Are you experiencing difficulties coping? Not sure where to begin? Arthur Ashe said it best, "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." I would like to help you through this journey. I utilize a conversational and relaxed style of therapy that can be used for all walks of life.
Life is too difficult of a journey to navigate alone. We all need trusted people to help us navigate the ups, the downs, and the winding road we travel in life. I believe that while on your journey through life, having an available, trusted guide to come alongside you, to point you toward truth, to listen with compassion, and to empower you to live the most full and free version of life that you were meant to live is vital. I love having the opportunity to come alongside people who are struggling with life or relationships and help them discover the hope and healing that is available to them.
I have a passion for helping people through difficulties life sometimes brings. Whether it’s relationship issues, parenting issues, anxiety, depression or life transitions, I provide compassionate care to help people take their next step toward the life they desire. My focus is to help people meet their goals as quickly as possible so they can go on living life using the skills gained from counseling. My personal mission statement is: Helping people take their next step through authentic and grace-filled relationships.
It is my desire for all my clients to improve their relationship with God, others and themselves and begin to live lives of HOPE. So, if you are struggling with depression there is HOPE! Paralyzed by anxiety, there is HOPE! Chained to addictions, there is HOPE! In an unsatisfying marriage or relationship, there is HOPE! Overwhelmed as a parent, there is HOPE! Book an appointment today to begin your journey of real hope for life.
You are hurting, and looking for relief from the pain and confusion. Maybe you are up late looking for an answer, courageously calling for help for the first time, or struggling with stepping into counseling again. I am passionate about offering that help, and am dedicated to assisting individuals of all backgrounds attain their utmost potential, overcome life's varying challenges, strengthen relationships, and feel a deeper sense of satisfaction with their lives.
I believe connecting with a therapist is the beginning of resolving many life issues and concerns. I have over 15years of experience with a variety of populations to include active duty military and family members, multiple racial and ethnic backgrounds and senior citizens. My areas of special interest and expertise include adolescents, adults, marital and family therapy, minority population concerns, mood disorders, crisis counseling, LGBT issues, trauma, PTSD and addictions issues. Let your journey to a healthier you start now!
I am passionate about helping clients determine their hopes, dreams and goals and potential obstacles to achieving those goals. Often, I am helping athletes, business leaders or students overcome anxiety, self-doubt, and other limiting factors in their path to self-discovery and growth. I view people as naturally oriented toward growth and improvement, with a passion for tapping into a person's strengths. Please consider partnering with me to develop and surpass your potential!
Dr. Karen Truesdell Bierman, a Licensed Psychologist, has been practicing in the Bulverde/Spring Branch area for the past 16 years. She is a cognitive-behavioral psychologist and sees children, adolescents, families and adults in her clinical practice. She also conducts psychological assessments, Learning Disability and diagnosis, and forensic mental health evaluations. Dr. Karen offers concierge psychology to focus on individual needs. She will accommodate your schedule and meet you where you are in your life and even home/office visits. The best results come from an individualized treatment plan specially designed for you!
Each person has an innate ability to manage their lives; however, sometimes they become overwhelmed and need help to tap into that natural ability. I can help you turn confusion into clarity and lead a more successful life.
I invite you to step into my office, modeled much like my living room. You will feel like a guest in my home; safe, accepted, and relaxed. This encourages the process of healing and change. I understand how difficult starting this journey may be. Setting the appointment is the first step!
My experience has been centered on anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse and assault, crisis pregnancy, narcissistic abuse, and pregnancy loss (stillbirth, abortion, miscarriage). While these experiences seem overwhelming, therapy is a great way to help you identify main issues and themes, set goals, and learn coping skills to help you move forward. I enjoy working with individuals as well as couples, and seeing them grow and move forward towards their goals.
If you are reading this, you are searching for help. Allow me to speak candidly to you. I have been trained to help and I believe that the therapist and the client are a team. Every individual is unique but we all have needs. When these needs are not met the result, many times, can be emptiness, depression, anger or even hopelessness. I don't just sat in a chair with a pad and pen and ask you to "tell me more". I am a listener not a judge often interjecting questions and insights that you may not have considered. My passion is helping others. Let us meet where you are and together we work to get where you want to be.
I have been a licensed clinician since 1988. I started working with families in 1984. I have worked with clients as young as two years old up to seniors eighty years young. I love working with couples, families, children, and teens; helping families with the challenges of adolescence and parenting. I work with couples recovering from infidelity and those desiring to strenthen their relationships. I work with PTSD, and Dissociative Disorders. I am trained in hypnotherapy, and EMDR. I was fortunate to complete my EMDR training (Levels I and II) with Francine Shapiro, PhD, EMDR's originator, in 1994.
You know you want things to be different, but you aren't really sure where to begin or how... that's absolutely okay. Maybe you've tried counseling/therapy before or maybe it's your first time - I'm glad you're here. As a therapist, I strive to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and safe, an environment where we can share in your struggles and build on your strengths.
Sometimes we can feel like we are struggling in life, not fulfilling our purpose, or are unhappy with current circumstances. Through our counseling journey, I will walk alongside of you to find what's impeding your happiness, gratification, purpose, and well-being. We will determine what is interfering with your goals and establish a practical strategy to attaining them. In a welcoming and judge-free environment, we will look at the challenges you face, your thoughts and ideas surrounding your circumstances, and the feelings that you are experiencing. We will use open and honest communication throughout our counseling journey.
I am a family systems therapist who can help you discover your strengths and enable you to leverage what is going well in your life to bring about change. In therapy we will work on "re-framing" situations to give you a fresh perspective and discover healthier, more productive options. Vital parts of treatment are: learning how to problem solve, developing coping mechanisms that work for you, and honing clear communication skills.
LPC's & LPC-Associates provide Christian counseling for all ages. Whether you're struggling with eating disorders, self-image, trauma, loss, depression, anxiety, or just adjusting to the changes in life, you are not alone. We want you to understand how deeply God loves you & to know how precious and perfect you are to him. Christian Counselors provide play therapy, individual counseling, & Biblically based couple's and marriage counseling, Sexual addiction & betrayal, EMDR & Trauma based counseling are areas of specialty. Any marriage can be saved if God is at the center. Need a LPC supervisor? Sherri now has openings available.
I enjoy the thrill of celebrating with my clients as they look back on the significant progress made in overcoming panic attacks, depression, anxiety, PTSD,etc. They feel empowered by the skills and knowledge gained which not only set them free from their current shackles, but gives confidence for the future. I am also deeply thrilled when I see couples once again laughing together and enjoying one another's company!
Do you feel exhausted from trying so desperately to make your relationship better? Has the newness and the excitement of your relationship worn off? Do you ever feel like pulling the covers over your head instead of facing another day of arguing and thinking about divorce? If you answer yes to any of these, you are in a lonely place, where confusion and despair can only cause more uncertainty and misery. Call me to find a time that we can meet. You deserve to be happy in your life.
I am a bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, Texas. I have a masters in Individual and Family Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University. I have worked with families and individuals diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and those who struggle with behavior problems and communication. I help people to utilize their existing strengths and abilities to overcome personal, relational and psychological difficulties.
Do you feel stuck in the same unhealthy patterns and want more for your life? Do you feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed by the memories of a traumatic past? I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma recovery with an emphasis on adult survivors of abuse. We will work collaboratively to develop a plan that fits your needs, whether you are looking for short-term, goal-directed therapy, or long-term therapeutic support.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Bulverde 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 Bulverde 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.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Bulverde, or Child Psychologists in Bulverde.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Bulverde psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Bulverde specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.