Turn up the Pink Event, Charleston House- October 2019
Lakeita, Rachel, Dasha, and Anna attended the “Turn up the Pink” Event at the Charleston House. The event gave participants a chance to learn more about screening for breast cancer and hear some amazing stories of survival and early detection.
Charleston House offers gynecological services alongside other wellness services for women throughout all stages of life. Dr. Kamilia Smith is passionate about educating, advocating, and empowering her clients. We loved seeing her passion for women’s health!
Dallas Girl Gang #Realtalk Event- September 2019
Anna, Rachel, and Dasha attended the Dallas Girl Gang #Realtalk event on business, mental health, and everything in between! Dallas Girl Gang is a group of women who support each other online and in person, giving Dallas women a community in which to connect and grow! We loved the inclusivity, warm atmosphere, and real topics discussed by the panel.
If you’re looking to nurture your social wellness and build new connections, check out the Dallas Girl Gang events coming up.
Training on the Instinctual Trauma Response Method of Trauma Treatment - August 2019
Our counselors Anna, Rachel, and Jessica went to a training on the instinctual trauma response method of trauma treatment put on by North Texas Art Therapy Association on Sunday, August 4. JaeJeung So LPC-S, ATR-BC, CTT introduced this art based trauma processing method as a means of resolving distressful symptoms of complex and single occurrence trauma.
The counselors learned about the foundation of ITR and components of the method before practicing the method in pairs. Many counselors in the trauma and art therapy community attended the training. We are excited to bring back these new and innovative treatment approaches to our clients!
EMDR Training Weekend 1 - July 2019
Our team is in training! Rachel Tweed, LPC, LMT recently began her journey towards becoming an EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) trained counselor. Rick Levinson, LCSW led the training at the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center.
EMDR is an alternative method of approaching traumatic experiences that taps into the brain's natural ability to heal. The goal of EMDR is to access and metabolize disturbing material stored in the memory networks of the brain. Utilizing eye movements, the related disturbance of a memory is eliminated and clients are able to experience a positive shift in self-perception.
Dallas Healing House is lucky to have multiple counselors trained in EMDR including our owner Anna Zapata, LPC, Lakeita Roberts, LPC, and Yige "Eager" Chen, LPC-Intern (who just completed her training last month!).
MASSAGE ON THE MAT: Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 pm
Come join us at Dallas Healing House for our restorative yoga class with individual massages throughout! Practice yoga and meditation led by our yoga teacher, Anna Zapata, RYT while receiving massages from our licensed massage therapist, Rachel Tweed, LMT. Take a breather and join us for a night of relaxation and restoration.
The event is $20 and spots are filling up fast! Make sure to book your spot by clicking on the link: Buy tickets here
DHH VISITS MINNIE’S PANTRY - March 2019
In March some of the DHH team spent time with Minnie's Pantry, a food pantry in Plano. They are 100% community supported and they have served over six million meals to families in the area. Minnie's goal is bring light to the issue of food insecurity both locally and nationally. Our team ran food and connected with their families in the process. It was a rewarding way to connect with the community and learn more about local resources.
UT MENTAL HEALTH & COMMUNICATIONS SYMPOSIUM - February 2019
Dallas Healing House travels to Austin for the University of Texas Mental Health and Communications Symposium
Our owner, Anna Zapata traveled to Austin, TX last weekend to present at the UT Mental Health and Communications Symposium with Kristen Diou, owner of Grapevine Children’s Counseling. The pair discussed how mental health is portrayed in movies and television and how it affects the way we think about counseling and mental health. The pair co-hosts the podcast, Pop Culture Therapists where they discuss mental health dynamics in different TV shows and movies.
A big thanks to Mike Mackert at UT for having our team! We love any opportunity to bust stigmas about therapy and mental health (and will never pass up the chance to take an Austin vacay).
DHH HAPPY HOUR FOR HELPERS - JANUARY 2019
Dallas Healing House hosted a happy hour on January 31 with free massages for helpers in the community. Mental health professionals, teachers, students, and social workers kicked their feet up to engage in a night of fun and relaxation! We were so grateful to connect with wonderful professionals in our community and give back! Rachel will be starting a newsletter for participants and be on the lookout for monthly self-care gatherings hosted by DHH!
DHH COUNSELORS VOLUNTEER AT DALLAS LIFE - December 2018
The DHH team helped the homeless residents of Dallas Life in downtown Dallas Christmas shop for their children and wrap gifts. Dallas Life is a recovery program for homeless individuals and is the largest homeless shelter in North Texas. Dallas Life’s mission is to end the cycle of homelessness and guide residents towards living an independent life.
Our DHH counselors had a wonderful time connecting with Dallas Life Staff, other volunteers, and Dallas Life residents. ALLl of our counselors’ backgrounds include working at agencies and non-profits, so we love any opportunity to assist community agencies and reconnect to our roots! If you’re looking for new volunteer opportunities in 2019, check out Dallas Life.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AT DHH - December 2018
The Dallas Healing House Counselors got into the holiday spirit last week by decorating their office tree. You’ll notice the glitzy gold tree in the waiting room with you this December! No matter what holidays you practice (if any), we hope you have a good December.
Check out more photos on our instagram account @dallashealinghouse.
DHH TEAM CONTINUES TO GROW! - December 2018
We blogged about our new counselor Rachel here, but have you all checked out Jessica Chavolla’s bio yet? She is our newest team member and brings in some unique specialties to the DHH team: eating disorders and addictions. Jessica is passionate about working with men and women with issues related to body image, self-esteem, addictive behaviors, perfectionism, and family.
We love having Jessica’s wisdom and peaceful demeanor in our office, and we’re sure you will too. Contact her at Jessica@dallashealinghouse.com.