Origins Counseling Dallas

Origins Counseling Dallas

Origins Counseling Dallas is a licensed provider of substance use disorder treatment and continuing No matter where you live, we can reach you.

Origins Counseling, based in Dallas, Texas, offers in-person and virtual treatment for men, women, and families. We serve everyone—from business professionals and stay-at-home moms to young college students. With compassion and expertise, our gifted therapists can empower you with the tools you need to embrace a whole, healthy life. We offer an array of customized programs that can be delivered in

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Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX 03/10/2022

Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX

Origins' Family Support Group is a free virtual meeting that occurs every Tuesday (11:00 AM CST/12:00 PM EST) and Wednesday (6:00 PM CST/7:00 PM EST) for one hour via Zoom. Our Family Support Group is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, visit: https://www.originsrecovery.com/family-area/family-program-resources/

Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX Our outpatient treatment location in Dallas, Texas, makes Origins Counseling a safe and convenient place to begin your journey to recovery. Our Outpatient Program and IOP for men and women is ideal for those seeking a nurturing environment that supports recovery for the entire family.

Why Therapy for Addiction Might Be Your First Step to Recovery 29/09/2022

Why Therapy for Addiction Might Be Your First Step to Recovery

"For some people, the thought of starting rehab can feel like jumping into the deep end of a pool." Counseling services for substance use disorders can be the first step towards recovery for those who don't feel ready for inpatient treatment options. Learn more about the benefits of therapy services in this blog post.

Why Therapy for Addiction Might Be Your First Step to Recovery It’s possible to receive therapy for substance use and mental health disorders at the same time. Learn about the options and programs available to you today.

Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX 26/09/2022

Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX

Congratulations to all of our alumni celebrating sober birthdays in September! We will be recognizing birthdays during our Virtual Thursday Night Alumni Meeting. Join us on the last Thursday of the month (September 29) at 7 pm. Guests are welcome.

If you would like to be recognized (or want the link to the virtual meeting), please contact the Alumni Team at [email protected].

Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX Our outpatient treatment location in Dallas, Texas, makes Origins Counseling a safe and convenient place to begin your journey to recovery. Our Outpatient Program and IOP for men and women is ideal for those seeking a nurturing environment that supports recovery for the entire family.

How to Support a Loved One with an Eating Disorder 22/09/2022

How to Support a Loved One with an Eating Disorder

The name “eating disorder” tends to imply that food is the issue for a person. The truth is, the act of eating (or not eating) becomes an outward behavior connected to what’s motivating it underneath. This blog post teaches how to support a loved one suffering from an eating disorder.

How to Support a Loved One with an Eating Disorder The name "eating disorder" tends to imply that food is the issue for a person. The truth is, the act of eating (or not eating) becomes an outward behavior

19/09/2022

Do Thoughts Affect Behavior?

If we change our thoughts, can we change our life? The answer is yes! In this video with Origins Counseling Dallas’ Clinical Director Shea Hetherington-Barakatt, LCSW, LCDC, learn how changing your thoughts affects your behaviors and your life.

Does Giving Up Alcohol Improve Mental Health? 15/09/2022

Does Giving Up Alcohol Improve Mental Health?

Research shows an improvement in mental health for those who quit drinking alcohol. Learn more about the benefits of giving up alcohol in this blog post.

Does Giving Up Alcohol Improve Mental Health? Ways your mental health can improve once you’ve quit drinking.

Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX 12/09/2022

Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX

It's important to take care of yourself when it comes to your mental health. Self-care can help you manage stress, reduce your risk of illness, and increase your energy level. Daily self-care can have a huge impact, even when it is small.

Origins Behavioral HealthCare Brings Services to Dallas, TX Our outpatient treatment location in Dallas, Texas, makes Origins Counseling a safe and convenient place to begin your journey to recovery. Our Outpatient Program and IOP for men and women is ideal for those seeking a nurturing environment that supports recovery for the entire family.

Types of Groups and Counseling for Recovery 08/09/2022

Types of Groups and Counseling for Recovery

Many forms of support are available for people in recovery. In this blog post, learn about individual, group, and family therapy and find out which could be right for you.

Types of Groups and Counseling for Recovery Support groups and individual counseling for recovery are a valuable part of the process for people with substance use disorders. Each type of group

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National Su***de Prevention Week runs from September 4–10. It's a time to raise public awareness and funds to support su***de prevention, provide support for those who've lost loved ones, and advocate for critical mental health and su***de prevention legislation.

If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of su***de, don't suffer in silence. Reach out to the 988 Su***de & Crisis Lifeline for help. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors who will listen, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
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Mental Health Care in Texas: What You Need to Know 01/09/2022

Mental Health Care in Texas: What You Need to Know

It’s a startling statistic: 56% of people needing mental health help in the U.S. cannot get it. Going untreated for months or years can affect their ability to stay employed, maintain relationships, practice self-care, live independently, or have a home. Learn how the personalized approach to mental health care from Origins Counseling Dallas is helping to change lives in this blog post.

