Individual Counseling – adolescents & adults

Counseling | Coaching | Cultivating | Creating

One-on-one counseling for adolescents (ages 13+) and adults who are coping with mental illness, trauma recovery, and/or grief and loss in San Antonio, Texas | 210-382-4155

Confidential, trauma-informed, intersectional therapy for those learning to cope, seeking to heal, and striving to become their authentic selves.

I hold safe space for adolescents and adults to explore, to heal, and to enrich their lives.  My clients embody an array of diverse identities across cultures, spirituality and faith practices, genders, sexualities, and abilities. It is important to me to work within the framework of your values and I invite you to bring the whole of yourself into our sessions together. With compassionate care, centered in truth and kindness, and empowering encouragement I will walk with you through the difficult questions, challenging circumstances, and uncertain seasons.

Individual Counseling Issues:

Trauma Recovery
Complex Trauma (sustained environment of abuse, discrimination, oppression, bullying, violence, violation)
Developmental Trauma (childhood abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, religious/spiritual, neglect, etc)
Single-incident Trauma (assault, rape, personal injury, witnessing or being the victim of a violent event)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Acute Stress Disorder
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Attachment and Interpersonal Relationships

Assertive Communication

Braving Boundaries

Anxiety

Coping and Stress Management

Death and Dying

Depression

Empathy Fatigue & Burn Out

Gender: Identity, Body Dysmorphia, Trans*, Nonbinary

Grief and Loss

Identity and Personhood

Intersectional Therapy

Moving into Thriving :: exploring ways to deepen personal, relational, and/or professional joy

Self Compassion

Sex and Intimacy

Women’s Issues

 

Artwork by Jennifer Alumbaugh, LMFT

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I work with many individuals and love the work we do together.  My training and discipline along with my naturally systems-thinking brain, inspires me to explore the dynamics of each person’s family of origin–who raised you; what was that experience like; how were attachments formed…or not formed; what styles of communication were used; how did people resolve or ignore conflicts; what were the messages you received about who you are and who you are becoming; were there cultural, religious, societal beliefs that shaped your personhood and how you see yourself?  How we developed and who played what roles in our early formation is vital information for understanding the hows and the whys of where we are today.  Intergenerational patterns and dynamics of families of origin provide the relevant historical…and sometimes present context for the ways we engage healthfully or harmfully in our interpersonal relationships–professionally, socially, and intimately.

Artwork by Jennifer Alumbaugh, LMFT

When I engage in the sacred privilege of holding healing space with my clients, I honor the intersecting identities and experiences that shape and inform whole-person development, or wounding.  Because we are not just some of our parts, but we are the sum of all our parts.  And to address interpersonal trauma and violence without addressing community trauma and violence is a negligence of our entire personhood.  Part of my work is owning the privileges and limitations my intersecting identities afford me and collaborating with my clients so they may empower themselves in their journey toward thriving.

You will always know yourself better than anyone else does; I honor and respect that truth in my counseling work.