Due to the ongoing viral pandemic, I have decided to stop meeting with patients in my office until further notice. I am able to meet via “telemedicine” on a variety of platforms, all of which are secure and encrypted end to end for privacy, or simply via a simple telephone connection. This will decrease the opportunity for social contact – we can all play an important part in slowing the spread of the virus through social distancing and other health measures.
Doing it alone is optional
My doctor just keeps throwing more pills at me. Isn’t there a way to deal with depression without taking all of this medicine?
What if I want to get pregnant. Can I stay well without taking medication?
My counselor talks more about herself than she listens to me!
Not again – awake at 2 AM and my mind won’t stop churning. Too much anxiety!
Maybe I get too close to people too fast and I always wind up getting hurt.
I just can’t control my emotions – I want a normal life!
What did I do last night? I said it wouldn’t happen again, but here I am waking up… somewhere else.
Maybe just a little more coke to help me get going, then I’ll quit.
Its not that bad, I can control it.
Crap – late for work again.
If only there was someone I could talk to about all this.
Are you ready to change?
To find the joy in life, the passion in relationships, and true success?
Psychotherapy with an expert can help you find your way.
Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements.
It varies depending on the personalities of the psychotherapist and patient, and the particular problems brought forward. There are many different methods used to deal with the problems that you hope to address.
Psychotherapy is not like a typical medical doctor visit. Instead, it calls for a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will have to work on things talked about both during our sessions and at home.
Psychotherapy can have benefits and risks. Since therapy often involves discussing unpleasant aspects of your life, you may experience uncomfortable feelings like sadness, guilt, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness. Sometimes a patient makes a decision that is positive for him or her, but may be viewed negatively by another family member.
On the other hand, psychotherapy has also been shown to have substantial benefits. Therapy often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. But it is important to understand that there are no guarantees of what you will experience.
Therapy involves a large commitment of time, money, and energy, so you should be very careful about the therapist you select. If you have questions about our procedures, you should discuss them with me whenever they arise. If your doubts persist, I will be happy to help you set up a meeting with another mental health professional for a second opinion.
The view from The Couch.
How do I get started?
Navigate to the Contact and Scheduling page and follow the simple steps to get registered. I’ll want to have a brief telephone chat with you to be sure your treatment goals align with my practice.
If you are in crisis,
The Texas Health Behavioral Health help line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week: (682) 236-6023
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