Hello, I’m Sarah. I'm a counselor and psychotherapist located in the West University area.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX
Every one of us has a drive toward healing and growth. Therapy provides a relationship and an environment where you can learn to trust yourself, trust your experience, accept yourself more fully, and ultimately move toward a more authentic you.
Somatic Experiencing offers a way of working with the nervous system to create more space for ease and authenticity in your life. Different life events can cause disruptions (e.g., people who cross our boundaries, abuse, car accidents, surgery), and our systems can get stuck in automatic responses that no longer serve us. These automatic responses may be experienced as fear, shame, guilt, or anger, among other difficult emotions. Alternatively, we may experience numbness or an absence of feeling. Somatic Experiencing is considered "body centered" because attention is directed toward one's felt sense. Whether we are aware of it or not, or brains get so much information from our bodies. Instead of trying to override what our bodies are telling us, Somatic Experiencing aims for greater integration of body and mind.
I am currently completing my second year of training on my way toward becoming a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Somatic Experiencing (SE) has been tremendously helpful for many of my clients and for me personally. SE is a method of working with your body's automatic responses (think sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of your autonomic nervous system; or fight, flight, and freeze), to help you experience greater embodiment, presence, and ease in your life.
Depression can affect all areas of a person’s life. It can leave you feeling isolated, exhausted, immobilized, and hopeless. I want for you to know that you don't have to stay stuck.
Counseling can help you better understand your anxiety and help you to better regulate your emotions so that your anxiety has less power over your life.