Welcome

Since 1979, we’ve been committed to one thing: Emotional Health.

Emotional health impacts virtually every aspect of our lives, and we’re dedicated to building, repairing and strengthening emotional health for people of all ages and income levels.

How do we do this?

Professional Counseling Services

Licensed professionals provide individual, family, or couples counseling. Fees fall on a sliding scale and depend on household income. Please call for services: 469-283-0242. (Do not email or leave a comment requesting services.)

Youth Programs

These services consist of individual and family counseling for young children, tweens and teens as well as educational groups. Please call for services: 469-283-0242.

Victims’ Assistance Program

The Counseling Place provides a wide range of services for victims of crime and other traumatic events. We provide professional therapy to victims who live or work in Richardson and surrounding areas. We provide in-depth advocacy for people who suffered from violent crime in the city of Richardson. Many of these services are free of charge. Our goal is to help victims recover emotionally and emerge from the crisis even stronger.

We provide these services by appointment only, so please call for assistance. We need to talk to you first to make sure we can provide you with the right kind of services at the level you need. Please do not leave a comment or email us for assistance. Call us at 469-283-0242.

We are not a walk-in clinic or a crisis center. If you are in crisis, click here for resources.

Partnership with Mental Health America

The Counseling Place is excited to announce its new partnership with Mental Health America. Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promote the overall mental health of all Americans.

Our partnership is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification, supports for those that need it, and intervention for those at risk.

Take a Free, Anonymous Screening

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When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4—we begin with prevention. When people are in the first stage of those diseases and are beginning to show signs or symptoms like a persistent cough, high blood pressure, or high blood sugar, we try immediately to reverse these symptoms. We don’t ignore them. In fact, we develop a plan of action to reverse and sometimes stop the progression of the disease. So why don’t we do the same for individuals who are dealing with potentially serious mental illness?

Screening can help catch mental health problems early—B4Stage4.

Screening is an anonymous, free and private way to learn about your mental health and if you are showing warning signs of a mental illness.

A screening only takes a few minutes, and after you are finished you will be given information about the next steps you should take based on the results. A screening is not a diagnosis, but it can be a helpful tool for starting a conversation with your doctor or a loved one about your mental health.


Above & Beyond Magazine:

Thank you, FROST, for sponsoring our 1st Edition of Above & Beyond!

This free publication offers practical tools (even printed role plays) to help manage stress, and strengthen emotional health & relationships. 2 editions are available online: The Holiday Stress Survival Kit! and Find Your Happy!

Good Life Family Magazine:

Two of our staff members are contributors to this free publication.  You can find  information and issues here.


Fees:

We work hard to keep our fees affordable. We know that when you need the help the most, it’s often when you’re not in the best place financially. Funding from special events, grants and contracts help us keep our services affordable. Our fees fall on a sliding scale, depending on household income.