Counseling Center of North Texas’s mission is to provide accessible and affordable counseling service
We currently offer both in-person and telehealth appointments
CCNT loves and honors all of our Veterans. Happy Veterans Day to you all.
As an aside, we realize the unique struggles that exist for those who have served. The Veterans Crisis Line offers 24/7, confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones. You don't have to be enrolled in VA benefits or health care to connect.
Text 838255 or dial 988 and press 2 to connect.
The princesses of CCNT had such a great time at Boo on Ballard this year. The weather cooperated, everyone looked great, we got rid of lots of candy, and had a chance to meet and take pics with so many of our Wylie friends. Can't wait to do it again next year! :)
Check out CCNT groups!! We have teen groups meeting every other week after school hours.
*Correction* - our teen girls group is actually every OTHER week on Tuesdays.
Do you know about Spoon Theory? We are crazy about this kids edition created by 🥰
It is World Mental Health Day. Take some time today to check on your people and to check on yourself. Today and every day, mental health matters.
🌟This THERAPIST SPOTLIGHT is to introduce this total ray of sunshine, Rayven Peck, LPC-A!🌟
Alma Mater: Undergraduate: Texas Tech University / Lubbock Christian University
Hobbies: Reading, building Lego set, doing puzzles!
Favorite Food: ANY kind of pasta
Favorite Movies: Bridesmaids and Twilight (It's so bad it's good!)
Favorite Singer/Band: One Direction, Harry Styles, Lewis Capaldi
Preferred Self Care: Going for a walk or strolling through Tiktok
From: Allen, TX
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFP
Enneagram Type: 7w6
Her hero is: My mom, she is the best!
Vacation Spot: London, UK
Favorite Motivational Song: "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" by Whitney Houston
Favorite Specialty Area: I love working with teens, young adults, and adults dealing with significant life changes, depression and anxiety.
Fun Fact: I auditioned for Disney when I was a kid and even got a few call backs!
You can find Rayven's bio on our website and inquire about scheduling here: https://counselingcenterofnorthtexas.com/rayven-peck%2C-lpc-a
Good news for our Wylie friends! We have just hired a couple of new therapists with evening and weekend availability to accommodate those that need times outside of school and work. These therapists will be at the discounted private pay rate and can't wait to service the awesome folks in Wylie and surrounding areas!
🌟This THERAPIST SPOTLIGHT is to introduce one of our newest therapists in the PLANO OFFICE Charles M-Inim!🌟
Alma Mater: University of North Texas
Hobbies: Basketball, reading, and working out.
Favorite Food: Chicken fried rice
Favorite Movies: Undercover Brother
Favorite Singer/Band: Kanye West
Preferred Self Care: Getting a massage
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFJ
His hero is: Kobe Bryant
Vacation Spot: Maui, Hawaii
Favorite Motivational Song: "Power" by Kanye West
Favorite Specialty Area: Mindfulness
Fun Fact: I was born on a Leap Year (February 29th). Also I worked as a DJ for a college radio station.
❤️I'm passionate about counseling and psychology and I'm intrinsically motivated to help and motivate people to be their best selves. ❤️
You can find Charles' bio on our website and inquire about scheduling here: https://counselingcenterofnorthtexas.com/charles-m-inim%2C-lpc-a
😂 Disney Princesses get a therapist! 😂
🌟This THERAPIST SPOTLIGHT is to introduce one of our newest therapists in the PLANO OFFICE Mia Burgan!🌟
Alma Mater: Undergraduate: University of North Texas / Graduate: Lincoln Christian University
Hobbies: I love to cook, bake, read, hang out with my family and friends, play with my dogs, travel, and anything music related.
Favorite Food: Chicken wings! Specifically Wing Stop Lemon Pepper!
Favorite Movies: I have too many but my favorites are romantic comedies or children movies. Right now I can rewatch Moana and The Proposal over and over again.
