Nika Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSSP Verified
Plano, TX 75024
Is your child having a difficult time? Are you feeling discouraged? Is your family disconnected? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then therapy might be for you. I work with kids struggling in the home and/or school setting, their discouraged parents and disconnected families. I have a passion for helping children, adolescents, and their families find strength within themselves to help resolve difficult situations. Whether it's an adolescent getting in trouble at school, an individual feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities and duties, or a family that struggles with communication, we can work towards a solution together.
(469) 208-5449
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Plano, TX 75024
Is your child having a difficult time? Are you feeling discouraged? Is your family disconnected? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then therapy might be for you. I work with kids struggling in the home and/or school setting, their discouraged parents and disconnected families. I have a passion for helping children, adolescents, and their families find strength within themselves to help resolve difficult situations. Whether it's an adolescent getting in trouble at school, an individual feeling overwhelmed with responsibilities and duties, or a family that struggles with communication, we can work towards a solution together.
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Ba Bunansa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC, BC TMH Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
Knowing ourselves can be tough. Accepting and loving ourselves? Even tougher. So if you’re struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, understanding your identity, or navigating relationships with loved ones who may or may not accept you for who you are – well, you definitely aren’t alone. As a teen and even into adulthood, there can be a lot of stumbling blocks on the path toward celebrating who you really are. It can be a challenging journey… But the good news? It’s not a journey you need to take by yourself. You can find support and guidance along the way. And it can all feel a lot easier than it might right now.
(214) 760-6963
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Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
Knowing ourselves can be tough. Accepting and loving ourselves? Even tougher. So if you’re struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, understanding your identity, or navigating relationships with loved ones who may or may not accept you for who you are – well, you definitely aren’t alone. As a teen and even into adulthood, there can be a lot of stumbling blocks on the path toward celebrating who you really are. It can be a challenging journey… But the good news? It’s not a journey you need to take by yourself. You can find support and guidance along the way. And it can all feel a lot easier than it might right now.
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Bonny Stewart
Psychologist, PsyD, RPT-S, LP, LSSP Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
Stewart specializes in toddler and child/adolescent evaluations for autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia/learning disorders, ADHD, anxiety/depression, school readiness, and giftedness.
Dr. Bonny Stewart is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents. She has extensive training in diagnostic evaluations, independent educational evaluations, and play therapy. Dr. Stewart’s focus is to help parents and children identify tools, resources, and strengths specific to their needs in order to be successful and independent. She utilizes play therapy to improve emotional regulation, self-esteem, and social skills.
(469) 457-4197
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Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
Stewart specializes in toddler and child/adolescent evaluations for autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia/learning disorders, ADHD, anxiety/depression, school readiness, and giftedness.
Dr. Bonny Stewart is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP), and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and parents. She has extensive training in diagnostic evaluations, independent educational evaluations, and play therapy. Dr. Stewart’s focus is to help parents and children identify tools, resources, and strengths specific to their needs in order to be successful and independent. She utilizes play therapy to improve emotional regulation, self-esteem, and social skills.
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Sarah E Carlson
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, E-RYT, YACEP Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
We provide play therapy, adolescent counseling, adult therapy, yoga, parenting, and social skills groups.
Sometimes, the smallest steps can lead to the biggest change! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour, and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. I have been providing services in the DFW area since 2007, including services for children, adults, and families. Through a warm and caring approach, I can help you find within yourself the positive qualities to help you feel empowered. I can help you understand yourself and/or your child more fully, to be ready to face the big and little challenges that life can throw your way.
(469) 698-3590
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Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
We provide play therapy, adolescent counseling, adult therapy, yoga, parenting, and social skills groups.
Sometimes, the smallest steps can lead to the biggest change! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher 200 Hour, and Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider. I have been providing services in the DFW area since 2007, including services for children, adults, and families. Through a warm and caring approach, I can help you find within yourself the positive qualities to help you feel empowered. I can help you understand yourself and/or your child more fully, to be ready to face the big and little challenges that life can throw your way.
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Andrea Schultz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC Verified
Plano, TX 75075
Is your child struggling in school or acting out in anger? Is your teen anxious, depressed or making poor choices? Maybe you're overwhelmed as a parent or need help repairing your own relationships. For more than 25 years I've specialized in counseling services for children, adolescents and families. My approach is both supportive and solution-focused. I provide the encouragement, support and practical feedback individuals and families need to face challenges, resolve problems and achieve their goals. I can help you or your child get back on track to leading a happier, healthier and more productive life.
