The Counseling Spot, PLLC

In response to COVID-19, we are offering tele-health counseling. If you are feeling the emotional effects of our current health crisis, please call us today to schedule a tele-health appointment.

Our therapists provide counseling for children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples and families. We accept some insurance and also Private Pay. Contact us today for an appointment! For more information, please visit our website at www.thecounselingspot.com.

Operating as usual

09/16/2021

Nothing wrong with having a little hustle. Just remember that it's not just a career move. #fun #hustle #dancemoves #careermoves #balance #worklifebalance #fridayfun #selfcare #thecounselingspot #letsdance

Timeline Photos 09/14/2021

Just a friendly reminder. Take care of you.
#youmatter #selfcare #personalgrowth #mentalhealth #tuesday #truth #boundaries #thecounselingspot

Just a friendly reminder. Take care of you.
#youmatter #selfcare #personalgrowth #mentalhealth #tuesday #truth #boundaries #thecounselingspot

09/13/2021

Good morning! Lest you forget, you deserve a joyful life. Rid yourself of those things that interfere with your ability to find it. #MondayMood #joy #youmatter #findjoy #createjoy #goodlife #mentalhealth #selfcare #boundaries #nodrama #thecounselingspot

Timeline Photos 09/10/2021

Procrastination. It's a thing. There are a lot of theories about what's behind procrastination, but one thing that's always true is that it's maddening! Even the best procrastinators, the ones who thrive on the adrenaline, get bitten by it sometimes. What has helped you stop procrastinating? #procrastination #habits #lastminute #underthewire #barelymadeit #personalgrowth #settinggoals #selfimprovement #career #thecounselingspot

Procrastination. It's a thing. There are a lot of theories about what's behind procrastination, but one thing that's always true is that it's maddening! Even the best procrastinators, the ones who thrive on the adrenaline, get bitten by it sometimes. What has helped you stop procrastinating? #procrastination #habits #lastminute #underthewire #barelymadeit #personalgrowth #settinggoals #selfimprovement #career #thecounselingspot

09/08/2021

#funfact
A study out of Britain found that happiness is technically contagious. People who are around happy people are more likely to become happy themselves. They then are around others and make those people happy, and so on, and so on.... Doubtful? Give it a try! The worst that can happen is you get to express your happiness for a while, and that's reason enough.
#happiness #spreadthelove #smile #behappy #shine #tryit #wednesdaywisdom

09/06/2021

If only for today, make your heart happy. #goodmorning #laborday #dayoff #rest #relax #havefun #joy #friends #family #selfcare #selflove #youmatter

09/04/2021

Happy Saturday! A fancy, homemade croque monsieur for breakfast is how I’m starting off this long weekend. How about you? Do something for yourself that makes this day special. You deserve it! ❤️ Have a wonderful weekend! #fancybreakfast #frenchsandwich #foodie #goodvibes #feedyourbody #feedyoursoul #feedyourmind #selfcare #weekendvibes

Happy Saturday! A fancy, homemade croque monsieur for breakfast is how I’m starting off this long weekend. How about you? Do something for yourself that makes this day special. You deserve it! ❤️ Have a wonderful weekend! #fancybreakfast #frenchsandwich #foodie #goodvibes #feedyourbody #feedyoursoul #feedyourmind #selfcare #weekendvibes

Timeline Photos 09/04/2021

We wish you a restful and relaxing day off! You may still leave us a message and we'll return your call when we are be back in the office on Tuesday, September 7. #laborday #selfcare #relax #dayoff #threedayweekend

We wish you a restful and relaxing day off! You may still leave us a message and we'll return your call when we are be back in the office on Tuesday, September 7. #laborday #selfcare #relax #dayoff #threedayweekend

Timeline Photos 09/03/2021

Stay safe! #laborday #weekend #relax #hardwork #youmatter #longweekend #selfcare #thecounselingspot #Dallas #SanAntonio #Fridaymood #weekendmood

Stay safe! #laborday #weekend #relax #hardwork #youmatter #longweekend #selfcare #thecounselingspot #Dallas #SanAntonio #Fridaymood #weekendmood

Timeline Photos 09/02/2021

"Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve."

https://www.bbrfoundation.org/blog/self-love-and-what-it-means

#thursday #thursdaythoughts #personalgrowth #youmatter #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #spiritualhealth #socialhealth #takecare #thecounselingspot #Texas #SanAntonio #Dallas #therapy #counseling

"Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve."

