Psychiatric, Therapeutic & Medical Help

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MEDICAL & MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES:

UT Southwestern Psychotherapy Clinic

An integral part of the Clincal Psychology graduate program and the Psychiatry Residency program at UTSW, therapists-in-training provide individual and group psychotherapy services to adults under the guidance of licensed medical professionals. Evaluation for medications/medication management, psychological evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations are provided by psychology students and interns through the clinic. The clinic provides a low-cost option for those whom insurance or private practice costs are barriers to receiving psychological services. There is a flat rate of $20/hour treatment sessions and $30/hour for evaluations.

  • UTSW Psychiatry Clinic: 214-645-8500
  • UTSW Psychotherapy Clinic: 214-648-7012
  • Email: PsychTherapy@UTSouthwestern.edu

National Psychosis Treatment Locator

SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration It is a program under the U.S. Health & Human Services. SAMHSA’s Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator. SAMHSA is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons and their family members who are seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for a recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other conditions. These evidence-based programs provide medication, therapy, family and peer support, assistance with education and employment and other services.

According to SAMHSA, individuals who experience a first onset of serious mental illness – which can include a first episode of psychosis – may experience symptoms that include problems in perception (such as seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting or feeling something that is not real), thinking (such as believing in something that is not real even when presented with facts), mood, and social functioning. There are effective treatments available and the earlier that an individual receives treatment, the greater likelihood that these treatments can lead to better outcomes and enable people to live full and productive lives with their family and friends.

SAMHSA also offers assistance in locating treatment options for behavioral health issues, opiod addiction and substance abuse treatment.

SMU Center for Family Counseling

The Simmons School offers the Center for Family Counseling which offers therapeutic services for individuals, children, and families on a sliding fee scale. Its mission is “to deliver developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive counseling services for families, couples, adults, adolescents, and children undergoing varying life circumstances.” Individual and group counseling services are provided by graduate counseling students in SMU’s Master of Science in Counseling Program, which prepares individuals for professional practice as counselors.  Experienced doctoral and master’s-level licensed faculty and staff members direct the Center and supervise the graduate counseling students. The clinic does not provide routine crisis counseling. Should a mental health emergency ensue, please contact 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital for assistance.

The clinic provides low cost counseling services, with fees as low as zero, to ensure that services are affordable to all regardless of circumstances. 

The Center Counseling

With a team of more than 35 licensed professional counselors and psychologists, this Christian based providing care to college, young adults, adults and couples. Her areas of focus include codependency, faith and spirituality, identity and self-image, relationship issues, trauma, women’s issues. They also offer an adjusted fee scale for those without insurance.This is a Christian counseling service that was founded in 1968, formerly named Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, by the Greater Dallas Council of Churches.

https://thecentercounseling.org/

CounselingWorks/ChristianWorks

With its foundation deeply rooted in Christian principles, the purpose of ChristianWorks for Children is to help children and their families meet and overcome even the most difficult challenges in their lives. They strive to facilitate the building of a healthy, loving family for every child. Under the umbrella of ChristianWorks, CounselingWorks services include individual, couple, marital, premarital, family counseling and play therapy for ages 3 and older. With locations in both Dallas & Ft. Worth, a large staff of licensed and provisionally licensed therapists under supervision provide counseling on an affordable sliding fee scale based on the client’s annual household income and ability to pay. Therapy services are available in both English and Spanish.

Reduced counseling fees are also available for First Responders (police, firefighters, and Emergency Medical Technicians) and their immediate family members. All counseling services meet the requirements of HIPAA and state mandated laws and provisions to protect client confidentiality.

Meier Clinics (Christian Counseling Services)

Meier Clinic offers Christian counseling services with locations in Allen and Richardson. The clinic has a team of psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists experienced in almost every area of mental health and therapy, providing counseling care to individuals, couples, and families in a safe environment. Services offered aimed at treating anxiety, depression, stress, family issues, trauma and more: outpatient counseling, medication management, sexual compulsion program, after school program, psychological testing, neuropsych testing.

