University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC

University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC

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Have you had a great experience with one of our counselors? Show your appreciation with a nomination.
We are excited about our upcoming summer groups! Please contact us to sign up! www.universityparkcounseling.com
Are you or someone you know continuing to experience stress, anxiety, depression, or other hardship related to the pandemic? We would love to support you and help you find increased peace and comfort. You can call us or request an appointment online. www.universityparkcounseling.com
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Social media is a hot topic for many parents who feel confused obout what decisions are right for their children and within their own family. Here is one perspective.
How healthy are the interactions within your relationship?Understanding themes and components of your interactions can provide a lot of insight into the health of your relationships.
Our parent support group is starting back up on March 30th! Please contact us for more information or to sign up.
Today is #internationalwomensday! Our practice is blessed to have seven wonderful women who are dedicated and driven to serve others. We celebrate each of these women and the wonderful ways they contribute to our team!
Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at UPC! We hope your day is full of love - authentically loving yourself, loving those around you, and feeling loved by those who matter most in your life.
Do you want to learn more about the effectiveness of play therapy? There is a growing amount of research to support the positive impact of play therapy on children and families. Visit evidencebasedchildtherapy.com to learn more! #playtherapyweek2022 #playtherapyworks #playtherapy

University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC provides services for a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns for individuals of all ages.

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Nominate a Therapist, Counselor, Chiropractor or other Wellness Specialist as Mom Approved 05/14/2022

Nominate a Therapist, Counselor, Chiropractor or other Wellness Specialist as Mom Approved

Have you had a great experience with one of our counselors? Show your appreciation with a nomination.

Nominate a Therapist, Counselor, Chiropractor or other Wellness Specialist as Mom Approved

05/10/2022

We are excited about our upcoming summer groups! Please contact us to sign up! www.universityparkcounseling.com

Sensory Sensitive Sunday 04/14/2022

Sensory Sensitive Sunday

Sensory Sensitive Sunday For parents and caregivers of children with sensory sensitivities, finding time for the whole family to enjoy a play date without stress can be challenging. Sensory and Sensitivity Morning offers a low-stimulus event for children with sensory sensitivities. We invite families to our low-sensory envi...

People are developing trauma-like symptoms as the pandemic wears on 04/08/2022

People are developing trauma-like symptoms as the pandemic wears on

Are you or someone you know continuing to experience stress, anxiety, depression, or other hardship related to the pandemic? We would love to support you and help you find increased peace and comfort. You can call us or request an appointment online. www.universityparkcounseling.com

People are developing trauma-like symptoms as the pandemic wears on Stress, burnout, and uncertainty are all common experiences in the pandemic. But is it trauma? Experts are debating the term, but it's clear a mental health crisis is looming.

03/17/2022

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

03/13/2022

Social media is a hot topic for many parents who feel confused obout what decisions are right for their children and within their own family. Here is one perspective.

03/11/2022

How healthy are the interactions within your relationship?Understanding themes and components of your interactions can provide a lot of insight into the health of your relationships.

All this month, we're focusing on The Four Horsemen. It's a foundational Gottman concept, and understanding the horsemen can have a huge impact on your interactions. If you want more information about each of the Four Horsemen, you can explore:

The Gottman Relationship Blog: https://bit.ly/3IFj94o

Our Marriage Minute Email: http://bit.ly/2qB8FAc

The Four Horsemen Webinar: https://bit.ly/3HEKm5W

03/10/2022

Our parent support group is starting back up on March 30th! Please contact us for more information or to sign up.

03/08/2022

Today is ! Our practice is blessed to have seven wonderful women who are dedicated and driven to serve others. We celebrate each of these women and the wonderful ways they contribute to our team!

02/25/2022
02/14/2022

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at UPC! We hope your day is full of love - authentically loving yourself, loving those around you, and feeling loved by those who matter most in your life.

Evidence-Based Child Therapy | INDEX 02/11/2022

Evidence-Based Child Therapy | INDEX

Do you want to learn more about the effectiveness of play therapy? There is a growing amount of research to support the positive impact of play therapy on children and families. Visit evidencebasedchildtherapy.com to learn more!

Evidence-Based Child Therapy | INDEX

Photos from University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC's post 02/10/2022

In honor of National Play Therapy Week, here are a few great quotes about play!

Photos from University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC's post 02/09/2022

Take a look at our play therapy rooms! These spaces are intentionally designed with the understanding of what children need in order to heal, grow, and explore various aspects of themselves and their life events. Visit our website to learn more about how we can support your family with our play therapy services. www.universityparkcounseling.com

02/09/2022

We currently have 4 proud play therapists on our team! These women are passionate and dedicated to serving children and their families through play therapy. You can learn more about our play therapy services at www.universityparkcounseling.com/play-therapy

02/08/2022

We currently have 4 proud play therapists on our team! These women are passionate and dedicated to serving children and their families through play therapy. You can learn more about our play therapy services at www.universityparkcounseling.com/play-therapy

Introducing Andrew 02/07/2022

Introducing Andrew

It is National Play Therapy Week! Play therapy is a developmentally appropriate way of counseling children using their most natural language - PLAY! Watch this video to learn more! If your child could use some extra support, University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC would love to help!

Introducing Andrew

01/16/2022
01/10/2022

We are excited to introduce the newest member of our team, Samantha Ricks! Samantha specializes in working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. She is passionate about serving others and particularly enjoys working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can learn more about Samantha at www.universityparkcounseling.com/samantha-ricks. Samantha is now accepting new clients in person and via telehealth from anywhere in Texas!