Mental Health Care in Texas: What You Need to Know A shortage of mental health workers may make it difficult for a loved one of yours to find mental health care in Texas. A lack of access to mental health

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August 31st is North TX Overdose Awareness Day!

Join the North Texas Overdose Awareness event on Wed., August 31st, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Denton Courthouse on the Square at 110 W. Hickory St., Denton, TX.

This event will help to promote awareness, unite and educate the community, provide support and resources for those struggling with substance use disorders, reduce the stigma, and remember those lost to overdose.

Working together, we can spread awareness and unite the community in the fight to end overdose. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/NorthTexasIOAD/.

How to Talk about Trauma in Therapy: Three Expert Tips 25/08/2022

How to Talk about Trauma in Therapy: Three Expert Tips

Unresolved trauma can affect a person’s health and well-being for decades. It can be a factor in their substance use disorder, too. Learn three tips for talking about trauma in this blog post.

How to Talk about Trauma in Therapy: Three Expert Tips When you have spent years trying to block out intense and painful experiences, talking openly about them doesn’t come easily. For trauma survivors, this

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Congratulations to all of our alumni celebrating sober birthdays in August! We will be recognizing birthdays during our Virtual Thursday Night Alumni Meeting. Join us on the last Thursday of the month, August 25, at 7 pm. Guests are welcome.

If you would like to be recognized (or want the link to the virtual meeting), please contact the Alumni Team at [email protected].

Mood Disorders: What You Need to Know 18/08/2022

Mood Disorders: What You Need to Know

Mood disorders are not always easy to spot. They can often be mistaken for other conditions or simply chalked up to a bad day. This blog post will discuss four common types of mood disorders and provide information on how to seek help if needed.

Mood Disorders: What You Need to Know Mood disorders are mental health conditions that involve changes in how a person feels, thinks, and handles daily activities. There are several types of

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We all have days when we are not kind or patient with ourselves. This can be especially true for those living in active addiction. There isn't anything wrong with reaching out for the help you need. So for today, try a little self-kindness, and know that we are here to support you when you are ready: 844.201.0943

Benefits of IOP after Detox 11/08/2022

Benefits of IOP after Detox

Finishing a detox program should be seen as the first step in a longer process of sustaining recovery. In this blog post, learn what makes attending an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) after detox beneficial for those struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Benefits of IOP after Detox Going to detox or residential treatment is an essential first step to recovery when suffering from a substance use disorder. This step needs to be

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It's a small world sometimes. We never know who we may inspire by our actions toward our own wellness and recovery. Inspire someone today!

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The feeling of being worthy does not mean that you feel superior to others. It simply means that you respect yourself and know that you deserve respect. Your life, time, and space are valuable to you.

Benefits of Group Therapy 28/07/2022

Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy is a place for support and accountability. In this blog post, learn the benefits of group therapy for those with substance use disorders.

Benefits of Group Therapy At a time when isolation and social distancing have been a standard practice for more than a year, the idea of returning to group activities may seem

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Don't forget! Our Open House and Ribbon-Cutting for Restored Path Detox is tomorrow. We would love to see you there!

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Alumni in the Dallas area, join us tonight for food, bowling, FUN, and fellowship at 7:00 pm at Pinstack - Las Colinas, 2750 W. Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy., Irving, TX 75063.

Contact the alumni team at [email protected] to RSVP.

Restored Path Detox is Coming Soon to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex 18/07/2022

Restored Path Detox is Coming Soon to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

We are pleased to announce that our new medical detox facility, Restored Path Detox, will open in the DFW Metroplex on August 1st. We hope this program will serve as a sanctuary for recovery and meet the critical local need for a standalone, state-of-the-art detoxification facility. Read more in our press release below, and be sure to join us at our Open House on Tuesday, July 26th.

Restored Path Detox is Coming Soon to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex This premier medical detox facility will open its doors on August 1st, 2022. Restored Path Detox will serve as a sanctuary of recovery from all types of substance use and will meet the critical local need for a standalone, state-of-the-art detoxification facility.

Mindfulness Practices for the Summer 14/07/2022

Mindfulness Practices for the Summer

The summer is an excellent time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. It’s also a perfect time to practice mindfulness skills that can help on your recovery journey from substance use disorders. Get started with these tips.

Mindfulness Practices for the Summer The summer is an excellent time to get outdoors and enjoy the weather. It's also a perfect time to practice mindfulness skills that can help on your

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The world needs kindness now more than ever. Being kind improves physical and mental health and positively impacts recovery.

