• Dallas, Texas
  • Preschool 4 -8th Grade

Resource Library

LEAF Resource Book List    . Tutors List (Fall 2017).  Additude Magazine  .  ADHD Parent Teacher Handbook  .      Signs & Symptoms Of Learning Disabilities

The ADHD Guide To Mobile Apps & Digital Tools  Thriving in College with ADHD. Helping Children with ADHD and ASD Sleep  .   The ADHD Guide To Making & Keeping Friends  .   ADHD Homework Survival Guide  .  Secrets Of The Brain    

LEAF Initative

LEAF (Learning Education & Assistance For Families) began as an idea by SMS parents with similar experiences and challenges. This idea was cultivated and soon developed into an organization that will help our community grow together in understanding learning differences among children.

Together we can support one another by providing ideas, information, resources and a place to connect with other families on a similar journey.

Please join us for an upcoming Speaker Series!
Feel free to view our upcoming speaker schedules, resources library, and provide us with feedback on any event or topic of interest.

Upcoming events:


Speaker:  Dr. Kristen Ohlenforst
Date: Tuesday, January 15th
Time: 7pm 
Location: Family Center Upper Lounge, Room 201

ANXIETY – Barking Back at Worries:
Playful strategies for managing childhood & Adolescent anxiety

Everyone has worries. Not all worries are bad—some worries actually keep us safe and healthy. Some worries, however, are so powerful that they undermine healthy coping skills and decision making. For these types of worries, children need developmentally appropriate (and playful!) tools to “boss back” their worries. In her presentation, Dr. Ohlenforst will share the strategies portrayed in her first co-authored children’s picture book, Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare. She’ll model interactions aimed at teaching your child to identify, evaluate, and reframe his/her worried thoughts, much in the way that a loveable Lab named Moose learns to bark back at Fret the Flea. This presentation is geared to parents of children in lower and Middle school, ages 5-14

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Kristen M. Ohlenforst, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and family-based interventions for children, adolescents, and adults. She completed her doctoral training 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. 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. 

You may read more about Dr. Ohlenforst, her speaking engagements, and the services available through Therapy Dallas at www.therapydallas.com