Richland Oaks Counseling Center

Richland Oaks Counseling Center

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Meet one of our panelists who will be dialoguing with the audience for the Panel Discussion about documentary, Pray Away.

Ashton West Veasey is an LPC-Associate, supervised by Scott Martin, LPC-S and currently works at the Resource Center in Dallas seeing individuals and couples. She has worked primarily with the LGBTQIA+ population and took additional training in her master’s program for affirmative therapy with LGBT individuals, couples, and families. Additionally she is currently at Texas Women’s University working on her PhD in marriage and family.



I'd like to share a rather unusual and free aces prevention resource...parenting tips bumper stickers! Advancing Parenting, a Camarillo, CA nonprofit, produces parenting tips bumper stickers and makes them available at no cost to schools, businesses, organizations, clinics, and individuals. There are fifty-one in a set and each bumper sticker communicates a parenting behavior or practice generally recognized as supporting the healthy development of children. Just one will be read thousands of times!

Bumper stickers are a unique and powerful way to educate everyone about parenting and prevent child abuse five, ten, twenty, fifty years down the road. At stoplights drivers and passengers point, smile, and nod. Conversations begin and often a phone is used to take a photo of the sticker right at the stoplight. Presumably, they are being shared on social media. It's wonderful to see!

Sets of the stickers can be put in holders and placed on counters and tables so folks can select one or more for their cars. Visit www.advancingparenting.org to request this free resource. Use a computer...our website is not optimized for phones. Please share.
Do it! A tornado destroyed this service center. Help them help people. Thanks! Jenni Hubby Richland Oaks Counseling Center
Huge thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday at our first (certainly not the last) Think Tank Breakfast Club! We loved meeting with our fellow mental health professionals. We hope to see more of you at the next one! Shout out to La Hacienda Treatment Center for generously providing food and beverages.

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"Proud to announce Rachel Meltzer MA LPC-S has joined us at Richland Oaks Counseling Center. Rachel brings with her 14 years of experience in private practice and specialties in working with couples and individuals communicate more effectively and resolve conflict. Welcome Rachel! So glad to have you!!"
NOW LEASING SPACE: Seeking Licensed mental health professors (Psychologists, LPC, LMFT, LSW, ect) to lease newly renovated space at Richland Oaks Counseling Center. Conveniently located near 75 and 635 (across the street from Richland College). Access to DART stops. ROCC has both furnished and unfurnished rooms to lease privately. Both options will include the use of a waiting room, break room, and group room. If interested, please call 469-616-7622 for details.
Check out our new website: www.richlandoaks.org !!!
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Making meaningful mental health more accessible. Our mission is to make mental health more accessible to the community. We are dedicated to a collaboration of staff, clients and local communities that integrates diverse traditions and multiple perspectives.

We provide a variety of quality services to address mental health needs in our communities. We are committed to providing services that are accessible, effective and culturally responsive for all who participate in this partnership.

Operating as usual

09/20/2022

Thank you, children, for speaking wisdom.

The 5 Best Relationship Podcasts to Check Out. 09/01/2022

The 5 Best Relationship Podcasts to Check Out.

Besides psychotherapy, psychoeducation is an important way to attend to our mental health.

The 5 Best Relationship Podcasts to Check Out. There are a vast array of s*x and relationships podcasts online today but they are not all equal. We've chosen 5 podcasts we enjoy for these reasons!

06/23/2022

Training opportunity coming to DFW. Get registered now to take advantage of available discounts. See y’all there!!

https://www.northtexaseft.com/upcoming-events/

06/04/2022

Happy pride y’all! We at ROCC are a safe space, affirming space, and welcoming space.

Destini Ann on TikTok 04/16/2022

Destini Ann on TikTok

Beautiful lesson, mama. Thanks for teaching all of us.

Destini Ann on TikTok Oh you big mad?!?!

