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Chanel Atkinson

LPC Student Intern, Supervised by Jeff Baldridge, PHD

Dallas, Texas Therapist Specializing in Adults, Families, Groups, Couples, LGBTQ+ Community, Chemical Dependencies

I am a believer that many issues arise from not being able to make meaning of difficult or even uncomfortable situations. Through self-exploration, I hope to create a safe place to help clients discover what is of value to them. We’ll work together to address goals and find ways to understand what’s important. I view my role as helping individuals identify what their meaning in life could be and help them address specific ways to achieve their goals.

I am currently a graduate student in Southern Methodist University’s Counseling Program working toward completion of a Master’s Degree. I earned my bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and majored in Sociology. My formal education, both undergraduate and graduate, has prepared me to counsel adults, families, groups, and couples. I have also taken coursework to prepare me to work with those in the LGBTQ+ community and those struggling with chemical dependencies.

Aside from clinical experience, I have also spent the last few years as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist providing services to children and adults who fall on the autism spectrum. In my free time I enjoy watching movies, playing with my dogs, and trying out new restaurants because who doesn’t like an excuse to eat!

My rate is $65 for a 50-minute session. Click here to request an appointment.

A quote that resonates with me:

Self-acceptance too often is intertwined with attempts to rationalize ourselves as being right or justified in our mistakes instead of embracing our humanity as imperfect creatures. Authentic self-acceptance requires that we are honest with ourselves about responsibility. Instead of seeking to justify our mistakes, we embrace them. -- Louis Hoffman

 

Note to Therapist

*Please submit no later than 9:00am on the day of your child’s scheduled session*

What are these forms?

  1. Adult Intake Form, Minor Intake Form. These forms provide information about you or you child so Insights can craft therapy to be as effective and efficient as possible. Some questions are personal and may be sensitive or even uncomfortable. They are asked in an effort to quickly begin building a complete picture of who you or your child are, which in turn will save valuable therapy time. All client records are strictly confidential and will not be seen by anyone without your written permission unless required by law. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your therapist.
  2. Informed Consent to Treat form. This form details your rights and responsibilities as a client and consents for me to treat you.

Which forms should I use?

If you are an adult, use these forms:

If your child is the new client, use these forms:

What do I do with these forms?

Please print, complete and bring your Adult Intake Form or Minor Intake Form and Informed Consent to Treat forms to your first session. That way, we will be able to begin therapy at the start of the first appointment.

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