Chaise M. Edwards-Hager MA, LPA
Licensed Psychological Associate
In Dallas, we provide individual, group, intensive outpatient, and day treatment. We also offer the RISE program. The RISE program is designed to help individuals who are too severe for once-per-week services but not severe enough to warrant travel to another state for day treatment or intensive outpatient services. The RISE program is 3 sessions of 90-minute Exposure and Response Prevention and Acceptance and Commitment Training offered for a month to facilitate client success in continuing treatment with their outpatient therapist after one month of services.
In our treatment programs we assess for co-occurring disorders and treat most disorders responsive to behavioral intervention that do not significantly disrupt the treatment milieu. That is, we treat co-occurring depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, and in some cases personality disorders.
I am being trained by and working with OCD clients through the Better Living Center for Behavioral Health. So far, I have gained experience with contamination OCD, learning to manage mental compulsions as well as physical, religious obsessions, perfectionism, checking compulsions, and more.
I have worked with clients from many different cultures, with a variety of different religions and also different sexualities. I have experiences with trans clients as well as the LGBTQIA+ community. I believe the most important thing in therapy is respecting your client as a whole person with their own point of view and working with them from there.
Yearly, I complete diversity continuing educations to best serve my clients. I have completed these in areas of LGBTQIA+ and different cultural/religious backgrounds so that I may have more information to better understand the client sitting in front of me. I also take time to hear and listen to my client that is in front of me and learn from their experience within their own culture and life.