Favorite Singer/Band: Band of Horses, The Shins, Nada Surf, but mostly Harry Styles!
Preferred Self Care: My go-to self care is anything having to do with my dogs. I love taking them on walks, cuddling with them while watching a movie, or even going on car rides to Starbucks with them.
From: I moved around every 2/3 years but spent the longest in the Austin and DFW area.
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFP
Enneagram Type: 3 and an 8
Her hero is: Jesus. I admire his patience, selflessness, and how nurturing He is.
Vacation Spot: Italy, Germany, and Dubai
Favorite Motivational Song: "Fireproof" by One Direction. Technically it is a love song, but I see it as someone talking to themselves about getting through anything despite the challenges.
Favorite Specialty Area: I love working with children and adolescents. My focus up until now has been on abuse and neglect.
Fun Fact: I sing Opera! I also have traveled a lot! I love seeing all parts of the world.
❤️I want to be able to help children and teens the way I needed help. I hope to be a listening ear to those who need an extra ear! ❤️
You can find Mia's bio on our website and inquire about scheduling here: https://counselingcenterofnorthtexas.com/mia-burgan%2C-lpc-a
!!!! HEY CCNT WYLIE CLIENTS !!!!
If you haven't already received notice from your therapist, OUR LOBBY (in Wylie only) HAS MOVED! Starting today, our new lobby entrance will be located on the north side (bank side) of the building in suite 103.
We appreciate that you have chosen CCNT for you and your family. It is our hope that you love the changes we are making and appreciate a bigger, brighter, and more comfortable lobby space.
Hey CCNT clients! You might have noticed things moving and shaking around the office lately while we renovate and expand into suites 103 and 104. It's been dusty, crusty, and loud but it's finally coming together.
We have pretty new therapy rooms, a fresh coat of paint in the old, new carpet, new floors coming in some parts in the next week, a new playroom, and our lobby will be moving to a brand new location in weeks to come.
We appreciate your patience through our growing pains and look forward to our facelift and expansion being complete (you have no idea!). Change can be a challenge but we are here for it and we thank you for being here with us!
WE WON! ✅ Thank you so much for voting for us !
This is a great way to explain this important distinction to our children.
Dear Mom and Dad,
Please stick with me.
I can’t think clearly right now because there is a rather substantial section of my prefrontal cortex missing. It’s a fairly important chunk, something having to do with rational thought.
You see, it won’t be fully developed until I’m about 25. And from where I sit, 25 seems a long way off.
But here's what i want my parents to know..
My brain is not yet fully developed. It doesn’t matter that I’m smart; even a perfect score on my math test doesn’t insulate me from the normal developmental stages that we all go through.
Judgement and intelligence are two completely distinct things.
And, the same thing that makes my brain wonderfully flexible, creative and sponge-like also makes me impulsive. Not necessarily reckless or negligent but more impulsive than I will be later in life.
Please stick with me.
So when you look at me like I have ten heads after I’ve done something “stupid” or failed to do something “smart,” you’re not really helping.
You adults respond to situations with your prefrontal cortex (rationally) but I am more inclined to respond with my amygdala (emotionally). And when you ask, “What were you thinking?” the answer is I wasn’t, at least not in the way you are.
You can blame me, or you can blame mother nature, but either way, it is what it is.
At this point in my life, I get that you love me, but my friends are my everything.
Please understand that. Right now I choose my friends, but, don’t be fooled, I am watching you. Carefully.
Please stick with me.
Here’s what you can do for me
1. Model adulting.
I see all the behaviours that you are modeling and I hear all of the words you say. I may not listen but I do hear you. I seem impervious to your advice, like I’m wearing a Kevlar vest but your actions and words are penetrating. I promise. If you keep showing me the way, I will follow even if I detour many, many times before we reach our destination.