https://www.bbrfoundation.org/blog/self-love-and-what-it-means

#thursday #thursdaythoughts #personalgrowth #youmatter #selfcare #selflove #mentalhealth #physicalhealth #spiritualhealth #socialhealth #takecare #thecounselingspot #Texas #SanAntonio #Dallas #therapy #counseling

Timeline Photos 09/01/2021

What comes to your mind when you think about your health? Most of us immediately think of our physical health. We watch our diets, exercise and get checkups to avoid becoming ill. There's more to health, however, than just our physical well-being. What do you do to care for your mental health? #mentalhealth #selfcare #youmatter

What comes to your mind when you think about your health? Most of us immediately think of our physical health. We watch our diets, exercise and get checkups to avoid becoming ill. There's more to health, however, than just our physical well-being. What do you do to care for your mental health? #mentalhealth #selfcare #youmatter

Timeline Photos 08/31/2021

#ownit #standtall #brave #courage #confidence #resilience #unbroken #strong #believe #yougotthis #nottoday #presence #survivor #warrior

#ownit #standtall #brave #courage #confidence #resilience #unbroken #strong #believe #yougotthis #nottoday #presence #survivor #warrior

08/31/2021

One step at a time… #life #love #dreamstoreality #steps #personalgrowth #gratefulmindset #thecounselingspot #dallastexas #sanantonio

One step at a time… #life #love #dreamstoreality #steps #personalgrowth #gratefulmindset #thecounselingspot #dallastexas #sanantonio

08/28/2021

Get your dance moves on! See you Monday! #weekendvibes #dance #beyou #beyourself #danceitout #havefun #groovy #dancemoves #thecounselingspot #behappy

08/27/2021

Whatever your plans, we wish you a wonderful #weekend!
#resting #napping #fun #music #play #stayingin #goingout #family #friends #weekendvibes #besafe #thecounselingspot

08/27/2021

Boundaries teach others how to treat us. If they are too rigid or too loose, they can be a problem. If they are set with disrespect and aggression, they can be a problem. If however they are set with assertiveness and care, they allow there to be mutual respect in the relationship. Whether the relationship is professional, personal, familial or intimate, boundaries define the ground rules. It's easier to loosen them up than to tighten them later, but the most important thing is to HOLD THEM. If you set a boundary and continue to allow others to cross it, the message you send is that even YOU don't respect your own boundary. If you don't respect it, why should they? #boundaries #expectations #respect #selfcare #enmeshment #codependent #followthrough #assertiveness #confidence #rights #youmatter #love #relationships #everyone #groundrules

08/26/2021

...you are beginning to question yourself. If you've asked yourself, "Why did I do that? Why did I agree to this? When will I have time to get MY work done? Why is it okay for them to say no, but not for me to say no? Why do they treat me this way? Why don't they do this for me? Where are they when I ask for help? How did this get to be my responsibility? How is this my problem?"
These questions are clues leading you to evaluate your own boundaries. Are you setting them? Are you holding them? Are you clear about them? Are you consistent? If you're asking yourself these questions, it's time to take a look at your boundaries.it's probably time to tune up your #boundaries. #itsnotyou #sayno #beclear #selfcare #limits #youmatter #sayyes #meanit #mentalhealth #thecounselingspot

Timeline Photos 08/25/2021

You don't get more done by pushing through your exhaustion. Taking breaks actually makes you more productive. If you still feel guilty taking a break, let us give you permission. If your boss complains, send them to #thecounselingspot. We'll help them understand. #wearehereforyou #takeabreak #rest #revive #eat #sleep #drinkwater #selfcare #stretch #breathe #closeyoureyes #listentomusic #itsokay #productivity #efficient #lessmistakes #betteroutcomes #youmatter

You don't get more done by pushing through your exhaustion. Taking breaks actually makes you more productive. If you still feel guilty taking a break, let us give you permission. If your boss complains, send them to #thecounselingspot. We'll help them understand. #wearehereforyou #takeabreak #rest #revive #eat #sleep #drinkwater #selfcare #stretch #breathe #closeyoureyes #listentomusic #itsokay #productivity #efficient #lessmistakes #betteroutcomes #youmatter

Timeline Photos 08/23/2021

Happy Monday! We hope you had a restful and relaxing weekend. Cheers to another week! #monday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #cheers #coffee #haveagoodday #goodmorning #youcandoit #caffeine #hottea #newday #freshstart #thecounselingspot

Happy Monday! We hope you had a restful and relaxing weekend. Cheers to another week! #monday #mondaymotivation #mondaymood #cheers #coffee #haveagoodday #goodmorning #youcandoit #caffeine #hottea #newday #freshstart #thecounselingspot

08/21/2021

...everyone comes to you for help. All. The. Time.