(972) 762-5795
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Plano, TX 75075
Is your child struggling in school or acting out in anger? Is your teen anxious, depressed or making poor choices? Maybe you're overwhelmed as a parent or need help repairing your own relationships. For more than 25 years I've specialized in counseling services for children, adolescents and families. My approach is both supportive and solution-focused. I provide the encouragement, support and practical feedback individuals and families need to face challenges, resolve problems and achieve their goals. I can help you or your child get back on track to leading a happier, healthier and more productive life.
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Jenna Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Plano, TX 75024
Offers online therapy
I offer individual, couples, teen and emerging adult counseling to support the treatment of relational issues, anxiety, trauma and overall health and wellness.
I'm so glad you are here! I desire to see each woman who crosses my doorstep feel empowered. My hope is to help you pursue a deeper understanding of who you are and the desires of your heart, so that you might live life abundantly. I imagine you might find yourself reaching out because you are hurting and I am here to tell you that you do not have to walk this road alone. I consider it a privilege to hold space for your story and your pain. I honor the bravery it takes to reach out for help, and start a journey towards making meaningful change in your life. I would love to support you in your process.
(214) 390-7975
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Plano, TX 75024
Offers online therapy
I offer individual, couples, teen and emerging adult counseling to support the treatment of relational issues, anxiety, trauma and overall health and wellness.
I'm so glad you are here! I desire to see each woman who crosses my doorstep feel empowered. My hope is to help you pursue a deeper understanding of who you are and the desires of your heart, so that you might live life abundantly. I imagine you might find yourself reaching out because you are hurting and I am here to tell you that you do not have to walk this road alone. I consider it a privilege to hold space for your story and your pain. I honor the bravery it takes to reach out for help, and start a journey towards making meaningful change in your life. I would love to support you in your process.
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Kathleen Bass
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, CAMF, MAMFC Verified
Plano, TX 75074
Areas of Specialty: Anxiety, Anger Management, ADHD, Child and Adolescent Issues, Parenting Issues, Adoption/Foster Care, Chemical Dependency, Family Therapy, Depression/Mood Disorders, Grief Issues, Asperger's, Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) and Skin Picking Disorders.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor(Supervisor Level) in Texas with 18+ years experience in the field of counseling. I am comfortable working with a wide range of issues, While we can't avoid some difficult situations or change the past, we can however work toward a better understanding of these areas. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we can break long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(817) 385-9502
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Plano, TX 75074
Areas of Specialty: Anxiety, Anger Management, ADHD, Child and Adolescent Issues, Parenting Issues, Adoption/Foster Care, Chemical Dependency, Family Therapy, Depression/Mood Disorders, Grief Issues, Asperger's, Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania) and Skin Picking Disorders.
I am Licensed Professional Counselor(Supervisor Level) in Texas with 18+ years experience in the field of counseling. I am comfortable working with a wide range of issues, While we can't avoid some difficult situations or change the past, we can however work toward a better understanding of these areas. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we can break long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Elizabeth Ledford
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-A Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in adolescent, young adult, and play therapy, and have worked with these populations in various capacities for more than ten years, including as a counseling intern at Communities in Schools and a program therapist at the Eating Recovery Center. My experience has prepared me to work with body image issues, crisis situations, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, interpersonal issues, grief, coping skills, disordered eating thoughts/behaviors, and LGBTQIA+ issues. I specifically have a heart for clients who are navigating and processing their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
(713) 804-2843
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Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
I specialize in adolescent, young adult, and play therapy, and have worked with these populations in various capacities for more than ten years, including as a counseling intern at Communities in Schools and a program therapist at the Eating Recovery Center. My experience has prepared me to work with body image issues, crisis situations, depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, interpersonal issues, grief, coping skills, disordered eating thoughts/behaviors, and LGBTQIA+ issues. I specifically have a heart for clients who are navigating and processing their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
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Kelley Connell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
Some topics I commonly address in therapy are; depression, anxiety, grief and loss, marital couples counseling, recovery from an affair, teen issues, parenting and blended families.
