I have been in the counseling field since 1994. I received my M.Ed. from Southwest Texas State University,(now Texas State Univ.) and have worked in several settings, from psychiatric hospital to community based mental health facilities, and finally in my private practice. I am a member of the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association, and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyper-activity Disorder). I am a past president of the Heart of Texas Counseling Association.
From time to time, in all of our lives, we meet obstacles that can cause stress, discomfort, and/or discord. Dealing with life’s complexities at these times can become seemingly over-whelming. Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and even suicidal thoughts may appear. In those situations, a therapist can help you through these rough spots. Problems in personal relationships can become very stressful. With the help of a therapist, many issues that can lead to disharmony in a marriage or between family members, can be worked out or negotiated, and harmony restored. And finally, there are those people with specific needs and issues; such as depression, impulsive behaviors, anger management, and/or various types of destructive behaviors and addictions, or severe interpersonal conflicts stemming from unresolved issues like grief, or guilt. These are all areas where therapy or counseling can be beneficial.
There are about as many types, theories, techniques and approaches to therapy as there are problems that bring you here. I provide an accepting and non-judgemental approach where we can openly share and exchange ideas and goals. Therapy is not magic, although some magical things can happen. It is work; on your part as well as your therapist. As people become more accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment in their lives.
I applaud you for taking this first step in reaching out for help, and look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes Read more...
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Nolan is a great listener.
Mr Garrett has a grasp on life and will help make sense when we ourselves can not make sense
I had a great experience and felt like my counselor understood and encouraged productive dialogue.
He is very supportive and is always there to help me. Thank you
What I like about Nolan is the he has a casual style but finds the threads in our conversations that help me see where I might be able to work on thinking or emotional patterns that cause me anxiety or else leave me with questions. He remembers even off-hand things I say and addresses the them. He's great.
Nolan has the knowledge and expertise that I needed to deal with my situation. I’m truly grateful.
The lifeline I was looking for. Already recommended betterhelp.com to multiple friends! Thanks Mr. Garrett!