Therapies Offered

  • Individuals:

    Dr. Seamans specializes in working with those who are survivors of violence and trauma and she is experienced in working with the effects of that trauma—PTSD, other anxiety disorders and personality disorders. Other commonly addressed issues include depression, grief and loss and the struggles that go with divorce and other life and role transitions such as childbirth, caregiving, and retirement. Dr. Seamans will work with you collaboratively to develop a plan of care for you, selecting the appropriate treatment modality for maximum effectiveness.

    You can feel better and function better and Dr. Seamans can help…

    At your first appointment Dr. Seamans will work with you to determine your goals for therapy and the most effective way to help you reach those goals. For clients who are dealing with the effects of trauma or are having difficulty managing their anxiety, EMDR may be helpful.


    Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. Developed by Francine Shapiro, PhD., EMDR has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress. EMDR uses bilateral stimulation of the brain, through eye movements like those found in REM sleep, to help process the experiences that are causing problems. When a disturbing event occurs, it can get locked in the brain with the original sounds, thoughts, feelings and body sensations. EMDR helps the brain unlock this material, digest it, and store it in a way that it no longer causes problems in your life. For more information visit

    Many clients have difficulty managing their emotions with overwhelming sadness, fear or anger that interferes with their daily functioning or damages their relationships. Often, when people can’t manage their emotions they turn to unhealthy coping strategies like self-harm, over-eating, or substance abuse. Therapy for emotional management can include Mindfulness, a technique for being totally present in the moment, without judgment, that has been proven to reduce stress and help with depression and anxiety. Dr. Seamans often incorporates Mindfulness with other Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Emotional Regulation skills training to help clients build a life worth living.

    Life transitions Most of us go through life functioning pretty well and then, bam, something happens that throws us for a loop. Your boyfriend walks out on you, your company lays you off, your mother dies, you are diagnosed with a chronic illness … Any one of these can cause the most well adjusted of us to feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. Even “positive” life transitions like having a baby, moving, getting married or retiring cause stress and can trigger depression or anxiety. Dr. Seamans has supported many people as they work through these life transitions with encouragement and creative problem solving to help them make the best decisions and adjust to their new life conditions.

  • Families:

    Teens acting out or acting up? Mother-in-law calling the shots? You and your husband can’t agree on a discipline strategy and the kids are running amok? Worried your child is using drugs, having sex or is in danger of harming herself? Blended family not blending so well? These are just a few of the family issues that can be successfully addressed in family therapy.

    Dr. Seamans will work with your family to solve problems and reduce conflict. Dr. Seamans works from a Structural Family Therapy perspective to strengthen and support parents to be more effective. When parents are on the same page and working together, family tensions decrease and problems can be managed. Dr. Seamans helps parents navigate that road to successful parenting.

    As a Psychologist who has worked with adolescents in psychiatric hospital and in-patient substance abuse settings, Dr. Seamans also has the experience and knowledge to work with more severe problems or to refer you to others who can help.

  • Couples:

    Early marriage adjustment, infidelity, extended family conflict, chore wars, control issues, estrangement and conflict. Dr. Seamans can help you and your partner work to improve your relationship, strengthen your marriage, or to help navigate the untraveled rocky territory of divorce and successful co-parenting.

    When working with couples, the couple is the client, and Dr. Seamans listens to and supports both partners to work through relationship problems. Marriages and relationships have predictable developmental stages and challenges, and Dr. Seamans can help you and your partner through them.

    Dr. Seamans also has worked with many couples and individuals through the difficult divorce, child custody determination and co-parenting processes. Be assured that your children can thrive after divorce, but it is up to you and your partner to make that happen by learning to work together while being apart, and Dr. Seamans can help.

  • Clinical Supervision and Training:

    Dr. Seamans is passionate about mentoring and training new counselors. With many years of experience as an agency manager and clinical supervisor, Dr. Seamans has the expertise and heart to help new counselors hone their skills in individual and group therapy, diagnosis and assessment. She is an approved LPC Supervisor and has limited openings for LPC Interns. Individual and group supervision opportunities may be available.

Why Choose a Psychologist as your Therapist?

And what exactly is a Psychologist, anyway? Psychologists are social scientists trained to study human behavior and mental processes. We use research-based interventions and strategies with proven results and effectiveness to help our clients. Psychologists often have experience working in hospitals and are comfortable working with psychiatrists who are the medical doctors that prescribe mental health medications. I became a psychologist because I wanted to know more, to be a better, more complete therapist to reduce suffering and help people get better. Regardless of degree or training, nothing is more important to successful therapy than your relationship with your therapist. My goal is to provide a nurturing, safe and empathetic therapeutic space so you can trust me to help and empower your family.

Center for Family Development:

As a therapist at the Center for Family Development in North Dallas, Dr. Seamans works collaboratively with other child, adolescent and family counselors to empower families to keep growing and learning. Come join us in our comfortable, easily accessible offices just north of LBJ/635 on the Dallas Parkway.