Starlen RoddyLPC

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

The ways my personality influence my approach to therapy, is through authenticity and positivity. I am a very positive person, and that stems from placing an importance on authenticity! I understand the way I dress, engage, and help clients are different from most counselors, but that is ok! I enjoy helping clients come to the realization that...being their authentic genuine self is freeing and move them one step closer to their definition of happiness.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

My therapeutic style and approach to counseling clients is Positive Psychology with Eclectic therapy. This approach places a primary focus on client's strengths, positive characteristics, happiness, perseverance, and well-being. This approach help clients not only focus on the issues they may be experiencing, but also concentrate on what they are doing well, and how to build on it. I also utilize this approach because it is very flexible .It gives me the opportunity to incorporate other therapeutic approaches and techniques that may better serve the client, depending on their needs and issues.

What would be important for someone to know about working with you?

Something important for someone to know about work with me would be, I accept you for who you are, where you are, regardless of situations and circumstances. I take great pride in being object and accepting, and want to create an atmosphere where you can be your authentic self regardless of what you may be experiencing. No concern is too big or small and think of time together as your happy place!

Specialties

Depression

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Race & Cultural Identity

Stress

General Expertise

Careers

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Self-Esteem

Academic challenges

Adolescent mental health

Anger management

Attachment issues

Fees

$110

First Session

$150

Couples Therapy

$150

Group Therapy

$110

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Strength Based Therapy

Coaching

Eclectic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Person-Centered Therapy

Positive Psychology

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Training / Certifications

Systemic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) Parent Educator

Licensure

TX, LPC, 77059

Education

Masters of Science, Counseling Psychology, Tarleton State University

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, Tarleton State University

Work History

In May 2015, I graduated with my Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Tarleton State University, and soon after moved to Amarillo, Texas. There, I became the Resident Activities Director at Brookdale Sleepy Hollow and had an absolute BLAST working and interacting with our assisted living, plus Alzheimer’s and dementia residents! We participated in everything from bingo (sacred!) to local fashion shows, all while integrating the importance of positivity and purpose. In June 2016, I moved to Waco where I was given the opportunity as an LPC-I to work at the private practice Abounding Aspirations. During my time there, I was able to help provide clients with individual, couples, and marriage counseling. In August 2017, I was offered the opportunity to be a Success Coach at McLennan Community College (MCC). In September 2020, I obtained my LPC and I am currently still working at MCC, where I help and support students dealing with a wide variety of issues such as; stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, relationships issues, boundaries, abandonment struggles and other life circumstances.

Location

1400 College Drive, Waco, 76708, TX