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Free mental health counseling services in Dallas, TX for children, adolescents, teens, parents, and families.

Mental Health Services

Providing therapy services for children, adolescents, teens, parents, and families at no cost to the clients.

As part of our purpose to provide treatment to those most affected by the current mental health crisis, the HMHI will provide free, evidenced-based clinical mental health services to children, adolescents, teens, parents, and families within the HeadFirst Counseling therapy practice and our network of providers at various locations.


Through providing personalized and quality mental health treatment at no cost to those most affected by the mental health crisis of our time, we aim to break down barriers to treatment and target the most vulnerable populations who have typically been denied access to services due to inability to pay.

Who Do We Help?

Our Network of Providers includes therapists at all levels of experience and training whom are able to provide therapeutic counseling services to treat the following concerns:

  • Low self-esteem

  • Grief or loss

  • Suicidal Ideation or grief related to suicide

  • Chronic illness or family medical diagnosis, including cancer

  • Bullying

  • Social isolation and friendship concerns

  • Identity development/Identity crisis

  • Stress and worry

  • Post-Covid stress and adjustment concerns

  • Sadness/tearfulness or lack of joy

  • Depression

  • Body image concerns

  • Low self-love or self-acceptance

  • Perfectionism

  • Anxiety

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • ADHD and attention concerns

  • Behavior concerns and oppositional behaviors

  • Extreme emotions and meltdowns in children

  • Potty training concerns

  • Social media pressure/competitiveness

  • Academic stress

Who Do We NOT Help?

Due to the nature of the HMHI and access and availability of providers, we are currently NOT able to assist families with the following presenting concerns:

  • Crisis

  • Complex trauma

  • Domestic violence

  • Sexual abuse

  • Divorce with any upcoming, pending or active litigation

  • History of homicidal ideation

  • History of eating disorders

  • Homelessness

  • Multi-year interventions

How is our team of providers unique?
  • Founded and run by mental health professionals at the forefront of the current mental health pandemic who have a deep understanding of the mental health needs of our generation.

  • Quality, comprehensive community education and counseling services utilizing evidenced-based interventions to improve mental health outcomes for our communities.

  • Accessible to all regardless of ability to pay. We believe that everyone has a right to taking control of their mental health and breaking the cycle of generational trauma and mental health disorders.

Who are the Providers?

The HeadFirst Mental Health Initiative is the nonprofit associated with the therapy group, HeadFirst Counseling.

​HeadFirst Counseling is a private counseling center offering therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and parents in Dallas, TX, with many of the HeadFirst therapists providing services through the HMHI nonprofit.


Additional treatment providers stem from our network of licensed professionals and student therapy interns, ranging from PhD level neuropsychologists to SMU and Dallas Theological Seminary student interns.

We are currently contracted with the following providers and place our HMHI clients in these additional private practices:

HeadFirst Counseling-

Room For Change-

Karen Dumas-

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