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The health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff are our highest priority. We are doing everything possible at this time with the information presently known to us to address and mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Child and Family Guidance Center of Texoma. 

To increase public safety, the Child & Family Guidance Center of Texoma suspended in-person services at the center as of March 17th. Existing and new clients will be provided treatment through telehealth. Telehealth is an easy, convenient way to receive services especially during these difficult times.

Staff will communicate with the public via email, phone and online telehealth.

Existing clients: Please email us at to request an appointment.  Your session will be scheduled and you will receive a phone or text message.

New clients: Please fill out the appointment request form by clicking here.  

Free counseling services will be provided to uninsured existing clients and new clients at least through May. 

We are also working on adding a free support program to offer immediate help for difficult days, isolation, resources, etc.

All Kids Hurt Too Co-Parenting Education Seminars and all parenting classes will be suspended through April.

Please email us at with questions or concerns. Note: Because staff will be using their personal cell phones for business purposes you will receive a call from an unknown/blocked caller. 

It is an honor and privilege to serve the mental health and well-being needs of Texoma children and families.  

Brenda Hayward, Executive Director 

Our clinical team is comprised of a highly skilled multi-disciplinary group of mental health professionals that has training in the following:

  • Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

    Providing care in a trauma-informed manner promotes positive health outcomes. A trauma-informed approach is defined by SAMHSA as a program, organization, or system that realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization. (Source)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective combination of talk therapy and behavioral therapy. CBT is a type of psychotherapy in which patients reframe negative thinking patterns into positive thoughts. Transforming one’s thoughts will ultimately result in positive actions and behaviors in difficult moments. (Source)

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

    TF-CBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that addresses the specific emotional and mental health needs of children, adolescents, adult survivors, and families who are struggling to overcome the destructive effects of early trauma. Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy is especially sensitive to the unique problems of youth with post-traumatic stress and mood disorders resulting from abuse, violence, or grief. Because the client is usually a child, TF-CBT often brings non-offending parents or other caregivers into treatment and incorporates principles of family therapy. (Source)

  • ARC Framework

    The Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC) Framework is a flexible, components-based intervention developed for children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, along with their caregiving systems. ARC’s ultimate goal is support children, adolescents, and caregivers in effective engagement in the world, in a manner that is empowered and future-oriented, rather than focused on survival. (Source)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)

    EMDR is a unique, nontraditional form of psychotherapy designed to diminish negative feelings associated with memories of traumatic events. Unlike most forms of talk therapy, EMDR focuses less on the traumatic event itself and more on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from the event. (Source)

  • Child-Parent Relationship Training

    Child-Parent Relationship Training is a combination of play therapy and behavioral therapy for young children and their parents or caregivers. The adults learn and practice new skills and techniques for relating to children with emotional or behavior problems, language issues, developmental disabilities, or mental health disorders. (Source)

  • Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing is a counseling method that helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. (Source)

Types of Therapy Offered by CFGC

  • Play Therapy

    Play has often been described as the language of children. Our specially trained play therapists help young children express their most difficult feelings. Some of the tools therapist use in the play therapy process are games, books, toys, anatomically correct dolls, sand tray therapy, and art therapy.

  • Individual Therapy for Youth and Adults

    Sessions are designed to provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment that allows clients to talk about their struggles and challenges and work through past traumas to increase opportunities for positive change and success.

  • Family Therapy

    Sessions are designed to help families improve familial relationships and enhance family functioning by allowing family members to address issues related to divorce, grief, abuse, single parenting, step parenting, blended families and more.

  • Couples Therapy

    Sessions are designed to provide a safe environment where both individuals in the couple feel heard and are able to work through the presenting problem together.