By Appointment : Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm & Saturday 8:00 to noon
Contact : (214) 499-0396
Kaleidoscope Counseling specializes in individualized psychological assessment-evaluation and testing and now conducts diagnostic assessment for individuals suspected of having autism.
If you are worried that your child is not meeting developmental milestones or is having difficulty in certain areas, assessment may provide the answers you are looking for. Assessment can help determine appropriate therapies, document progress, or indicate placement for a child with an existing diagnosis.
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Growing • Every • Moment
We were each born with a life’s purpose. And, sometimes situations interfere with our ability to stay in touch with that purpose. However, all of us can find abundance and success in different areas of our lives.
This group is designed for women of all ages who are interested in pursuing personal growth in a variety of areas.
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Is your son or daughter home from college, or they stressed-out, burnt-out, overscheduled? Summer is a perfect time to give them the tools they need by developing effective strategies to achieve emotional and academic success with one of our counseling life coaches. College can be an overwhelming time in a student’s life. Our Counseling Life Coaches are dedicated to helping students get the most out of their college experience.
Our Counseling Life Coaches work with students in the following areas in order to support them in maximizing their college experience:
Not sure of your level of your college stress? Take my Stress Quiz: How Stressed are you.
Here is a quick de-stressor that can be done anywhere at any time to help you relax and calm down when they feel stress.
Kaleidoscope Counseling’s inaugural summer camps & programs offer children and teens skills for handling emotions and dealing with social challenges.
P.A.L.S. SOCIAL SKILLS CAMP FOR BOYS AND GIRLS
S.E.A.L.S. LEADERSHIP CAMP FOR TEENAGE GUYS
S.H.E.L.L. TEEN GIRLS SELF-HARM GROUP
G.E.M. TEEN GIRLS GROUP
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PALS – Playing and Learning Social Skills Camp is an interactive camp designed to help boys and girls learn to make and keep friends, develop better communication skills, enhance their self-confidence, and learn to handle conflicts peacefully.
Camp 1 – June 8-11 – Ages: 8-10
Camp 2 – June 15-18 – Ages: 11-13
Camp 3 – June 22-26 – Ages: 8-10
Camp 4 – June 29-July 2 – Ages: 11-13
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Kaleidoscope Counseling is a client-focused, Christ-centered organization looking to hire an A+ Play Therapist for our Flower Mound, Texas office. Kaleidoscope Counseling provides the healing environment and a team atmosphere that will allow independent professionals to start their business without worrying about start-up costs.
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Adolescents often engage in self-harming behaviors alone, parents may not be aware that this problem exists.
Being observant can often uncover early signs of self-injury such as:
If you suspect a teen you know is struggle with self-harm – reach out to them and let them know that you know and that you’re there for them.
If you would like Dr. Kay Trotter to come talk to your group or find out more about Kaleidoscope Counseling please call 214-499-0396
Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical towards recovery.
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Depression is one of those heavily used terms in our culture, applied to everything from a fleeting feeling to a serious clinical syndrome. Sometimes folks who have been depressed for a while are so used to it they do not even recognize it as depression! The following checklists are two tools to get you thinking about yourself, your mood, and your physical symptoms.
Because these symptoms occur with many conditions, many depressed people never get help, because they don’t know that their physical symptoms might be caused by depression. A lot of doctors miss the symptoms, too.
Physical Symptoms Checklist:
These physical symptoms aren’t “all in your head.” Depression can cause real changes in your body. For instance, it can slow down your digestion, which can result in stomach problems. Depression seems to be related to an imbalance of certain chemicals in your brain. Some of these same chemicals play an important role in how you feel pain. So many experts think that depression can make you feel pain differently than other people.
But make sure to tell your health care provider about any physical symptoms. Don’t assume they’ll go away on their own. They may need additional treatment. For instance, your doctor may suggest an anti-anxiety medicine if you have insomnia. Those drugs help you relax and may allow you to sleep better.
Exploring your depression treatment options:
Antidepressants aren’t a cure. Medication may treat some symptoms of depression, but can’t change underlying contributions to depression in your life. Antidepressants won’t solve your problems if you’re depressed because of a dead-end job, a pessimistic outlook, or an unhealthy relationship. That’s where therapy and other lifestyle changes come in.
Studies show that therapy works just as well as antidepressants in treating depression, and it’s better at preventing relapse once treatment ends. While depression medication only helps as long as you’re taking it, the emotional insights and coping skills acquired during therapy can have a more lasting effect on depression. However, if your depression is so severe that you don’t have the energy to pursue treatment, a brief trial of antidepressants may boost your mood to a level where you can focus on therapy.
In addition to therapy, other effective treatments for depression include exercise, meditation, relaxation techniques, stress management, support groups, and self-help steps. While these treatments require more time and effort initially, their advantage over depression medication is that they boost mood without any adverse effects.
If you would like Dr. Kay Trotter to come talk to your group or find out more about her counseling practice, you can contact her at: 214-499-0396 or email Kay@KayTrotter.com