It happens. With our tendency to be the "go to" person for our friends and family, we often find ourselves mixed up in their chaos and drama. Their stress becomes our stress. Their pain becomes our pain. Their lives are always in turmoil in one way or another, and we are the first person they call. It's exhausting.

It's not that we don't want to help. It's nice that people trust us and look to us for advice. At the same time, we don't have to be so accessible to them all the time. It's okay to wait a day to return that call. It's okay to wait to return the text. It's okay to NOT be available. It's okay to finish what we're doing for ourselves before helping someone else. It's okay to say no. It's okay to NOT want to be part of something someone else is going through. It's okay to allow others to seek help somewhere else, other than always with us.

What we need is a boundary. A way to say no and still let them know we support them and care. Here are some simple phrases to use when you can tell you need a boundary:

"I'm so sorry you're going through this. Have you thought about talking to a counselor or therapist?"

"That's really upsetting. I wish I had an answer for you, but I don't."

"I wish I could help you with that, but I'm not available until next week."

"If you need to talk, I'm available tomorrow after my massage."

"I'm not up for drinks tonight, but I'm going hiking tomorrow if you'd like to come."

We all struggle to say no, but remember, it's okay to put your own time and needs first. Saying no doesn't have to be rude or hateful. We can say no without abandoning someone.

Learning to set a boundary with your time and attention is paramount to your self-care. Take care of you.
#selfcare #sayno #boundaries #limits #itsokay #metime #youtime #helpyourselffirst #youmatter #empowerment #mentalhealth #stress #worry #time #choices #happiness #calm #peace #nochaos #nodrama #thecounselingspot

Timeline Photos 08/19/2021

Being a teenager is hard. Growing up is hard. Adulting is hard. Relationships are hard. Parenting is hard. Life is hard. Just because it's hard doesn't mean you're doing it wrong. You're not supposed to know how to do everything. You're not supposed to know how to respond to everything. You're not supposed to know how to fix everything. You're not supposed to be good at everything. We seem to believe sometimes that if we are struggling, we're just not trying hard enough. The truth is, sometimes we need to stop trying so hard and get some help. We need a new perspective. We need someone else's expertise or skill. Don't confuse asking for help with being helpless. Asking for help shows that we know what we need and we know how to get it. #askforhelp #mistakes #smart #challenging #life #doingitright #selfawareness #personalgrowth #change #newyou #thecounselingspot

Being a teenager is hard. Growing up is hard. Adulting is hard. Relationships are hard. Parenting is hard. Life is hard. Just because it's hard doesn't mean you're doing it wrong. You're not supposed to know how to do everything. You're not supposed to know how to respond to everything. You're not supposed to know how to fix everything. You're not supposed to be good at everything. We seem to believe sometimes that if we are struggling, we're just not trying hard enough. The truth is, sometimes we need to stop trying so hard and get some help. We need a new perspective. We need someone else's expertise or skill. Don't confuse asking for help with being helpless. Asking for help shows that we know what we need and we know how to get it. #askforhelp #mistakes #smart #challenging #life #doingitright #selfawareness #personalgrowth #change #newyou #thecounselingspot

Timeline Photos 08/18/2021

How's your sleep hygiene? Most of us have some room for improvement. Here's a suggestion: After turning off the screens and dimming the lights, take a warm (or hot) shower or bath to loosen your muscles. Put on something comfortable, lie down on the floor and do 10 minutes of deep stretching before getting into bed. Deep stretching is a slow, mind and body focused method of releasing stress and tension in muscles. Moving slowly and intentionally, holding the stretches (sometimes up to 2 or 3 minutes each) while breathing mindfully throughout the duration of each stretch, calms both the mind and the body. A calm mind and body is the perfect formula for a good night's sleep. #sweetdreams #sleep #goodsleep #stretching #deepstretch #yoga #relax #reducestress #stressfree #justbreathe #breathe #stressrelief #calm #selfcare #youareworthit #rested #thecounselingspot

