Dr. Jenifer Balch, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CAS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas
Life can be filled with unexpected challenges and I would love the opportunity to support you through your journey. I highly value the therapeutic relationship and work to build an environment where you feel safe, accepted, valued, and understood. Sessions may include play therapy, activity therapy, expressive arts, and/or traditional talk therapy. Everyone is unique and I work to tailor the counseling process to meet your specific needs. Most importantly, I want you to feel you are in the care of someone who can help you meet your goals. I offer a free phone consultation to help you decide.
While I work with a wide variety of individuals, I specialize in children, parent training, grief and trauma, anxiety, and relationship concerns. I also have extensive training and experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, I have received specialized training in the administration and interpretation of psychoeducational assessments.
During my 10+ years of experience, I have helped many individuals, couples, and families find improved self-understanding and happiness. In addition to providing direct counseling services, I help train other counselors through supervising, presenting, and teaching as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University.
Call or Email Dr. Jenifer Balch for a free phone consultation now - (972) 441-7593

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 13 Years
  • License No. and State: 62187 Texas

Finances

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

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy/Registered Play Therapist-Sup.
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: IBCCES/Certified Autism Specialist
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Dr. Jenifer Balch's Groups

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 specifically work 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. Group dates and times vary by age group. See our website for more details.

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Adolescents & ASD Support Group

Navigating adolescence can be a challenge for anyone. Adding a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder can sometimes make this time period more confusing and emotional. This support group will offer opportunities to connect with peers, process emotions, increase self-understanding and Autism Spectrum Disorder, and learn how to appropriately navigate difficult social situations and relationships.

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Child-Parent Relationship Training

This is a 10-session program for parents of children. Goals include regaining control as a parent, helping your child develop self-control, learning effective discipline techniques, limiting inappropriate behavior, understanding your child's emotional needs, and communicating more effectively with your child.

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Specialties

  • Child or Adolescent
  • Autism
  • Testing and Evaluation

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

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

  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Sand Play

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017
Dr. Jenifer Balch, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CAS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas

Dr. Jenifer Balch

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CAS