Specialized Services

 

AUTPLAY THERAPY

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder process the world in a unique and intricate way. AutPlay is a behavioral and play therapy treatment approach for children and adolescents (ages 3-18) with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental disabilities, and neurodevelopmental disabilities. AutPlay helps children to develop new skills in a fun and engaging way through the use of play. AutPlay addresses increasing knowledge and skill improvement in the areas of social skills, relationship development, and emotional regulation. As each child is thoroughly assessed, a treatment plan is designed to include specific interventions to improve skills and parent concerns.

 

Contact Courtney Smith to discuss your questions regarding AutPlay so we can determine what might be best for your child.

 

CLINICAL TESTING FOR CHILDREN

Clinical testing allows a clinician to see the full picture of a person's strengths and limitations. I often recommend it when a child has been receiving counseling for a period of time without improvement and there is a need for diagnostic clarification. For example, a child may have received a diagnosis of ADHD from a pediatrician's office but often there is un-diagnosed anxiety or depression impacting their ability to focus instead. Testing can help lead us in the right direction for a different treatment plan or medication if applicable.

 

Testing that I can administer: Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3), Parenting Stress Index (PSI), Trauma Symptom Checklist for Young Children (TSCYC) and Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC), Clinical Assessment of Behavior (CAB), and the NICHQ Vanderbilt for ADHD.

 

Testing I cannot administer would include any standardized projective technique such as Inkblot Tests or Apperception Tests.

 

Contact Beth Coles to discuss your questions regarding Clinical Testing so we can determine what might be best for your child.

 

EMDR

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy is shown by research to effectively transform how traumatic and adverse experiences affect your current functioning.  EMDR uses standardized protocols and your brain’s innate abilities to reprocess material and change the influence of these experiences. EMDR can effectively reduce emotional distress, relieve uncomfortable physical symptoms and transform negative beliefs so you can get past stuck points and engage in life in a more resilient and successful way. Ask your therapist about how EMDR might benefit you. For additional information and research visit EMDR international Association (www.emdria.org) or EMDR Institute, Inc. (www.emdr.com).

 

Contact Jessica Callahan or Beth Dawson to discuss your questions regarding EMDR and to schedule an appointment.

 

NUTRITION COUNSELING

What is the healthiest way to eat? Are there foods that I should avoid feeding my family or myself? What does a healthy relationship with food look like?  Do I have an eating disorder?  What is the best diet plan for me to follow?  Are any of these questions currently causing you stress and anxiety?  Meeting with a Registered Dietitian is the first step to answering all of these questions.  The goal of nutrition counseling is to empower each client with science based knowledge and guide them to achieve a more balanced, accepting relationship with food.   Everyone should experience the freedom of eating foods that you LOVE without feelings of shame and guilt.  Eating healthy can be very confusing and overwhelming with all the dieting plans and pressures of social media.  Together we can make a detailed meal plan that will be customized for you and provide simple solutions that lead to a more balanced relationship with food.  Reach out and schedule a nutrition counseling session today and you will find yourself in a safe judgment free zone where knowledge and freedom can be achieved!

 

Contact Jennifer Williams to discuss your questions regarding nutrition counseling services.  

 

PARENT FACILTATION

Here is a link that explains Parent Facilitation through Texas Family Code. This link also states the requirements that a person needs in order to be a Parent Facilitator.

 

Benefits of Parent Facilitation…

  • Third party to help parents stay on topic
  • Focusing on relationships with the child/children
  • Allowing parents to share their needs to move forward in a healthy manner
  • Developing goals and agreements in session
  • Identifying tools that will help with conflict

Contact Katie Sanders to discuss your questions regarding Parent Facilitation services.  

YOGA THERAPY FOR WELLNESS AND HEALING

With a 200 hr psychotherapeutic yoga certification, Julianne offers a creative and scientifically-backed method to move your way (literally) into wellness and healing.

  • Why Yoga Therapy?

·           *Builds acceptance, mindfulness skills, patience, distress tolerance, and self-compassion

·           *Creates an internal sense of balance and safety, so you can trust yourself and others

·           *Improves body image

·           *Alters the nervous system to reduce anxiety, depression, PTSD 

·           *Allows for healing when talking about traumatic experiences is too overwhelming

·           *Complements talk-therapy or helpful as a stand-alone practice

·           *Non-threatening, individualized practice designed with consideration of your history, physical limitations, & current emotional state                                                

 

             Contact Julianne Schroeder to discuss your questions regarding Psychotherapeutic Yoga