Therapeutic Treatment for Families, Couples, and Individuals, including Group Therapy Support
The Dallas Family Center, a Flower Mound, TX outpatient center specializing in the cutting-edge and integrative treatment of trauma resolution and healing, marriage and couples issues, love addiction, family therapy and family crisis, spouses of sex addicts, family life-course problems, stress management, substance abuse, codependency, infidelity, sex and internet addictions, recovery management, and love addiction.
Serving the DFW communities of Flower Mound, Southlake, Highland Village, Lewisville, Denton, Colleyville, Plano, Frisco, Dallas, Irving, and the surrounding areas.
Treatment approach is founded on Family Systems Therapy, which includes Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Object Relations, and Structural Therapy. The Gottman Method and Emotionally Focused Therapy are used as a foundation for couples therapy, in particular couples facing sexual compulsivity, pornography addiction, gambling and spending compulsive behaviors, infidelity and affairs, and conflict issues. The therapeutic modality of Somatic Experiencing® is offered to facilitate trauma/PTSD processing, release and healing. The approach to treatment is integrative, and includes concepts based on new neuro-scientific research.
What is Trauma?
Trauma can be defined as a psychological and physical injury or pain caused by a shocking or sudden experience. A traumatic event affects the nervous system, as the brain is unable to process the experience that happened too fast, too soon to the individual. Trauma is stored within the body if it is not processed and healed, and can affect the neurological, physical, and mental systems in such ways as to cause discomfort, flashbacks, anxiety, and pain.
Individuals experience trauma everyday, in all different ways, whether it be in war, a random attack, child physical or sexual abuse, neglect, medical procedures, death of a loved one, car accidents, sudden attacks, etc... Large groups of people can also experience trauma, such as survivors of the 9/11 attacks or acts of genocide in some countries.
Learn more about trauma healing.
Families grow, and change over time, affected by internal and external stressors that may force a transformation within the family system. Changes and fluctuations occur as a matter of course over time: it is the manner in which the family system handles these changes that is important. At the Dallas Family Center in Flower Mound, TX, family therapy is approached from a systems theory perspective: family or origin, genograms, relational patterns, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral interactions and dynamics are all explored in therapy. No one person is to blame for the state of the family situation, as everyone plays in the role in the creation of the family system. Each family member is supported in a safe and compassionate environment that allows for increased self-awareness and personal growth. Discover how you can transform your family and create healthy relationships.
Are you suffering from the consequences of your spouse or partner's sexual compulsive behaviors? Have you experienced the devastation of your spouse or partner having an affair or infidelity? Are you the spouse or partner of a sex addict? Is pornography or internet infidelity affecting your marriage or relationship?
Find out how we can support and help you, as you navigate this difficult time. Click here.
Greta Hentsch-Cowles, M.S., LMFT-A, has a new article on the role of spouses and partners of sex addicts, recently published in the Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Journal. Click here to read it.
The Neuroscience of Therapy
Find out how the Dallas Family Center, conveniently located in Flower Mound, TX and serving the surroundings areas, stands apart in integrating neuroscience research and findings into the therapeutic treatment of our clients. What fires together, wires together: this is the basis for why we are who we are, and why we make the choices we make, and have the feelings we feel. Individuals have the power to change their brain's wiring, allowing for growth and transformation.
Love Addiction and Love Avoidance
What is Love Addiction? What is Love Avoidance? How does Love Addiction affect your life, and what can you do to heal, empower yourself, and change the relational patterns in your life so that you can enjoy healthy and meaningful relationships?
The Dallas Family Center offers recovery groups in Flower Mound, TX to residents from across the metroplex, in the following areas:
- Spouses of Sex Addicts Recovery Group: heal your trauma and empower your life.
- Trauma Healing Group: find support, safety, and mending with others, who are healing their trauma.
- Parenting Support Group: learn about the stages of emotional and physical development, setting boundaries, healthy coping skills, and share with others in a supportive and safe place your frustrations and challenges. You are not alone.
- Couples Recovering from Sex Addiction and Infidelity: communicate and grow vulnerably together.
For more information on these groups, please contact us.