Our therapists also treat autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, issues related to adjustment/transitions, alcohol and substance use, social anxiety, and developmental disorders.
Some of the issues addressed include divorce, trauma, abuse/neglect, marital/family problems and military issues. Here are some of the details about our process:
The first appointment is a comprehensive intake. Typically, the client will be asked to complete paperwork before seeing the therapist for the first time. The therapist will review this information before the visit. This appointment typically last between 60 to 90 minutes and is an information-gathering appointment in which the client shares concerns. The clinician asks targeted questions to determine the client’s treatment needs or desire for further assessment. The therapist and client will discuss the goals for treatment and what the client hopes to get out of treatment.
Psychological assessments include an interview with the client and a collateral when appropriate to gather information and determine the type of battery needed to access the symptoms. During the psychological testing, the client may participate in interactive testing protocols, computer administered testing and/or paper pencil measures that evaluate the symptoms in question. All of the data will be analyzed together and considered with the information in the intake to identify concerns, make a diagnosis if needed and recommend treatment protocols.
An ADHD assessment is used to determine if a client has clinically significant symptoms of ADHD, which are causing impairment in life. Several subtypes of ADHD will be evaluated through a series of test and rating symptoms. These assessments typically require collateral information such as input from the teacher and parent.
This analysis is used to determine someone’s intellectual functioning and evaluate strengths and weaknesses. Intellectual testing can be combined with other batteries of testing when needed.
This service is offered to clients ages 3 and older. Individual, family and marital therapy are available. Evidenced based therapies for trauma/PTSD to include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children and cognitive processing therapy for adults.
What is Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Published on Nov 23, 2014
Texas Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) help families impacted by child abuse with highly effective therapy. CACTX is on the forefront of helping children’s advocacy centers (CACs) implement innovative treatment interventions, including TF-CBT. This investment has enabled Texas to claim more TF-CBT certified clinicians than any other state, the majority of whom work at CACs.
Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD
Published on Dec 9, 2014
Whiteboard video providing an introduction to Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD.
Play Therapy Works!
Published on Jan 29, 2011
This video introduces and promotes the value of play, play therapy, credentialed play therapists, and membership in the Association for Play Therapy.
- Military and Military Families
- Substance abuse
- Developmental Disabilities