Efforts to Decrease Bullying in Dallas, TX www.stompoutbullying.org 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 the engagement in any behavior with the intent to harm another person- emotionally, mentally, physically, or socially. There have been a lot of new documentaries lately promoting the dangers of bullying, but th
New Therapy Groups at HeadFirst Counseling! We are pleased to announce that HeadFirst Counseling is now offering group therapy for select populations of our clients. Group therapy can further enhance and speed along growth and progress in individual therapy, or is sometimes a stand alone treatment. Group therapy is also more cost effective and is a welcome alternative for some clients looking to receive therapy services but aren’t able to commit to weekly individual sessions.
As the summer months are approaching and schedules and routines of the school year are being disrupted, we like to be as prepared as possible in the case of an emergency. Many students that were receiving support services in school suddenly feel alone and isolated once summer hits, and depression rates and suicide rates tend to go up. With that being said, we wanted to take a moment to make sure you have the resources for help over the summer (and anytime) if you, your child,
HeadFirst Counseling and Heads Together- Working to End the Stigma Around Mental Health At HeadFirst Counseling, part of the work we do is to educate people about the importance of mental health and using therapeutic services in a proactive and preventative way to increase overall wellbeing. We now know so much about how our emotional and mental health is connected not only to our physical health, but our academic performance, stress levels, and cognitive functioning. The mor
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 appropriate way of providing therapeutic services with children. Play therapists believe that play is the child’s language, and the toys are their words. Young children primarily think and process information symbolic
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 illness and to help you understand and appreciate the complexities and uniqueness of different people, ways of being, and interacting with others. This blog will provide you with answers to the questions such as