Tragedy: When a Child Dies

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A Community Changes We were having an afternoon like any other Sunday afternoon, when my husband read his email. He called me over, had me read it and we hugged. Then we quickly got the kids to eat, change, and go to a candlelight vigil for a family from our school. A child we have […]

Acorn Education Digest April 2016

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Acorn Digest April 2016 Read articles and find our calendar. You can find the full articles here, from our blogs. Renee Pfeffer, LPC Intern and Ashley Barkley, LPC. Here is a copy of our very busy calendar:   Calendar of Events Knowing The Signs April 12th, 2-3 FREE Join Acorn Staff and Denton Regional Suicide […]

Building Intentional Community

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Village People It’s 8:45am and I need to drop my 2-year-old off at Mother’s Day Out to make it to work in time.  I get her loaded in the car and try to start it.  Nothing.  My battery is dead and my husband is traveling for work.  We have no family that lives in town. […]

Acorn March Digest 2016

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Acorn Education Digest March 2016 Click here to download in printable form our March Digest for 2016. It includes our schedule of events, introduces you to our newest counselor, Renee Pfeffer, and lets you look forward to our biggest month, April. Here are some excerpts if you don’t want to print it out. Acorn Counseling […]

Divorce is Traumatic

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You may ask yourself why a play therapist is writing about divorce. Surely, none of my clients are divorced. While it is true, most of my clients haven’t been married and never chose to divorce, many of my clients have been affected by divorce. In 2014, there were 111,409 divorces filed in Texas district courts. […]

One Small Family’s Response to Paris

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Sitting on a train, a group of friends sees a person seeking power and control over a crowd. Watching a soccer match, a loud noise interrupts. Eating dinner at a café, a person screams and a crowd begins to run as bullets fly. People climb out an attic and over a wall to escape a […]

Acorn Digest November 2015

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Click on our Acorn to access our newest Digest. You will find our favorite blog of the month, a short bit of advise about communication and our event calendar for the month. One of our favorite events for November is a brand new idea Christy had for getting our therapists connected with parents in our […]

1 Simple Change

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Around 2010, I decided to work on my own growth – personally, professionally, within my family. I spent so much time working to help my kids grow up into fully functional adults, assisting my clients in learning to deal with difficult situations, and supporting my husband. Many times I would feel guilty about simple self […]