Michaela Temesvary, LCP

Mrs. Temesvary offer individual, couple, family, and adolescent counseling and is well-trained to assist in managing depression, anxiety, grief, loss, financial issues, marriage issues, career issues, family matters, and oncology or chronic disease management. She approaches each case with an independent evaluation to determine what is best at that time for that person with a treatment approach is grounded in current therapeutic and medical research. She is licensed by the state of Texas and hold Masters degree in professional Counseling.

UNT Child & Family Resource Clinic

The Child and Family Resource Clinic is a counseling and training clinic that serves the Denton County community. The CFRC offers counseling to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families for issues including learning, emotional, and adjustment difficulties. The CFRC’s purpose is twofold: to provide professional and responsible services to clients who request them and professional, competent training for graduate students. Services include support counseling for personal growth as well as emotional challenges such as life transition, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship, self-esteem, and other concerns.​ Child Counseling Services include individual and group play therapy.

  • Office Location: Matthews Hall Annex, 1180 Union Circle, Denton, TX 76203
  • Email: CFRCPaperwork@unt.edu
  • Tel. No. 940-565-2066 

Momentous Institute

Momentous Institute’s Therapeutic Services works side-by-side with families using a strengths-based approach to resolve conflict, process trauma and manage stress. Momentous Institute is entrusted with referrals from many community partners, including local schools, Children’s Medical Center, and Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, as they work together with children and families. Over 30 licensed therapists and trainees specialize in family therapy, play therapy, parent education and Huddle Up, a program aimed at empowering youth to improve self-regulation, problem solve and strengthen communications. In their therapeutic services, they identify and address concerns, establish long-term solutions and work alongside families to help strengthen their bonds and commitment.

Momentous Institute works with children and teens ages 0-15 and their families. There are no zip code restrictions, so families can live anywhere. They do not bill insurance but work from a sliding scale where clients help decide what they can afford to pay. An inability to pay does not prohibit a family from accessing services. Momentous Institute Therapeutic Services has two locations in Dallas, at 106 E. Tenth Street in Oak Cliff and at 9705 Harry Hines Blvd.

Families who seek therapeutic services with Momentous Institute reach out for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to depression or anxiety, concerns about bullying, uncertainty on how to handle aggressive or acting out behaviors, worries about the impact of a traumatic experience, parenting skills, and behavioral or emotional concerns

Cook Children’s Pediatrics Lewisville – Castle Hills

Cook Children’s pediatricians in Lewisville/Castle Hills are here to help you with well-child visits, vaccines, illnesses, behavior problems, learning disorders or answer questions all parents have. Dr. Sandra Peak and her staff know that taking care of kids means taking time to listen to parents, caregivers and the child, answering questions and help you navigate parenthood. Dr. Hari Kumerasan also works out of the Castle Hills office on occasion and is a board certified psychiatrist in mental health and behavioral health services, particularly for children and adolescents. Dr. K, as he is known to his patients and staff, has worked with the most vulnerable families in community mental health systems. Dr. Sandra Peak and her staff are specialists in the health care of infants, children and adolescents. The board certified pediatricians are part of the Cook Children’s Hospital network that includes board certified psychologists.

Parents Love Their Teens

Your child may be going through something they do not understand. PARENTS LOVE THEIR TEENS is a Nationwide Parent Advocate Organization to help parents find the right options for the right reasons for their struggling teens. Consultations are always free.
Intervention programs are therapeutic boarding schools, residential treatment centers, or summer programs designed to remove a teenager from harmful environments, provide structure, and shape positive behavior. Different programs have different philosophies and levels of therapy, which we can walk you through. Parents Love Their Teens also works with in-home coaching programs. We may recommend in-home coaching if it would benefit your teen better than an intervention program.

Intervention programs work on a large spectrum of cost. This is a big reason why Parents Love Their Teens exists. We work with you to find the best possible program that works within your budget. Using Parents Love Their Teens as your advocate in navigating these decisions does not cost you anything, regardless of which solution we come to.

Faithful Counseling

Faithful Counseling is a professional mental health service that allows users to connect with licensed therapists that share a Christian background. By combining Biblical wisdom with clinical expertise in mental health, their counselors do their best to invite God into the conversation and formulate actionable plans that best address the unique challenges their clients face. Their goal is to holistically improve clients’ well-being, so that they may feel mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy.

