If someone is hesitant about therapy, I would let them know they are worth putting forth the effort. Sometimes our fears or apprehensions of things can seem so loud but these are just habits that have been programmed over time. I would invite the person to accept the reality of any fear or concern that might be stopping the process and explaining to themselves that they valuable and they deserve to do good things for themselves.
The person I am working with will find a better outlook and feel more positive. We can use assessments and check ins to monitor the person's progress towards growth. Ideally, the person is going to experience more motivation and even more hopeful.
I had a difficult upbringing and have seen firsthand what is required to make major life changes. I use first hand experience guided by my education to help people accomplish their goals.
Depression often causes people to feel sad, empty, or hopeless, and can cause a lack of interest in life. It can also affect a person's thinking patterns and physical health.
Anxiety can mean nervousness, worry, or self-doubt. Anxiety disorder is a mental health disorder that entails excessive, repeated bouts of worry, anxiety, and/or fear.
Distress stems from a subjective perception of something being unwanted, undesirable, or detrimental to your wellbeing. Excessive stress significantly impairs mental and physical health and is associated with many diseases and conditions.
Trauma is the result of experiencing a perceived, extremely distressful event. Although the stress threshold for each person differs, meaning that each person considers and experiences trauma differently, it is an event that tops one’s threshold. It exceeds one’s ability to cope or emotionally process. Symptoms may include shock, anxiety, confusion, hopelessness, feeling disconnected, mood swings, nightmares, and intrusive thoughts.
Provides couples therapy/counseling
Workplace issues are a common source of stress and can include interpersonal conflict, communication problems, gossip, harassment, discrimination, low motivation and job satisfaction, performance issues, and poor job fit.
Sexuality Based Issues
Sexuality refers to habits and preferences in terms of sexual behavior, which people express in many ways. Issues in this area may be related to confusion or distress about sexuality or sexual identity.
Social anxiety or social phobia is fear of social situations or a fear of interacting with people other than close friends and family. Social anxiety can be persistent, intense, and debilitating, greatly affecting daily life.
Regular involvement with a substance or activity in a compulsive, hard to control way that often has harmful consequences. Often refers to substance use, but can include compulsive behaviors such as sex, gambling, or shopping.
It's normal to experience anger at times, but for some, it becomes so frequent, intense, or difficult to control that it negatively affects their life. Anger management is a structured therapeutic approach toward reducing one’s anger to a point where more appropriate coping and/or conflict management skills are used. Beliefs and thoughts leading toward anger outbursts are explored while healthy coping and interpersonal skills are put into practice.
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Marriage and Family Therapy
The Gottman Method
Gottman Level II
TX, LPC, 63047
M. S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Argosy University
M. A. Psychology (Specializing in Behavioral Medicine), Northcentral University
I have years of experience working people change their lives for the better. I have experience helping people determine if a problem can be changed and work to change the problem, or change how they are viewing the problem if it cannot be changed. I have worked with various agencies and employee assistance programs.
8828 North Stemmons Frwy, Dallas, 75247, TX