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Alumni in the Dallas area, join us for Food, Bowling, FUN, and Fellowship on Thursday, July 21st at 7:00 pm at Pinstack - Las Colinas, 2750 W. Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy., Irving, TX 75063.

Contact the alumni team at [email protected] to RSVP.

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Are you passionate about helping others? Origins is looking for an Alumni Coordinator to support our alum in the Dallas area!

As the Alumni Coordinator, your primary responsibilities will be proactively communicating with and organizing events for discharged patients from Origins’ programs. For more information and to apply, visit https://originsbh.com/AlumniCoordinator

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We are pleased to announce that Origins Behavioral HealthCare will become the proud provider of detox services in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex beginning August 1st.

At Restored Path Detox, we will have one simple goal: To help each patient safely detox from substances and begin their path to recovery. Our hope is to treat each patient as a whole person, wholly capable of healing.

Please join us for our open house on July 26th from 1-6 p.m. For more information, contact Alison Merkow Watros at [email protected].

You can also visit our coming soon page here: www.restoredpathdetox.com

Navigating Anxiety in Recovery 30/06/2022

Navigating Anxiety in Recovery

Anxiety affects more than 40 million adults in the US. In this blog post, learn how to navigate anxiety in a healthy way that won’t risk long-term sobriety.

Navigating Anxiety in Recovery For many in recovery anxiety may be present. Learning to live and work through feelings of anxiousness can help you walk the path to long-lasting sobriety.

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helped sponsor the first annual Tea for Recovery event benefitting Dallas 24 Hour Club, Inc. and Friends of The 24 on June 22. Each year, the Dallas 24 Hour Club helps over 600 people get off the streets, find employment, reconnect with family members and embrace long-term recovery. We were so grateful to be a part of this fundraising event!

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Are you interested in joining a community of team members providing a clear path to a life of healing and restoration? Origins Counseling Dallas is looking for a Clinical Care Coordinator to manage the general administrative and clinical operations and provide individual and group counseling support.


Find more information here: https://originsbh.com/ClinicalCare

Why Family Therapy Is Essential for Healing from Addiction 23/06/2022

Why Family Therapy Is Essential for Healing from Addiction

Healing during recovery from a substance use disorder is never a solo act. In this blog post, learn why family therapy can be vital to your loved one’s recovery journey.

Why Family Therapy Is Essential for Healing from Addiction Healing during recovery from a substance use disorder is never a solo act. Whether a person is married or single and with or without kids, there is often

20/06/2022

What is Anxiety?

In this video, Origins Counseling Dallas’ Clinical Director Shea Hetherington-Barakatt, LCSW, LCDC, describes what anxiety looks like as well as what modalities can be used to treat it.

What to Expect in Addiction Group Therapy 16/06/2022

What to Expect in Addiction Group Therapy

Group therapy is often one of the most critical aspects of addiction treatment. It provides a safe and supportive environment for people to share their experiences and learn from others. In this blog post, learn what to expect in group therapy for substance use disorders and the benefits of participating in a group setting.

What to Expect in Addiction Group Therapy Group therapy is often one of the most critical aspects of addiction treatment. It provides a safe and supportive environment for people to share their

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3 Reasons to Feel your Feelings:
✔️ Emotional struggles often result in more suffering.
✔️ By numbing sadness, you also numb joy and happiness.
✔️ Living a full life means processing and experiencing your feelings.

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Recovery 09/06/2022

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a technique that can be used as part of a recovery plan. It’s a unique approach to “talk therapy,” where patients are given an opportunity to see how their own thoughts, feelings, and actions may be affecting their recovery. In this blog post, learn about the benefits of CBT and look at the role therapy plays in addiction recovery overall.

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Addiction Recovery Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a technique that can be used as part of a recovery plan. It’s a unique approach to “talk therapy” where patients

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Life is hard, and sometimes we all need a little help. Origins Counseling Dallas' team can provide you with the support you need to tend to your inner garden - helping you bloom into your best self.

5 Important Reasons to Continue Therapy After Rehab 02/06/2022

5 Important Reasons to Continue Therapy After Rehab

For recovery to last, it needs to be sustainable by design. One significant part of that design begins after detox or after someone completes a residential program. In this blog post, learn about the value of continuing individualized therapy and group therapy after treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs).

https://www.originscounselingdallas.com/5-important-reasons-to-continue-therapy-after-rehab/

5 Important Reasons to Continue Therapy After Rehab For recovery to last, it needs to be sustainable by design. That means the way someone learns to stay sober can be maintained over time through a specific

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Compassion helps us become less focused on ourselves, which can be especially valuable when feeling stressed or suffering from anxiety. A small act of service can make a huge difference in your own life and the life of the person you help, which can help to make the world a happier place.

