Family Tree Program
The Family Tree Program provides free family counseling (Funded by the state of Texas, TDFPS-STAR) to youth and their families in Denton and Dallas Counties (If you are looking for services in Wise County, see the Family Connection Program.)
Youth is under 18 years old, and meets one of the following criteria:
1. There is family conflict (normal conflict – arguing, bickering, etc…), or
2. Youth has runaway, or
3. Youth has been truant, or
4. Youth has been delinquent
Is this too good to be true?
(…and Other Frequently Asked Questions:)
Yes. Paid for by the State of Texas.
2. Are you using college interns or something?
No. Our therapists are licensed professionals. Other clients pay them $100+/ hour for their services.
3. Is there an income limit to be eligible?
No. If Bill Gate’s daughter starts missing curfew and arguing with her parents, they would be eligible.
4. Are these normal families like mine?
Yes. Most of our families need help with basic parent-child communication, parenting, or common teen issues.
5. Does it help?
It seems to. Here’s what 5,500 of our Family Tree participants said: Summary of Followups
6. Are there eligibility exceptions?
Yes. We can’t serve some with CPS cases and we can’t serve adjudicated youth. We CAN serve deferred adjudication youth. Clients must enter into services voluntarily, and their presenting problem must be appropriate for brief therapy. Call us – we can determine eligibility for you.
7. How does my family get started?
To get more information, contact a Family Tree Case Manager:
(888) 837-0666 or (940) 387-7517
|Dallas County Case Manager:||Rufus Coleman||ext. 7|
|Denton County Case Manager:||Cynthia Easley||ext. 2|
Other Family Tree Staff
|Sadaf Meckfessel, LPC Intern||Program Director||ext. 1|
|Rebekah Gilbert, LPC Intern||Family Tree Therapist||ext. 3|