Hi I'm Ciara and I'm a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Master of Science in Counseling and currently accepting new clients.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Carrollton, TX
Supervised by Melinda Porter, MA, LPC-S, CST
I am very passionate about working with adolescents. This developmental stage is very challenging at times and I strive to normalize and create solutions to help adolescents with their struggles.
Anxiety is something that can be extremely challenging to handle especially when it gets in the way of day to day activities. I work with clients to develop new coping skills and reframe thought processes to help ease anxiety.
Depression can hold you back from many things. I work with clients to build motivation, boost self-esteem, and develop new coping skills that can help ease the symptoms of depression.
I use a CBT approach for clients who are stuck in negative thought patterns. I help clients challenge these negative thoughts and reframe them to a more positive outlook on. life.
I'm a strong believer in the past shaping the person you are today. I use a Narrative approach to dive deeper into past experiences and separate the issue from the client and to create a new, more positive narrative that can help form solutions for the future.
I use this approach to focus on client's strengths and build onto short-term goals that will ultimately lead to long-term goals. Finding out client's strengths and ways to utilize these strengths can create more positive resources to use when faced with difficult challenges.