In your search to feel better and have a deeper understanding of your life and goals my experiential approach to therapy can help you make sense of life again. This journey of self discovery is my specialty. I help guide clients through all of life's transitional challenges. I am a licensed mental health counselor who has worked in the field of counseling and education for 25 years and hold two Master degrees. I work with individuals, couples, children/adolescents & families. I lead Children, Adolescents Co Ed and Women's Groups. Other Services: Self Empowerment classes, Relationships Seminars, Divorce and Career Coaching.
I have over 15 years of experience in working with children, adolescents and families in the Chicago, Illinois and Palm Beach, Florida area. I have worked in schools, hospitals and residential treatment settings. I am leading groups for adolescents and see children and adolescents individually and with their families. I work from a family perspective and believe that children and adolescents live, work and play in a larger system that must often be involved in treatment.
My mission is to help children, couples and families to be able to reach their goals and to facilitate what changes need to be made and how, such that their home environment can be peaceful, loving, nurturing and safe. Quality relationships and experiences are needed, to achieve the optimal level of mental health. Sometimes, even small changes can totally shift the home environment, in a positive manner. It is my job to resolve these issues for you. All I need you to do, is to be a willing participant who wants more for yourself and your family.
I have experience treating children, adolescents and adults with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concerns. Seeing such a wide range of clientele has lead me to the belief that the process of therapy should be tailored for each unique situation. I also believe when people have hope and can learn to challenge and replace irrational thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes people are free to experience change. There are many methods to accomplish this and I will help you explore what works for you.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Living this life can be difficult. I have found that everyone encounters trials, and these experiences can have lasting effects on one's whole self (body, mind and spirit). These trials can be anything from significant traumatic events to even negative relational experiences and abuses. I engage my clients with trauma-based approaches from a Christian perspective to allow for adaptive integration of emotional stuck points so a sense of reconciliation and ultimate wholeness can be experienced.
I am a licensed psychologist in the Central Austin area. I have vast experience counseling adolescent and adult clients in individual, couples and family therapy. This experience has shown me that individuals can learn to cope with life's problems more efficiently and effectively. Therapy is a life-enriching process that often helps people become more attuned to themselves, others and the environment such that life feels more meaningful and coherent.
Strength Based Counseling. Maximize your skills and strengths. Develop coping skills for life's challenges. I specialize in EMDR and DBT for trauma, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety/Worry Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic, Health Anxiety, Social & Performance Anxiety Disorders, and Phobias. I provide grief counseling and support for those struggling with obsessions and addictions. IN HOME ONLINE THERAPY services available for shut ins and clients with remote/inaccessible locations available.
If you are struggling with emotional, interpersonal, and addiction issues or trying to manage the effects of a traumatic event just to make it through the day, it can be difficulty to navigate your life at times. These things can have you feeling lost and defeated and may change the way we see ourselves and the world around us. It can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. Our sense of spirituality and our relationships suffer the consequences of our mental health and decrease our quality of life. If any of this sounds familiar to you, it may be time to reach out.
I have spent my career focused on LGBTQ+ issues. As a member of and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, I understand the unique struggles that members of the community face regarding coming out, family complications, self-acceptance, and other issues. I help my clients to navigate these issues, and to live their best life possible.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW, CCTP II, CDWF
Change, fear, and uncertainty are the only constants right now, possibly compounded by resurfacing issues from the past. I don't have a magic wand- I'm not going to tell you it will be ok; that doesn't help anxiety. Here's what I can do: listen + learn about your circumstances/challenges while providing ways to gain a sense of safety and control. I believe we need to be seen and heard before real change is possible. Therapy is a place where the mask can come off so you can see and be who you are. Cursing, crying and questioning are welcome- you have to feel through what's happening without self-consciousness.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT-S, CEDS, E-RYT
I enjoy working with clients across the life span (birth- adulthood) specializing in complex cases. Complex could be defined as any of these: treatment failures, multiple or co-occurring diagnosis, intellectual disabilities or personality disorders. I believe we deserve to live with joy. I am passionate about helping those who feel that they are constantly functioning from a place of fear, suffering and stress. I prefer to utilizes a variety of modalities because I believe that one size does not fit all. Some of my favorite modalities are DBT, family systems therapy, expressive arts, ERP for OCD, EMDR & Prolonged Exposure for PTSD.
