My Approach to Helping
Are you longing for change in your life, but feel stuck and obstructed from moving forward? Hi, I am Sam, a licensed LPC and LMFT in the state of Texas. My role as a counselor is to assist in the process of change that you desire for your life. Most of us are doing the best we can, but there are often obscure roadblocks. The therapeutic process helps to identify and remove obstacles that are getting in the way. My role is to help people work through areas in their life where they might feel stuck and equip them with the skills and support they need to move forward with hope.
There is no need to do this alone. Together we will set goals and begin increasing awareness, developing insight, and establishing connections between patterns of thought, emotions, and behavior. It is easy to talk about the things we want and need, but until we are open and ready to talk about the things that are getting in the way, change will be extremely difficult. I believe growth and health is best created in the context of relationships. My goal is to develop a strong working relationship in which we can be honest, explore areas of growth, and together determine what is blocking the forward movement you would like to see in your life.
I work with adults from all backgrounds and specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, men’s issues, addictions, difficulties associated with life transitions, and couples work. I utilize therapy methods that are grounded in science and maximize our connection to others.
I am skilled in EMDR for trauma and am working towards certification. EMDR is a process by which we work to help you recover from PTSD, Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders.
I also utilize EFT (Emotion Focused Couples Therapy) and Gottman Method Couples Therapy for couples work. I am also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and use these skills along with mindfulness to help my clients reach their goals.
I am passionate about creating an intentional life I enjoy and surrounding myself with people who make me feel a strong sense of connection. I have been married to my wife Jessica for 8 years and together we have a son. When I am not working you can find me hiking, biking, camping, traveling, and seeking new experiences that will transform me as an individual.