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Education:

  • M.Ed. in Counseling, University of North Texas

  • B.S. in Development and Family Studies, University of North Texas

  • B.A. in Sociology, University of North Texas

 

Additional Advanced Training:

  • Child-Parent Relationship Training (CPRT)

  • Psychoeducational Testing & Evaluation

  • Certified to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - Second edition (ADOS-2)

  • Autplay Therapy

Awards:

  • Named a 2014-2015 and 2022 Mom's Choice Play Therapist in the DFWChild.Com Magazine

  • UNT Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program Scholar

Specializations:

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Attention Difficulties/ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Codependency

  • Depression

  • Developmental Disorders

  • Divorce & Family Conflict

  • Grief and loss

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Harm

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress Management

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Testing & Evaluation

  • Women's Issues

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Twila Farrar

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Owner

Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor (TX)

Licensed Professional Counselor (OK)

Registered Play Therapist - Supervisor

Certified Autism Specialist

Certified AutPlay Therapy Provider

Board Certified Telepractice Specialist

Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Provider

In a world where mental health is often overlooked or under-prioritized, Twila is passionate and dedicated to providing effective counseling services to those in need. She is committed to offering support and guidance to children, teens, and young adults as they navigate anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or various other life stressors. Additionally, Twila is deeply invested in helping adults and couples enhance their life satisfaction as they navigate life's challenges and work to build stronger, healthier relationships.

Twila is a highly accomplished and experienced professional in the field of counseling. With a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas, she has established herself as a licensed professional counselor-Supervisor in the State of Texas.

Twila's dedication and commitment to her profession have been recognized by the Mom's Choice Therapist award, featured in the esteemed DFWChild.Com magazine. She has also received direct education and training in play therapy from renowned experts such as Drs. Garry Landreth, Sue Bratton, and Dee Ray.

Twila's expertise extends beyond traditional counseling methods, as she is also a registered play therapist-Supervisor and a certified autism specialist. Additionally, she is certified as a provider of Autplay therapy, a specialized approach that combines play therapy and behavioral therapy to effectively treat individuals with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, and developmental disabilities.

Twila has extensive training and experience in conducting psychological and educational assessments, including specialized training in the administration of the ADOS-2 assessment instrument known as the “gold standard” for confirming or ruling out diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder. 

Twila's expertise is not confined to her private practice. She frequently serves as an expert witness in court-related cases, providing valuable testimony in multiple courts across North Texas. Furthermore, she offers mental health training and supervision to LPC Associates and professionals seeking their certification as a registered play therapist. 

Twila demonstrates her devotion and leadership to the future of the counseling field. She presents at state and local conferences, private and non-profit organizations, and is frequently invited to be a guest speaker within the counseling program at Southern Methodist University. Twila provides mental health consultation to professionals in various settings, including schools, law practices, and private organizations.

In her practice, Twila offers mental health counseling to individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults. She works with clients in both individual and group settings, including couples and family therapy. Her diverse range of skills allows her to address a wide array of mental health concerns and provide holistic care to her clients.

For professionals looking to establish or enhance their private practice, Twila provides invaluable business consultation. Her knowledge and experience in running a successful practice make her a trusted advisor in this field.

With her diverse skill set, extensive experience, and passion for helping others, Twila Farrar continues to make a significant impact in the field of counseling, providing effective and compassionate care to her clients and promoting mental well-being in the community.

By fostering a safe and nurturing environment, Twila aims to empower individuals in their journey towards emotional well-being. She is ready to embark on your transformative journey towards healing, growth, and ultimate fulfillment.
Recent & Upcoming Speaking Engagements
  • Navigating Autism in the Workplace - Central Market Manager's Meeting - April 2024

  • The Play Therapist Goes to Court: Review of Documentation, Subpoenas, Testimony, and More - Texas Association for Play Therapy annual conference - April 2024

  • Family Court Room: From a Therapist's Perspective - Southern Methodist University - April 2024

  • Why Do They Act That Way?: Understanding the Adolescent Brain - Adolescent Symposium of Texas annual conference - February 2024

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