Michelle M. Forrester, PhD, PC
Group Therapy – A unique group therapy approach for children ages 2 to 8 years and their parent(s) 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.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – a treatment approach to help recognize negative thoughts and behaviors and explore and learn techniques to alter thoughts responsible for emotions/behaviors.
Boys Club / Girls Club – These non-therapeutic, educational clubs cover a variety of topics that are unique to kids this age such as playground politics, friendships, pro-social behavior, self-esteem, bullying, body image, anxiety, and managing difficult situations at school. Parents do not participate in this group but will receive information regularly from the group leader.
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 with appropriate parental/school consent to gather information about their functioning.
Parent Training (Coaching) – A non-therapy service that gives parents specific guidance with regard to parenting issues.
Adoption Education – A non-therapy service that provides education and guidance for parents on adoption related issues.
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