2. Let me figure things out for myself.
If you allow me to experience the consequences of my own actions I will learn from them. Please give me a little bit of leash and let me know that I can figure things out for myself. The more I do, the more confidence and resilience I will develop.
3. Tell me about you.
I want you to tell me all the stories of the crazy things you did as a teen, and what you learned from them. Then give me the space to do the same.
4. Help me with perspective.
Keep reminding me of the big picture. I will roll my eyes at you and make all kinds of grunt-like sounds. I will let you know in no uncertain terms that you can’t possibly understand any of what I’m going through. But I’m listening. I really am. It’s hard for me to see anything beyond the weeds that I am currently mired in. Help me scan out and focus on the long view. Remind me that this moment will pass.
5. Keep me safe.
Please remind me that drugs and driving don’t mix. Keep telling me that you will bail me out of any dangerous situation, no anger, no lectures, no questions asked. But also let me know over and over and over that you are there to listen, when I need you.
6. Be kind.
I will learn kindness from you and if you are relentless in your kindness to me, someday I will imitate that behavior. Don’t ever mock me, please and don’t be cruel. Humor me-I think I know everything. You probably did as well at my age. Let it go.
7. Show interest in the things I enjoy.
Some days I will choose to share my interests with you, and it will make me feel good if you validate those interests, by at least acting interested.
One day when the haze of adolescence lifts, you will find a confident, strong, competent, kind adult where a surly teenager once stood. In the meantime, buckle in for the ride.
Please stick with me.
Your Teenager ....
By Helene Wingens
There is no timeline on growth. Your only job is to keep moving forward. One step at a time, you've got this!
Father's of CCNT, we celebrate you today!
This would normally be the time of year that we are posting fun end of school memes as we celebrate with our community that we made it. Our hearts are too heavy for that today.
These are never conversations we want to have with our children, but here is a well thought out article where the writer presents some great talking points at the end that would be worth discussing with children and teens. Discussing attachment theory on a social level is highly beneficial for teens. How can we be the change in our communities? This is a great starting place:
🌟This THERAPIST SPOTLIGHT is shining on our rockstar practicum student therapist Nicole Sonkur!🌟
Alma Mater: BA from San Jose State University and Masters in Counseling from Texas Women's University
Hobbies: Fashion Styling, Organizing, Cooking, Decorating
Favorite Food: Asian cuisine
Favorite Movies: Jackie Brown, Eat Pray Love, Last Holiday
Favorite Singer/Band: Steely Dan, Jazmine Sullivan
Preferred Self Care: Journaling
From: Los Angeles, CA
Myers-Briggs Personality Type: ENFJ - The Protagonist
Enneagram Type: 7
Her hero is: Nevada Hudson
Vacation Spot: Palm Springs, CA
Favorite Motivational Song: "You Gotta Be" by: Des'ree
Favorite Specialty Area: Adolescents and young adults
Fun Fact: Nicole once auditioned for The Voice!
❤️Nicole chose counseling because she has always been a person that loved talking to people and seeing how she could help them. Counseling has been able to help her better understand the true meaning of helping people during some of their most difficult times. ❤️
*SONGS OF SATURDAY*
Rhys Lewis - "Better Than Today"
the picture and the song does not belong to meyou can watch rhys lewis - better than today on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbWkv0KNA1EMusic video by Rhys ...
We are proud to partner with American Counseling Association
for Counseling Awareness Month 2022 throughout the month of April!
• “The Future is… Self-Care, Advocacy and Inclusion ” is the theme for Counseling Awareness Month 2022. Get involved today and help shine light on these mental health warriors!
• When counselors get the self-care they need, they burn brighter, reach higher and last longer. Join us as we celebrate them and encourage them to ! Learn more: counseling.org/cam
The American Counseling Association (ACA) designates April of each year as Counseling Awareness Month (CAM), a time of advocacy for the profession and celebration of the outstanding efforts of counselors in myriad settings as they seek to facilitate the growth and development of all people. Read mor...
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