Welcome! My name is Cala and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 15 years’ experience helping individuals and families navigate a wide variety of life stressors, with the last 4 of those years working in the mental health field. I have the most experience working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, parenting issues, life transitions, trauma/abuse, autism, behavioral disorders, and ADHD. I also have experience working with depression, self-harm, career guidance, LGBTQ issues, foster care, and adoption.
I have spent much of my professional life as an educator working with other educators on self-care, anxiety, and depression, as well as with students with special behavioral and their families. I decided to join the mental health field because I have a strong passion to build relationships with individuals and families that go beyond my work as an educator. My passion for mental health has been a life long one. I grew up with loved ones that struggled with mental health issues and have made my own mental health a priority. I am an advocate for individuals and families that reach out for help and support with their social and emotional needs, it is the first step to changing their life.
I use a person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, solution focused, and multicultural approach to treatment. My priority is to meet you where you are, and to use the treatment approach that will help you reach your goals while still being mindful of your individual cultural identity and specific life experiences. Mindfulness, solution-focused counseling, and cognitive-behavioral therapy are some of the treatment approaches I will use to partner with you during our time together.
I would describe my style as warm, energetic, and supportive. I take a supportive, but straight forward approach to helping you reach your goals and meet your needs. We will work together to set goals and track your progress along the way, while always focusing on learning practical skills that can be applied to a variety of life situations.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Family conflicts
- Parenting issues
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Personality Disorders , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #79792 (Expires: 2021-10-31)
I’ve only been working with Cala for a short amount of time thus far, but they’re so understanding and thorough in their response. Cala tends to come back from a different perspective than mine and it’s really helpful to view my situation in a new light.
I loved talking with Cala, she truly listens and takes time to address my concerns and worries. She always reply to messages outside our sessions within 24 hours and during sessions we loop back to the convo to fully address any issues I may come across during the week.
Working with Cala High has been incredibly helpful. She is both a good listener and has helpful questions and she has really helped me work through things and figure out new ways to think about other things. She's also really good about checking in with me.
Cala is the best!
Writing from my phone, so there will be brevity. But Cala has excellent positivity and is unfailingly supportive. Im not always sure what I need, but she keeps driving conversation, injecting positivity and engaging with me, which I appreciate.
I have already recommended this service to a friend as a result of my evolving experience with Cala, and that is the best compliment I can pay!
Cala is very warm and a great listener. She's like a friend but with valuable insight. I felt very comfortable talking about an array of issues including my sexuality. I enjoy and look forward to our sessions. She is good at recognizing patterns and I'm almost always left with something to chew on.
Cala has been so great. She has helped me more than all the therapists I have seen in the past combined.
Cala has been wonderful! She listens and hears and understands. She's encouraging and I'm just so thankful for her!
Cala is wonderful, and I'm so thankful to be working with her. She's always there and really goes out of her way to respond to messages, accommodate my crazy schedule, and it's clear to see how much she really cares for her clients. I've recommended her to many of my coworkers, friends, and family.
Cala really cares about her clients, she asks the right questions and addresses concerns before they are raised. She works on you timeline and is very professional.
Cala is a great listener who has helped me through a particularly hard season of my life, I.e. loss of a family member, infertility concerns, and changing military bases.
Cala sent me kind check in messages throughout this time that I found encouraging.
I have been talking to Cala for over a month i think. It has been extremely helpful to have her as a counselor. She listens really well with an open mind, non-judgmental, ask assertive questions and offers a valid point of view. highly recommended
Highly awesome :)
Cala High is a very trustworthy and dedicated therapist. She has helped me so much in just such a short space of time. She creates a safe and comfortable place to discuss your feelings, her honesty in observations helps me to review my thoughts and actions in a much deeper way. I would recommend her for anyone suffering from anxiety. She also has a lovely personality that would make anyone feel comfortable.