**Now supporting clients in Texas and Minnesota** I believe walking into therapy is one of the bravest gifts you can give yourself. I try to create a calm, safe environment for clients. My style is relational, warm, kind, and encouraging which makes it easy for my clients to relax. I have a genuine, down-to-earth personality and I speak to clients in much the same way that I would talk to a friend or any other person in my life. I am not just a “smile and nod” therapist nor am I just going to stare at you until you start talking. I much prefer to roll up my sleeves and “sit in the suck” with you to make real progress.
How do you find meaning and create a life worth living? How do you create a more vital connection with yourself? What gets in the way of you achieving your goals? As an integrative holistic therapist, my goal is to create a safe relationship to help you uncover your true potential and understand the negative stories that create barriers for you. I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span therapy for depression, anxiety, family support, and beyond. In a supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to your individual needs.
I provide a safe space for you to explore, heal, and flourish; a space without judgement or expectation. In this space my priority is to make sure you feel seen, heard, and understood. You need someone to meet you where you are in your unique journey and sit beside you as you move through the suffering. How will we do this, you ask? I believe in focusing on strengths while challenging unhealthy and unhelpful behaviors that interfere with living your best life. No pain is too small or too big for us to process and find healing comfort.
*EVENING/WKND AVAILABILITY* I believe therapy is a sacred exploration of the self, and that the body helps to archive the journey of the self by responding to thoughts, emotions and behaviors. My intention for our work together is to cultivate a nourishing, safe environment where we can explore these aspects of you in a comfortable way. Using an integrative and holistic approach, I will help you identify and achieve goals, cultivate internal resources to help navigate challenging emotions, and gain insight and self-awareness. I specialize in working with highly sensitive people from diverse backgrounds.
I come to this profession with a drive to bring forth honesty, self-discovery, and self compassion with each person I get the gift to work with. At my core, I see therapy as a transformational process that helps people to heal and become empowered. Through a process of safely unearthing, re-wiring, and re-writing our lived experience, therapy can bring about a shift of perspective that can have a ripple effect of positive changes in someone's life. As your therapist, I use an eclectic, strengths based approach in our work together. I take this process and your time very seriously, as it can be a life changing investment in yourself.
Dreams are messages from our unconscious that help us understand our deepest Self. In our work together we may decipher the language of your unconscious, as well as discover symbolism that may be more general. Dreams are not the only road to self awareness. I will provide a safe, confidential partnership to assist you in your personal work. You can free yourself from patterns that may keep you from living the rich full life you may desire. Depression and anxiety are major roadblocks to success and intimacy. Through the process of psychotherapy you may resume the natural flow of your existence.
My hope for every client is to obtain the highest benefit possible from counseling. I strive to join with each client at the point they feel most comfortable in order to begin the journey of permanent change. By uncovering the inner strengths that everyone possesses, I work with clients to overcome challenging life obstacles while partnering with them to assure the counseling direction is a perfect fit.
I believe that successful therapy starts with a strong, collaborative relationship between the therapist and client. I understand that each one of my clients has a unique story to share and I am committed to listening with empathy and without judgment. My style is conversational, intuitive, and direct with each intervention grounded in evidence-based research.
I am a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, practicing couples therapy using John Gottman's research-based approach (www.gottman.com). He has studied more than 3,000 couples and has identified the factors that distinguish happy from unhappy couples in long-term relationships. Using questionnaires, I would first assess your relationship on these factors and then target the therapy on the identified problem areas. If you feel disconnected from your partner or are locked in conflict, I can teach you some new skills to manage your conflict more productively and develop more intimacy and closeness.
The client (or couple) notices that I am wanting to understand more and more about what it's like to be her or him, rather than presuming. As trust develops, I come to admire the client's willingness to dare a variety of words and feelings. S/he discovers the bolstering agency that comes with self-expression. S/he discovers that s/he can put me back on track if I misunderstand something. We come to be genuine and open about our experience of one another. I feel respectful and honored. Tears and laughter are both welcome . Business: I accept BCBS PPO (not Health Select), United Health Care, and Medicare.
