I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with seven years experience in counseling. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns but my specialties include parenting difficulties, childhood trauma, abuse, Autism, social difficulties, mood disorders, grief, ADHD, anxiety and depression.
My counseling approach is person-centered and I strive to create an environment in which you feel safe to share your story. I have training and experience in Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational interviewing and Animal Assisted Therapy in Counseling (AAT-C). I am also currently completing training as a Certified Advanced Grief Counseling Specialist and Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist. I look forward to meeting with you and working together to find which therapy modality works best for you.
I have always believed that everyone can benefit from counseling and I believe that is even more true as we have all been touched by the difficulties and challenges of the last few years related to pandemic stress, isolation and loss. At this time, I have appointments available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and I do my best to get your first appointment scheduled the same week you reach out to me to schedule. I have some flexibility if the hours listed on my calendar do not fit into your schedule. Just ask!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 75730
Charesa is amazing! I am healing from significant psychological abuse within my marriage. Although my husband and I have been separated for 3 years due to his porn addiction, I hadn’t been able to get much traction due to severe PTSD symptoms. Charesa and I have been using EMDR for the last 2 months and I am starting to feel as if I can take small steps to move forward. As someone who may be on the autism spectrum, she has been very flexible in our sessions instead of rushing me through the processing. I feel beyond blessed to have found someone who truly gets trauma and I would recommend highly to others who are dealing with intimate partner betrayal trauma!
Written on Nov 29, 2023 after therapy with Charesa for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
She's super nice and super helpful
Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Charesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues
Cheresa is the first therapist i feel is actually putting in work and care into helping me.
Written on Nov 20, 2023 after therapy with Charesa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Charesa has helped me quite a bit these last few months. Having someone to talk to is invaluable and she is great at listening and offering insights.
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Charesa for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Making the decision to start seeing Charesa is the healthiest thing I’ve done for myself in a long time. Though I wouldn’t say I was in a crazy unhealthy position before starting with her, I and the people around me can see a marked improvement in my emotional health since starting with her.
Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Charesa for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues
Such a great listener and very understanding and easy to talk to.
Written on Oct 18, 2023 after therapy with Charesa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management