MY COUNSELING PHILOSOPHY
As humans, we emote facial expressions that are interconnected with our emotional brain (limbic system). What is fascinating is that we cannot see our own face, rather we interpret our experiences by the way our brain reads another's face. From early childhood, we construct what is an "acceptable" face to show others relationally and culturally. We long to bring our true faces to our relational world but often find incongruence and heartache by the way our faces have been received. As a relational therapist, I believe that the therapeutic relationship plays an integral part in healing and transformation. We long to be seen well and have our experiences heard, but are often met with resistance, shame, or a rah rah response like, "You'll be fine" or "It could be worse". You are here because you do not want to settle for superficiality. You long for a richer and a deeper sense of self and meaningful relationship with others. Our work together will entail addressing your present day concerns, while exploring the context of your family of origin, early childhood, and interpersonal dynamics.
Attachment Theory, Relational Psychotherapy, Trauma-based Narrative Therapy, Object Relations, Cross-Cultural Counseling
Adolescents/Children - Nurtured Heart, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Play Therapy
Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas #LPC74495)
American Counseling Association Member