Developing the Dream: Play Therapy in Private Practice

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You just walked out of a meeting, shocked, upset, and deeply disappointed. The office where you practice decided to convert the playroom into a new office. Funding issues and increased client referrals were cited as reasons, but in the back of your mind, you know the problem. Your place of employment doesn’t share your focus […]

My Kid? Misbehave at school?!

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Ridin along in my automobile. My baby beside, me at the wheel. I stole a hug at the school turnstile. My curiosity runnin wild. Cruisin and playin the radio, With no particular place to go. Life is Good And then…..you ask how their day went. “Mom, my teacher is too strict. I’ve already been to […]

4 Holiday Tips for Newly Divorced Families

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With the American divorce rate between 40 and 50% of marriages ending in divorce, many of us are touched by divorce during the holidays. As with many things, the first holiday with a major change can be the most challenging. There are usually lots of feelings involved, mistakes being made or contemplated, and it is […]

Story Time: Prepare Your Child for School

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Story Time: We are all running around, making final preparations for our children to go to school. Doctor visits, school supplies, meeting teachers – Summer is over and we have to get back to work, just like our kids. In all the lists of things to buy, transport, and get done, some of the most […]

Inside Out: How to Talk about Feelings with your Child

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If you’ve watched TV recently or cruised down the toy isle you’ve probably seen advertisements for Disney’s latest movie, Inside Out. The currently #1 movie offers an exciting storyline, along with lessons about feelings and emotions. This post contains some spoilers, so you may want to watch it first before reading further. Kids and adults […]

May Podcast 2015

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Christy and Nick from Nichelson Entertainment talk about happenings around Denton and the changes occurring at Christy Graham, LPC — I mean, Associates or Acorn Counseling Education Services!

Child Parent Relationship Training

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Some of the most effective treatments for children who are having emotional and behavioral problems are play therapy and filial therapy. The Center for Play Therapy has created a wonderful class that teaches the principles of play therapy to parents in Child Parent Relationship Training. Parents learn to use play to get into their child’s […]

Our Counseling and Education Mission Statement

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Mission Statement At Acorn Counseling Education Services, we strive to strengthen Denton County by empowering and educating parents and children. Acorn’s Christian staff works to affect positive change through a combination of team oriented, evidence based, therapeutic and educational services. These include filial therapy, Counseling [individual, play, family, marriage, group], Wellness Opportunities, community service, and […]

Angela Reed, LPC Intern

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (LPC Intern) who is excited to work alongside you to meet your needs. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to promote positive growth. I deeply care about my clients and want them to feel heard, understood, and accepted. I enjoy working with children and adolescents, along with […]