When we open ourselves to the pain of the world, we become the medicine that heals the world. I am a bilingual therapist (Spanish & English) and I work with trauma survivors. I believe in the resilience of each person and bring a great deal of my own creativity to sessions. My areas of specialty include childhood trauma resolution, women's issues, racial and cultural identity challenges.
In my practice, I combine compassion, directness and humor in addressing clients' challenges. Safety, attunement and respect are key elements in the therapeutic relationship, and we cultivate these together. Areas of expertise include trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. I have trained in Hakomi Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy and am an EMDRIA Certified Therapist. I work with individuals aged 20 to 70+. Providing services to military personnel and individuals who have experienced recent traumatic incidents is of special interest to me.
Oftentimes, a precursor to change is strife, difficulty, and confusion about what we truly want. Discerning what we desire – what fills us with vitality- is the work of psychotherapy. It can be difficult to know what we want if we’re stuck in habits, relationships, or patterns that no longer serve us or exist only to help us numb ourselves. Our minds crave novelty, but they also desire stability. But when stability turns to rigidity turns to stagnation – it becomes time for compassionate self-examination. Change is inevitable in life. My work as a counselor helps you make positive changes in your life.
We all feel stuck, lost, or heartbroken at some point in our lives and need help getting back to a good place or back on track....maybe even on a completely new path. I'm here to partner with you to do just that along your journey. I care and I believe you have the strength, resources, and capability to push through obstacles and get to a place where you can feel empowered and hopeful about the direction of your life.
When life and daily stresses pull you down the shame and fear from earlier wounds can wear away tender, hard earned trust in yourself and with others. The result usually is a sense of emotional isolation and loneliness. It takes time but change is possible. Based on advanced neuroscience and better understandings new counseling alternatives are available. My office provides a safe and therapeutic environment to heal and to learn how to leave behind old judgments, frustrations, worries and unhappiness. It is a place to find your true self. To find the purpose and meaning missing in your life, marriage, family, friendships and career.
Are you feeling a lack of purpose in life? I help adults that are anxious, depressed because they feel stuck or lost. I believe that most people struggle with emotional challenges when they have not aligned with their purpose in life. Our goal is to assists you in relieving your inner struggles so you may embody your dreams. Together we will work on the lies, self-deceptions and the fears about the powers you perceive to be outside of yourself that dictate your life. With this approach we work on your inability to make decisions and to trust yourself to do, to make bold choices in life. Transformation is the objective.
I offer individual therapy for adults ages 18 and beyond, with an expertise in developmental trauma recovery. I use a variety of methods including Somatic Experiencing, ART(Accelerated Resolution Therapy), AEDP, Pia Mellody's Post Induction Therapy(Codependency), Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment Theory, and NARM(NeuroAffective Relational Model). My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.
Hello! I am a licensed clinical social worker with 9 years of experience. I specialize in adolescent and young adult mental health. I utilize a strengths-based approach with all clients and believe that clients are the expert in their own life. I use a supportive yet collaborative approach for treating issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, transitions, and low self-esteem. I want to help you navigate life transitions, personal relationships, anxiety, depression, and everyday struggles. **I am currently only accepting clients with availability in the mornings**
I believe everybody has the ability to heal from trauma and experience growth from difficult life experiences. Difficult life experiences – whether recent or from years ago – often impact us relationally, mentally, physically, and emotionally. Anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, phobias, grief, addiction, attachment related issues, and work-related stress do not have to control your life. Our work together will help you reconnect to your true self in order to live a more full and authentic life. I utilize various therapeutic modalities to meet the needs and goals of each individual client.
As a psychologist, I emphasize culturally responsive care. I take a collaborative role in my work with you by adapting my therapeutic strategies to fit your individual needs so that you are achieving the outcomes that you seek. My hope is that you will feel respected and empowered at every step of our work. My approach to therapy is integrative, utilizing primarily a combination of Cognitive Behavioral and Interpersonal techniques with a strong emphasis on the cultural and social factors that shape your life story.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Zilker, Austin are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Zilker, Austin then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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