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Who We Are:
The Counseling Place (also called “The CP”) is a non-profit agency that helps people make their lives better. We do this by providing professional counseling and education services and victims’ assistance. We’ve been providing services to the Richardson community since 1979, and thanks to funding and a relocation project (completed in 2016), we can offer services to people in our neighboring cities.
What We Do:
We provide professional and affordable counseling to individuals & families, as well as psycho-educational group courses, including our new group for adolescent girls. We can provide services to younger children and older adults. Sammy, a certified therapy dog, often helps our young clients feel safe and at ease. (The grown-ups love him, too.)
Most people who come to The CP simply want a little help working through every day struggles, such as stress, grief, anxiety, adjusting to major life changes, dealing with difficult people, parenting, and other common challenges. However, we also help people who have experienced traumatic events, such as being victimized by or witnessing violent crime. You can learn more about these kinds of services on the Victims’ Assistance Program page.
Above & Beyond Magazine
This free publication offers practical tools (even printed role plays) to help manage stress, and strengthen emotional health & relationships. Check out our latest edition: The Holiday Stress Survival Kit!
Our previous edition is quite helpful, too: Find Your Happy!
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.
Counseling is much more than the clichéd image of lying on a couch and crying your eyes out. That’s not really what we do at The CP. What we do is provide you with an objective person, licensed in the mental health profession, who (1) listens to you, (2) shares some reliable ideas with you, (3) does some strategic planning with you, and (4) helps you stay on track and/or holds you accountable. Emotional health is important, so if you think you could use a boost, give us a call.
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. Some people qualify for free services under our Victims’ Assistance Program.