Galaxy Counseling Center therapists will discuss depression, parenting, grief and more topics during a new speaker’s series.

10th July 2014


Garland, TX— Galaxy Counseling Center announces a new distinguished speaker series that looks at pressing issues families our facing.

The five-speaker series features Galaxy counselors who will discuss topics such as how to parent a child with ADHD, approaches to more effective behavioral management, tips on dealing with with grief and holiday depression.

“Our therapists have noticed a series of trends in their counseling sessions, so we wanted to provide additional resources and information to help people in our community manage their lives and build stronger families, ” said Stephanie Ward Pierre, Development Director of Galaxy Counseling Center. “These talks will give people an opportunity to hear cutting edge information from knowledgeable counselors and get pressing questions answered.”

These hour-long talks will be held in the Galaxy Counseling Center conference room at 1025 South Jupiter Road, in Garland.  Talks are free and open to the public. Speakers include Galaxy counselors, Abel Tomatis, Diane Allen, Amy Cole and Meri Rule.

Galaxy Counseling Center, founded in 1975, has served more than 55,000 families since its inception. Our services include individual therapy, child and adolescent therapy, couples therapy, family and play therapy, anger management, parenting, and psychological evaluations. All services are provided at affordable rates making counseling and assessment accessible.


Galaxy Speakers Series Schedule

Diane Allen, PHD., Clinical Assessment Supervisor at Galaxy will kick off the series on Thursday August 21, 2021 6-7 p.m. with a talk on How to raise a child with ADHD. Parenting a child with ADHD can be a daunting task. Dr. Allen will give parents proven strategies that will help them to successfully manage their child at home and school.

Abel Tomatis, Ph.D. is a dual-licensed psychologist (school psychology and psychology) in Dallas ISD’s Psychological & Social Services Department.  He will discuss Find the Good and Praise It: A Strength-Based Approach to More Effective Behavior Management, Wednesday Sept. 24, 2014, 6-7 p.m.  Most children have the ability to do exceptional work; some just need the right movitavtion.  This talk will provide an interactive component intended for parents, educators, professionals and others who would like to develop more effective and positive methods of child and adolescent behavior management.

Amy Cole, co-facilitated with Laura Lee Estes, Licensed Professional Counselors at Galaxy Counseling Center, will discuss Grief and Grieving Losses Making Sense of it All, Thursday Oct. 16, 2014, 6-7 p.m. During the lecture, they will cover grieving process, stages of grief and ways to handle your feelings.

Meri Rule, a clinical therapist will discuss How to Deal With Holiday Depression on Thursday Nov.20. 2014, 6-7 p.m.  The holiday season often brings huge pressures financially, mentally and emotionally.  It present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. But with some practical tips, you can minimize the stress accompanying the holidays and enjoy them.

All lectures are free and open to the public. Go to to sign up. For more information about the series call 972-272-4429 x232 or [email protected]