the strengths parents and children bring with them, and use this as a starting point towards addressing whatever concerns may be occurring. I utilize this approach because having worked....

Matthew Drumm, MA, LPC-Intern

Professional Licensed Counselor-Intern

Location Near Therapist: Garland, TX
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Young children can be the most challenging of all persons to get to open up and show you the truth of their world. It takes a truly well trained and dedicated person to work honestly and authentically for the child's benefit; not reading too much into and not missing details. I can utilize non-directive play therapy. I believe that small children communicate through play. I have experienced the healing that can felt by a child by showing a trusted adult via play, what is bothering them. Being part of the healing of Jesus' little lambs is my biggest privilege.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

Location: , Dallas
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Many times, child therapists overdo the family system in their quest to seek effective solutions for emotional, learning or behavioral concerns with young children. And many times doctors overpathologize issues that shouldn’t be medicated necessarily. This leaves parents wondering what is the best route for their child? Introducing brainwave optimization technology. A fast, effective, natural, and less expensive way to allow your child's brain to make the optimizing changes it desires to make---on its own! Without any external force, opinion, medication, diagnostic, etc. Contact or 877-606-6161.

Feda Shawwa, M.S., LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Location: 5601 Democracy DR SUITE 185, Plano
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The education, care and development of our children has advanced in many ways over the years. Yet there are still many children in society today who struggle with mental and emotional difficulties that keep them from feeling secure and happy. Through play therapy, your children can learn how to express negative thoughts and emotions in a positive and constructive manner. Children age 2-10 years old often have a difficult time expressing their thoughts and feelings in words. This can resort to them becoming frustrated, angry and discontent. In play therapy, kids are encouraged to convey their feelings as they play with their toys. Because a major part of children’s lives revolve around playing,....

Paul Myers, MA.

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Location: 7604 San Jacinto Place, Plano
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Children many times do not even know how they feel about their circumstances and often have difficulty communicating it. Even if they did know many times they won't share it with a parent out of fear. Therapy helps a child overcome difficult emotions, learn how to regulate them in a healthy way, and provides valuable feedback for the parents. There are specific tools used that provide a child the ability to express their feeling accurately.

Dominique Dor, M.A., LPC

Dominique Dor

Location: 549 W. Wheatland Road, Duncanville
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Working with young children in therapy is the challenge of language. Children do not have the therapeutic language to express their feelings. As a therapist working with young children, I use activities, unstructured play, games and observations. My job is to help translate that I'm learning into a positive and productive counseling session. Working with teens and pre-teens my focus is to explore social issues, family relationships, self image that's affecting their behavior. I spent many years working with at-risk youth with great success. I specially enjoy working with youth with a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder. Life skills counseling and coaching works well.

Audrey Kteily, Ph.D, LPC-S

Family Psychotherapist

Location: 702 S. Denton Tap Rd, Suite 140, Coppell
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Dr. Kteily takes a family systems approach when working with clients. She assesses not only the individual but the family as well as other environments the person is active in. This gives Dr. Kteily a complete picture of the person's life and where changes need to be made. Of course some topics require a sharper approach such as addiction, anxiety and panic, and depression. Dr. Kteily works closely with each individual's physicians to manage their symptoms while helping each person find the root cause and eradicate it.

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Child Psychologist Garland TX.

If you have children who need professional counseling, a child psychologist Garland TX, child therapist with Theravive is the best place to turn to. Each Garland TX child psychologist with us has experience and training working with children and understands the unique dynamics involved in the treatment of a child in Texas. We hope you will contact one of our Garland TX children's therapists or child psychologists for Garland, TX child counseling services and assessment.

Welcome to our network of Texas therapists who specialize in counseling for children. A Garland TX child psychologist or child counselor is a vital resource for helping your child move through and heal from difficult issues for healthy development. All of the therapists and psychologists listed here specialize in helping children and do so with caring and compassionate values that are important to you. Choose a qualified child psychologist Garland, TX, or select a Garland TX child counselor to begin the vital process of healing and helping for your loved one.