I believe that relationships shape who we are and impact our behavior. When these relationships become challenging many areas of our lives are affected including school, home, work and individual wellbeing. I strive to create a safe therapeutic space where we can authentically explore those avenues and roadblocks so that each person can have a new experience of themselves and those around them.
Do you feel stuck and unable to figure out what you want, let alone what direction to go in? Maybe it’s work related, a relationship issue, family issues. Or maybe it’s all three. I help individuals and couples figure out what they want, what is keeping them from getting it, and how to overcome obstacles along the way. Many times the things that we tell ourselves are not exactly accurate but they significantly debilitate us nonetheless. If this sounds like you, I can help. Give me a call and let’s get started.
My clients are varied in age, race, and gender. They are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and relationship issues. They need someone to listen and to validate their feelings. They need guidance on how to help regulate big emotions that can be overwhelming. They need to learn coping skills and communication skills to help them connect with others in a healthier way. Their goals are to become better at regulating emotions and getting out of their lower brain which is reactive into their upper brain to problem solve and make good choices. They want to stop the pain of their emotions and learn to live in the truth.
I wish that everyone had a friend or family member to share their deepest pain and struggles with. Unfortunately, it's very common for individuals to feel alone and afraid, even when there may be others around. That's where I hope to help. One of my main goals when I meet with a new client is to provide an environment of acceptance and empathy. I think of the therapeutic relationship as a place to practice letting yourself be seen and known. A place where there is opportunity for more freedom to "just be", without being judged.
Are you looking for someone to support you on your journey towards improving your mental health? Life can be very difficult and overwhelming at times. I have provided counseling in many different settings, including an eating disorder clinic, a residential treatment center for adolescents in the foster care system, a treatment center for adults with substance use disorder and a center for survivors of torture, working with refugees and asylum seekers.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. I have experience working with individuals of all ages, but particularly love working with children, adolescents, and their families. It is important to me to build a safe therapeutic relationship with my clients, allowing them the space to make lasting change and growth.
Whether your child or adolescent struggles with self-esteem, stress, difficult behaviors, neurodivergence, history of trauma or abuse, relationships, school or is experiencing a big life transition such as divorce, death, or illness - or they are expressing feelings of anxiety or depression with no known trigger, - therapy can be a safe space for them to work through their emotions and build on coping strategies. While my current practice is dedicated mostly to child/adolescent clients, I do work with some adults, especially those impacted by cancer, bereavement, infertility, reproductive trauma, ADHD or parenting concerns.
I have been in private practice for 16 years and offer psychotherapy for adults 21 and over. I work with a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, loss and relationship concerns. I incorporate faith-based principles as desired and am inclusive of all backgrounds and orientations. Typically, I work from a cognitive-behavioral approach and I include other theoretical frameworks to provide more effective outcomes. It would truly be my honor and privilege to help anyone seeking growth and fulfillment in life.
My practice embraces an all-encompassing approach toward making changes in multiple areas of your life based on Albert Ellis's theory of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Ellis believed that if you change your thinking, you can change your life. I believe it is important to explore multiple areas of your life and the beliefs you act upon in order to discover opportunities where you can implement empowering changes.
I practice from a Christian perspective but welcome clients from any faith. I want my clients to feel empowered, encouraged and educated during the counseling process.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in working with a diverse group of individuals. My approach is a person-centered eclectic approach that fosters self-acceptance and empowerment. I frequently use CBT and solution focus techniques when assisting in facilitating healthy change. Therapy is about you, your freedom and the healing that occurs through self-exploration, understanding, finding meaning, and deepening one's insight. My role is to help you begin to think, feel, and understand yourself more deeply, empowering lasting change.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor with 12 years of clinical experience, 10 years of business management experience, and 16 years of parenting experience. The concentration of my work is with children, adolescents, and families. I am fortunate to have worked in foster care, psychiatric inpatient care, and outpatient settings with these populations. My practice is equipped with a therapeutic play room and I provide services for children as young as 3.
I consider myself privileged, if not honored, to walk through the life journeys of my clients. I work in a collaborative and facilitative manner with those struggling in relationships, or dealing with anxiety, depression, or work/family issues to name a few. Working with couples and post-menopausal women and their individual struggles in their transitions is also something I enjoy. I believe therapy should be client-centered, goal oriented and short term in nature.
As a counselor I aim to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment where clients feel seen, heard and accepted. I want to help individuals in their journey through healing, and I believe that process begins with trust and genuineness from one’s therapist.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS, LCDC, ADCIII
Do you need someone to talk to and to find solutions to painful emotions and behaviors that are hurting you, your relationships and negatively impacting your quality of life? Call me, I can help. I have experience with most psychological disorders and difficult life circumstances and have helped individuals and families successfully cope with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma recovery, and substance abuse and addiction issues both within self or in the family. I have worked in a variety of settings as a clinician, supervisor, manager and director both before and after starting my own private practice in 2000.
Sports challenges are unique. Understanding the connection between mind and body, and the role played by attitude, emotions, and perspective in achieving excellence is just as important as physical training. Our therapists are specifically trained on the nuances of working with athletes and their issues, which may include: sports performance & anxiety, injury & recovery, body image & eating disorders, post-sports transition, trauma, competition. We know disappointment is not failure. It is the opportunity to move forward into success, much like the mythical Phoenix rising above 'what is' to achieve 'what can be.'
There are many different reasons you may consider seeking a therapist. You may be experiencing significant life disruptions or you may just want to check in around a few things in your life. You may feel stuck in certain areas of daily living, emotional wellness, career or in your most important relationships. Therapy can provide the right environment for you to experience the growth and transformation you desire.
Whether it's life challenges, obstacles or transitions that are prompting you to seek counseling, today you are one step closer to your personal journey of growth and healing. Fear of change is natural, but can prevent us from letting go of old beliefs, behaviors, ways of being and situations that are no longer beneficial to our wellbeing.
Life's a journey, with many unexpected twists and turns. Sometimes we need someone to talk to, someone to share our thoughts and feelings, dreams and fears, and help guide us toward resolution. I want to help my clients navigate this path, and to also experience the possibilities of living their best life possible. I work with older teens and adults, and also specialize in women's issues across the lifespan, as well as those with health concerns. College students are a special interest, as are educators, as I’ve worked as a teacher and school counselor and understand the stress and dynamics associated with the profession.
You are the hero of your own tale; you are a warrior who can rescue yourself. Every warrior needs a tribe, people that are going to support them and rally around you in the darkest of times. Will you allow me to be part of your tribe? Therapy is about you, your freedom and the healing that occurs through self-exploration, understanding, finding meaning, and deepening one's insight. My role is to help you begin to think, feel, and understand yourself more deeply, empowering lasting change. My approach is a person-centered eclectic approach that fosters self-acceptance and empowerment. We will go at your pace, this is your journey.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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 Lakeway, or Child Psychologists in Lakeway.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lakeway 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 Lakeway 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.