Janet L Hallman PhD
Dr. Hallman is a licensed psychologist with training in clinical psychology who provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her psychological orientation is eclectic, incorporating elements from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Family Systems, Attachment
Theory, and Psychoanalytic Theory. Dr. Hallman also utilizes the results from recent neuroscience research to guide her treatment approach.
"Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
What To Expect
The first session is the intake interview (or parent interview, if the client is a child). It usually lasts about 1 - 1.5 hours. The fee for the intake interview and each session thereafter is $155. If you pay with cash or check, there is a $5 discount. I do not currently take insurance directly, but I do have a lot of clients who use their insurance (if they have out-of-network benefits). I have you pay at the time of service (check, cash, or credit card), and you are provided with a receipt with all of the necessary information to seek reimbursement from your insurance company. At the onset of therapy, we usually meet once/week for 50 minutes- one hour. After you (or your child) are feeling better, we can go to every-other-week sessions, and then once/month or stop services. Of course, you can stop treatment at any time you choose.
Dr. Hallman knows that the work of a child is play. Preschoolers often benefit from play therapy, though many are also able to talk and learn new skills. Older children enjoy playing games while talking to Dr. Hallman. Children learn coping skills, emotional expression, social skills, assertiveness, resilience, problem solving, and to change problematic behaviors. Some of the issues addressed in therapy include: ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, anxiety, depression, OCD, panic disorder, bullying, divorce, and trauma.
All behavior has meaning. Once you understand why your child behaves as he/she does, you will better know how to address it in a positive manner. You will learn specific tools to structure the environment to encourage independence, as well as accountability in your child. You will learn about yourself and your child through this process to solidify and strengthen family relationships.
Adolescents are going through many changes and are working to establish themselves as individuals. This time can be turbulent. Adolescents enjoy privacy in their sessions with Dr. Hallman to discuss their concerns. They learn positive ways to cope and successfully navigate through the physical, social, emotional, relational, and psychological challenges with which they are faced.
Adults come to discuss all sorts of issues with Dr. Hallman. Some of the issues encountered frequently are: anxiety, depression, stress, emotional dysregulation, obsessive thoughts, childhood history of abuse, neglect, adoption, parental un-involvement or over-involvement, relationship issues, family discord, recent or past trauma, grief/loss, or chronic pain. Contact Dr. Hallman to determine if she might be helpful for the issue you are facing.
Dr. Hallman provides reflective consultation for mental health and other social services professionals in the DFW area in either an individual or group format. Reflective consultation helps treatment providers understand their own reactions to their clients, as well as parallel processes, and can lead to both professional and personal growth.
If you are not sure if you want to initiate services and would like a 50 minute consultation with Dr. Hallman to discuss your issues and ask questions, please contact Dr. Hallman to request a consultation. This will give you the opportunity to decide if Dr. Hallman is a good fit for your or your family. The same fees apply ($155 for credit/debit card and $150 for cash/check).
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
EMDR is a form of therapy that helps people heal from trauma or other distressing incidents. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of EMDR for trauma. When a person experiences trauma or other distress, the brain's own natural healing may be disrupted. Distress from a disturbing event can remain "frozen in time," with the upsetting images, thoughts, and emotions leading to feelings of overwhelm. With EMDR therapy, these memories can be processed so that normal healing resumes. The experience is still remembered, but the emotional overwhelm of that experience is resolved.