University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC, MEd, LPC, RPT, CAS, Counselor in Dallas
Realizing everyone is unique, I utilize various techniques offering individuals a therapeutic experience tailored to address their needs. With compassion and understanding, I work to help clients build on their strengths to make for a better tomorrow. I am passionate about being with my clients while on their journey and take pride in being a resource for the entire family. I was instrumental in implementing the first-ever counseling program at the UNT Kristin Farmer Autism Center providing play therapy, child-parent relationship training, and adolescent therapy to clients diagnosed with ASD as well as members of their families.
I am certified to conduct the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Second Edition (ADOS-2); a semi-structured assessment of communication, social interaction, and play (or imaginative use of materials) for individuals suspected of having autism or other pervasive developmental disorders. The ADOS-2 is the preferred assessment by autism experts.
I was honored to be nominated and named a 2014-2015 Mom's Choice Play Therapist in the DFWChild.Com Magazine. While demonstrating my dedication to treating neurodevelopmental disorders, I became one of the first therapist in the State of Texas to become a Certified AutPlay® Level II Therapy Provider.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC now - (972) 627-4827

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • School: University of North Texas
  • Year Graduated: 2011
  • License No. and State: 70471 Texas

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120+
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy/RPT #T2730
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: IBCCES - Certified Autism Specialist/Cert. # CAS152
  • Certificate Date: 2015

University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC's Groups

UPC Movie Club

Movies are selected based on their ability to encourage therapeutic discussion regarding a variety of topics, including; interpersonal relationships, conflict resolutions, effective communication, social skills, and emotional regulation. Attendees will watch a full-length movie and will participate in a group discussion facilitated by a licensed professional counselor. Three movie groups will be held monthly: Teen (13-15) Event - 1st Saturday; Young Adult (16-18) Event - 2nd Saturday; and Adolescent (10-12) Event - 3rd Saturday.

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Child-Parent Relationship Training

In 10 weeks, you will learn how to: Regain control as a parent; Help your child develop self-control; Effectively discipline & limit inappropriate behavior; Understand your child's emotional needs; and Communicate more effectively with your child. In 10 weeks, you will see a noticeable difference in: Your relationship with your child; Your child's behavior; Your ability to respond effectively; and a difference in your confidence in your parenting skills.

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UPC Social Skills Camp

This extremely interactive camp is designed to help boys and girls learn teamwork skills, develop better conversation skills, enhance their self-confidence, and learn to handle conflicts peacefully. The UPC Social Skills Camp brings together small groups of children, based on their age, to work specifically on three core areas: 1. Strengthening and developing new social skills; 2. Increasing self-confidence, self-control, and self-esteem; and 3. Learning to successfully participate in conversations and positive social exchanges needed to effectively build and maintain social relationships. Two groups are available (age 8-10) and (age 11-13)

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Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian

Age

  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • AutPlay Therapy
  • Client Centered
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Imago
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Sand Play

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017
University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC, MEd, LPC, RPT, CAS, Counselor in Dallas

University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC

Counselor, MEd, LPC, RPT, CAS