Dr. David Tharp, board certified psychiatrist and counselor, and the staff at Stonebriar Psychiatric Services are ready to meet your counseling
and psychiatric needs.  Offering a broad range of services, including evaluation,  psychotherapy, counseling and medication management.  Call
us if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, ADHD, family or marital issues, compulsive
behaviors such as sexual addiction, post-traumatic stress related to past abuse, or self esteem issues.  Service area:  Frisco, Plano, McKinney,
Allen, Richardson, Prosper, Celina, Denton, Collin County, Dallas, Fairview, Murphy, Carrollton, Anna, Melissa.

The services offered for adolescents are similar to those for adults, although it is even more frequent that
family or school involvement may be needed to some degree.  
With children under the age of 13, it is necessary to complete a Family Systems Assessment and integrate
family therapy into the individual treatment.  With adolescents, it is often necessary to incorporate this as well,
in order to achieve maximum benefit from treatment.

Because the issues of trust and building a therapeutic relationship are so crucial with the adolescent and their ability to feel
safe in talking about the problems with which they are struggling, parents are generally not informed of everything
that is discussed in the therapy.  

Exceptions to confidentiality would include issues that would present clear risk or danger to the adolescent, and they
are informed of this at the beginning of treatment.  

Attempts are made to help keep parents informed of general progress in the family sessions where the teenager is one or two
sessions including parent(s) may occur prior to the assessment.  This Assessment provides the therapist with Attempts are
made to help keep parents informed of general progress in the family sessions where the teenager is Attempts are made to
help keep parents informed of general progress in the family sessions where the teenager is encouraged to discuss the
necessary issues with his or her parents.  This begins with a Family Systems Assessment, although encouraged to discuss the
necessary issues with his or her parents.  This begins with a Family Systems Assessment, although one or two sessions
including parent(s) may occur prior to the assessment.  This Assessment provides the therapist with important information
on the history and backgrounds of other family members, including the parents, and provides significant insight into parental
beliefs and values as well as the way the family system operates.

The ultimate goal is to help the adolescent develop better skills for managing his/her daily life and relationships, to begin to
fully appreciate his or her innate value as an individual, and to better communicate and relate in more healthy way with
parents and other family members, with peers, and with other authority figures.
Stonebriar Psychiatric Services, P.A.
972-335-2430
3550 Parkwood Blvd.  Suite 705
Frisco, TX  75034