I love talking to couples about every type of issue that comes up from infidelity to how to squeeze the toothpaste. I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Come see me, be open and honest and let's fix this thing. I also love talking to Men about issues like dating, divorce, sexual dysfunctions and career issues. I have a special place in my heart for police officers as I have 30 years experience in that field (now retired). I understand the unique difficulties cops and their families face.
My goal as a counselor is to first set a firm foundation of trust and comfort. Second becoming aware of clients' presenting issues or challenges, then provide tools to manage and move forward with a healthy and productive life. Clients will quickly learn I'm here to support and encourage them in a less formal role than traditional counselors. I'm not a touchy- feely counselor but do approach my sessions with empathy. I have a very expansive history of highs and lows and learned myself that a little outside help can be life changing. - Proud US Veteran
Hi! My name is Doreen Dempsey. Life can be overwhelming and leave a feeling behind that everything around you is chaotic. I am here to guide you back to the feeling of control through psychotherapy. You can learn new ways to cope with the unforeseen events and learn to make positive changes. My goal is to create a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental environment.
**Accepting Aetna** It is my passion to come alongside people to hear their life stories and helping them navigate their path to find healing and hope. It is my passion to give my clients a safe place to share and to give my clients understanding and resources on how to bridge the gap with where they are and where they want to be. It is my aim to meet you where you are emotionally and spiritually to guide you in the healing process. I believe our true identity and hope is found in Jesus Christ and it would be my privilege to help you be restored.
I am a Christian counselor who works with individuals, families and couples. I help people discover, understand and work toward lasting change while encouraging personal development, growth and accountability. I create a safe, supportive environment while challenging you to achieve your goals.
You realize you need help with the distress and anxiety you feel in some of your relationships. You are not feeling like yourself and wonder how you got to this point. Are you thinking “I need something to change. I just need some direction and support”? Maybe you're not sure what needs changing or even how to go about it. What you do know is that you are exhausted – tired of thinking about all the things you could do or should do. And while you go through a day, a week, a year “doing” what you can, you know there is more to you than this. You are not alone. With support and guidance, you can make changes to get better.
I understand that life is full of challenges and when those challenges directly effect you as an individual or your family and especially your children it can feel overwhelming. In therapy we can address those feelings individually or as a family. Everyone is different in how they express and handle their feelings and so therapy is there to help you figure out what works for you, your family or your children.
I help successful Texas professionals figure out what’s missing. If you don’t know why you’re not happy, let’s talk. If that harsh Inner Critic berates you, let’s talk. Maybe Imposter Syndrome follows you around. Maybe you had an unstable childhood, and no matter how much you achieve, you can’t shake that feeling of being “less than” others. You’re lonely, anxious, and hard on yourself...even though everyone around you thinks you’re so impressive! I help people just like you quiet the Critic, ditch the shame, and feel alive and happy, often for the first time in years.
Every individual has the capacity to achieve their desired potential if given the support they need to become their best, whole self. I use an integrative approach with clients that includes motivational interviewing, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy (SBFT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT).
I chose the path of family therapist, most simply stated, because human beings do not live in a bubble. I believe that connectedness, feeling known and understood by others, has the potential to cultivate wellness despite one’s circumstances and/or history. My passion is grounded in partnering with clients in their journey to enhance their quality of life far beyond their expectations, which often begins with guided self-reflection. Through the utilization of a holistic lens, I work with clients to develop self-worth, to generate motivation to step outside of their "uncomfortable" comfort zones, and to assert healthy boundaries.
Greetings! My name is Divya Brahmbhatt, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Since 2009 I have been working with individuals, children, families, and couples. I provide services in-home, at school, in my office, virtually, in parks, and at coffee shops. I take a Client-Centered Approach, which means I meet the client where they are…focusing on treating the symptoms opposed to the “labels” is the approach I have embraced. I believe you are the expert of your life, so I take a collaborative approach to help you get where you want to be.
TEENS, ADULTS, COUPLES: IN PERSON APPTS AVAILABLE. We live in a world of upheaval, difficulties that can be challenging for even the healthiest Teen, Adult, and Couple. Do you have the ability to cope when life begins to unravel, family breaks down, and anxiety takes over? I am here to listen, support you where you are, and collaborate on new ways to live positively, without anxiety, depression or even addiction. Clients are looking for practical, real life solutions that can be used in real life settings. I provide a supportive, caring, "authentic" therapy environment, through a great counseling relationship with my clients.
Hi! As a clinically-trained therapist, I want you to know that the struggles you face and the traumas you have experienced do not have to define you. You have the ability to create a new path for yourself, to live the life you really want to live. I would love to help you create that life. As a Christian counselor, I believe God created perfection and placed it all in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, sin entered the picture and people have been struggling with the effects of sin ever since. Sometimes that struggle is beyond our resources and understanding. We need to have someone help us through life's troubles.
You do not need to keep trying to cope with disturbing memories. EMDR sessions can relieve the emotion and sensations that are tied to the event and that keep getting triggered, causing endless pain. It is my personal and professional desire to help you gain clarity and peace so that the rest of your life can be fully lived with intention, awareness, and you can actually experience joy again. I can walk you through decreasing the challenges of anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior, academics, communication in relationships, and education of positive parenting practices.
Life in general can be challenging. We are all human and as humans, we will all go through times where we need help. Whether those difficulties include anxiety, depression, refocusing our thoughts, or just the everyday encounters of life, I am here to support you in overcoming life’s struggles and assist you in cultivating resilience. My hope is to help people face the challenges of life, find healthy ways to cope, and positively manage life. I would love to meet with you in person or online.
DO YOU LONG FOR CLOSE, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE? Are you frustrated because of the conflict that keeps you from feeling close to others? I believe that all of us are created to be in relationship with others and that when those relationships aren't working, we experience deep pain. I am relationally-focused and work with individuals, couples and families.
I enjoy working with interpersonal relationships, life transitions (especially in early adulthood), body image, anxiety, shame, and identity formation, and am especially interested in working with women of color and young adult populations. I apply an abolitionist perspective to both counseling and life in general, and as such seek to focalize community care and preventative work in my practice.
Laura provides individual, marital, and family therapy for a wide variety of both clinical and non-clinical issues. Areas of special interest include marital conflict, mood disturbances (anxiety and depression), emotional abuse, divorce and stepfamily issues, low self-esteem and boundary problems, trauma recovery, relationship skills, neuropsychology, and faith-based counseling (if requested).
Do you feel your anxiety and depression take the reins of your life, affecting your ability to make small decisions? Sometimes our overthinking and second guessing take away the happiness and fulfillment we need to function in a productive way, often missing the potential for a fruitful life. Your ability to shift the negative thinking patterns and get out of the dark cloud can benefit you to lead a rewarding life and improve the relationship with yourself and others. I've had the privilege to work with individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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 Friendswood, or Child Psychologists in Friendswood.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Friendswood 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 Friendswood 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.