Clear View Counseling

Clear View Counseling We are a private practice counseling group in North Dallas that prides ourselves on being genuine, approachable, and professional.

We don't have answers to give you, we want to help you find your own!

02/04/2021

The book you need to start building better habits and routines with your child. On sale now!!

First off, thanks to everyone for the great response on my previous post regarding my book "Scattered to Focused."  I'm ...
01/07/2021

First off, thanks to everyone for the great response on my previous post regarding my book "Scattered to Focused." I'm not much a self-promoter, so all of the encouragement was very appreciated!

Secondly, the book is now available on Amazon for eReaders, so if you know any parents that may benefit, you can easily send them a link to order this book.

Third, Happy New Year!
Scattered to Focused: Smart Strategies to Improve Your Child's Executive Functioning Skills: Grisham MS LPC-S ADHD-CCSP, Zac: 9781647396770: Amazon.com: Books (amzn.to)

Clear View Counseling is so excited to announce that Zac Grisham’s book "Scattered to Focused" will be available for pur...
12/24/2020

Clear View Counseling is so excited to announce that Zac Grisham’s book "Scattered to Focused" will be available for purchase on January 19th, 2021. This book is for parents of children with ADHD and executive functioning issues.
Hopefully this book can give parents some tips to help their children build skills in an understanding and empathetic way. The goal is for these parents to understand the mind of a child with ADHD and to feel empowered to help avoid some of the pitfalls that often come with parenting a child with ADHD or executive functioning challenges.

You can pre-order here:

https://amzn.to/33zck1Y

Scattered to Focused: Smart Strategies to Improve Your Child's Executive Functioning Skills

Even at your best, having a support system is necessary.When life gets tough and we seem to struggle managing things on ...
10/15/2020

Even at your best, having a support system is necessary.

When life gets tough and we seem to struggle managing things on our own, asking for help can sometimes feel like it’s dampening our sense of self reliance.

Reaching out for support is an action indicative of strength- not weakness. It takes great courage to admit to ourselves that we need help, and that’s more than okay.

September shouldn’t be the only month we bring awareness to su***de. Rates have significantly been on the rise and su***...
09/06/2020

September shouldn’t be the only month we bring awareness to su***de. Rates have significantly been on the rise and su***de is now the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., surpassing car accidents...AND Approximately one su***de death takes place every 40 seconds worldwide. The numbers prove that keeping this subject taboo is not helpful.

There is no handbook specifying a complete prevention plan for su***de- however, research has shown that we can reduce risks by shining light on the topic and recognizing the common warning signs.

Note that asking someone if they have thoughts about su***de, will not increase the risk of them becoming suicidal. Commonly, people believe that talking about su***de will increase the possibility of its occurrence. In actuality, talking about su***de allows for people to get the support they need. Refraining from discussing su***de only perpetuates the issue.

If you suspect someone is having suicidal thoughts, ASK them, listen to them, be there for them. Saving a life could be as simple as a conversation.

* 24/7 National Su***de Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

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We hear the term “self-love” a lot lately. It’s normal if you aren’t in love with yourself yet. It doesn’t happen over n...
09/01/2020

We hear the term “self-love” a lot lately. It’s normal if you aren’t in love with yourself yet. It doesn’t happen over night and takes time to build.

It all starts with awareness of the current relationship you have with yourself, and acknowledging where you want to be.

Gratitude is a major key in this process and is a good starting point if you’re having trouble with this. Be patient and give yourself grace as you work towards what you deserve 💙


There’s a misconception that taking time off to relax or take a nap is indicative of laziness. However, it’s okay to tak...
08/25/2020

There’s a misconception that taking time off to relax or take a nap is indicative of laziness. However, it’s okay to take time for yourself until you feel like you again.

Most people experience “off” days - feeling lethargic to the point where it’s difficult to get motivated, or even to where getting out of bed is a mission in itself.

There is no shame in needing to withdraw from your surroundings for a bit to take care of yourself. Give yourself permission to be where you’re at.

Check in with yourself often and keep in mind that if these “off” days are more often than others, it may be time to reach out for support.


Do you ever notice yourself overthinking people’s perception of you? As humans, we inherently and subconsciously crave a...
08/13/2020

Do you ever notice yourself overthinking people’s perception of you?

As humans, we inherently and subconsciously crave approval. This is normal. But when does it cross the line? Typically, it’s when we place more value on others’ opinions, rather than our own.

In early development, we see ourselves through our caretaker’s eyes. In adolescence, we define ourselves through the eyes of our peers.

Eventually, we must make the switch to defining our own self worth.

No one knows you better than you do. Build a strong relationship with yourself, and recognize that at the end of the day- it’s just you with yourself.


There are various factors that could contribute to depression.There is nothing “wrong with you” if you’ve been experienc...
08/12/2020

There are various factors that could contribute to depression.

There is nothing “wrong with you” if you’ve been experiencing symptoms of depression lately.

The environment around you could be a disruptive factor in your peace. For instance, a worldwide pandemic! Jobs lost, family and friends sickened, the necessity to stay home... all of which can potentially lead or facilitate preexisting depressive symptoms.

Use your awareness as power towards desired change. When we can’t change what is out of our control, we can focus on working towards challenging our own reactions to adversity.


The path of healing is not easy or painless. When we choose to work through a traumatic experience, enact change to bett...
08/08/2020

The path of healing is not easy or painless. When we choose to work through a traumatic experience, enact change to better ourselves, or break a habit... setbacks are expected.

