Skeptical that counseling can work? Been in therapy before and didn't see anything getting better? Consider this first before throwing in the towel.
You will be asked to do exercises : both inside the session and outside. These may include journal writing, communication exercises and role- play. Children will likely receive play therapy that is focused on their issues. Parents of adolescents and children can be expected to have conferences before every appointment to ask questions and help ensure that sessions work on current goals.
Sessions are 45 minutes long.
Melanie Skipper-Relyea has more than 20 years of mental health experience.
Melanie holds a Masters in Human Relations, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Board-approved LPC Supervisor, and is a National Certified Counselor. Licensed since 1998, she has worked extensively in the areas of family violence-related trauma with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Melanie's work experience includes hotline support, drug treatment, foster care, group therapy, and working with court-mandated families. She has lived and practiced in the Best Southwest Dallas area since 1999.