Hello and welcome! I am so glad you are here. It takes great courage to take the first step in seeking help.
My name is Norma Jean Salinas, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I earned my bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, and my master’s degree in mental health counseling with "high distinction" from the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, New Mexico. As a mid-life career changer loving my second act, I have accumulated extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in multiple therapeutic settings. I have also successfully treated individuals from all walks of life and backgrounds who were struggling with a variety of issues and challenges.
My style is very warm, empathetic, relaxed, and non-judgmental. At times, I may even use humor if the situation is appropriate. I like to use a client-centered approach because it allows you, the client, to direct your treatment. After all, the client knows himself/herself best and is the expert on his/her own life. My job is to collaborate with you, gently guide you, walk beside you, and hold space for you. I will always meet you where you are at and never force anything upon you.
I utilize an eclectic and integrative approach in working with my clients which means I pull from different evidence-based theories, modalities, and techniques so that I can tailor a treatment plan specific to your goals and needs because there is a no one-size-fits-all approach. This allows me to give you the various tools and skills that will best benefit you in meeting your goals and needs. Equally important is that you choose the right therapist who’s a good fit for you because building a good and solid therapeutic alliance between you (the client) and your therapist is crucial to a successful outcome.
I know that the unknown can be really scary sometimes, but you deserve to feel better and live a full and complete life, so if you are ready to take the next step, and you feel that we would be a good fit, let’s get started. I am here to support, encourage, and empower you, and I would be honored to walk alongside you in your journey.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Attachment Issues, Control Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 75785
Very understanding, knowledgeable, attentive, and easy to work with.
Written on Jun 23, 2023 after therapy with Norma Jean for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
Very polite and understanding very knowledgeable and in tune with her clients
Written on May 25, 2023 after therapy with Norma Jean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is very understanding and helps me to learn ways to improve my life.
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Norma Jean for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Norma Jean is an amazing therapist! She listens to me and supports me, and what I value most is that she does not judge me. I am completely comfortable and look forward to our sessions. She gives me her educated advice as well as supports me with my personal goals and dreams. I couldn’t ask for a better therapist!!
Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Norma Jean for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She is a really nice therapist and she truly cares and i am very thankful for her help
Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Norma Jean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I really second guessed myself when it came to seeking out therapy. I've had a few sessions with Norma and I found myself in a safe and comfortable environment where I was saying a lot more than I thought I ever would.
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Norma Jean for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management