Dr. Ohlenforst is a licensed psychologist specializing in individual and family-based interventions for children, adolescents, and adults.  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.  Dr. Ohlenforst’s clinical training and education have provided her the invaluable opportunity to work in diverse therapeutic settings, with a wide variety of diagnoses, and in close collaboration with psychiatrists, physicians, teachers, and family members.

Dr. Ohlenforst received her doctoral degree from the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Graduate Program 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.  She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and as volunteer Dallas Clinical Director of A Home Within,  a national nonprofit coordinating provision of pro-bono outpatient psychotherapy to current and former foster youth.

As co-author of Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Daycare, a therapeutic children’s picture book teaching children how to “bark back” at their worries, Dr. Ohlenforst enjoys speaking to groups of parents, students, and professionals on topics related to identifying and managing childhood anxiety. More broadly, she enjoys speaking on a variety of topics pertinent to healthy child and adolescent development, focusing on accessible and effective strategies for parents and children alike.  Additionally, she speaks Spanish fluently.


Licensure and Education

Texas License #34408
California License #21664

Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

The University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Design



Dr. Ohlenforst welcomes invitations to present to and collaborate with audiences comprised of students, parents, faculty, and/or professionals.  Please contact our office at 214-755-6119 or via with any inquiries.

2018-2019 Presentations (Academic Year):

Connecting With the Connected Generation: Parenting in the Age of Screens
St. Monica School (September 2018)

The Power of Positive Reinforcement:
Strategies for increasing motivation, independence, and self-esteem

Presentation 1 (of 3) in Therapy Dallas Fall Parenting Series (October 16, 2018)

Barking Back at Worries:
Playful Strategies for Managing Childhood Anxiety

Castle Hills Elementary (October 2018)
St. Monica’s School (January 2019)

Skills for Setting Limits:
Tools for fostering healthy growth while reducing power struggles

Presentation 2 (of 3) in Therapy Dallas Fall Parenting Series (October 30, 2018)

Parent Presentation (title TBD) 
Jesuit Preparatory School (October 2018)

Parenting: The Ultimate Team Sport
Presentation 3 (of 3) in Therapy Dallas Fall Parenting Series (November 13, 2018)

Connecting During Adolescence:
Exploring the roles of empathy & technology in building healthy relationships

National Charity League of Lantana/Argyle, TX (January 2019)

Parent Presentation (title TBD) 
St. Mark’s School of Texas (January 2019)