15 Jan Patty Carr
MS, LPC-Intern supervised by Christine Brinkman, ma, lpc-s, lcdc
Licensed Professional Counselor in McKinney
I strive to create a caring, compassionate, understanding, and supportive environment where you can feel safe and comfortable. I truly respect you and your inner resources and ability to move towards growth and wholeness. My goal is to help you draw on your hidden strengths while affirming your ability to grow.
I received my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene in 1987 from Baylor College of Dentistry, and worked as a dental hygienist for twenty-one years where I really enjoyed getting to know people’s stories, struggles, and joys. I made a career change in midlife and received my master’s of science degree in counseling from Southern Methodist University in 2016. During my practicum at SMU, I served as a counseling intern at Compass Hospice of Dallas. I counseled clients experiencing their last stages of life, and also helped their families through this process, including grief and bereavement.
I work with adults using an eclectic blend of techniques and tailor these to each individual client’s needs. The modalities I use include talk therapy-individual and group, expressive art therapy, and sandplay therapy (yes, for adults too). I lean toward person-centered, humanistic, and Jungian theories. I have worked with grief/loss, life transitions, relationship issues, chronic pain/illness, aging, and more. I find it is important to work towards a place of authenticity, so that one’s outer world lines up with one’s inner world, thus creating a whole individual.
It takes courage and strength to seek change, healing, and growth. I would be honored to be part of your healing journey. I look forward to what we can discover together.
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CCA NORTH TEXAS CLIENT REVIEWS
They have great staff and therapist. I like that they most information, groups and supportive articles on bulletin to help parents and clients learn more.
Fully confident with Todd Lawhorn's ability to help us and our nine year old son.
Pleasant office staff and excellent therapist.
Friendliness of their staff and willingness to accommodate clients, their facility is very well maintained, and of course, my LPC - she is wonderful!
Everyone is very polite and professional
The staff is friendly and organized. I adore my therapist, Suzi. She has helped me process my experiences as a cancer survivor.
The counselors are genuine, caring, and professional. The office staff is very helpful.
The customer service and attention to detail are some of the best features that I have found so far at CCA. I enjoyed being able to talk to a real life person when I call, that is my favorite part!
I was very impressed by the counselor. Staff worked to help me get in as soon as possible.
Great staff and counselors!!!
I like the person we meet with and the flexible hours, evening hours.
The staff are amazing. Friendly, and compassionate.
My Counselor Tammy Williams is wonderful and has helped me work toward a healthy mental state.
Always friendly, always helpful. Always go beyond the expected.
I love the friendliness, people and our counselor. It always feels safe and caring. We always seem to stay on schedule.
Customer service was amazing ! My therapist was a no-nonsense kind of guy who really supported and understood my issues.
Susie Hales is the most gentle, patient, caring, non judgmental, genuine and professional soul I have ever meet in my life. Where would I be today without her listening to my so many years of tremendous hardship? She helps me understand and grow! I absolutely would recommend CCA.
Lana Snear is so wonderful. She just listens, and helps me get through what I was trying to do on my own, unsuccessfully. Also, the office staff is so friendly and helpful. I appreciate how simple and easy the check in process is.
Great counselors, nice front office staff. Peaceful environment. Professional on all levels.
The counselor we use (Kim House) is outstanding with our child. I would highly recommend her.
Mark was very relatable. I'm excited to continue working with him
It is a caring, family like atmosphere.
For me personally, Suzanne Hales...simply said, she is second to none as a great teacher, guidance counselor, honest and true friend. The rest of the staff that I have met are courteous and efficient.
The office staff is friendly and helpful. The therapist who work there seem to be knowledgeable. They also have a very diverse group of therapist which can treat a diverse group of clients.
Wonderful, caring, and attentive counsellors who make a real difference in our family's life. Front desk folks are very helpful. Thanks Val!
Tami is the best therapist I've ever worked with. Scheduling, billing and insurance process has been easy and effortless.