Clients are most successful in therapy when they are motivated and willing to actively participate in the therapy sessions. Therapy is such a powerful tool in moving forward and growing. Everyone has challenging times in their lives and I enjoy being able to watch people grow and recognize their strengths in these hard moments. I will walk alongside you as you process hurts, past trauma, difficult life adjustments, and move towards a cycle of peace and healthiness.
I see clients who are hurting, grieving, tired, and overwhelmed. They need a safe place to sort out their thoughts, emotions, and past experiences. Many times clients are searching for coping skills to deal with stress. They are looking for direction, to begin new healthy habits, and to make a change. Their goals are to not let the past define them, but to forge forward, and discover peace even in the center of life's chaos. There's so much out of our control, but discovering what we can control impacts every other faucet of life. Clients can learn to respond to life, instead of react.
Do you find it difficult to focus especially when you're feeling stressed? Can regular, everyday activities seem like more than you can handle at times? I’m glad than you’ve taken this first step to seek support. I’m here to provide support and guidance as you take steps toward reaching those goals that seemed impossible at one point in your life.
Sometimes an individual may just need skills to move through a “life transition,” clarify life goals, and prioritize steps for reaching those goals. This is more of a coaching situation, and I would love to coach you through this life transition. Finally, I view the therapeutic alliance as a partnership requiring mutual trust, respect, honesty, communication, and commitment to do the work.
**ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS** I have been in private practice for 6 years but I have a total of 15 years of counseling experience. During that 15 years, I have worked with several people with people from all walks of life with a wide range of struggles and it's always gratifying when they find relief and their symptoms begin to improve and, for many, disappear altogether.
I believe people have the capacity to change if provided a safe environment in which to recognize and overcome obstacles or barriers to personal happiness. I am passionate about seeing people experience freedom and seeing marriages healed, and I believe God is the ultimate healer.
Life is challenging and life's expectations can be very demanding. My work as a therapist is to help individuals navigate life with support, understanding, and clarity. My passion is to walk with the client to help them understand the importance of their needs, worth, and purpose while providing a safe space. My span in care includes anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting support, grief, and much more. My goal is to serve with inclusivity in client population, regardless of what life a client may walk. As my client, I strive to obtain personalized care for you while being a supportive advocate for your needs.
If you are ready to shed the pain of the past and soar into a bright new future, I'd love to join your journey and help you along the way. My name is Tracy, and I'm happy you are ready to take the next step in a transformation. I've had more than a decade of experience helping clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD and past/present trauma. My clients appreciate my caring, compassionate, non-judgmental, and genuine counseling style. My therapeutic approaches consist of CBT, mindfulness, solution focused and EMDR. I provide therapy services to clients residing in Texas and Internationally through secure video.
We are all born with a need to feel secure, adequate, accepted, and valued. Counseling offers a safe space to share your fears and hurts as you navigate the path towards healing. It’s an opportunity to discover personal strengths, and work in areas where you might feel stuck. It allows the time and space to share your stories, your struggles, and your desires. You can gain the tools you need to achieve your goals and make the healthy and lasting changes necessary to steer your life in the direction that you want to go.
Do you feel off your game? Unfocused? “Like butter spread across too much bread” as the great Bilbo Baggins once said? I have experience working with dissociative disorders, addiction, anger, burnout, and those that just feel off their game.
****CURRENTLY FULL - CALL TO BE PLACED ON WAITING LIST*** At some point in life, we all come to a crossroads. We are faced with a choice between staying the path we've always taken or changing direction completely. Whether you are facing grief, stress, family struggles or emotional issues, I am here to help you navigate the path you choose to take. I am comfortable and knowledgeable working with clients who are at all ages and stages of life. I look forward to helping you navigate the twists and turns on the road of life!
Therapy is not something done TO you, it is a process done WITH you. I will be right by your side every step of the way to a healthier you. We will move up and down the mountains of your life together. I look at therapy as a joint process, where the therapist and client work together towards the client’s goals. Everyone deserves a safe place to be heard. It is a big step to seek help for life's ups and downs. I'd be honored to help you!
Hello! I am Sharla Knippa, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I am honored to meet and work with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families to find healing and purpose when they are faced with difficult, confusing, or overwhelming events in their lives. I look forward to assisting you in your journey. I want to empower you by guiding you toward making the choices that will yield the most positive interpersonal outcomes based on your strengths.
My purpose is to simply join you in understanding where you are, help comprehend where you want to be, and explore a plan on how you will get there. I believe everyone needs a listening ear, and my desire is for you to do well!
It can happen to anyone. Life is going along just fine, and then before you realize what happened, you find yourself in a tough situation you never expected. Coping with it has been far from easy, to say the least. You're not alone! If it's a traumatic event, if it's ongoing circumstances that impact your mood and overall functioning, perhaps I can help. I have specialized training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, as well as Solutions-Focused Therapy. I use a holistic approach; considering the whole person in their environment.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MFT-A, LPC-A
“If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive” -Brené Brown. Thank you so much for visiting my site. What I have learned about being a human, let alone a therapist, is that everybody has a story. My job is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to tell your story. Life can be very difficult for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes these struggles can feel overwhelming, leaving us confused and hopeless.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Childress 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 Childress 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 Childress, or Child Psychologists in Childress.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Childress 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 Childress 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.