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Dyann Avila, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Compassion fatigue
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About me

In our life's journey change is inevitable. With intentionality, and reflection we can move towards growth. As a counselor I seek to support my clients to move towards, healing, self discovery, and living a whole hearted life. My therapeutic approach is a person centered approach. I believe that all can benefit from the process of therapy, and that the therapeutic process can provide a grounded centeredness and strength to support us through the challenges that all will face. Healing and growth can further happen in the context of relationships, and I believe the therapeutic relationship can provide that space. In my work as a clinician my focus has been in supporting individuals, as they move through milestone moments. As a clinician my background in attachment theory, neuroscience, and trauma informed practices are part of my approach. I use a narrative therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal psychotherapy, solution focused approaches, and expressive arts in my practice.

I have over twenty years of experience as a clinician. As a therapist my area of expertise has been in the areas of providing women support through the movement of life's journeys, providing parenting support, and to also to providing support to new parents and parents of special needs children. I offer my clients a safe, nurturing, and reflective space to heal and grow. Supporting clients in working towards decreasing symptoms of depression and anxiety, working through relationship challenges, healing from trauma, are areas of my expertise.

I am honored to have the opportunity to journey with you as you step into your healing, resilience, and purpose.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression Compassion fatigue

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Communication problems, Divorce and separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Isolation / loneliness, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination, Women's issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

TX LCSW 31532


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dyann Avila. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ms. Avila is a true God-send. Very thankful to have her guidance and advice throughout this difficult season in my life. She is the best of the best

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Dyann for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Dyann has helped me learn methods to address my anxiety and deal with grief and day to day stressors. She has a ton of knowledge and resources and a lovely manner.

Written on Feb 26, 2022 after therapy with Dyann for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

I was very pleased with my first session with Ms. Avila. She was warm, friendly and easy to talk to. I feel confident in her knowledge and she seems goal oriented.

Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Dyann for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and self esteem

Dyann is amazing, so helpful and super supportive. I really appreciate her and enjoy booking meetings to speak to her again! 10/10!

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Dyann for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes