Children, Adolescents, & Their Families

While we see a wide range of clients in our offices, we aim to offer a warm and inviting environment for your child from the waiting room to our time together in the office. Our team offers psychological testing, as well as counseling to children, adolescents, and families, and as it is helpful, our team will work to collaborate with other professionals such as teachers, primary care physicians, and other social service workers to ensure consistent and holistic care.

Psychological Testing/Evaluation:

Psychological assessments can be helpful for your family when you need to get a better sense of what is impacting your child’s learning and development.  Testing can offer more clarity on how to support your child.  Additionally, our psychologists can help you with recommendations for your child’s school in advocating for his/her needs and determining when/if additional accommodations are needed in the classroom and if additional support is needed for your child’s best learning environment.


For some families, the suggestion for counseling comes from a close friend, or maybe from a teacher or support staff at school.  You might have a good community, and often, that is enough to help you through a transition as a family, like a move that throws off your family’s rhythm, or your child is beginning puberty and acting differently.  There are other families who can validate your struggles, maybe give you some advice, and sometimes even just take your kiddo (kiddoes) for a few hours so that you can have a date night or unwind for a bit alone and catch your breath.  Sometimes, though, the transition is a little too big, or your community is thin, or a counselor just feels right for this season.  Some families just know that a counselor will be helpful for a longer season with your child or family’s unique needs.

For Counseling, learn more about our team who offers counseling here:

Jackie Womack, LMFT – Adolescents, Families

Cameron House, LPC-S – Families

Matthew Sanchez, LPC – Adolescents, Families

Angel Byrd, LMFT Associate, Under the Supervision of Cynthia R. Carter, LPC-S, LMFT-S – Adolescents

Caroline Dillard, LMFT Associate Under the Supervision of Tara Dekkers, Ph.D., LMFT-S – Children 11+, Adolescents, Familie

Jessie Lee, LPC – Children, Adolescents

Jess Rios, LPC Associate Under the Supervision of Cameron House, LPC-S – Children, Adolescents, Families

Sarah Contreras, LPC Associate NCC Under the Supervision of Jennifer Cain, LPC-S, RPT-S – Children, Adolescents

Tiffany Hammond, LPC – Children, Adolescents, Families

For Psychological Testing, learn more about our psychologists who offer testing here:

Resources for Families:

Getting to Calm, by Laura Kastner & Jennifer Wyatt

Raising Cain, by Dan Kindlon & Michael Thompson

Real Boys, by William Pollack

Reviving Ophelia, by Mary Pipher

Parenting From the Inside Out, by Dan Siegel & Mary Hartzell

No-Drama Discipline, by Dan Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, & Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Brainstorm, by Dan Siegel

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