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Michael J Salas, Counselor

Michael J Salas
Counselor

Michael J. Salas is a therapist who is in private practice in Dallas, TX. He is the owner and founder of Vantage Point Counseling Services, which is a group practice that…... Read more
3300 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 415, Dallas, Texas, 75219
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Relationship Advice: Rekindling Passion When It Fizzles

Relationship Advice: Rekindling Passion When It Fizzles

For most of us, as time passes, the excitement and intense passion that we experienced early on in our ...
Charity Hagains , Counselor

Charity Hagains
Counselor

Charity Hagains is the Co-Founder of Noyau Wellness Center. She is a highly respected, educated, trained, and experienced Senior Therapist and Coach.... Read more
5445 La Sierra Dr #200, Dallas, Texas, 75231
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And Two Shall Become Two: Practicing Positive Self Care in Your Marriage

And Two Shall Become Two: Practicing Positive Self Care in Your Marriage

And two shall become one. It s a beautiful phrase spoken at most wedding ceremonies. We have come up ...
LaWanda N Evans, Counselor

LaWanda N Evans
Counselor

LaWanda is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the owner of LNE Unlimited. She focuses on transforming the lives of women through counseling, coaching and speaking. She…... Read more
6060 N. Central Expressway, Suite 460 , Dallas, Texas, 75206
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Building Intimacy Through Listening

Building Intimacy Through Listening

How many times have you and your mate engaged in a conversation and you both felt like you were not being ...
Is the Lack of Communication Keeping You from Getting Closer in Your Relationship?

Is the Lack of Communication Keeping You from Getting Closer in Your Relationship?

Relationships have the tendency to be very complicated at times, due to the lack of or because of ineffective ...
Melanie Wells, Counselor

Melanie Wells
Counselor

Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a clinical fellow of the ... Read more
3303 Lee Pkwy #102, Dallas, Texas, TX 75219

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The Five C’s - 5 Keys to Communication for Couples

The Five C’s - 5 Keys to Communication for Couples

In the twenty five years, I ve been working with couples, I can say with confidence that most of them ...
Mary A Patton, LPCC, Clinical Counselor

Mary A Patton, LPCC
Clinical Counselor

Thank you for your interest in my psychological services. My educational background includes a Masters degree in Professional Counseling, a Masters degree in ... Read more
1910 Pacific Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75201
Julie Carbery, LPCC, Clinical Counselor

Julie Carbery, LPCC
Clinical Counselor

Dr. Carbery has over 30 years experience, counseling children, adolescents and co-parents.  She considers herself an advocate for children and testifies in ... Read more
Carbery Center for Child Development 6060 North Central Expy Suite 222 Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 75206

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Date Nights, Vacations, and Couple Retreats - Why Are They so Important

Date Nights, Vacations, and Couple Retreats - Why Are They so Important

I have a date with a hot man tonight. I put on my party dress, favorite fragrance, and shake my hair ...
Jeremy Edge, LPCC, Clinical Counselor

Jeremy Edge, LPCC
Clinical Counselor

Jeremy is a licensed professional counselor who received his B.A. in Psychology at UT Tyler and M.A. in Community Counseling at UT San Antonio. He has six ... Read more
10260 North Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas, 75231

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How Does Screen Time Affect Your Marriage?

How Does Screen Time Affect Your Marriage?

Screens get in the way of our relationship with our partner. At the end of a long day, most of us find ...

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Find the Perfect Therapist in Dallas

There’s nothing wrong in seeking help. You sometimes just need someone to talk to, to share your problems with and get to the roots in a secure, confident environment. Therapists are all ears to you!

Life’s all about taking the next step forward. A new relationship, a new career, relocation, finances or family, at times, can be a bit unnerving and challenging, so, it’s absolutely normal to seek assistance.

Therapy is incredibly effective for people with mental health conditions and it’s worth it even if you don’t have any medical issue.

Therapy is a magnificently versatile tool, it isn’t just the answer to impregnable relationships troubles. It is also the answer to trivial, seemingly inconsequential issues encountered in a relationship. Therapy shouldn’t be the last resort to salvage a bond but the stepping stone to nip surfacing issues in the bud.

How can I set goals for therapy?

Now that you are here seeking help, you have passed the first hurdle. Congratulations! But therapists do not have magic wands, they can’t make our problems vanish in thin air. Don’t let ungrounded expectations make your therapy sessions fruitless. Be objective about what it is that your desire from therapy. For that, you need to set to goals. Goal setting is important because it equips you to make a smooth transition from a messy headspace to a clearer state of mind.

Here are some things to consider when setting SMART goals for therapy-

Specific- Set specific goals. Chalk out the specific pain points of your relationship and aim to resolve them through therapy.

Measurable- Make sure that the goals are measurable. For instance, if you are not spending enough time with each other, you can set goals like going out on a date at least once a week.

Attainable- Be realistic when setting goals, they should be attainable. Talk to your therapist and get a fair idea of what you should be able to achieve through therapy. Then, set goals accordingly.

Relevant- The goals should be relevant. Say for an example, if you and your partner have pent up resentment, then setting goals like going on date nights is not going to help. You have to set relevant goals that will help to resolve the existing resentment Again, talk to your therapist about the kind of goals you should have.

Time frame- Set a realistic time frame when setting a goal. Keep in mind your current relationship dynamics. Years of accumulated damage in a relationship can’t be repaired overnight.

Though therapy offers the required assistance to sail through miniscule issues to deeper marital hiccups, resolving tiffs before they fester into graver problems can save you from the forthcoming pain and heartbreak.

However, even if you’re facing serious personal conflict or mental health issues in your life, you don’t have to feel hopeless! Remember, this too shall pass.

All you need to do is talk to a licensed therapist. Finding a therapist can be overwhelming, but not here. We help you find the right therapist for you, in your city.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?

It’s easy to tell if your therapist:

  • Is located in your area.
  • Specializes in your issue.
  • Behaves ethically, shows professional and empathic behavior.
  • Talks about confidentiality and emergency protocol.
  • Recommends therapy that never conflicts your values and beliefs.
  • Never overshares and knows boundaries.
  • Listens you, remembers key facts and concerns.
  • Is trustworthy and likeable.
  • makes you feel everything is ‘right’.

Not sure what questions to ask a therapist

These sample questions may help you.

  • My problem is [Your Problem]. How would you go about treating that?
  • How will my confidentiality be assured?
  • How available are you, even beyond the sessions?
  • What are your fees?
  • Do you accept insurance?
  • How long do you typically work with clients?
  • Does your therapy more focused on past or present?

What can be my treatment options?

Ask your therapist about your treatment options, like medication, dietary changes, lifestyle changes or alternative healing therapies. You therapist will discuss each treatment option in detail, along with their pros and cons.