I have been in private practice for over 26 years. I am privileged to counsel with adolescents age 12 and above, individuals and couples. Through counseling, I provide increased awareness and understanding of one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how one can develop more positive experiences in many areas of life. My therapy approach is interactive and solution focused utilizing various counseling methods to help you learn new skills and gain new insights. I collaborate with you to achieve healing and growth, emotionally, intellectually, behaviorally and spiritually.
(972) 532-9535
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Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
Some topics I commonly address in therapy are; depression, anxiety, grief and loss, marital couples counseling, recovery from an affair, teen issues, parenting and blended families.
I have been in private practice for over 26 years. I am privileged to counsel with adolescents age 12 and above, individuals and couples. Through counseling, I provide increased awareness and understanding of one's thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how one can develop more positive experiences in many areas of life. My therapy approach is interactive and solution focused utilizing various counseling methods to help you learn new skills and gain new insights. I collaborate with you to achieve healing and growth, emotionally, intellectually, behaviorally and spiritually.
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A True You Counseling PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC Verified
Plano, TX 75024
Offers online therapy
Are you running out of options with how to help your teen deal with various stressors stemming from bullying, depression, social anxiety or past trauma? Are you in a troubled marriage and aren't sure if you should stay or leave? If so, I can help. I specialize in helping parents find solutions to problems that their teens might face by providing solution-oriented, evidenced-based techniques that can be used in both the counseling office and at home. I also assist couples in determining what their best options are in a collaborative, supportive, and compassionate manner.
(949) 397-2483
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Plano, TX 75024
Offers online therapy
Are you running out of options with how to help your teen deal with various stressors stemming from bullying, depression, social anxiety or past trauma? Are you in a troubled marriage and aren't sure if you should stay or leave? If so, I can help. I specialize in helping parents find solutions to problems that their teens might face by providing solution-oriented, evidenced-based techniques that can be used in both the counseling office and at home. I also assist couples in determining what their best options are in a collaborative, supportive, and compassionate manner.
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Jillissa Christine Cherepon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Plano, TX 75075
Offers online therapy
Counseling has been Jillissa's passion for years. She specializes in, but is not limited to, issues including: marriage and family, relationship dynamics, boundary issues, adolescent and children's issues, and woman's issues such as eating disorders, depression, anger, anxiety, divorce care, singleness, grief, bitterness, identity and significance issues and mood disorders. She also works with clients struggling with anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Adjustment Disorders. Jillissa's philosophy of counseling is the integration of Christianity and psychology, and her counseling methods include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Psychoeducation, and Child Play Therapy.
(972) 200-3409
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Plano, TX 75075
Offers online therapy
Counseling has been Jillissa's passion for years. She specializes in, but is not limited to, issues including: marriage and family, relationship dynamics, boundary issues, adolescent and children's issues, and woman's issues such as eating disorders, depression, anger, anxiety, divorce care, singleness, grief, bitterness, identity and significance issues and mood disorders. She also works with clients struggling with anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Adjustment Disorders. Jillissa's philosophy of counseling is the integration of Christianity and psychology, and her counseling methods include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems Theory, Psychoeducation, and Child Play Therapy.
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Carrie Cravens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW Verified
Plano, TX 75023
Offers online therapy
I recognize that parenting is hard, but so is being a child or teen in today's world.
I specialize in working with young children (ages 0-11), caregivers and Moms struggling with parenting/life demands and/or postpartum depression and anxiety. I use the insight, understanding and compassion I have gained in my years of practice to help clients with the challenges of parenting; whether the child is neuro-typical, has special needs or is struggling with anxiety, aggression, anger, divorce, trauma or life transitions and also to help children navigate these obstacles.
(972) 945-8178
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Plano, TX 75023
Offers online therapy
I recognize that parenting is hard, but so is being a child or teen in today's world.
I specialize in working with young children (ages 0-11), caregivers and Moms struggling with parenting/life demands and/or postpartum depression and anxiety. I use the insight, understanding and compassion I have gained in my years of practice to help clients with the challenges of parenting; whether the child is neuro-typical, has special needs or is struggling with anxiety, aggression, anger, divorce, trauma or life transitions and also to help children navigate these obstacles.
