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.
Leeiner Munoz, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Therapist
3550 Parkwood Blvd # 401, Frisco, TX
Children may need help dealing with school stress, test anxiety, bullying, peer pressure, major life transitions or significant life events such as divorce, illness, abuse, abandonment, emotional or behavioral trauma. With a keen understanding of physical, and emotional development, and experience in school counseling, I can use a variety of techniques from play therapy to activity and art therapy to maximize the potential of children.
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.
Andrea Schultz, M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S
Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, Board-Approved Supervisor
2001 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 1400, Plano, TX
Children express their worries and concerns differently than adults do. It takes a specialized approach and skill-set to communicate and work effectively with them. I am a Registered Play Therapist with more than 25 years of experience working with children and parents. Through play therapy I help children learn to express themselves and develop the skills they need to overcome a variety of challenges. I work closely with parents to give them the tools they need to support and guide their child in a positive direction.
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.
Paul Myers, MA. LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
704 East 15th street, Plano, 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.
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.
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.