Psychotherapy at HappyMe.com is safe, supportive and to the point. If you become our client, you will see how a good therapist gently guides the therapeutic focus to solutions.
For over 20 years Clinical Director Gary N. Bourland, MA, LMFT, LCDC, has run the gamut as a mental health professional. Having worked at many psychiatric hospitals in the Dallas area, his experience ranges from developing and directing inpatient psychiatric programming, including years of direct patient care, to serving as administrator for an entire psychiatric hospital. Early in his career, he worked exclusively with adolescents and children, followed by adults and families later. With experience in most mental health issues, he specializes in individual, couples and family therapy, eating disorders and addictions.
As adjunct professor with Dallas and Collin County Community College Districts, Mr. Bourland has taught various Social Science and Psychology courses over the years, some with specific focus on addictions and eating disorders.
INDIVIDUAL, COUPLES & FAMILIES
Problem solving, clarification, making healthy choices and reaching new levels of happiness is what therapy is about. Complicated family issues—child rearing, blended families, hurt and anger—need to be addressed in the right way. Couples struggling with anger, estrangement, intimacy, infidelity, commitment to the relationship and other issues can benefit from therapy. Being single can also present unique challenges.
RELIGION, EXPECTATIONS AND STRESS
Expectations related to religious beliefs can result in internal conflict or conflict with others. We have counseled spouses of clergy and others experiencing stress due to religion-related issues.
Religion addiction involves obsession with religion to a degree that interferes with a normal stress-free and healthy life. It can include denial and conflict with others. Fear, shame, guilt and anger is common.
We treat religion-related problems respectfully from a mental health standpoint, with a goal of helping one restore balance, reduction of stress, and increased happiness.
The beginning point for anyone with eating disorder or food and body related issues is an Eating Disorders Evaluation. The evaluation outcome provides information for the correct starting point. If outpatient treatment is needed, we can provide eating disorders therapy (1+hrs/wk) and intensive outpatient treatment (6 - 9 hrs/wk) including therapeutic meals, relapse prevention and other therapies.
Clients/patients pay fees out-of-pocket and in advance for all services. Those who pay for services in this manner can protect their anonymity. Employers, insurance or managed care company employees and others will not know their personal issues.
For those who want to file for insurance coverage, we provide a receipt for services paid. Our receipt includes health care provider credentialing information. It is then up to the client/patient and the insurance or managed care company to work out any reimbursement arrangements.
Sometimes insurance coverage will allow a "carve out" or out-of-network coverage. In most cases, this can be determined by you in advance by communicating with your insurance carrier. This Web site is a good resource for companies wanting to know the nature of our services, and you may want to refer them here.
APPOINTMENTS & FEES
Appointment times are available Monday - Friday, daytime and evenings. Please be prepared to pay online, below, at the time you call us to make an appointment. Your payment will be verified immediately and the appointment confirmed.
CANCELED APPOINTMENTS & REFUNDS
You must call in at least 16 hours prior to your appointment to receive a full refund for the appointment. If you fail to do this, please know you will not receive a refund.
Call 972-503-4803 to schedule an appointment.