I commend you for seeking help. It takes a courageous person to admit that there's something they can use an extra lens to see. I am not your typical therapist. I am very non-traditional and edgy. I currently work full-time in community practice with clients 14 and older. I recently became fully licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor, but hold a wealth of experience that has been consistent in the human services field working with the populations I currently service in counseling. I am accepting clients ages 18 and older.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in Texas while holding other credentials in other areas in the State of Texas. I am a Family-Based Safety Service Specialist III with a Texas agency working with families and children. My past experiences align with the industry and population I continue working with throughout other roles and skills. I bring a multicultural and high level of understanding of multiple systems.
My passion developed throughout my life while offering the same genuine level of empathy, problem-solving, and solution-seeking. I hold a non-judgmental attitude and open space for my clients to explore their truths. I offer myself as a passenger and see clients as the drivers of their lives as I ride along in the passenger seat navigating, with my clients until they arrive at the endless possibilities that exist on the other side of fear or the unfamiliar. Many opportunities are behind our smiles, behaviors, and accomplishments, or lack thereof. While on the journey, the client assumes the role of the packaging expert, and I help with repackaging. I offer modalities contingent to each client's needs-Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Reality Therapy.
I've worked with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, some suicidality, self-esteem issues, relationship concerns, pornography use, some personality disorders, and other concerns.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 82253
VT LCMHC 068.0134690TELE
Elaijia was an amazing counselor. She listened to my goal & concerns and was able to give me great feedback in order to achieve them.
Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Elaijia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and coaching
Thank You for helping me through this journey so far. Forever grateful!!
Written on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Elaijia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching