Helen GodfreyLPC

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What do you view as a key component of the therapeutic relationship?

Trust. It's hard to be vulnerable and open up to someone. It's essential to have a good relationship with your therapist so you can explore your thoughts and figure out what you really want and/or the root cause that is causing you distress.

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

My undergraduate degree was in French and I had no idea how to translate that into a job. I ended up joining the Peace Corps and following that, moved to Japan and taught English. I had no idea what I wanted nor how to figure it out. As a result, I have a lot of empathy for my clients who are going through a similar experience. I help them by asking relevant questions, offering career assessments, noticing and pointing out patterns, assigning relevant homework, acting as a sounding board and as a partner in the process.

What’s the most profound, insightful, or interesting thing you’ve learned as a mental health professional?

One of the many reasons I love my work is because I never know what to expect. Each client is unique and comes with different perspectives on the world. I love asking questions and I wait with curiosity to see how my client responds. I see my questions as keys that unlock doors my clients didn't even know were there. Finding these doors, i.e., discovering these hidden aspects and leaving with insight into who they are and what they want is life changing. I love being part of the process and the journey with my clients.

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Careers

General Expertise

Work Stress

Self-Esteem

Communication issues

Life coaching

Life transitions

Stress

Coping Skills

Fees

$165

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Individual Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Coaching

Person-Centered Therapy

Training / Certifications

National Board Certified Counselor

National Board Certified Coach

Beck Institute: CBT Essentials; CBT for Anxiety; CBT for Depression

Licensure

TX, LPC, 67778

Education

Master of Arts, Counseling, University of San Diego

Work History

Career counselor since 2000. Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Texas since 2014.

Location

Virtual Appointment Only via phone or video, Houston, 77005, TX