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Sarah Hickox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
Plano, TX 75074
Not accepting new clients
I love working with parents who are traversing the rocky path of parenting a child or teen with mental illness.
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. I want to be a helper and guidepost for teens, young adults and women navigating through the complicated times life brings. I aim to bring warmth and humor with a judgment-free space for each individual to breathe and do the hard work of the healing and growing process.
(469) 649-8185
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Plano, TX 75074
Not accepting new clients
I love working with parents who are traversing the rocky path of parenting a child or teen with mental illness.
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. I want to be a helper and guidepost for teens, young adults and women navigating through the complicated times life brings. I aim to bring warmth and humor with a judgment-free space for each individual to breathe and do the hard work of the healing and growing process.
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Sarah Rees
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, RPT-S, NCC Verified
Plano, TX 75093
You will receive all encompassing support through your kid’s therapy (teen therapy or play therapy), family therapy, and parental support.
You have a smart, affectionate kiddo but some days you receive the most hateful words or aggressive behaviors. You can’t believe what you just heard or saw, and you’re at a loss for what comes next. You’ve googled, read the books, listened to the podcasts, talked with your friends, but none of it seems to help you or your child. You recognize there may be underlying anxiety or depression and are worried your child might be showing these symptoms. You see your child struggling to regulate and communicate their emotions and you want help by being a better parent.
(469) 804-9688 x2
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Plano, TX 75093
You will receive all encompassing support through your kid’s therapy (teen therapy or play therapy), family therapy, and parental support.
You have a smart, affectionate kiddo but some days you receive the most hateful words or aggressive behaviors. You can’t believe what you just heard or saw, and you’re at a loss for what comes next. You’ve googled, read the books, listened to the podcasts, talked with your friends, but none of it seems to help you or your child. You recognize there may be underlying anxiety or depression and are worried your child might be showing these symptoms. You see your child struggling to regulate and communicate their emotions and you want help by being a better parent.
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Family Therapy Plano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Plano, TX 75023
To get help for the young child finding it difficult to separate, or the teenager struggling defiantly to achieve independence, or the couple wishing to save their marriage; the first step is a call to my office or a visit to my website.
I treat a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and psychological problems, working with all ages - individuals, couples, and families. I have helped developmentally delayed children and their families, as well as troubled teenagers in need of residential treatment. I participated in research regarding successful parenting practices, and have facilitated positive change in some children by working just with the parents.
(469) 215-5551
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Plano, TX 75023
To get help for the young child finding it difficult to separate, or the teenager struggling defiantly to achieve independence, or the couple wishing to save their marriage; the first step is a call to my office or a visit to my website.
I treat a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and psychological problems, working with all ages - individuals, couples, and families. I have helped developmentally delayed children and their families, as well as troubled teenagers in need of residential treatment. I participated in research regarding successful parenting practices, and have facilitated positive change in some children by working just with the parents.
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Ryanne Niki Shewchuk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, RPT Verified
Plano, TX 75024
Offers online therapy
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, or at a loss about how to help your child or teen? Perhaps your child’s school has suggested you reach out to a counselor, and you’re not sure where to start, but know that you need some support. If so, I applaud you for taking steps in the right direction to seek professional help for your child. I can help guide you and help you find a way to re-connect with yourself and/or your child. Connection is the key in relationship building. I work best with families and children who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and difficulty coping.
(214) 617-9277
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Plano, TX 75024
Offers online therapy
Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, or at a loss about how to help your child or teen? Perhaps your child’s school has suggested you reach out to a counselor, and you’re not sure where to start, but know that you need some support. If so, I applaud you for taking steps in the right direction to seek professional help for your child. I can help guide you and help you find a way to re-connect with yourself and/or your child. Connection is the key in relationship building. I work best with families and children who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and difficulty coping.
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Peter Thomas
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
I have a strong focus on both Adolescent and Adult treatment.
Psychotherapy and finding the right therapist can be a challenge. For many, it's finding the right one that provides a comfortable and personable experience. For some it can be tough to open up and get connected. Its those relationships that provide the grounding for effective and helpful treatment. I strive to provide a safe and affirming place to accomplish just that. From there, it can be easier to address and evaluate specific treatments tailored for the individual and provide for a therapeutic experience that you can find valuable and, most importantly, helpful.
