Center For Social Success

Center For Social Success serves a range of all ages, helping to improve all types of social relationships, critical to your happiness and well-being.

ABOUT US
Dr. Istre is the Founder and Director of the Center for Social Success (CSS). She started her private practice in Dallas after completing her PhD from Oklahoma State University in 1991. She expanded her practice to include a variety of other counseling sub-specialists and incorporated as the Center for Social Success in 1995. Dr. Istre and her staff collaborate closely with a variety of m

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Licensed Therapist (LPC or LMSW) Job in Dallas, TX at CENTER FOR SOCIAL SUCCESS PC 04/28/2021

Licensed Therapist (LPC or LMSW) Job in Dallas, TX at CENTER FOR SOCIAL SUCCESS PC

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04/09/2018

Center For Social Success

04/04/2018

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN MAKE AND KEEP FRIENDS

By Dr. Susan Istre, PhD, LPC-S
Director, Center for Social Success

Friendships are very important to our children’s happiness and well being. Here are some social skills you can teach your kids to help them make and keep friends.

1) SMILE when you look at others! Acting friendly and looking like you are fun to be around are perhaps the most important keys to success!
2) INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND REMEMBER THE OTHER PERSON’S NAME. Show interest by asking questions. Then listen and remember things about the other person.
3) JOIN IN GAMES & BE A GOOD SPORT. Avoid being bossy, getting mad if you lose or only playing the things you like. Take turns and have fun whatever you are doing.
4) SAY NICE THINGS about the other person. It feels good to be around someone who builds you up instead of cutting you down. Stick up for your friend if others are being mean.
5) INVITE FRIENDS TO PLAY OR HANG OUT. Take the initiative to ask a friend to eat lunch with you, go to a movie, or come to your house. Make sure to stick with your friend, not your computer! Be flexible and do what the other person wants when they are your guest.
6) CONTROL YOUR TEMPER! Nobody likes to be yelled at, threatened or hit! If you do something hurtful, don't just blame the other person. Admit your mistake and apologize.
7) SOLVE PROBLEMS AND FORGIVE OTHERS. Friends make mistakes too. Don't throw away a friendship at the first sign of problems. Talk about it and find solutions.

If you have tried to help your child with friendships and they are still not getting invited to other’s homes or birthday parties—or they continue to complain of being sad and lonely—get some professional help. Social skills group therapy can help your child become more self aware as well as learn more effective ways of interacting with others.

Call us at 972-404-3001 or www.dristre.com

04/03/2018

Saturday Services

08/19/2017

Today August 19th is "CLEAR THE SHELTER DAY"!! You can get your own little therapy dog free at many participating shelters in Dallas. Go early for the best selection and find a BF for life!

ziprecruiter.com 01/25/2017

Center for Social Success | LPC-Intern or advanced certification as LCSW or RPT | Center for Social Success Job Opening | ZipRecruiter

ziprecruiter.com Our private counseling office is excepting applications from Masters prepared counseling interns who are working toward basic or advanced licensure as an LPC, RPT, or LCSW.This is an hourly pay

11/24/2016

Happy Thanksgiving from us all at The Center for Social Success!

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DallasChild November 2016 - Powered by PageTurnPro.com

Congratulations to our Kittie Campbell, Susan Istre and Holly Fedro!

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thehealthbenefits.info 05/16/2016

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD/ADHD

thehealthbenefits.info by June Silny It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that …

hefty.co 01/28/2016

You think that it’s a picture of a squirrel! But zoom a bit closer. What the devil?!?

Amazing!!

hefty.co No one else in the world can do this.

pawmygosh.com 12/15/2015

An Abandoned Dog Led Them To This - You Won't Believe What's Under Her Body

pawmygosh.com This is unbelievable... wow.

11/18/2015

Our therapist Holly Fedro with Rusty Lozano talking about repairing relationships on The Therapy Hour radio!

11/14/2015

CSS Therapist Holly Fedro will be making a guest appearance on the radio. She will be talking about repairing relationships. She will star on The Therapy Hour with Rusty Lozano on AM station 1190 from 12:00-1:00 tomorrow, November 14. We can't wait to hear your thoughts!

11/11/2015

CSS wishes a Happy Veteran's Day to all those that have served and are serving. Our hearts are filled with gratitude and remembrance for those have sacrificed for our country.

petzoid.com 11/03/2015

In 1981, Mr. Rogers Said THIS To Him. But What Happened 20 Yrs Later Had Me In Tears!

Got to love Mr Rogers!!

petzoid.com This Brought Tear To My Eyes!

10/19/2015

Pepperjack is so wanting to say hello!

