Counseling Service in Denton, TX.
Hannah Brown, LPC, NCC, Board Certified Counselor
Something is not working but you’re not sure what. Relationships aren’t as satisfying as you thought. Your job or school isn’t doing it for you. What you thought would make you happy just isn’t. Your anxiety is through the roof. You’re tired of holding things in, things that are too scary to tell anyone. Things that you blame yourself for or feel ashamed of. What will people think if they know the truth. You fear rejection and criticism, so you hustle to maintain an image of having it all together. You tell yourself you can handle it. This just makes you feel more alone and isolated which you numb through binging on Netflix, alcohol, or food. Or you may do the complete opposite by continuing to push yourself harder. It feels like every time you accomplish a goal you still don’t feel good enough. It’s like you are stuck on a hamster wheel and don’t know how to get off. You keep hoping the accomplishments will fill this empty hole inside of you. You are ready to stop the hustle and accept that it’s okay to not be okay. You are ready to just be you, whoever that may be. It’s time to stop caring what others think of you. Let go of unrealistic expectations. Give yourself permission to create your own life on your own terms.
Clarissa Christensen, LPC
This isn’t who you really are. Life looks great on the outside, but on the inside, you are scared, overwhelmed, confused, and anxious. It’s showing at work, school, and in your personal relationships. You always seem to fall short and it’s hard to stay motivated. You are a high school student freaking out about college, a college grad who just realized adulting sucks, or a recently divorced single parent trying to navigate dating again. The fear of making the wrong choice has paralyzed you to the point of inaction. It’s time to break out of the rut. Say goodbye to feeling anxious, insecure, overwhelmed, depressed, and imperfect and say hello to feeling confident, calm, competent, joyful, and grateful. I love helping individuals learn how to cope with the stress and anxiety that comes with your ever-changing life. My office provides a warm and safe place to work through whatever is preventing you from making all the big and brave jumps into the life you have always dreamed of living. You owe it to yourself to create an authentic life that aligns with who you really are. Call me to learn how you can begin creating the fulfilled life of purpose you desire. All on your terms.
Natalie Garcia, LPC, NCC, Board Certified
You are tired of being someone you are not. Tired of pretending you have it all together so that others do not find out your secrets and shame. You tend to feel guilt, talk to yourself in a negative way, and struggle with insecurity. Relationships with family or others tend to be difficult which at times leads to anxiety and disconnecting from yourself of others. Sometimes you may think, “I don’t deserve ‘it’”. Change is scary. What you want most is some emotional relief. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space to do just that. I meet you where you are without an agenda. My only rules are that I get to point out inconsistencies, to care more about you than you do yourself for one hour, and when you permit me, push you. Together we will explore what is holding you back and what will lead to your own acceptance, relief, and confidence.
Joey Mowery, LPC, NCC, Board Certified Counselor
You feel like you don’t know yourself or maybe the direction you are going. You have been on this path for so long, that you have lost sight of yourself. You want to make a change but the gravity of the decision is crushing you. Maybe you feel so overwhelmed with trying to figure out who you are, how you got where you are, where you are going, and how to get there that the struggle is leaving you feeling lonely, depressed, anxious, and disconnected. Sometimes feelings can feel like a punch to the gut.
When you got married, you knew that you would have challenges; no one told you that one day you would wake up next to someone you didn’t know anymore. You don’t know when it happened, you just know that this isn’t the person you married. You want to find them again, but you don’t know where to start.
As a therapist, I believe that change happens when we take ownership of our thoughts, feelings, and actions and choose to do something different. I believe that by approaching our pain with honesty, humor, and honor, we can take control over them without allowing them to define us. I want to help you find the tools and learn the skills you need to face your struggles. I want to help you find your place in your challenges so that you can walk through them with courage, power, and wisdom.
Hannah Poe, LPC-Intern Supervised by Lisa Beijan, LPC-S, NCC
You feel misunderstood, unaccepted, or like an outsider in your community wondering if you can break the cycle of your choices leading to difficult consequences. You have trouble trusting people, especially those of authority or when entering new relationships. You struggle with feeling powerless over your circumstances and maybe have you had experiences others consider unreal or imagined. Sometimes we feel our story is too intense or unacceptable to tell others. Society can make us feel out of place or disapproved of sometimes. I think this is common for all of us and could be a great place to start our counseling relationship. Each client needs a different, individualized therapy based on their past and way of being; I will walk with you through your journey at the pace and in the way that fits best for you. I am trained in Induced After Death Communication and am interested in transpersonal experiences that people hesitate to talk about for fear of judgement. Sometimes we grieve in different ways than society lets us feel is acceptable, and I am aware of and open to your experiences. Counseling can seem intimidating and vulnerable, so I am here to help you work through the initial icky feelings and move into a working partnership with one another.
Brandy Stiles, LPC-S
I connect with adolescents and adults that are struggling with big life changes, choices, and feeling trapped in their current situation. You feel like you can’t make decisions. Constant negative cycle of voices in your head. You’re lonely becoming resentful toward everybody. You struggle to forgive yourself and others. You believe that nothing is ever going to change. You envy other lives and idealize them. Many times you may feel you are too busy surviving to think about thriving! You realize the crap from your past is holding you back in some way and you’re stuck! We all fall down and I get to the core quickly to help you get back up. I’m honest, genuine, and real with you. I’m a fighter and I will fight with you and for you to have the life you want. I will help you dig in and unpack the stuff you don’t want to unpack but desperately need to because it holds you back from being the person you want to be!
Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S, NCC, Board Certified Counselor, CDWF, CCISM
I love to work with people that can see the life they want but are struggling to do so. Maybe it’s the overwhelming anxiety of failure, people pleasing, perfection, that nasty negative head trash in your head, or you just shut down. You get inspired but fail to execute over and over. Something is getting in your way! Maybe it’s a relationship that you badly want or want back. You want to connect and feel the intimacy but something is blocking you from experiencing the joy with your partner. There has been past pain and struggles with communication. Forgiveness is hard and with it there is resentment for your partner or the relationship. You’ve tried counseling and therapy before but you missed something or stalled out. Let’s get you unstuck! If you are looking for a therapist that is kind but direct, that will challenge you, insist on doing work outside of the therapy room, and that you may even not like every now and then because I help you to see something you don’t want to, I’m your person. I enjoy working intensely with my clients so they can see progress and results!
I have a special passion for Law Enforcement officers and their spouses. As a law enforcement spouse myself, I have made it my mission to become an expert on law enforcement culture, mental health related issues, and relationships and have been recognized in the Law Enforcement for my knowledge and expertise.