(469) 814-8322
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Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
I have a strong focus on both Adolescent and Adult treatment.
Psychotherapy and finding the right therapist can be a challenge. For many, it's finding the right one that provides a comfortable and personable experience. For some it can be tough to open up and get connected. Its those relationships that provide the grounding for effective and helpful treatment. I strive to provide a safe and affirming place to accomplish just that. From there, it can be easier to address and evaluate specific treatments tailored for the individual and provide for a therapeutic experience that you can find valuable and, most importantly, helpful.
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Bright Futures Family Counseling - Erika Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
My experience includes adults, teens and children for 10+ years. My work includes a focus on adult and adolescent mental health struggles, individuals experiencing financial hardship, and Veteran needs. I have earned a Bachelors in Psychology and Masters Degree in Social Work from West Texas A&M University. I have a special interest in individuals who have experienced trauma, people with family dynamic concerns, conflict resolution, anger management, Bi-polar disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance abuse struggles, anxiety, depression, and the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ population.
(469) 202-4102
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Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
My experience includes adults, teens and children for 10+ years. My work includes a focus on adult and adolescent mental health struggles, individuals experiencing financial hardship, and Veteran needs. I have earned a Bachelors in Psychology and Masters Degree in Social Work from West Texas A&M University. I have a special interest in individuals who have experienced trauma, people with family dynamic concerns, conflict resolution, anger management, Bi-polar disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, substance abuse struggles, anxiety, depression, and the specific needs of the LGBTQ+ population.
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Evolve Therapy DFW
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Plano, TX 75024
Offers online therapy
My practice specializes in teen girls & women's issues.
Life seems to run at such a hurried pace these days; schedules, activities, deadlines, errands, carpool lines, you name it. Even though we are in the physical presence of others many times throughout our day, rarely are we truly engaging in basic humanness with each other. Our mental health deserves as much prioritization as the rest of life, but oftentimes it receives the least. Attending therapy is a profound gift to yourself or your teen girl; a gift of time and of slowing down. I hope that my office is a place that temporarily insulates you from the chaos outside and allows you time and space to do the work of being human.
(972) 440-1170
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Plano, TX 75024
Offers online therapy
My practice specializes in teen girls & women's issues.
Life seems to run at such a hurried pace these days; schedules, activities, deadlines, errands, carpool lines, you name it. Even though we are in the physical presence of others many times throughout our day, rarely are we truly engaging in basic humanness with each other. Our mental health deserves as much prioritization as the rest of life, but oftentimes it receives the least. Attending therapy is a profound gift to yourself or your teen girl; a gift of time and of slowing down. I hope that my office is a place that temporarily insulates you from the chaos outside and allows you time and space to do the work of being human.
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Melani Massey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S Verified
Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
If you're looking for a caring, compassionate, personalized therapeutic approach, you've come to the right place. I will give you the attention and support that you need while processing whatever change you are going through. I enjoy helping teen girls and women develop healthy self-esteem and begin to see the value that they add to the world. Helping individuals uncover their authentic selves is my passion! I would love to meet you and help you discover your best you!
(972) 893-9082
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Plano, TX 75093
Offers online therapy
If you're looking for a caring, compassionate, personalized therapeutic approach, you've come to the right place. I will give you the attention and support that you need while processing whatever change you are going through. I enjoy helping teen girls and women develop healthy self-esteem and begin to see the value that they add to the world. Helping individuals uncover their authentic selves is my passion! I would love to meet you and help you discover your best you!

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Teen Therapists
Adolescence can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can raise questions of independence and identity; as adolescents cultivate their sense of self, they may face difficult choices about academics, friendship, sexuality, gender identity, drugs, and alcohol.

Most teens have a relatively egocentric perspective on life; a state of mind that usually abates with age. They often focus on themselves and believe that everyone else—from a best friend to a distant crush—is focused on them too. They may grapple with insecurities and feelings of being judged. Relationships with family members often take a backseat to peer groups, romantic interests, and appearance, which teens perceive as increasingly important during this time.

The transition can naturally lead to anxiety about physical development, evolving relationships with others, and one's place in the larger world. Mild anxiety and other challenges are typical, but serious mental health conditions also emerge during adolescence. Finding a teen therapist in Plano and addressing a disorder early on can help ensure the best possible outcome.