Jenifer Balch, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CAS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas
I am passionate about working with children and families, especially utilizing play therapy and parent training. I have an appreciation for uniqueness in every individual and work to tailor the counseling process to the developmental needs of each client. Treatment modalities may include play therapy, activity therapy, expressive arts, and/or traditional talk therapy. Additionally, my approach is informed by interpersonal neurobiology, a concept in counseling that uses neuroscience to inform counseling practice. I highly value my relationships with clients, working to build a therapeutic environment where each client feels safe, accepted, valued, and understood.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in the state of Texas, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Autism Specialist. My counseling experience includes individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of settings. I have also received specialized training in the administration and interpretation of psychoeducational assessments.
I have extensive training and experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and feel passionate about advocating for their mental health needs. In addition to providing direct counseling services, I stay actively involved in training future counselors through supervising, teaching, and presenting at local and national level conferences.
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • License No. and State: 62187 Texas

Finances

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

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy/RPT-S
  • Certificate Date: 2012
  • Certificate: IBCCES/Certified Autism Specialist
  • Certificate Date: 2016

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

  • 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: 28 Feb 2017
Jenifer Balch, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CAS, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas

Jenifer Balch

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