Self Talk: The Power of Words

Self Talk: The Power of Words

As parents, we construct the world our children see and operate in, whether we do it intentionally or not. We first gain a sense of identity from our parents. And then, in turn, we give our children a sense of identity through the self talk we teach them. Have you...
Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

Responding To The Sexual Abuse Scandal in US Gymnastics

In the last few years, information about sexual abuse on the US Olympic Gymnastic’s Team came out to the world. Listening to the reports, hearing these stories, their experiences teach us about sexual abuse and predatory adults. Their story gives information on...
CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

CoParenting: Scheduling and Activities

CoParenting Story: Johnny slumps into the car after a week at his home with Mom. You glance into the rear view mirror and *sigh* internally. She did it again. Will she ever learn? What is it this time? ‘John, what’s up?’ ‘Nothin.’ ‘Johnny, you got to tell me.’ He...
3 Steps Show Your Child You Love Them

3 Steps Show Your Child You Love Them

Sobbing. Where is that crying coming from? You think to yourself. Opening the door to her room, Sandy is curled up on her bed, sobbing into her pillow. Sitting gently on the bed, your hand slowly settles on her back and she jumps. Quickly, she dries her eyes without...

Free Social Skills Class at Acorn

Social skills like listening, identifying feelings and communicating feelings well are central to creating and maintaining relationships. School Counselors teach social skills to classrooms full of students on a regular basis. Ashley Smith, Acorn’s practicum...

Acorn Overview of Services 2016

CPRT Training for Denton Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition   Wanting to find out more about Acorn Counseling Education Services? Here is a recent powerpoint presentation Christy gave at the Denton Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition to introduce Acorn and...

New Licensed Professional Counselor, Ashley Barkley

Acorn is so excited to introduce our newest therapist-Ashley Barkley, LPC. I entered the field of counseling and mental health in 2004 based on my love and interest in interacting with people. I felt drawn to a helping profession as I recognized how the course of my...