My name is Carisa Bustillos Givens, and I have been counseling clients from a wide range of backgrounds for the past 15 years. I am a Professional Counselor licensed in Texas, focused on providing assistance with a wide range of concerns, including crisis, grief, loss and career counseling services and specializing in work and career-related stress, family challenges, blended families, women's and parents' issues, and mediation services. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating every individual with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused counseling, and I will tailor our communication and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
You are courageous for seeking and working towards a more fulfilling and happier life. Sometimes taking the first steps towards a change can cause anxiety or nervousness. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 63292
OR LPC C6984
She is so great. I don’t have the word to describe how great of a therapist she is. I’ve been seeing her for a year now and she understands me in so many ways
Written on Jul 10, 2022 after therapy with Carisa for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and parenting issues
Really enjoyed my sessions with Carisa. She is supportive, good listener and really helps her clients get to the bottom of issues.
Written on Apr 17, 2022 after therapy with Carisa for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and bipolar disorder
Carissa is very caring and always knows exactly what to say. She is supportive and I look forward to our sessions.
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Carisa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Carisa is friendly, supportive, and caring.
Written on Mar 05, 2022 after therapy with Carisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and adhd
Clarissa is amazing at listening I am really enjoying my sessions with her
Written on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with Carisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
She makes me feel seen and heard. She’s great listener and she always offers a fresh perspective to things whilst also validating my feelings. I really appreciate her putting effort into helping me. After every session with her I feel enlightened.
Written on Sep 24, 2021 after therapy with Carisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes