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Denette Mann M.Ed.
5580 Peterson Lane, Suite #145
Dallas, Texas 75240

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  • M.Ed., University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Texas Wesleyan University

Additional Training

  • Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli, Rhinebeck, NY 2012
  • Focusing with Children at the International Focusing Summer School, with Rene Venzuela, Garrison, NY 2013
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Dr. Dan Siegel website training, 2011 and 2012
  • TBRI training at TCU, 2009, 2011
  • Marriage and Family Association Conference on Narrative Therapy, 2008
  • EMDR conferences on attachment disorders, working with children, trauma 2007, 2008
    University of North Texas Annual Play Therapy Summer Workshops, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007
  • Animal handler course with Dr. Cindy Chandler, 2002
  • Mindful Self-Compassion workshop, Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, Santa Monica, CA, 2013
  • Nurturing the Fibers of Attachment workshop, Dr. Bonnie Bodenach, Dallas, TX, 2014

Workshops and Presentations

  • Discipline that Works
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • The Secret of Successful Business and Personal Communication
  • Considerations of Attachment in Therapy
  • Attachment in Play Therapy: Identification and treatment Implications
  • Connecting with Your Child for Family Happiness and Success
  • The Key to Successful Relationships with Teenagers: Relational Communication
  • An Experience in Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Cyber Bullying: What parents and teenagers need to know
  • The Brain and Trauma
  • Understanding Behavior from a Brain Perspective

License, Certifications, Awards, and Recognitions

  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Registered Play Therapist
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Certified EMDR Therapist
  • Recognition from American Red Cross, work with hurricane Katrina/Rita victims
  • Key to the City, Baguio, Philippines for work with sexually/physically abused children

Professional Fees
ntern's sessions are billed at a range from $60 and up per 50 minute session and $35-$50 per 30 minute session, with a sliding scale for individual needs. Administrative services are charged at various rates.


Gretchen N. ManesGretchen

Gretchen Manes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She earned her Masters of Education degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas, the top-ranked play therapy program. She has worked with children, adolescent, and adult survivors of sexual and physical abuse and their family members at the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center. Gretchen has a range of experience counseling individuals in crisis including those suffering from severe trauma, suicidal ideation, chronic and terminal illness, self-harm, depression and anxiety, and attachment issues.