Posts Tagged ‘Counseling’

Knowing Your Healthcare Benefits

Life Tree Counseling Kathleen Mills

Your healthcare coverage is one of the most important benefits you’ll receive in your lifetime, and it’s an excellent idea to educate yourself on your plan when it comes to getting the most out of your money.  Mental health or behavioral health care deals with a wide range of issues, from traditional counseling sessions to…

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Adolescent Drug Intervention with Ron Nevelow

SUMMARY: In this edition of “It’s Just Coffee”, hosts Phillip Crum and Kathleen Mills talk with Psychotherapist and social worker Ron Nevelow about the new Second Chance Texas intervention for adolescent drug users offered through Phoenix House in Dallas. Episode #10 |Psychotherapist Ron Nevelow talks with Kathleen Mills about adolescent drug intervention Speakers: Kathleen Mills-Proprietor,…

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Bridging the Divide: A Closer Look at Family Counseling

One of the hardest parts of trying to lead or support a family is the conflict that inevitably pops up along the journey of life. Because the simple fact that no one in the world is perfect always holds true, it’s impossible to have a marriage or family life that is devoid of issues and…

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Parenting Teenagers: Understanding the Issues and Tips for Building a Better Relationship

Nevart Willborn

Raising a teenager is probably more difficult than you ever imagined. As your children develop into adults, they naturally will go through some behavioral changes that can cause stress throughout the household. However, the issues surrounding a strained parent-teenager relationship don’t always fall on the shoulders of your son or daughter. If your child is…

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Play Therapy: A History of Play Therapy Approaches | Plano, TX

LaShondra Manning play therapy counselor

Play Therapy has an extensive history, dating back to the early 1900s, with counseling and psychology pioneer, Sigmund Freud.  Freud worked with a little boy named “Hans” vicariously and indirectly, based upon his father’s observations. Invention of Play Materials for Free Association and Expression Twenty years later,  Hermine Hug-Hellmuth added the play therapy dimension and…

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Play Therapy: Early Methods of Play Therapy | Dallas, TX

LaShondra Manning play therapy counselor

Play Therapy has an extensive history, dating back to the early 1900s, with counseling and psychology pioneer, Sigmund Freud.  Freud worked with a little boy named “Hans” vicariously and indirectly, based upon his father’s observations. Invention of Play Materials for Free Association and Expression Twenty years later,  Hermine Hug-Hellmuth added the play therapy dimension and…

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Play Therapy For Children

LaShondra Manning play therapy counselor

Benefits of Play Therapy Play Therapy is beneficial for children ages 3-9 because children’s cognitive abilities have not fully developed and children are not able to verbally express themselves as effectively as adults.  Play is the natural language of children, so play therapy brings the healing process to the child’s level.  Additional benefits of this…

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Divorce: The Affect on a Child

LaShondra Manning play therapy counselor

Children can be seriously affected by divorce.  It is up to parents to protect their children from the effects of their separation, as much as they possibly can.  Understanding how divorce affects children, and what can be done to protect them, should be at the center of every divorce proceeding where children are involved. Effects…

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What happens in Play Therapy?

Life Tree Counseling Kathleen Mills

“What’s Happening in There, Anyway?” In our office, many parents of our child patients often ask us: “What exactly is it that happens in play therapy? It just looks like you guys are playing, to me.” Naturally, playing is the essence of play therapy, but there is a lot more going on behind the scenes…

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Journey to Recovery – Segment Three: Getting Support You Need

Getting the Support You Need for Recovery Before your start to recovery, You’ve realized you’re in trouble. You seem to be completely consumed–by alcohol. Or cocaine, or crystal meth, or heroin, or marijuana, or compulsive sex, or gambling, or compulsive overeating. And your life is a mess. Welcome to reality. This is where the rubber…

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