Kids, Teens & Tweens
Counseling kids tweens and teens is one of our specialties. We can help your family through those sticky developmental stages using effective, evidence-based techniques.
Play therapy and child counseling helps children address and resolve their problems through the natural medium of play. It builds on the natural way that children learn about themselves and their relationships in the world. Play therapy also provides a safe psychological distance from a children’s problems and allows expression of thoughts and feelings appropriate to their development. Through play therapy, children learn to communicate with others, express feelings, self-regulate their behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways of relating to others.
Therapy for Teens, Tweens & 20 Somethings
A word of wisdom: your teenager is not going to become that perfect image of you, no matter what oppressive consequences you have in store. Sorry. This is where therapy comes into play. For families nearing that tipping point of ‘everybody eats dinner in a separate room,’ and ‘one more screw-up and you’re packing for boarding school, kid,’ then consider using a therapist to corral the lost and surly members of your household back into the goodwill of a healthy family circle.
All parents need a little parenting help occasionally. Parenting skills training, (aka filial therapy), is an educational process in which you (parents or caregivers) learn how to positively impact your child’s development. You may not realize that you – as a parent – can be a therapeutic agent for your kids. We can teach you how to do that.
Meet our counselors who specialize in working with kids, teens & tweens
- Jenny WangLPC, LPC-SupervisorFrisco & Plano/RichardsonFees: $155 for a 50 minute session.Specialties: Abandonment Issues, Abuse Recovery, Adolescents, Adoption & Foster Care, Anxiety Disorders, Biracial Couples, Caring for Aging Parents, Childhood Abuse Recovery, Christian Counseling, Codependency Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Complex Trauma Recovery, Couples Counseling, Dealing with Chronic Illness, Dealing with OCD, Depression, Divorce & Adjustment, Divorce & Breakups, Emotional Abuse Recovery, Geriatric Counseling, Panic Attacks, Physical Abuse Recovery, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, suicide prevention, Transgender Adults, Transgender Teens, Trauma & Abuse Recovery, Tweens & Teens, Women's Issues
- Dieula PrevilonLPC & Life CoachPlano/RichardsonFees: $130 for a 50 min sessionSpecialties: Abuse Recovery, ADHD, Adolescents, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Biracial Couples, Blended Families, Borderline Personality, Childhood Abuse Recovery, Christian Counseling, Codependency Issues, Couples Counseling, Cutting, Dealing with Abortion, Depression, Divorce & Adjustment, Divorce & Breakups, Emotional Abuse Recovery, Female Sexuality, Life Changing Events, Mental Health Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Attacks, Physical Abuse Recovery, PTSD Recovery, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Social Anxiety, Spousal Abuse Recovedry, Stress Management, suicide prevention, Trauma & Abuse Recovery, Tweens & Teens, Veterans & Military
- Mark OlkowskiLMFT Associate
Supervised by Lynn
McCracken, LPC-S, LMFT-SFrisco and Plano/RichardsonFees: $95 for a 50 minute session.Specialties: Abandonment Issues, Abuse Recovery, Adolescents, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Families, Borderline Personality, Childhood Abuse Recovery, Christian Counseling, Christian Marriage Counseling, Codependency Issues, Couples Counseling, Divorce & Adjustment, Emotional Abuse Recovery, Failure to Launch, Families & Mental Illness, Family Issues, Infidelity, Last-Ditch Marital, Male Sexuality, Marriage & Gender, Marriage Counseling, Mental Health Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Newlyweds, Parenting, Pre-Engagement, Pre-Marital, Schizophrenia, Sex & Sexuality, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Tweens & Teens, Young Adults, Young Adults in Transition
- Carrie CravensLCSWPlano/RichardsonFees: $130 for a 50 minute sessionSpecialties: Adolescents, Adoption & Foster Care, Blended Families, Codependency Issues, Couples Counseling, Divorce & Adjustment, Family Issues, Infidelity, Marriage Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Relationship Issues, Women's Issues