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): $100 - $190
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

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

Is There A Narcissist In Your LIfe?

Very few people actually have a diagnosis of narcissism. However, many people exhibit narcissistic traits that cause negative reactions in those close to them. Those with narcissistic traits are self-absorbed and expect others to meet their needs. They frequently have a superior attitude and it is extremely difficult to establish a mutually satisfying relationship. Participants in this group will learn how to accurately recognize the signs of narcissism and the related destructive patterns that affect those who continue to be involved.

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Understanding Difficult People

When a person frequently puts their needs first and disregards the needs of others, is emotionally hurtful and lacking in empathy, they would be considered 'difficult' to be with in a marriage or any close relationship. Those who are in marriages or relationships with these 'difficult' people can become confused and discouraged when they are unsuccessful in their attempts to get their needs met. Over time this pattern can be destructive to all involved. This group will address how to reduce and/or eliminate the stressful interactions in these relationships and emphasize the steps necessary for protective self-care.

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Solutions for Troubled Relationships

Are you searching for solutions to the conflict, confusion, and hurt you are experiencing in a troubled relationship? Do you struggle to control your responses when blame or criticism is pointed at you? You may feel lost and helpless but a new vision and new direction may be helpful. Relationship low points are often the beginning of positive change in troubled relationships. It only takes one committed and courageous person with new lifelines to initiate positive change. Participants in this group will be introduced to simple solutions (lifelines) for developing emotionally healthy.relationships.

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Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Personality Disorders

Issues

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • High Conflict Personalities

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age

  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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

Modality

  • Individuals
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2016
Ann Allen, PhD, Psychologist in McKinney

Ann Allen

Psychologist, PhD