From humble beginnings in 1992, Lifeworks has grown to be one of the largest counseling and life coaching centers in the North Dallas area. Our licensed Psychologists and Professional Counselors, offer a broad spectrum of expertise; focusing on specific areas. In addition, we have been able to provide expertise in the areas of psychological, psycho-educational, and neuropsychological testing for all ages. While we offer some in-house group therapy opportunities facilitated by our therapists who are experts in their fields, we also frequently refer our clients to AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), NA (Narcotics Anonymous), and other supplemental support groups. We attempt to connect our clients with others in the community who can provide specific expertise in things such as pastoral guidance, financial planning, legal assistance, and medical treatment.
“Providing guidance and support to help you manage life well”
We want you to live life well in all aspects of your life: individually and relationally; at work, at home, and at play.
Confidentiality is a cornerstone at Lifeworks. We provide you with a safe place where you can discuss things important to you, confident that what you talk about will be confidential and secure.
Challenges people face are often complex and overwhelming. You will be treated with dignity, thoughtfulness, and respect as we come along side you to provide the best possible guidance and support available.
Helping you live well is based upon your goals and we are here to help you accomplish them. We work with you to create an individually tailored course of treatment and/or plan of action so you can begin to see improvement, flourish, and live well.
“Helping individuals, communities, and organizations live well”
We desire for everyone to live well! We continue to grow our practice by attracting the best therapists in the business along with helping the next generation of therapists as they start their practice. This helps us attract experience and new skill sets to help people live well.
Through our sessions, referrals, website, and materials, we provide our clients with valuable information and strategies to help them pursue their goals and dreams to live well.
We strive to help guide our clients to experience joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control in their endeavor to live well. Some of our clients need guidance in many areas of their life while others only need help in a few.
We look forward to guide and support our clients to live well.
What We Do
Lifeworks can provide a comprehensive evaluation for our clients, both General Psychological and Neuro-Psychological evaluations. This includes IQ and Achievement Testing, Personality and Behavioral Testing, Testing for Austism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders, and Neuro-psychological Disorders.
Psychotherapy is the use of techniques to assist in managing thoughts, feelings, and behavior. It is generally employed to relieve symptoms of emotional or behavioral dysfunction or distress; however, it is also used to help people achieve greater levels of self-awareness, to explore and realize potential, navigate through life transitions, and enhance current and future relationships. To achieve this, and more, approaches commonly used (but not limited to) are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral (DBT), Play Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, to name a few.
This type of therapy involves a client meeting one-on-one with a therapist, usually in a 45-60 minute session. During the time of your sessions, your therapist will help you resolve the issues that bring you to counseling and help you establish, or re-establish, your life as a thriving, healthy and successful process again. Your therapist will help you identify goals that you seek to accomplish, then help you to embolden and release the positive aspects of YOU which already exist. You may also identify disruptive and/or unhealthy patterns from the past, and learn to eliminate them as you strive to achieve your goals.
This is a type of therapy in which the therapist sees two people together to address the issues which have brought the couple to therapy. The purpose is to reconcile the bond between the two people in the therapy and to identify healthier ways to live well together.
This is when a therapist sees a family to address the issues and problems raised by the family members. The ultimate purpose is to learn healthier adaptive living skills and to reconcile the family into a healthy unit that trusts, honors, and respects one another.
This type of therapy employs one or more therapists who treat a small group of clients together as a group. The group process can be a powerful motivator of change by developing, exploring, and examining interpersonal relationships and behaviors within the group and learning more adaptive and healthy living skills for transference outside the group.
At Lifeworks, we often have topical, time-limited groups running; please see the business office for current information.
Play Therapy is a specialized counseling approach to help children work through their emotions and develop new skills through their primary mode of interpreting and relating to the world around them – their play. Benefits of this approach: identifies a child’s current level of cognitive, emotional, and spiritual development and facilitates change and growth through the play process; builds self-esteem, self-awareness, independence, problem solving, responsibility, respect for self and others, recognition and acceptance of feelings, self-discipline, flexibility, resilience, cooperation, fine motor skills, coping skills, executive function skills; and, provides parental support and skill building by allowing parents to participate in the play process.
Learning to problem solve is often difficult even for some adults, but it is one of the most important skills we learn and need in life. So why not start teaching our children to solve problems at an early age. Im not talking about the “how can you get the triangle into the box kind of problem.” Im referring to the “what if she would have pushed you back,” kind of problems.
My favorite thing (or least favorite), is when I have a family come in and mom and/or dad is complaining about the child’s behavior, and all the mean time the parent has cussed, hit, or discussed an adult matter right in front of the child. My response is “Monkey See Monkey Do….sometimes.”
If you counted how many times a day you tell your child not to do something, then counted how many times you tell them you like what they are doing; which number do you think would be higher?? Yup, most likely the what not to do number, right? Several research studies have been done finding that children who are praised for their behaviors are more likely to continue repeating the good behaviors. I wanted to blog about the different types of praise and how to give it appropriately.
Lifeworks is a very professional environment with the kindest of counselors and receptionists. It is a pleasure working with them!From a Young Lady
Coming to Lifeworks has really helped our family communicate and understand each other better. I am hopeful that we can have a successful marriage and be better parents.38 Year Old Women
Our marriage is stronger than ever Lifeworks, you have given me the tools to overcome obstacles which life puts in the way. Because of these tools, I have been able to achieve every goal I have set out for so far. I cannot thank you enough for helping me to realize these dreams. I am in a wonderful place and I just wanted you to know that you were an important part in getting me there. Thank you for your talent and for sharing your ability to help those in need.R
I finally relented and made an appointment with Lifeworks. One of the best decisions I have ever made. Lifeworks helped me realize that depression was an illness that needed to be treated and one of the ways to treat it was through counseling on a regular basis…Lifeworks helped me work through some very serious issues…Lifeworks has always encouraged me to find my comfort during my pain through Jesus Christ, but has also allowed me the freedom to deal with some very challenging issues in the safety and confidentiality of Lifeworks office and with Lifeworks guidance. Depression can potentially be a life-long battle, but with the right tools in place I have found that it can be dealt with and I would not have been able to say that, had I not made that first-appointment with Lifeworks...B
Thanks to you we are celebrating our 21st anniversary today! Thanks!… You are the best!M
Lifeworks has walked beside me through two life-changing events (divorce and death of a parent). I feel very blessed to have found a Christian Psychologist who prays for me and practices her Christian values. Lifeworks compassion and insight have helped me to enjoy life again. Lifeworks has given me solid guidance and the tools to regain control of my life.”D