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About Me

Hi my name is Tavia. I'm a Texas State Board Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a Master's Degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling with an emphasis in Ethnic Minorities from Southern University and A&M College. During my academic work, I was inducted in Chi Sigma Iota, an international honor society. I began my professional counseling journey, working with individuals with disabilities both physical and mental specifically targeting workforce adjustments. Later in my career, I received additional education to provide clinical psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, and families with diverse backgrounds and ranges of concern. In addition, I have formal training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).


My specialties includes creating strategies and support building to address disability issues, trauma, work/life balance, depression, and anxiety provoking thoughts. I believe in a holistic and solution-focused approach to treatment- partnering with individuals to exceed their life goals and feel better about themselves and the future ahead. My therapeutic style involves providing insight, strategies, and realistic tools whenever possible to help you have a workable blueprint for the following days, months, and years to come. If this aligns with your plan, then I look forward to hearing from you soon.

I'm thrilled you took the initial step to seek support for a more purposefully and happier life! I'm a firm believer that change happens we match desire with our conscious imagination. If you are ready to take that step I am here to walk along side while supporting and empowering you.

Total wellness and restoration,
Tavia J.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Trauma and abuse , Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #76970 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Oct 14, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

She is awesome and very mindful and understanding of the issues I'm having

Written by L.I. on Oct 05, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I have absolutely loved working with Tavia. She is flexible and makes sure to honor your needs. I feel comfortable with her and completely trust her expertise. I love how she gives goals, worksheets, and feedback while challenging me to change. I have seen tangible growth since working with her and I am so grateful for her services.

Written by K.A. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was dragging my feet and skeptical of online therapy at first, now I wish I would have started sooner. Tavia tailors the therapy experience to your needs and includes a wide variety of outside resources, worksheets, and accessibility. Tavia is extremely compassionate and easy to talk to. I have already recommended BetterHelp and Tavia to multiple friends.

Written by B.R. on Aug 17, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Tavia's counseling has provided me with the best avenues of how to help myself first to offer my best self to others! I love the way she patiently adapts her sessions to fit my needs. Thank you, Tavia, for all that you do!

Written by S.A. on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

My experience Tavia as my counselor has been everything that I could have hoped for. She makes you think on a different level and the conversation that you have with her really stays with you. Personally I am not much of a talker, but she makes it easy to open up and you can really tell that she wants you to achieve your goals. I look forward to my sessions, and couldn’t have asked for a better counselor.

Written by D.A. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 3 months

I highly recommend Tavia James. I have been counseling with her for the past 4 months and have made major progress. She is patient with me and allows me to work through everything at my own pace. I am so happy that I made the decision to start talking with her!

Written by B.R. on Jun 14, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Tavia is amazing. I came into therapy a bit unsure of what the experience would be but I quickly became grateful I made this step through working with Tavia. She challenges things I thought were my truths and pushes me to relearn and unlearn things that may hinder my progress. Her homework and worksheets make me realize that therapy is more than a weekly session and is ongoing self work. I’m very grateful to have found a counselor such as her!

Written by P.A. on Jun 02, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Tavia has helped me on so many levels and now I’m in a much better mindset than I was when I first started. I’m also practicing a lot of exercises she has recommended for what I’ve been going through and it’s only going up from here! She’s great and I couldn’t have imagined someone else as my counselor.

Written by M.I. on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Tavia has given me the tools to ease my anxiety about certain situations happening in my life right now. I know so much more about mental health and anxiety than I ever have before

Written by M.I. on Feb 05, 2021 after therapy with Tavia for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Tavia is willing to collaborate with me on my treatment plan and doesn’t shy away from the interpersonal challenges that arise between us. I value her knowledge and views on the goals I want to work towards. I am blessed to have her in my life!

Written by E.R. on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 7 months on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Tavia does a great job of listening and helping me to sort out my thoughts. She is very encouraging and kind!

Written by K.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Tavia has helped me consistently, reliably, and whole-heartedly through my journey and time with her. I highly recommend her to anyone that needs help with life coping skills and CBT. She was always able to recognize my problems when I couldn't and provided numerous resources and guidance material each month. She's positively wonderful!

Written by P.E. on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tavia is a wonderful person to have as part of my support system. She leads insightful conversations, provides me things to work on offline, and is super responsive to chats. I enjoy working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking for a positive, professional, and compassionate counselor.

Written by J.U. on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is great! Always makes you feel proud about yourself.

Written by D.E. on Aug 27, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Tavia is so helpful and is such a great person to work with. She is amazing and really has helped me a lot. Im excited to continue my journey with her guidance

Written by A.M. on Aug 14, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and anger management

Although I have only had 3 sessions with Tavia thus far, I am very confident and happy with her as a counselor, and look forward to continue working with her. The resources and work sheets she utilizes are one of my favorite parts of our sessions to keep me on track. Happy I was paired with her.

Written by K.E. on Aug 13, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Tavia James is like the friend that will listen and then give you feedback from a counselors point of view. She helps you to dig deep to understanding certain problems. Helping you to set boundaries for your situation. She challenges you to actually speaking, I don’t know isn’t a answer she accepts and I’m appreciative of that, majority of the time I know, it’s just my coping mechanism. I’d refer her and BetterHelp to everybody.

Written by X.A. on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Tavia has dramatically help guide my life in a better direction. She listens to what I’m saying and provides great feedback.

Written by A.L. on Jun 23, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Tavia is the best! I finally have found an equally kind and goal-oriented counselor that is helping me tap into who I’m supposed to be.

Written by C.A. on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion

She’s awesome and patient!

Written by S.A. on May 25, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Although I’ve only met with Tavia a few times, I am confident in her knowledge and thankful for her sessions!

Written by S.A. on Apr 10, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Tavia is very kind and understanding. She pushes you to be your best self, and her genuine nature is a breath of fresh air.

Written by K.E. on Mar 06, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 2 weeks on issues concerning coaching, and adhd

She has been very responsive and understanding of my personal goals and issues.

Written by D.E. on Feb 26, 2020 after therapy with Tavia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Tavia you are always there to talk things through with me. Thank you for putting up with my thoughts