"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style"- Maya Angelou
Counseling services are provided for individual adults ages eighteen and up as well as couples and adult families. You are treated as unique and a variety of techniques will be used to address your specific concerns and goals.
With over 20 years of experience, Carmen has worked extensively with people who want to:
Greatly Reduce Anxiety (Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional)
Better Adjust to Change
Work through issues related to Adoption
Learn more about Attachment
Improve Body Image
Resolve Couples Issues
Work through an Eating Disorder/Overeating
Process and cope with Grief and Loss
Make Peace with the Past
Work through Relationship Concerns
Increase Self Worth/Self Compassion
Find more Meaning and Purpose in Life
Make Healthier Life Choices
Carmen Scroggin, MA, LPC-S is a member of the American Counseling Association, Texas Counseling Association, Dallas Metro Counseling Association, and Yoga Alliance. She is a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional.
The fastest and easiest way to schedule a new client appointment is through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Email is checked often and generally responded to in a timely manner.
Current clients are welcome to utilize text for scheduling at their comfort level.
You are also welcome to leave a voicemail at 972-898-0277. Voicemail is checked less frequently than email.
Your First Session:
Before your first session, it is normal to have second thoughts and feel anxious. Don't give up! Most people find their first session to be much more positive than anticipated. You will be asked to give some background information about your situation and to think about your goals for change. You will be gently guided in this process in a nonjudgmental and compassionate manner. You are encouraged to ask any questions you may have. At the end of the session, we will discuss further sessions and make your next appointment. You may be asked to complete homework assignments or readings for future sessions.
You will be treated as an individual and there is no cookie cutter approach that will be used. Sessions are respectful, warm, compassionate and often include a bit of humor. You are the expert on yourself and you will be treated as such. Your insights, goals and knowledge will be the driving force for the sessions.
Approaches that may be utilized include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused, multicultural, mindfulness, gestalt, strength- based, psychoeducation, and relaxation-imagery.
Your sessions will be individualized to meet your specific, unique situation. We will work together to make your sessions positive and life changing. You are always encouraged to ask questions or express your thoughts and feelings about your sessions. Expect to work toward your goals, gain insights into your thoughts and behaviors, and be treated with kindness and compassion. When you have met you goals, we will successfully end your sessions.