Elaijia EatonLPC

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In what ways have your personal experiences influenced your work with your clients?

I’ve been an empathic person able to understand the multiple complexities of various people and their issues in disagreements, in life or with their stances, but not judge them. I’ve been at low points where I felt unheard and knew how important it was to say those things people were not wanting to hear. Living life this way and navigating through, there was no better position for me to be in than the one I am in where I get to see people who may one day say “Because of you I didn’t give up.” If they don’t say this, the results will.

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

Clients should have an assessment completed to share their information regarding their life story with me. Following assessing and joining my clients to gather information pertaining to who they are and where they come from, we navigate areas that can offset some of the things they thought they got past or work to find out what their treatment goals should be. The next step will be to determine goals. It’s important to know your target to get from the point you started at to where you’re hoping to land.

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

I am a LPC and I am a LCDC. The terms are fancy ways to say that I counsel people who have problems that they acknowledge having. I am used to being in settings where psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health technicians and other integral staff are all onboard. Each respective identity creates a safety net and an option of support for our clients, who sometimes can have all of the services listed or a referral from one service to another. The goal is to collaborate to provide clients the best chances at health and wellness. There’s usually a need to have many providers in the same field, so that people can get second opinions or answers from a diverse group regarding their needs. When people feel limited that can create a sense of stripping them of their autonomy, so options are important.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$110

First Session

$135

Family Therapy

$135

Couples Therapy

$110

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Person-Centered Therapy

Reality Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Cognitive Processing Therapy

EMDR

CBT (Beck Institute)

Licensure

TX, LPC, 82253

Education

Master’s of Science in Human Sciences

Bachelor’s

Work History

Counseling: *established in 2018 with LCDC *developed in 2019 with LCDC and LPC-Intern transitioned LPC-Associate’s license *fully licensed LPC in 2021 In 2019, I began working in a community practice and have the opportunity to maintain contracts to work in schools providing clinical counseling through the community agency’s contract. -Provides clinical counseling in high schools and covered elementary schools during COVID seeing clients facing a wide array of issues. I’ve serviced the following needs and currently see the following needs: -anxiety -depression, -Bipolar disorder -self-esteem issues -domestic violence -substance use problems -sex dialogue/sex needs (positive sex) -porn insight -PTSD -singleness -life transitions -personality maintenance vs social media, -pandemic induced anxiety -pandemic induced stress -See crisis/walk-in clients and open community clients (see clients who show up for counseling outside of schools at main offices) Past addiction experience: Inpatient counseling, PHP, and Outpatient: -intake assessments -treatment plans -biopsychosocial assessments -individual, family, and group counseling. **Family counseling was often conducted via telephone, since families were usually located outside of the Texas-based facility that most clients flew into.** Texas Department of Family & Protective Services: (2014-2019) Family Based Safety Services Specialist III -provided resources and aid -counseling and other referrals -oversight -court -Attempted to preserve family units -involved family and community -best interest for child considered as priority -1 removal total; mostly glue (reunite family) -mitigate problems highlight solutions -incorporate skills useful to diverse families -multiculturalism highlighted Behavioral Health: -managed services -completed assessments -monitored government contracts regarding proper care of individuals living with disabilities and disorders

Location

Remote Therapist, Houston, 77002, TX