It's Not Just Physicians and Nurses. Veterinarians Are Burning Out, Too. — Kaiser Health News 04/16/2022

It's Not Just Physicians and Nurses. Veterinarians Are Burning Out, Too. — Kaiser Health News

Mental health touches everyone, every community, every population. We’re here to help, as our mission is to make meaningful mental health more accessible.

https://apple.news/A2l_zmjCtS9KpJ02wfOhtxQ

It's Not Just Physicians and Nurses. Veterinarians Are Burning Out, Too. — Kaiser Health News Empathy overload and compassion fatigue contribute to the mental health woes of veterinarians, who are more likely than other Americans to attempt su***de. And with 23 million families adopting pets during the pandemic, vets’ stress burden is no doubt heavier now.

04/08/2022

From one of our greatest writers in mental health … blessed human condition.

Richland Oaks Counseling Center 02/03/2022

Richland Oaks Counseling Center

Know anyone who might benefit from this program? Call our front desk or email directly [email protected] for more information.

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Timeline photos 01/28/2022

From our playmates at TIPP … Interested in a doctoral degree in professional counseling? How about a certificate in attachment-based addiction treatment?

Are you looking to advance your knowledge in the field of psychology through post graduate studies? Texas Institute of Professional Psychology provides training and certifications for those individuals that are seeking to advance themselves and their careers in the mental health profession.

Learn more about our programs by visiting our website at https://www.txinstitute.org/

Bruhs In Therapy 12/29/2021

Bruhs In Therapy

Another important resource of making meaningful mental health more accessible.

Bruhs In Therapy Healing often takes place in a community with other people in pursuit of the same goal who intentionally lean into the process.

11/30/2021

When Your Friends Know You’re in Therapy - Aminah Imani - Stand-Up Featuring

So what did your therapist think about this …

Racial Equity - MDHA 11/17/2021

Racial Equity - MDHA

Important work from a belov#d fellow nonprofit. The Beloved Community.

https://www.mdhadallas.org/racial-equity/?fbclid=IwAR1AMrxP4om72WJITmUcCoLjwXUjxCk-EsiMbbU6Tzj4aCmsx-toBLX17DQ

Racial Equity - MDHA 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge – November 2021 Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance’s Racial Equity Workgroup and the Lone Star Justice Alliance are excited to partner and host a 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge. Starting on November 1, 2021, we invite

11/02/2021

CE Event Saturday, Nov. 6th in downtown Plano.

Roy E. Barsness offers his own research on technique and grounds these methods with superb contributions from several master clinicians, expanding the seven primary competencies: therapeutic intent, therapeutic stance/attitude; analytic listening/attunement; working within the relational dynamic, the use of patterning and linking; the importance of working through the inevitable enactments and ruptures inherent in the work; and the use of courageous speech through disciplined spontaneity.

Hope to see y’all THIS SATURDAY, 9am-4pm. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack included with registration.

Thanks to DSPP & The Renfrew Center for their co-sponsoring support.

Contact Shayla at [email protected] to get registered.

09/30/2021

To any and all that have come through our doors as patients or trainees, colleagues and coworkers … we want to share our grief about our beloved Vicki. While we are relieved that the immense pain she had been enduring for far too long is over, we are heartbroken about her passing. Vicki served as more than an administrative assistant and office manager. From her tender and compassionate way she fielded phone calls from distressed callers, to her attentiveness to staff birthdays and work culture. Vicki left ROCC in a more organized and repaired way, before leaving to co-found the Texas Institue of Professional Psychology. Our sweet, kind, privately snarky and witty Vicki. Oh, how we miss you.

CE Sneak Peak for DFW chapter of CAPS 08/25/2021

CE Sneak Peak for DFW chapter of CAPS

If any of ya’ll are interested in this free CE event, held in Downtown Plano Arts District, by CAPS DFW Chapter, in association with Texas Institute of Professional Psychology and The ScholarShop… come here Dr. Michael Leach speak about projective identification & human s*xuality within the context of a Christian family’s dynamics.

https://mailchi.mp/7fad3f834790/ce-sneak-peak-for-dfw-chapter-of-caps

CE Sneak Peak for DFW chapter of CAPS Michael Leach, PhD will present a clinical case that helps illuminate how projective identification within the life of a Christian family and the effects on one particular member of the family. Human s*xuality is complex, theological, personal, political, communal and ripe for psychological defens.....

