“From caring comes courage.” These words from Lao Tzu reflect my style of the counseling process. I believe the trust that grows in a therapy relationship has a healing and empowering effect leading people to take courageous steps forward. In collaboration, we tailor therapy to suit your unique circumstances and abilities. One goal of counseling/therapy will be greater understanding of life experiences and acceptance of self, because it is these skills that enable people to deal with issues that once may have interfered with living fully and making solid connections with others.
I approach counseling from from a strength-based perspective, in which I integrate a variety of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), emotional, and body focused techniques (Somatic Experiencing). I frequently find that my clients need to address multiple issues concurrently, such as major life transitions, trauma, or grief. In my work with clients I borrow from attachment and neurological research to create a safe place for exploration. I tend to geek out about the science behind healing and am happy to share as we go through the process if that aids your clarity.
I have much experience with many counseling topics, such as anxiety, depression, and life transitions. Additionally, I have some areas of specialties in which have focused my post graduate training.
Payment is due at each appointment. I offer a limited number sliding scale fee clients and a complimentary initial 20 minute consultation. I will not bill your insurance for sessions, but I am happy to give you a receipt to submit for reimbursement. My reasons for not utilizing insurance include protecting your privacy and providing the best treatment for your specific needs. Many insurance companies require a mental illness diagnosis, place restrictions on what you may work on in counseling, require paperwork including very personal information, and limit treatment options.
To discuss scheduling options please contact me directly at Priscilla@courage-counseling.com or 512-673-3987. Online Sessions available using VSee for Texas residents who are unable to travel to my office.