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If you're a parent of a client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first session.

If you're a young adult, please complete the following form and bring them to your first session.

If you're an adult client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first session.

 
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Therapy Services


Child Play Therapy

Denette and her team help children understand and work through their feelings by providing a safe environment in which to play with various toys, games and art projects in order to communicate at their own level and at their own pace as they resolve their inner conflicts and regain their joy.

Through the use of toys and games in a safe environment, children learn to

  • Communicate with others
  • Express feelings
  • Modify behavior
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Learn a variety of ways of relating to others

Adolescent Activity Therapy
For the older child, Denette engages in a combination of conversation and activities chosen for the purpose of providing a safe and developmentally appropriate context for working through their life's tough issues.

Animal-Assisted Therapy
To enhance a child’s openness to the therapeutic relationship as well as add to their psychosocial health, Denette incorporates Animal-Assisted Therapy, introducing her certified therapy dog and personal pet, Bailey, into the sessions.

Divorce Group Therapy
For 6-10 year old children of divorced/divorcing parents to learn coping strategies, appropriate emotional expression & self-awareness through fun and innovative activities including art, drama, and sand tray.

Family Therapy
As a registered play therapist Denette's training enables her to hold family sessions that encourage participation from every family member regardless of age.

Individual Therapy
Denette's training in sand tray therapy, parent coaching, and EMDR give her unique tools as aids in her relational therapy with individuals. Denette utilizes mindfulness techniques and self compasion to change the brain for long-term results.

Mindfulness
Denette has developed a way of utilizing mindfulness and meditation in her therapeutic work with clients of all ages. For the past three years, she has taught Mindful Self-Compassion through the SMU CAPE program.  She enjoys presenting Mindfulness Self Compassion at conferences throughout Texas.  Please visit our Speaking page and join us at our next workshop for parents or Lunch & Learn for professionals who work with children. For more information about Denette on mindfulness, visit www.livingbetterwithmindfulness.com.

Other services

  • Consultation for parents going through a divorce
  • Psycho-educational & support services for adoptive parents
  • Presentations for parent groups
  • Sensory groups/nurture groups for children who have significant trauma like adoption or major medical procedures

Professional Fees
Denette's sessions are billed at $140 per 50 minute sessions and $70 for 30 minute sessions. Intern'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.

 

USEFUL LINKS

 

Association for Play Therapy Website
The Mindful Parent Website

Texas Infant Mental Health Assoc

Living Better With Mindfulness Website