01/01/2022

Happy New Year from all of us at UPC! We look forward to another year of opportunities to serve and support individuals and families.

12/28/2021

Words of wisdom from Mr. Rogers. Let's practice being kind to ourselves.

12/25/2021

For those who celebrate, we hope today is filled with joy and love. Merry Christmas from the UPC family!

11/25/2021

We are grateful for the ability to serve and support so many individuals and families throughout the year. We know that today is a day of happiness and celebration for many families but can also bring on sadness and/or stress for others as they navigate difficult situations. We hope today is a day peace, hope, and gratitude for everyone.

11/21/2021
11/10/2021
10/28/2021

Group Spotlight! We have a support group for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This group meets virtually to provide convenience and accessibility to individuals across the state of Texas! Interested in learning more? Contact us today! www.universityparkcounseling.com

Tara Godhwani | University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC 10/21/2021

Tara Godhwani | University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC

Congratulations to Tara Godhwani! Tara has officially upgraded to full licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor! She did this while actively working toward her doctorate at UNT! She is incredibly dedicated to serving her clients and brings so much warmth and joy to our team. We are so proud of her and thankful she is part of our UPC family! You can read more about Tara at https://www.universityparkcounseling.com/tara-godhwani

Tara Godhwani | University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC Tara Godhwani, M.S., NCC, LPC Associate under supervision of Dr. Jenifer Balch. Tara counsels individuals of all ages, couples, and families in Dallas and Flower Mound. She is also available via telehealth for individuals anywhere in Texas.

10/20/2021

Meet our newest team member, Stephanie! She works with adolescents and adults and has specialized training in EMDR. She is currently accepting new clients and would love to schedule a free 15-minute consultation if you have any questions or want to talk with her before deciding to schedule. You can learn more about her at www.universityparkcounsleing.com/stephanie-patak

Tapping into the benefits of EMDR - Counseling Today 10/07/2021

Tapping into the benefits of EMDR - Counseling Today

EMDR is an evidence-based counseling approach that can help individuals work through traumatic experiences to find healing and growth. We are proud to offer these services in our office. Have questions about it? Feel free to schedule a free 15-minute consultation. www.universityparkcounsleing.com

Tapping into the benefits of EMDR - Counseling Today EMDR can be a powerful therapy for clients, but first counselors must learn how — and when — to use it effectively.

10/02/2021
09/30/2021

We often give grace to others so easily but struggle to give it to ourselves. Try being kind to yourself. You deserve it.

Violet Solomon Oaklander Obituary (1927 - 2021) Los Angeles Times 09/26/2021

Violet Solomon Oaklander Obituary (1927 - 2021) Los Angeles Times

Violet Oaklander contributed so much to the field of play therapy and was an inspiration to so many! We are saddened by her loss and thankful for all of her work and dedication to play therapy.

Violet Solomon Oaklander Obituary (1927 - 2021) Los Angeles Times View Violet Solomon Oaklander's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

09/22/2021

University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC (UPC) is expanding and we are looking for a play therapist to join our team! We are a team-oriented group practice and hope to find a counselor who can complement the services we already provide. We desire a highly skilled clinician who is passionate about helping people reach their potential. The counselor must be willing to engage in marketing and community engagement activities. Hours are somewhat flexible, but some evening hours are required. This position is ideal for a person who wants to operate like a private practitioner without dealing with the overhead and business side of things and also desires the collaboration and support of a team.

Required Qualifications:
• Licensed Professional Counselor or LPC Associate in Texas
• Training and experience in play therapy
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Willingness to work as part of a team
• Willing to see clients in person

Practice Description:
UPC is a group practice with offices in Dallas and Flower Mound. We offer counseling and assessment services to individuals of all ages. To learn more about our services, visit www.universityparkcounseling.com.

Practice Amenities:
• Furnished counseling rooms, including a dedicated play therapy room
• Play therapy and activity therapy supplies (toys, art supplies, games, etc.)
• Full-time administrative support (scheduling, billing, phone support, etc.)
• Marketing materials (business cards, brochures, etc.)
• Operational amenities and support (phone, fax, internet, website, electronic records system)
• Telehealth platform
• Supportive and team-oriented work environment

09/20/2021

We are excited to announce the newest member of our team, Stephanie Patak! Stephanie works with adults and adolescents and highly values the power of connection in the counseling relationship. She has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced various types of trauma and has specialized training in EMDR. Learn more about Stephanie's training and experience at www.universityparkcounseling.com/stephanie-patak. Stephanie is now accepting new clients in person and via telehealth from anywhere in Texas!

Stephanie Patak | University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC 09/20/2021

Stephanie Patak | University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC

We are excited to announce the newest member of our team, Stephanie Patak! Stephanie works with adults and adolescents and highly values the power of connection in the counseling relationship. She has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced various types of trauma and has specialized training in EMDR. Learn more about Stephanie's training and experience at www.universityparkcounseling.com/stephanie-patak. Stephanie is now accepting new clients in person and via telehealth from anywhere in Texas!

Stephanie Patak | University Park Counseling & Testing Center, PLLC Stephanie Patak, M.S., NCC, LPC, Associate under supervision of Dr. Jenifer Balch LCDC. Stephanie counsels adolescents and adults in Dallas and Flower Mound. She is also available via telehealth for individuals anywhere in Texas.

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12800 Hillcrest Road, Suite A103
Dallas, TX
75230

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

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