Origins Counseling Dallas

Origins Counseling Dallas

Origins Counseling Dallas is a licensed provider of substance use disorder treatment and continuing care services for men and women. Our mission is to provide a clear path to a life of healing and restoration.

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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Is Group Therapy as Effective as Individual Therapy? 14/04/2022

Is Group Therapy as Effective as Individual Therapy?

Personality types can shape how you see different types of therapy. In this blog post, learn the benefits of both group and individual therapy and how they can be integrated during addiction recovery treatment.

Is Group Therapy as Effective as Individual Therapy? Personality types can shape how you see different types of therapy. People who are generally social may feel more comfortable in a group setting. Someone

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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/

07/04/2022

What is a Team Concept?

In this video with Origins Counseling Dallas’ Clinical Director Shea Hetherington-Barakatt, LCSW, LCDC, learn the importance of a treatment team when it comes to getting the best care for mental health or substance use disorders.

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Being kind can help create a sense of belonging and reduce feelings of isolation. Not only that, kindness is contagious. When other people see you do something good, they may feel more motivated to follow suit, which can help to make the world a happier place.

Benefits of Trauma Therapy 31/03/2022

Benefits of Trauma Therapy

For some people, past traumatic experiences can keep them from living a full, healthy life. Unfortunately, unresolved trauma has a way of creeping into every aspect of your life: work, home, relationships. In this blog post, learn some of the causes of trauma and the benefits of intensive trauma therapy.

Benefits of Trauma Therapy For anyone living with trauma, managing it for years may feel like performing a one-person show. You’re handling everything on your own, perhaps afraid to

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If you are an Origins Behavioral HealthCare alum in the Dallas area, join us on April 21st at Terry Black’s BBQ for food, fun, and fellowship. Our Alumni Team will be there to eat some brisket and celebrate recovery alongside you.

For questions, contact the alumni team at [email protected].

5 Reasons to Get Therapy for Depression 24/03/2022

5 Reasons to Get Therapy for Depression

Untreated depression can affect a person’s physical health and well-being, relationships, and employment. In addition, it may lead to misuse of drugs and alcohol as forms of self-medication. In this blog post, learn the five benefits of therapy for depression.

5 Reasons to Get Therapy for Depression No matter how independent you feel you are, attempting to handle depression solo can have consequences. Responses to untreated depression can be

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3 Reasons to Feel your Emotions:
✔️ 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.

Different Types of Stress 17/03/2022

Different Types of Stress

Stress is an unavoidable fact of life, and everyone experiences it at some point. Knowing how to handle stress effectively is essential. Learn more about stress and tips for coping with it in this blog post.

Different Types of Stress Stress is an unavoidable fact of life, and everyone experiences it at some point. However, knowing how to handle it effectively is essential. Before

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Did you know gratitude has many positive benefits? People who express gratitude regularly for the positive things in their lives tend to be happier overall, resulting in lower rates of stress and depression. Gratitude can start with the idea of being grateful for sobriety and can grow throughout the recovery process.

Managing Family Dynamics During Recovery 10/03/2022

Managing Family Dynamics During Recovery

Did you know that family therapy is vital to one’s recovery? In this blog, learn about the importance of family therapy and how it benefits a loved one’s long-term sobriety.

Managing Family Dynamics During Recovery One of the most important elements of sustaining recovery is having family support during and after treatment. It’s why there’s so much emphasis on

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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 oversee and assist with the general clinical operations of Origins Counseling Center and Windhaven House.

Find more information here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/948445

What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders 03/03/2022

What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders

Did you know that about 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States have had an eating disorder at some point in their lives? An eating disorder is a complex mental health issue requiring medical and psychological assistance to alter its course. Learn more about recognizing the signs of an eating disorder and how to get help in this blog.

What You Need to Know About Eating Disorders The National Eating Disorders Association estimates about 20 million women and 10 million men in the United States have or had an eating disorder at some

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Substance use disorders can be incredibly difficult to deal with, both for the person struggling and for their loved ones. It's hard to know what to do when someone you care about is dealing with a substance use disorder. You want to help, but you don't know how. Origins Counseling Dallas is here to help. We offer support and counseling services to people struggling with substance use disorders and their loved ones. Our counselors are experienced and compassionate, and we will work with you to find the best way to support your loved one.

24/02/2022

"Shame usually is the core of what we respond to as human beings when we actually feel 'bad'." Learn more about shame and how it differs from guilt with Shea Hetherington-Barakatt, LCSW, LCDC, Clinical Director of Origins Counseling Dallas.

Why Therapy for Addiction Might Be Your First Step to Recovery 21/02/2022

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.

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An affirmation can help you feel more motivated and confident, but you still need to take action. Consider affirmations as a step toward change, not the change itself. Substance use disorders can feel like an insurmountable obstacle, but you're not alone. Origins Counseling can help. We offer counseling services designed to help you identify the areas of your life that need change and develop a plan of action. Our experienced counselors will provide guidance and support every step of the way on your journey to recovery. Reach out now: (844) 201-0943

After Detox: How to Find the Right Intensive Outpatient Program 14/02/2022

After Detox: How to Find the Right Intensive Outpatient Program

"Any plan to stop using drugs or alcohol safely begins with detox, but the following steps are equally important. Sustaining recovery long-term requires a more comprehensive approach to finding solutions." Learn more in this blog post about how selecting the right IOP can effectively assist with long-term recovery.

