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Dr. Lyle Cadenhead

The first thing that I would like to tell is you that my family is very important to me. I am a mom, grandma and wife. I have lived in Houston since 1983 but I was born and raised in Baton Rouge. I received my Bachelor's degree and Masters in Business degree at Louisiana State University. I worked as a Banker in downtown Houston until 1991 when I chose to change my career to become an elementary school teacher! I entered the field of education and counseling at that time and never looked back! I taught for 5 years then transitioned to the work of school counseling finishing my Masters in Counseling in 1998. I graduated the PhD Counseling 'Psychology Program at the University of Houston in 2002. I then worked as a psychologist for Houston Independent School District. I interned at HISD and at Baylor's Blue Bird Clinic to learn about counseling and evaluating children and adolescents.

I specialize in counseling and evaluation for children and adolescents from age 18 months to 21 years of age. I speak Spanish. My practice focuses on issues around Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Asperger's Disorder, Adoption and Developmental Transitions.

I formerly taught the Children's Counselling, Adolescent Counselling, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, and Counselling in Schools courses and the University of Houston. I was formerly an adjunct faculty in the Educational Psychology Department.

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Sarah R. Smith

Sarah R. Smith

Parenting is hard, and when your child is struggling it can feel overwhelming. I treat children who are struggling for a variety of reasons: trauma, divorce, big life changes, grief, problems regulating their attention or emotions, developmental delays, and social and academic stress are just a few. For young children, emotional and/or behavioral issues can cause problems at home, at school, and with their peers. As parents, we want our children to thrive. With help, children can learn to manage their emotions and behavior, and develop the skills that will help them succeed.

Play is the natural language of children. It's how they express themselves and make sense of their world. Play therapy provides a safe environment for children to express their thoughts and feelings, manage trauma and stress, and remove obstacles to their development.

I specialize in structured, child-centered play therapy. I provide training and support for caregivers for a variety of parenting issues. Working with you as a partner in the healing process is essential to helping your child reach their full potential. Together we will set goals and develop a plan.


Emma Arceneaux

Emma Arceneaux

Emma is our Office Administrator; she is the one to contact regarding scheduling appointments with Dr. Cadenhead and Sarah R. Smith. She will set you up with and Intake Session and handles all in office Insurance information.





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