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Therapist for Substance Use Disorder Treatment 26/05/2022

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Therapist for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

If you are struggling with a substance use disorder, it is imperative to find the right therapist who can help you get on the road to . In this blog post, learn some of the most important questions to ask when choosing a therapist.

https://www.originscounselingdallas.com/questions-to-ask-when-choosing-a-therapist-how-to-choose-a-therapist-for-substance-use-disorder/

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Therapist for Substance Use Disorder Treatment When you are looking for a therapist, it is important to ask the right questions. Not all therapists are created equal, and not everyone will be a good

23/05/2022

What is IOP?

In this video, Origins Counseling Dallas’ Clinical Director, Shea Hetherington-Barakatt, LCSW, LCDC, describes an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and what to expect from outpatient treatment.

Is Addiction a Mental Illness? 19/05/2022

Is Addiction a Mental Illness?

Did you know that Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are classified as mental health disorders due to the changes they make to the brain? Learn more about the relationship between substance use disorders and mental health in this blog post.

Is Addiction a Mental Illness? Learn if addiction is a mental health disorder and the steps you need to take for recovery. Read now or contact Origins today.

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Our Family Intensive on "Communication, Connection, and Boundaries" will take place in Dallas from June 3rd-5th. Our facilitator will focus on primary feelings identification and how to avoid the pitfalls of assumptions. Knowing how to communicate helps family members better identify where their responsibilities lie. As a result, it is possible to love fully while still setting boundaries.

Participants will learn about:
- Co-dependency
- Family dynamics
- Components of healthy communication

For more information or to register, visit: https://www.originscounselingdallas.com/services/family-programming/family-intensives/

What to Expect During Family Therapy: A Guide for Families 12/05/2022

What to Expect During Family Therapy: A Guide for Families

Going to family therapy can be a daunting experience. However, if you are the loved one of someone receiving treatment for a substance use disorder, family therapy can be an essential part of their recovery. In this blog, learn about the different types of family therapy, the goals of family therapy, and the family therapy process.

What to Expect During Family Therapy: A Guide for Families If you are the loved one of someone receiving treatment for a substance use disorder, family therapy can be an essential part of their recovery. Family

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If you are an Origins Behavioral HealthCare Alum in the Kerrville area, join us on May 19th at Taqueria Jalisco for food, fun, and fellowship. Our Alumni team will be there to celebrate recovery alongside you!

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Healing from the Inside Out 05/05/2022

Healing from the Inside Out

Did you know that good nutrition is key in promoting a healthy healing journey from the inside out? In this blog from Origins Counseling Dallas' Primary Counselor, Joellen Walter, learn about the effects of good nutrition.

https://www.originscounselingdallas.com/healing-from-the-inside-out/

Healing from the Inside Out One of the little known facts about recovery is how nutrition can affect your state of mind and promote a healthy healing journey for the body. There is a

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The disease of addiction can be scary. But there is hope! It starts by taking one small step on the road toward recovery. And if you need help along the way, we are here for you: 844-201-0943

Stages of Grief 28/04/2022

Stages of Grief

Grief is a natural reaction to loss and helps people adjust to the reality of the situation. In this blog post, learn about the stages of grief and stress management techniques that can help you manage your grief.

Stages of Grief Grief is a natural reaction to loss and helps people adjust to the reality of the situation. There are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining,

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Our Family Intensive on "The Family and Substance Use Disorders" will take place in Dallas from May 6th-8th. Learn about substance use disorders, how they affect individual family members, and how to understand yourself while navigating through complicated feelings.

Participants will learn about:
- Co-dependency
- Family dynamics
- Components of healthy communication

For more information or to register, visit: https://www.originscounselingdallas.com/services/family-programming/family-intensives/

What is Borderline Personality Disorder? 21/04/2022

What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

Did you know that an underlying borderline personality disorder can affect your feelings, relationships, and behavior? Learn how to recognize the signs of a borderline personality disorder in this blog post.

What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a mental illness that affects how people feel and think about themselves and others, resulting in everyday

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Origins Counseling, based in Dallas, Texas, offers in-person and virtual treatment for men, women, and families. We serve everyone—from business professionals and stay-at-home moms to young college students. With compassion and expertise, our gifted therapists can empower you with the tools you need to embrace a whole, healthy life. We offer an array of customized programs that can be delivered in-office and are also accessible online throughout Texas. No matter where you live, we can reach you.

Our team uses evidence-based therapies and interventions for substance use and co-occurring disorders, and we develop personalized treatment plans for each patient. We take everything—from your work and home life to your medical history—into account. Origins’ understanding therapists provide in-person therapy and outpatient treatment, as well as virtual services that you can access from the safety of your own home.


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