The Preston Hollow Early Childhood Association (PHECA), an organization for families with children from birth to five, warmly welcomes those who are new to the neighborhood, and to parenthood, to come and get acquainted!
PHECA is affiliated with the state and National PTA but is not associated with any particular school or religious organization. The annual dues are only $40.
PHECA strives to enrich the lives of neighborhood children by encouraging friendships among families and providing community support.
November General Meeting
Laura McLaughlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist with specialized experience working with children, adolescents, and parents. Laura is the founder of HeadFirst Counseling, a private practice counseling center in Dallas, TX. In her practice, Laura works with clients of all ages to help them reach their full potential by developing their self-worth and becoming their true self. Laura specializes in working with children and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, emotional issues, sexual abuse, domestic violence, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, or issues in the Parent-Child relationship.
Laura has previous experience working with victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse at The Family Place and the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center providing play therapy and activity therapy to help children and teens heal from past abuse and trauma. Laura has also worked in private practice and community mental health settings in Dallas and while living in New York City. She is passionate about helping parents connect with their children and decreasing the stigma around mental health and mental illness through the use of therapy.