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Family First Counseling

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I provide PLAY THERAPY, PARENTING support, and counseling for TEENS and ADULTS! I am Brandi Chiarello, a Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor. The bulk of my counseling experience has been with individuals and families addressing behavioral issues, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and coping with life changes such as divorce, transition to college, and the introduction of a new child to the family. I simply love supporting people in reaching their goals and would love the opportunity to help you reach yours! I will work with you to minimize emotional distress and bring the fun back into your life!

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." -- Plato. Play therapy (for children ages 3-11) transforms traditional counseling into a style that is developmentally appropriate for children by allowing children to express themselves naturally through play!

Our office works hard to put you at ease with evening sessions available, toys in the waiting room, and a comfortable adult office where we can talk.
Bio
Brandi is a therapist and owner of Family First Counseling. She has a wide range of counseling experience including the following: 1) Private practice counseling of children, adolescents, and adults; 2) Psychological assessments at Dallas County Juvenile Detention; 3) Supervision of micro-practicum at SMU-Plano; 4) Supervision of play therapy at Galaxy Counseling Center; and 5) Counseling for Early Childhood Intervention.

Brandi approaches clients with warmth and friendliness to create a safe and therapeutic environment that will encourage growth and change. She specializes in counseling children, adolescents, and families to address depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and relationship problems.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life Transitions
 Adolescents  Loneliness
 Anger Management  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anxiety and Panic  Marriage Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Body Image Issues  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Play Therapy
 Children's Counseling  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Relationship Issues
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Self Esteem Issues
 Couples Therapy  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Depression  Stress Management
 Divorce  Trauma and PTSD
 Eating Disorders  Women's Issues
 Grief and Loss  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Education/Training
Three years of supervised experience with play therapy as well as individual, family, and group counseling.

M.S. Counseling Psychology, University of North Texas
Marriage and Family Track
B.A. Psychology, University of Texas at Dallas
Minor in Child Development
Payments Accepted
cash, check, and credit cards
Hours:Monday through Friday 8-4 By appt only.
Cost/Session:$140
License:63436 Texas
Location
PlanoTX 75093
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