Counseling at Life Solutions of Dallas-Fort Worth


Counseling utilizing research-proven techniques helps children, teens, adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, mood disorders, eating disorders, OCD, personality issues, and trauma.

Also known as psychotherapy, counseling is a form of treatment that involves therapeutic conversations and interactions between a therapist and an individual or family. Dr. Davenport utilizes research-based psychotherapy to help children, adolescents, adults, and families understand and develop skills to resolve problems, modify behavior, and make positive changes in their lives.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) helps improve an individual’s moods, anxiety and behavior by examining confused or distorted patterns of thinking.  More than just “talk therapy” CBT involves teaching children, teens, adults, and families specific strategies to deal with their emotions. 

  • Dr. Davenport teaches individuals how to identify harmful thought patterns, feelings, and behaviors.  They then learn to replace this thinking with realistic thoughts  and problem solving strategies that can result in improved feelings and behaviors. 

  • Dr. Davenport also teaches individuals how to utilize distress tolerance and emotional control strategies when they are experiencing extreme emotions and unable to recognize their unrealistic thoughts.

Research shows that CBT can be effective in treating a variety of conditions, including depression and anxiety. Recent research shows that CBT is a viable intervention to address executive functions related to ADHD. 

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a process Dr. Davenport uses with teens, young adults, and adults who are resistant, or ambivalent to change.  The spirit of motivational interviewing is one of partnership, acceptance, compassion, and strengths-based collaborative questioning in order to identify and act on the client’s motivations for change.  It is a person-centered counseling style designed to strengthen personal motivation and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy focuses on helping the family function in more positive and constructive ways by exploring patterns of communication, improving problem-solving skills, and providing support and education about specific strengths and needs. Family therapy sessions can include the child or adolescent along with parents, siblings, and/or other significant family members. Family focused therapy has been shown to be effective in treating symptoms of mood disorders.

 

Click here for information from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry about psychotherapy for children and adolescents and research-based psychotherapies.

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Christian Counseling is available to families and individuals who want to integrate their Christian faith with psychotherapy focused on Biblical life principles.