Richland Oaks Counseling Center 08/05/2021

Richland Oaks Counseling Center

Meet another one of our panelists who will discuss with the audience the film, “Pray Away,” on Saturday, August 7th, in downtown Plano’s The ScholarShop. Doors open at 5pm - hope you’ll join us for this moving documentary.

Dr. Gary G. Kindley is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 28 years of experience working with individuals, couples, adolescents, families, corporations, organizations, and people of many faiths, backgrounds, lifestyles, and experiences.

Gary Kindley is a United Church of Christ (UCC) minister, affiliated with the Cathedral of Hope UCC and the North Texas Association of the United Church of Christ.

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08/05/2021

Another wise post by beloved Dr. Payne Bryson.

All of us--kids, parents, teachers, everyone--are holding a heavy load right now, unsure what to anticipate as children go back to school this year. I get a lot of questions about how we “catch kids up” as they return.

My answer is very simple: Prioritize making them feel safe.

Because here’s the thing. They are where they are, developmentally. They are where they are, each of them as individuals: academically, socially, and emotionally. And it's the same in terms of their mental health, stress tolerance, and more. There will be a huge range in what we see as kids return to classrooms. We need to start by meeting them where they are. And guess where that starts: with safe, connected relationships.

Time invested in helping kids feel safe and grounded will pay off, leading them to be able to learn more this year than if we just focus on cramming academics. We learn best when we feel safe and connected. High pressure mixed with high stress backfires, making it less likely kids will learn.

Remember that the brain makes associations from our experiences. Think about the interactions you have with your kids around school-related things. This year, work on providing experiences that help your child find enjoyment in learning, feeling positive about school, falling in love with ideas, and lead your child to know that you care more about them than their performance.

Yes, we want to challenge our children and encourage them to stretch--that's important--but we want to be careful not to be bathing them in stress day after day. And we want to be intentional about the associations they're creating about who they are as learners and students. (By the way, if your child is really struggling in school and hates all of it, talk to your child’s teacher and consider reaching out for some insight to chase the why! It can be very helpful to ensure there isn’t an underlying learning challenge.)

Teachers are given a very challenging task of taking kids where they are and getting them to the same academic milestones as usual. This should not lead us to create a frenzied, high-pressure, intense demand for academics. It should lead us to taking the time to set kids up to be in the optimal state to learn the most. That means we start with helping them feel safe, happy, and connected. Protect play. Protect sleep. Emphasize connection. That’s when they’ll learn most.

‘It doesn’t leave you’: the toxic toll of LGBTQ+ conversion therapy 08/04/2021

‘It doesn’t leave you’: the toxic toll of LGBTQ+ conversion therapy

Come join our watch party in downtown Plano at The ScholarShop, including a panel discussion, “movie snacks”, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

‘It doesn’t leave you’: the toxic toll of LGBTQ+ conversion therapy Netflix documentary Pray Away, exec-produced by Ryan Murphy, traces the history of conversion therapy with regretful leaders of the “ex-gay” movement

Richland Oaks Counseling Center 08/04/2021

Richland Oaks Counseling Center

Meet another one of our panelists who will discuss with the audience the film, “Pray Away”, on Saturday, August 7th, in downtown Plano’s The ScholarShop. Doors open at 5pm - hope you’ll join us for this moving documentary.

As a professor in the Biblical counseling department, Dr. Thacker is passionate about teaching counseling students to integrate scripture and psychology and apply those concepts to real life counseling situations. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at DTS, Dr. Thacker maintains a small private practice in which she specializes with children and adolescents and supervises LPC-Interns.

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Richland Oaks Counseling Center 08/03/2021

Richland Oaks Counseling Center

Meet one of our panelists who will be dialoguing with the audience for the Panel Discussion of the film, “Pray Away,” this Saturday night in downtown Plano.

