Dr. Ohlenforst is a licensed psychologist specializing in individual and family-based interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. Her primary areas of specialty include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for individuals with Anxiety Disorders, and individualized Parent Consultation for parents of children and adolescents with various emotional and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Ohlenforst’s clinical training and education have provided her the invaluable opportunity to work in diverse therapeutic settings, with a wide variety of diagnoses, and in close collaboration with psychiatrists, physicians, teachers, and family members.
Dr. Ohlenforst received her doctoral degree from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Graduate Program at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and subsequently completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychology at Stanford School of Medicine. Shortly after returning to Dallas, Dr. Ohlenforst founded Therapy Dallas, a group practice offering coordinated and comprehensive psychological services for children, adolescents, and adults in the Dallas area. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and as volunteer Dallas Clinical Director of A Home Within, a national nonprofit coordinating provision of pro-bono outpatient psychotherapy to current and former foster youth.
As co-author of Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare, a therapeutic children’s picture book teaching children how to “bark back” at their worries, Dr. Ohlenforst enjoys speaking to groups of parents, students, and professionals on topics related to identifying and managing childhood anxiety. More broadly, she enjoys speaking on a variety of topics pertinent to healthy child and adolescent development, focusing on accessible and effective strategies for parents and children alike. Additionally, she speaks Spanish fluently.
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