Our challenges are always asking something of us. Sometimes they lead us to an emotional truth that's been overlooked, disregarded, or forgotten.
They seem to sap our energy, thwart our goals, ruffle or disorient us. Challenges and symptoms go hand in hand: depression, anxiety, anger, creative blocks or relationship glitches. Sometimes they seem to diminish our choices and keep us from living the values we endorse.
Therapy can help to translate the language of challenges and make sense of what they require of us.
It can be useful in:
Whether short term or longer, therapy can be a way to understand the appearance of symptoms as we gain glimpses of the big picture, which shifts with our perception of it. We might learn from stubborn moods and unwanted behaviors why they are purposeful and pivotal, and use them for their informational value.
I've joined with many courageous people as they work with challenges related to adolescent or midlife ordeals, aging, problems in love and work, substance abuse, grief and loss, illness, and personal growth.Back to top
Everyone goes off course or through troubling times. While you may have navigated some of life's rugged moments by yourself, there's nothing wrong with seeking direction or extra support when you need it.
One reason that therapy can help where just telling-yourself-to-change falls short is the working alliance between therapist and client. This form of interaction can increase self-understanding and help develop skills to meet life's challenges.
I bring myself to this process as someone who is interested in you and in the themes and goals most important in your life. I am eclectic and collaborative in my approach, supporting clients in their own attempts to work with and through their challenges.
This age group can have difficulty understanding and managing their feelings and bouncing back from setbacks. They may present challenging behaviors which disguise their needs or moods that undermine their resiliency.
Adolescence is an exciting but turbulent time of life. This age group may need help in expressing their stresses in a constructive manner. Going through an ordeal is a hallmark of adolescence, but mood disturbances or risky behavior can also occur when there is no adequate way of understanding developing feelings.
Therapy can help promote an internal sense of stability that helps kids cope with or overcome their personal challenges.Back to top
I work with couples who are planning to marry, are married, and those who are not married. Couples therapy focuses on making conflict discussions more functional and constructive. It incorporates research-based interventions that promote effective communication and emotional repair.
Couples therapy also goes beyond surface arguments to explore underlying sources of conflict. It recognizes that there are invisible forces that guide us in our selection of a partner and our conduct in relationship.
Learning relationship-building skills with one's partner can help break through destructive cycles and focus more on growth and healing.
I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Texas, providing therapy and EAP counseling services. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Psychology with honors and a Master's in Social Work.
For over 20 years, I provided therapy and counseling services in a variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and schools in the Houston and Boulder, Colorado areas.
For the last 11 years, I have been in private practice in Pearland.
Your therapy may be covered wholly or in part by your insurance company. EAP counseling services are covered at no cost to you through your EAP. These benefits are often available by companies to employees and their families for short term counseling.
I am on most of the major insurance plans and employee assistance program plans. I offer a few client hours at reduced rates for those in financial hardship without insurance coverage.Back to top
I can be reached by phone at 713.299.8424 or by E-mail to email@example.com.
My office address is 2225 County Road 90, Suite 201-A Pearland, TX 77584. See a map in a new window.
I see clients by appointment on weekdays. Evening appointments may be available for your convenience.