WHEN THE STORM COMES, FIND A SAFE HARBOR. As a clinical psychologist I provide treatment for adults who are caught in emotional storms. Many people I see are experiencing challenges with very 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. I support and treat adults who experience feelings of depression or anxiety 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 who are experiencing many forms of emotional distress. These solutions will prepare the distressed individual to manage their emotional distress without the need for lengthy therapeutic time and expense.
I see adults who are interested in finding sustained solutions for relief of their emotional distress. These are adults who are willing to accept personal responsibility for making the changes necessary to live a peaceful life in the present. These concepts are described in my newly published book, FIND YOUR GIFTS INSIDE (www.findyourgiftsinside.com).
Call or Email Ann Allen for a free consultation now - (469) 351-4324


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


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $190
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

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: American Association of Marriage and Family/Supervisory Status
  • Member Since: 1988

Ann Allen's Groups

Letting Go

This group is for adults who are experiencing the emotional challenges of letting go of familiar, often treasured, and sometimes painful life experiences. It is very common for those who are in the process of letting go to experience prolonged periods of emotional dark shadows that affect their spirit. Those who attend will be supported over time as they begin to disconnect from familiar comfort zones. It will then be possible to refocus and welcome the brightness of the present moment.

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Toxic Relationships

This group is designed to help adults learn to decrease stressful interactions with spouses, family members, and close associates. Patterns of toxic relating can become emotionally destructive for all involved when they continue for months and years. The goal is to provide group participants with strategies that will help them establish and maintain healthy relationships that are mutually satisfying and enjoyable. The benefits of improved physical health will be emphasized.

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Understanding Very Difficult People

Many people experience challenges with very difficult people. This group will identify those individuals who can be classified as 'very difficult'. How their behaviors affect others, strategies for avoiding emotional pitfalls, and solutions for maintaining relationships with VDP will be addressed.

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Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2015
Ann Allen, PhD, Psychologist in Plano

Ann Allen

Psychologist, PhD