I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Texas, with a masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University: Post and a bachelors in Psychology from The University of Georgia. Since the beginning of my undergraduate studies, I have been fervently expanding my knowledge and understanding of psychological wellness and developing the clinical skills needed to help others find healing for themselves.
I have had the opportunity to gain experience working in many settings across the field, including crisis services, residential treatment, student counseling, community mental health and private practice settings with individuals, families, and groups experiencing a diverse range of challenges. I am a Trauma-Informed Care practitioner, with training in EMDR, DBT, TF-CBT and Trauma Informed Yoga and in this work I have routinely led trainings and seminars for colleagues and community partners on LGBTQ+ inclusive practices, trauma-informed approaches and new developments in neuroscience that support integrative therapies.
I bring a holistic, culturally informed and integrative approach to my counseling and strive to build a space of deep collaboration, trust and safety. In that space, my hope is that clients may build connections that uncover the tools, skills, and support they need to thrive. This may include modalities from evidence based practices such as EMDR, DBT, ACT, somatic experiencing, mindfulness and polyvagal theories along with other systems of knowledge from beyond the Western framework. Each client and I work together to develop a plan with the strategies and exercises that are the right fit for their personality and needs. Ultimately, we strive to find a path that strengthens and stretches our sense of curiosity, creativity and community while deepening our connection to ourselves, to others, and to our own understanding of purpose and spirituality.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Intimacy-related issues
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dissociation , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Somatization , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #79168 (Expires: 2023-03-06)
I feel like I'm on an emotional roller coaster every day, but by the time my session is over, I feel like I can breathe again and my mind stays still, even if it's for a minute, it truly does help.
Working with Dria has been great, I feel heard, respected, and supported in our sessions. This has been a better experience for me than with other therapists I’ve seen.
Dria is very knowledgeable, attentive and caring. She is soft spoken and can easily lighten the mood when needed. I feel like she has helped me so much already.
Dria is really helpful and a good person to talk to. So far from the few sessions that we had, I can see improvement in myself. It's hard for me to open up and to express and put my emotions into words but she always understands what I'm trying to say and she guides the sessions in a productive manner to where you feel better after each session. I also have a hard time trusting new people but with Dria I am able to take small step by small step to be the person that I was always meant to be and who I want to be.
Excellent therapist, Dria works with you to create a comprehensive plan to better yourself and address your issues each week. I always feel safe and comfortable talking to her, regardless of the topic and issue at hand.
Dria really helps me talk through my thoughts but most importantly makes me feel like I’m talking to another human
Dria has been such an incredible help to me for months now, she has really understood me in a way that I feel no one else does. She's one of a kind and her wisdom is inspiring and empowering. I trust her with everything and I know she's always there to support me in whatever way she can.
Dria perfectly balances warmth and a compassionate, personable nature with real knowledge and expertise. I love that she creates space for me to explore what I want to in session, and how, before responding to that with exactly the right level of advice, interaction and encouragement. She also shares valuable resources and alternatives so I can look things up in my own time, without any pressure to do so or expectations that I should before my next session. She is also excellent at communicating with me should there be any schedule changes and always makes options available to me as quickly as possible. I always look forward to our sessions and have experienced massive growth, profound shifts and great leaps forward in my self-care and self-development. I am so grateful to have been matched so well with this counsellor.
Dria has been an excellent counselor. Dria listens without judgement and is always able to provide useful tools to help me. I have become very comfortable talking with Dria on a weekly basis and counseling has already begun to make a big impact in my life. I wish I started sooner
Dria has helped me in even the few weeks since we began. I feel lucky and grateful to have been matched with her! She is empathetic and has the expertise to back it up. She truly is amazing and has a client-based approach. I feel listened to and respected <3
Dria is a brightness in my life who offers guidance and hope. She has so many unique and interesting tactics to help me manage my anxiety and sadness. I am excited to see how more time with Dria as my counselor will improve my life.