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Efforts to Decrease Bullying in Dallas, TX


It is a known fact that bullying is widespread. It is in our schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, social circles, and sometimes in our own homes. Bullying takes many forms, but the general definition is...

Parenting and Adoption Resources in Dallas, TX- HeadFirst Counseling

There has been a lot of talk during the Rio Olympics regarding Simone Biles and her parents. It was hurtful and heartbreaking to see the tweet from an NBC broadcaster discrediting Simone's parents and...


It seems the word codependent is thrown around quite a bit these days- but what does it actually mean? How do I know if I am codependent? The definition of codependency is so broad these days that many dysfunctional relationships are categorized as codepend...

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...

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...

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...

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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