As licensed professionals, Denette Mann, LPC-S, RPT-S and Gretchen Manes, LPC work with children, teens, adults and families who are struggling with anxiety, stress management, relationship problems and emotional trauma.
We incorporate play therapy with children and pet therapy with the help of Shaq, our resident maltipoo.
We help children and adults learn how to deal more effectively with situations in their lives such as:
- childhood abuse
Expressing ourselves through counseling, gives us the potential to learn and grow in many ways. This benefit transcends into your personal relationships with others and your overall quality of life.
Nowadays we are all trying to get a lot done in a small amount of time. There’s pressure to produce and quite frankly, we think we’re working on something important all the time. Brain science tells us that 50% of the time, our mind is wandering into the future or past, trying to find things that went wrong, that need to be fixed. The survival part of our brain naturally looks unconsciously for danger within our environment – every 4 seconds.
Bottom line: much of our lifetime is consumed by the wandering mind.
We help individuals and companies develop a mindfulness practice so they can understand the nature of their wandering mind, train it to calm down and be more present. Benefits of Mindful Self-compassion include wellness, improved job performance and better relationships, including the relationship with self.
We invite you to explore one of our workshops around living better with mindfulness.
Denette is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor, Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, National Certified Counselor and Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapist. She is often accompanied by her team of therapy dogs, a miniature poodle, ‘Bailey’ and a maltipoo, ‘Shaq.’
A large part of Denette’s therapy work includes Interpersonal Neurobiology, Mindfulness, and Mindful Self-Compassion, Denette is the first teacher in Dallas-Ft. Worth to be certified by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, co-founded by Kristin Neff, Ph.D. and Christopher Germer, Ph.D. Denette regularly speaks to groups on on a variety of topics such as Attachment, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Trauma and Mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion.
Gretchen is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor.
As a therapist, Gretchen has a broad range of experience from supporting children, adolescents, and adults through life transitions to helping individuals heal from the effects of complex trauma.