10/18/2015

Healthy is the New Skinny

❤️ Happiness, love, joy, and fulfillment are all an inside job! ❤️ #healthyisthenewskinny #health #girlgang #beauty #happiness #insidejob #healthybodyimage

10/15/2015

Congratulation to Erin Lozano, Dr Susan Istre and Kittie Campbell for 2015 Mom-Approved Counselors by Dallas Child

10/08/2015

CSS fun

Wishing a happy and safe Halloween from staff at CSS!! :)

dristre.com 10/05/2015

Center for Social Success

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN MAKE AND KEEP FRIENDS
By Dr. Susan Istre, PhD, LPC-S
Director, Center for Social Success

Friendships are very important to our children’s happiness and wellbeing. Here are some social skills you can teach your kids to help them make and keep friends.
1) SMILE when you look at others! Acting friendly and looking like you are fun to be around are perhaps the most important keys to success!
2) INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND REMEMBER THE OTHER PERSON’S NAME. Show interest by asking questions. Then listen and remember things about the other person.
3) JOIN IN GAMES & BE A GOOD SPORT. Avoid being bossy, getting mad if you lose or only playing the things you like. Take turns and have fun whatever you’re doing.
4) SAY NICE THINGS about the other person. It feels good to be around someone who builds you up instead of cutting you down. Stick up for your friend if others are being mean.
5) INVITE FRIENDS TO PLAY OR HANG OUT. Take the initiative to ask a friend to eat lunch with you, go to a movie, or come to your house. Make sure to stick with your friend, not your computer! Be flexible and do what the other person wants when they are your guest.
6) CONTROL YOUR TEMPER! Nobody likes to be yelled at, threatened or hit! If you do something hurtful, don’t just blame the other person. Admit your mistake and apologize.
7) SOLVE PROBLEMS AND FORGIVE OTHERS. Friends make mistakes too. Don’t throw away a friendship at the first sign of problems. Talk about it and find solutions.
If you have tried to help your child with friendships and they are still not getting invited to other’s homes or birthday parties – or they continue to complain of being sad and lonely – get some professional help. Social skills group therapy can help your child become more self-aware as well as learn more effective ways of interacting with others.
Dr. Susan Istre is a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in private practice in north Dallas for over 20 years. She is the Owner and Director of The Center for Social Success. See her website at www.dristre.com.

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www.littlethings.com 09/30/2015

She Hands Her Crying Baby To A Stranger, Then Mom Is Stunned By What Comes Next...

Love this story!! Any mom knows how hard it is traveling alone with kids, but a newborn and new mom! This stranger was amazing woman to help her! There are still good people out there. Sad that most of us wouldn't have been able to trust this kind person because the way the would has made us.

www.littlethings.com For the first time ever, an Alabama mom named Rebekka booked a flight with her new baby girl, all by herself. Needless to say, she was anxious about the trip and worried about having to manage her baby...

09/16/2015

Therapy Pups

Meet Blizz (short for Blizzard because he's described as a major snow storm of cuteness) He is newest member of the BBoys therapy pups and a forever therapy pup at Center for Social Success in our animal assisted therapy program in training for his certification! His big brothers Blitz and Blaze are showing him the ropes! 😊😊😊

09/11/2015

Blitz and Blaze greeting our new team member Ellen Storm!

rare.us 09/01/2015

This teen's duet with her brother who has Down syndrome is too beautiful to miss

This is so sweet and awesome!

rare.us It's the little boy's favorite song.

08/21/2015

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08/20/2015

Let's not forget to celebrate the little victories

08/18/2015

This therapy pup is catching some air between sessions!

creativity-online.com 07/22/2015

A Mom's Social Media Post Shatters Lives in AT&T's Gut-Wrenching Ad

It can wait!!

creativity-online.com AT&T's shows how one mom's text leads to tragic consequences in film marking fifth anniversary of the It Can Wait campaign via BBDO New York.

asher.littlethings.com 07/15/2015

Deaf Mom Sits Down For An Interview, Now Watch Her Son Behind Her. I'm Crying!

Things most of us take for granted!

asher.littlethings.com One of the greatest joys for any mother is hearing the sound of her child’s voice. I can’t imagine going eight years without knowing what that voice sounds like. It wasn’t long after a Texas mom...

07/10/2015

Upworthy

Never too late to teach new tricks! :)) how fun is this!

Teenagers teach a group of seniors how to use Internet. We're laughing, smiling, and feeling inspired all at once when watching "Cyber-Seniors" from www.cyberseniorsdocumentary.com.

inc.com 06/10/2015

Mark Cuban: The Big Mistake You Don't Know You're Making on Social Media

All Teens need to know this!!

inc.com Serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban explains a very common social-media error--and what his company is doing about it

dfwchild.com 06/10/2015

Nominate your favorites and win!

Calling all moms:

Please take a moment to nominate your favorite mom-approved therapist on DFW Child and you have the opportunity to win a $150 gift card. Voting ends August 1st.

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06/10/2015

Ellen DeGeneres

Is this not the cutest kid! I know a few kids that could be right there with her on presidential facts!!

I sent 5-year-old Macey Hensley to the White House. I’m pretty sure she’s gonna live there someday.

share72.goingviralposts.biz 05/30/2015

He Was Born Rejected, So When Sis Looks In His Eyes And Says This, I'm In Tears

Everyone can learn something from this little girl!

share72.goingviralposts.biz No matter how we are born, we all deserve to be treated equally.

05/21/2015

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12880 Hillcrest Rd, Suite 105
Dallas, TX
75230

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