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We believe change happens through tangible, identifiable and measurable goals, and we are here for you every step of the way.

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Multi-Disciplinary Team

Our therapists specialize in different services and maintain different areas of expertise to provide you the experience you need.

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Counseling Services

Are you looking for counseling services to help you work through relationship issues? Are you facing struggles as an individual that are interfering with your daily life? At Stanford Couples Counseling, we offer counseling services throughout North Dallas, Flower Mound, Plano, McKinney, Fort Worth and Uptown Dallas, TX.

Our providers are highly qualified mental health professionals who offer these services to meet your needs and help you improve your relationship, mental health and quality of life. As a collaborative group, we take a holistic approach to counseling services.

As a team, our goal is to give our clients the best care possible and maintain strict confidentiality. Each provider possesses unique specializations and expert training to make them highly qualified in areas such as counseling couples on their relationship dynamics, providing therapy to couples struggling with infertility, and testing, assessing and diagnosing individuals who have experienced trauma.

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What Our Patients Say

If I could give this man 1 million stars I would. Dr. Stanford’s steady, compassionate, non judgmental expertise and counsel has made a lasting impact for my family and in my life personally. To say he was a godsend is no understatement.

Jennifer Leishear
Jennifer Leishear for Dr. Stanford Couples Counseling with Dr. Paul Stanford

Dr. Fast was easy to talk to and helped us work through a few life events. The Stanford group was great to work with and very professional. I would recommend Dr. Fast and Dr. Stanford to any couple or individual.

David Couples Counseling with Dr. Jennifer Fast

We really appreciated Dr. Stanford’s ability to create a relaxed environment, empathy towards multiple points of view, and thoughtful advice. We also appreciated that he gave us custom exercises for outside of therapy that really helped us to progress. Now, post therapy, we are doing great and still reference his advice. Our time with Dr. Stanford helped us to build a foundation of trust and communication that will have lifelong value for us.

Former Couple Client Couples Counseling

Friday was our anniversary and it was the first in a very long time that I felt like we were actually celebrating. Thank you SO much for the part you’ve played in making this happen.

Former Couple Client Couples Counseling

Thank you for being a very calming, thoughtful influence. I have seen counselors a couple times in the past but I never really connected or thought it did much for me. You, on the other hand, actually make me feel better when I leave! Thank you for being there for me during a tough time. Venting, crying and talking this through I know is helping me. For whatever reason, I just seem to innately know that you are excellent at your job – and lucky me, I happened to find you.

Former Individual Client Individual Counseling

Hey Dr. Stanford, I don’t know if you remember me but you helped my wife and I several years ago when you were still in MD. Anyway we are having our second child and bought a new house and are doing very well. So anyway congrats on your practice and I wish you all the best!!!!

Former Couple Client Couples Counseling

Marriage therapy is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to our marriage and our family. It has given us the tools we needed to have the healthiest relationship we’ve ever had, which is a gift we share daily with our children.

Former Couple Client Couples Counseling

Thank you for everything! Dr. Stanford you truly saved my life and helped me through some hard times.

Former Individual Client Individual Counseling

Dr. Stanford is a uniquely talented therapist and is extremely professional. His principal strength is his ability to really listen. He makes poignant connections with the information I’ve shared, which allows me to see a bigger picture and recognize my patterns. He also has a natural ability to see further into my developmental path, but he patiently allows me to walk myself through changes and personal transformation. Dr. Stanford is also action-oriented. He regularly suggests ‘homework’ I can do between sessions which helps me think through the things we discuss. This method of continuous work keeps things moving forward and enables me to more comfortably make major life decisions and gracefully transition through significant changes occurring in my life. I have grown exponentially since working with Dr. Stanford, and I am extremely grateful to be in his care.

Former Individual Client Individual Counseling with Dr. Paul Stanford

Megan is great! We really enjoy talking to her and her advice is really helpful to us.

C. C. with Megan Pardy

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Compassionate & Personalized Therapy

Stanford Couples Counseling is made up of an exceptional group of therapists, each possessing unique specializations. As Marriage and Family Therapists, we have the training and tools to assist individuals as well as couples. Whether you are struggling with depression or anxiety, grief and loss, or difficult life transitions, individual therapy with one of our clinicians can help you cope and progress. We understand that no two people are exactly the same. That’s why our team of mental health professionals will provide personalized treatment to address your specific needs.

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See How Our Empifany App Can Assist You Along with Our Services

Empathy App

The app made by therapists to help you find your path. Dr. Stanford and fellow mental health professional, Dr. Christopher Taylor,
designed this app to help supplement therapy through a very low cost, high quality,
go at your own pace audio experience. There are hundreds of short, 10-minute sessions for you to experience at your convenience.
There's no pressure as all you have to do is think about how you're feeling and select an emotion.
Empathy has everything you need to grow and develop emotionally.Try now for free.

Dr. Paul Stanford

A Note from the Owner

When I started Stanford Couples Counseling in 2015, my goal was to create a practice that attracted high-quality therapists to provide exceptional counseling to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. While we’ve expanded into six offices and serve all Texans virtually, our dedication to providing excellent therapy remains. Here you’ll find a team of caring professionals that strive to produce results for you, your relationships, and your families.

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