Karla Badal Peska

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Karla Badal Peska

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT

Verified by Psychology Today

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7011 Pecan Street
Frisco, TX 75034
(469) 529-7661
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About

I am a pediatric psychotherapist with many years of experience working with children who show that they are not functioning well at home and school with "negative" behaviors or anxiety. Outbursts of anger, sadness, and fear, not following directions, arguing, and crying make life difficult for the family and the child. I help the child to understand themselves and help teach them how to function to the best of their ability. I guide and support parents to manage the behaviors and bring about family harmony. I enjoy helping a child to gain self-esteem and the "I Can Do It" attitude.
As a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a Registered Play Therapist (RPT), and a graduate from The Dallas Art Therapy Institute's rigorous post-master's program, and with thousands of hours in continuing education, I have the tools to help children and their families to heal. I use play, art, and CBT therapies to bring families together in peace.
This work is difficult, but the rewards are great! Being able to bring a family together, to lower anger and resentment, and to help bring about knowledge and understanding is a blessing to all involved.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $100 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Venmo, Visa, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Oscar Health
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 31 Years
  • License: Texas / 12209
  • School: Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX
  • Year Graduated: 1992
I am a Registered Play Therapist and a graduate of the post-master's program of the Dallas Art Therapy Institute.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Psychology Association (APA) -Associate Member / 960756
  • Member Since: 2022
  • Membership: North Texas Art Therapy Association/ Also, Association for Play Therapy / 58979786
  • Member Since: 2022

Karla Badal Peska's Groups

Building Social Skills Groups

Texas Art & Play Therapies is proud to offer Building Social Skills Groups for boys and girls 6 - 13, separated by age and abilities. Group support and therapeutic intervention are used to help build friendships, learn and practice social skills, and build self-esteem while the group builds with Lego(r). (Children may draw if they do not like Legos(r). Groups are small with 4-6 children; a therapist leads the groups and may be assisted by an aid. The groups are for children who are bullied, shy, or who have ASD, ADHD, anxiety, or any child who would benefit from positive social experiences.

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Building Social Skills

Building Social Skills Groups help children ages 6-12 learn and practice social skills in a safe, supportive, fun environment. Good Social Skills are one of the best indicators of future success. The small group format of 3 to 5 children is especially suited to children with Autism, ADHD, have anxiety, are shy, or for any child in need of positive social experiences. And it shows children that they can have fun without being on a device!

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Location

7011 Pecan Street
Frisco, TX 75034
(469) 529-7661
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Child
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Non-neurotypical children, Social Skills
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Social skill, self-esteem, autism-like symptoms,
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler
Communities
  • Body Positivity

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Expressive Arts
  • Humanistic
  • Jungian
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Karla Badal Peska

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RPT