Anne Cummings Bridge

Counseling for Kids, Couples, Families and Individuals

Everyone has both strengths and weaknesses; the goal is to use our strengths to heal or reduce our weaknesses. Sometimes we simply haven't been prepared to learn from our mistakes. The good news is it can all heal whether it is from the far past, right now or a concern for the future.

We can touch and heal deep pain better with some levity so my style is casual and appropriately humorous. Kids easily engage in discovering toys, writing on the board and reporting on their parents and siblings mistakes which makes it easier to report their own. Kids  of all ages appreciate silliness, so I may inject some therapeutic humor.

Identifying reasonable goals, doing homework outside of session and spreading sessions out as soon as is reasonable are some of the ways to better use our time together. When working with children I rarely see them without a parent or guardian in the room. Coaching you on being more effective using filial play therapy and other strategies works well. We are a team - please look below at  Anne's Job and Your Job for more on this.

I have a Master of Science in Social Work. In addition to my training as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am also licensed as a Marriage & Family Therapist & Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.
Phone: 817 872-ANNE (2663)

Anne's Job:  To be a Coach

A coach helps you to define your goals in ways that can be measured so you know you are making progress.

A coach encourages.
A coach educates.
A coach confronts and does not say what a person necessarily wants to hear.

A coach helps you to assign yourself homework.
A coach helps you to use your money and/or insurance benefits wisely.

A coach is not a friend. (Not to worry, she is friendly)
A coach is not a lie detector or a mind reader.
A coach will tell you if they cannot help you anymore.

Your Job:  To be Coachable

Do your homework.
Do not take on homework that is too big of a stretch.
Tell the truth as best you can. If you neglected to tell her something consider sending her a message.

Be patient with yourself, child, the process of healing etc.  Some people feel worse before they feel better, and it passes.

Think about what is worked on in sessions. Tape recording the session is an option.  Ask Anne if you would like to do this.

Bring your successes. You may have to really look for them but they are there. Successes are often small and overlooked yet are so important for feeling better and doing better.  Anne will help you with this and soon you will be doing it on your own.

Bring your questions. Thinking, “If Anne doesn’t bring it up, then it is not worth saying” is not best for you or your child.

Confront Anne.  If she has done something you don’t like or agree with, say so.

Keep a therapy notebook and bring it with you each time you meet with her.  You might include your goals, successes, mistakes, homework, thoughts, questions, etc.

If you have insurance, keep up with their requirements.
Pay what you owe each time you attend.

Services, Qualifications & Investment

 Issues Treated

Addiction + Chronic Relapse
Anger Management
Anxiety or Fears
Asperger's Syndrome
Attention Deficit (ADD ADHD)
Behavior Problems of Child or Adolescent
Dual Diagnosis
Family Conflict
Impulse Control Disorders
Loss or Grief
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Oppositional Defiance
Peer Relationships
Poor Coping Skills
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Sensory Integration
Self Harm + Suicidal Thoughts
Sexual Abuse


Years in Practice: 30+ Years
School: University of Texas at Arlington
Year Graduated: 1985
License No. and State: 11656 Texas

Treatment Orientation

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Family/Couples Therapy
Play Therapy with caregiver present and learning


Individuals of all ages.
Young children are rarely seen without an adult

Customer Focus

Gender: All
Ethnicity: Any
Religious Orientation: Christian
Children (2 to 12)
Adolescents / Teenagers (13 to 19)

Ways to Have Sessions

In Person
Virtually using secure 8x8 video meeting app
Telephone- double check with your insurance carrier


The Average Cost per session is: $125 - $165 for a forty five minute session.

Cash, checks, credit cards and Venmo are accepted.  Self pay hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays between 8 am and 5 pm.

Many insurance plans are accepted. Please call your insurance carrier to inquire if Anne participates in your plan.  Insurance is accepted Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 8am and 3pm.

To find out what your insurance plan does cover

To complete the Therapy Appointment portal set up once you receive an invitation

To complete a ridiculous amount of paperwork so we are more able to get to work quickly

To do your outside of session work be it thinking, completing a reasonable task you select like just breathing a bit more deeply a few times, securing your tongue between your teeth to not say....

Anne Cummings Bridge Counseling for Kids, Couples, Families and Individuals

The quickest way to contact us is to call.  If you prefer to email please use the form below and allow two business days for a reply.

Azle, TX

817 872-2663

Monday through Thursday by appointment