Ehab MustafaLPC

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What are some the unique issues faced by clients in your particular field of specialization, in terms of mental health education, care, and/or treatment?

There are certain stigmas, biases, and stereotypes associated with diagnoses and traumas that people in society contend with every day. I understand that these traumas and diagnoses are not something that you choose in your life but are something that happens to you. Or is a diagnosis that you must learn to live with. Nor do they define you. As such, I don't conduct my therapy with these stigmas, biases, and stereotypes in any way the way society can sometimes put them at the forefront. They're an unhealthy addition to therapy for something that a person does not choose for themselves.

What does success look like in therapy? How will a client know that they are making progress?

Success in therapy with me doesn't look the same as with other counselors nor does it look the same for every person. It's not a one size fits all approach. Success is very individualized when it comes to therapy with each person and is measured differently. The way that I approach this is by giving you no more than you can handle at once. I also give you individual benchmarks by which you can measure progress. Slowly this opens up the bigger picture little by little, which starts with recognizing what the issues are, to begin with. If you cannot start with recognizing the issues and then the 'why', then you can never make any progress and succeed in therapy and life. This is the start to changing your thinking that changes your actions.

In what ways does your personality influence your approach to therapy?

Because I come from a different cultural background, I'm very patient and understanding. I'm also very respectful and persistent. I'm a Veteran, which the military is a melting pot of cultures. I'm more culturally competent due to my own life experiences being from another country and from my time in the military, and the exposure to all the cultures there. It gives me a unique perspective and life experience that most do not have, which assists in my approach to therapy.

Specialties

Anxiety

Anger management

Sleep & insomnia issues

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Veterans' issues

General Expertise

Depression

Addiction

Abuse/Survivors of abuse

Body image issues

Caregiver stress & support

Chronic pain

College & graduate student issues

Communication issues

Fees

$80

First Session

$130

Family Therapy

$120

Couples Therapy

$150

Group Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Group Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Eclectic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Training / Certifications

LPC license, Suicide Prevention Safety Planning Training, CALM Suicide Prevention Training, Crisis Management Training, Basic Facilitator Training, Oeration Resilient Families (ORF), ORF Training for Trainers

Licensure

TX, LPC, 77334

Education

Masters of Counseling, LPC; Masters of Psychology; PhD of Psychology

Work History

As a Veteran, I understand the experiences that are part of daily living while in the military. When PTSD becomes part of daily living after that stage of life ends, I can help you learn to manage it. I will help you find therapeutic tools and techniques that help you as an individual when it becomes overwhelming so that you can get back to a normal life. I can help you learn healthy coping skills when you're feeling stressed or having negative thoughts. As the anxiety, insomnia, anger, and urge to self-medicate comes creeping in, I'll be there with you every step of the way.

Location

PO Box 1515, Dickinson, 77539, TX