Acorn Believes In You
Therapy for all ages!
“For Children, toys are their words and play is their language.”
– Dr Gary Landreth
Children ages 18 months to 12 years benefit from a fully stocked play room and clinicians trained in play therapy. When a child wants to talk about a problem, they approach it with stories, and these stories are told with toys. Using play and play based activities, therapy engages the entire brain and assists clinicians in getting into the world of the child. Providing interventions targeted for your child becomes easier as we understand what their world is like. In complex situations, play therapists help children communicate about their lives without the negatives of talking directly to the judge.
Acorn’s clinicians work with adolescents using a combination of talk, art, activity, and family therapy. With training in complex family transitions, as well as policies and procedures to encourage active engagement with all members of the family, Acorn can help you reconnect with your teen, even as you navigate working with their anxiety, depression or self harm behaviors.
Clients live in a family, and change comes quicker and stays longer when the family is integrally involved in treatment. Acorn’s clinicians dedicate time to learning how to engage the entire family in the process of healing, even if it’s difficult. We can even help those who have lost touch with their loved ones reconnect in powerful ways.
Court Involved Treatment
Through court ordered counseling, supervised visitation, and reunification counseling, Acorn’s therapists know how to work in a multidisciplinary team. Find sample court orders, policies and procedures that assist in working with courts on our page dedicated to the Court system in Denton County.
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Education For The Community!
Acorn teaches coparenting classes in conjunction with Between 2 Homes. The Between Two Homes®: Children in the Middle Coparenting Class is our live class offered to families in the Dallas-Forth Worth metropolitan area including the counties of Collin, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise. The class is more than just a basic coparenting class, and it’s not a parenting education class. The class exceeds the guidelines for co-parenting education courses in Texas. Our instructors are professionally dedicated to helping families transition during changes and meet the needs of children growing up between two homes.
Continuing Education for Professionals
Want to know how to work with complex families or learn the basics of private practice? Acorn’s experienced clinicians share their knowledge with other professionals. We also have clinicians who educate childcare professionals.
We also work to help parents take their parenting to the next level. Our classes teach skills like setting boundaries, connecting through fun and play, as well as how to manage behavior problems.
Learning, growing and supporting each other happens easier in a group. Here’s a short list of classes:
- Child/Adolescent Groups
- Divorce Care Groups
- Stronger Families Support Group