They implement a unique online platform holds several benefits over traditional face-to-face therapy. On Faithful Counseling, you have access to communicate with your counselor through scheduled video sessions and phone calls, plus unlimited messaging with your counselor at any time. Users may connect via a computer, tablet or smartphone, depending on their preference. We operate as a monthly subscription service, providing access to counseling at drastically more affordable rates than traditional, session-based pricing. The cost of counseling through Faithful Counseling ranges from $40 to $70 per week (billed every 4 weeks). You can cancel your membership at any time for any reason.

Healing Hands Dallas

Healing Hands Ministries provides barrier-free access to healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured in Dallas County. They offer services through their various centers:
Behavioral Health Center
Dental Health Center
Family Health Center
Pediatric Health Center
Women’s Health Center
The Rosewood Foundation Vision Center
They provide culturally competent care to their 20,000 patients speaking 68 unique languages. Healing Hands Ministries is a Federally Qualified Health Center. Patients are screened based on income to determine eligibility for a sliding fee discount.

Metrocare Behavioral Healthcare for Children & Adults

Headquartered off I-35 near Dallas Love Field Airport, Metrocare offers traditional outpatient services, such as evaluation, medication, monitoring, counseling, and skills development for children ages 3-18 who are experiencing symptoms of emotional disturbance. Metrocare Services is a large-scale, premier mental, physical and emotional health services provider in North Texas. Pharmacy services, primary health care, and behavioral health care are available at selected sites. Metrocare does not charge its patients for any services rendered.

The Housson Center

The Housson Center specializes in psychological, psychoeducational, and educational assessment, and personal treatment of adults, children, adolescents and their families. Recognized as one of Dallas’ top psychology practices (Source: Opencare.com), they are committed to helping families and children grow healthy and happy.

North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

NTBHA is the Local Behavioral Health Authority (LBHA) contracted by Texas Human Services Commission (HHSC) to provide mental health and substance use disorder services to qualified indigent consumers in our six-county region of Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwall Counties. For their indigent behavioral health system of care, NTBHA has contracted with comprehensive mental health providers who offer a full array of services and with substance use disorder providers in the area. 

  • Mental Health Covid-19 Support Line: 1.833.251.7544
  • Mental Health Crisis Hotline 24/7: 1.866.260.8000

BetterHelp Professional Counseling

BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).

BetterHelp is the largest online counseling platform worldwide. We change the way people get help with facing life’s challenges by providing convenient, discreet and affordable access to a licensed therapist. BetterHelp makes professional counseling available anytime, anywhere, through a computer, tablet or smartphone.

The cost of counseling through BetterHelp ranges from $60 to $80 per week (billed every 4 weeks). You can cancel your membership at any time for any reason.

GoodTherapy

GoodTherapy unites therapists and the general public through their therapy directory and by disseminating mental health news and information, challenging mental health stigma, and promoting ethical therapy. GoodTherapy.org maintains the highest professional membership requirements, verifying each applicant meets strict educational, licensure, and philosophical guidelines. GoodTherapy.org’s membership of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries all have one goal in mind: to empower people to live healthier, happier lives.

Mental Health & Autism Insurance Project

Their mission is to assist people with autistic spectrum and mental health conditions obtain the health care services that they need in order to maximize their potential. They file appeals and grievances on behalf of individuals/families seeking mental health treatments and autism treatments on a sliding scale fee. MHAIP has had success in obtaining insurance coverage for medically necessary residential, partial hospital programs, and intensive outpatient treatments for adolescents and young adults with mental health conditions.

The group also will handle regulatory intervention and external reviews with state regulators. They does this by fielding questions from the public, offering seminars to the public, educating legislators and regulators on laws that will protect these populations, and providing direct services to assist families with obtaining single case agreements, writing appeals and requesting regulatory intervention. They also help providers and the facilities that serve them by offering pre and ongoing authorizations, appeal writing, billing (for facilities), collecting unpaid claims, and other services, as needed.


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