We are a group of Licensed Professional Counselors, each sole practioners who share space at the Center for Family Development. Each therapist has unique experience and expertise in one or more of the following: Parenting with Love and Logic©, Marriage Counseling / Couple Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Play Therapy, Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relationships, Anger Management, Addiction, Bullying, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Learning Social Skills, Abuse, Increasing Self Esteem, EMDR and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD). Review the therapist’s background and experienceto select the one that is right for you.
Who is Center for Family Development
Child, Adolescent, Adult & Family Counselors
M.Ed, NCC, LPC, LMFT
A National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Patty has 16 years of experience working with adults, adolescents and children.
With a prior background as an elementary school teacher and specialist working with gifted and talented children, Patty draws from her considerable knowledge when working with families on issues such as assessing and coping with ADD/ADHD, divorce issues, parenting, abuse issues, relationships, boundaries, anger management and general life management.
An eclectic therapist with considerable training in a multitude of areas, Patty uses Play Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Gestalt Therapy to connect with clients and guide them towards their therapeutic objectives.
Associations & Affiliations:
LPC, LPC-S, LCDC, CAS
A Texas State Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Texas Board approved Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), Texas State Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and a Texas Medical Board certified Acudetox Specialist, Ashley has experience working with adolescents and adults focusing on such topics as, family violence, sexual assault, trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias, families in crisis, divorce, parenting, blended families, grief, and self esteem.
Ashley is a certified therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and an EMDR consultant. She is trained in hypnotherapy and is working toward certification. She also offers LPC supervision to LPC interns.
Her approach to most counseling is eclectic, tailoring the techniques based on the client’s individualized needs. Although she mostly uses EMDR as a framework for case conceptualization, she also incorporates brief solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, clinical hypnosis, expressive therapy and motivational interviewing.
- American Counseling Association
- The Association for Play Therapy
- Attention Deficit Disorder Association
- Dallas Metro Counseling Association
- The International Dyslexia Association
- Phi Delta Kappa
- Texas Association for Play Therapy
- Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented
- Texas Association for Educators and Supervisors
- Texas Counseling Association
- Texas Education Association
Associations & Affiliations:
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
Independent Facilitator of Parenting the Love and Logic Way®
Certification as EMDR practioner
Texas State Board Approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S)
Cindy Seamans, PhD., is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with more than 20 years of experience helping families, couples and individuals. Dr. Seamans works collaboratively with clients in focused, results-oriented therapy to foster healing and happiness. Dr. Seamans has a PhD. In Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s
University and post-graduate training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In addition to having extensive experience working with the severely mentally ill and substance abuse, Dr. Seamans helps individuals and families navigate the normal but troubling bumps and problems of life transitions, crises and losses.
Families: Teens acting out or acting up? Mother-in- law calling the shots? You and your
husband can’t agree on a discipline strategy and the kids are running amok? Worried your child is using drugs, having sex or is in danger of harming herself? Blended family not blending so well? These are just a few of the family issues that can be successfully addressed in family therapy.
Couples: Early marriage adjustment issues, infidelity, extended family conflict, chore wars, control issues, estrangement and conflict. Dr. Seamans can help you and your partner work to improve your relationship, strengthen your marriage, or to help navigate the untraveled rocky territory of divorce and successful co-parenting.
Individuals: Dr. Seamans specializes in working with those who are survivors of violence and trauma and she is experienced in working with the effects of that trauma—PTSD, other anxiety disorders and personality disorders. Other commonly addressed issues include depression, grief and loss and the struggles that go with divorce and other life and role transitions such as childbirth, caregiving, and retirement. Dr. Seamans will work with you collaboratively to develop a treatment plan for your issues, selecting the appropriate treatment modality for maximum effectiveness.
Clinical Supervision and Training: Dr. Seamans is passionate about mentoring and training new counselors. She is an approved LPC Supervisor and has limited openings for LPC Interns. Now Accepting New Clients
Associations & Affiliations:
Dallas Psychological Association