Psychotherapy offers a place to be listened to, to be understood without being judged. It is the place where acceptance meets change as psychotherapy aims to provide practical and useful coping skills to learn to better regulate emotions, externalize painful thoughts and communicate more skillfully. Dr. Paillot is ABPP Board Certified in Clinical Psychology. She offers research based psychotherapy both in person and online (using a HIPAA compliant software to unsure your confidentiality and privacy). She offers Individual psychotherapy (ACT, DBT, DBT PE & RODBT), Skills Groups and Couples Therapy (using the Gottman Method).
It takes courage to ask for help and I'm so glad you're here. Overdose, substance use and mental health symptoms are up more than 30 percent and are said to be the hidden pandemic. Wherever you are on that spectrum we are all a little overwhelmed. When all you want is peace and relief from pain and maybe a little hope that things can get better, I am here. I know sometimes it can be hard to see a way out when you're in the middle of your addiction, your anxiety, your trauma so let me see the way for you.
Therapy should be a positive experience. Having experience with a wide variety of people and their unique cultures, family structures, occupations, faith traditions and other critical aspects of diversity adds to my practice capability. I enjoy assisting individuals, couples and families with their decision to engage life and love, more effectively. My goal is to provide therapy in a positive, non-judgmental, yet effective way. When people feel stuck or no viable options to change their lives, I assist them by using a consultative approach.
I believe that I offer something that is a bit different than most other practices. My partner and I, work together in a collaborative manner with an end goal of resolution. We have put together a practice that utilizes tools which others do not. Whether you or your loved one suffers from depression, sleeplessness, anxiety, pain, headaches, suicidal ideation, PTSD, ADHD, panic attacks or you are just having difficulty in your marriage or relationship we work together and have the tools that bring about actual resolution.
Do you feel anxious, dissatisfied, stuck or unhappy with yourself or your life? If so, then I'm glad you found me. I work with high achievers and career focused professionals who are experiencing difficulty with anxiety, self esteem, addictions, relationships, and life and career transitions, helping them to transform sabotaging beliefs and behaviors, increase self awareness and self confidence, make better decisions and move more effectively through life transitions.
Are you trying to make sense of your emotions? Has your life been shaken by separation/divorce or a breakup? Is conflict between your children or your partner's children causing problems in your home or relationship? Does your child’s behavior at home or school create concern? Having problems with those you love can be emotionally draining. This impacts you and those around you. You are not alone. As a result of working with me clients have decreased stress and increased their overall mood and happiness evident by healthier coping skills, co-parenting relationships and blended family homes.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC, NCC
I'm a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and former military spouse of over 20 years. I’m licensed in Maryland, South Carolina, and Georgia, with a background in interdisciplinary care, specializing in an integrative therapeutic approach. I have experience working with a wide variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, ADHD, mood disorders, substance use, relationship difficulties, Women's issues, as well as working with the military, and LGBT populations. My goal is to offer individualized, person-centered care, to help each client meet their individual therapeutic goals.
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT-S, LPC, SEP, CCTP, RYT-200
I offer somatic tablework for people who are working on relationship and attachment issues. This work may also bring up trauma or family of origin issues that may also be unresolved. My somatic training also provides expertise in helping those with chronic illness or pain and how this is related to mental health. Somatic work also is for those with after-effects of surgeries or accidents.
Do you find it difficult to ask for help? Asking for assistance doesn't equate to weakness, it's actually a strength! As an African American / Caribean counselor I am able to serve my community with relatable shared experiences. I pride myself on encouraging my clients to see and be the light that is already within them. I use an integrative approach in that each individual is unique and processes thoughts differently. Mindfulness-based CBT allows clients to find peace within themselves through grounding. This heightened awareness of self enables us to live in accordance with our values even in the face of opposition.