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Bloom Child Psychology


  • What is a psychologist
    A psychologist is a specialist that has earned a doctorate (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in psychology. The process of earning this title typically takes 10-12 years, including undergraduate and graduate studies. Often, one’s full discipline encompasses a separate master’s degree, obtained prior to graduating with a doctoral degree. The training to become a psychologist includes extensive academic coursework, supervised guidance and development in psychotherapy, research conducted in the field of psychology, and education in psychological assessment. Many psychologists will choose areas of focus or specialty to complement their core training. Psychologist is a legally protected term. Therapist, counselor, psychotherapist and other related terms are not legally protected terms, and therefore various professional groups also use these designations. For example, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LFMT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and others may be referred to as a therapist. A licensed psychologist has completed all requirements listed above to earn the psychologist designation, including a year-long pre-doctoral internship prior to graduation. In addition, a licensed psychologist has completed 1+ years of a post-doctoral fellowship after graduation and passed all required testing by the state licensing board in order to independently practice. Dr. Bonny Stewart is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX#34738; expires 05/2024), and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TX#71229; expires 05/2024). For information on how to verify a license, please go to Online Search/Verify a License – Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
  • What are your fees?
    Initial intake appointments are $250. Counseling fees are $200/hr. Psychoeducational, ADHD, &/or Autism Assessment are $200/hr. For detailed fee information, please contact our office.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    No, we are a self-pay practice. We do not accept insurance and are considered out-of-network with all insurance companies. We are happy to provide you with the documentation you need to so you can file your claim directly for out-of-network reimbursement. However, please be aware that in order to submit a mental health claim we are required to provide diagnosis and some information about the treatment you are receiving.
  • How do I know what my insurance will cover?
    Plans vary particularly with regard to mental health coverage. Many insurance policies will reimburse for out-of-network providers after a deductible has been met. Please contact your insurance company to determine your out-of-network benefits.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Payment is due at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check, credit cards, HSA (Health Savings Accounts) cards, and FSA (flexible savings accounts).
  • Do you offer evening and/or weekend appointments?
    Yes, our office offers evening and weekend appointments. Please contact us for availability.
  • How do I initiate services?
    Please fill out a contact form, email, or call our office to schedule a phone consultation to ensure we can meet your needs and guide you through the next steps. Parents will attend the initial 90-minute intake appointment without their child so they can speak freely about their concerns, get to know their therapist, and explore what is bringing you/your child/your family in for counseling and/or assessment.
  • How long are therapy appointments?
    Sessions are generally 45-50 minutes long, however, for young children, the sessions may be shorter. Some sessions may need to be extended depending on your need.
  • How long do I need to come to therapy?
    It is hard to predict the length of time it will take you to meet your goals. A number of factors impact this process including motivation and the severity of the struggle. At your initial appointment, we will work to understand your needs and concerns, discuss recommendations regarding the frequency of session and appropriate approach for your situation.
  • If I bring my child during the day, what do I do about school?"
    Most schools are flexible and understanding of the counseling and evaluation process. We will work closely with your child’s school and provide an excuse note so your child is not penalized.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    Please notify us as soon as possible when you know you cannot attend your appointment and we will work to provide options for rescheduling. Any appointments that are not canceled within 24 hours or no-showed will be charged a full session fee.
  • Who do I contact in case of an emergency?
    We do not have an answering service and do not provide emergency services. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or need immediate care, please use the following resources or go to your nearest emergency room. Emergency Services & Fire Department: 911 Suicide & Crisis Hotline: (214) 828-1000 Teen Crisis Line: (972) 233-TEEN


(214) 774-4648

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