After Detox: How to Find the Right Intensive Outpatient Program Any plan to stop using drugs or alcohol safely begins with detox, but the following steps are equally important. Sustaining recovery long-term requires a

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Studies suggest that thinking kind thoughts about yourself and your loved ones can improve your mental and physical health. Recovery from substance use and mental health disorders is possible. You don't have to walk through it alone. Call us today. (844) 201-0943

What is Bipolar Disorder? 07/02/2022

What is Bipolar Disorder?

People with Bipolar Disorder are able to live a healthy and fulfilling life with the right treatment plan. Discover how to recognize the signs and symptoms of Bipolar Disorder in the article below.

What is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition that results in extreme mood swings, including emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).

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They say practice makes perfect, but what about progress? It can be easy to be hard on ourselves when we make a misstep but remember: progress is progress. If you need help on your journey toward progress, we are here for you at (844) 201-0943.

5 Key Benefits of Sobriety That No One Talks About 02/02/2022

5 Key Benefits of Sobriety That No One Talks About

If you were asked to name a benefit of sobriety, what would your answer be? In this blog, we're going to explore some advantages you probably haven't considered yet.

5 Key Benefits of Sobriety That No One Talks About If you were asked to name a benefit of sobriety, what would you mention as your first answer? For some people, it might be related to what they see as

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A change of scenery or a change of pace is good for your mental health. If you or a loved one are suffering and looking for a change, reach out to our admissions team at (844) 201-0943.

Confronting Transference and Countertransference 24/01/2022

Confronting Transference and Countertransference

Join us for "CONFRONTING TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE," a free virtual CEU event presented by Origins Counseling Dallas' Clinical Director, Shea Hetherington-Barakatt, MA, LCSW, LCDC.

When: January 27th, from 11A - 1P CST
Where: Virtually
Earn: 2 free CEUs

Learning Objectives:
- Define transference and countertransference
- Identify 3 ways both transference and countertransference impact clinical practice
- Create a plan with 4 techniques to deal with transference and countertransference when they show up in practice
Register now: https://bit.ly/3HCfq6L

Confronting Transference and Countertransference Shea Barakatt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She has worked in residential treatment for over 14 years. She earned both her bachelor’s in sociology and her master’s in clinical soci...

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How Does Intensive Outpatient Treatment Benefit Women? 13/01/2022

How Does Intensive Outpatient Treatment Benefit Women?

For women seeking recovery for the first time or transitioning to living independently following an inpatient program, an Intensive Outpatient Program can provide a supportive next step. In this blog, learn how an Intensive Outpatient Program can benefit women with substance use disorders

How Does Intensive Outpatient Treatment Benefit Women? The emergence of virtual outpatient programming for addiction is giving people with substance use disorders an alternative means of beginning the steps towards a lasting recovery.

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Origins' free Family Support Group is held weekly on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. via Zoom. The Family Support Group is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Meeting ID: 886 0165 6349 Password: Support

Confronting Transference and Countertransference - TPN.health 05/01/2022

Confronting Transference and Countertransference - TPN.health

Join us for "CONFRONTING TRANSFERENCE AND COUNTERTRANSFERENCE," a free virtual CEU event presented by Origins Counseling Dallas' Clinical Director, Shea Hetherington-Barakatt, MA, LCSW, LCDC.

When: January 27th, from 11A - 1P CST
Where: Virtually
Earn: 2 free CEUs

Learning Objectives:

- Define transference and countertransference
- Identify 3 ways both transference and countertransference impact clinical practice
- Create a plan with 4 techniques to deal with transference and countertransference when they show up in practice

Register now: https://bit.ly/3HCfq6L

Confronting Transference and Countertransference - TPN.health Shea Barakatt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). She has worked in residential treatment for over 14 years. She earned both her bachelor’s in sociology and her master’s in clinical soci...

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Compared to an average weekend night, there are 71% more crashes with drugs or alcohol as a contributing factor between December 31st at 6pm and January 1st at 6am. Be safe this New Years. And remember help is here if you need it, (844) 250-9228.

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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.


  • Co-occurring disorders/dual diagnoses

  • Trauma and PTSD
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    What is a Team Concept?
    What is Bipolar Disorder?
    What is Mindfulness?
    What is Anxiety?
    How do I know if my loved ones needs treatment?
    The Importance of Continuing Care
    Origins' Alumni Reunion
    Thank You Mental Health Professionals
    Origins Counseling Dallas

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    Monday 09:30 - 20:00
    Tuesday 09:30 - 20:00
    Wednesday 09:30 - 20:00
    Thursday 09:30 - 20:00
    Friday 09:30 - 20:00