John Shackelford Psy.D., Psychologist in Richardson, Texas, 75080

John Shackelford

Psy.D.

John Shackelford

Psy.D.

Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 22077
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Care N' Care
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health

Offices

1701 Gateway Blvd
Suite 405
Richardson, Texas 75080
1005 NE Big Bend Trail
Suite 11
Glen Rose, Texas 76043

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My Approach to Helping

I have always had a heart for those who are hurting or wounded in some way. This no doubt grew out of my own struggles to know myself and heal from childhood wounds and insecurities. Graduate school, my own therapy, and thirty plus years of counseling individuals have given me the experience to hear people's deepest struggles and to show them the path toward healing. I find it meaningful to help someone make the connection between their current struggles and their experiences in childhood. As children, we grew and developed to adapt to our particular family and situation. This helped us survive but it limited us as adults. It is like we are running our lives with twenty or thirty year old software. Thoughts and beliefs that helped us survive, don't work in our adult settings. In a way, helping someone in therapy involves discovering their early software and leading them in ways that help them update their old software - old ways of thinking and behaving. While the software analogy is accurate, good therapy is more of a relational and personal experience. Therapy can help you open up new ways of feeling, thinking, and being in the world. There is hope, but it takes work and a strong desire to become unstuck and to grow.

More Info About My Practice

Three sub-specialties I've developed over the years:
A. Assessment and treatment of ADHD
B. Use of "normal" personality tests to help someone know and understand themselves better:
(1) Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
(2) Enneagram - a nine type system used for psychological and spiritual growth
C. With selected people, I use neurotherapy to balance the brain for better function without medication.
I have used neurotherapy to treat: ADHD, depression, and anxiety.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Types of Therapy

  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychodynamic
  • Transactional Analysis

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