How's your sleep hygiene? Most of us have some room for improvement. Here's a suggestion: After turning off the screens and dimming the lights, take a warm (or hot) shower or bath to loosen your muscles. Put on something comfortable, lie down on the floor and do 10 minutes of deep stretching before getting into bed. Deep stretching is a slow, mind and body focused method of releasing stress and tension in muscles. Moving slowly and intentionally, holding the stretches (sometimes up to 2 or 3 minutes each) while breathing mindfully throughout the duration of each stretch, calms both the mind and the body. A calm mind and body is the perfect formula for a good night's sleep. #sweetdreams #sleep #goodsleep #stretching #deepstretch #yoga #relax #reducestress #stressfree #justbreathe #breathe #stressrelief #calm #selfcare #youareworthit #rested #thecounselingspot

08/17/2021

...you feel like you're carrying the weight of the whole world by yourself. It may be issues in your work world, your personal world, or even the world at large, but if what you're carrying doesn't really belong to you, it may be time to set a boundary. We find ourselves in this place when we want to help others. We see their pain, their sadness, their problems, and we want to help. We take it on, sometimes even when we aren't asked to help. We take that load on ourselves. We do it for all the right reasons, but the truth is, it's not ours to carry. We're afraid if we don't take it on, something bad will happen to that person (or the company, or the family). We may even worry that we will be seen as unkind, uncaring, cold or insensitive. Naturally we want to prevent this, but sooner or later we realize we cannot fix every problem, especially not problems that don't belong to us. We also realize at some point that we are exhausted. If the weight of the world is on your shoulders, you might need to set some boundaries. #loveislettinggo #notyourproblem #boundaries #limits #itisnotmean #selfcare #mentalhealth #helpful #caring #love #youmatter #stopit #encouragement #support #justsayno #itsokay #thecounselingspot

Timeline Photos 08/16/2021

We all know we need boundaries. We don’t always know why we need them or how to set them. Some people have very rigid, impenetrable boundaries that function like brick walls. Some have loose, flexible boundaries that are always changing shape. Some people’s boundaries are like gates that open and close. Some of those gates have locks and others have no latch at all. Some boundaries are so penetrable that they might as well not be there at all.
Boundaries are necessary for healthy relationships with others and ourselves. Follow us to learn how, when and why to set them as well as how to hold them.
#boundaries #selfcare #healthy #mentalhealth #respect #selfrespect #gates #walls #locks #flexible #rigid #safety #thecounselingspot #acoa #coda #codependency #personalgrowth

We all know we need boundaries. We don’t always know why we need them or how to set them. Some people have very rigid, impenetrable boundaries that function like brick walls. Some have loose, flexible boundaries that are always changing shape. Some people’s boundaries are like gates that open and close. Some of those gates have locks and others have no latch at all. Some boundaries are so penetrable that they might as well not be there at all.
Boundaries are necessary for healthy relationships with others and ourselves. Follow us to learn how, when and why to set them as well as how to hold them.
#boundaries #selfcare #healthy #mentalhealth #respect #selfrespect #gates #walls #locks #flexible #rigid #safety #thecounselingspot #acoa #coda #codependency #personalgrowth

Our Story

While working full time as an elementary school counselor, Sandy began a solo private practice in a very small office in Plano, Texas in 2010. At that time, Sandy’s practice focused mainly on children, parenting, and providing services for children in foster care. On a leap of faith, Sandy left public education 2011, moved her office to Dallas, and plunged into private practice full time.

Sandy and Amber met in 2011. At the time, Amber had a full-time corporate job. Her goal was to eventually leave the corporate world and begin her own private practice where she could pursue her passion for helping couples and families. For some time she remained in both worlds, working part-time with families and children living in group homes while also working full-time at her job in the corporate world.

In 2015, Sandy and Amber combined their talents and interests and began working together to build a practice that would provide services to a broad population of clients from various walks of life. Since that time the practice has continued to grow. Today the practice has expanded to include San Antonio as well as Dallas. While we have made great strides toward our goal of helping adults, children, couples, and families struggling through life’s many tragedies and challenges, we continue to build our practice in an effort to make mental health care more accessible and comprehensive for everyone.

For more information about Sandy or Amber, or about The Counseling Spot, please visit our website at www.thecounselingspot.com. Thank you!

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Counseling services including telehealth, adult and child counseling, marriage and family and couples therapy and EMDR. We have 2 locations in Texas--Dallas and San Antonio.

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5646 Milton St
Dallas, TX
75206-3902

General information

Hours are by appointment and vary by provider. Insurance plans currently accepted include Cigna, BCBS, and Aetna.

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 8am - 7pm
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