Renee Fromm, MA, LPC-S
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor
3550 Parkwood Blvd, Frisco, TX
Working with children is a specialty and must be treated in this way. Children are most commonly brought to therapy, not on their own motivation. I am able to build a rapport with children and help them understand the benefits of therapy. I am able to engage them in healing their hurts, or lessening their anxieties, or even empowering them to control their own behavior. I have built my life around working with and relating to children, and nothing gives me more pleasure than to watch them succeed and gain all that life has to offer.
Paul Myers, MA. LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
9741 Preston Road, Frisco, TX
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.
Vantage Point Counseling Services, MA, LPC, CST, CSAT, LCDC
Licensed Professional Counselor--Supervisor
Finding a therapist who can work with young children is a challenge. Our therapist, Fred Theobald, has experience helping children who are dealing with issues of depression, adjustment to changes, coping with divorce, behavior problems at home, and social skills. By providing a warm, gentle approach, children are more likely to open up about what their experience is. He integrates parents into the therapy, so that they know how to work with their children, rather than against them. Contact us today to set up an appointment with Fred.
Lisa Savinon, M.Ed, LPC-I
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
326 S. Edmonds Lane, Lewisville , TX
Lisa works will children with disabilities and behavioral concerns, and she is trained in multiple therapy approaches that benefit these children and their families. Lisa's style is supportive and educational as she takes time to listen and teach. Her goal is improved quality of life, and she works with each family member to accomplish that.
Audrey Kteily, Ph.D, LPC-S
500 S. Denton Tap Rd, Suite 101, Coppell, TX
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.
Hopemead Counseling & Trauma Center, M.S, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
2601 Sagebrush Dr., Suite 104, Flower Mound, TX
Children can be very effective members in a family therapy setting, as they are honest and usually open about their feelings, and their perception of what the issues are in the dynamics of the family. Children who exhobit behavioral or emotional issues are often expressing their anxiety, stress, or unresolved feelings around problems that are not being dealt with wihtin the family. Contrary to popular belief, children who exhibit issues, are not the "identified patient", but rather are expressing symptoms of a greater problem. Parents need to address with their family the issues present, and often times, when issues are addressed, children will cease to display unhealhty behaviors.
Cheryl Rutherford, MA,NCC,LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
920 S. Main Street, Suite 198, Grapevine, TX
Children are not equipped with adult words to help them express what is going on within their minds and hearts and lives. With more than half our marriages ending in divorce, kids these days are suffering in a huge way that is heartbreaking. Play therapy is all about giving children a safe place to "play out" their experiences, "act out" their anxiety and anger that they don't have the maturity to understand or communicate and learn coping skills to help them find peace in a chaotic world. A must for children who have experienced loss in any form in their lives or need appropriate empowerment to overcome bullying or other obstacles they encounter on a daily basis.
Mark Strauss, MA, LPC-Intern
Licensed Professional Counseling Intern
923 S. Church Street, Grapevine, TX
Play is the natural means of communication for children. Play therapy allows children to approach their problems in an age-appropriate manner. Children naturally develop problem solving, interpersonal, conflict-resolution, and coping skills through play. Play Therapy creates an intentional place for children to address the grief, hurt, loss, uncertainty, insecurity, or trauma they have experienced. Therapists help children sooth themselves, break problems into bite size pieces, develop strategies, and understand their emotions in a fashion that is familiar and comfortable to the child.
Reflections Counseling of Denton, M.Ed., M.S.
Licensed Professional Counselors & Therapists
1306 N. Locust Street, Denton, TX
In Play Therapy a trained Play Therapist can establish a therapeutic relationship with your child. Through the use of play the counselor aids your child in learning how to express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem solving skills, and learn new ways of relating to others. The play therapy environment provides a safe emotional distance from the child's problems so that he or she can begin to develop appropriate expressions of thoughts and feelings. In the playroom the most troubling problems can be safely confronted and lasting resolutions can be discovered, rehearsed, and mastered.
Matthew Drumm, MA, LPC-Intern
Professional Licensed Counselor-Intern, supervised by Heather Cawthon LPC-Supervisor
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.