Shanae Graf

Accepting Clients

Do you often wish the dynamics in your family could be different? Or does connecting with your child feel like a struggle? Let's talk!

Student Therapist in McKinney, TX
Supervised by Dr. Becki Welsh, LPC-S, RPT-S

  • Individual
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Whether your child is experiencing behavior issues at home, struggles with school, or has difficulty navigating friendships, I am here to help. I work with your child and you to support and empower you to make healthy changes possible. Children and adults alike benefit from having a safe time and space every week to have someone listen to them and focus on their needs. As an adoptive family, I particularly enjoy helping others in foster care and adoptive communities build connections.

My Background and Approach

Behind every poor choice and disruptive behavior lies an unmet need. My role as the therapist is to help your child/adolescent, and you better understand those needs and how they can be met. Often, parents and caregivers feel like they're failing and don't reach out for help until they're at the end of their rope. My goal is to help your family regain hope and learn new ways to connect without fear of judgment. During each session, I will meet with your child in one of our counseling center's fun and engaging playrooms. Here, your child will have the opportunity to explore, take risks, and enjoy some healthy autonomy. Afterward, you and I will meet for a brief parent feedback to discuss how the past week has gone, general themes I am noticing in the playroom, as well as provide educational and practical support.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

After my family's life-changing play therapy experience, I knew I wanted to help others do the same. Building a connection with your child will not always come naturally, particularly if trauma is involved. Often, we struggle to parent differently than we ourselves were parented or want to take a different approach but don't know how. You are the expert on your child, and together we will formulate goals for your child and your family to work towards. As a transracial, adoptive family, I deeply empathize with parenting children from hard places and the importance of acknowledging and respecting cultural differences. Part of my training includes Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), which is a trauma-informed neuroscience-based approach to child therapy. Also, I am a Christian but will respect every family's beliefs, or non-beliefs, regarding incorporating spirituality into therapy.

I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: Less than a year
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $60/session


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2781 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071-____

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