Michelle M. Forrester, PhD, PC - Services Offered
Michelle M. Forrester, PhD, PC - Services for Young Children & Families
Services Offered
 
  • Group Therapy – A unique group therapy approach for children ages 2 to 8 years that emphasizes social skills and self-regulation.  Training and support for parents/caregivers is included as part of the group therapy program.  Please see "Social Skills Groups" tab for more information.
 
  • Developmental Evaluation – A comprehensive assessment of a child’s development using standardized measures including adaptive, cognitive, and achievement measures.  Referrals are often made to assess learning issues, ADHD, Autism, or other developmental concerns.
 
  • Individual Play Therapy – Children express themselves through play.  It is the natural language of children.  Play therapy provides a safe environment for children to manage trauma and stress, learn effective coping strategies, and to remove obstacles to their development.
 
  • Parent/Child Therapy – Parents receive in-vivo guidance in their play interactions with their child.  Emphasis on fostering a parent-child relationship that promotes communication, intimacy, and self-esteem.
 
  • Consultation with School and Daycare Programs – On-site visits to observe a child in their familiar environment.  Teacher training is also available to schools/daycare centers.
 
  • Parent Training (Coaching) – A non-therapy service that gives parents specific guidance with regard to parenting issues.
 
  • Screening Evaluation – Testing required for admission to many area private schools (WPPSI-IV).
 
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Dr. Forrester provides EMDR, a treatment of choice for trauma.  Please call for more information.  Information is also available via the EMDR Institute.
 
  • Post-Adoption Group – Multi-Family groups for individuals/couples post-adoption.  Emphasis is on providing education and support as well as guidance in nurturing attachment between the child and family.
 
  • Adoption Education – A non-therapy service that provides education and guidance for parents on adoption related issues.
 
  • Divorce Support Group for Children – A small group environment designed to assist children in managing the stress and turmoil often associated with the separation/divorce of their parents.  Note: Dr. Forrester does not do custody evaluations and does not make recommendations regarding custody or visitation.
 
  • Adoption Support Group for Children – A small group environment designed to assist children in managing complex emotions and learn options for handling intrusive questions.
 
  • Student / Intern Services – Dr. Forrester provides training to students in mental health related fields.  Students/Interns provide services to clients at a reduced rate and are supervised by Dr. Forrester.  These services cannot be charged to insurance yet are offered at a substantial discount.
 
 
9601 Katy Freeway, Suite 175 Houston, TX  77024
Phone:  713-598-3559
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