Counseling Helps

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Counseling helps......

...Children... with playground bullying and shaming; guilt from family issues they take upon themselves; loss of a buddy moving away, a family member or a family pet; self-esteem issues; ADHD concerns; and behavioral struggles.


...who struggle with friendship issues and the pressures of being a teen in today's world; anxiety; changes in the family structure; conflict at home and school; loss of a family member, friend, or pet; self-harming behavior as a means of coping; social media issues; academic pressures and extracurricular demands.


...dealing with becoming care-takers of aging parents with failing health; failing business concerns, marriage struggles or impending divorce proceedings; loss of a parent, spouse or child; critical or terminal diagnosis; or just the anxiety and stress of life.

...Families... together and provide support through conversation and activities; help family members manage conflict; and provide strategies for healing and growth.

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Belinda Spurgin, M.Ed., L.P.C.

Belinda Spurgin at her desk.


I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified School Counselor for the State of Texas. I received my Bachelor of Science in Education in 1982 from Baylor University, my Master's Degree in Counselor Education in 1983 from Stephen F. Austin State University and recently completed additional course work in counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce. My formal education has prepared me to counsel individuals, groups, children, adolescents and adults in all walks of life.



I am a retired Educator having completed 32 years of service including 24 years in elementary and secondary counseling. Sandtray Therapy with individuals and groups, as well as Prevention Education have also been important aspects throughout my career in counseling. My experience includes many years of group counseling with children and teenagers including topics such as: stress and anxiety management, friendship and social skills, anger management, children of divorce, study skills, resiliency, and goal setting.  I have also had the privilege of working with families who have adopted children into their homes.  These changes can present opportunities for growth within the family as they adjust to the new family dynamic.


Nature of Counseling

Counseling is a cooperative learning experience providing a means whereby anyone who is willing can change.  The counselor employs directive, instructive, and educational techniques in conjunction with an encouraging, empathetic, and accepting relationship to promote client awareness and insight and to empower the client for change.  My belief in God and His son Jesus Christ provide a basis for my counseling theory. I use a variety of counseling styles and activities in accordance with the needs of the client.

Counseling Methods


Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 


Group counseling allows members to experience new ideas about behavior, practice new behaviors, examine feelings about issues, learn from others within the group, realize they are not alone in their struggles, and experience growth through group participation.

Sand Tray Therapy

Sand tray technique is an expressive activity in counseling that facilitates self-expression and understanding through the use of sand and symbolic materials.  This therapy is a great outlet for growth and healing from the pain and struggles life presents.


I'm here to help you anyway I can.

Please contact me with questions or to schedule an appointment.  If you have a life-threatening emergency, please dial 911.

Counseling Helps

1650 W. Virginia Street, Suite 211, McKinney, TX 75069

(214) 560-2223

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