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You are the author of your own unique journey

Our Philosophy

The term "blank slate" originates from the latin phrase tabula rasa, which refers to the idea that individuals are born without built-in predisposition, and that both knowledge and personality characteristics come from experience or perception. There exists a long standing philosophical controversy surrounding nature versus nurture, and the truth of the blank slate philosophy.

The blank slate concept played a role in the ideas of great philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, and more recently made its way into the work of Sigmund Freud, who depicted personality traits as being largely formed by family dynamics.

In recent years, behavioral genetics have supported strong genetic influences on a variety of personal characteristics, disproving the theory of the blank slate.

Current research tells us that our brains possess the incredible ability to reform in response to environment, physiology, and lifestyle. When we focus on learning a new skill, behavior or way of thinking, new neural pathways develop. This means that our day-to-day thoughts and behaviors can create measurable change in not only our world perspective, but on brain structure and function.

At Blank Slate Therapy, we honor your unique biological story, while emphasizing the freedom of each individual to author their own journey.

Services

We offer a wide range of services to meet our clients' needs, including:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Therapy
  • Child Counseling
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Therapy
Walking

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.

— Viktor E. Frankl

Specialties

Depth of knowledge and experience

Our therapists have years of training and professional experience across the following specialties:

Payment Options

At Blank Slate Therapy, we make it a priority to keep counseling as affordable as possible. There is a misconception that therapy is expensive. However, most insured clients are responsible for a only a small percentage of fees.

Our clinicians are independently contracted with insurance companies, so please contact us for your in-network options. We currently offer in-network services for:

  • Aetna
  • American Behavioral
  • Beacon Health/Value Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • MHN
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

For uninsured clients, we accept Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA) or Health Spending Account (HSA) funds. Many employers offer a certain number of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits for employee and family members, covered in full.

You will find the private pay rates of each clinician listed on their individual page. For those clients paying privately, we also offer the following discounted rates:

  • 6 Sessions Pre-Paid: $650
  • 6 Sessions Pre-Paid (LPC-Intern): $450
  • 2-Hour Intensive Couples Session: $225
  • 2-Hour Intensive EMDR Session: $200

Groups

Teens
Teen Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

DBT is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment that is proven effective to alleviate emotional distress and suffering. With active engagement in the skills group, you will find a life that is meaningful and worth living.

The group is open to adolescents 13-18 years old interested in developing skills that will:

  • Increase awareness of your thoughts, urges and feelings through mindfulness
  • Increase your ability to cope with intense emotions
  • Decrease impulsive and self-destructive behaviors
  • Learn how to effectively communicate your needs and maintain healthy relationships

Pre-group intake is required to assess eligibility. Must be in individual therapy concurrent to DBT skills group.

The group is 20 sessions long with ongoing admission (new teens are invited to join in-between each module).

Cost is $50 per person per week.

Mondays at 5-6:30pm

Parents
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group for Parents

This is a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training Group for Parents. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based intervention developed by Marsha Linehan. The goal of DBT Skills Training is to assist parents and their children in changing interpersonal, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral patterns associated with pervasive emotional dysregulation and the resultant problems in individual and family functioning (Linehan, 2015). The concept behind offering a group for parents is threefold:

  • The group will allow parents of adolescents to learn and understand the DBT skills (mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path). The parent then may assist their child in successfully utilizing the skills, as well as utilize the skills themselves, when appropriate.
  • The group allows parents a forum to process with therapist and other parents observed behaviors that are found to be problematic and difficult to comprehend or manage.
  • The group offers a self-contained, confidential network of support and hope while parents and their children are learning and utilizing skills.

Parents may enroll their child concurrently in the Teen DBT Skills Training Group, but enrollment of their child in the teen group is not required. Their child will, however, be required to be in individual therapy concurrent to the DBT Parent Group.

The group is 20 sessions long with ongoing admission (open to new parents as group progresses). Groups are 60 minutes in duration.

Cost is $30 per parent.

Mondays at 5:30-6:30pm

High schooler
Overcoming Stress and Anxiety – Therapeutic Group for High School Teens

Offering teens a safe place for real, honest exchange about anxiety. Join others like you, as we learn about factors which contribute to anxiety, receive helpful feedback, and discuss effective management strategies. This teen only group will serve as a reminder that you're not alone in navigating uncomfortable feelings, and will allow participants to enjoy happier, more fulfilling lives. Topic areas include:

  • What Starts and Maintains Anxiety
  • How Unhelpful Thoughts Make Us Anxious
  • Thought Challenging and Thinking Realistically
  • Unhealthy Perfectionism and How It Leads to Anxiety
  • Coping Methods for Controlling Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety and Avoidance
  • Best Practice Relaxation Techniques
  • Anxiety Reduction Exercises

Space is limited to 8 participants. Pre-group intake is required to assess eligibility.

Facilitator: Lisa Brennan, LPC

Cost is $40 per person per week.

Every other Thursday at 6-7:30pm (Southlake location)

Contact us at info@blankslatetherapy.com or 214-618-0588 to schedule your pre-group intake session!


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Our Locations:
7000 Parkwood Blvd, Suite G400
Frisco, TX 75034
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185 South Kimball Ave, Suite 120
Southlake, TX 76092
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Please Note:

Should you reach voice mail when calling us, please leave a message. Your call is very important to us! Our office manager, Lyndee, is often assisting clients like you, or may have stepped away from the phone. Know that voice mails are checked multiple times throughout the day on weekdays, and we will get back to you by the following business day. We also welcome your questions and appointment requests via email (info@blankslatetherapy.com) or by completing a client contact request here. Thank you – we look forward to seeing you in the office very soon!