Ann Allen, PhD, Psychologist in McKinney
WHEN THE STORM COMES FIND A SAFE HARBOR. As a clinical psychologist I provide guidance and support for adults caught in emotional storms. Many people I see are experiencing challenges with difficult people with whom they have close relationships. Others are grieving significant losses and life transitions related to retirement, aging, and illness. I also help those who have difficulty managing anger and impulsive behaviors and those who are feeling depressed and anxious and state that they want to 'get their life back'. The safety of a therapeutic relationship may provide hope and realistic solutions for weathering emotional storms.
I believe that there are effective short term, practical, and uncomplicated therapeutic solutions that can be immediately helpful to those challenged by relationship issues with loved ones and those experiencing life transitions. These solutions will focus on realistic alternatives in consideration of each person's distinctive characteristics and situation.
I see adults who are seeking a safe harbor from their emotional storms. The healthy and strong individual is the one who seeks shelter when it is needed and is willing to accept responsibility for making the personal changes necessary to enjoy living peacefully after the storm has passed.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Ann Allen now - (469) 351-4324

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Fielding Graduate University
  • Year Graduated: 1990
  • License No. and State: 24433 Texas

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $190
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Fielding Graduate University / Clincal Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1990
  • Membership: Southwest Family Institute / Supervisory Status AAMFT
  • Member Since: 1988

Ann Allen's Groups

Solutions for Troubled Relationships

Are you searching for solutions to the conflict, confusion, and hurt you are experiencing in a troubled relationship? Are you wondering who is responsible for the problems in the relationship? Do you struggle to control your responses when blame or criticism is pointed at you? Are you considering ending the relationship? It only takes one committed and courageous person to initiate positive change in many relationships. Participants in this group will be introduced to ways to take a brief emotional break from the troubled relationship and learn what you can do differently to experience a more peaceful and healthy relationship.

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Coping With A Very Difficult Person

A very difficult person puts their needs first, disregard the needs of others, is emotionally hurtful, blames others, and shows little or no empathy. A very difficult person can make your life miserable. They may appear in your family, your marriage or relationship, your work place, or your neighborhood. Interactions with a very difficult person can result in feelings of confusion and self-blame. Depression. anxiety, and physical illness are frequent outcomes. Participants of this group will learn to apply realistic solutions and strategies for taking your life back and identifying what is within your reach to change.

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Are You Silent In An Abusive Relationship?

Generally people associate an abusive relationship with physical violence. However, some abusive relationships are not physically violent but include emotional, mental, verbal, sexual and financial abusive behaviors perpetrated by one person on another within the context of an intimate relationship. Many who are suffering with the less recognized forms of abuse maintain their silence, often for years. The effects of the abuse are not visible but can have long term destructive consequences . The participants in this group will learn to recognize various forms of relationship abuse and begin their own healing process in the context of a safe environment.

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Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Personality Disorders

Issues

  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Enabling
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2017
Ann Allen, PhD, Psychologist in McKinney

Ann Allen

Psychologist, PhD