I help people tackle life's challenges, overcome depression, and manage anxiety so they can live meaningfully and with purpose.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas
Anxiety and stress are some of the most common concerns that I help clients with. This often includes learning to shift negative patterns of thought and behavior, improving self-image and esteem, and learning easy, accessible tools to manage anxiety and stress confidently whenever they show up. Sometimes this is exactly what you need to decrease or complete therapy, other times we work together to dive deeper and find the roots of that anxiety and process old childhood traumas.
Sometimes, what makes us miserable is not the situation but how we think about the situation. There are also legitimate reasons to experience sadness and grief, but these feelings become less overwhelming as we learn to treat own emotions with compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. I want to help you break free of self-destructive, habitual ways of thinking, to learn skills for coping with distress, and to identify and expand your strengths and sources of positive emotion in your life.
It can be quite difficult to adjust to major life events or changes, which can occur at any stage of life and lead to unfamiliar distressing symptoms. When addressing these challenging transitions, problem solving and distress tolerance are some of the main goals of care. We work together to find the most suitable coping skills, and then collaborate on problem solving skills to address any challenges that have come up during the life transition.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the best validated forms of therapy, and is a useful tool to address multiple emotional challenges and may help to: Learn techniques for coping with stressful life situations, identify ways to manage emotions, resolve relationship conflicts and learn better ways to communicate, cope with grief or loss, overcome emotional trauma related to abuse or violence, and manage chronic physical symptoms.
SFT is a type of therapy that differs from traditional therapy approaches as it doesn't dwell on the problems of the client. Instead, it focuses on the solutions, positive aspects, and resources that the client already possesses or can acquire to overcome their challenges. This approach helps clients feel empowered, build confidence, and develop a positive outlook toward their future. The therapist and the client work collaboratively to identify achievable goals and create desired outcomes.
Existential-humanistic therapy is a relational approach that recognizes the importance of creating a therapy environment that helps clients deepen their awareness of themselves. Existential-humanistic therapy also recognizes the importance of addressing issues of freedom and responsibility, meaning, relationships, and working with one's potential and limitations. Existential therapy seeks to help clients live more authentically, to be focused on the present (not the past).
Relationships are hard! Stress and daily life can cause conflicts that seem difficult or impossible to resolve, with counseling I can help you in these challenging situations to work through your problems, move beyond them, and have more meaningful and peaceful relationships with your family, partner, and friends. Relationship therapy should begin as soon as the problems get in the way of your daily life not just as your ending the relationship.
Relationship Counseling for individuals focuses on helping you improve your relationships with others (spouse, family, friends). We will explore issues in your relationship, work on improving your positive communication skills, improve interactions, reduce your social anxiety, and resolve conflicts. We can also dive deeper into your negative patterns of behavior and how your past trauma or negative experiences have influenced your present thoughts and behaviors.