Ashton West Veasey is an LPC-Associate, supervised by Scott Martin, LPC-S and currently works at the Resource Center in Dallas seeing individuals and couples. She has worked primarily with the LGBTQIA+ population and took additional training in her master’s program for affirmative therapy with LGBT individuals, couples, and families. Additionally she is currently at Texas Women’s University working on her PhD in marriage and family.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashton-west-veasey-44a213ba

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08/02/2021
06/20/2021

ANNOUNCING: attachment theory based IOP starting June 28 - which includes group and individual sessions. New groups start every 4 weeks.

06/12/2021

Our friends at Texas Institute of Professional Psychology are having a sneak peak of their mental health bookstore in Downtown Plano Arts District. Come by and say hi to them - they’re serving up margaritas made with Ritual Zero Proof tequila.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Chapter Sampler 06/05/2021

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Chapter Sampler

An important resource for any and all … and happy pride month!!

LGBTQ+ Mental Health Chapter Sampler This chapter sampler on LGBTQ+ Mental Health brings together 6 chapters from new and recent books for counselors and psychotherapists who work with LGBTQ+ clients of all ages. 

05/06/2021

A beloved author.

Love, Hate, and Ambivalence | Freud Museum London 05/03/2021

Love, Hate, and Ambivalence | Freud Museum London

For a Zoom-event sponsored by the Freud Museum in London, on Sat. June 12th, Carol Owens and Stephanie Swales will speak about ambivalence, Dany Nobus will speak about love, and Patricia Gherovici will speak about hate. Registration is available via a pay-what-you-can donation to the Museum, which has been struggling since the onset of the pandemic. I hope that some of you unambivalently want to attend!

Love, Hate, and Ambivalence | Freud Museum London Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can basis, with a suggested donation of £10. Proceeds go on to help the Museum at this difficult time. All

FREE SERIES: The Latest Interventions for Treating Trauma 04/29/2021

FREE SERIES: The Latest Interventions for Treating Trauma

In this free, 5-part master series, Bessel van der Kolk, Pat Ogden, Peter Levine, Dan Siegel, Stephen Porges and more come together to give you the most effective interventions to help clients heal from trauma.

Check it out ➡️ https://www.nicabm.com/program/fb-treating-trauma-master-5/?d=fbo1390.1.d

FREE SERIES: The Latest Interventions for Treating Trauma A 5-Module Series on the Treatment of Trauma

04/26/2021

Boon Boona Coffee ... yum! Thanks for a great start to the week.

Cornerstones of Attachment Research 03/11/2021

Cornerstones of Attachment Research

A wonderful free resource on attachment sciences.

Cornerstones of Attachment Research This is an open access title available under the terms of a [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International] licence. It is free to read at Oxford Clinical Psychology Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.Attachment theory is among the most popular theories of human so...

Writer Andrew Solomon Wins Journalism Award From American Psychoanalytic Association | APsaA 02/09/2021

Writer Andrew Solomon Wins Journalism Award From American Psychoanalytic Association | APsaA

To one of our greatest thinkers, authors and teachers. Congrats!

Writer Andrew Solomon Wins Journalism Award From American Psychoanalytic Association | APsaA New York, NY (February 05, 2021) – The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) will present its 2021 Award for Excellence in Journalism to writer Andrew Solomon for his article, “Grieving for the Therapist Who Taught Me How to Grieve” in the March 2020 issue of The New Yorker.

01/08/2021

New process group starting at ROCC McKinney.....

Advanced Psychoanalytic Patient Care Program 12/15/2020

Advanced Psychoanalytic Patient Care Program

Calling all LPCs, MFTs, LMSWs and LCSWs!!!! You opinion, feedback and interest are needed regarding a potential advanced training opportunity in attachment theory and psychoanalytic theory. Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey, and please pass along to anyone else who might be interested, near and far.

https://app.qpointsurvey.com/s/pofq84gwu9iiauee

Advanced Psychoanalytic Patient Care Program Welcome. Thank you for taking the time to give your thoughtful and important input today. Please read the following carefully before proceeding.The Texas Institute of Professional Psychology is currently seeking approval (license) from the Texas Workforce Commission to offer a course of instruction....

11/28/2020

"This is the first, wildest, and wisest thing I know, that the soul exists and that it is built entirely out of attentiveness." —Mary Oliver, an astonishing poet and teacher.

