Seeking out counseling can be a difficult yet ultimately rewarding choice. There are many reasons why people come to counseling or therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes such as a divorce or bereavement issues, or to work on life in developmental transition. Usually counseling is thought of as short term process and therapy as a more long term process. Therapy usually focuses on remediating ineffective thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Counseling is often more of a pursuit of personal exploration and growth. Often counseling and therapy overlap, so drawing a distinct line between the two can be difficult, and I think unnecessary.
Over the years I have found there is an irony to therapy and counseling. Often clients come in with problems that are incredibly painful, stressful, and frightening. After working through their issues clients are often surprised to find they have gained such deep insight, compassion, joy, and wisdom for themselves and others. They often look back at their suffering and can view it as the "best problem of their life." This best problem focus is the goal of therapy and counseling. Entering counseling allows you to be one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
I specialize in the following:
(a) anxiety disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, EMDR, and trauma work,
(b) couples therapy, especially remediating ongoing relationship issues related to trauma, abuse, and neglect,
(c) divorce, co-parenting, and parental coordination and parental facilitation,
(d) sexual problems in relationships,
(e) men's issues, epecially male relationship and sexual issues related to trauma, abuse, and neglect,
(f) psychological assessment of refugees, victims of torture, and political asylum seekers for immigration law settings,
(g) consultation for clinicians and agencies working with traumatized populations,
(h) clinical supervision for LPC licensure
To scheudule and appointment for individual or couples counseling with me please contact:
5806 Mesa Drive, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78731
The business office can set up an appointment for you, answer any questions you may have, and check on your benefits and coverage if you want to use health insurance.
For family law and immigration law services, psychological assessment and evaluation services, LPC clinicnal supervision services, and consultation services please contactme by email: [email protected], or by telephone at 512.589.1066.