Education:

  • M.S. in Counseling, Southern Methodist University

  • B.A. in English, Southern Methodist University

Advanced Training:

  • Play Therapy

  • Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT)

Specializations:

  • Anxiety

  • Attention Difficulties/ADHD

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Child-Parent Relationship Concerns

  • Depression

  • Domestic Violence

  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

  • Parenting

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Self Esteem

  • School Issues

  • Sexual Abuse

  • School Issues

  • Sibling Conflict

  • Stress Management

  • Trauma

Shanler hoover

National Certified Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate 

    under supervision of Dr. Jenifer Balch

Shanler understands that coming to counseling can take a great deal of courage and vulnerability. Therefore, she aims to foster an environment where all individuals, regardless of background, feel safe and unconditionally accepted during the therapeutic process. First and foremost, Shanler works to understand her clients’ emotions and helps them feel seen and heard throughout their time together. She values the client’s perspectives and helps them explore and understand their life experiences. Throughout the counseling journey, Shanler searches for an individual’s strengths and resilience, helping them find hope and healing.

Shanler enjoys working with individuals of all ages. She particularly enjoys working with children and adolescents along with their families. She recognizes the importance of regularly meeting with parents and forming a collaborative relationship to enhance the therapeutic process. Shanler values the family unit and works with family members to implement true change within the system. 

 

Shanler’s desire to help children developed through her volunteer experience with abused children with special needs. After graduating from college, Shanler did fundraising and grant writing for a child advocacy non-profit organization. She quickly realized she wanted to engage with children on a deeper and more personal level, leading her to continue with school and work on her graduate degree in counseling. Shanler has spent the last four years volunteering as a child advocate at Dallas CASA; an experience that is near and dear to her heart.

 

Shanler provides individual talk therapy, play therapy, and activity therapy as well as group therapy for children and adults. Her previous clinical experience includes Hope’s Door New Beginning Center, where she counseled survivors of domestic violence and their children. Shanler is skilled in counseling individuals with a variety of behavioral and emotional concerns, including anxiety, depression, attention difficulties, trauma, anger, attachment concerns, and aggressive behavior.

Shanler now offers a sliding scale option. Call us today to find out more information!
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