I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 10 years of experience working with individuals and families in multiple settings including healthcare systems, schools, and small community based organizations. I have a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master's degree in Social Work from University of Texas-Austin. My experience has given me the opportunity to work with clients dealing with a broad range of issues to include, stress management, major life changes, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues/family problems just to name a few. My treatment style is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I empower clients to tell their story from their lens, while helping them to challenge negative thoughts, improve emotional regulation, increase their self-esteem, encourage their personal growth and development, and empowering them to create their own unique set of strategies to cope with life's twists and turns. I aim to build trust and authentic rapport while addressing my client’s concerns. Knowing that all situations are unique, I will do my best to provide you with the guidance and feedback that is best suited for you.
Whether your challenges are recent or longstanding, whether you are seeking to improve your mood, relationships, or the ability to cope with difficult emotions, seeking help is a difficult yet courageous choice. I would be honored to walk with you on this healing journey, supporting you as you explore restorative paths toward hope and well-being.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Abandonment, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MD LCSW-C 19091
Antonia is an amazing therapist! She’s patient, very good listener, and is so relatable!
Written on Jul 22, 2023 after therapy with Antonia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Antonia is an excellent therapist. She listens, encourages me to explore things deeply, provides insightful feedback and takes care never to judge. She is also so easy to talk to. I truly feel like she could be a friend!
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with Antonia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Ms. Houston has been very helpful and gives useful advice and suggestions to help over come my stress and anxiety .
Written on May 23, 2022 after therapy with Antonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Antonia is very professional, logical and helped me a lot through my healing journey.
Written on Jun 13, 2021 after therapy with Antonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Working with Antonia has been a complete pleasure. From the very beginning I felt so comfortable and welcomed to be myself and share whatever was on my heart and mind. I never felt judged or like “this” (what I wanted to discuss) was too much for her or like I should be ashamed that this is my reality. I finally felt the sense of peace and calm I was looking for. Antonia really helped me to pull back the layers and identify things I never knew were there and connect the dots in ways I’d never realized. She encouraged me in so many ways and provided me with beneficial exercises to complete to assist in my growth and getting me closer to accomplishing the goals I set for myself. Antonia is truly a breath of fresh air and anyone who has the opportunity to work with her is truly in for a treat.
Written on Apr 25, 2021 after therapy with Antonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She's friendly and welcoming, and I quickly felt comfortable talking with her about my personal experiences. She listens and asks questions that make me think about my own experiences in a new way that had been extremely helpful in processing them. I can also feel that she is focusing her expertise and experience on helping me better understand my situation while also guiding me towards a more positive mindset about myself. Having her as my therapist has been immensely beneficial and I'm thankful to be able to talk to her.
Written on Apr 01, 2021 after therapy with Antonia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem