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Acceptance as a Process- A Therapist’s True Struggle

I am just going to put it out there. I am a therapist, and I am not always accepting or nonjudgmental of everyone. Try as I might, there are times when I am judgmental of others (like the driver that cut me off this m...

Orlando Strong: Where Do We Go From Here?

Many questions always arise after an attack. Why did the shooter do it? Should we have known this could happen? What can we do to stop it from happening again in the future?

It’s difficult for us to struggle with the unknown and...

Domestic Violence Among Celebrities and in Our Community


Domestic violence, or DV, is another topic that many people don’t like to talk about (see this article for the other main topic of avoidance). DV is something that happens to other people, never to us. This feeli...

How to Safeguard Your Teen from Suicide



Suicide rates are on the rise, and the teen population is the most at risk. Recent data shows that while suicide is still highest for middle-aged men, the population of adolescent girls ages 10 to 14 showed the highest percentag...

Dallas Therapists and Counselors- Choosing the Right One for You or Your Child


There are hundreds of counselors, therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists in the Dallas area. It can be extremely exhausting trying to narrow down the field and choose a therapist that...


April- Sexual Assault Awareness Month


This blog post is dedicated to the topic of sexual assault and sexual abuse in honor of April being the national Sexual Assault Awareness Month. It’s a topic that makes many people uncomfortable, but we can no longer afford to avo...

Stress (the other S word)

Long-term, chronic stress has many negative effects on the physical body. Most people are familiar with the physical signs- headaches, stomach aches, not being able to sleep, weight gain or loss, etc. This is pretty much old news. But what abou...

What is Play Therapy?


This is one of the most common questions that gets asked at the HeadFirst office: What exactly is play therapy? Is it just someone playing with my kid? The short answer- no. It’s much more than that. Play therapy is the most developmentally approp...

Hi! Welcome to the new HeadFirst Counseling blog. At HeadFirst one of our goals is to help change the way people talk and think about mental health by working to remove the stigma of mental illness. This blog is dedicated to that purpose- to shed a new light on mental...

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