They will happen, and that’s okay! Remember that setbacks are a part of the healing process. It’s what we do to handle them that is key.

Set realistic expectations and goals for yourself while using each obstacle as motivation to strive to do your best.

You’re not doing anything wrong by doing what’s right for you.
08/03/2020

You’re not doing anything wrong by doing what’s right for you.

With the school year approaching- panic and stress are common feelings most families are experiencing. ADDitude is hosti...
07/27/2020

With the school year approaching- panic and stress are common feelings most families are experiencing. ADDitude is hosting a FREE webinar to help parents anticipate and prepare for challenges online learning may bring.

https://www.additudemag.com/webinar/back-to-school-pandemic/

Register below for this free expert webinar to learn how to prepare for an unfamiliar school year on Thursday, July 30, at 1pm ET. Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link after 7/30 as well!

We are so honored that we are DFW Child "Mom Approved" practice. This is awesome because we are nominated by our clients...
07/24/2020

We are so honored that we are DFW Child "Mom Approved" practice. This is awesome because we are nominated by our clients and they are who we are working hard for. To get recognition from them is amazing!

Going to bed after a long day should be relaxing and peaceful... but sometimes, our mind doesn’t get the memo. The thoug...
07/23/2020

Going to bed after a long day should be relaxing and peaceful... but sometimes, our mind doesn’t get the memo. The thoughts that keep us up at night often feel urgent and can be anxiety-inducing, making it seem difficult to fall asleep. Try to remind yourself that they can likely wait until the morning and don’t need your immediate attention.

The process of self-growth is challenging so a certain amount of “growing pains” are to be expected. It’s common to expe...
07/22/2020

The process of self-growth is challenging so a certain amount of “growing pains” are to be expected. It’s common to experience feelings of grief and mourning as you reach new milestones and let go of your comfort zone. Despite this, you’ll find that the most satisfying work you can do in life is for yourself.

Whether you’re aware of it or not, we spend much of our time talking to ourselves; the language we use greatly influence...
07/21/2020

Whether you’re aware of it or not, we spend much of our time talking to ourselves; the language we use greatly influences our mood and behavior. Research has shown us that it can be helpful to take a step back and talk to yourself as if you’re speaking to someone you love. This can help challenge negative thoughts as you look at them more objectively.

Now more than ever it is important to check in on those you love. Asking “how are you” can feel surfaced, unhelpful, and...
07/19/2020

Now more than ever it is important to check in on those you love. Asking “how are you” can feel surfaced, unhelpful, and impersonal. Try some of these convo starters to mix it up.

It’s common to tell yourself that once you achieve or obtain a goal, “then i’ll be happy” or to think something is wrong...
07/17/2020

It’s common to tell yourself that once you achieve or obtain a goal, “then i’ll be happy” or to think something is wrong if you don’t feel happy all the time... However, the truth is that happiness comes and goes the same way all of our emotions do. Challenge yourself to work on accepting and being at peace with where you are at 💙

Listen, we love our bodies, but sometimes they can make us feel a lot more worked up than we’re comfortable with. The cu...
07/01/2020

Listen, we love our bodies, but sometimes they can make us feel a lot more worked up than we’re comfortable with. The culprit? Our sympathetic nervous system. This is the part of the body that activates our fight or flight response, and it’s triggered by short and shallow breaths. Luckily, this is something we can control once we know about it. By breathing deeply into our diaphragm, we can make our body turn on its PARAsympathetic nervous system - the one that gets our body to start relaxing. Belly breathing over chest, always!⁣

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Using your immediate surroundings as a tool to ground yourself during a wave of anxiety can be extremely beneficial in c...
06/25/2020

Using your immediate surroundings as a tool to ground yourself during a wave of anxiety can be extremely beneficial in controlling an attack. If you feel yourself beginning to panic, this 5-4-3-2-1 technique can help distract from overwhelming emotions or thoughts and bring you back to what’s happening in the current moment. Repeating a pre-determined positive affirmation such as “I will get through this” can also offer peace and reassurance. Do you have any tried-and-true mantras that help you combat periods of anxiety? Let us know in the comments!⁣⁣

If you're a parent who's been experiencing quick tempers or high emotions lately, these tips might help
06/19/2020

If you're a parent who's been experiencing quick tempers or high emotions lately, these tips might help

If you’ve been experiencing more intense emotions from your kiddos lately, know that you aren’t alone. Everyone, regardless of age, is likely feeling the loss of what we expected this summer to look like. Being stuck at home with tense emotions can disrupt any environment- especially if tantrums...

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Why the Name?

So I settled on the name Clear View Counseling for two reasons. One was because I think a big reason for so much of my own past struggle was because I was looking a the world through clouded lenses. I saw things that confirmed my negative biases against myself, but not any evidence that may challenge those ideas. So I hope to help others gain a "clear view" of themselves or their world.

The second reason I chose the name was from my frustration as a former client in therapy about what I was doing in session. What were my goals? Was this person I was talking to just some magician that I whole-heartedly trusted without know what their purpose was? I began to struggle with the "see you next week" mentally of therapists that I saw. Our goal here at Clear View Counseling is to give you honest and genuine feedback regarding the counseling process. We want to tell you what our goals are for counseling and we want you to not need counseling at some point. We want you to in time to become your own counselor.

-Zac


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