11/22/2020

“All Of us, from the cradle to the grave, are happiest when life is organized as a series of excursions, long or short, from the secure base provided by our attachment figure(s)” (John Bowlby, 1988)

Safe travels everyone, everywhere.

09/24/2020

Dak Prescott and Hayden Hurst share a moment

Speak up. Speak out. There is hope and there is help.

Talk To Someone Now 09/14/2020

Talk To Someone Now

1-800-273-8255. En Espanol: 1-888-628-9454. September is Su***de Awareness Month. The National Su***de Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States. The Lifeline is comprised of a national network of over 170 local crisis centers, combining custom local care and resources with national standards and best practices. You are not alone!

Talk To Someone Now If you’re thinking about su***de, are worried about a friend or loved one, or would like emotional support, the Lifeline network is available 24/7 across the United States.

08/31/2020

Free webinar from some of our greatest teachers.

On TUESDAY, SEPT. 1st. at 3:00 PM Central, I’ll be on a webinar with three of my favorite people.

Sharon Salzberg, a long-time leader in the field of meditation, has just published a new book called “Real Change.” It’s a superb guidebook on how to use mindfulness to build inner strength, find balance, and help create a better world.

We’ll be joined by my friends Valarie Kaur (“See No Stranger"), and Jerry Colonna (“Reboot") in a live panel discussion on these questions: What does it mean to heal the heart of democracy? What does it mean to heal ourselves? What does love have to do with it?

At https://wisdom2.zoom.us/my/wisdom2 you can join us on Zoom free for nuthin'! If you can’t join us live, the recorded session will be at https://www.youtube.com/user/Wisdom2conf within a few hours of the live session. Hope to see you at 3:00 PM Central tomorrow!

[Check out Sharon's “Real Change” at https://tinyurl.com/y6zkqosm.]

08/28/2020

Please share with any family with minor children in both Dallas and Denton counties. We’ve had several calls from Families needing help to navigate the new school year, creating school, home, work balance. We can offer both free virtual family sessions as well as parent support to help smooth out this school year. Up to 10 free sessions. Eligibility is not income based.

08/14/2020

So many great resources come out of Dr. Tina Payne Bryson’s work.

I'm really excited to be speaking (virtually) to my own neighborhood and community next week about PARENTING DURING THE PANDEMIC. The event is free and open to the public. All you have to do is RSVP (link below). And at the RSVP link, you can buy a signed copy of my book with Dan Siegel, THE POWER OF SHOWING UP.

Here are the details:

After a spring and summer of unprecedented events, there has never been a more important time to consider what kids and teens need to thrive. Right now, many students are feeling anxious, sad, chaotic, disappointed, angry, or withdrawn. Others seem fine or might even seem to be doing better. Regardless, as parents, particularly with more months ahead of distance learning, restricted social life, and an absence of scheduled activities, we worry about our kids' mental health, their long-term development, and their future. How do we navigate these uncertain times to minimize the damage and to maximize optimal development? Is there anything we can do to create a buffer that protects our kids? And what if we as parents don’t feel like we have the capacity to parent well right now?

The good news is that over 50 years of cross-cultural research has proven pretty clearly what kids need most, both in "normal" times and when the world seems like it's been turned upside down. In her most recent book, THE POWER OF SHOWING UP (co-authored with Dan Siegel), Poly parent Tina Payne Bryson shares the latest brain and attachment research, which clearly demonstrates how best to make a difference in the lives of children we care about—we simply need to show up.

In this presentation, Dr. Bryson will discuss what showing up means, sharing stories and simple strategies for honoring the Four S’s (helping kids feel secure, seen, soothed, and safe). She'll discuss practical advice for supporting anxious kids, hitting the reset button on parenting, and creating a safe harbor at home for children of all ages. Using her trademark warmth and humor, she'll lead us in an exploration of how our whole community can thrive this school year, while also preparing ourselves for whatever comes next.

RSVP link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8GLJ3OrNecCo-ZPOSH869DzQsUutsR8O37dv_tp69GSHU4w/viewform

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1221 Abrams Rd., Suite 325
Richardson, TX
75081

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