I have worked as a 911 dispatcher, a crisis/suicide hotline counselor, and a community-based therapist. Got trauma? I got you.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Round Rock, TX
Supervised by Stephanie Cruz-Trevino, MA, LPC-S
Dissociative disorders, including DID, are at times hotly debated, even amongst mental health professionals. I have experience working with clients who have been diagnosed with DID, and you can expect empathy, support, understanding, and an approach that is tailored to you and not a blanket approach to your diagnosis.
Does Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants speak to you? Eeyeore? Are you a "sad potato" who feels like you bring everyone else down? Depression is much more than just "being sad," and it takes more to recover from it than just "cheering up". If it were that easy, we wouldn't need therapists! I recognize how incredibly difficult it is to seek help when you're struggling with depression. If you're reading this, you've taken a powerful step toward feeling better. I can help.
Did you know that suicidal thoughts are incredibly common? Many people are afraid to admit to thoughts of death or suicide, in part because the thoughts are terrifying in and of themselves, but also out of a fear of how people will react. I have worked as a 911 dispatcher as well as a crisis hotline employee (including the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). I have extensive training in crisis counseling, including suicide intervention. Talking about it is the first step to healing.
You help others, but who helps you? I've worked as a 911 dispatcher, and have extensive training in crisis intervention. "Burnout" or compassion fatigue is real, valid, and does NOT mean that you have become a terrible person. Let's work together so that you can feel better, and get back to that passion you have for helping others, without feeling like it is stealing all of your own joy and happiness.