Couples Counseling "Sweetheart Deal"

Valentine’s Day can create a pressure cooker of expectations among couples. Maybe you’re not feeling the same spark you did after the second or third year of marriage? Perhaps you are feeling disconnected and you are looking for a way to rekindle the flame?  

Here's a solution, and one with some added advantages. For new patients, with the purchase of three consecutive couples counseling sessions in February, we are offering $50 off the first session. Consider this our spark to get you and your special someone to a better place.

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Candy Marcum and Carolyn Hall waited a year after the marriage equality ruling to officially tie the knot


DAVID TAFFET | Senior Staff Writer

Candy Marcum and Carolyn Hall’s first date was at Razzle Dazzle Dallas in 1986, when the AIDS crisis was beginning to hit Dallas in a big way.

“It was a time of war, but we knew how to throw a great party and fundraiser,” Marcum said.

The couple already knew each other from their work as activists when they went on that first date. They had met in 1983, when Marcum and her friend and co-worker Howie Daire held a meeting for prospective board members for Oak Lawn Counseling Center, the agency they had created that eventually evolved into Oak Lawn Community Services.

“Carolyn walked in [to the meeting], and I thought: Who is that?” Marcum recalled. But both were in relationships at the time, so they remained just colleagues for awhile.

As Daire’s health declined due to AIDS, Marcum wanted to help him with expenses, so Hall suggested they get together to plan a fundraiser for him.

“I went over several times and we never did plan that party,” Hall said.


Supervising the next generation.

Ian Hammonds shares his experience. 

Candy has offered supervision to LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)-Interns and LFMT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)-Associates under a consistently successful program for over 20 years. Supervision is required for all LPC-Interns and LFMT-Associates to become fully licensed.

“Her work, legacy and qualifications align with the kind of impact a young therapist [like myself] hopes to have someday,” said Ian Hammonds, an LMFT-Associate at Vantage Point Counseling, regarding Candy’s leadership. “In contrast to the toughness of other experienced therapists, Candy’s presence is nothing short of warm and welcoming.”

Hammonds is such a fan of Candy that while most counseling internships last for five months, he completed his in 10.

LPC Intern and LMFT-Associate Supervision Groups meet weekly for 90 hours from 10:00am to 11:30pm on Fridays. The cost is $200 per month. If you are interested in starting Supervision with Candy, contact her at 214-521-1278 or visit her website.

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